Casteele

Casteele

Fri Mar 11 0:00 2016 NZDT
Run: 115nm (208.2km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 164.1nm
41 15.610S 173 16.895E

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)
Avg: 7.7knts
24hr: 184.3nm
40 47.85s 171 09.73e
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)
Avg: 8.4knts
24hr: 201.3nm
41 25.40s 168 00.00e
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.


Great going, pleased to read. Martin is picking a cold beer at 2.30 pm after tieing up. Pam says a cup of tea tea at 4.35 pm. Either way welcome back to the mainland!
Tue Mar 8 8:12 2016 NZDT
Run: 197.7nm (357.8km)
Avg: 8.4knts
24hr: 202.6nm
41 46.33s 164 00.0e
Weather: SW 18kts, overcast

Gybed at midnight on SW change, motored for a few hrs now fast reaching 1 reef main & genoa. Speed 8kts, Course 082T


Well done Graeme. Quite a journey. Great to keep hearing how you go. Thinking of you, love Yatra

Beobachte mit sepp jeden Tag euren segeltourn. ...von der warmen Stube aus...wünsche euch weiterhin alles Gute liebe grüße aus dem verschneiten tirol
Mon Mar 7 8:47 2016 NZDT
Run: 177.6nm (321.5km)
Avg: 7.4knts
24hr: 178.7nm
42 05.83s 160 10.80e
Weather: NW 15kts, heavy overcast / mist

The wind went from SW-S-SE-E-NE-N & finally to NW all in 3hrs. Good sailing. speed 7.8kt course 084T Half way!


put her into 4th gear bro , the hot x buns are in the oven..
Sun Mar 6 8:56 2016 NZDT
Run: 171.6nm (310.6km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 166.6nm
42 53.73s 156 52.06e
Weather: Sthly 04kts

More motoring thru calm conditions. Course 086 speed 6kts. Have been pushing against some current. Expecting NW @ 15kts to arrive this morning


Looking great out there Graeme! That NW will be welcome!
Sat Mar 5 8:13 2016 NZDT
Run: 144.9nm (262.3km)
Avg: 8.1knts
24hr: 194.3nm
43 07.72s 153 29.17e
Weather: 08kts NW Early morning fog

Motor sailing thru the night. Course 086T, Averaging 7kts


Watching you from afar! Hope its a fair passage. KICKING myself I'm not onboard....what was I thinking? Should've come. Aaaaargh! Sprucing up your land base in the meantime...
Fri Mar 4 14:19 2016 NZDT
Run: 163.8nm (296.5km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 169.9nm
43 18.32s 150 37.16e
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 !


Thu Mar 3 15:10 2016 NZDT
Run: 24.8nm (44.9km)
43 01.7S 147 23.5E

On our way from Hobart, crossing the mighty Tasman to Nelson NZ


Sun Dec 20 14:25 2015 NZDT
Run: 37.8nm (68.4km)
43 08.444S 147 51.456E

Back at Port Arthur for a couple of days. Some strong wetserlies forecast later today & Monday


Sat Dec 19 16:50 2015 NZDT
Run: 40.1nm (72.6km)
43 27.63s 147 14.90e
Weather: 10kts E Warm & sunny. Swim this afternoon !

anchored Cloudy Bay, South Bruny National Park, Tasmania


Thu Dec 10 17:51 2015 NZDT
Run: 33.3nm (60.3km)
42 53.024S 147 20.029E

Arrived in Hobart. Alongside at Constitution Dock, downtown ! Nice sunny arrival on a calm day !


Wed Dec 9 16:49 2015 NZDT
Run: 135.8nm (245.8km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 152.6nm
43 10.678S 147 51.412E

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 !


Well done Graeme. Hope everything OK. Enjoy the rest. xx
Tue Dec 8 19:28 2015 NZDT
Run: 135.1nm (244.5km)
41 15.089S 148 22.741E

Sailing down the east coast of Tasmania. Northerly breeze, poled out. Heading for Port Arthur then Hobart


Mon Dec 7 18:18 2015 NZDT
Weather: 25-30kts E,

anchored Spike Cove, Clarke Island. On the edge of Banks Strait


Mon Dec 7 10:15 2015 NZDT
Weather: 15kts E, overcast

anchored Port Davies, West Coast Flinders Island


Sat Dec 5 16:17 2015 NZDT
Run: 217.6nm (393.9km)
Avg: 3.3knts
24hr: 78.2nm
39 28.412s 147 18.678e
Weather: Warm & Sunny,

anchored East Cove, Deal Island, Bass Strait


Wed Dec 2 21:29 2015 NZDT
Run: 2.7nm (4.9km)
37 04.434S 149 54.469E

On the wharf at Eden. Rick arrived so preparing for Bass Strait passage


Tue Dec 1 15:00 2015 NZDT
Run: 48nm (86.9km)
37 06.583S 149 55.549E

Just got in before the southerly change. East Boyd Bay, Eden


Sat Nov 28 23:44 2015 NZDT
Run: 50.2nm (90.9km)
Avg: 3.7knts
24hr: 89.8nm
36 25.51S 150 04.31E

Bermagui. Parked up on a new marina for a couple of days.


Sat Nov 28 10:19 2015 NZDT
Run: 48.7nm (88.1km)
35 42.795S 150 14.918E

Batemans Bay for Friday Night. On to Bermagui Saturday


Thu Nov 26 16:05 2015 NZDT
Run: 96.6nm (174.8km)
Avg: 3.3knts
24hr: 78.9nm
35 08.1S 150 44.6E

A fast run to Jervis Bay arriving at 8am Thursday. Now waiting for a southerly front to pass thru mid afternoon and then head south to Eden later on Friday


Wed Nov 25 10:41 2015 NZDT
Run: 4nm (7.2km)
33 48.6851S 151 17.3227E

Store Beach


Tue Nov 24 15:25 2015 NZDT
Run: 3.3nm (6km)
33 46.654S 151 13.889E

Bantry Bay. One of the surprises of beautiful Sydney Harbour


Thu Nov 19 18:39 2015 NZDT
Run: 14.2nm (25.7km)
33 48..013S 151 16.97E

On a mooring, Manly Cove., Sydney. Manly Ferry to stbd.


Aha! Enjoy a bit of Sydney. hope it's warm and sunny - not like here!
Tue Nov 17 17:55 2015 NZDT
Run: 74.1nm (134.1km)
33 35.757S 151 15.29E

Anchored Americas Bay, Hawkesbury River. A good run down the coast from Port Stephens


Thu Oct 29 20:00 2015 NZDT
Run: 104.8nm (189.7km)
32 44.449S 152 01.580E

A motor sail thru Wednesday night down the coast to Port Stephens. We are anchored close to Masina, our previous boat which is being well cared for by Rick and Tracey.


Tue Oct 27 11:08 2015 NZDT
Run: 327.5nm (592.8km)
31 25.271S 152 54.373E

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.


Sounds good. Great to use this site to follow your trip. Hope Nathan's enjoying too :)

Glad you made it safely and in good time. We were watching the weather and wondered how far you got before having to take shelter. Be safe.
Thu Oct 1 0:00 2015 NZDT
Run: 60.6nm (109.7km)
Avg: 11.5knts
24hr: 276.3nm
26 41.227S 153 07.682E

Arrived Mooloolaba. Here for a couple of weeks.


Hey what a cool site, so great to be able to see exactly where you're at!
Wed Sep 30 18:44 2015 NZDT
Run: 21nm (38km)
25 48.79S 153 02.46E

Anchored Pelican Bay, south of Fraser Island


Wed Sep 30 9:40 2015 NZDT
Run: 63.5nm (114.9km)
25 31.27S 152 56.88E

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 28 8:57 2015 NZDT
Run: 123.8nm (224.1km)
Avg: 4.9knts
24hr: 117.4nm
24 45.4s 152 23.1e
Weather: 5kts E 0% cloud , baro 1017.5

anchored at Bundaberg 2100hrs on Sunday


Great to see you are in Bundaberg. Anticipate hearing from you soon. x
Sun Sep 27 7:39 2015 NZDT
Speed: 7.5knts
Run: 172nm (311.3km)
Avg: 7.2knts
24hr: 172.1nm
24 00.0s 154 10.0e
Weather: 12kts SE 2.0M sth swell, 5% cloud , baro 1017.5

fast sail thru the moonlit night, Bundaberg 110nm ahead


Sat Sep 26 6:40 2015 NZST
Speed: 5.0knts
Run: 159.1nm (288km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 160nm
23 08.8s 156 43.0e
Weather: 8-10kts SE 2.0M sthly swell, 10% cloud , baro 1014.5

bright moon thru the night, smooth sailing, all good onboard, Bundaberg ETA Monday am.


Enjoying watching your progress. See you soon

It's been great having this link to check on your progress, - see you soon
Fri Sep 25 6:48 2015 NZST
Speed: 7.0knts
Run: 185.2nm (335.2km)
Avg: 7.6knts
24hr: 183nm
23 02.9s 159 13.0e
Weather: 12kts Sthly 2.2M sthly swell, 60% cloud , baro 1014

Eased sheets, good sailing with wind vane steering in lumpy seas


Thu Sep 24 6:31 2015 NZST
Speed: 7.0knts
Run: 175.4nm (317.5km)
Avg: 7.3knts
24hr: 175.3nm
22 36.3s 162 05.0e
Weather: 8kts W 1.5m sthly swell, 7% cloud to the sth, baro 1010.5

Motoring thru a beautiful calm starry night. Should be sailing again soon.


Wed Sep 23 6:30 2015 NZST
Speed: 4.5knts
Run: 103.9nm (188.1km)
22 21.6s 164 49.0e
Weather: 9kts ESE 1.0m swell from SSE, 60% cloud, baro 1012.0

Heading to Bundaberg, ETA Monday 28th. A good start from Noumea, sailing, poled out in light airs.


Mon Sep 21 11:56 2015 NZST
Run: 0.7nm (1.3km)
22 16.59S 166 26.36E

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.


Safe journey
Sun Sep 13 20:08 2015 NZST
Run: 20.8nm (37.6km)
22 16.58s 166 25.69e
Weather: SE 15, sunny, baro 1019.5

Anchored Noumea, Sunday 1700hrs, checking in Monday am.


Sat Sep 12 18:39 2015 NZST
Run: 94.2nm (170.5km)
Avg: 7.9knts
24hr: 190nm
22 21.6s 166 44.46e
Weather: SE v. light, calm & quiet, 100% cloud, baro 1020.5

Anchored Baie Uie, Saturday 1700hrs CPT


Sat Sep 12 6:45 2015 NZST
Speed: 8.0knts
Run: 225.9nm (408.9km)
Avg: 9.5knts
24hr: 227nm
21 57.3s 168 08.8e
Weather: 18kts SE easing, 2.0m swell from SE, 50% cloud, baro 1019.5

198nm 24hr run. 8.25kt avg. A good way to spend a b'day. ETA Canal de la Havannah, New Cal 1430hrs


Fri Sep 11 6:52 2015 NZST
Speed: 7.8knts
Run: 153.4nm (277.7km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 150.7nm
20 44.5s 171 24.3e
Weather: 15kts SSE 1.5m swell from SE, 100% cloud, baro 1016.5

Light variable wind thru the night but into the new high now.


Happy birthday Graeme from all the landlubbers :-)
Thu Sep 10 6:26 2015 NZST
Speed: 6.0knts
Run: 193.8nm (350.8km)
Avg: 8.1knts
24hr: 194.1nm
19 49.4s 173 33.6e
Weather: 12kts E 1.5m swell from E, 95% cloud, light rain clouds around, baro 1015.0

172nm run last 24 hrs, wind easing, all good onboard. New Cal 394nm ahead


Wed Sep 9 6:28 2015 NZST
Speed: 7.5knts
Run: 113nm (204.5km)
Avg: 8.3knts
24hr: 200.2nm
18 53.0s 176 21.6e
Weather: 18kts ESE 1.5m swell from SE 20% cloud cover baro 1016.5

Good run last night


Tue Sep 8 16:55 2015 NZST
Run: 32.2nm (58.3km)
18 19.64S 177 58.96E

On our way to New Caledonia, Scoot single handed by Kat Holmes abeam also heading to New Cal.


Sat Sep 5 8:55 2015 NZST
Run: 209.5nm (379.2km)
18 07.4S 178 25.4E

Anchored Royal Suva Yacht Club

Preparing for passage to Noumea


Sat Aug 8 18:35 2015 NZST
Run: 21.9nm (39.6km)
19 08.9s 178 33.99w
Weather: SE 5kts, 1100 cloud, 1005 mb

anchored at Fulanga


Thu Jul 23 14:34 2015 NZST
18 50.8S 178 40.2W
Weather: ESE 20plus

Namuka i Lau 18 50.8S 178 40.2W. A great anchorage 6M sandy well protected from ESE 20+kts.


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