Graf Spee

08 January 2013 | Auckland
13 May 2012 | Auckland, New Zealand
16 September 2010 | Port Philip Bay
16 September 2010 | Port Philip Bay - Geelong
16 September 2010 | Port Philip Bay - Geelong
16 September 2010 | Port Philip Bay
25 July 2010 | port philip bay
25 July 2010 | port philip bay
01 July 2010 | port philip bay
27 June 2010 | Port philip bay
27 June 2010 | port philip bay - yes it's true!
27 June 2010 | port philip bay
27 June 2010 | port philip bay
26 June 2010 | Victoria, Australia
14 June 2010 | bass strait
14 June 2010 | port philip bay
14 June 2010 | port philip bay
13 June 2010 | port philip bay
13 June 2010 | bass strait

Auckland sailing

08 January 2013 | Auckland
Dk
We have been working our way around the islands in and near auckland, great coves around waiheke island for anchoring. Great day sailing and plenty to explore. Having to wait out the flow on effects of the cyclone season in the pacific, a couple of heavy wind days have kept us local, however a break in the weather is in the way!

Graf spee has benefited from a good clean up in the interim!

Back to the sailing

greetings from Auckland!

13 May 2012 | Auckland, New Zealand
dk
Well, I am in Auckland, Graf Spee is about to leave Sydney - tomorrow in fact to make her first ocean passage across the Tasman to Auckland!

We have relocated for work, after all, Auckland is sailing mecca!

Paul has a crew of 4 that are making the crossing - Paul, John B, Mick D, and Eddie.

The boat is packed and ready for the adventure, I will be the welcoming party - and our toy poodle Nikki when they make land at Opua around the end of May.
So good winds and fair sailing to the Graf Spee crew!!

M2G

16 September 2010 | Port Philip Bay
dk
the koelmeyer crew on Graf Spee

M2G

16 September 2010 | Port Philip Bay - Geelong
dk
more good shots

M2G

16 September 2010 | Port Philip Bay - Geelong
dk
more steb fisher race shots!

dk rail-bait!

M2G - passage race to Geelong

16 September 2010 | Port Philip Bay
DK
Graf Spee making her way to Geelong in the Melbourne to Geelong race last weekend.

We had two crew join us, Patricia L and Natalie S from RBYC. Patricia is a very experienced 'yachtie' who really got the best out of Graf Spee.

The photo is taken by Steb Fisher the 'official' picture man for the ORCV - and he has taken some great shots of us in action - not the sort of photos you get without sitting in a dingy watching the action pass you by!

We managed a respectable 3rd in our division which is great given it is our first real race and we managed it with a No 3 jib in 10 knots of wind - and yes we are thinking gennaker.

more photos to come!
Vessel Name: Graf Spee
Vessel Make/Model: Hanse 375
Hailing Port: Melbourne
Crew: dk & pk
About: sailing for 2yrs +sailed Graf Spee to Sydney in July this year from Melbourne. Graf Spee currently in NSW and we spend time cruising the coast and national parks.
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Preparing to cross the Tasman to head to Auckland on the 14 May 2012. Job relocation has created the opportunity to sail Graf Spee to Auckland on its first ocean passage. Paul has a crew of 4 and will depart on Monday for the first adventure! In the meantime I will prepare to meet them in [...]
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Graf Spee

Who: dk & pk
Port: Melbourne