Melbourne To Launceston (M2L)
The newest competitor
for Australia's oldest ocean race.
Malcolm Mitchell’s Bavaria 44 ‘Caledonia’ is the www.grantontrailers.com first keelboat he’s owned and pfizer viagra for sale this Christmas he and ‘Caledonia’s crew will be embarking on their first silly season race. They are all set to become the newest competitors in our country’s oldest ocean race, the Kidder Williams Melbourne to Launceston. Now at 44 feet, they are well in the running to have a tilt at the “Dash for the Cash” across the Paddock to break the record as set in 2002 by Don and Nigel Jones on ‘Cadibarra’ (VIII) with her crew. There’s $1000.00 up for grabs, which will go a long way to the best site rx online viagra a charity or a crew's bar tab.
'Caledonia' racing on Port Phillip.
Anyway, let’s not put a hex or any unwarranted pressure on them and have a look at them and their campaign for their inaugural crossing. Without question, the main reason for ‘Caledonia’ to be taken out into the sine-cura.be big blue is for Malcolm and crew to gain something from the experience, build that life-long database of sailing knowledge and to enjoy it on the way! As you can see from the pics here, that seems to be a plan they are already well and truly capable of administering. They have been plying the waters of Port Phillip in all weather and propecia online pharmacy no prescription also had a soiree up to Hamilton Island last year. Malcolm bought the boat new in October of 2004 with the main aim of cruising and for family holidays. They’ve certainly done that, but they’re the first to admit they have also found the buy cialis delived fed ex allure of buy levitra low price Bay racing. Partaking in the whole Rudder Cup Series means they will certainly learn something of sailing in different conditions, as they first take on Port Phillip in the Cock of the Bay, then the dash across Bass Strait and finally the very picturesque inshore waters around the mouth of the Tamar River, all three are unique races in just five days.
Our majestic Fraser Island
Malcolm is no stranger to water, having previously been involved in windsurfing and Lasers. Before moving to it's great! non prescription cialis from canada Melbourne in 2002, he’d also been crewing on http://sine-cura.be/levitra-order keelboats out of Sydney’s Middle Harbour Yacht Club. He joined RBYC in 2004, bought the boat and then needed crew! A great club boat, all the crew have been found at RBYC or come to RBYC from other venues. Onboard for the M2L will be Paul Pascoe, Paul Jenkins, Shane Davies, Kim Barnard and Crawford Wintersgill. “When my crew and I initially discussed preparing to compete in the M2L, the first thing we agreed on, was that we would do everything necessary to be properly prepared to race”, Malcolm told me and cheapest viagra in the usa they weren’t joking either. All of them have their radio certificate, they have the required number of first-aiders amongst their numbers, most have completed the June SSSC with the balance doing the zithromax online September course. “We all thought the SSSC was very worthwhile and I consider the MROCP fundamental”, he then added of the SSSC, “…we now have instigated safety briefings for anyone who is http://institutodeestudiosurbanos.info/cheap-prescription-cialis new to the boat and routinely wear our life vests.”
'Caledonia' at anchor in the delightful Whitsundays...
David James has acted as Malcolm’s mentor, assisting with ensuring the boat was properly equipped for the great Northern expedition and was there for some of online viagra uk the delivery. David was also their mentor for the Melbourne Latitude Series race in June this year and took the opportunity to run through important elements like safety drills and MOB. David will also be ‘Caledonia’s Cat2 Auditor before the M2S at the end of October.
The Hamilton Island crew and all preparations and education have been undertaken by Malcolm and the www.ahg-ahaus.de crew.
I always like to cialis 100 mg ask what the shore crew has to say about it all and in Malcolm’s case, his wife Kirsten actually races with him on the Bay in the warmer months and discount viagra prescription drug they plan to do some cruising round Tasmania after the M2L. Now that’s supportive and reminds me of when I was a boy and our family flew down to bring the boat back… (only a few years ago - right!) Kirsten has also undertaken some competent crew courses and looked after everything at home when Malcolm took 12 weeks off in 2008 to deliver the boat both ways and participate at both the Airlie Beach and Hamilton Island regattas.
Hopefully Malcolm will be able to join fellow RBYCers, Roger and Michelle Wale, in detailing their methods and generic mexico pharmacy viagra experiences in getting ready to go blue water racing at the next ORCV MLS introduction evening.
At any rate, well done ‘Caledonia’ and crew on choosing to go and “stick your nose in it” and all the very best for your campaign. We’ll be watching and reporting closely on your progress. One final note is that there’s one dash Malcolm and the crew assure me they’ll win, should the weather be inclement at the start: - the one to is viagra different from levitra the bar.
The proud owner on the transom and with his family at RYCV in Williamstown
By John Curnow