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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

Hobart or BUST

Whale Head TAS
Recherche Bay TAS
Coalbins Bay TAS
Heavy Rain, Kettering TAS
14th March 2009

POS S -42 53.909’
E +147 20.086’

Departed the Bins, Recherche Bay @ 0845 and motored into a thick sea mist. Played dodgem’s with the extensive kelp beds out off Actaeon Island and Black Reef. The mist cleared and the wind was from NNE, still very light. Put up the sails for brief periods of time, still not much wind. Looks like we will be motoring all the way back to Hobart. It’s either too much wind or not enough wind. At 1430 hit by heavy rain and very low visibility, it’s blowing 40+ knots from the South. Just off Kettering dodging the ferry that’s heading back from Bruny Island plus a couple other boats, radar on and eyes peeled. Started sailing @ 1540 with main, reacher and staysail now heading up the Derwent River with Hobart in sight. Arrived back @ 1720 to the RYCT Marina, covering 58.1 nm in 8 hrs 47 mins @ AVE 6.6 kts.

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