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Diomedea is a Van de Stadt Tasman 48
The Shining Sea
19/01/2011

My art collection

19. Coastal cruising
Wooden Boats
David and Andrea
19/10/2010, Sydney

The crew of Diomedea went to the Wooden Boat Show and had a look at some golden oldies. We liked the entirely non-mechanical yacht from France, Gretel II, Boomerang, the cray boat Julienne, and well ... just about all of them.
See the photo gallery.

19. Coastal cruising
Big Waves
David and Andrea
23/08/2010, Sydney

We sailed from Sydney to Newcastle on Friday the 13th of August. The winds were forecast SW at 20-30 but we experienced pure southerly of this strength. The main feature of the day was the extremely large seaway generated by a low in the Tasman. We had sets of swell all day of 5-6 metres. This was confirmed on the Sydney Waverider buoy, which also recorded an 11 metre wave at 10 that morning! I thought some of them looked rather large. Of course we had 2-3 m seas on top of this. The Tuggerah reef near Norah Head was breaking enormously. Avoid. We left Kirribilli at 7am and were in Newcastle at 4pm. Diomedea was fantastic.

19. Coastal cruising
Sailing to Pittwater
David and Andrea
26/07/2010

We had a quick trip up to Pittwater on a rare sunny day.

19. Coastal cruising
Diomedea in Print
David and Andrea
26/07/2010

The blog has gone quiet but we have not been idle. David has had a few articles published in Cruising Helmsman and finally has made the cover. See it here.

19. Coastal cruising
Flat Water Sailing
David and Andrea
26/04/2010, NSW Coast

Sailing south from Newcastle with 15-20 kt NW breeze. No swell or waves. Fantastic conditions. We sat on 8-9kts. Sadly the wind built to 25 knots after Norah Head and we ripped the spinnaker getting it down.

19. Coastal cruising

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