First Bass Strait crossing - 1st sailing experience

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  1. rwatson
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    Just posting this for others in my circle of family - Mr D is helping sail a 28ft yacht from Sydney to Hobart. Never been on a yacht sailing in his 50+ years of life. $1500 worth of sailing gear and plane fare later, and he is out on the big seas.

    Message from last night - "have stopped being sea-sick, 20 foot waves in Bass Strait"

    Picture from this morning - very light airs in the Tasman Sea.

    I hope they are having trouble with their mainsail - because that aint the best setting I have seen for light air :rolleyes:
     

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    Fanie Fanie

    I like a man with such an undertaking spirit.
     
  3. rwatson
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    My text message to them last night

    "make sure you stay inside the channel markers - lots of mud. You may want to stop off at the Port Huon Marina ...."


    First light this morning I got a text
    "Spent a very nice night stuck in the mud ... underway now"



    Whats the saying "Takeoff's and landings are the trickiest part of the journey ...."
     
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    That sounds about right, if they're your family they will not listen to you. I mean really, what possibly could you know that they don't ;)

    Family is a bit like your wife. If you tell her something she won't believe you, if someone else however tells her, then she believes it right away.

    That is why you never tell your wife or family something yourself, you ALWAYS use 3rd person. So and so said you must do this or that, never you, you don't know nothing :D
     
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    hahaha - there is a lot in that advice.

    My wife does the reverse to me. Rather than try to argue for something, she words her friends up, and they drop 'subtle hints' at every opportunity.

    Mr D however, is a bit of an exception, and is happy to take advice. I must admit that he told me that he didnt get the texts in time and wished that he had.

    It comes from the time of our youth when I told him not to ride my Harley until he had installed crash bars, which he ignored, and two weeks later he got T-boned by a car, and had his leg broken.
     

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    "A prophet is not without honor, except in his own town, among his relatives and in his own home."

    How true ! :D
     
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