Sun Nov 9 19:28 2014 NZDT
Run: 84.7nm (153.3km)
30 18s 153 08e
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
Run: 197.6nm (357.7km)
29 26s 154 08e
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
Run: 199.2nm (360.6km)
27 54s 156 53e
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
Run: 170.7nm (309km)
26 11s 159 29e
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
Run: 208.1nm (376.7km)
24 31s 161 30e
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
Run: 140.5nm (254.3km)
23 04s 164 23e
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
Run: 76.3nm (138.1km)
22 17s 166 25e
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
Run: 387.5nm (701.4km)
22 09s 167 36e
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
19 42s 173 00e
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
Run: 181.5nm (328.5km)
19 42s 173 00e
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.
Sat Jun 7 4:23 2014 NZST
Run: 76.5nm (138.5km)
17 14s 179 17w
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
Run: 118.7nm (214.8km)
17 28s 179 35e
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
Run: 339.7nm (614.9km)
19 11s 179 34e
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.
Sat May 17 6:41 2014 NZST
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
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
23 53.963s 178 56.694w
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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