ANDIAMO

ANDIAMO

Sat May 26 21:09 2018 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 189.7nm (343.4km)
Avg: 4.9knts
24hr: 118.4nm
17 36.03S 177 26.47E
Weather: 0 knts SE, slight seas, overcast with showers, 1013.2 baro

At 7:45am local time on Saturday 26 May we transited Navula Pass and entered the quiet waters of Viti Levu, Fiji. Our passage from New Zealand to Fiji is complete and we are thankful for a safe and enjoyable passage.

Fri May 25 6:42 2018 NZST
Speed: 7-8knts
Run: 46.9nm (84.9km)
Avg: 9.1knts
24hr: 218.6nm
20 19.30S 177 09.60E
Weather: 17-19 knts SE, big swell from S and wind driven waves from SE, 590% clouds, 1013 baro

Rolling along in bumpy seas. Still reefed down and making good progress.

Fri May 25 6:42 2018 NZST
Speed: 7-8knts
Run: 0.7nm (1.3km)
20 19.90S 177 09.58E
Weather: 17-20 knts SE, big swell from SSW and wind driven waves from SE, 90% clouds, 1012.9 baro

wind came up about 0800 and we are sailing smartly with AWA around 45. Winds slowly pushing us a bit east of the rhumb line, but the ride is pretty nice like this. Know we are heading for an area of no wind, but enjoying the ride for now!

Fri May 25 1:33 2018 NZST
Speed: 7-8knts
Run: 125.8nm (227.7km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 162.8nm
21 00.00S 177 09.00E
Weather: 14-18 knts SE, big seas, clear skies, 1014.7 baro

Sailed NNE under spinnaker in light winds most the day. Caught a big mahi in the afternoon and by the time we had processed the catch and motored through some rain showers, the wind from the SE filled in and we roared off directly towards Fiji.

Thu May 24 7:00 2018 NZST
Speed: 5-6knts
Run: 40nm (72.4km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 150nm
22 46.77S 176 44.19E
Weather: 9-11 knts S, slight seas, 30% scattered clouds, 1014.4 baro

Sailed since midnight on stbd tack in light S winds. Waiting for the wind shift to SE. Going east as much as north, but allowed us to shut down the engines and give the off-watch a quiet night with a comfortable ride.

Looks like you’re making good progress!! Have you seen Anahata? I realize it’s a big ocean out there but you almost look like you’re sharing the same waves!! And other friends in the vicinity!
Thu May 24 0:36 2018 NZST
Speed: 4-5knts
Run: 119.6nm (216.5km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 162.2nm
23 05.87S 176 12.71E
Weather: 9-11 knts S, slight seas with big long swell from SW, clear skies, 1014.7 baro

Had a perfect day yesterday sailing under spinnaker in clear skies. Wind faded after sunset and we motored until midnight. WInd is backing towards SE as forecast, so we are now slowly sailing on stbd tack on a broad reach. More east than north at times, but we hope for the forecast wind shift that will carry us to Fiji.

Wed May 23 6:54 2018 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 51.4nm (93km)
Avg: 8.4knts
24hr: 202.2nm
24 49.55S 176 07.46E
Weather: 10 knts WNW, slight seas, mostly clear, 1012.8 baro

Lovely night sailing. Wind has faded a bit, but still making good progress north on broad reach.

Wed May 23 0:48 2018 NZST
Speed: 7-8knts
Run: 108.5nm (196.4km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 140.8nm
25 34.00S 176 11.33E
Weather: 14-16 knts SSW, slight seas, clear skies, 1012.4 baro

Kudos to the weather models, they called this one on the money! Winds clocked SW and skies cleared just as forecast. A transition day for us - sailing in light SE to motoring to now sailing on a broad reach in SSW winds. All is well!

Tue May 22 6:18 2018 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 132.9nm (240.5km)
Avg: 5.7knts
24hr: 136.6nm
27 07.63S 176 00.00E
Weather: 9 knts ESE, moderate confused seas SW + E, high thin clouds overhead and clouds on horizon to north , 1013.1 baro

Motored yesterday until noon and then have been sailing since in light winds - sometimes slowly in TWS 6-8 and often nicely in TWS 8-10. Had a nice run yesterday afternoon under spinnaker and caught a nice mahi for dinner. All is well.

Mon May 21 6:57 2018 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 186.1nm (336.8km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 147.9nm
28 58.50S 175 23.79E
Weather: 5 knts SE, calm seas, but a bit confused swell, mostly clear skies with clouds on the horizon to the north, 1015.7 baro

motoring and have been so for most of the past day and a half as we try to get north of this ridge. Pretty comfortable ride except for the drone of the engine. Happy to be up to 29S and will take it easy and sail slowly as we can while we wait for the favorable winds to build in over the next couple of days. We enjoy hearing from you! Please do not press "reply"; instead, cut and paste this address into a new email.

Sun May 20 0:45 2018 NZST
Speed: 5-6knts
Run: 117.3nm (212.3km)
Avg: 8.5knts
24hr: 204.7nm
31 38.50S 174 58.09E
Weather: 9-10 kn W, slight seas, clear sky 1018 baro

Ghosting along in light winds which are fading as expected. Had a lovely sail today. We'll let the sleeping off-watch enjoy the gentle rocking and quite as long as we can and then will fire up one engine and motor through the high pressure ridge.

Sat May 19 11:00 2018 NZST
Speed: 7-8knts
Run: 10.7nm (19.4km)
Avg: 3.2knts
24hr: 76.7nm
33 19.00S 174 38.50E
Weather: 11-13 knts WNW, slight seas, 50% clouds and scattered showers, 1019 baro

wind came up about 0800 and we are sailing smartly with AWA around 45. Winds slowly pushing us a bit east of the rhumb line, but the ride is pretty nice like this. Know we are heading for an area of no wind, but enjoying the ride for now!

Sat May 19 7:39 2018 NZST
Speed: 5-6knts
Run: 128.9nm (233.3km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 168.1nm
33 26.40S 174 31.84E
Weather: 7-8knts WNW, slight seas, 50% clouds and scattered showers, 1019 baro

sailing again in light winds. Alternating between motoring and sailing as wind allows. Andiamo ghosts along pretty well in light winds, so a leisurely sail in calm seas is not a bad thing.

this is so cool - glad you are making good progress and love the updates! missing those night views!!
Fri May 18 13:15 2018 NZST
Speed: 6 motoringknts
Run: 36.2nm (65.5km)
35 16.29S 174 06.25E
Weather: 6knts NW, 90% overcast, 1018.8 baro

Motoring out from Opua bound for Fiji

Yahoo! You are on your way.Have a safe and pleasant passage. Hope Andrew loves the new adventure.

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