Alaeris

Alaeris

Sun Nov 9 19:28 2014 NZDT
Speed: anchoredknts
Run: 84.7nm (153.3km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 169.9nm
Weather: wind 8 NE, clear, seas calm.

Great sail until Sunday early AM the motored in. Anchored at Coffs at 3PM Sunday 9/11.

Sun Nov 9 7:30 2014 NZDT
Speed: 7.5knts
Run: 197.6nm (357.7km)
Avg: 8.1knts
24hr: 195.6nm
Weather: wind L&V, 15% low level clouds, seas calm.

Great sail until early AM when wind shut off. Now motorsailing towards Coffs. ETA 1500 9/11.

Sat Nov 8 7:15 2014 NZDT
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 199.2nm (360.6km)
Avg: 8.3knts
24hr: 199.1nm
Weather: wind S 10kn, 35% low level clouds, sea less than 1M S

L&V last 24 hours, Southerlies started around 4AM. All is well aboard.

Fri Nov 7 7:14 2014 NZDT
Speed: 7.5knts
Run: 170.7nm (309km)
Avg: 7.3knts
24hr: 174.6nm
Weather: wind ENE 12, 55% low level clouds, sea less than 1M E

All is well aboard. Motorsailing.

Thu Nov 6 7:46 2014 NZDT
Speed: 7.5knts
Run: 208.1nm (376.7km)
Avg: 8.5knts
24hr: 203.7nm
Weather: wind E with a little S 20, 75% low level clouds, clearer to W, sea 1.5M SE with some residual S 1M

All is well aboard. Still planning to stay above 27S until next front passes.

Wed Nov 5 7:15 2014 NZDT
Speed: 7.8knts
Run: 140.5nm (254.3km)
Weather: wind SE 15 G20, 80% thick low level clouds, sea 1.5-2M SSE

On passage to Coffs. Good sail over night though was stuck in 1.5kn foul current until 5AM. Now getting .5kn push. Planning to stay north of 27s until the next front/trough passes on 7-8th then dive south.

Sun Oct 5 12:42 2014 NZDT
Speed: 0knts
Run: 76.3nm (138.1km)
Avg: 2.6knts
24hr: 62.7nm
Weather: wind SE 15, 50% mid level cloud cover

All is well, anchored in Noumea will clear in Monday AM.

Sat Oct 4 7:29 2014 NZDT
Speed: 7.2knts
Run: 387.5nm (701.4km)
Avg: 15.8knts
24hr: 379.3nm
Weather: wind SE 15 G20, 60% low level cloud cover, seas moderate with 1M SE-S wind chop. No S swell yet..

All is well, Havannah Pass around 10:00 then off to Noumea before sundown.

Fri Oct 3 6:58 2014 NZDT
Speed: 6.5knts
Weather: wind SE 10, 100% clear skies overhead with scattered low level clouds all around on far horizon, seas calm with slight SE swell .5M.

All is well, motorsailing against 1.5-2kn ENE setting current for 8 hours....yuck.

Thu Oct 2 7:18 2014 NZDT
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 181.5nm (328.5km)
Avg: 7.9knts
24hr: 190.6nm
Weather: wind ESE 8, thick cloud bands on N through S horizon, clear overhead, waves 1.5M SSE with some chop.

All is well, motorsailing until winds refill from SE, shooting for Havanah Pass Saturday afternoon.

Wed Oct 1 8:27 2014 NZDT
Speed: 7knts
Run: 378.3nm (684.7km)
Weather: wind SSE 15 G20, 20% mid level cloud, waves 2MSSW sloppy

On passage from Fiji to Noumea

Thu Jun 12 6:32 2014 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 3.3nm (6km)
Weather: wind L&V in anchorage E to ENE, 60% high level cloud, some patchy low level cumulos.

Anchored Bay of Islands.

Wed Jun 11 7:02 2014 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Weather: wind L&V in anchorage, 60% low cumulos, some showers.

Anchored Bay of Islands.

Tue Jun 10 6:42 2014 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Weather: E 5-10, 100% clear skies.

Anchored Vanua Balavu.

Sun Jun 8 6:51 2014 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 20.9nm (37.8km)
Weather: ESE 10 - 15, 100 overcast with showers.

Anchored Vanua Balavu.

Sat Jun 7 4:23 2014 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 76.5nm (138.5km)
Avg: 3.2knts
24hr: 76.1nm
Weather: SE15-20 all day yesterday, waves built to 3M confused. Lots of mid to low level thick cumulos at sunset, gusty but dry. ESE20-25 all night. Now backed to E15, 40% cloud cover of same mid to low cumulos.

Waiting for sun to enter Vanua Balavu.

Fri Jun 6 4:15 2014 NZST
Speed: 7knts
Run: 118.7nm (214.8km)
Weather: ESE 15-18 consistently all night, 1-2 meter swell SE....steep. Clear most of the night some low cumulos but dry.

Sailing to Lau

Thu May 22 5:40 2014 NZST
Speed: 7knts
Run: 339.7nm (614.9km)
Weather: finally some E in wind 15knts SSE G20, seas 2M S swell 1M SW wimd wave, 90% thin mid level cumulos, halo around moon. Rain and squalls most of night, lifting now.

Sailing to Savusavu ETA Friday AM.

Wed May 21 6:08 2014 NZST
Speed: 7knts
Weather: 15knts SSW, seas 2.5M S swell 1.5M SW wimd wave, 30% low cumulos cloud cover.

Sailing to Savusavu ETA Friday AM.

Tue May 20 6:47 2014 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Weather: 15knts S ,seas 2M, 40% low cumulos cloud cover.

Anchored Minerva. Finally settled below 20kn last night.

Sat May 17 6:41 2014 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Weather: 20knts SSE, gusting 25kn, seas 2M, 100% cloud cover.

Started blowing around 5PM last night and has been steady. Not much in the way of rain yet. No squalls.

Thu May 15 17:33 2014 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Weather: 20knts ESE, seas rising to 2M, 100% cloud cover.

Arrived at Minerva 8AM after calm night L&V easterlies. Stayed L&V and partly sunny until about 3PM when a huge band of line squalls moved over area bringing 30+kn for about 1 hour. Now settled to 20's. Some rain but mostly wind.

Thu May 15 5:52 2014 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Weather: 5knts ESE, seas calm, 60% cloud cover.

Just outside North Minerva waiting for light. Easy night, no squalls but no wind either.

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