Passion for Cruising

Vessel Name: Truest Passion
Vessel Make/Model: Seawind 1160 Catamaran
Hailing Port: Southport
Crew: Stuart Simpson & Nanette Black
18 May 2012 | Mooloolaba
02 November 2011 | Mooloolaba Marina
30 October 2011 | Sandy Straits
29 October 2011 | Bundaberg
27 October 2011 | Pancake Creek
26 October 2011 | Great Keppel Island
25 October 2011 | Pearl Bay
24 October 2011 | Middle Percy Island
21 October 2011 | Mackay Marina
16 October 2011 | Mackay Marina
14 October 2011 | Goldsmith Island
13 October 2011 | Turtle Bay Whitsundays
12 October 2011 | Gloucester Passage
11 October 2011 | Bowen
10 October 2011 | Rattlesnake Island
09 October 2011 | Haycock Island
08 October 2011 | Hinchinbrook Channel
07 October 2011 | Dunk Island
06 October 2011 | Fitzroy Island
02 October 2011 | Half Moon Bay Marina
Recent Blog Posts
18 May 2012 | Mooloolaba

Good News-Bad News

Hello to all our yachtie friends, it is so long again since I have posted a blog, but the moment has at last arrived that I can talk to you all.

02 November 2011 | Mooloolaba Marina


The last lap, so we left Garry’s Anchorage at 5.50am to catch the incoming tide to cross the bar. No wind at all. We started down the “mad mile” towards the bar crossing – not for the faint hearted today, it was like a washing machine, however the largest wave we saw was about 3 metres. Finally [...]

30 October 2011 | Sandy Straits

Yankee Jack Creek

Off yet again at 5.45 am, I was almost sleepwalking as the skipper did his usual, go, go, now.........

29 October 2011 | Bundaberg

Nearly Home

We had a lovely quiet day in the creek, we even played cards and Scrabble, beaten again!!!

27 October 2011 | Pancake Creek

Dawn Start

Up at 4.30am [we must be mad]! To get to Pancake Creek before tomorrow, when a S Easter is forecast, means a very long haul today. We will pass Cape Capricorn at about 10am before sailing down the outside of Curtis Island and Gladstone etc.

26 October 2011 | Great Keppel Island

Another Ripper!!

Another day, this time up at 5am and underway at 5.40am. The water is like oil, not a breath of wind. The clouds are quite heavy at present, but it is very early yet.

Round the Cans

30 July 2010 | Kota Kinabalu
Yes, there is MORE.
The first race was at 11.20am again, and was a long triangle in the bay. We had a good start, and I sailed the windward leg {how about that Richard and Irene??} to the first mark. We finished that race in first place, beating the gun boat Out of the Bag. This was the only race that they lost.
The second and final race was held after a short lunch rest, this started with a good breeze, and again we were chasing Out Of The Bag, however a miracle, as soon as they crossed the finish line, THE WIND DIED, and we had to be content with another second place. Amazing luck, as this was the second time that the wind had died after they crossed the line. Bill, the skipper of Out of The Bag commented that he had never seen an 1160 sailed as fast as ours, not bad considering that we are in cruising mode and very heavy. Thank you again to John Penfold at UK Halsey in Sydney for a magnificent set of sails.
Overall, we came second in a five race series with I think a very creditable, 2,3,2,1,2 result. There were a total of 8 cats in our division. 39 yachts in all.
To David and Xtsea we are trying to keep up with you!
WE now have four lovely trophies on the shelf, but oh dear, more weight!
The Borneo events have been outstanding, and the finale last night, incredible. We really complimented the Tourism Minister who awarded us the trophies.
We can recommend to all yachties that they enter the Sail Malaysia Rally to the East, and include the
The only downside is total and utter exhaustion!!

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