Anthea

Anthea

Fri Jun 22 7:06 2018 NZST
Speed:
0 knots
knts
Run: 59.6nm (107.9km)
17 06.7s 179 05.6e
Weather: 30% cloud cover; small squalls on horizon; 3-5 knots SE breeze around the point; barometer 1012.4

anchored at Namena Island on route to Savusavu


Wed Jun 20 7:03 2018 NZST
Speed:
0 knots
knts
17 19.5s 178 13.1e
Weather: 70% cloud cover; 5 knots E breeze; barometer 1014

anchored at Nananui-Thake Island, north Viti Levu, still enjoying fabulous kite boarding


Tue Jun 19 6:21 2018 NZST
Speed:
0 knots
knts
17 19.5s 178 13.1e
Weather: 10% cloud cover, mostly clear skies; 1o-15 knots SE breeze; barometer 1014.4

anchored at Nananui-Thake Island, north Viti Levu, enjoying kite boarding while the SE trades last.


Mon Jun 18 7:12 2018 NZST
Speed:
0 knots
knts
Run: 14.5nm (26.2km)
17 19.5s 178 13.1e
Weather: 5% cloud cover, mostly clear skies; 13-15 knots SE breeze;

anchored at Nananui-Thaka Island, north Viti Levu, enjoying kite boarding while the SE trades last.


Sat Jun 16 7:03 2018 NZST
Speed:
0 knots
knts
Run: 34.5nm (62.4km)
17 29.4s 178 21.2e
Weather: 5% cloud cover, mostly clear skies; 2-3 knots S breeze (but in sheltered anchorage); barometer 1016

anchored at Nasava Bay, northeast Viti Levu, heading to Nananui-Ra Island today.


Fri Jun 15 7:15 2018 NZST
Speed:
0 knots
knts
Run: 42.9nm (77.6km)
17 40.9s 178 50.2e
Weather: 15% cloud cover; 13 knots SE breeze; barometer 1016.0 and slowly rising; a few squalls here and there

had excellent sail yesterday from Namena Island to historic town of Levuka, on Ovalu Island.


Thu Jun 14 7:15 2018 NZST
Speed:
0 knots
knts
Run: 25.3nm (45.8km)
17 06.7s 179 05.6e
Weather: 15% cloud cover; 5-8 knots E breeze; barometer 1014.4 and slowly rising; less squally and fewer cumulo-nimbus than yesterday morning

still enjoying spectacular snorkeling at Save a Tack pass, here on Namena Island. May leave later today or tomorrow.


Mon Jun 11 7:03 2018 NZST
Speed:
0 knots
knts
Run: 38.5nm (69.7km)
17 1.3s 178 43.3e
Weather: 80% cloud cover; 2-5 knots E breeze; barometer 1015.2 and slowly rising; long line of cumulo-nimbus with squalls to the south of us in the Bligh Water

anchored on SW Vanua Levu after passage from Nananu-i Thake yesterday in light northerly winds; heading to Namena MPA today


Sat Jun 9 7:15 2018 NZST
Speed:
0 knots
knts
Run: 75.7nm (137km)
17 18.9s 178 13.6e
Weather: 80% cloud cover; 2-5 knots ENE breeze; barometer 1012.6 and slowly rising

anchored at Nananu-i Thake on the northern coast of Viti Levu; great kiteboarding yesterday and hoping for more today, but the wind shut down at 0330 after blowing 15-20 for most of the night


Mon May 28 7:06 2018 NZST
Speed:
0 knots
knts
Run: 67.1nm (121.5km)
17 55s 177 16e
Weather: 100% cloud cover; poor visibility, steady rain since 0300, light and variable wind from south

anchored at Momi Bay, proceeding to customs clearance at Vuda Pt. marina this morning


Sat May 26 6:27 2018 NZST
Speed:
4.4 knots
knts
Run: 278.2nm (503.5km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 142.4nm
18 49s 177 39e
Weather: 20% cloud cover; SE light and variable 4-8 knots; a few small squalls on northern horizon

a beautiful sailing day yesterday, following the wind as it veered to NE; blissful sunset reach in 4 knot NE; motor on at 2200 when wind shut down; motoring at low rpms and preparing for spin set with morning light as the SE breeze begins to fill in


Thu May 24 7:33 2018 NZST
Speed:
5
knts
Run: 120.9nm (218.8km)
Avg: 5knts
24hr: 118.9nm
22 13S 179 57E
Weather: 8-10SW, 100%cc

all well on board


Wed May 23 7:09 2018 NZST
Speed:
0 knots
knts
23 37.1s 178 54.8w
Weather: 100% cloud cover; wind west, 9-10 knots

anchored at North Minerva Reef, we plan to depart later today for Fiji


Tue May 22 7:18 2018 NZST
Speed:
0 knots
knts
23 37.1s 178 54.8w
Weather: 80% cloud cover; wind 3-5 knots out of NW

anchored at North Minerva Reef


Mon May 21 7:06 2018 NZST
Speed:
0 knots
knts
Run: 29.6nm (53.6km)
23 37.1s 178 54.8w
Weather: 100% cloud cover; wind 8 knots out of NE; light rain

Light wind, close hauled sailing yesterday to North Minerva Reef, occasionally motorsailing when the wind backed so we could time arrival for late afternoon; now anchored


Sun May 20 11:03 2018 NZST
Speed:
3.5 to 6.5 knots
knts
Run: 137.8nm (249.4km)
Avg: 4.9knts
24hr: 118.1nm
24 01.8s 179 02.6w
Weather: patchy high cloud cover; winds variable, Easterly winds 4-8 knots

Motorsailed yesterday, then wind came up at 0300 for delightful beat/close reach towards North Minerva Reef


Sat May 19 7:03 2018 NZST
Speed:
4 knots
knts
Run: 233.1nm (421.9km)
Avg: 9.6knts
24hr: 229.7nm
26 00s 179 23w
Weather: 100% cloud cover; winds variable, 5 knots or less.

Good sailing yesterday under spinnaker and then main and jib after dark. Wind backed to NE and lightened at 0300. Now motoring at low rpms.


Fri May 18 6:42 2018 NZST
Speed:
4.3 knots
knts
Run: 124.9nm (226.1km)
28 03.5s 176 23w
Weather: 100% cloud cover, SSE winds 7-9 knots

sailed until 10 p.m., then motored at low rpm; preparing to raise spinnaker with first light


Mon May 14 12:03 2018 NZST
Speed:
0 knots
knts
Run: 158.5nm (286.9km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 141.9nm
29 17s 177 53.8w
Weather: mostly cloudy with morning squalls; NNE winds 15-20 knots; 1.5 meter NE seas

we had a fast, close reach to the Kermadecs, where we are anchored and awaiting favorable winds for Fiji


Sun May 13 9:15 2018 NZST
Speed:
6 knots
knts
Run: 225.2nm (407.6km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 139.8nm
31 04s 176 13.7w
Weather: mostly clear with clouds on horizon; N winds 12-14 knots; 1 meter NE seas

making easterly towards 175 W; sailing at 40 to 45 degrees to the apparent wind in 1.5 meter seas


Fri May 11 18:36 2018 NZST
Speed:
4.7 knots
knts
Run: 114.5nm (207.2km)
Avg: 3.3knts
24hr: 78.2nm
32 26s 179 42.4w
Weather: mostly clear with clouds on Western horizon; NNE winds 7-10 knots; 1 meter seas

making easterly towards 175 W; sailing at 30 to 35 degrees to the apparent wind in light seas; slow passage, but safe and sweet light air sailing; hoping forecasted northerlies develop tomorrow to enable us to sail close to 61 degrees to our waypoint before heading NNW to Fiji


Thu May 10 7:27 2018 NZST
Speed:
5.5 knots
knts
Run: 158nm (286km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 166.7nm
33 14s 177 58.8w
Weather: 80% cloud cover; light and variable breeze

motoring in variable 2 knot breeze and 1/2 meter SE swell; great spinnaker reach yesterday and sailing through much of night. Making easting and likely to bear off closer to 90 degrees if morning weather check shows that is more favorable for sailing E to get NW angle on Fiji


Wed May 9 8:42 2018 NZST
Speed:
5.2
knts
Run: 518.9nm (939.2km)
34 08s 175 27.3w
Weather: 6-8 knots from SSE sector; clear dawn skies above with low clouds on horizon;

motoring in light SSE breeze and 1 meter SE swell; departed Opua Tuesday 1400 bound for Fiji; making easting in hopes of avoiding worst of northerlies; preparing to fly the spinnaker in morning light


Sun Nov 26 8:39 2017 NZDT
Speed:
6.5 knots
knts
Run: 199.5nm (361.1km)
Avg: 9.5knts
24hr: 227.5nm
32 54.02s 175 39.490e
Weather: 10-15 knots from ESE, 1 meter swell ESE, 100% cloud cover

fast sailing last 24 hours (position at 0830)


Sat Nov 25 11:36 2017 NZDT
Speed:
7.2 knots
knts
30 18.77s 177 09.720e
Weather: CORRECTION 15-20 knots from ESE, not SSE (rushing to get email out, apologies)

good sailing last 24 hours, but with variable wind conditions making for lots of reefing/trimming of sails


Sat Nov 25 7:54 2017 NZDT
Speed:
7.2 knots
knts
Run: 186.1nm (336.8km)
Avg: 7.7knts
24hr: 184.2nm
30 18.77s 177 09.720e
Weather: 15-20 knot winds from SSE, 100% cloud cover; 1.3 meter ESE combined seas

good sailing last 24 hours, but with variable wind conditions making for lots of reefing/trimming of sails


Fri Nov 24 7:39 2017 NZDT
Speed:
6.8 knots
knts
Run: 183.6nm (332.3km)
Avg: 7.7knts
24hr: 183.6nm
27 56.10s 178 36.500e
Weather: 15-20 knot winds from SE, gusting to 25; 90% cloud cover; 2 meter SE seas

sailing in gusty wind conditions; seas better organized and less steep than prior 24 hours


Thu Nov 23 7:39 2017 NZDT
Speed:
7.5 knots
knts
Run: 159.5nm (288.7km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 159.5nm
26 06.10s 179 14.055w
Weather: 18-20 knot winds from SE, gusting to 25; 20% cloud cover

sailing in steep 2 meter seas; uncomfortable, wet, but safe


Wed Nov 22 7:39 2017 NZDT
Speed:
5.7 knots
knts
Run: 145.9nm (264.1km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 146.5nm
24 24.28s 177 30.25w
Weather: 10 to 12 knot winds from SE sector; high clouds

sailing comfortably; seas building to 1.5 meters


Tue Nov 21 7:45 2017 NZDT
Speed:
5.8
knts
Run: 126.7nm (229.3km)
Avg: 3.3knts
24hr: 79.1nm
22 33.10s 176 24.155w
Weather: 8 to 10 knot winds from E to ESE sector; 100% cloud cover; light drissle

sailing comfortably in light breeze and gentle seas


Sun Nov 19 17:18 2017 NZDT
Speed:
0
knts
Run: 681.5nm (1233.5km)
21 07.577s 175 09.658w
Weather: light and variable winds from NW to W sector as trough passes; partly cloudy to mostly sunny; light rain throughout day

anchored off Big Mama's Yacht Club, Pangaimotu, Tongatapu; planning to depart for NZ 11/20.


Sun Nov 5 13:40 2017 NZDT
19 51S 174 24E

at anchor in Tonga awaiting a wx window to Opua


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