Tue Nov 13 6:45 2018 NZDT
6 knts
Run: 168.9nm (305.7km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 165.5nm
34 02.414S 174 28.40E
Weather: 11 knts SE, slight seas, 40% high scattered clouds and many low heavy clouds to the west where NZ lies, 1021.7 baro

Nice sail yesterday. Wind died about midnight and we motored south. WInd just came up at 0630 and now sailing again. 65 nm to Bay of Islands!

Mon Nov 12 6:15 2018 NZDT
5.7 knts
Run: 174.8nm (316.4km)
Avg: 7.3knts
24hr: 174.4nm
31 39.344S 175 06.592E
Weather: 7 knts ESE, slight seas, 20% clouds, 1021.2 baro

Motorsailed yesterday most the day yesterday and then about 1930 was able to sail nicely until 0330 this morning. Now motoring again in light winds. We are continuing to take a tack out to a waypoint about 150nm NE of Cape Brett and hope to sail in when the wind fills in from the SE later today.

Sun Nov 11 6:12 2018 NZDT
6.5 knts
Run: 161.5nm (292.3km)
Avg: 7.2knts
24hr: 172.3nm
29 08.164S 174 51.427E
Weather: 5-6 knts E, calm seas, 10% clouds, 1018.9 baro

Had a beautiful sail yesterday in light winds. Put some easting in as we'll need that and more later. Started motoring at 4am as wind faded away. 357 nm to Bay of Islands.

Sat Nov 10 7:42 2018 NZDT
4-5 knts
Run: 188nm (340.3km)
Avg: 7.5knts
24hr: 180.8nm
26 50.360S 174 22.017E
Weather: 10 knts ENE, slight seas, 10% scattere clouds, 10196.2 baro

wind slowly faded during the night. Now ghosting along in light winds while the off-watch sleeps. Will probably have to start motoring soon. In the meantime trying to get some easting in to help with the last half of the passage

Fri Nov 9 6:45 2018 NZDT
7 knts
Run: 104.7nm (189.5km)
Avg: 7.5knts
24hr: 180.1nm
24 07.320S 174 14.722E
Weather: 13-16 knts SE, slight seas, 90% clouds and numerous squalls, 1013.9 baro

wind dropped overnight - finally! Nice to sail in something less than 20kn.

Looking like better days ahead - sounds like it's getting colder and shorts may get tucked away soon!!

Hello Crew. So happy to see you on the map. The most recent update I see is 11/9/18 @ 6:45am. Go Andiamo!.
Thu Nov 8 16:48 2018 NZDT
7-8 knts
Run: 94.3nm (170.7km)
Avg: 8.9knts
24hr: 213.5nm
22 41.217S 174 46.379E
Weather: 17-19 knts SSE, moderate to large seas, 30% scattered clouds, 1011.8 baro

wind is still 5-8 kn stronger than the gribs and we continue to accept getting pushed west of the rhumb line to get a decent ride and keep the speed up going south. Hopefully we will eventually find lighter air and can then sail more direct to Whangarei

Thu Nov 8 6:12 2018 NZDT
7 knts
Run: 126.9nm (229.7km)
Avg: 7.5knts
24hr: 180.2nm
21 25.300S 175 19.420E
Weather: 17-19 SSE, moderate seas, mostly clear with a few scattered clouds, 10191.6 baro

winds have finally dropped below 20kn and seas have settled down some.

Glad to hear things are calming down a bit. Wow! What a busy sail?! I’m checking to see who is around you!!
Wed Nov 7 13:18 2018 NZDT
6-7 knts
Run: 159.3nm (288.3km)
19 51.92S 176 21.87E
Weather: 13 knts ESE, confused seas, 100% clouds and light rain

Blew hard all night 28-33 kn and most the morning 20-25. Squalls earlier and now we are in a large area of showers

Wed Oct 24 0:00 2018 NZDT
Run: 12.4nm (22.4km)
17 46.224S 177 22.819E
Weather: Calm scattered clouds 1011.6 baro

At Denarau marina and will be looking for a weather window to NZ beginning in a week or so.

Sat May 26 21:09 2018 NZST
0 knts
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
7-8 knts
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 6:42 2018 NZST
7-8 knts
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 1:33 2018 NZST
7-8 knts
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
5-6 knts
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
4-5 knts
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
6 knts
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
7-8 knts
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
5 knts
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
6 knts
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
5-6 knts
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
7-8 knts
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
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
6knts motoring
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.
Wed Nov 2 16:30 2016 NZDT
8 kn
Run: 75nm (135.8km)
Avg: 8.2knts
24hr: 197.8nm
34 50.43s 174 28.00e
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
6-8 with surfs to 10 kn
Run: 63.2nm (114.4km)
Avg: 9.4knts
24hr: 224.7nm
33 45.40s 174 24.58e
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
7-8 with surfs to 10 kn
Run: 40.1nm (72.6km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 154nm
32 50.73s 174 18.71e
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
6.8 kn
Run: 71nm (128.5km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 163.8nm
32 16.06s 174 15.01e
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
5.5 kn
Run: 35.3nm (63.9km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 166.1nm
31 14.65s 174 09.00e
Weather: 7 kn SE 10% cloud cover barometer 1015.9

Motoring in light winds.

Tue Nov 1 2:54 2016 NZDT
6.5 kn
Run: 186.8nm (338.1km)
Avg: 9.5knts
24hr: 228.2nm
30 44.02s 174 09.53e
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
6.5 kn
Run: 63nm (114km)
Avg: 4.1knts
24hr: 99.1nm
28 32.74s 175 59.07e
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
5.3 kn
Run: 71.2nm (128.9km)
Avg: 7.7knts
24hr: 184.7nm
27 38.21s 176 04.36e
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
6.5 kn
Run: 71.3nm (129.1km)
Avg: 7.3knts
24hr: 175.5nm
27 00.14s 176 59.11e
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
6.5 kn
Run: 89.7nm (162.4km)
Avg: 8knts
24hr: 193.1nm
26 19.08s 177 50.90e
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
Run: 191.6nm (346.8km)
Avg: 2.9knts
24hr: 70.4nm
25 48.81s 179 10.81e
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
Run: 468.7nm (848.3km)
Avg: 3.9knts
24hr: 92.5nm
23 39.436s 178 54.011w
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
18 39.390S 173 59.180W

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

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