Orbit’s sunglasses go ‘plop’

A few months ago, I was walking to Medina with Orbit in his backpack. Everything was going well, Orbit was happy, sun was shining, it wasn’t too hot or humid, it was high tide so the ramp to the floating pontoons was at a easy angle to walk down, I even had the groceries evenly balanced. If …

The magic of sailing …

Each time Orbit is on deck he discovers something new.  On a recent sail from Moreton Island back to the ‘mainland’ or Manly, we had the perfect conditions for Orbit to be on deck and this time he discovered the sails. It was the first time he has really taken notice of the them, stopping, …

Orbit – from Medina to the tinny and then back again

One of the regular questions the Skipper and I get asked is, ‘how do you get Orbit into the tinny’? We only put Orbit in the tinny when the conditions are appropriate. We have often had wonderful plans to be put on hold until the wind or swell drops.  We use a pretty simple process, …

Follow up on the Jackstay post

A big thanks to Andy for his feedback on my post on installing jackstays. Andy is the skipper of Adelaide based Kinetic Energy.  Andy and Les (Andy’s partner in life, co-owner of Kinetic Energy and foredeck guru) gave me the opportunity to race on Kinetic Energy when I lived in Adelaide. They are two of the …