Just want to say I have had a fantastic 4-day sail on my newly-commissioned Wayward Wind
, sailing her from Mooloolaba on Queensland's Sunshine Coast to Sydney
, a distance of nearly 500 miles, including stops. We sailed with Nod, from EC Marine
, who are distributors for FP in the Asia-Pacific.
Highlights: Whale sighting every day, watching them breach, do their slaps, backflips, totally awesome; dolphins
at our bow, sometimes for over 15 minutes, hitting 13.7 knots surfing down a wave, and being able to use the barbecue
in just about any conditions, enjoying a decent meal despite the boat pitching like crazy on occasions without having to worry about anything falling off the table.
Downside: Being seasick in the first few hours, bashing into confused seas close-hauled for one-and-a-half days, and being a bit under-dressed for the night watches, brrrrrr.
The Mahe 36
handled the conditions beautifully, we never felt frightened at any stage, and stuff left on the nav table stayed there, though at one stage, I thought it prudent to remove the wrench.