Blue Rodeo

Blue Rodeo

Wed Oct 8 7:44 2014 NZDT
Speed: 7.5knts
Run: 172.3nm (311.9km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 170.2nm
33 55s 173 13e
Weather: 10-12 knts from NW 0% cloud cover baro 1020

89 miles from Bay of Islands, motor sailing and trying to beat front to Opua, wind just starting to build so should be sailing soon


Tue Oct 7 7:26 2014 NZDT
Speed: 4.5knts
Run: 179nm (324km)
Avg: 7.5knts
24hr: 180.5nm
31 48s 171 39e
Weather: 6 knts from SSE 20% cloud cover baro 1021 and rising

all is well on board, 239 miles from Opua, great sailing from 8am yesterday until 5am today but wind has now died, motor sailing again


Mon Oct 6 7:38 2014 NZDT
Speed: 4.5knts
Run: 149.1nm (269.9km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 154.7nm
29 38s 170 00e
Weather: 8-10 knts from SSW 80% cloud cover

slow going but all is well on board, 393 miles from Opua


Sun Oct 5 8:30 2014 NZDT
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 149.4nm (270.4km)
Avg: 6knts
24hr: 145.1nm
27 46s 168 46e
Weather: 14 knts from SSE 80% cloud cover

motorsailing into headwinds, all is well on board


Sat Oct 4 7:47 2014 NZDT
Speed: 5.0knts
Run: 127.2nm (230.2km)
Avg: 5.3knts
24hr: 127.7nm
25 46s 167 51e
Weather: 5 knts from SSE 70% cloud cover

motorsailing and aiming for 30s 170e, increasing long period swell from south, all is well


Fri Oct 3 7:53 2014 NZDT
Speed: 4.5knts
Run: 117nm (211.8km)
24 03s 167 07e
Weather: 15 knts from SSE 80% cloud cover

motorsailing into headwinds and aiming for 30s 170e, all is well


Sat Sep 27 6:51 2014 NZST
Run: 26.7nm (48.3km)
22 28s 166 28e
Weather: 8 knts from SW 5% cloud cover

Anchored at Ile Amadee), moving to Noumea today and watching for passage window to NZ next week


Mon Sep 22 6:57 2014 NZST
Run: 115.3nm (208.7km)
22 42s 166 48e
Weather: 15 knts from SSE 90% cloud cover

Anchored at Ilot Uatio (5 Islands), moving to Ile Ouen today and watching for passage window to NZ next weekend


Wed Sep 3 5:11 2014 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 62.5nm (113.1km)
21 03s 167 04e
Weather: 8 knts from NE 30% cloud cover

on overnight passage from Mare to Lifou...flat seas, pleasant saiing


Mon Sep 1 6:52 2014 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 81.3nm (147.2km)
21 35s 167 51e
Weather: 6 knts from ESE 100% cloud cover

anchored at Pede Bay on Mare Island in the Loyalties


Fri Aug 22 7:02 2014 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 66.7nm (120.7km)
22 42s 167 27e
Weather: 12-15 knts from SSE 1000% cloud cover

anchored at ilot brosse, wondering about weekend weather and sailing to loyalties next week


Sat Aug 2 6:10 2014 NZST
Speed: 4.5knts
Run: 166.5nm (301.4km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 156.4nm
22 20s 166 29e
Weather: 9 knts from ENE 20% cloud cover

5 miles from Port Moselle gliding along waiting for sunrise


Fri Aug 1 4:37 2014 NZST
Speed: 8.0knts
Run: 212.8nm (385.2km)
20 12s 167 41e
Weather: 20-25 knts from ESE 20% cloud cover

on passage from Port Vila to Noumea, fast trip so far although a little bumpy, all is well on board


Mon Jul 28 6:28 2014 NZST
Speed: 6.0knts
Run: 186.5nm (337.6km)
17 09s 168 08e
Weather: 16-18 knts from SE 10% cloud cover

on overnight passage from Batnevine, Pentecost to Port Vila, will be looking for a good weather window for passage to Noumea within next 5-10 days


Sat Jun 7 6:57 2014 NZST
Speed: naknts
Run: 47.8nm (86.5km)
19 31s 169 30e
Weather: 8-10knts from SE annoying wind swell inside bay 90% cloud cover

nice downwind run from Port Patrick to Port Resolution yesterday, unfortunately, a SE breeze during the night kept us beam-on to short-period wind swell wrapping into the bay, we have been rolling incessantly, after going ashore for a post-circumcision celebration this morning, we will head for Port Vila


Fri Jun 6 6:50 2014 NZST
Speed: naknts
Run: 18.5nm (33.5km)
20 08s 169 50e
Weather: 8-10knts from SE no swell inside reef 80% cloud cover occasional brief showers

anchored at Port Patrick (Anawawmet Bay) north side of Anatom, leaving today for Port Resolution on Tanna, all is well on board


Mon May 26 6:44 2014 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 345.4nm (625.2km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 170.7nm
20 24s 169 51e
Weather: 8-10knts from SW-SE 1.0m swell from S 20% cloud cover

all is well on board, splendid sailing yesterday with east winds of 12-16knts, sunny skies and no precip, winds quit around 11pm with 50 miles to go, now motoring, Anatom ETA 0900 NZT, Gypsea Heart is in sight


Sat May 24 6:11 2014 NZST
Speed: 6.0knts
Run: 144.6nm (261.7km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 148.4nm
24 50s 172 21e
Weather: 10-12knts from E 1.0m swell from S 100% cloud cover

all is well on board, motorsailing, wind direction variable, brief shower


Fri May 23 6:48 2014 NZST
Speed: 5.8knts
Run: 156.9nm (284km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 158.4nm
26 51s 172 58e
Weather: 12knts from S 1.0m swell from S 30% cloud cover

all is well on board, motorsailing


Thu May 22 7:02 2014 NZST
Speed: 6.0knts
Run: 139.5nm (252.5km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 142.2nm
29 07s 173 06e
Weather: 15knts S 1.5m swell from SSE 90% cloud cover

it's starting to get warmer, all is well on board


Wed May 21 7:29 2014 NZST
Speed: 6.0knts
31 07s 173 25e
Weather: 8knts SSE 1.5m swell from SSE 20% cloud cover

motoring, all is well on board


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