This month Pacific Boating will introduce a third Pacific 44 to the fleet. You may have seen the images, placed on the Pacific Boating face book page taken during its transit voyage from the Gold Coast. If not, make sure you become a fan of the Pacific Boating face book page and have a look at the images… there are some great shots.
Introducing a third boat into the 44 Class fleet will enable us to permanently place one at the Church Point marina allowing our 44 Class members to enjoy cruising Pittwater and The Hawkesbury on their class. Make sure you get onto the booking system and secure your cruising days as I am sure the boat will become popular very quickly on the waterway.
The new 44 Class is being prepared for the Sydney Harbour fleet and will be ready service on Monday 22nd August.
Log Book of the Transit
Day one – Thursday 4th August
600 hrs Departed Marina Mirage – Gold Coast
1300 hrs Arrived Coffs Harbour and took on 660 litres diesel
1630 hrs Arrived at Port Macquarie for the night and refuelled for Friday’s homeward bound leg
Weather conditions were perfect with next to no wind and less than 1 metre of swell.
Passed a number of boats travelling north after the Sydney International Boat show
Saw heaps of whales with one performing a major breach off Cape Byron
A total of 10 hours cruising at 23 knots consuming 1200 litres
Day two – Friday 5th August
700 hrs Departed Port Macquarie
1130 hrs Passed moored freighters off Newcastle
1245hrs Passed Barenjoey
1345hrs Entered Sydney Harbour
14.15hrs Arrived at d’Albora Marina – Cabarita
Weather conditions were perfect again today – same as Day 1
A total of 7 hours cruising at 23 knots and another 850 litres