Left pittwater around 7am and headed south. Wind dropped off to nothing after expecting a 10 knot northerly. Had to motor all the way until about 4 miles from port hacking, then trimmed the sails and managed 8.5 knots with a slight northly breeze. Went past sydney harbour about 11 am accompanied by 4 whales. Now at anchor at port hacking to sit out a strong wind warning overnight. Looks like it will be scotch filet with honey carrots and muchroom sauce as we didn’t catch a mackeral on the lure on the way down. Will use the stopover to add some cleats to the stern to better secure the tender in readiness for white knuckle GAB crossing.