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    Published on 31-10-2010 12:11 AM

    Date: 30/10/10.
    Vessel: 37 ft Steber monohull.

    Crew: Craig Newton (skipper)

    Weather conditions: A high in the southern Tasman with a weakening ridge over the east coast of Queensland brought light SE-NE winds to SEQ waters. Generally fine, clear conditions with increasing cloud cover with overall good visibility. Winds SE-NE to 10 knots, maximum air temp.
    24* C, barometric pressure 1016 hPa.

    Sea conditions: Light seas on 1-1.5 metre swell. Sea surface temps.
    22.2* C at the Seaway, 23.4* C at the Shelf-break to 24* C at widest drift point.
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    Published on 19-09-2010 12:09 AM

    Vessel: 37 ft Steber monohull M.V. Grinner.
    Crew: Craig Newton (skipper).

    Weather conditions:


    A ridge extending over SE Queensland initially brought moderate S-SE winds to the coast with increasing ocean swells. By Saturday morning wind had eased off considerably and during the day swung around to the west then NW by midday, barely reaching 10 knots. Light cloud for most of the day increasing on approaching the coast, visibility very good. Maximum air temp, 24* C, barometric pressure 1020 hPa.
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    Published on 18-07-2010 12:08 AM

    Vessel: 37 ft monohull, M.V. Grinner
    Crew: Craig Newton (skipper)
    Pax: Paul Walbridge (organizer & leader), Burnice Starkey, Brian Russell, Rob Morris, Chris Wiley, Chris Sanderson, Andrew Stafford, Dan Coleman, Decie Coleman, Gary Cranitch, John Norling, Glen Pacey, Kevin Delahoy, Joe Gilmour, Sam Gilmour.

    Weather conditions:

    As a high moved east across southern Australiaa strengthening ridge of high pressure brought mainly clear conditions, and moderate S-SE winds to southern Queenslandwaters. A fine clear day, with just some light cloud appearing mid afternoon, visibility excellent. Wind, light from the SW in early morning, strengthening and from S-SE to 15+ knots as the morning progressed, with a lightening off in late afternoon. Air temp.
    19* C maximum, barometric pressure 1024 hPa.
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    Published on 20-06-2010 12:06 AM

    Vessel: M.V. Grinner
    Crew: Craig Newton (skipper)
    Pax: Paul Walbridge (leader, organizer) Richard Fuller, Steve Murray, Des Jackson, Gail Sherwin, Burnice Starkey, Mel Stewart, Brian Tynan, Chris Watson, John Watson, Paul Watson, Guy Lewington, Micah Oberon, Luca Oberon.

    Weather conditions:

    A trough with a strengthening ridge extending from the south brought slightly unsettled conditions to south east Queensland with some cloud and at times light showers. Mostly light, high cloud with the sun poking through late morning, visibility reasonable early and improving as day progressed. Wind S-SW, light early on, reaching a maximum of around 10 knots. Maximum air temp. 22C, barometric pressure 1016 hPa.
    Sea conditions:

    Light seas early on equally light swell, gradually increasing to 1.5 metre swell out wide as wind increased. Sea surface temps. , 19.6 C at the Seaway, rising just slightly to 21.5 C and to 23.1 C at widest point.
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    Published on 18-04-2010 12:05 AM

    Vessel: M.V.Grinner.
    Skipper: Craig Newton.

    Leader& Organiser: Paul Walbridge.
    Pax: Richard Baxter, Inger Van Dyke, Trevor Skipper, Carol Skipper, Heyn De Kock, Brian Russell, Rob Morris, Julie Sarna, Cheryl Arnott, Stuart Warren.

    Weather Conditions: A near stationary high over the Tasman caused a ridge to form up the Queensland coast. Light SW winds inshore early, soon swinging around to SSE-SE and gradually increasing during the day to maximum velocity of about 20+ knots late afternoon. Generally fine but with light to moderate cloud cover for most of the day with some slow moving rain squalls out wide. Visibility very good, max. air temp. 25*C, barometric pressure, 1020 hPa.
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    Published on 28-03-2010 12:03 AM

    Report prepared by: Paul Walbridge.
    Photographs:


    Vessel: M.V.Grinner.
    Skipper: Craig Newton.

    Leader & Organiser: Paul Walbridge
    Pax: Paul Walbridge (organizer & leader), Rob Morris, Chris Attewell, Rod Gardner, Larry Dunis, Stuart Warren, Kevin Delahoy, Jim Sneddon, Andy Jensen, Brian Tynan, Owen Prowse, Andrew Stafford, Judy Leitch, Robert Meagher, Carl Billingham.

    Weather Conditions: With a high over the Tasman and a ridge extending up the Queensland coast, light S-ESE winds to less than 10 knots prevalent throughout the day. Some light cloud present most of the day with the occasional scudding squall passing by. Visibility, generally very good, maximum air temp. 29 C. Barometer 1020 hPa
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    Published on 03-02-2010 12:01 AM

    Report prepared by: Paul Walbridge.

    Vessel: M.V.Grinner.
    Skipper: Craig Newton.

    Leader & Organiser: Paul Walbridge
    Pax: Owen Prowse, Chris Sanderson, Dave Stickney, Brian Russell, Martin
    Cake, Andy Jensen, Stuart Pickering, Steve Murray, Tom Tarrant, Brian
    Coates, Richard Fuller, Rob Morris, Chris Barnes, Andrew Stafford.

    Weather Conditions:
    A high over the Tasman Sea formed a ridge along the
    Queensland coast bringing moderate to strong south-easterly winds into
    South-east Queensland waters. Generally a fine day with a few scattered
    squally showers inshore. Offshore, just some light cloud mainly clear
    conditions and excellent visibility. Wind, from the SW early, before
    leaving the Seaway then turning to SE, then more easterly later in the
    day. Wind speed varied from 10-17 knots. Maximum air temp. 28* C,
    barometric pressure 1020 hPa.
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