Wed Nov 6 1:51 2019 NZDT
GPS: 24 45.621s 152 23.285e
Run: 210.4nm (380.8km)
Avg: 3.2knts
24hr: 77.2nm

Arrived safely in Port Bundaberg, Australia!

Sun Nov 3 8:27 2019 NZDT
GPS: 24 02S 155 38E
Run: 152.2nm (275.5km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 151.6nm
Weather: E 9-14 kts 20%cloud, 1015baro, 1m seas

Lots of downwind sailing. All good on board

Sat Nov 2 8:21 2019 NZDT
GPS: 24 12.9S 158 02.3E
Run: 123.3nm (223.2km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 166.7nm
Weather: 14-18kts ESE, 1-2m seas, 10% clouds, 1015 baro

Lovely sunny morning. All well on board.

Fri Nov 1 14:36 2019 NZDT
GPS: 23 52.4S 159 57.3E
Run: 253.3nm (458.5km)
Avg: 8.4knts
24hr: 202.3nm
Weather: 15-20kts ESE, 2-3m swells, 90% cloud cover, 1012 baro

All good on board.

Thu Oct 31 8:33 2019 NZDT
GPS: 22 50.7S 163 47.2E
Run: 123.7nm (223.9km)
Avg: 8.5knts
24hr: 203.5nm
Weather: 15-20kts SE 2-3m seas, 30% cloud cover, 1011 baro

Speeding along. Working our way through our stock of French baguettes. All good on board.

Wed Oct 30 9:49 2019 NZDT
GPS: 22 16.629s 166 26.427e

Departing Noumea today for Bundaberg, Australia.

Fri Oct 25 13:48 2019 NZDT
GPS: 22 16.653s 166 26.446e
Run: 227.1nm (411.1km)
Avg: 2.9knts
24hr: 70.1nm

Arrived safely at Port Moselle, Noumea. Enjoying fresh baguettes and good coffee.

Tue Oct 22 8:06 2019 NZDT
GPS: 21 23.4S 169 50.9E
Run: 266nm (481.5km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 168.2nm
Weather: 8-10 SSE, 1m seas, 20% cloud cover, 1012 baro

Listening in on the radio. Great progress overnight. Enjoying a beautiful morning. All well on board.

Sun Oct 20 18:09 2019 NZDT
7 kts
GPS: 19 51.4S 173 37.2E
Run: 174nm (314.9km)
Avg: 3460.8knts
24hr: 83058.6nm
Weather: 8-12kts SE, 1-2m seas, 10% clouds, 1011 baro

Corrected lat- long shown here. Enjoying calmer seas and wondering what the rugby scores are!

Sun Oct 20 18:06 2019 NZDT
7 kts
GPS: 21 34.52S 175 35.18E
Run: 287.6nm (520.6km)
Weather: 8-12kts SE, 1-2m seas, 10% clouds, 1011 baro

Enjoying calmer seas and wondering what the rugby scores are!

Fri Oct 18 1:00 2019 NZDT
No position sent.

Checked out of Denarau today for Nouméa. ETA Wednesday morning.

Wed Oct 9 14:37 2019 NZDT
GPS: 17 46.343s 177 22.925e
Run: 243.7nm (441.1km)

In Denarau getting ready to sail to New Caledonia - hopefully early next week.

Tue Jul 16 8:00 2019 NZST
GPS: 17 13S 178 58W
Run: 3.2nm (5.8km)
Weather: light NE, 5% cloud, 1009 baro

Anchored off Daliconi village. On to the Bay of Islands today then Taveuni or Vanua Levu later in the week with S winds.

Fri Jul 12 8:06 2019 NZST
GPS: 17 11.06S 179 00.07W
Weather: 5knts SE, calm, 20% clouds, 1012 baro

Still in Bavatu Harbour. Lots of rain yesterday. Thinking of moving over the weekend when the weather clears.

Wed Jul 10 7:30 2019 NZST
GPS: 17 11.06S 179 00.07W
Run: 113.7nm (205.8km)
Weather: 0-5 knts S, calm, 80% high clouds, 1010baro

Anchored in Nabavatu Harbour, Vanua Balavu. The only boat here!

Mon Jun 24 11:21 2019 NZST
GPS: 16 46.70S 179 19.93E
Run: 123.2nm (223km)
Avg: 6knts
24hr: 143.5nm
Weather: 0-5 knots E, slight seas, 20% cloud cover, 1011 baro

Arrived safely in beautiful Savu Savu.

Sun Jun 23 14:45 2019 NZST
GPS: 18 33.5S 179 25.4E
Weather: 8-10 ENE, 1m seas, 10% cloud cover, 1011 baro

Great progress so far. Enjoying calmer seas and a beautiful morning. All well on board.

Sun Jun 23 7:00 2019 NZST
GPS: 18 33.5S 179 25.4E
Run: 187.1nm (338.7km)
Avg: 7.7knts
24hr: 185.9nm
Weather: 8-10 ENE, 1m seas, 10% cloud cover, 1011 baro

Great progress so far. Enjoying calmer seas and a beautiful morning. All well on board.

Sat Jun 22 6:51 2019 NZST
GPS: 21 15.5S 179 38.2E
Run: 189.1nm (342.3km)
Avg: 3.1knts
24hr: 74nm
Weather: 12-14knts ENE, 1-2m swells, 20% cloud cover, 1012 baro

Racing along in good wind

Wed Jun 19 17:30 2019 NZST
GPS: 23 38.02S 178 53.60W
Run: 192.8nm (349km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 140.2nm
Weather: 5-8knts NE, calm seas, 20% cloud cover, 1015 baro

Anchored at North Minerva reef. Enjoying the sunset over a cold beer. Looking forward to a couple of days R&R before continuing on to Fiji.

Tue Jun 18 8:30 2019 NZST
GPS: 26 04.3S 179 36.8E
Run: 136.5nm (247.1km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 154.5nm
Weather: 5-8knts E, 0.5-1m swells, 30% cloud cover, 1018 baro

Enjoying sunshine and warmer weather. All well on board.

Mon Jun 17 11:18 2019 NZST
GPS: 28 02.00S 179 52.00E
Run: 131.3nm (237.7km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 149.3nm
Weather: ESE 7-9kt. 1m seas, 10% clouds, 1017baro

Sailing. All good on board!

Sun Jun 16 14:12 2019 NZST
GPS: 29 34.7S 178 36.3E
Run: 154.6nm (279.8km)
Avg: 38.2knts
24hr: 916.1nm
Weather: 6-12knts SSW slight seas, 40% cloud cover, 1006 baro

Enjoying drier calmer weather.

Sun Jun 16 10:09 2019 NZST
GPS: 31 39.91S 177 40.27E
Weather: 15-20knts SW, 2-3m seas, 40% cloud cover, 1008 baro

came through some nasty squalls last night. Expecting more tonight before the weather calms down.

Sat Jun 15 14:42 2019 NZST
GPS: 31 39.91S 177 40.27E
Run: 215.3nm (389.7km)
Avg: 7.4knts
24hr: 178.8nm
Weather: 15-20knts WSW, 2-3m seas, 50% cloud cover, 1008 baro

came through some nasty squalls last night. Expecting more tonight before the weather calms down.

Fri Jun 14 9:48 2019 NZST
GPS: 34 25.16S 175 56.13E
Run: 109nm (197.3km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 165.3nm
Weather: 0-5knts S, swells 2m, 50% cloud cover, 1005 baro

motorsailing, all well on board

Fri May 17 11:04 2019 NZST
GPS: 35 50.203s 174 28.081e
Run: 41nm (74.2km)

At Marsden Cove Marina getting Avalon ready for passage in early June up to Savu Savu, Fiji, via Minerva Reef.

Sat Nov 10 18:27 2018 NZDT
GPS: 35 19S 174 07E
Run: 138.9nm (251.4km)
Avg: 3.5knts
24hr: 83.9nm
Weather: 10-15 S, 1015

Arrived safely in Opua, Bay of Islands early hours of this morning. All good. Now enjoying the after-passage relaxation! Sent from my iPhone

Fri Nov 9 2:42 2018 NZDT
GPS: 33 38S 172 47E
Run: 161.6nm (292.5km)
Avg: 8.7knts
24hr: 209.4nm
Weather: 16 kt, N, 1014mb

All good on board. Looking forward to arriving in NZ.

Thu Nov 8 8:10 2018 NZDT
GPS: 32 04S 170 43E
Run: 2.3nm (4.2km)

Discussing whether to go into opua where eta would be friday evening, rather than marsden on Saturday morning. Stay tuned!

Thu Nov 8 4:12 2018 NZDT
GPS: 32 03s 170 41e
Run: 100.1nm (181.2km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 156nm
Weather: 13-18 kt, N, 1016

Sailing at last! The wind came up at 16.00. Making great progress on calm seas under a starry sky.

Wed Nov 7 12:48 2018 NZDT
GPS: 31 07S 169 23E
Run: 96.2nm (174.1km)
Avg: 19.2knts
24hr: 460.5nm
Weather: 6-8 kt, N, 1017

Still motoring. Looks like we?ll get sailing wind later today.

Wed Nov 7 7:47 2018 NZDT
GPS: 30 13S 168 09E
Run: 86.6nm (156.7km)
Avg: 4.1knts
24hr: 98.5nm
Weather: swells easing to 1-2m. Wind 0-5kt N. 90% cloud cover. 1017mb.

All good onboard, aside from a water maker issue, but made better by being our Italian food day, expertly prepared by our crew buddy Dan. Thanks Tom & Diane

Tue Nov 6 10:40 2018 NZDT
GPS: 29 18S 167 10E
Run: 459.5nm (831.7km)
Avg: 5.2knts
24hr: 126nm
Weather: NNE3-7, 1018, 5%

arriving Saturday am marsden Cove. Front comes thru Friday night and saturday but not strong. Very good radio signal but tough to hear at their end. Maybe engine is on..

Fri Nov 2 19:08 2018 NZDT
GPS: 22 39.410s 167 26.323e
Weather: 40percent cloud cover. Occasional light showers. Wind ESE 10-15kt. 1020mb

Planning to depart Saturday morning for Marsden Cove NZ.

Wed Oct 31 22:15 2018 NZDT
GPS: 22 39.400s 167 26.330e
Run: 69nm (124.9km)

Anchored at Kuto, Ile des Pins. Considering the options for our departure date to NZ.

Mon Oct 22 17:50 2018 NZDT
GPS: 22 16.6S 166 26.4E
Run: 1.4nm (2.5km)
Weather: ENE 15-20kt. 30% cloud cover. 1012mb.

In Port Moselle marina waiting for a weather window to Marsden Cove NZ now that our crew have arrived.

Mon Sep 24 17:26 2018 NZST
GPS: 20 55S 167 04E
Run: 302.5nm (547.5km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 159.7nm
Weather: Wind SE 15-20kt. 20% cc

arrived in Lifou and will clear Customs tomorrow.

Sat Sep 22 19:59 2018 NZST
GPS: 19 17.5S 171 23.7E
Run: 407.7nm (737.9km)
Avg: 5.2knts
24hr: 124.1nm
Weather: Wind S 12-15kt. Swell 1-2m.

all well on board on way to lifou

Wed Sep 19 13:08 2018 NZST
GPS: 17 46.449s 177 24.471e
Run: 14.5nm (26.2km)
Weather: Calm. Light rain this morning. Winds light and variable.

Checked out of Denarau today heading for Lifou.

Fri Jun 29 7:29 2018 NZST
GPS: 17 46.272s 177 11.284e
Run: 20.4nm (36.9km)
Weather: 10 knots from SE. CC 50%, and bar 1014. All good!

We’re currently in Musket Cove, Fiji, having just said goodbye to our crew member who returns to the US tomorrow.

Sun Jun 24 20:04 2018 NZST
GPS: 17 35.915s, 177 26.391e
Run: 47.6nm (86.2km)

arrived yesterday morning - Saturday

Sat Jun 23 9:03 2018 NZST
GPS: 18 08S 176 59E
Run: 138.8nm (251.2km)
Avg: 5.4knts
24hr: 130.8nm
Weather: SSE20-25, 100%cc, 1011

currently on last reach to the Navula Reef passage about 15nm away! All good, looking forward to making the reef passage and then relax! Will update on arrival

Fri Jun 22 7:34 2018 NZST
GPS: 20 03S 176 21E
Run: 114.2nm (206.7km)
Avg: 4.8knts
24hr: 114.3nm
Weather: 95%cc, 1mS, 1011, light SSE

all well. great radio signal on Avalon

Thu Jun 21 7:35 2018 NZST
GPS: 21 26S 175 23E
Run: 103.5nm (187.3km)
Avg: 4.3knts
24hr: 103.4nm
Weather: 100%cc, light rain, 10-15SE but gusts to 45 last night, 1010

230nm to Fiji so cheerful on board

Wed Jun 20 7:33 2018 NZST
GPS: 22 55S 175 36E
Run: 111.8nm (202.4km)
Avg: 4.7knts
24hr: 111.7nm
Weather: E6-8, squally, 95%cc

all well

Tue Jun 19 7:31 2018 NZST
GPS: 24 32S 175 40E
Run: 115.1nm (208.3km)
Avg: 4.8knts
24hr: 115.3nm
Weather: nne7-9

motor on and all is well

Mon Jun 18 7:34 2018 NZST
GPS: 26 11.2S 175 52.9eE
Run: 83.5nm (151.1km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 148.2nm
Weather: blue sky, 7NNW, 1018

booming signal and good progress.

Sun Jun 17 18:03 2018 NZST
GPS: 27 22.2S 175 36.6E
Run: 411.4nm (744.6km)
Avg: 5.5knts
24hr: 132.8nm
Weather: Winds 6-8 NNW/N, clear skies, 5% cloud cover, swells 0-.5m.

Enough wind today to sail for the past 3h and 4h yesterday pm. Otherwise careful motoring to conserve fuel. All good onboard. Eating and sleeping well! Hoping to hear more tomorrow morning. (PS GHRadio are not on air on Sundays!).

Thu Jun 14 15:43 2018 NZST
GPS: 33 12.532s 174 16.072e
Weather: SW 8-10kt. 30% cloud cover.

All well on board

Wed Jun 13 12:01 2018 NZST
No position sent.

Departing Marsden noon today heading for Vuda

Mon Nov 6 9:25 2017 NZDT
GPS: 35 50.203s 174 28.134e
Run: 249.8nm (452.1km)
Avg: 5.1knts
24hr: 122.3nm

Arrived safely in Marsden Cove. All well on board. Welcomed by fireworks for Guy Fawkes night.

Sat Nov 4 8:23 2017 NZDT
GPS: 32 17S 173 40E
Run: 181.9nm (329.2km)
Avg: 7.6knts
24hr: 182.5nm
Weather: 10NE, 1015

great progress.

Fri Nov 3 8:28 2017 NZDT
GPS: 29 42S 173 05E
Run: 199.9nm (361.8km)
Avg: 8.3knts
24hr: 199.1nm
Weather: EE15, 100%cc, 1015

thanks to Pilgrim for relay

Thu Nov 2 8:22 2017 NZDT
GPS: 26 49S 172 50E
Run: 299.4nm (541.9km)
Avg: 12.6knts
24hr: 301.6nm
Weather: ENE20, 40%cc, 1016

heard Tom today.

Wed Nov 1 8:33 2017 NZDT
GPS: 23 03.6S 175 12.7E
Run: 100.5nm (181.9km)
Avg: 4.2knts
24hr: 100nm
Weather: 90%cc, sq, 20-25ene, 3m swell

all well. This via email from 360Blue

Tue Oct 31 8:25 2017 NZDT
GPS: 21 42S 175 46E
Run: 156nm (282.4km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 159.4nm
Weather: 18-20ese, 20%cc

via tika relay.

Mon Oct 30 8:56 2017 NZDT
GPS: 19 33S 176 30E
Run: 142.7nm (258.3km)
Weather: 100%cc, ese12-15, squaly

on passage to Marsden Cove

Tue Jun 6 13:15 2017 NZST
GPS: 17 39.59S 177 22.59E
Run: 310.1nm (561.3km)
Avg: 4knts
24hr: 96.5nm

Arrived at Vuda Point, Fiji. All well.

Sat Jun 3 8:10 2017 NZST
GPS: 21 33.7S 175 01.4E
Run: 137.5nm (248.9km)
Avg: 5.7knts
24hr: 137.8nm
Weather: 100%cc, SSE 10-12,

250 to Navula pass. The midnight front gave 25- 35g

Fri Jun 2 8:13 2017 NZST
GPS: 22 20S 177 0E
Run: 91.4nm (165.4km)
Avg: 155.5knts
24hr: 3732nm

A big japanese fishing fleet is spread over 38nm east to west. Greater than 10 boats with no AIS.

Later, from Gulf Harbour Radio. This report, and others relating to fishing nets and garbage in the same area, was communicated to the nz RCC. From there it goes to an organisation called ITOC which has representatives from various nz government agencies such as Police, defence, Maritime nz, security Intelligence services, Immigration. Their job is intelligence gathering and they liase with similar overseas agencies. Maritime nz also is involved with MARPOL and through the back door can talk to the Japanese representative. Reports of this sort are important

Fri Jun 2 7:37 2017 NZST
GPS: 23 12S 175 55E
Run: 102.2nm (185km)
Avg: 4.4knts
24hr: 104.9nm
Weather: NE10-12

good radio signal

Thu Jun 1 8:14 2017 NZST
GPS: 24 40.3S 175 45.9E
Run: 109.5nm (198.2km)
Avg: 4.5knts
24hr: 107.2nm
Weather: ene5-8

sailing again after lots of motoring

Wed May 31 7:43 2017 NZST
GPS: 26 12S 175 18E
Run: 161.3nm (292km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 164.2nm
Weather: 50%cc, 3NNE

all ok

Tue May 30 8:08 2017 NZST
GPS: 28 32S 175 19E
Run: 164.9nm (298.5km)
Avg: 7.2knts
24hr: 171.7nm
Weather: 10%cc, 5SW

I guess the engine is on.

Mon May 29 9:05 2017 NZST
GPS: 30 55S 175 12E
Run: 342.1nm (619.2km)

Via relay and they seem to be enjoying the south east winds.

Sun Apr 30 21:37 2017 NZST
GPS: 35 49.8S, 174 29.3E
Run: 0.3nm (0.5km)
Avg: 16.6knts
24hr: 398.8nm

Preparing for passage to Fiji in May

Sun Apr 30 21:36 2017 NZST
GPS: 35 49.8S 174 29E
Run: 250.2nm (452.9km)
Avg: 3784.5knts
24hr: 90828.9nm

Sun Apr 30 21:32 2017 NZST
GPS: 38 54.48798S 176 52.79297E
Run: 208.2nm (376.8km)

Preparing for passage to Fiji

Sat Nov 26 8:25 2016 NZDT
GPS: 35 83.7S 174 46.9E
Run: 145.8nm (263.9km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 160.6nm

Arrived at Marsden Cove

Fri Nov 25 10:37 2016 NZDT
GPS: 34 17.7S 174 32.7E
Run: 175.1nm (316.9km)
Avg: 9knts
24hr: 216.3nm

COG 160, SOG 8. Strong NE winds

Thu Nov 24 15:12 2016 NZDT
GPS: 31 54.3S 173 32.4E
Run: 154nm (278.7km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 169.7nm

COG. 163, SOG. 7.9

Weather, NE 5-8 knots, 1/2m as swell. Blue sky with clouds forming ahead!

Wed Nov 23 17:25 2016 NZDT
GPS: 29 43S 173 03E
Run: 48.2nm (87.2km)
Avg: 5.4knts
24hr: 129.2nm

COG 155T, SOG 6.5 knots. Winds and seas are down and now motoring through 1m swells and SE winds 4-7 knots.

Wed Nov 23 8:28 2016 NZDT
GPS: 29 05.7S 172 41.3E
Run: 100.6nm (182.1km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 169.9nm
Weather: ese10-20,

420 to go. Friday arrival

Tue Nov 22 18:16 2016 NZDT
GPS: 27 42.6S 172 10.8E
Run: 73.3nm (132.7km)
Avg: 109.9knts
24hr: 2636.6nm

COG: 175; SOG: 6.0. Wind: ESE 15-20 Swell: 3m + 1-2 m wind waves

Tue Nov 22 17:36 2016 NZDT
GPS: 26 40.0S 172 23.5E
Run: 5.3nm (9.6km)

COG 175; SOG 6.5-7. Winds 15-20 ESE

Tue Nov 22 8:40 2016 NZDT
GPS: 26 35.4S 172 24.1E
Run: 87.4nm (158.2km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 166.4nm
Weather: ese15-20g25, sw 2m swell

all well

Mon Nov 21 20:04 2016 NZDT
GPS: 25 19.6S 172 20.05E
Run: 92.5nm (167.4km)
Avg: 8knts
24hr: 192.9nm

COG 175, SOG 7.7. Wind ESE 17-22, 2-4m swells

Mon Nov 21 8:33 2016 NZDT
GPS: 24 01S 172 38E
Run: 182.6nm (330.5km)
Avg: 7.7knts
24hr: 183.6nm
Weather: SE15-20, sw swell, 95%cc

Sun Nov 20 8:41 2016 NZDT
GPS: 21 42S 174 00.7E
Run: 75.5nm (136.7km)
Avg: 8.7knts
24hr: 208.4nm
Weather: ese15-20, 2-4m swell,

all well

Sun Nov 20 0:00 2016 NZDT
GPS: 22 40.87S 173 29.6E
Run: 261nm (472.4km)
Avg: 17.1knts
24hr: 410.5nm

ESE winds 15-20+, swells 4-5m.

Sat Nov 19 8:44 2016 NZDT
GPS: 19 20S 175 22E
Run: 143.7nm (260.1km)
Weather: SE20-25, SW swell 4-5m

heading to Marsden Cove

Fri May 20 7:39 2016 NZST
GPS: 18 0S 177 03E
Run: 143.4nm (259.6km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 142.8nm

about 10nm sw of pas. Happy landfall

Thu May 19 7:32 2016 NZST
GPS: 20 04S 176 51E
Run: 204.2nm (369.6km)
Avg: 8.5knts
24hr: 204.6nm
Weather: 15-25ESE,

Wed May 18 7:35 2016 NZST
GPS: 23 01S 176 40E
Run: 145.5nm (263.4km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 145.6nm
Weather: ESE12-15, 50%cc

squally conditions

Tue May 17 7:36 2016 NZST
GPS: 25 07S 176 30E
Run: 195.5nm (353.9km)
Avg: 8.1knts
24hr: 195.2nm
Weather: light SSE 6-8

all well

Mon May 16 7:33 2016 NZST
GPS: 27 0S 178 51E
Run: 374.9nm (678.6km)
Avg: 7.8knts
24hr: 187.3nm
Weather: 8NW, nice conditions now. All well

Sat May 14 7:31 2016 NZST
GPS: 31 37S 175 35E
Weather: clear, no wind

great radio signal

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