Weather: Interpret – Adjust – Prepare

Weather forecasts are never going to be perfect. As mariners, it is our responsibility to interpret, adjust, and prepare. Technology is transforming our reception of weather forecasts. They are improving with more weather observations, satellites scanning the earth faster, and greater resolution. The multitude…

Whitsunday Islands

A 1400 nautical mile, 14 day ‘Aussie Adventure’  for Californian’s Jeff and Robin Lyall aboard their brand new Maritimo M59 cruising motor yacht was the culmination of a year and a half of planning and decision making and a lifetime of hard work. The…

Wilderness Escape to Port Davey

An opportunity to visit the remote south western corner of Tasmania is an experience not to be missed writes Peter Webb “Nuh!” said the skipper holding a crayfish aloft. “It’s too small.” He tossed it back into the kelp beds and…

Cygnet 20 Raid: Windsor to Brooklyn

Small Boat Raids For some reason this trip had been on my mind for years. It may be due to its historical significance in the settling of Sydney, or the book The Secret River written about a gaffer plying its trade, or because I…