Smooth Operator (SB-509)

"I haven't seen such a scruffy bunch of men as you for ages" one of the sailors laughed. "You'll all need a good scrub up before they'll let you lot out on the town. " (Of Guns, Revenge and Hope. -David Lawrence Young)

Smooth Operator Reaching North to Coffs Harbour

25 July 2015 | Coral Sea
JM / Image MM (facebook)
Update: 20:00hrs Saturday

Report from the watch; Jock reporting perfect sailing conditions in the early evening with pressure starting to ease off. Currently 10 NM off Port Stephens steering 34 degrees at 8.1kt.

'The Principal' contemplating squeezing the cork out of a bottle of home grow Red...
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Smooth Operator departed Sydney this morning 6 hrs ahead of the CYCA Gold Coast fleet in a moderate Westerly that will prevail into Sunday before conditions become lighter during the morning.

As of 1600 Loyal had caught the boys with the rest of the larger boats bearing down on the Smoothy.

There have been reports from the racing fleet this afternoon of debris in the water, causing some concern. Race control are investigating the possibility the green coloured aluminium like flotsam may have been discarded from Smooth Operator in the later part of the day...

More to come...
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Vessel Name: Smooth Operator (SB-509)
Vessel Make/Model: Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 509
Hailing Port: Martha Cove Marina, Port Phillip, Australia
Crew: Kapitano, Jock (away in Siberia for the winter) Juzzy, Cupboards, Grumpy, Grunter, The Principal, Fairweather, The Bitch, Di & Eileen, plus ring-ins
About: "I haven't seen such a scruffy bunch of men as you for ages" one of the sailors laughed. "You'll all need a good scrub up before they'll let you lot out on the town. " (Of Guns, Revenge and Hope. - David Lawrence Young)
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