Wed May 25 7:30 2016 NZST
Run: 75.5nm (136.7km)
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
Sun May 22 7:26 2016 NZST
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
Run: 139.3nm (252.1km)
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
Wed Nov 18 7:16 2015 NZDT
Run: 123.8nm (224.1km)
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
Run: 21.3nm (38.6km)
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
Run: 181nm (327.6km)
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
Run: 181.9nm (329.2km)
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
Run: 201.8nm (365.3km)
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.
Wed Nov 11 19:19 2015 NZDT
Run: 300.7nm (544.3km)
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
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