Acrux

Acrux

Tue Jan 26 15:19 2016 NZDT
Run: 102.6nm (185.7km)
Avg: 4.3knts
24hr: 102.6nm
27 17.8596S 153 12.9162E

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Well done! You've made it. Best wishes for your time in Australia and watch out for all the poisonous snakes and spiders. Look forward to hearing about the next stage of your lives. Hope you have lots of success. xx
Thu Jan 21 11:32 2016 NZDT
Run: 41.2nm (74.6km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 152.9nm
23 27.4014S 162 48.8454E

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weather looks the same next two days Fri/Sat winds easing

Looks like you are making good time, and will reach the Hervey Bay boat club for Monday dinners two for the price of one. Remember the good time you had there Kat?
Wed Jan 20 8:07 2016 NZDT
Run: 91.7nm (166km)
Avg: 9.6knts
24hr: 230.5nm
22 41.7666S 165 4.5954E

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winds forecast from southwest for next few days.Same as what you have now. When you get about halfway there is a large patch with very little wind its maybe 100nm wide. That's on Sunday. Take care don't relax too much keep your eye on the ball. Be safe.Tie on at night. xox Dad

looks like you have made a good start. windyty shows clear weather for some time
Tue Jan 5 23:51 2016 NZDT
Run: 469.3nm (849.4km)
22 16.62s 166 25.69e
Weather: SE 10kts, bar 1009 hPa, 15% cloud

Arrived in Noumea on Sunday, and treated ourselves to cheeses, french baking and red wine :-) Keen to get moving to Australia but watching what Ula is up to first...


I don't know if its the remnants of the cyclone, but looks like the centre of a low is headed your way in the next few days.
Sat Dec 19 15:03 2015 NZDT
Run: 1nm (1.8km)
15 31.36s 167 09.82e

Getting ready to leave Luganville this afternoon for Noumea by Christmas. Wind currently coming from where we want to go but forecast to change to Easterly. We are loaded up with sacks of cacao, virgin coconut oil and kava powder for our new small business 'The Little Shipping Co.'


The little shipping company is all go by the looks of it. Have a safe trip. Learn French on the way to Noumea Lots of love Dad and Mum
Sat Nov 21 8:35 2015 NZDT
Run: 40.3nm (72.9km)
15 30.98s 167 10.58e
Weather: 15-20kts SE 1008hpa

Arrived Luganville, Santo on Thursday afternoon. Not the most sheltered anchorage but hopefully sailing to the nearby Malo and Aore islands to find vanilla and cacao today.


Will you be leaving Vanuatu soon, and heading to Australia. Let us know when you leave, so we can keep a track of you.
Sun Nov 15 10:07 2015 NZDT
Run: 40.8nm (73.8km)
16 3.4s 167 24.3e

Arrived at Port Stanley, Malekula last night. Anchored with SV Messalina in the lee of Norsup Island.


Fri Nov 13 13:37 2015 NZDT
Run: 86.6nm (156.7km)
16 32S 167 46E
Weather: 15kts S 80% cloud 1008 hpa

Meskylnes and not a good place to be heard from !


We are both fine. Couldn't get through to Gulf Harbour radio on the HF radio so sent an update through the internet. This was Patricia's update on behalf. We are now close to the top of Malekula, tell mum the island of cocoa plantations...

Aha, Now I see, bad HF reception and broadcast.
Tue Nov 10 13:45 2015 NZDT
Run: 76.7nm (138.8km)
17 41.5s 168 15.9e
Weather: 10 kt ESE bar 1003

At Port Vila, just about to head to Malakula Island. Should take around 18 hrs, going to sail overnight and get to the south of the island in time for the incoming tide. We'll be sailing with Jonathan and Cara on SV Messalina.


Fri Oct 30 8:57 2015 NZDT
Speed: 4.5knts
Run: 77nm (139.4km)
18 29S 169 05E
Weather: 12SE, 0.5m seas, 5%cc1013

3pOB from Tanna to Port Vila


Sat Oct 24 8:33 2015 NZDT
Run: 51.9nm (93.9km)
19 31.64562s 169 29.5794e
Weather: no wind, 1016, 95%cc,

trucking to Lanekei today for a music festival


Have a great trip to Port Vila today. Will ring you on Friday night.
Fri Oct 16 8:55 2015 NZDT
20 14s 169 46e

staying put until the tropical depression sorts itself out


Hi Seiorse and Kat hope all is well. Any sign of movement yet? Whats the weather doing now?

Are you talking weather or just sad feelings. I could understand getting depressed being in the tropics, sitting on the ocean in the warm sun, fishing, surfing, visiting exotic locations. I could go on and on. Hah ha, but the weather is certainly warming up here at home.

Hi, Haven't heard from you in a while, where are you at the moment.

There hasn't be much of any of that going on here, the wind has been around 20 knots for 2 weeks, so we haven't been keen to leave here and take a beating. Now with the tropical depression we are keeping an eye on it and hopefully will have the opportunity to go to Tanna when that dissipates. Still no sad feelings here! We have been keeping ourselves occupied on the land :-)
Mon Oct 5 8:29 2015 NZDT
Run: 36.8nm (66.6km)
20 14s 169 46e
Weather: Se 15-20, 1020, 80%cc,

arrived Aneityum 1400 Sat, and have a public holiday today monday so not yet checked in


Sat Oct 3 9:19 2015 NZDT
Speed: 260tknts
Run: 126.4nm (228.8km)
Avg: 5.1knts
24hr: 122.6nm
20 15S 170 20E
Weather: 25-30SE, g35, 100%cc

now arriving Aneityum


Aneitum is part of an ancient axis of sites that form a circle around the world at its latitude it is aligned with the pyramids, of giza, angkor wat in cambodia. , macchu piicy and easter island well done arriving safely, looks like it was a bit rough out there xxx George and Megan
Fri Oct 2 8:35 2015 NZDT
Speed: 4.5knts
Run: 148.2nm (268.2km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 148.2nm
19 51S 172 14E
Weather: 12SE, 1-2m E swell, 100%cc, 1017

160bn to Tanna. had 25 kts wind last night, and went through the axis of the trough with a wind change


Hi Kathryn and Seiorse, Hope you are having a drama free trip and make your destination safely. Nanna sends her love. Love Mum. Xx

Nearly there, you must be feeling some of the effects of the large weather mass in the northern hemisphere. Good Luck.
Thu Oct 1 8:35 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5knts
Run: 150.4nm (272.2km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 150.5nm
19 18S 174 26E
Weather: 10ENE, 2m E swell, 100%cc, 1016

Wed Sep 30 8:36 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 63.7nm (115.3km)
Avg: 4.3knts
24hr: 102.1nm
18 06S 176 21E
Weather: 10E, 90%cc, 1014, S swell

Tue Sep 29 17:38 2015 NZDT
Speed: 3knts
Run: 18nm (32.6km)
17 48s 177 16e
Weather: SW wind very light, 7 kts

Hoping once we get out of Viti Levu's wind shadow the wind will be a bit stronger and not coming from where we want to go! Just about to start the motor to see if we can get out the passage and get set up on our rhumbline for Vanuatu before dark.


Tue Sep 29 8:50 2015 NZDT
Run: 4.4nm (8km)
17 35.915s, 177 26.391e

Leaving today from Fiji to Tanna Vanuatu


Thu Sep 24 16:16 2015 NZST
Run: 17.4nm (31.5km)
17 38.6s 177 23.5e

Watching the weather for the next week as preparing for the Fiji to Vanuatu passage


Tue Aug 11 21:49 2015 NZST
Run: 3.1nm (5.6km)
17 44.369S 177 8.808E

Happy to have found a reasonably sheltered anchorage with the friendly company of the NZ boat 'Navire' who we have up until now only known through the morning gulf harbour radio net. Planning on going snorkeling tomorrow around honeymoon island, and we are expecting an early visit from some young Fijian guys frim a local village for a lure making 'workshop'. They came by today asking us for a new fancy plastic lure but were shocked to hear Kat invite them back to make a lure out of an old rainbow umbrella!


Wed Jul 22 18:02 2015 NZST
Run: 20.9nm (37.8km)
17 46s 177 11e
Weather: 20 kts SE

Anchored near Musket Cove


Sat Jul 18 7:37 2015 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 130.3nm (235.8km)
Avg: 5.4knts
24hr: 130.1nm
18 04S 177 13E
Weather: 25%cc, flat seas 1015, 10NE

10nm from Navilla Passage. had 20-25 at Kadavu last night


Happy birthday Seiorse. Found out about yit from your father. What a huge adventure. Keep tacking or whatever you do on boats. Love and xxs Imelda and Adrian
Fri Jul 17 7:34 2015 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 119.5nm (216.3km)
Avg: 5knts
24hr: 119.5nm
19 54S 177 41E
Weather: NE12, 10%cc, 1018

Now concentrating on sail trim to get as much performance heading wise as possible!


Thu Jul 16 7:34 2015 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 117.1nm (212km)
Avg: 4.9knts
24hr: 116.7nm
21 30S 176 59E
Weather: 12NE 1017, sea flat 1-2m swell

are too far west for comfort as will have NE wind to contend with on arrival. Oh dear Tacking ahead!


Wed Jul 15 7:29 2015 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 153.8nm (278.4km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 154.2nm
23 07S 177 32E
Weather: ENE15-20, seas 2m. 1025 down, lght wispy 50% cc

fantastic radio signal. Eta Fri evening lautoka


Tue Jul 14 7:33 2015 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 143.6nm (259.9km)
Avg: 6knts
24hr: 143.6nm
25 19S 177 54E
Weather: 20-25E, 2m swell, 100%cc, 1030

will get a bit of easting in to avoid the NE winds that are coming


How far to destination? You look further away from fiji on farkwar than you do on yit
Mon Jul 13 7:33 2015 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 252.1nm (456.3km)
Avg: 5.3knts
24hr: 126.1nm
27 23S 177 40E
Weather: e5-10, sea 1-2m, 90%cc, 1033

really hard to hear by anyone


Making good progress, are you back under sail? Mum anD Dad
Sat Jul 11 7:35 2015 NZST
Speed: 4.8knts
Run: 140.1nm (253.6km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 139.7nm
30 58S 176 53E
Weather: S13, 1.2m swell, 10%cc, 1030

still hard to hear


Don't forget to log your position on farkwar more regularly. How is the weather now.
Fri Jul 10 7:31 2015 NZST
Speed: 7knts
Run: 129.1nm (233.7km)
Avg: 5.4knts
24hr: 129.1nm
32 40S 175 35E
Weather: 25SW, 2m swell, 1027, 30%cc

all well. Thanks Maunie for the relay


Thu Jul 9 7:31 2015 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 111.3nm (201.5km)
33 44S 173 45E
Weather: 20S, 2m

Thanks to maunie for relay. Will copy them better tomorrow when they are further away from GHR

Left yesterday from Opua bound Fiji.


Sat Jul 4 21:57 2015 NZST
35 18.78s 174 07.58e

At anchor in Opua, watching the weather figuring out if we leave for Fiji tomorrow (Sunday) or Monday


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