Another Tropical Storm
L'Esprit de la Mer
Dr Chris Bates
Tue 31 Jan 2023 06:16
We had a good sail back from the Hauraki Gulf but only had to wait 24hrs before another low from the tropics . The problem is the big high to the East which with a high to the west is forming a blocking system and pulling moist tropical air into New Zealand . Result floodin north of Aukland .
That one passed but now we have big brother . Yacht is rolling on it's berth .
This afternoon the mid sextion of the genoa unfurled in the 45knt breeze . Fortunately we were able to unfurl it fully and rewind it . No damage