Published on 21-06-2008 10:26 PM
Report prepared by: Paul Walbridge.
Vessel: 37ft monohull M.V.Grinner.
Crew: Craig Newton (skipper), Gailforce (deckie).
Pax: Paul Walbridge (leader & organizer), Willem Renema, Deane Lewis, Rob Morris, Chris Barnes, Richard Fuller, Brian Russell, Steve Murray, Brian Willey, Nick Livanos, Liz Livanos, Alan Crawford.
A trough moving away from the southern Queenslandcoast followed by a strengthening ridge was supposed to bring increasing SW-S but this didn*t eventuate. Light SW winds early, increasing to about 15+ knots from the south by mid morning, then easing right off by mid afternoon. Clear skies, with little or no cloud,
visibility excellent. Max. air temp. 23* C, Barometer 1022 hPa.