Wed Nov 2 16:30 2016 NZDT
Speed: 8 nknts
Run: 75nm (135.8km)
Avg: 8.2knts
24hr: 197.8nm
Weather: 13-15 kn WNW 50% cloud cover barometer 1009.5 swell slight / wind driven waves about 1m

Sighted Cape Brett about an hour ago. Successfully navigated the high winds and squalls last night and this morning, but the shift to westerly winds came early.

Wed Nov 2 7:24 2016 NZDT
Speed: 6-8 with surfs to 10 nknts
Run: 63.2nm (114.4km)
Avg: 9.4knts
24hr: 224.7nm
Weather: 20-20 with gusts to 27 kn NNW 100% cloud cover and light rain in squalls barometer 1.5M wind wind driven seas 1011.3

Sailing broad reach in strong winds in rain squalls.

Wed Nov 2 0:39 2016 NZDT
Speed: 7-8 with surfs to 10 nknts
Run: 40.1nm (72.6km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 154nm
Weather: 18-20 with gusts to 23 kn NNW 20% cloud cover barometer 1014.1

Sailing wing-and-wing in strong winds. So far a comfortable ride.

Tue Nov 1 18:24 2016 NZDT
Speed: 6.8 nknts
Run: 71nm (128.5km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 163.8nm
Weather: 11 kn N 10% cloud cover barometer 1014.3 1m swell from SE

Motoring sailing in light winds. Just put up sails to get ready for coming wind.

Tue Nov 1 8:00 2016 NZDT
Speed: 5.5 nknts
Run: 35.3nm (63.9km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 166.1nm
Weather: 7 kn SE 10% cloud cover barometer 1015.9

Motoring in light winds.

Tue Nov 1 2:54 2016 NZDT
Speed: 6.5 nknts
Run: 186.8nm (338.1km)
Avg: 9.5knts
24hr: 228.2nm
Weather: 11-12 kn ESE 10% cloud cover barometer 1016.2

Had a tough day sailing in confused, big seas with wind in the high teens and gusts into the 20's. Things look to be finally settling down and wind is slowly shifting.

Mon Oct 31 7:15 2016 NZDT
Speed: 6.5 nknts
Run: 63nm (114km)
Avg: 4.1knts
24hr: 99.1nm
Weather: 17-19 kn SE with gusts to 23kn 2+m swell from the SSW 100% cloud cover barometer 1014.6

Motored south until we hit squalls with strong SW winds. Sailing since then in rough seas.

Sun Oct 30 16:00 2016 NZDT
Speed: 5.3 nknts
Run: 71.2nm (128.9km)
Avg: 7.7knts
24hr: 184.7nm
Weather: 9-11 kn SSE 125M 1m swell from the WSW 0% cloud cover barometer 1014.6

Have been sailing SW in light winds all day. Just turned south and are now motoring south.

Sun Oct 30 6:45 2016 NZDT
Speed: 6.5 nknts
Run: 71.3nm (129.1km)
Avg: 7.3knts
24hr: 175.5nm
Weather: 10-12 kn SE 125M 1m swell from the SSW 20% cloud cover barometer 1015.2

Had good winds overnight and made good progress to SW.

Sat Oct 29 21:00 2016 NZDT
Speed: 6.5 nknts
Run: 89.7nm (162.4km)
Avg: 8knts
24hr: 193.1nm
Weather: 12-14 kn SE 125M 1m swell from the SW 20% cloud cover barometer 1015.3.

Winds were lighter than forecast and more southerly today. Still managed to sail all day 5-7kn. Winds picked up again after sunset and went SE.

Sat Oct 29 9:51 2016 NZDT
Speed: 7.5knts
Run: 191.6nm (346.8km)
Avg: 2.9knts
24hr: 70.4nm
Weather: 11-12 knts 125M 1m swell from the SW 10% cloud cover barometer 1014.6.

Had a good day yesterday. 160 mile net towards Whangarei, NZ in past 24 hrs.

Wed Oct 26 16:30 2016 NZDT
Speed: 0.0knts
Run: 468.7nm (848.3km)
Avg: 3.9knts
24hr: 92.5nm
Weather: 13knts ESE 1.5m swell from the SW 60% cloud cover - low clouds under blue sky.

At anchor at North Minerva Reef. Arrived today around noon. Diverted here due to deteriorating weather forecast on original route..

Fri Oct 21 14:50 2016 NZDT

At anchor waiting for a weather window for the passage to New Zealand.

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