Chris Downing has been enjoying the last few months cruising the East Coast since his departure from
Port Stephens in July. His Spirited 380 Tasha was fitted with a brand new set of North sails for the trip.
Chris recounts some highlights from his trip below:
"My brother Andrew, brother in-law Chris and myself sailed non-stop from Soldiers Point to the Gold Coast in 53 hrs. I don’t think this is any kind of record but it sounds good.
Then my mother Bev, step father Mike, Andrew and myself motored through the GC Seaway to Manly (zero wind).
Andrew and I sailed from Manly to Rosslyn Bay (Yeppon) where Andrew jumped ship. Then its was just me to the Whitsundays.
I’ve had friends visiting and have Andrew, his wife Elizabeth, son Lachlan and myself to sailing back from the Whitsundays to Rosslyn Bay.
Then its myself again (I’m hoping my father Frank will join me) back to Manly where she will have a marina berth at the Moreton Bay Trailer Boat Club (MBTBC) Marina.
Had mixture of very light to strong (0-25) SW - SE most of the way. Top speed was 16 kts.
A couple of times we averaged 12 kts over several hours.
Tasha has performed very well (overtook several yachts/cats sailing north) and easy as to sail single handed.."
Tasha is now up for sale for anyone wanting a beautifully finished example of this design. Please contact us for further details.