S/Y Skal<br />Whangarei, New Zealand<br />To<br />Sydney, NSW, Australia<br />Nov. 2010 – Jan. 2011<br />
Part 1 - Preparing for the Trip<br />
Upgrades and Improvements<br />Custom made bowsprit with anchor roller <br />Source: Riverside Boat Works<br />Stove and O...
Upgrades and Improvements (continued)<br />New standing rigging<br />Source: Northland Spars and Rigging<br />New Rudder<b...
Upgrades and Improvements (continued)<br />6 Person Life Raft (used)<br />Source: Northland Sea Systems<br />100 Litre Fle...
Upgrades and Improvements (continued)<br />15 Watt Solar Panel<br />Source: Burnsco Marine<br />“Sue” The Windvane Autopil...
Other Things <br />Provisioning<br />Crew<br />Transport, Safety Gear<br />Documentation <br />Australian Maritime Authori...
 Electronic Charts
 GPS and backup unit
Waypoints</li></li></ul><li>Safety<br />Ditch Bag<br /><ul><li> Medicine
 Freshwater
 Food
 Flares
 VHF Radio</li></ul>Jack Lines<br />EPIRB<br /><ul><li> ACR EPIRB
SPOT</li></ul>Life Vests<br />Cat 4 Flare Pack<br />
Very Happy to be going in the water<br />
Splash!<br />
Part 2 - New Zealand to New Caledonia<br />Depart: Opua, Bay of Islands, New Zealand<br />Date: 5 November 2010<br />Arriv...
1 St Day Out, last view of New Zealand<br />
Sunset at sea<br />
The happy crew of S/Y Skal.<br />
½ mile<br />Very tight entrance into the lagoon.<br />
Arrival in New Caledonia<br />
In quarantine having a beer<br />
Flying the French <br />courtesy flag and the Q flag<br />
The big clean<br />
My next crew was patiently waiting in Noumea ready for the next leg<br />
Part 3 - New Caledonia to Australia<br />Depart: Noumea, New Caledonia<br />Date: 17 November 2010<br />Arrive: Noumea New...
Ann at the helm leaving Noumea Harbour <br />
An island inside the reef<br />
Last view of New Caledonia<br />
The Calm before....<br />
...the storm.<br />
Sue performing well in heavy seas.<br />
The storm sails.....never used before.<br />
Ann on watch...taking it all in stride!<br />
Waves getting bigger.  Good job, Sue.<br />
Safe and Sound in Bundaberg.<br />
Part 4 – Bundaberg to Sydney<br />Leg 1<br />Depart: Bundaberg, Queensland<br />Date: 30 December 2010<br />Arrive: Yamba,...
It took three days to get to Bundaberg because of flooding<br />
Beached boats near Marina in Bundaberg.  These were the lucky ones.<br />
Doing 20+ knots down the Bundaberg river.<br />
Barbara hanging on.<br />
The Great Sandy Straights.  Big mistake!<br />
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S/Y Skal NZ to OZ 2010 - 2011

  1. 1. S/Y Skal<br />Whangarei, New Zealand<br />To<br />Sydney, NSW, Australia<br />Nov. 2010 – Jan. 2011<br />
  2. 2. Part 1 - Preparing for the Trip<br />
  3. 3. Upgrades and Improvements<br />Custom made bowsprit with anchor roller <br />Source: Riverside Boat Works<br />Stove and Oven<br />Source: GasQuip<br />New running rigging: lines, blocks, deck organisers, rope clutches and traveller<br />Source: Ronstan<br />Custom Chart Table<br />
  4. 4. Upgrades and Improvements (continued)<br />New standing rigging<br />Source: Northland Spars and Rigging<br />New Rudder<br />Source: G. Marcotte and Riverside Boat Works<br />Mainsail<br />Source: Lee Sails, Hong Kong<br />Rub Rail<br />Source: George Marcotte<br />
  5. 5. Upgrades and Improvements (continued)<br />6 Person Life Raft (used)<br />Source: Northland Sea Systems<br />100 Litre Flexible Water Tank<br />Source: Plastimo<br />Iridium 9555 Satellite Phone (rental)<br />Source: David Berg<br />SPOT GPS Tracker<br />Source: West Marine<br />
  6. 6. Upgrades and Improvements (continued)<br />15 Watt Solar Panel<br />Source: Burnsco Marine<br />“Sue” The Windvane Autopilot<br />Source: South Atlantic Autopilots<br />
  7. 7. Other Things <br />Provisioning<br />Crew<br />Transport, Safety Gear<br />Documentation <br />Australian Maritime Authority<br />Navigation<br /><ul><li> Paper Charts
  8. 8. Electronic Charts
  9. 9. GPS and backup unit
  10. 10. Waypoints</li></li></ul><li>Safety<br />Ditch Bag<br /><ul><li> Medicine
  11. 11. Freshwater
  12. 12. Food
  13. 13. Flares
  14. 14. VHF Radio</li></ul>Jack Lines<br />EPIRB<br /><ul><li> ACR EPIRB
  15. 15. SPOT</li></ul>Life Vests<br />Cat 4 Flare Pack<br />
  16. 16. Very Happy to be going in the water<br />
  17. 17. Splash!<br />
  18. 18. Part 2 - New Zealand to New Caledonia<br />Depart: Opua, Bay of Islands, New Zealand<br />Date: 5 November 2010<br />Arrive: Noumea, New Caledonia<br />Date: 14 November 2010<br />Body of Water: NorthTasman Sea<br />Total Distance: 931 Nautical Miles<br />Crew: Kushila Stein<br />
  19. 19. 1 St Day Out, last view of New Zealand<br />
  20. 20. Sunset at sea<br />
  21. 21. The happy crew of S/Y Skal.<br />
  22. 22. ½ mile<br />Very tight entrance into the lagoon.<br />
  23. 23. Arrival in New Caledonia<br />
  24. 24. In quarantine having a beer<br />
  25. 25. Flying the French <br />courtesy flag and the Q flag<br />
  26. 26. The big clean<br />
  27. 27. My next crew was patiently waiting in Noumea ready for the next leg<br />
  28. 28. Part 3 - New Caledonia to Australia<br />Depart: Noumea, New Caledonia<br />Date: 17 November 2010<br />Arrive: Noumea New Caledonia<br />Date: 24 November 2010<br />Body of Water: Coral Sea<br />Total Distance: 816 Nautical Miles<br />Crew: Ann Christian<br />
  29. 29. Ann at the helm leaving Noumea Harbour <br />
  30. 30. An island inside the reef<br />
  31. 31. Last view of New Caledonia<br />
  32. 32. The Calm before....<br />
  33. 33. ...the storm.<br />
  34. 34. Sue performing well in heavy seas.<br />
  35. 35. The storm sails.....never used before.<br />
  36. 36. Ann on watch...taking it all in stride!<br />
  37. 37. Waves getting bigger. Good job, Sue.<br />
  38. 38. Safe and Sound in Bundaberg.<br />
  39. 39. Part 4 – Bundaberg to Sydney<br />Leg 1<br />Depart: Bundaberg, Queensland<br />Date: 30 December 2010<br />Arrive: Yamba, NSW<br />Date: 6 January 2011<br />Body of Water: Tasman Sea<br />Total Distance: 230 Nautical Miles<br />Crew: Barbara Knight, Amanda Christian<br />Leg 2<br />Depart: Yamba, NSA<br />Date: 27 January 2011<br />Arrive: Sydney, NSW<br />Body of Water: Tasman Sea<br />Total Distance: 351 Nautical Miles<br />Date: 29 January 2011<br />Crew: Amanda Knight<br />
  40. 40. It took three days to get to Bundaberg because of flooding<br />
  41. 41. Beached boats near Marina in Bundaberg. These were the lucky ones.<br />
  42. 42.
  43. 43. Doing 20+ knots down the Bundaberg river.<br />
  44. 44. Barbara hanging on.<br />
  45. 45. The Great Sandy Straights. Big mistake!<br />
  46. 46. Fraser Island<br />
  47. 47. Tweed Head on the Gold Coast. Barbara had enough and jumped ship here.<br />
  48. 48. At the town pier in Ballina, NSW.<br />
  49. 49. Arrival in Sydney.<br />
  50. 50. The view from Skal’s new home.<br />
  51. 51. 2500 miles, and we made it! Thank you Skal.<br />
  52. 52. And for next year.....Tasmania.<br />

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