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S/Y Skal NZ to OZ 2010 - 2011
S/Y Skal NZ to OZ 2010 - 2011
S/Y Skal NZ to OZ 2010 - 2011
S/Y Skal NZ to OZ 2010 - 2011
S/Y Skal NZ to OZ 2010 - 2011
S/Y Skal NZ to OZ 2010 - 2011
S/Y Skal NZ to OZ 2010 - 2011
S/Y Skal NZ to OZ 2010 - 2011
S/Y Skal NZ to OZ 2010 - 2011
S/Y Skal NZ to OZ 2010 - 2011
S/Y Skal NZ to OZ 2010 - 2011
S/Y Skal NZ to OZ 2010 - 2011
S/Y Skal NZ to OZ 2010 - 2011
S/Y Skal NZ to OZ 2010 - 2011
S/Y Skal NZ to OZ 2010 - 2011
S/Y Skal NZ to OZ 2010 - 2011
S/Y Skal NZ to OZ 2010 - 2011
S/Y Skal NZ to OZ 2010 - 2011
S/Y Skal NZ to OZ 2010 - 2011
S/Y Skal NZ to OZ 2010 - 2011
S/Y Skal NZ to OZ 2010 - 2011
S/Y Skal NZ to OZ 2010 - 2011
S/Y Skal NZ to OZ 2010 - 2011
S/Y Skal NZ to OZ 2010 - 2011
S/Y Skal NZ to OZ 2010 - 2011
S/Y Skal NZ to OZ 2010 - 2011
S/Y Skal NZ to OZ 2010 - 2011
S/Y Skal NZ to OZ 2010 - 2011
S/Y Skal NZ to OZ 2010 - 2011
S/Y Skal NZ to OZ 2010 - 2011
S/Y Skal NZ to OZ 2010 - 2011
S/Y Skal NZ to OZ 2010 - 2011
S/Y Skal NZ to OZ 2010 - 2011
S/Y Skal NZ to OZ 2010 - 2011
S/Y Skal NZ to OZ 2010 - 2011
S/Y Skal NZ to OZ 2010 - 2011
S/Y Skal NZ to OZ 2010 - 2011
S/Y Skal NZ to OZ 2010 - 2011
S/Y Skal NZ to OZ 2010 - 2011
S/Y Skal NZ to OZ 2010 - 2011
S/Y Skal NZ to OZ 2010 - 2011
S/Y Skal NZ to OZ 2010 - 2011
S/Y Skal NZ to OZ 2010 - 2011
S/Y Skal NZ to OZ 2010 - 2011
S/Y Skal NZ to OZ 2010 - 2011
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S/Y Skal NZ to OZ 2010 - 2011

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S/Y Skal sailing trip from Whangarei, New Zealand to Sydney, Australia, summer 2010 - 2011.

S/Y Skal sailing trip from Whangarei, New Zealand to Sydney, Australia, summer 2010 - 2011.

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

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