We are sailing from Lake Macquarie (Newcastle) on 7/11 to Lord Howe Island. The boat is a well maintained 1989 Salar 40 (Laurent Giles designed legendary 12t motor
sailer). Our Partners decided to fly over and meet us there after a recent trial offshore
passage encountered 5m swells and 35kt winds.
Expect to stay in the Lagoon
at Lord Howe (world heritage listed marine park and southern most coral
reef in Aust) for 5 days, leaving on 15/11 and return to Newcastle (Lake Macquarie) about 18/11.
Crew is myself (skipper) and 2 other experienced offshore yachtsmen (57 and 65 y.o.) One of the other current
crew and myself along with 2 others did the round trip in Heather Mist 2 years ago and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
All provisions provided on the passages, own cabin
s/c on the journey and when moored at the island.
Heather Mist is well set up for offshore passages with 6 man liferaft
, full electronics
, epirb, storm sails
, harnesses etc.
Let me know asap if you are interested.
PS. Will be staying ashore nights at the island, so it would be great to have a couple stay on board and keep an eye on the boat. The landing ramp
is about 1km from the moorings. They tell me diving
on the reef and lagoon