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Calling all Catalina 275 owners

Nov 21, 2020
2
Catalina 275 Sport Sydney, Australia
G'day dleckenby, great to read your coast passage to Coffs aboard 'Last Tango' went well. Any coastal/offshore passage is satisfying to complete so to deliver your own boat home behind that southern break wall would have been a satisfying result. Well done Mate.

Also great mention of your unexpected marine life encounters along the way. Likewise I had a dolphin pod escort aboard 'Sapphire' about 8-9 months ago of the NSW coast. I had previously seen dolphins/porpoises whilst sailing in other parts of the world however only 1-2 at a time beneath the bow and/or jumping out of the water alongside. But this day was different. Without warning at least a dozen popped out on all sides - including little calves - arcing along as I sailed/surfed my way back in towards Sydney ahead of a Nor'easter breaking swell. After a good long 5-10 mins with me whistling and banging with a winch handle against the side of the hull to keep their attention... they eventually peeled away to continue down the coast.

Of course I was on my own that day so every time have told the story since over beers have been made to feel as though a tree might have fallen in the woods ;-)

Thanks for the heads up, once the border reopens will keep an eye out for 'Cinnamon'. Along with 'Ciara' (also on YouTube) she will be third C275 moored on Sydney Harbour.
Hi Boxing Roo,
I am the lucky new owner of 'Cinnamon'. Finally got her down to Sydney (ended up popping her on a truck) and have been enjoying Sydney Harbour in her with some gentle cruising and social racing.

Have her moored at North Harbour.
 
Jul 24, 2018
30
Catalina 275 36 Sydney Harbour
Hi Boxing Roo,
I am the lucky new owner of 'Cinnamon'. Finally got her down to Sydney (ended up popping her on a truck) and have been enjoying Sydney Harbour in her with some gentle cruising and social racing.

Have her moored at North Harbour.
Hi Cycleox,
Congrats with the boat. I'm moored a bit upstream, other side of Gladesville Bridge.
Had a great sail back down from Pittwater yesterday returning from annual haul out in Newport (a fraction cheaper up there [at least that's what I tell myself and better half]).
With Summer a week away you've timed this well. Look forward to seeing you out and about mate!
Cheers
 
Nov 21, 2020
2
Catalina 275 Sport Sydney, Australia
Hi Cycleox,
Congrats with the boat. I'm moored a bit upstream, other side of Gladesville Bridge.
Had a great sail back down from Pittwater yesterday returning from annual haul out in Newport (a fraction cheaper up there [at least that's what I tell myself and better half]).
With Summer a week away you've timed this well. Look forward to seeing you out and about mate!
Cheers
Looked like a nice weekend for coming back down the coast.
I am a member of PAC in Pittwater and was thinking of running up there to do my annual antifoul too - though it would be a DIY job and a first time for me after only owned trailer yachts previously.
 
Mar 11, 2014
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Hi Boxing Roo,
I am the lucky new owner of 'Cinnamon'. Finally got her down to Sydney (ended up popping her on a truck) and have been enjoying Sydney Harbour in her with some gentle cruising and social racing.

Have her moored at North Harbour.
3 275s in one harbor that quite impressive, almost makes a fleet. Its likely the most 275s in one place across the globe... Sail well!
 
Jun 6, 2016
157
Catalina 275 Wilmette, IL
3 275s in one harbor that quite impressive, almost makes a fleet. Its likely the most 275s in one place across the globe...
In 2019, we had three 275s in Wilmette Harbor and all within 250 yards of each other. I still think we have three, just one didn't get dropped in this year. I have a friend that is trying to upgrade his Capri22 to a C275, but it will be at least a few years before a bigger spot opens up (took me 10 years just to get in with a Capri22, 8 more to move up to a 27' slip and another 9 to a 37' slip).