Sydney Sailaway

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Re: Sydney Sailaway

Postby SeaLady » Sat Jan 02, 2010 3:19 pm

Hi all,

The fireworks were brilliant on NYE. I watched them from Lavender Bay. Much less crowded than the eastern side of the harbour.

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

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Re: Sydney Sailaway

Postby brendan.lyon » Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:56 pm

Dianna, all -

Was also on Sydney Harbour for NYE (and a bit over a week all up). Was brilliant, though we were anchored in Athol Bay near Taronga Zoo. Didn't see any other Tophat 25's in athol bay (though saw lots of fabulous 35-50 footers, one day....), but did have my burgee flying proudly - thanks again Phil.

Interestingly, a fellow rowed up about 5pm and identified himself as the previous owner of Topknot for over a decade until two years ago. Has now purchased a Tophat 32. Was interesting to get the history of the boat and to share a drink on our boat and later, on his.

Great sail home on 2 January - no dolphins but a seal about 3 metres off the bow. Storm made things interesting mid afternoon when all visibility was lost but wife calm and GPS a godsend. Dont' know how I went coastal without one!

Happy new years to all.

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Re: Sydney Sailaway

Postby Phillip » Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:56 pm


Thanks for the plug, I have plenty of Burgees available, so anybody wanting one
please see the Burgee post on the main page.

Unfortunately the bloke who brought the 'Top Hat 32" did not in fact buy a Top Hat.
Top Hats were only built as 25 and 27 footers. See the main pages for further information.

Sounds like you really enjoyed your trip home. I just spent a pleasant 2 days on board,
will now have to recover from the sun burns :P .

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