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Created by MorningBird 2 months ago, 9 Oct 2018
MorningBird
NSW, 2013 posts
9 Oct 2018 7:30PM
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My crew for Lord Howe this year has had to pull out due to medical problems.
Experienced offshore sailors interested in crewing MB for a two week short handed adventure in November please PM me.

nswsailor
NSW, 1131 posts
9 Oct 2018 10:04PM
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So sailing after what date?

MorningBird
NSW, 2013 posts
10 Oct 2018 5:47AM
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nswsailor said..
So sailing after what date?


The Neds Beach BBQ is on Tuesday 20 Nov.
Weather permitting depart Sydney Tuesday 13th (early, stay onboard Monday night with a feed onboard or at Drummoyne Sailing Club). Get to Lord Howe Friday or maybe Saturday. High tide Friday is 1536 at 1.51m. We couldn't get in later than about 1600. Next opportunity is about 1530 Saturday.
Spend a couple of days onboard in the lagoon and then maybe ashore for Monday and Tuesday nights, or only Tuesday night. Getting back to the boat at night after the BBQ in any but the calmest conditions isn't safe.
Depart Lord Howe Wednesday (weather permitting) on the tide at 0725 and back in Sydney by Sunday or so. If we miss that tide we should make it out that evening on a 1931 tide of 1.77m and 1905 sunset
I am overseas, back Friday but then off to Adelaide until 26 Oct.
The only maintenance I am aware of right now is to replace a section of corroded stainless pipe in the exhaust. She is booked for a slipping on 7 Nov at Gladesville for an anti foul and an insurance survey.
I'll do an inventory of tools and spares etc and complete any other work that arises before the slipping.
Once all that is done and she is seaworthy a one day shakedown sail.
If all good stock up fuel, water and victuals.
It s going to be a busy time but I'm hopeful it should work out.

cazou34
NSW, 82 posts
11 Oct 2018 3:05PM
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what is the best season and weather pattern for a trip to lord howe?

Ramona
NSW, 4538 posts
11 Oct 2018 5:45PM
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cazou34 said..
what is the best season and weather pattern for a trip to lord howe?


The CYCA used to have a race to Lord Howe. I would suggest the time of year they held the race must be the best.

MorningBird
NSW, 2013 posts
11 Oct 2018 6:20PM
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Ramona said..

cazou34 said..
what is the best season and weather pattern for a trip to lord howe?



The CYCA used to have a race to Lord Howe. I would suggest the time of year they held the race must be the best.


It was the Gosford to Lord Howe race put on by Gosford Yacht Club, held at the end of October. It went out of favour maybe 10 years ago.

The BBQ rally held in November, which I try to get to, arose when a few yachts were refused race entries because of limited moorings in the lagoon. They said we will go the following week and make a rally of it.

November isn't a bad time to go. The very strong nor easters aren't yet in, although they can be quite strong sometimes. The East Australia Current can create a passage plan problem but not as bad as later in the year.

High summer the nor easters and the strong EAC can make getting there a struggle. Mid winter the westerlies often close the lagoon and make getting home a major challenge.

Ramona
NSW, 4538 posts
11 Oct 2018 6:37PM
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My yacht with the previous owners did the Pittwater to Lord Howe '97 and '98

MorningBird
NSW, 2013 posts
27 Oct 2018 7:14PM
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Unfortunately MB will not be going to Lord Howe again this year. I have been away for 13 weeks and haven't been able to organise crew nor get to the boat to get her seaworthy.
After 3 successful trips it is looking very unlikely I will be sailing her there again.
If anybody is after a very good S&S34 in Sydney give me a call.

sydchris
NSW, 159 posts
29 Oct 2018 9:06AM
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MorningBird said..

Ramona said..


cazou34 said..
what is the best season and weather pattern for a trip to lord howe?




The CYCA used to have a race to Lord Howe. I would suggest the time of year they held the race must be the best.



It was the Gosford to Lord Howe race put on by Gosford Yacht Club, held at the end of October. It went out of favour maybe 10 years ago.




The race to Lord Howe was originally run by the Gosford Aquatic Club; when that folded the Gosford Sailing Club took it over. It was run in October each year which was a perfect qualifier and training run for Hobart. Many vessels including mine entered year after year and kept the race alive, until for the 39th race a new Race Director came along and decided the race would be held in April, with the hope of attracting a "more competitive fleet". Alas, we didn't feel welcome in the new regime so we stopped going, and the race folded two years later.

MorningBird
NSW, 2013 posts
29 Oct 2018 1:11PM
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sydchris said..

MorningBird said..


Ramona said..



cazou34 said..
what is the best season and weather pattern for a trip to lord howe?





The CYCA used to have a race to Lord Howe. I would suggest the time of year they held the race must be the best.




It was the Gosford to Lord Howe race put on by Gosford Yacht Club, held at the end of October. It went out of favour maybe 10 years ago.





The race to Lord Howe was originally run by the Gosford Aquatic Club; when that folded the Gosford Sailing Club took it over. It was run in October each year which was a perfect qualifier and training run for Hobart. Many vessels including mine entered year after year and kept the race alive, until for the 39th race a new Race Director came along and decided the race would be held in April, with the hope of attracting a "more competitive fleet". Alas, we didn't feel welcome in the new regime so we stopped going, and the race folded two years later.


That is what I have been told. The BBQ Rally arose when the race was still happening. Nigel Stoke, owner of Fidelis, was told he couldn't do the race because it was 'full'. He then contacted a few others and they went the following week. It has now been going for over 15 years with a core group of maybe 6-8 boats and the same number who may do only the one trip.



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