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Owner: Daniella :-)

A BIG SAILING MILESTONE (Done Not So Gracefully)


Location: Port Jackson
Latitude: -36.48000000
Longitude: 175.34000000
Published: 10 May 2021

UNMARKED ROCK? BIG WAVES! LOST SNUBBER! First Sail Around Coromandel Peninsula | S01E12 Sailing Pivo

We finally set sail around Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand. We get becalmed while sailing up the west coast, and opt to stay in Port Jackson instead of completing the passage around the peninsula. As we pull into the peninsula, we see BIG WAVES and think we see an UNMARKED ROCK. We simply cannot find it on Navionics. While anchoring, we forget to take down the main sail, and in the process of anchoring, Conor drops the snubber into the water.

The next morning, we see that the unmarked rock is actually a reef coming off the mainland. So, we set sail through the Colville Channel, opting to sail between Channel Island and the Mainland of Coromandel Peninsula. There are BIG WAVES out on the seas, and Conor gets seasick. We make it though, and find some good protection for 35 knot winds that are expected in the next couple of days.

We also review the Saltwater Blonde from Mount Brewing Company in Mount Manganui, New Zealand. A crisp, refreshing, light 4% ABV Lager. www.mountbrewingco.com

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0:00 Learning something new as an adult
2:06 Starting our journey around the tip of Coromandel Peninsula
3:56 Watching out for obstacles, a marina farm, and other boats
6:24 Sailing downwind and preventing a accidental gybe
7:54 We are becalmed!
10:48 Beer review of the Saltwater Blond from Mount Brewing Co. Mount Manganui
11:50 We see BIG ROLLING WAVES and think we see an UNMARKED ROCK
11:57 We decide to go for a naked swim to reset our mood
15:06 Day two of our trip around Coromandel Peninsula
15:53 Downwind sailing versus upwind sailing
17:50 Conor gets seasick
20:21 We see Dolphins!
21:18 We arrive at Great Mercury Island
23:33 In our next episode, we prepare for big winds coming our way

Come join my wife, dog, and I as we learn to sail and have new sailor experiences on our New Zealand made Whiting 40. We are a brand new sailing couple, and have fallen in love with the sport. Many sailing lessons have been learned so far as we learn how to become sailors. Our first mate, Pivo, keeps us out of trouble and is also learning along the way.

We are starting our voyage in New Zealand where we have been living for the last 4 years. But we are going zero to cruising because we're from the mountains of Colorado and have zero experience! Our first sail was with the sailing school, Great Escape, up in Opua, New Zealand (home the 2021 America's Cup). We hope our lessons from a beginner sailor will help you also as we set out on a multi-year sailing adventure around the world.

We are a fulltime sailing / cruising family. We love the sailing lifestyle so much! We love traveling, meeting new people, and seeing the world. We hope you come along for the adventure!
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Fair winds & calm seas,
Danielle, Conor, & Pivo
SV Satori

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