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Mooloolaba, QLD to Sydney, NSW to meet Jessica & Ella's Pink Lady.

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New Plymouth to Mooloolaba, Solo Trans-Tasman Challenge 2010

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Monday, May 4, 2009

Bass Strait Crossing

Iron Pot, Entrance to Derwent River TAS
The Hazards, Freycinet Peninsula TAS
Wineglass Bay TASDaggerboard Vibration

28th April 2009

POS S -36 25.537’
E +150 04.361’

Departed Chinaman’s Bay @ 0730, wind SW 20 kts. Heading outside Schouten Island with double reefed main and jib – wing & wing. Diverted to Wineglass Bay with a huge vibration in the port rudder, wind was now blowing 30 knots and we dropped the jib.
Dropped the anchor in Wineglass Bay @ 1315 for a late lunch and checked out the rudder problem. A quick alignment check for the rudders, all OK. Found lots of weed around the dagger boards instead which caused the vibration.

Departed Wineglass Bay @ 1550 after final checks for the strait crossing. Wind SW 20 knots changing to S which peaked at 35 knots during the night. Triple Reefed Main only for the rest of the night, very rough with a large swell and breaking crests. Wind gradually easing during the day, 15-20 knots for rest of the trip across. Arrived at Bermagui on Thursday 30th April @ 1200 after a crossing of 44 hours, covering 416 nm’s.

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