Blue Raven

Blue Raven

Sat Oct 1 7:18 2016 NZDT
Speed: 7.5knts
Run: 145.8nm (263.9km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 150.2nm
34 14.5S 174 28.7E
Weather: 7knts s 1035Baro 30%cc

Saw an Albartos yesterday. 68 NM to go to Opua.

Fri Sep 30 8:00 2016 NZDT
Speed: 4.6knts
Run: 150.8nm (272.9km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 152.4nm
32 11.0S 174 61.6E
Weather: 16knts s 1019Baro 0%cc

lovely chilly day. 1 knot current and head winds delaying the ETA. waiting for the winds to drop or turn.

Thu Sep 29 8:15 2016 NZDT
Speed: 6.6knts
Run: 198.1nm (358.6km)
Avg: 8.3knts
24hr: 198.5nm
30 10.0S 174 03.3E
Weather: 17knts nw 1011Baro 62%cc

spent the night dodging lightenig, looks like a front went through at 645 this morning.

Wed Sep 28 8:18 2016 NZDT
Speed: 8.0knts
Run: 205.6nm (372.1km)
Avg: 8.5knts
24hr: 203.1nm
27 18.0S 174 04.3E
Weather: 15knts w 1013Baro 62%cc

blue sky with small Cu. Waves WSW 2m. Weather has calmed down and we are motor sailing .

Tue Sep 27 8:00 2016 NZDT
Speed: 7.0knts
Run: 186.6nm (337.7km)
Avg: 8knts
24hr: 191.5nm
24 22.0S 173 31.3E
Weather: 28knts w 1012Baro 62%cc

blue sky, wind reaching 40knots over night. 658 NM to go

Mon Sep 26 8:36 2016 NZDT
Speed: 6.5mknts
Run: 1.4nm (2.5km)
Avg: 3.9knts
24hr: 93nm
21 44S 174 10E
Weather: 5NW,

will change course at 22S to take advantage of the predicted SW wind

Mon Sep 26 8:15 2016 NZDT
Speed: 6.8knts
Run: 188.7nm (341.5km)
Avg: 7.6knts
24hr: 182.2nm
21 45.0S 174 09.3E
Weather: 5knts nnw 1015Baro 62%cc

another cal day. light winds, SW swell has taken from SE

Sun Sep 25 7:24 2016 NZDT
Speed: 6.1knts
Run: 158.7nm (287.2km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 166.3nm
19 35.0S 175 55.9E
Weather: 10knts NW 1016Baro 62%cc

Caught a fish using a cut up tooth paste tube todays. Smooth seas, heading to west of rhumb line as per Bob McDavits route.=20

Sat Sep 24 7:30 2016 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 4.1nm (7.4km)
17 43S 177 20.6E
Weather: 6knts se 1015Baro 62%cc

Off to Opua

Fri Aug 12 8:00 2016 NZST
Speed: 0.0knts
Run: 127nm (229.9km)
Avg: 5knts
24hr: 119.3nm
17 40S 177 22.6E
Weather: 12knts se 1020Baro 62%cc

Arrived Viti Livu, Fiji. Thanks Bob for all your advice.

Thu Aug 11 6:27 2016 NZST
Speed: 7.8knts
Run: 182.4nm (330.1km)
Avg: 8knts
24hr: 191.2nm
19 23S 178 04E
Weather: 22knts se 1022Baro 62%cc

nice sailing, will tack mid morning north to the vavula passage. 126 NM to go. Sea state 1 m SE

Wed Aug 10 7:33 2016 NZST
Speed: 8.0knts
Run: 179.4nm (324.7km)
Avg: 7.3knts
24hr: 175nm
19 22.7S 179 08.1W
Weather: 16knts se 1020Baro 62%cc

interestng front last night. Wind stayed E all afternoon until the rain front approached 5 miles away. Wind went from NE to S in half an hour. Wind was 38 knots sustained for a few hours.

Tue Aug 9 6:57 2016 NZST
Speed: 8.1knts
Run: 160.9nm (291.2km)
19 03.8S 176 24.4W
Weather: 30knts se 1018Baro 62%cc

Sailing from Vavau to Fiji, Rain and 30 gusting 35 last night. Blue skies now with grey skies ahead to the west.

Tue Jul 19 15:09 2016 NZST
Speed: 0.0knts
Run: 20.1nm (36.4km)
18 39.1s 173 59.1W
Weather: 5knts se 1018Baro 60%cc

Arrived Vava'u this morning. Saw two Hump Back Whales on the way into the harbour 20 feet of the port side.

Tue Jul 19 6:00 2016 NZST
Speed: 6.2knts
Run: 337.9nm (611.6km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 167.9nm
18 27.6S 173 45.3W
Weather: 6.3knts se 1018Baro 62%cc

Almost to Tonga. swell 1m SE. Really enjoyed the weather tutorial on SSB yesterday, have the stream chart ready for today.

Mon Jul 18 5:33 2016 NZST
Speed: 6.1knts
Weather: 10knts se 1018Baro 60%cc

Wind varies from 5 to 10 knots true. Under engine. Swell 1m SE.

Sun Jul 17 5:42 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.7knts
Run: 168nm (304.1km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 167.3nm
17 09.0S 168 48.5W
Weather: 10knts se 1019Baro 50%cc

Motoring for last few hours when the wind is below 9 knots TWS. Swell 1m SE 6 seconds 307 NM to go to Tonga.

Sat Jul 16 5:36 2016 NZST
Speed: 7.8knts
Run: 146.6nm (265.3km)
Avg: 6knts
24hr: 144.5nm
16 27.0S 166 22.6W
Weather: 16knts se 1018Baro 62%cc

Waves 2m S. Wind between 8 to 20 kt.. at present climbing under a grey sky with low stratus cloud.

Fri Jul 15 5:15 2016 NZST
Speed: 4.4knts
Run: 131.2nm (237.5km)
Avg: 5.7knts
24hr: 136.3nm
16 05.6S 164 11.9W
Weather: 8knts SW 1015Baro 62%cc

Slowly sailed for last 24 hours, now with both head wind and low winds decided to motor.

Thu Jul 14 6:09 2016 NZST
Speed: 3.5knts
Run: 107.7nm (194.9km)
Avg: 4.7knts
24hr: 113.6nm
17 10.9S 162 34.5W
Weather: 20knts WSW 1012Baro 62%cc

Front gone through, several hours at 30 knots gusting 35. Waves 3m still. Motoring .

Wed Jul 13 7:24 2016 NZST
Speed: 7.6knts
Run: 14.5nm (26.2km)
Avg: 9.1knts
24hr: 217.5nm
16 33.3S 161 05.0W
Weather: 20knts NW 1010Baro 62%cc

correction of widn direction in last report, it shoudl have been NW

Wed Jul 13 5:48 2016 NZST
Speed: 7.6knts
Run: 156.6nm (283.4km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 151.9nm
16 31.6S 160 52.0W
Weather: 17knts se 1011Baro 62%cc

Rain last night, wind was 264 (head wind to Tonga), now is 320 deg giving a brisk sail.      GHR thinks wind shud read 120 deg.



Tue Jul 12 5:03 2016 NZST
Speed: 6.8knts
Run: 145.8nm (263.9km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 152.8nm
16 18S 158 31W
Weather: 17knts se 1017Baro 62%cc

Took the pole in last night, now sailing on Port tack Gen and Main. Waves 1m SE. Lightening to the south at 1600 UTC

Mon Jul 11 6:09 2016 NZST
Speed: 6.1knts
Run: 160.3nm (290.1km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 153.6nm
16 40.0S 156 21W
Weather: 17knts se 1017Baro 62%cc

Clear skies with squall lines to the E and N. Swell 1 to 2 m SE. Making way North up to Turn point 2 at 16S 161 39 W

Sun Jul 10 5:06 2016 NZST
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 156.4nm (283.1km)
Avg: 8.2knts
24hr: 197.6nm
17 13.50S 153 59.78W
Weather: 19knts ese 1018Baro 60%cc

on route Bora Bora to Tonga. Waves 1 - 2 m SE. Wind 108. Will change course to NW part of route after breakfast. Difficult to sail to course as waves are crashing the sails when apparent wind is less than 15 knots.

Sat Jul 9 10:06 2016 NZST
Speed: 0.0knts
16 30.0S 151 45.39W
Weather: 16knts se 1018Baro 62%cc

At Mai Kai Marina on a mooring. leaving for Tonga today

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