It has been a while for me that I’ve been to Sydney (14 years) and back then it was just a quick stop over… but let’s start with the delivery
We left Auckland on the 30th of November and set sail for a 1300nm trip to Sydney, Australia. The first couple of days were easy motor sailing conditions but there was always this front in the Tasman sea which we tracked on the forecast. It showed us a 180° wind shift and lots of rain on the forecast. Plus you never know how long the transition will be, so we were prepared for everything.
And guess what in between 10 seconds the wind shifted 180°, it was quiet amazing to see. After that the wind built slowly as well as the sea state, in the end we ended up in big sea and 30+ knots for approx. 26 hrs.
Still nice sailing, though ;o)
In the end of our delivery we had to use the good old diesel again and arrived safe just before midnight of the 6th of December.