Madhatter II

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30 March 2012 | Paynesville
18 December 2011 | Lakes Entrance
17 December 2011 | Eden
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16 November 2011 | Pittwater

On Board

17 December 2011 | Eden
Phill
Madhatter got in early this morning which gave Rod and Helen a few hours shut eye. Once on board we took off pretty much right away to take advantage or the fair weather. We were escorted out of Twofold Bay by a small pod of dolphins which stayed with us until south of Green Cape. Picked up another pod further south, slightly large, about 50 or so. They stayed with us until Gabo Island came into sight.
Winds started to pick up as we neared Bass Strait and were blowing in the low thirties as we past Mallacoota. By the time we had reached Point Hicks the wind was steadily increasing from the north east and the main sail was reefed twice to reduce the area.
We were hit with 50 knot winds which threw the main boom over violently with an almighty crash which woke up Rod and saw him exit the cabin without touching the companionway stairs. Pretty impressive.
The winds continued to gust in excess of 50 and we bare poled still maintaining approx.6 knots and continued on into the night.
Comments
Vessel Name: Madhatter II
Vessel Make/Model: Roberts Mauritius 43 Centre Cockpit
Hailing Port: Paynesville, Victoria, Australia
Crew: Leanne Clingan and Phill Chappell
About: Phill is current serving police officer having completed 33 years service Leanne is a retired hairdresser/business manager
Extra: “Do not lose hold of your dreams or aspirations. For if you do, you may still exist but you have ceased to live.” — Henry David Thoreau
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