Once known as Hartley18
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Re: Good day from Melbourne
Welcome to Sailnet, Koos
Exactly where in sunny Melbourne are you based?? There are quite a few good clubs around if you're looking to join. Although most people race, there is a small-ish cruising contingent on both Port Phillip and Westernport.
If you're keen on racing something like a J/88, may I suggest you look at the Adams 10
? There is a very strong fleet on Port Phillip and they are lots of fun (and quicker than a J/88 anyway). AFAIK
, the only thing faster in that 30' class is the Archambault 31.. but that requires a whole extra level of skill (and money).
....and since there isn't anywhere else to post this, here's the sunrise this morning as I motored around to the slip for annual haul-out. Enjoy!
"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"
Last edited by Classic30; 03-17-2015 at 03:04 AM.