SUNDOWNER Y86 west coast

SUNDOWNER Y86 west coast

Postby rob.lovelace » Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:58 pm

Just starting this thread off and hopefully Phil will keep it up to date. I'm due to shove off from NT on Sunday and will head across to the Kimberly's where I believe I'll have no coverage. I have enough stores to last me a month, about 100lt of water but I'm told there is water available in the Kimberly's and I've loaded about 80lt of fuel which although I don't want to use may have no choice as tidal flow through the area is huge. I'll send position reports through to FB while I'm out of range.
Let's hope we get through okay.
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Re: SUNDOWNER Y86 west coast

Postby Phillip » Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:33 am

Rob,

Can you give us some idea of the possible anchorages you will try for?
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Re: SUNDOWNER Y86 west coast

Postby Phillip » Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:05 am

At 2100 hours on Sunday 31st August Rob was 50 nm from Darwin with 200 nm to go to reach the Kimberly's.

His comment was NO WIND!
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Re: SUNDOWNER Y86 west coast

Postby Phillip » Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:45 pm

Just seen a report from New Views, a cat just ahead of Rob enroute to Darwin at 13' 4.64S 128' 41E and they said:

New Views :
2014 09 01 - 0006 hrs - About mid way across the gulf.
We got hammered earlier today for about 6 hours with 17 kts easterly and about 2m seas.
Slight tailwind and smooth now. Will be in Darwin Tuesday morning.

I reckon Rob had some fast sailing with the easterly as it was going his way!
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Re: SUNDOWNER Y86 west coast

Postby Phillip » Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:16 am

Morning All,

Just heard that Rob is safe in King Georges River WA. Info dated Friday at 1500 hours.

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Re: SUNDOWNER Y86 west coast

Postby Phillip » Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:22 am

Rob has moved towards the entry of King George River.

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Re: SUNDOWNER Y86 west coast

Postby Troppo » Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:42 pm

That is impressive. Certainly covered some distance.

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Re: SUNDOWNER Y86 west coast

Postby Phillip » Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:53 pm

Evening All,

Just as a thanks I am getting these updates from Robs Mother who is kindly forwarding them to me. Thankyou.

On Saturday night at 1800hrs Rob had moved to the entrance of the King George River.

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This morning at 0900 he was sailing west, to where, we will have to wait and see!

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Re: SUNDOWNER Y86 west coast

Postby Phillip » Mon Sep 08, 2014 11:28 am

At 1100 hrs on Monday Rob is underway, no indication of where he anchored last night.

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Re: SUNDOWNER Y86 west coast

Postby Phillip » Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:27 pm

Ok Rob Anchored here last night [Sunday]

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