Alchemy II

Alchemy II

Sun Nov 1 10:57 2015 NZDT
Run: 24nm (43.4km)
24 45.62008S 152 23.29524E

Arrived Port Nundaberg Marina Friday morning. Taking it easy, and spending too much money with access to too many shops!


Fri Oct 30 8:36 2015 NZDT
Speed: 7.5knts
Run: 133.4nm (241.5km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 169.8nm
24 35S 152 43E
Weather: 18-20 kts , 100 deg t, baro: 1026.9 , seas: 1.5m , sky: 100%cc

About 20 miles from Bundaberg. Reported at 10/29/2015 7:31 PM UTC using Airmail Custom Position Report


Thu Oct 29 13:45 2015 NZDT
Speed: 6.0knts
Run: 41.3nm (74.8km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 167.1nm
23 19.40S 154 18.97E
Weather: 5 kts, variable, baro: 1026.1, 2m crossed seas: , sky: 70%cc

Motoring. Hoping for forecast wind to pick up later in the day. Reported at 10/29/2015 12:39 AM UTC using Airmail Custom Position Report


Thu Oct 29 7:49 2015 NZDT
Speed: motoring at 6knts
Run: 60.3nm (109.1km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 165.1nm
22 55.81S 154 48.29E
Weather: 6 kts , 135 deg t, baro: 1025.8, seas: 0.5m , sky: 60%cc

Reported at 10/28/2015 6:40 PM UTC using Airmail Custom Position Report


Wed Oct 28 23:03 2015 NZDT
Speed: 7.2knts
Run: 44.6nm (80.7km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 167.3nm
22 20.26S 155 29.86E
Weather: 10-12 kts , 125 deg t, baro: 1026.6, seas: 1m

Moon's out, all is well. Reported at 10/28/2015 9:58 AM UTC using Airmail Custom Position Report


Wed Oct 28 16:39 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5.3knts
Run: 46.2nm (83.6km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 149.2nm
21 48.39S 155 53.65E

Reported at 10/28/2015 3:36 AM UTC using Airmail Custom Position Report


Wed Oct 28 9:13 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5.2knts
Run: 119.9nm (217km)
Avg: 8.4knts
24hr: 201.2nm
21 18.85S 156 22.84E
Weather: 10 kts , 140 deg t, baro: , seas: 1m, sky: 20%cc

Winds lighter this morning. Reported at 10/27/2015 8:08 PM UTC using Airmail Custom Position Report


Tue Oct 27 18:55 2015 NZDT
Speed: 6.6knts
Run: 47.9nm (86.7km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 140.8nm
20 12.89S 157 48.93E
Weather: 10 kts , 130 deg t, baro: 1024.4, seas:

(our status). Reported at 10/27/2015 5:51 AM UTC using Airmail Custom Position Report


Tue Oct 27 10:45 2015 NZDT
Run: 0.8nm (1.4km)
19 52.93S 158 27.76E

Planning to resume our trip to Bundaberg around 9am today (Tuesday). Expecting to arrive there on Friday morning. Reported at 10/26/2015 9:39 PM UTC using Airmail Custom Position Report


Mon Oct 26 8:04 2015 NZDT
Run: 20.8nm (37.6km)
19 53S 158 27E

At anchor. All okay. Reported at 10/25/2015 6:58 PM UTC using Airmail Custom Position Report


Sat Oct 24 7:49 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5.0knts
Run: 66.8nm (120.9km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 142.3nm
19 43.21S 158 43.17E
Weather: 6 kts , 135 deg t, baro: 1025.1, seas: calm, < 0.5m swell, sky: 10%cc

Motoring, Reported at 10/23/2015 6:43 PM UTC using Airmail Custom Position Report


Fri Oct 23 20:33 2015 NZDT
Run: 35.8nm (64.8km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 142.4nm
19 30.99S 159 43.38E
Weather: kts , deg t, baro: , seas: , sky:

Motor sailing, COG 259Tt. Reported at 10/23/2015 7:27 AM UTC using Airmail Custom Position Report


Fri Oct 23 14:31 2015 NZDT
Speed: 4.5 - 5knts
Run: 40.8nm (73.8km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 165nm
19 24.45S 160 15.58E
Weather: 5-6 kts , 345 deg t, baro: 1023.8 , seas: 1m SE swell , sky: sunny

Sailing in very light airs. Reported at 10/23/2015 1:26 AM UTC using Airmail Custom Position Report


Fri Oct 23 8:34 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 86.6nm (156.7km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 158.3nm
19 16S 160 52E
Weather: NNW8, less than 1m swell, 60%cc

Thu Oct 22 19:27 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5.2knts
Run: 69.7nm (126.2km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 145.9nm
19 00.61S 162 09.85E
Weather: 5-10 kts , 60 deg t, baro:1023.2 , seas: 1.0 SE & 1.5 S, sky: 100%cc

Motoring since mid morning. Tried the kite for a while, but too light and rolly to set. Reported at 10/22/2015 6:22 AM UTC using Airmail Custom Position Report


Thu Oct 22 7:59 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5.0knts
Run: 89.7nm (162.4km)
Avg: 7.3knts
24hr: 174.8nm
18 46.23S 163 11.99E
Weather: 10 kts , 104 deg t, baro: 1023.7 , seas: 1m SE, sky: 90%cc

Almost through the Chesterfield Grand Passage. Reported at 10/21/2015 6:50 PM UTC using Airmail Custom Position Report


Wed Oct 21 19:40 2015 NZDT
Speed: 7.5knts
Run: 44.4nm (80.4km)
Avg: 8.5knts
24hr: 203.6nm
18 22.01S 164 30.07E
Weather: 14 kts , 120t, baro: 1023.3 , seas: 1.5m, sky: 95%cc

COG 261T. Reported at 10/21/2015 6:36 AM UTC using Airmail Custom Position Report


Wed Oct 21 14:26 2015 NZDT
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 50.2nm (90.9km)
Avg: 7.7knts
24hr: 183.9nm
18 15.96S 165 10.15E
Weather: 13 kts , se , baro: 1023.5, seas: 1.5m, sky: 70%cc

Reported at 10/21/2015 1:21 AM UTC using Airmail Custom Position Report


Wed Oct 21 7:53 2015 NZDT
Speed: 7.6knts
Run: 120.2nm (217.6km)
Avg: 8.4knts
24hr: 202nm
18 09.04S 165 55.42E
Weather: 12 kts , 130 deg t, baro:1022.5 , seas: 1.5m SE , sky: 20%cc

Good sail through the night, all okay. COG 262Tt. Reported at 10/20/2015 6:47 PM UTC using Airmail Custom Position Report


Tue Oct 20 17:36 2015 NZDT
Speed: 7.3knts
Run: 39.6nm (71.7km)
Avg: 4.5knts
24hr: 107.2nm
17 51.72S 167 43.64E
Weather: 12-14 kts , 154 deg t, baro:1020 , seas:diminishing, 1.5 to 2m, sky: 5%CC

35 m wsw of Port Vila, heading for Bundaberg via New Cal Grand Passage, COG 260Tt. Reported at 10/20/2015 4:28 AM UTC using Airmail Custom Position Report


Tue Oct 20 8:44 2015 NZDT
Run: 0.5nm (0.9km)
17 44.58712S 168 18.99807E

Planning to leave Port Vila mid-morning today to sail to Bundaberg Australia


Thu Oct 15 12:59 2015 NZDT
Speed: 0knts
17 44.85S 168 18.67E
Weather: variable 10-20 kts , 90 to 135 deg t

Still on a mooring in Port Vila, testing to see if the customised automatic position report in Sailmail will work. COG t. Reported at 10/14/2015 11:52 PM UTC using Airmail Custom Position Report


Wed Oct 14 22:49 2015 NZDT
Run: 0.2nm (0.4km)
17 44.858s 168 18.675e

On a Yachting World mooring at Port Vila, waiting for good weather to go across to Australia. There are several boats here wanting to do the same thing. If possible, David and Patricia, if you have time, could you please include some info on your GHR sked re the weather for this passage (Port Vila to Bundaberg, passing through the New Cal Grand Passage, or going over the top of New Cal). Thanks so much for the fantastic GHR service you provide - it's very much appreciated.


Wed Sep 30 9:35 2015 NZDT
17 44.71022S 168 18.68793E

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