Tin Can Bay

Published in Australian Multihull World!

We have had another article published in Australian Multihull World this month!  Even though this relates to the delivery of Take It Easy from Gippsland to Tin Can Bay some 7 months ago, it is still a thrill to see our work in print.  This was very much a team effort: Wade as skipper, Merv…

Mission Accomplished!

Take It Easy is in the Great Sandy Straits!  Mission accomplished: 900 nautical miles in two weeks, with a 5 day lay over in Mooloolaba for the rudder.  This is AWESOME.  Well done Wade, Mike and Merv…. OK and Bengie too!  We are so proud of you guys! It is now very hard for Chris,…

New rudder fitted!

Take It Easy is no longer limping!  We have a new rudder, thanks to Grenville Eastley and Peter Snell who came out on Monday and spent a few hours installing it and making adjustments so it fits!  All is good.  This called for celebrations!  Thank you guys for getting us out of trouble.  The Easy…

Mooloolaba River Sunset

Taking it easy in Mooloolaba

After spending a night at anchor at Bums Bay near the Gold Coast Seaway, the team continued their progress 60 miles northward, to the tip of North Stradbroke Island, leaving bright and early for their 10 hour day sail. They rounded Cape Moreton in the middle of the afternoon, and anchored at Yellow Patch, so named because of its sand dunes.…

Into the Broadwater!

The boys have made it across the border into Queensland.  After spending a night at anchor in Byron Bay, they set off early on Monday morning, bound for the Gold Coast Seaway and the Broadwater.  Marine Traffic recorded them at Southport on Monday afternoon, and they anchored at Bums Bay overnight. The Seaway is the…

Smooth sailing… till the next challenge!

What a difference a 12 hour sleep makes!  The Take It Easy crew is a bit more chirpy and rested, feeling up to another overnighter!  At 7am on Saturday, they left Crowdy Head and headed out again by a bright sunny day and calm seas: spinnaker up!  Even Bengie felt brave enough to get out on deck!…

Hard Yakka!

One look at the MetEye map and you know that the guys have made huge progress northward in 56 hours! They left Bermagui on Wednesday morning, initially motoring, but the engines were turned off later that day as the wind switched to the Southeast.  More fishing of bonitos and whale watching occurred as they inched their…