Anchorages in Akaroa

Thanks to John Milligan and the Akaroa Cruisers Group for this great information. ANCHORAGES IN AKAROA HARBOUR Anti-clockwise from French Bay Red Point (E):                        43° 48.02S, 172° 57.1E NE, N, NW day anchoring and dinghy visiting; overnight anchoring and dinghy visiting in favourable conditions (i.e when strong southerly winds not expected) anchoring and dinghy…

Making a Yacht Safety Diagram

Originally posted on Astrolabe Sailing:
Here in New Zealand, there are strict rules on the safety equipment that boats need to carry on board if they are competing in any yacht races, and also if they are intending on sailing offshore (both racing and cruising). Internationally registered vessels are exempt from these requirements, however I…

Haku II – Crossing the Tasman

Trans Tasman and Home February 2013 Time flew by and my four trans-Tasman crew arrived at the end of the Wooden Boat Festival. I was a bit dubious of them at first, fearing that anyone who wanted to sail trans-Tasman was probably not someone who was good for the boat. But everything worked out very…

Haku Sails Tasmania

Following on from Haku’s cruise down the East Coast of Tasmania. Click here to read that post first. 11 Jan 2013 Update from Bass Strait A short respite from fierce Southerlies presented itself yesterday in the form of a day and a half of N’lies up to 30kt. The next potential window in a week…

Haku Sails the East Coast of Australia

To read previous posts in this series you can click on these links: Haku Sails to Vanuatu The Solomon Islands Sailing to Australia 2 Jan 2013 Jervis Bay NSW 35 04.134S, 150 41.396E The Aussie Coast has been teriffic but hard work too. Our stops have been at a mixture of marinas, river mouths, islands…

A Club – by Sue

A Club The Little Ships Club fills a hole for people who are not as active as they used to be but love to potter on their boats and still get out occasionally. I looked round the ward room of the Naval Point Club at the bright-eyed, mostly elderly members of the Little Ships Club…

Sailing Ballistic From Nelson to Waikawa

Delivery of Ballistic Delivery of “Ballistic” Nelson – Anchorage,Torrent Bay – Tasman Bay – Coppermine Bay, Durville Island – French Pass – Cape Jackson via the Chetwoods – Resolution Bay-Waikawa. By Matt Hunter Oscar, Milllie and I loaded the boat with provisions and set out for Anchorage from Nelson Marina Friday afternoon. We motored gently on a heading of…