Tasmania 2017

The first cruise Malua undertook after the launch was to Tamania.  The vessel was not finished and many systems needed to to completed.  Read about that cruise here.  Just to not fall into the same trap I spent many weeks during 2016 getting Malua ready.  Here is a short run down....

On this occasion I had already sailed 47,000 nm and knew Malua front to end and could handle any weather the Gods chose to put in our path which they did 50 nm west of Flinders Island in Bass Strait.  The wind came out of the South faster than I had time to drop the sails and reef and they climbed to 45 knots. Read the full account here....

Denny flew into Hobart to enjoy the cruise and the Wooden Boat Festival.  Iain joined for a few days.  We had a great time with all the sailors then joined the Cruising Club of Tasmania along the channel before returning to Hobart to replace the standing rigging.  Have a look here...

With Malua back to full strenght we were set for the east coast and some time relaxing in the clear blue waters of Maria Island, Chinamans Bay and further north.  Not many photos here...

Ok it was time to head home and again cross Bass Strait so all the normal preparations were made and I set off with a good BOM forecast but when did they get it right five days out?  I finally made it back to Bermagui as the sun set.  Home here...

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