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)

Melbourne, here we come!

29 December 2015 | Newcastle
JM
LATEST NEWS:

'Smooth Operator' is currently preparing for the final 'legs' south departing Newcastle at 0500hrs Wednesday (30/12/15) en-route to Sydney then onward to the beautiful waters of Port Phillip Bay. The trip back from AHIRW has been an adventure that is yet to write the final chapter.

Latest news from the boat suggests the delivery crew are 'Locked and Loaded' for the early start. However, updates via SMS from the Kapitano are certainly putting the noble plans in doubt though. The festivities appear to be in full swing...

Rock Star delivery crew Juzzy & Fair Weather (minus a few digits) are scheduled to pick up the Smoothy early Saturday the get the beast home.

Kapitano is on notice that the Rock Stars assume the fridge will be in order prior to departure. At the current rate of consumption there are some concerns!

'Cupboards' will be joining the crew for the ride home and we all look forward to recapping the story on how 'Cupboards' got his nickname, its been recycled 100 times but is going to get another run anyway, it's a pisser!

Just a bit of housekeeping before the Ed wraps up this post, the 'Grumpy Hat' has gone missing... If you've seen it please let me know...... It was last seen at Hamilton Island, any new info will be treated in the strictest of confidence. Hopefully the missing item can be returned to the boat sooner rather than later....

Predict Wind modelling is indicating Easterlies into next week, its early but fingers are crossed for the predictions to hold. Updates will be posted as the prognosis develops.

Happy New Year Smoothies!


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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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This is an ideal race for those new to ocean racing with its shorter length (52 miles) and proximity to the coast.
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Created 13 May 2015
Sailed around a Bay course, this event provides a challenge to those who wish to test themselves in a short-handed sailing format, as well as providing valuable training for those who are contemplating participating in the short-handed division of longer races conducted by the ORCV.
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Created 9 May 2015
"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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Created 8 May 2015
Where it all ends I can't fathom, my friends. If I knew, I might toss out my anchor. So I'll cruise along always searchin' for songs, Not a lawyer, a thief or a banker. - Jimmy Buffett
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Created 8 May 2015
This hugely popular 34 nautical mile yacht race on Port Phillip is held each year on Boxing Day and, with a course designed to sail past major bayside locations, it is popular with sailors and spectators alike. Some say there is no better way to work off the excesses of Christmas the day before.
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Created 8 May 2015
Since 1844, the Festival of Sails has played a key part in the Victorian and Australian yachting calendar. Highly competitive and diverse, the event caters to all levels of sailing from high performance racing machines to family cruisers. Evolving over the years, to culminate in its’ current format, the Festival of Sails is an iconic and fun-filled event. It offers something that no other regatta in Australia does, combining first-class racing with a brilliant Shore-side Festival, which sees 100,000 visitors flock to the stunning Geelong waterfront to soak up the summer atmosphere.
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Created 8 May 2015
We are sailing, we are sailing, home again 'cross the sea. We are sailing stormy waters, to be near you, to be free. - Rod Stewart
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Created 8 May 2015
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week is one of Australia’s favourite yachting events and a firm fixture on the international sailing calendar. Competitors, family and friends come together to enjoy the convivial atmosphere and unique camaraderie of the event’s on-water and off-water carnival. Every August, spectators and yachties from around the globe sail to Hamilton Island for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Australia’s largest offshore keel-boat regatta.
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Created 9 January 2014