Adamite

Adamite

Fri Dec 1 11:39 2017 NZDT
Run: 181.9nm (329.2km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 170.9nm

In Newcastle waiting for customs. Beautiful night with stars and moon entering Australian waters. We could smell land way out at sea. We got the mainsail off and hamish will get the boom off as soon as possible. Very glad the boom held it together so we could keep sailing with the mainsail up.

Härligt att höra att allt gått bra! Hoppas att ni får bra hjälp med bommen och allt fix nu. När flyger ni till Auckland/ Florida? Kramar ☃️☃️💕
Thu Nov 30 10:06 2017 NZDT
Speed: 6knts
Run: 169.3nm (306.4km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 168.6nm

150 mile run in last 24 hours . Have mostly been motoring except for a fe hours round sunset. Auto pilot fault so allot of hand steering, whew! 160 miles to Newcastle where we have found someone to repair our cracked boom.

Wed Nov 29 10:00 2017 NZDT
Speed: 5.6knts
Run: 179.9nm (325.6km)
Avg: 7.2knts
24hr: 173.7nm

152 mile run in last 24 hours . Wind died around 3 am, and we have been motoring since. A few flying fish and birds are our only company out here.

Tue Nov 28 9:09 2017 NZDT
Speed: 7.0knts
Run: 186.6nm (337.7km)
Avg: 7.5knts
24hr: 180.2nm

another 170 mile run in last 24 hours means we have completed 540 miles. Lots of wind fluctuations, gennaker up and down and now poles out in 15-20 knots.

Mon Nov 27 8:18 2017 NZDT
Speed: 7.4knts
Run: 65.5nm (118.6km)
Avg: 11.6knts
24hr: 278.2nm

coming to the end of another 24 hr run, will be about 170 miles. Perfect conditions with 15 knots just aft of beam and slight seas. Rain stopped but showers about.

Mon Nov 27 2:39 2017 NZDT
Speed: 7.4knts
Run: 57.6nm (104.3km)
Avg: 8.3knts
24hr: 198.9nm

Can see a bit of moon and stars ! Very nice sailing! Eating last of our French cheeses

Sun Nov 26 19:42 2017 NZDT
Speed: 7.4knts
Run: 81.7nm (147.9km)
Avg: 8.2knts
24hr: 196.1nm

cloud drizzle and some lightening around . We making good progress, we done 269.5 miles 34 hours

Sun Nov 26 9:42 2017 NZDT
Speed: 8.2knts
Run: 144.4nm (261.4km)
Avg: 12.6knts
24hr: 302.7nm

We have a new 24 hour record of 198 miles !! Big smile on Hamish!

Sat Nov 25 22:15 2017 NZDT
Speed: 8.5knts
Run: 137.7nm (249.2km)
Avg: 10.6knts
24hr: 254.2nm

We are ripping along! Surfed one wave at 14 knots of speed!

Sat Nov 25 9:15 2017 NZDT
Speed: 8.7knts
Run: 16.7nm (30.2km)

Bye Noumea. 20 knots of E wind. Nice to be out in the open water again

Sun Nov 19 13:27 2017 NZDT
Run: 10.6nm (19.2km)

Anchored at ilot amedee phare. This is the tallest lighthouse structure in he Southern Hemisphere! Built 1862 in Paris it was shipped out here and erection completed in 1865. Has 247 steps to viewing platform and is 56 meters high. Beautiful design of function and form!

Wed Nov 8 17:18 2017 NZDT
Run: 246.3nm (445.8km)

Anchored at Miatri island. Paddle board this morning and saw turtles everywhere! Waiting for kite wind!

Wed Nov 1 14:54 2017 NZDT
Speed: 8 nknts
Run: 139.7nm (252.9km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 157nm

we haven't had even a splash of water on deck! Woke up wondering if we were anchored :-) 10-15 knots SE winds push us steadily along. We started thinking about the tide gate at Goro..... need t be there by 8 pm tomorrow, have to average 6 knots...... come on :-)

Tue Oct 31 17:33 2017 NZDT
Speed: 8 nknts
Run: 329nm (595.5km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 169.8nm

very chilled passage so far. 290 miles to go, have mostly sailed, but motor is assisting now. The end of month batgammon game, points are neck and neck!

Sun Oct 29 19:03 2017 NZDT
Speed: 8 nknts
Run: 929.4nm (1682.2km)
Avg: 3.7knts
24hr: 89nm

Great to be at sea again! Caught a Spanish mackerel earlier and got it all vacuum bagged and into freezer. Red sky tonight :-)

Thu Oct 19 8:29 2017 NZDT
Run: 972.8nm (1760.8km)
Avg: 11.2knts
24hr: 269.8nm
Weather: cloudy

wanted to leave today but it is better if they wait until tomorrow

Sun Oct 15 17:57 2017 NZDT
Speed: 0 nknts
Run: 5nm (9.1km)
Avg: 100knts
24hr: 2400nm

Great to hang out at musket again. Good social, great kiting and surfing. Hard to beat this place!

Hello from Lucy, We have been following your progress since Minerva Reef, sounds like you are having a grand time. The French authorities won't let us stay more than 3 months so back to Aus for the silly season then continue up to Japan next year. We have just about completed our circumnavigation of the Loyalty Islands and Grande Terre .On our way down the west coast to Noumea before departing for Bundaberg. fair winds Kristal and Gerwyn
Sun Oct 15 17:54 2017 NZDT
Speed: 0 nknts
Run: 8461.3nm (15315km)
Avg: 69.3knts
24hr: 1663.8nm

Surfing today and having a blast!! Stunning day.

Tue Oct 10 15:51 2017 NZDT
Speed: 0 nknts
Run: 8487.8nm (15362.9km)
Avg: 270.3knts
24hr: 6487.5nm

Surfing today and having a blast!! Stunning day.

Mon Oct 9 8:27 2017 NZDT
Speed: 0 nknts
Run: 23.2nm (42km)

At beautiful Navadra islands. Perfect sunset over sandspit. We feeling very lucky!

Sun Oct 8 17:15 2017 NZDT
Speed: 0 nknts
Run: 18.3nm (33.1km)

Anchored by Mantaray passage. Unfortunately no luck for us to see them.

Sat Oct 7 13:48 2017 NZDT
Speed: 0 nknts
Run: 19.4nm (35.1km)

Blue lagoon. Boats tourists hotels makes this place busy. A fire struck and we had to shift to avoid smoke and debris! Had some drinks ashore and meet other boaties and we also picked up our new guests Amanda and Peter!

Mon Oct 2 18:42 2017 NZDT
Speed: 0 nknts
Run: 5.8nm (10.5km)

This is one of our all time favourite anchorages. White sand beaches and wilderness. Even the small house in corner is now gone! No boats :-) nice to be back after 14 year absence!

Mon Oct 2 6:39 2017 NZDT
Speed: 6 nknts
Run: 107nm (193.7km)
Avg: 5.5knts
24hr: 132.7nm

great night sail, moon almost full, then the stars, a gentle 15 knot SE pushing us along. First class passage!

Sun Oct 1 11:18 2017 NZDT
Speed: 6 nknts
Run: 55.6nm (100.6km)

Sailing away from Savusavu! Had 4 great and productive nights! Boat full of goad now and heading towards Yasawas

Mon Sep 25 13:39 2017 NZDT
Run: 10.4nm (18.8km)

Anchored in Viani Bay . Today one year ago we left Auckland to live onboard Adamite!! It's been a great year. Snorkelling and walking on the agenda today

Sat Sep 23 12:57 2017 NZST
Run: 16.3nm (29.5km)
Avg: 7.4knts
24hr: 177.8nm

Matagi island by Qamea island. A breach volcano bay. Very nice and sheltered in here . No palm trees on the beach , so almost a feeling of NZ , but with 3 little turtles swimming around it's definitely not.

Sat Sep 23 10:45 2017 NZST
Run: 19nm (34.4km)

50 at Yanuca island by Ring gold passage. Little private beach and beautiful snorkelling.

Wed Sep 20 6:18 2017 NZST

50 miles from Port Albert to Naqelelevu island. Wild and remote lagoon.

Wed Sep 20 6:12 2017 NZST

Port Albert on Rambi is a stunning bay. Great coral and beautiful beach! A couple of days to chill out with the Maloney.

Mon Sep 18 10:24 2017 NZST

Loretta and Jim joined us ! Nice to have friends onboard .

Sun Sep 17 13:57 2017 NZST
Run: 182nm (329.4km)

After a 30 hours sail from Fulaga lagoon we tucked in to this sheltered bay at Qamea island and had a great sleep

Sat Sep 9 17:48 2017 NZST
Run: 2.2nm (4km)

A real beautiful island, proper "casterway island" feel. There was a village person living there alone for his last 20 years in a great hut with food and cooking shelter. He died recently and everything remains exactly as he left it on the last day of his life. He did some great planting and with four sand beaches and a hidden garden this is as close to paradise as land can get.

Mon Sep 4 18:21 2017 NZST
Run: 0.8nm (1.4km)

after five days of kiting the wind finally dropped. Moved boat to be near pass and snorkelled through. Pretty amazing. Pot luck dinner with all four boats in lagoon, and what a fest.

Sun Aug 27 18:42 2017 NZST
Run: 21.7nm (39.3km)

Made the pass at 10 am with slack current and sun behind us. Such an amazing lagoon, the best I have ever seen by far. We will be here for at least 2 weeks! Hamish had a great kite session this afternoon. Sevu sevu at the village tomorrow morning.

Sat Aug 26 9:54 2017 NZST
Run: 42.4nm (76.7km)
Avg: 4.9knts
24hr: 117nm

wind turned SE at dawn and we could not make it to the slack tide at falunga. Pulled in to Namuka and anchored at 0830 am. Beautiful spot in 5 m over sand.

Sat Aug 26 1:12 2017 NZST
Speed: 7knts
Run: 78.1nm (141.4km)
Avg: 5.5knts
24hr: 132nm

departed vanubalavu at 1600, midnight at Lekemba. Nice passage so far, no moon and loads of stars. Destination Falunga.

Fri Aug 25 11:00 2017 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 60.3nm (109.1km)
Avg: 3.4knts
24hr: 81.8nm

Mini boi round here. Enough room for one boat to swing. Beautiful :-)

Thu Aug 24 17:18 2017 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 62.9nm (113.8km)

Interesting land locked lagoon. Great dinghy and Sup exploring inland and outside. Some stunning beaches along this coast.

Tue Aug 22 15:36 2017 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 1.2nm (2.2km)

Nice to be in a sheltered harbour with a fresh water spring gushing out behind boat for washing. Great walks up into a cobra plantation as well.

Thu Aug 17 14:00 2017 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 23nm (41.6km)
Avg: 2.7knts
24hr: 63.8nm

Anchored in one of the most beautiful anchorages I ever visited, WOW!

Thu Aug 17 5:21 2017 NZST
Speed: 7.5knts
Run: 21.3nm (38.6km)

main down and only staysail up in middle of night with lightning around us and 30 knots but now sailing along good in nice breeze!!

Wed Aug 16 15:36 2017 NZST
Speed: 7knts
Run: 69nm (124.9km)

we off to vanabalavu in Lau group now, 110 miles to ESE. We on the back of a small front so winds are now south and we are happy, should be there in the morning.

Fri Aug 11 14:51 2017 NZST
Speed: 7.5knts
Run: 256.9nm (465km)
Avg: 8.5knts
24hr: 203.5nm

great sailing towards Fiji with new record run ,174 miles. Very pleasant out here!

Thu Aug 10 8:33 2017 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 3.5nm (6.3km)

wind 110 and 25 knots, perfect kiting spot. Nice walk up to chapel as well.

Tue Aug 8 8:24 2017 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 13.9nm (25.2km)

Feels like being anchored in Minerva reef, wild! Great kiting place. French bread, wine and cheese, not cheap though!

Mon Aug 7 5:12 2017 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 105.7nm (191.3km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 163.1nm

Almost there, raising the French and yellow flag. Near full moon so bright out and dawn very soon, perfect timing. Excited for a coffee and croissant!

Sun Aug 6 13:39 2017 NZST
Speed: 7.5knts
Run: 156.7nm (283.6km)
Avg: 7.2knts
24hr: 171.7nm

Having a great sail towards Wallis. We will have to slow down soon to arrive in daylight. 25 knots of wind plus at the moment. 2 reef in but will drop main soon.

Sat Aug 5 15:45 2017 NZST
Run: 23.8nm (43.1km)

Had 2 days at this lovely car free Island in a lagoon . Saw a big turtle!! Island is called Manon. Leaving soon for Wallis

Mon Jul 31 21:03 2017 NZST
Run: 39.4nm (71.3km)

Samoa is awesome! Bikes out, surf on. Rented a van and been round island doing the water slides and water falls and sea trench and surf. Like an older version of rangitoto, lots of fresh scoria rock. Lovely people!

Fri Jul 28 6:00 2017 NZST
Speed: 7knts
Run: 170.6nm (308.8km)
Avg: 7.7knts
24hr: 184nm

Samoa here we come! Good to see land again after a squally night! Soon we will round the south corner of Samoa and head for Apia.

Thu Jul 27 7:45 2017 NZST
Speed: 7.7knts
Run: 185.9nm (336.5km)
Avg: 9.1knts
24hr: 219.2nm

Great Sailing out here in 20 knots of wind from SE . Looks like we will have 164 miles done in our first 24 hour sail.

Wed Jul 26 11:24 2017 NZST
Run: 15.8nm (28.6km)
Avg: 28.7knts
24hr: 689.5nm

Blue lagoon- great snorkelling on the outer boomies and a sweet sup surf for hamish as well. A whale at the lagoon entrance to top off a great day!

Wed Jul 26 10:51 2017 NZST
Speed: 5.8knts
Run: 15.8nm (28.6km)

Set sail for Samoa this morning! Saw some whales breaching big time!! Not so much wind but it will kick in later! It's nice to be sailing again out in the ocean.

Sun Jul 23 18:27 2017 NZST
Run: 10.1nm (18.3km)

Blue lagoon- great snorkelling on the outer boomies and a sweet sup surf for hamish as well. A whale at the lagoon entrance to top off a great day!

Fri Jul 14 17:24 2017 NZST
Run: 4.7nm (8.5km)
Avg: 47knts
24hr: 1128nm

This is a great spot ! Watch a big humpback whale breaching behind our boat 10x! Wow, nature at its best! Private and beautiful.

Fri Jul 14 17:18 2017 NZST
Run: 7.1nm (12.9km)

Sailed out round all southern islands on blue bird day. Lots of whale encounters! Explored at Maninita island by dinghy but need less swell to enter here in adamite!

Tue Jul 11 12:00 2017 NZST
Run: 3.7nm (6.7km)

Has to be the best kite boarding place ever! Euaiki island next door has some great Jurassic type landscapes worth exploring.

Sat Jul 8 17:09 2017 NZST

Anchored by Tapani Island. Taxi pickup tonight heading fir the big town to watch the Lions versa All Black!! Hopeful for some kiting today!!

Sat Jul 8 8:42 2017 NZST
Run: 3.5nm (6.3km)

Anchored by Tapani Island. Taxi pickup tonight heading fir the big town to watch the Lions versa All Black!! Hopeful for some kiting today!!

Tue Jul 4 9:15 2017 NZST
Run: 4.1nm (7.4km)

Anchored, crystal clear water an amazing place!

Mon Jul 3 6:24 2017 NZST
Run: 10.4nm (18.8km)

anchored, snorkelling on the coral gardens just outside lagoon. Amazing. Head in for kings birthday tomorrow.

Fri Jun 30 14:36 2017 NZST
Run: 5.6nm (10.1km)

anchored, after 2 days of kiting off Mounu island we have moved to the most eastern edge of Vav'au. Wild and remote here at Kenutui island, kiting will be on once I have recovered.

Tue Jun 27 14:24 2017 NZST
Run: 61.5nm (111.3km)

Anchored in Port Maurelle in Vavau. Congratulations to ETNZ!! Fantastic to watch them race!! Party and fire on the beach tonight.

Sun Jun 25 13:39 2017 NZST
Run: 57.7nm (104.4km)

anchored, great turn up for ETNZ racing this morning at the mango bar. Bit too exciting! Go boys ! Out at Mala island for the day then back in for more racing tonight. Great snorkelling and swimming here!

Sat Jun 24 12:09 2017 NZST
Speed: 7knts

passage north, departed at 1 am. Two reefs and staysail, 20-30 knots and rough seas. Vavau a welcome sight this morning!

Fri Jun 23 7:15 2017 NZST
Speed: 7knts
Run: 55nm (99.6km)
Avg: 4.2knts
24hr: 100.4nm

passage north, departed at 1 am. Two reefs and staysail, 20-30 knots and rough seas. Vavau a welcome sight this morning!

Thu Jun 22 18:06 2017 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 0.1nm (0.2km)

anchored mushroom bay, Haano Is. limestone cliffs and islands make it beautiful !!! Heading 60 miles north to Vavau tomorrow to prepare for AC cup, can't wait!

Wed Jun 21 18:12 2017 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 31.5nm (57km)

anchored off the north end of Faleloa island. Great sail up from Uoleva. Another kite surf resort so kiting is on menu for tomorrow. Snorkelling looking great as well.

Fri Jun 16 6:21 2017 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 20.5nm (37.1km)

Had a great sail to Haafeva island. Really good snorkelling here and with the amazing vulcano island Kao as a backdrop this anchorage is pretty special.

Sun Jun 11 6:18 2017 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 5.7nm (10.3km)

another amazing anchorage. Beautiful yoga resort ashore and we are enjoying a studio on the beach. First whales sighted for this season.

Sounds as if you are in paradise .. the Tonga / Vava'u area my most favourite. ,,,, just magic! So Enjoy!!! We are having a family gathering here a Malc's on 24th with his two sons & the grandchildren xxx Wens
Fri Jun 9 12:30 2017 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 117.4nm (212.5km)
Avg: 2.7knts
24hr: 65.4nm

was an amazing passage to Ha apai! Great to be here and unwind. Will have the place to ourselves as the ICA fleet depart Sunday. Lots to explore and great kiting and surfing to be had.

Wed Jun 7 17:24 2017 NZST
Speed: 6.0knts
Run: 68.3nm (123.6km)
Avg: 7.3knts
24hr: 176.3nm

more perfect sailing today with sunshine. Reefed down tonight to slow for landfall tomorrow at 6 am. Looking forward to a run on the beach!

Wed Jun 7 8:06 2017 NZST
Speed: 6.0knts
Run: 163.9nm (296.7km)
Avg: 8knts
24hr: 191nm

perfect sailing conditions on way 163 miles in first 24 hours. Stewart our self steering servo doing all the work.

Tue Jun 6 11:30 2017 NZST
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 33.9nm (61.4km)

perfect sailing conditions on way to Hapai. This is sailing in its best sense! Two more nights but the moon is almost full :-)

Tue Jun 6 11:30 2017 NZST
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 31.1nm (56.3km)

perfect sailing conditions on way to Hapai. This is sailing in its best sense! Two more nights but the moon is almost full :-)

Mon Jun 5 11:42 2017 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 0.8nm (1.4km)

At anchor in north Minerva reef. Moved over to east side of lagoon. Crayfish and wahoo for dinner. Go tnz for tomorrow! Passage to Tonga for us......

Sat Jun 3 16:42 2017 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 137nm (248km)

At anchor in north Minerva reef. Lots of boats in here which is a nice feeling in such lonely place in the ocean. Getting reports about americas cup. Great stuff...go team nz! Overcast today but warm.

Fri Jun 2 14:18 2017 NZST
Speed: 4.5knts

great snorkelling yesterday then a meal on board halo. A few chores today and might move to north Minerva tomorrow.

Thu Jun 1 10:57 2017 NZST
Speed: 4.5knts

still motor sailing in light SE winds. Looks like 12 noon at the entrance to south Minerva. Can't wait!

Thu Jun 1 0:09 2017 NZST
Speed: 4.5knts

motor sailing in light SE winds. Have slowed down to make sure we don't get there too early, four other yachts have converged out of the big blue

Wed May 31 16:30 2017 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 72.2nm (130.7km)
Avg: 4.6knts
24hr: 110.7nm

motor sailing in light SE winds. Will try keep 5.5 knots to make south Minerva mid morning tomorrow.

Wed May 31 0:51 2017 NZST
Speed: 7knts
Run: 86.1nm (155.8km)
Avg: 13.7knts
24hr: 328nm

midnight watch change and down with gennaker and back out with jib, breeze round to east 8 knots.

Tue May 30 18:33 2017 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 76nm (137.6km)
Avg: 7.3knts
24hr: 176.2nm

amazing weather, sun and shorts. Had our spinnaker up for 3 hours and now the genniker. Lots of sail changes!

YAY! tracking you guys - loving the progress xox
Tue May 30 8:12 2017 NZST
Speed: 5.8knts
Run: 60.2nm (109km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 168nm

Wind is about 8 knots from behind, so not very useful. Motoring through the night with clear beautiful skies. Saw some shooting stars and a aeroplane flying north! It's magic out here.

Mon May 29 23:36 2017 NZST
Speed: 6.2knts
Run: 58.2nm (105.3km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 158.8nm

Wind is about 8 knots from behind, so not very useful. Motoring through the night with clear beautiful skies. Saw some shooting stars and a aeroplane flying north! It's magic out here.

Mon May 29 14:48 2017 NZST

finally got sailing again, SSW 18

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