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Cruise Reports

  • s/v Barefoot

    1/1/19   Hope you guys are doing well and have a great new year.

    Our weather window for coming down to Tasmania happened to coincide with the annual Sydney-Hobart yacht race on Boxing Day. This year about 100 yachts participated. The big boats, 30 meters (about 100 ft) finish in less than 2 days; the 40 footers take a week.

    This year, for the first time, all boats are required to transmit on AIS which was great for us because it meant we could see their position and avoid them if needed. (We transmit as well so they would be aware of our position.) As you know, it's really unusual offshore to have more than more than one or two AIS targets on the screen so I took this shot of the laptop screen with racers closing in on us.

  • Barefoot/Hobart
    s/v Barefoot Sydney/Hobart

    In the photo we are the small red circle. The green boat with the indented stern are racers. The green boats with the flat sterns are cargo ships.

  • The land outlines are on the left side. The islands on the top are the Furneaux Group. The land mass on the lower left is Tasmania. The triangle marks with text along side are the earlier positions of the big boats we monitored on the race radio sked and noted on the chart. The green boats and the yellow boats just north of Tasmania are in a "feeder race" from Launceston to Hobart. The cargo ships across the top are in Bass Strait heading to or from Sydney, Newcastle, Adelaide, and Melbourne.

    Needless to say, the race boats headed toward us on the screen all passed rapidly by without incident, but we enjoyed leading the fleet for a brief time.

    It's quite windy so we're now shifting around in anchorages on the east coast of Tassie and will head south for Hobart in few days.

    Cheers, David and Ros

    s/v Irene - After crossing North West Passage


    InReach text from Peter & Ginger Niemann
    on s/v Irene at Lat 73.492388 Lon -80.71651

    Hi Lee,
    Update from Irene We reached our northernmost point yesterday. Today (for a few days) we wait out a gale, then S bound! Cheers

  • PnG off Bylot Island
  • PnG Snowy
  • PnG Greenland