Read the guidelines again from your link. It all changes after December 15th for domestic travellers. Sure will need to be fully vaxed and proof of negative covid test but otherwise the Tas border is open so the S2H can go ahead.
Of course the new variant could change this quickly but I...
I'm also looking at buying a boat in the Med for cruising, then maybe sail home downunder to either Australia or NZ. Looking slightly larger around 45ft so I can more easily fit all those cruising options like solar, bigger battery bank, water maker etc.
My question is how hard can you...
I still optimistically say if the jab rates get high enough, we will race to Hobart, enjoy a few beers/rums etc and one those rather ordinary scallop pies.
Australia, just get jabbed, and get on with life FFS!
I for one do not want to live in a country paralysed with the fear of living with...
I'm going against popular opinion and voting for optimism that the Hobart will proceed, no restrictions.
I say this on the basis of vaccination rates rising across Australia. Tassie is actually the highest state for vaccination rates across their population, albeit a small population.
Whilst I generally agree with this comment, especially for such a big fleet as the Fastnet I am sure the committee have time to check the track of one of the marquee boats.
What else have they got to do at the moment with the vast majority of the fleet still miles away?
It will be really interesting to see what the Race Committee do now with Rambler since it appears they sailed the wrong course?
Or does it take a protest from another competitor?
Maybe the Rambler Navigator knows something we don't but every other boat seems to be keeping the Fastnet TSS to port.
Looks like the Tracker using Windy shows the Tide ebbing (east to west) by all account the tide is flooding now (west to east). One of them is right, the other is not. I would trust Tidetech, since that is what they do.
Wind and forecast wind is critical to all entrants and it appears to be fading into the future. Tidal Currents in this part of the world are also incredibly important to consider, and all competitors should be setting themselves up at the Scilly Isles for their approach to the Alderney Race and...
Looks like Rambler cannot read the SIs, sack the naviguessor?
I imagine the bowman would have told them which way to go but as per usual the bowman (who knows everything) isn't listened to by the apparent "brains trust"! Haha
Yep, blame the nasty little virus for another event scratched from the yachting calendar.
Here is the notice on the Hamilton Island Race Week website
Hamilton Island Race Week 2021 Update
After careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to cancel Hamilton Island Race Week...
Not only the boat wash causing a lumpy gnarly sea state but the wind against tide effect will make for sharp steep waves in that area.
Here is the forecast Tidal Current stream courtesy of Tidetechmarinedata.com
IRC rating is always an interesting discussion when being measured.
So many good boats in the fleet across all divisions. A huge fleet of two handed racers across various divisions and the growing Class40 boats.
Weather at this stage looks like they will be punching into a westerly at the...