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Lord Howe Crew

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Created by MorningBird A week ago, 9 Oct 2018
MorningBird
NSW, 1988 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, 1096 posts
9 Oct 2018 10:04PM
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So sailing after what date?

MorningBird
NSW, 1988 posts
Wednesday , 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, 54 posts
Thursday , 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, 4388 posts
Thursday , 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, 1988 posts
Thursday , 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, 4388 posts
Thursday , 11 Oct 2018 6:37PM
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My yacht with the previous owners did the Pittwater to Lord Howe '97 and '98



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