Aurelia

Aurelia

Sun Jul 15 0:00 2018 NZST
Run: 102.1nm (184.8km)
17 73.33S 168 32.73E

now on the mooring at PV

Fri Jun 29 14:09 2018 NZST
Run: 411.9nm (745.5km)
Avg: 8.2knts
24hr: 197.1nm
19 32.03s 169 15.91e

We have arrived at Lenakel / Tanna Island! A little bit tired but excited to be here.
Total distance covered 1281.9 NM in 7 days 3 hours 45mins.
The last 24 hours have been busy - we have hand steered her for the last 14 hours - there seems to be some electrical issue with the auto pilot that needs investigating. That and the 30 knot winds have made for a pretty bumpy ride with a lot of spray flying. Max speed was over 12 knots under two reefs in the main most of the genoa furled. Last day 24 hour run was 206NM - pretty happy to his that milestone. Now for customs etc ...
Other than that we are in More photos will come through mobile internet soon!

Hi Guys and well done. Been tracking you up to Vanuatu. However www.yit.nz now showing you in the north Pacific past Marshal Islands???? Enjoy your break and talk soon. Tony

Well done. Hope you clear soon so you can get ashore.
Wed Jun 27 12:00 2018 NZST
Run: 138.5nm (250.7km)
Avg: 7.4knts
24hr: 178.2nm
25 24.90s 170 18.35e
Weather: Another beautiful day, 50% cloud, wind from SSE @18 knots

A gibe at 7:40am, now the wave is behind us pushing forward to Vanuatu. M is doing minor fixing with D's help. Mr. T is make beer bread!! Hopefully we will get Tanna on Friday! Yeah

Great progress. Hope Shirley’s beer bread recipe worked out. Thanks for all the updates Sean.

Nice teamwork!
Tue Jun 26 17:21 2018 NZST
27 07.90s 171 27.60e

Just in case the update at lunch time with image upload has not show up.
We have had another beautiful day. Preparing dinner and waiting for the sunset. Engine is on for 2 hours just for battery charging. It is perfect sailing condition today! My guess we are close to 8 on average.

Kia hora te marino, Kia whakapapa pounamu te moana, Kia tere te karohirohi, Ma Io koutou e manaaki, e tiaki, I nga wa katoa. Kia Tina ! Tina ! Hui e ! Taike e !
Tue Jun 26 17:15 2018 NZST
Run: 45.6nm (82.5km)
Avg: 9knts
24hr: 216.7nm
27 07.90s 171 27.60e

Just in case the update at lunch time with image upload has not show up.
We have had another beautiful day. Preparing dinner and waiting for the sunset. Engine is on for 2 hours just for battery charging. It is perfect sailing condition today! My guess we are close to 8 on average.

Tue Jun 26 12:12 2018 NZST
Run: 187.2nm (338.8km)
Avg: 7.9knts
24hr: 189.6nm
27 39.45s 171 54.51e

Weather is perfect - we re now over 1/2 way and it feels like a downhill run all the way from here. Bright sunshine and a few fluffy clouds. Some of the crew are in shirts and shorts as the temp is warming up. Contemplating Shirley's chicken pie for dinner tonight - with left over curry for lunch. Pretty much all we do is sleep and eat

I've updated their co-ordinates. The E had been left off, back on the map now.

Hi Mike, What are your co-ordinates? Lokking good
Mon Jun 25 12:30 2018 NZST
Run: 142.6nm (258.1km)
Avg: 7.5knts
24hr: 179.2nm
30 03.47s 173 20.38e
Weather: breezing from east at 12~15 kts, turning to south, partly cloudy, sea wave 1m, almost no swell.

After a whole night of into-wind sailing, we are closer to our destination. Everyone is fine. Small staysail has bee put up. We are trying generator at the moment. This is just a quick update

Just so cool to see how you're going - sending our best love, Steve & Henny

Hi Guys, Love following your progress. Looks like you are making some headway now. Fingers crossed for fair weather days and helpful winds :)
Sun Jun 24 17:24 2018 NZST
Run: 33.1nm (59.9km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 167.3nm
32 07.280S 173 21.170E

BBQ dinner!

Sun Jun 24 12:39 2018 NZST
Run: 0.6nm (1.1km)
32 33.72s 173 34.60e
Weather: sunny and much warmer than in Auckland (20C in cabin). 1m sea swell, no wind

We have to motor again, not only for the batteries but there is no wind again! Updated grib files shows we are in a no-wind zone. The whole crew has had a shower and all on board are fresh and happy. Sandwiches for brunch. Happy sunshine motor sailing in calm conditions - looking for some breeze to come in from the SW overnight.

Hi team Aurelia. Thanks for the fab photos and posts. Great to see you’re making progress but guess you would like more wind. X
Sun Jun 24 12:09 2018 NZST
Run: 106.4nm (192.6km)
Avg: 5.4knts
24hr: 129nm
32 34.23s 173 34.86e

glassy water

sunset or sunrise?
Sat Jun 23 16:21 2018 NZST
Run: 27.3nm (49.4km)
Avg: 8.7knts
24hr: 208nm
34 05.81s 173 49.59e

Just another afternoon update , we have a pleasant breeze southwestly at around 17 knots. M and T are busy at minor fixings, D and me are just eating apples and enjoy the journey.
We had a reef on the mainsail and furled the Genova back about a meter. The boat is swing in the swell in a period say 5 seconds. We are preparing dinner soon.

Sat Jun 23 13:12 2018 NZST
34 29.46s 173 52.02e
Weather: ssw 12kts, cloudy, swell 2m, 1009 baro

All good on board. NZ has disappeared into the clouds on the horizon. First 24 hours run 154NM - did a lot of motor sailing no have 17 hours clocked on engine time so far. Now sailing in perfect conditions heading north with wind on our port 1/4.
Happily chewing through yesterday's left overs for lunch.

Sat Jun 23 13:12 2018 NZST
Run: 33.7nm (61km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 158.6nm
34 29.46s 173 52.02e
Weather: ssw 12kts, cloudy, swell 2m, 1009 baro

All good. We disappeared from NZ land horizon

Sat Jun 23 8:06 2018 NZST
Run: 111.2nm (201.3km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 166nm
34 56.01s 174 07.03e

sorry, forgot to put our position on, here it is :position 34 56.01s 174 07.03e

Sat Jun 23 8:03 2018 NZST
No position sent.

First sunrise on the trip to Vanuatu! Wind drops since mid night, we tried serval times to sail but most of the time we are still motoring. The forecast says the wind is shift towards northwest this afternoon! let's see

Fri Jun 22 16:01 2018 NZST
Run: 0.2nm (0.4km)
36 24.46318S 174 54.56393E

Need land connection for photos so far as I understand

Fri Jun 22 15:30 2018 NZST
Run: 28.1nm (50.9km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 168.6nm
36 24.43s 174 54.30e

We need a little bit more breeze, heading 350T, speed 6.5kt at motor

Fri Jun 22 11:30 2018 NZST
Run: 3.3nm (6km)
Avg: 3.9knts
24hr: 93nm
36 48.470s 174 49.290e

Sail is up! As customs told us, there are 6 boats leaving today!

Fri Jun 22 11:12 2018 NZST
No position sent.

We are still motoring. Sea log has been done. It is 11:11 22Jun2018 now

Fri Jun 22 10:38 2018 NZST
Run: 1.6nm (2.9km)
36 50.090S 174 46.370E
Weather: Cold and clear, breeze at 10 knots Sse

Farewell ! We are on the road!
Thanks to everybody who came and ring us to say goodbye!
Special thanks to grandpa! It is really touching ceremony!

Thu Jun 21 21:51 2018 NZST
36 50.272S 174 48.036E
Weather: becoming clear at harbour, wind drops from 25knts to 15knts.

Michael, Trevor, Don and Sean...yeah right! >

different color?
Thu Jun 21 21:42 2018 NZST
Run: 15nm (27.2km)
36 50.272s 174 48.036e

Try at 21:29, 21Jun2018 at home from my gmail account.
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from another day!
Thu Jun 21 19:28 2018 NZST
No position sent.
Weather: Cloudy windy but getting better

Finally hit the road! I updated the log through email 3 times on board and seems not been on yet. This is update at home now!

Bon voyage, we will be following your progress with interest. Enjoy.
Sun Jun 17 15:03 2018 NZST
36 37.266s 174 47.60e

Title: the weather is beautiful Where is the pic of the update?

What a wonderful day!!

Exciting!! :)

Checking
Sun Jun 17 12:15 2018 NZST
36 37.2642s 174 47.60e

This is a test of the coordination format again!

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