Fri Mar 11 0:00 2016 NZDT
Run: 115nm (208.2km)
Home Sweet Home. Arrived back into Nelson 2am Friday. The most wind we had for the voyage was from Cape Farewell around the Spit & into Golden Bay then a beat to windward from the Abel Tasman Park to Nelson early morning. Cleared Customs at 2am and enjoying Nelson ever since.
Thu Mar 10 7:11 2016 NZDT
Run: 170.2nm (308.1km)
Weather: W 12kts, forecast for NW 25 for the Cape.
Speed 7.2kts, Course 065T, 73nm from Cape Farewell. Motoring thru the night but wind arriving for the NZ arrival, Farewell Spit & into Tasman Bay. ETA Nelson early Friday morning.
Wed Mar 9 9:01 2016 NZDT
Run: 208.1nm (376.7km)
Weather: SW 10-12kts, overcast
Speed 7.5kts, Course 080T, 220nm from Cape Farewell NZ. Since departing Hobart we have seen: fur seals (Tasman Island), Sooty Shear Waters, the odd Gannet at sea, Black petrel, White Faced Storm Petrel, a variety of Albatross. We sighted several sharks (variety unknown)....following us ? and Short Beaked Common Dolphins.
Fri Mar 4 14:19 2016 NZDT
Run: 163.8nm (296.5km)
Weather: 11kts NE Warm & sunny.
Smooth sailing since midnight after motoring out of Storm Bay and past Tasman Island. Breeze still holding now but expect it will die out later this afternoon. All good onboard !
Wed Dec 9 16:49 2015 NZDT
Run: 135.8nm (245.8km)
Anchored Safety Cove, Port Arthur. Came thru Cape Pillar Passage and into 40kts NW so a hard final beat up into Port Arthur for shelter. Storm Bay living up to its name and showing who is in charge !
Tue Oct 27 11:08 2015 NZDT
Run: 327.5nm (592.8km)
Anchored at Port Maquarie after a good run down from Mooloolaba. Over 2kts of current off the Byron coast helped us on our way. A thunder squall with 40kts just before we arrived Monday evening. Waiting for the southerly to pass before heading south to Port Stephens.
Wed Sep 30 9:40 2015 NZDT
Run: 63.5nm (114.9km)
Anchored last night in the Great Sandy Strait, inside Fraser Island. We had a good northerly breeze & fun sailing, navigating amongst sand bars. A peaceful anchorage with full moon and now waiting for high tide to transit the shallow channels ahead.
Mon Sep 21 11:56 2015 NZST
Run: 0.7nm (1.3km)
Port Moselle Marina. Departing for Bundaberg, Australia Tuesday 22nd. Not the perfect weather window but we have a wedding to go to ! Passage plan is to stay north to avoid the worst of the westerlies from the approaching low.
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