becjm Posted March 17, 2008 Report Share Posted March 17, 2008 Talk about Mad dogs and Englishmen try this- Kerli Corlette and Rod Waterhouse sailing to Hobart on a Hobie Tiger. The team left Pittwater on Tuesday and by late Thursday morning were ghosting out of Batemans Bay after a bit of shut eye. On Friday and Friday night they made the Bass Strait crossing in what was supposed to be ideal winds from a northly direction. Friday night was very lonely as they encountered 35 knots from the south with 5m seas. They pulled in to St Helens on the NE of Tasmania late Saturday morning looking for a long sleep. They are off again with a change of crew. Rod and Jason Waterhouse are now on board 10 nm north of Maria Island (at 9pm) Sunday night on the last leg to Hobart on Sunday evening. They have 8 kts of wind dropping through the night but still from a northerly direction- that’s what the weather forecasts say but it will be different out there and bloody dark. Stay posted Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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