Amelie IV

Amelie IV

Fri May 27 7:41 2016 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 89.2nm (161.5km)
17 17.7S 178 59.1W
Weather: 10% cloud, winds 7 kts ESE, seas - m SW swell, 1017 baro.

Anchor down 11:00 am local time yesterday - Lomaloma, Vanua Balavu, Fiji


Wed May 25 7:30 2016 NZST
Speed: 2.0knts
Run: 75.5nm (136.7km)
Avg: 3.1knts
24hr: 74.5nm
18 34.7S 178 50.9W
Weather: 10% cloud, winds 6 kts ESE, seas 0.5 m SW swell, 1016 baro.

Enroute Fiji via Minerva Reef. Very light winds last 24 hrs with sailing between 1.5 and 5 kts. 73 nm to Vanua Balavu, Fiji


Tue May 24 7:11 2016 NZST
Speed: 3.0knts
Run: 123.3nm (223.2km)
Avg: 5.2knts
24hr: 125.3nm
19 40.2S 178 53.0W
Weather: 50% cloud, winds 9 kts S, seas 1.5 m SW swell, 1017 baro.

Enroute Fiji via Minerva Reef. Very light winds last 24 hrs with mix of motoring and sailing at <3 kts. 143 nm to Vanua Balavu, Fiji


Mon May 23 7:34 2016 NZST
Speed: 3.0knts
Run: 153.3nm (277.5km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 152.5nm
21 26.5S 179 06.5W
Weather: 70% cloud, winds 7 SSW, seas 2.5 m SW swell, 1014 baro.

Enroute Fiji via Minerva Reef. Departed Minerva for Fiji yesterday. 250 nm to Vanua Balavu, Fiji


Sun May 22 7:26 2016 NZST
Speed: 0.0knts
23 39.1S 178 53.7W
Weather: 80% cloud, winds 15 NW, seas ? m swell outside reef, 1011 baro. Front passed through around 4:00 am with winds approx 30 kts with gusts to 35 for about 45 mins.

Enroute Fiji via Minerva Reef. Departing Minerva for Fiji this morning. 420 nm to Vanua Balavu, Fiji


Wed May 18 9:36 2016 NZST
Speed: 0.0knts
Run: 139.3nm (252.1km)
Avg: 5.7knts
24hr: 137.8nm
23 39.1S 178 53.7W
Weather: 20% cloud, winds 15 SE, seas 1-1.5 m swell outside reef, 1018 baro

Enroute Fiji via Minerva Reef. Dropped anchor at 8:50 this am in SE corner of Minerva North. - nm to Minerva


Tue May 17 9:20 2016 NZST
Speed: 4.3knts
Run: 133.2nm (241.1km)
Avg: 5.2knts
24hr: 125.4nm
24 47.0S 179 16.6E
Weather: 10% cloud, winds 8 SE, seas light, 1018 baro

Enroute Fiji via Minerva Reef. Pleasant sailing under Genoa, mizzen staysail & mizzen. 120 nm to Minerva


Mon May 16 7:50 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 245nm (443.5km)
Avg: 5.1knts
24hr: 121.3nm
26 21.5S 178 02.8E
Weather: 20% cloud, winds 4 NNE, seas light, 1018 baro

Enroute Fiji via Minerva Reef. Motored thru night after 2 pleasant days of sailing


Sat May 14 7:21 2016 NZST
Speed: 2knts
Run: 231nm (418.1km)
Avg: 4.8knts
24hr: 114.5nm
29 53.9S 177 51.2E
Weather: 20% cloud, winds 7kts NE, seas light, 1021 baro

Enroute Fiji via Minerva Reef. Very light sailing after motoring thru night


Thu May 12 6:55 2016 NZST
Speed: 8knts
Run: 212.5nm (384.6km)
32 22.9S 175 14.3E
Weather: 80% cloud, winds 20kts NW, seas 1-1.5m, 1013 baro

Enroute Fiji via Minerva Reef.


Wed May 4 15:40 2016 NZST
Speed: 0knts
35 18.8S 174 07.34E
Weather: Light clouds, winds light out if North, 1023 baro

At anchor in Opua waiting for a good weather window to Fiji. Testing sat phone email system.


Thu Nov 19 23:48 2015 NZDT
Speed: 0knts
Run: 110.1nm (199.3km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 160.6nm
35 18.8S 174 07.34E
Weather: Calm, drizzly, 1021 baro

Amelie IV tied up to the Opua quarantine dock at 21:30 hrs. Thanks for the weather updates Gulf Harbour Radio. All's great.


Congratulations and Kia Ora to the Amelie IV Crew ! Thank you for bringing her here safe ! We will see you soon ! Celebration Dinner tonight ?!
Thu Nov 19 7:21 2015 NZDT
Speed: 05.5knts
Run: 143.4nm (259.6km)
Avg: 6knts
24hr: 142.9nm
33 48.2S 174 44.2E
Weather: 10-12 ESE, 1-2m seas, 15% cloud cover, 1018 baro

Final run into Opua. 95 nm to go.


Hi Guys ! We are waiting for you in Opua ! If we can get an ETA from you, we can head up the hill in Paihia to see you come in ! We have storted out accommodations for tonight and hope to see you in person tomorrow ! 3Ms
Wed Nov 18 7:16 2015 NZDT
Speed: 06.5knts
Run: 123.8nm (224.1km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 146.8nm
31 52.4S 173 49.9E
Weather: 15-20 SSW, 2-3m seas, 75% cloud cover, 1013 baro

Beating hard to windward. Will likely hold this tack until late afternoon before tacking. 205 nm to Opua. Likely Fri AM at this rate. All's well.


Tue Nov 17 11:02 2015 NZDT
Speed: 05.0knts
Run: 21.3nm (38.6km)
Avg: 4.9knts
24hr: 118.4nm
30 25.3S 172 36.3E
Weather: 17-20 SSE, 2-3m seas, 100% cloud cover, 1012 baro

David. As requested here's the front info. Passed through around 08:45 at approx. 30 20.0S / 172 36.0E. Wind quickly moved from NW to S-SE. Max sustained wind approx 20-25 kts for a 10-15 minutes from S. Max gust to 30 kts for very short period from roughly same direction. Wind now from SSE but clocking slowly toward the forecast SW. Currently motorsailing until wind clocks to SW. All's well.


Tue Nov 17 6:43 2015 NZDT
Speed: 06.4knts
Run: 181nm (327.6km)
Avg: 7.9knts
24hr: 190nm
30 07.0S 172 39.1E
Weather: 18 NW, 1.5-2m seas, 100% cloud cover, 1011 baro

Winds have continued backing to NW. Into North edge of front with overcast and light drizzle at times. Expect wind shift and change course for Opua mid afternoon. All's well aboard......but I had to find pants this morning so a little unhappy about that.......


Mon Nov 16 7:51 2015 NZDT
Speed: 06.0knts
Run: 181.9nm (329.2km)
Avg: 7.4knts
24hr: 177.7nm
27 39.58S 173 41.28E
Weather: 16 NNE, 1-2m seas, 25% cloud cover, 1015 baro

Winds have continued backing to NNE now. Speed slowed a bit for last 12 hrs running dead downwind. Getting a bit more westing for expected wind shift tomorrow.


Sun Nov 15 7:17 2015 NZDT
Speed: 07.4knts
Run: 201.8nm (365.3km)
Avg: 8.3knts
24hr: 199.9nm
25 08.27S 174 31.60E
Weather: 15-18 E, 2-3m seas, 25% cloud cover, 1016 baro

Winds have continued backing to E now to allow easier sailing south. Spent most of yesterday afternoon and early evening working through a few lines of squally crap with winds and seas 3+m. Smoother ride this morning with wind dropping back down and seas abating. Another day in paradise! Expecting to hold this course for next day until expected wind shift comes.


Sat Nov 14 7:03 2015 NZDT
Speed: 06.8knts
Run: 188.9nm (341.9km)
Avg: 7.8knts
24hr: 186.2nm
22 15.30S 175 02.17E
Weather: 15 ESE, 1-1.5m seas, 25% cloud cover, 1014 baro

Nice sailing so far. Altered course to stay east of 174 until wind shifts. All's well aboard.


Fri Nov 13 6:42 2015 NZDT
Speed: 06.8knts
Run: 134.5nm (243.4km)
Avg: 3.8knts
24hr: 91.2nm
19 39.59S 175 57.33E
Weather: 15 SE, 1-1.5m seas, 75% cloud cover, 1013 baro

Enroute to NZ after departing yesterday AM from Lautoka. All's well aboard.


Uncle Chris, the girls want to know if you have seen any Dolphins or whales. They also want to know if you're sea sick, but they hope not. Safe and smooth travels from the Squamish gang.
Wed Nov 11 19:19 2015 NZDT
Speed: 0knts
Run: 300.7nm (544.3km)
21 34.52S 175 35.18E

Back anchored off Bekana Is near Lautoka Fiji.....Full crew aboard. Don Langton, Bill Mulloy, Chris Riege & Jeff Seaborn from Canada all arrived, MC, Meg & Matthew flying to Auckland tomorrow PM. Planned departure for Amelie IV tomorrow AM. Mark


Safe Travels...we will be watching from Calgary!
Wed Nov 4 21:53 2015 NZDT
Speed: 0knts
Run: 55.2nm (99.9km)
17 35.51S 177 26.60E

Anchored off Bekana Is near Lautoka Fiji.....Beautiful evening....Waiting on crew for jump to NZ and testing out email position updates!


Please take care of our man Donny! We'll be watching closely back here in Ottawa. Bonne Voyage! Steve
Mon Nov 2 18:59 2015 NZDT
17 18.9S 178 13.7E

At anchor in Fiji


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