Quote of the Month

Quote of the Month; The Commodore of the club leads by example, usually he leads round the race track as well-Joe King.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

W.A.F.I.R 2013

Well it started with a nice cruise up from Hastings on Friday With Adele, then the normal challenge getting to the inside of the pontoon (very shallow) at Warneet it was great to see the defender "Xanadu" Terry's pink cat ready as well, soon after Tom arrived with "Hunters Moon" another F31, from Newhaven, and then Jason with "Knot Trying" the F720 extended. Mark, Geoff and lisa the crew were down for pizza and a few drinks at the club. Well the early starters got a good bacon and egg breky, but some of our fellow multihullers missed out. So we headed out to the start area and a couple of the hastings boats were missing but with a couple of minutes to go "Mustang Sally" and "Rainbow 2" turned up but "Sknot" seemed to be abit late, the wind had built to a good 20 + from the ENE so even with the funny sequence (10 5 go) we managed a good start and soon rolled over "Rainbow 2" for a big beat across the top of French Island. As we thought we would be early for the high tide at the hump we decided to tack up the Boulton channel until we could pull up the board untie the rudder and crack of for a great reach to Spit Pt, all was going well with a good lead then the main halyard broke and the sail was down. Mustang and Rainbow were past by the time we had re hoisted on the screacher halyard to the 1st reef and hoisted the kite for a long ride down past Corinella and across to THB now in 2nd place we managed to sort of catch Mustang for a while but it took an hour or so to cross the no wind strong tide gap and eventually managed to cross the line in 2nd place behind a deserving winner Mustang Sally who had the finish line put behind them at MS1 that he missed on the way up, sailing instructions Please. Stoped for a nice swim on the way in.     
Alexander Leon  Corsair Dash 750  Rainbow2 3 0.82 5hrs 51mins 18secs 4.801hrs 4
Bennet Al Farrier F31 Mustang Sally 3 0.784 5hrs 03mins 00secs 3.959hrs 1
Boschma Thomas  Farrier F 31 Hunters Moon 3 0.785 6hrs 28mins 29secs 5.082hrs 6
Calph Chris Farrier F22R Shnot 3 0.8 DNF   DNF
Fishley Shaun  Farrier 31 Frassld 3 0.829 5hrs 42mins 15secs 4.729hrs 3
Onken Tom Hains Hunter Trailer Tramp Triptch 3   DNF   DNF
Pemberton Terry  Macro 25 Xanadu 3 0.684 7hrs 07mins 45secs 4.876hrs 5
Sherwood Jason  Farrier 720TT Knot Tri'ng 3 0.695 6hrs 24mins 05secs 4.449hrs 2
Tapper David  Cirro Struatus 10 Shuttle 3 0.717 DNF   DNF
Wellby Peter Farrier/F22 Mahal Bangka 3 0.858 DNF   DNF

A few videos from Peccadillo surfing waves up Port Phillip Bay

I took some videos as we came into Melbourne through Port Phillip Bay from our Port Lincoln return trip on Peccadillo.

I've also done a bit of a writeup of the trip over on my blog, might like to have a look:


Monday, February 25, 2013

WAFIR 2013

Went out on Sknot for a sail but due to a small problem, like Culpy sooking it was to windy, we had to go back.

Not sure what happened out there and who won, but I believe in Karma and maybe those who had a laugh last year weren't laughing this year?  HAHAHAHA GOTA LUV SAILEN.....

Tell me more, who won and who was laughing??

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Lethal Weapon.

Lethal Weapon, OMR weapon.... Well it could be my weapon, offer is on the table so we can start sailing again while Bare is fixed. What do you all think?

Sunday, February 10, 2013


Peccadillo is about to go through the Port Phillip heads on the way to Adelaide to compete in the Adelaide - Port Lincoln race and then the Port Lincoln race week, good luck Charles and Crew, if you want to watch their progress have a look at the AIS tracker its great, we can even see your tack angles? http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/default.aspx?centerx=30&centery=25&zoom=2&level1=140