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Aussie Weta sailors complete 350km voyage off North Queensland coast

'Ready to leave - Weta Sails 350km from Townsville to Cairns'    David Meade    Click Here to view large photo

A couple of Aussie Weta sailors have recently completed a 350 plus kilometre journey from Townsville to Cairns. 'The voyage to Cairns was a complete success, had a great time and boat performed without issue.

Weather was a bit light and lots of direct tail winds (got quite inventive with paddles as spinnaker poles…and playing with the shape of the main) and lots of time at 3 to 5 knots boat speed. Took six days (could have made it five but stopped at a nice island), with right weather 3 days would have been achieved. Top speed was 14.6 knots, not bad considering the load…. had some fun surfing the swell'

Weta Sails 350km from Townsville to Cairns -  David Meade   Click Here to view large photo

Weta Sails 350km from Townsville to Cairns -  David Meade   Click Here to view large photo

Weta Sails 350km from Townsville to Cairns -  David Meade   Click Here to view large photo

Weta Sails 350km from Townsville to Cairns -  David Meade   Click Here to view large photo

Weta Sails 350km from Townsville to Cairns -  David Meade   Click Here to view large photo

Weta Sails 350km from Townsville to Cairns -  David Meade   Click Here to view large photo

Weta Sails 350km from Townsville to Cairns -  David Meade   Click Here to view large photo

Weta Sails 350km from Townsville to Cairns -  David Meade   Click Here to view large photo

Weta Sails 350km from Townsville to Cairns -  David Meade   Click Here to view large photo




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