Malua Adams 42ft Cruising Yacht

Malua is a 42ft cruising yacht built by its master Harry Watson Smith. We have cruised the Pacific and am now in the Med. Currently Malua is in Greece after cruising Croatia and Italy. Spending time in the lagoon in Venice. 2010 western Italy

11 April 2014 | Batemans Bay
14 October 2013 | Deltaville
11 May 2012
11 September 2011
20 June 2011
29 July 2010
25 July 2010
10 June 2010
06 June 2010
28 May 2010
23 May 2010
22 May 2010 | Greece
11 May 2010
11 May 2010 | Preveza

Malua return to Australia

11 April 2014 | Batemans Bay
I entered Sydney Harbour on 7 November after a interesting sail south along the NSW coast. A severe thunderstorm off The Hawksbury reminded me how dangerous it can be close to shore. The rain came down so hard I could not see the bow and the winds as always in these conditions came from the south then switched to the north. As the wind and rain started I dropped all sails and started to motor off shore. Thankfully it only lasted less than an hour but I had run before the wind to enter Pittwater. I decided not to go in to The Basin but shelter behind the headland in America Bay. A lovely quite anchorage.

I went round to The Basic to meet Sundancer ii when they arrived after a very wet ride south along the same NSW coast as I. Good to see them again after last meeting in French Polynesia.
It was now time for me to enter Sydney Harbour; the start of this adventure sailing around (not round) the world. It was a slow sail into the southerly and I entered through the heads on the 7 November 2014 and back to the Fish Market. I was welcomed by the family and the youngest crew member Theo who enjoyed a short sail on the harbour.

Iain came on board for the cruise south down the coast back to Batemans Bay. We had to wait for the high tide before we crossed the river bar to enter the Clyde River and the marina. I have been allocated a place in the rejuvenated marina. I did not have to bribe anyone nor did I have to approach the Registrar of Cooperatives to investigate the managers. What a refreshing change in the ten years I have been away. I do hope the new owners have success and are able to break the strangle hold of the vested interest which have held the marina back for more than 20 years.
The Bay Post came to interview me which was an experience. All they wanted to know was the dangers faced and the disasters. Mine was not a great story but got printed anyway.
Malua is now undergoing a major refit and upgrade to all the little things I did not complete when I set off in September 2004 sailing south to Tasmania Hobart then on to New Zealand and the circumference of the Tasman Sea.
This blog will be updated as I achieve some mile stones with Malua. But keep in touch either through my Facebook or Malua web site or Malua's Facebook.

Malua in the USA

14 October 2013 | Deltaville
Malua left France in August 2012 after spending more than six years cruising. It was a great time but the time had come when we had seen most of the countries, the authorities were starting to tax yachts because the country had run out of money and wanted to get it from the rich yotties.
I prepared Malua sailed south through the Straits of Gibraltar and then to Portugal and on to Madeira. From there to Morocco and the Canaries. The Atlantic crossing was easy with not much wind or waves. We did it in 20 days an average speed. From Barbados I sailed north through the island chain of the West Indies to Cuba where I spent a month. From there a challenging sail to Florida and then north to the Chesapeake and on to New York and Long Island Sound to make a turn at Rhode Island.
Malua is now on the hard in Deltaville.
In January Malua will cruise south to the Bahamas and Cuba before Jamaica and the Panama Canal. I will stop in the Galapagos on my way west reaching Australia in July/August.

Summer of 2012

11 May 2012
The leaves are turning red here in Australia. It is time to take the big bird north for my tenth summer in a row. I must say at the moment here in Canberra one cant call the nights summer. the temperature fall to zero and some nights we do have frost. The days are fins and at least pleasant. Sydney had 28 C yesterday which cant be called winter.
The plans this year are to put Malua in the water in July/August and sail westwards. Yes right across the Atlantic. I will follow the classic route of sailing south from Spain until the butter melts then turn to starboard until I can smell the rum of the Caribbean. Simple really, just a bit of execution to undertake. I have been very lucky to find two great people to accompany me on the crossing. a Kiwi fellow who appears to be a very good sailor and a younger kiwi who will use his muscles to assist the old blokes - not that the electric winches wont be working!
Only a few more sleeps before I leave for Paris and a slight detour to the UK
Vessel Name: Malua
Vessel Make/Model: Adams 42 Bluewater
Hailing Port: Batemans Bay NSW Australia
Crew: Harry Watson Smith
About: I have sailed all my life originally in South Africa then Australia. The Mediterranean across the Atlantic to the Caribbean and up the east coast of USA. Left USA for Panama Canal to Galapagos to Polynesia then west to Tonga,Fiji, Vanuatu on to Australia
Extra:
I completed the vessel after having hull and deck trucked to Canberra. We have sailed to Tasmania and cruised the Pacific. Malua was shipped to the Med where we sailed from Spain to Turkey during 2007. During 2008 we sailed north up the Turkish coast thru the Dardenelles to Istanbul then back to [...]
Home Page: http://www.malua.com.au
Malua's Photos - (Main)
Turkey was a change to the dry barren islands of Greece. It had great trees and wonderful bus walks
34 Photos
Created 6 February 2008
We spent more than two windy months in The Greek Islands.
59 Photos
Created 6 February 2008
5 Photos
Created 4 March 2007
22 Photos
Created 1 December 2006
34 Photos
Created 1 December 2006
14 Photos
Created 1 December 2006

Malua

Who: Harry Watson Smith
Port: Batemans Bay NSW Australia