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.

Another great Snorkel!

07 September 2010 | Pulau Lankayan
We sailed to P Lankayan, catching a rather large barracuda on the way, and stayed 2 nights, another great snorkel, seeing many fabulous coloured fish. On the 9th we left there at 5.45am, just dawn, a great 15kt breeze at 60 degrees, and covered the first ten miles in 1hour 15 minutes. 64 miles for the day to P Banggi
On the tenth, anchor up at 6.16am, after a night with two short sharp, but noisy storm squalls. Little sleep. Covered 23 miles only to the northern tip of Borneo, Kg Gumandang, wind hard on the nose. It was not worth starting down the west coast of Borneo as the seas would be awful with wind on the nose and current of 1.8kts against . We will wait 24hrs and see if the weather changes.
11th September, Still at anchor, wind still strong SW, too much on the nose for the distance to go. A major repair needed as well, the stitching and webbing on the main let go at the head. Stuart has now spent hours re stiching and re webbing as a temporary measure. The whole sail now needs a full repair and all webbing etc replaced. We hope to hang on until Phuket, where Mr Ket did an excellent repair on both headsails earlier this year, also much cheaper than Taskers.

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