• 2009 Southport RSS Feed

    Published on 21-11-2009 11:57 PM

    Vessell: 37ft “Grinner” Steber,Monohull.
    Skipper: Craig Newton
    Pax: Paul Walbridge (leader & organizer) plus 14 (capacity).

    Weather conditions:

    A high in the Tasman Sea maintained a ridge over the Queensland coast bringing light to moderate NE-N winds to south east Queensland. Light northerly winds on leaving the Seaway gradually building as the day wore on with gusts to 20 knots in the afternoon. Slightly hazy conditions with only slight cover at times and visibility generally good. Maximum air temperature approx 30° C, barometer 1016 hPa.
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    Published on 29-08-2009 11:54 PM

    Vessel: M.V.Grinner
    Skipper: Craig Newton
    Crew: Craig Newton
    Pax: Paul Walbridge (organizer & leader), Brian Russell, Owen Prowse, Robert Dougherty, Stuart Warren, Colin Reid, Jim Sneddon, Smathi Chong, Richard Fuller, Wendy Wilesmith, Bert Harris, Kelly Farrell, Tony Bailey.

    Weather conditions:

    A trough off Fraser Island weakened to the south during the day with NW–N winds increasing in intensity to 30 knots as the day progressed. Moderate cloud cover, visibility generally quite good. Maximum air temp 26° C, barometer 1016 hPa.
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    Published on 04-07-2009 11:53 PM

    Hi All, the Weather Bureau announced a strong wind warning late on Friday the 3rd for south east coastal Queensland waters. Based on our local knowledge and what we believed would happen during the next day, the skipper and myself decided to go ahead with the trip out of Southport. We hadn’t been out since April, so stuff it!

    Vessel: 37ft monohull M.V. Grinner
    Skipper: Craig (Grinner) Newton
    Deckhand: Gailforce.
    Pax: Paul Walbridge (organiser & leader), Dave Stewart, Rebecca Ryan, Peter Ryan, Owen Prouse, Brian Willey, Heyn De Kocq, Rod Gardner, Rob Morris, Alex Ferguson, Andy Jensen, Greg Anderson, Inger Van Dyke, Richard Baxter.

    Weather conditions:

    A cold front was approaching south east Queensland which was supposed to bring with it gusting 25-30 knot W-SW winds but on leaving the Seaway, winds initially from the NW at 10-15 knots, rising to 20 knots on occasion in open waters, turning more westerly. A virtual cloudless day with excellent visibility, maximum air temp. 20°C, barometer 1016 hPa.
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    Published on 25-04-2009 11:51 PM

    Vessel: 37ft monohull, M.V. Grinner.
    Skipper: Craig Newton.
    Crew: Gailforce.
    Pax: Paul Walbridge (leader & organizer), Richard Baxter, Inger Van Dyke, Richard Fuller, Brian Russell, Heyn DeKocq, Dan Coleman, Decie Coleman, Dave Stewart, Colin Reid, Stuart Warren, Rob Morris.

    Weather conditions:

    A deep low in the Tasman Sea with a large high moving in behind it extended a ridge over the Queensland coast. This brought strong southerly winds onto the SEQ coast in the days leading up to the trip which turned to the north west as the ridge weakened and as the high moved away to the southeast. A generally sunny day with some high cloud, visibility excellent. Winds from WNW early 10-15 knots, increasing to 25+ knots out wide at times from the NW. Air temperature, 27° C max. Bar. 1016 hPa.
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    Published on 21-02-2009 11:50 PM

    Vessel: 37ft Monohull, MV Grinner
    Skipper: Craig Newton
    Deckhand: Gailforce
    Pax: Paul Walbridge (leader & organizer), Brian Russell, Jim Sneddon, Richard Fuller, Greg Anderson, Grant Penrhyn, Ross Gallardy, Alex Ferguson, Heyn Dekocq, Colin Lunt, Inger Van Dyke, Henry Marshall, Ellen Thompson.

    Weather conditions:

    Light SE to E winds, 10-15 knots. Light cloud cover producing hazy conditions, visibility less than excellent. Barometer 1018 hPa, max. air temperature 27° C.
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