NX 25 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS WILLIAMSTOWN MAY 2018

This year I had no intent to go to the Nationals. New job, family commitments, etc, etc. Too many “excuses” said our stellar helmsman Matt! In the end we entered just before the cutoff, and put in place a plan where Matt and Reedy towed the boat the 700 km from Canberra to Williamstown while …

MARLAY POINT OVERNIGHT RACE 2018

PREPARATION Well we’ve decided to do the 50th Marlay Point Overnight Race! Well over 200 entries this year, so instead of a single start there will be three start sequences separated by 10 mins – what could possible go wrong for a night time start with that many boats? Unlike previous years, there has been …

WHITSUNDAYS TRIP 29 SEP – 3 OCT 2017

DAY 12 – FRI 29 SEP Hamilton to Plantation Bay, Lindeman Island Had a great day yesterday – just hanging out around the Island, resting and writing the blog. The Admiral’s back has started to play up, and she is really enjoying the opportunity to stand fully upright (which this boat size doesn’t really allow …

WHITSUNDAY TRIP 21-28 SEP 2017

DAY 5 – FRI 22 SEP Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island Got up early and prepared to sail across to Hamilton Island. When attempting to tilt the outboard engine up on the tender just prior to departure, I discovered that the tilt mechanism was broken. Rang HI to see if they had a recommended Yamaha …

CANBERRA YC RACING SEASON 2017/18

Well its great to be back on the water even if it is only for one race, before we head off to the Whitsundays for the better part of a month! I think we are all getting old – one of the crew has recently had a shoulder reconstruction and is out until the New …

NX25 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS GEELONG MAY 2017

So after a great National’s last year, another last minute decision was made to compete in  the NX25 National Championships 2017 held at Royal Geelong Yacht Club. While Matt might refer to it the as the “Noelex Intergalactics”, Reedy was very happy to participate in our “Jayco Caravan Racing”! Quo Vadis was already in Melbourne, having …

CANBERRA YC RACING SEASON 2016/17

CANT’ WAIT FOR SAILING SEASON!! Having not raced the boat, in fact not even been sailing since the Nationals in May, we are really looking forward to the commencement of the new sailing season. There  are 28 races scheduled combining – 10 Championship Races, 10 Short Course Races, and 8 Pointscore races. In addition there are 17 twilight …