Departed Sydney, Sailing Large

The Adventures of the Good Ship Equinox
Cate and Chris Galloway
Wed 6 Jan 2010 06:01
Position at 1600 AEDT  39:56.9S 151:49.3E
Course 095 Speed 7.5 Knots
Wind SSE at 20 kts
Dear All,
Well, we have finally departed Sydney and are making an excellent start to our passage in fresh winds. Things were very busy this orning with customs clearance and the divers coming to clean the hull. Having a clean hull has imprved our speed by 15 or so percent and should allow us to arrive half a day or so earlier, all tings being equal.
We had a great stay in Sydney and we owe Mic and Caro Curtin a big vote of thanks for all their help, hospitalilty and for doing our washing.... (There are some things that friends shouldn't see!).
Anyhoo, weather looking god for the crossing so far, but with light headwinds in the next couple of days.
Happy birthday Aunty Beth, hope lunch was     l   o   n   g.....
Until tomorrow,