Sydney to Tasmania (via Eden) Current Position S37:06:525 E149:55:65

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Jean & Matt Findlay
Sun 4 Jan 2015 02:34

Day 2 Arrival in Eden


As the day progressed the wind and seas got up.  We had 20-25 knots for most of the afternoon but as it was from behind we stayed with the genoa poled out with a reef in both sails and had a fairly smooth ride with very pleasant conditions.  With a positive current we were averaging around 9 – 10 knots.  Just as well we had the helpful current as our boat speed through the water seemed to be slow – think the bottom needs a clean. That will be the first objective on our layover in Eden. The water is already colder, and will only get colder as we go further south, so now is the time. At around 6pm we put the pole away and came on to a broad reach – bit of a shock to the system having the wind and seas more on the beam!   With increasing winds, we crashed down the waves for the last couple of hours and as we arrived into Eden at 8pm had wind gusts of around 40 knots!  The anchorage was bigger than expected and we were able to get a good place out of the swell.  Had a good dinner and a great sleep.  The wind is forecast to be southerly today so we’ll sit it out in Eden and head off on the next leg on Monday when the winds go back to the east/north-east for the next couple of days.  We have about 400 miles still to go.


Total trip Sydney to Eden:  215.9 miles

Time taken:  30 hours 45 mins.

Average speed:  7.02 knots