May 2014 PPB

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May 2014 PPB

Post by madmission » May 16th, '14, 10:23

Out for a cruise on ppb for next 4 or so days
This is the planned trip

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Departed st Helens 7 am heading for beaumaris to overnight
Its amazing how either the phone rings or you encounter a ship at the most awkward times this ship encounter as always the narrowest section of the hopetoun channel , pt henry

http://youtu.be/DWkL92hX40U

making good progress in 13 kt northerly just laying mordialloc 25 nm to go arrival est 5 pm ....just picked up 12° lift
Not sure what's in store after this sunrise leaving corio bay

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Re: May 2014 PPB

Post by Tumbleweed » May 16th, '14, 10:36

looks ominous :) have a great few days.

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Re: May 2014 PPB

Post by madmission » May 16th, '14, 12:56

Well its cheese and bikkies time ppb has done its usual midday fade out 18 kt - under 10 kt
Greatful for the previous few hours of good boatspeed should assure arrival before twilight ... 13 nm out of mordy and 3.5 kts
Might be starting to build again :)

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Re: May 2014 PPB

Post by madmission » May 16th, '14, 15:01

Arrived red bluff altered course to beaumauris :)

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Post by zebedee » May 17th, '14, 00:58

Greg (Inma) and I went down to Beaumaris Motor Yacht Squadron to meet Shane (Madmission) at the east ramp and spent a pleasant evening aboard, tied to the jetty and chatting.



The large jetty next to the clubhouse has lower levels down both sides which would suit our boats for a day destination or an overnight in good weather, with shops a short walk away in Keys Street. Now that the Beaumaris Hotel has closed for conversion to apartments, it's a nice quiet spot too.

Some preparation or local knowledge is required to negotiate the mussel farm and the reef near the east ramp.

Sadly, the club has made it quite clear over the years that potential new members whose boats have sails are not welcome, however the jetty, foreshore and ramp areas are public; only the immediate grounds of the club and the vehicle access to the ramps are private.
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Re: May 2014 PPB

Post by madmission » May 17th, '14, 13:05

It was good to catch up with some tsp'ers on ppb ;-)
As zeb said its a good anchorage in the right conditions ... Slept well with trusty anchor alarm keeping watch
Set sail at 9. 30 for queenscliff departure chosen to arrive at hovell light around 3.30 pm setup to use tide on leg to queenscliff probably get in after dark
Winds have abated still heavily reefed very lumpy seas after days of northerly winds
Noon off canadian bay

Some of the water sports along the way
Patterson river wave boards in action

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At rosebud the kites put on a great show

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May 2014 PPB

Post by madmission » May 17th, '14, 19:26

Arrived queenscliff 6 pm
Good days sail
Crossing from sorrento
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Post by Furstin » May 17th, '14, 21:59

Water on the deck, Sun setting, great shot, great trip. Love ya work Shane! Bring her up for a broken bay mad mission.

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May 2014 PPB

Post by madmission » May 18th, '14, 09:35

Another day. Another northerly
Early depart queenscliff hoping to get to port melb tonight
With forecast plan to tack along bellarine peninsula before tacking toward the western shore ppb if im short may stop werribee or pt cook
Either way looks like long day ahead
36 nm fri 44 nm sat sunday ??

Yes matt that would be a hoot

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Post by madmission » May 18th, '14, 13:50

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Arrived off portarlington noon tacked over to port to close western shoreline eta gellie lite 7.30 pm at current pace

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Post by madmission » May 18th, '14, 20:47

Dropped anchor at port melbourne 45 nm beat downhill tomorrow :-)
Sunset over pt cook as i passed
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Dinner is on and cooking pork korma with vegies in the cobb not sure if i will be awake if not looking forward to breaky

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Re: May 2014 PPB

Post by Castle 610 » May 18th, '14, 23:34

That is a pretty good effort against the northerly. Well done.

I always think the bay is such a good destination for sailing in a TS. Good challenging distances.

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May 2014 PPB

Post by madmission » May 19th, '14, 09:19

Another northerly although today it suit much better
Time away goes by so quick this will be the final leg in the cruise
Returning to geelong after quiet night at port melb

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Re: May 2014 PPB

Post by madmission » May 19th, '14, 22:36

Just pulled in st helens glad to see car and trailer in tact :-)
Retrieve in the morning
Total trip 164 nm

Some video from the sloppy conditions Saturday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSAqmyq ... ata_player

http://youtu.be/C9R9LiuvdgM

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Post by rseydler » May 20th, '14, 12:53

Awesome! Couldn't get anyone else to go or just wanted some space?

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Re: May 2014 PPB

Post by madmission » May 20th, '14, 22:21

Thanks Ron hope you enjoyed the trip ... unfortunately no one else could make the trip its awkward to get away at the best of times i am hoping to return to the full moon timetable that was so successful before i started building the house :D

I was fortunate to meet some fellow cruisers the night i launched and kept in contact finally rendezvousing in williamstown for the last leg to sail in company back to geelong

They are circumnavigating and are from adelaide so naturally a bit bigger than a ts
Venture is a Cabo Rico 38

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Our rendezvous was complicated by a most idiotic police check to both our boats
they stopped me in the channel just off the breakwater and right in front of a departing car carrier and we (cops & I) recieved a few blasts from the ships horn which somewhat shortened my inspection , they then went on to check "venture" once the ship had cleared ... i suppose they got part of their quota for the morning and could cruise to a latte somewhere else.

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2 minutes later

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and after the carrier cleared

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After our brush with the law we had a great time reaching along the west shoreline taking photos of each others boats

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In the unofficial race the b20 proved a persistent irritant to the larger cousin although i resorted to some rail sitting

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We rafted up in limeburners to exchange photos , recapped the events of the day and enjoyed that korma curry i cooked the night before all washed down with a few red neds before i returned to st helens

this is a track of the trip

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Re: May 2014 PPB

Post by madmission » Jun 3rd, '14, 08:56

As a brief aside to this report
The Yacht Venture has a Blog going and its passage can be followed here
http://adventures-on-venture.blogspot.com.au
Currently i believe them to be on the Gippsland lakes at metung after short stay at refuge cove
Dave and Terry are a great pair and being ex Austral 20 owners very much at ease with us ts types
I suggested on their trip north they may come across some more tsp'ers to welcome them along their way
So if your out and about look them up and say hello , pass on my regards

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Re: May 2014 PPB

Post by MelN » Jun 5th, '14, 19:08

Awesome stuff Shane, thanks for sharing! :-)
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