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There is nothing quite as wonderful as the feel of an able sailing vessel when she has a perfect wind on a wide-open sea.
We’d planned to spend a relaxed and enjoyable week celebrating a friends 70th birthday at Great Barrier Island then sail back to our home base at Kawau Island thirty miles to the west-south-west. But the weather forecast for the next week was for fresh southwesterly winds and lots of sunshine. Nurtured by years of voyaging where the dates on our calendar marked the beginning and end of cyclone season and plans were only guidelines, I looked in the almost empty ice chest, realized we had canned and packaged food on board to last far more than a week and decided, why go to windward when you can have a grand broad reach. Continue reading