Casteele

Thu Oct 17 18:00 2019 NZDT
GPS: 22 16.6416S 166 26.412E

Position report sent via Iridium GO


Mon Jun 3 16:21 2019 NZST
Speed:
7 knts
knts
GPS: 22 58S 176 07W
Run: 180.2nm (326.2km)
Avg: 7.4knts
24hr: 178.7nm
Weather: 14 s

Motor sailing into Tonga, expecting to arrive Tuesday afternoon Sent from Iridium Mail & Web.


Sun Jun 2 16:09 2019 NZST
Speed:
8 knts
knts
GPS: 25 16.27S 177 27.18W
Run: 189.6nm (343.2km)
Avg: 7.9knts
24hr: 189.6nm
Weather: 20 W

Lots of squals last night. All well aboard, 300 NM to go. Sent from Iridium Mail & Web.


Sat Jun 1 16:09 2019 NZST
Speed:
6 knts
knts
GPS: 27 37.29S 179 01.97W
Run: 181nm (327.6km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 169.4nm
Weather: 12kn NW

Caught a Mahi Mahi this morning. All well aboard. Small problem of running out of bacon, willing to trade fish Sent from Iridium Mail & Web.


Fri May 31 14:30 2019 NZST
Speed:
6 knts
knts
GPS: 29 48.51S 179 19.49E
Run: 117.3nm (212.3km)
Avg: 5.2knts
24hr: 126nm
Weather: 25knt NNW

Great day out on the water, making good progress! Sent from Iridium Mail & Web.


Thu May 30 16:09 2019 NZST
Speed:
6 knts
knts
GPS: 30 58.7S 177 53.9E
Weather: 5 knts west

Motor sailing today, great sunny day. Happy birthday Murray! Sent from Iridium Mail & Web.


Thu May 30 14:03 2019 NZST
Speed:
6 knts
knts
GPS: 30 58.7S 177 53.9E
Run: 136.9nm (247.8km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 152.1nm
Weather: 5 knts west

Motor sailing today, great sunny day. Happy birthday Murray! Sent from Iridium Mail & Web.


Wed May 29 16:27 2019 NZST
Speed:
6 knts
knts
GPS: 32 44.2S 176 49.5E
Run: 164.1nm (297km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 155.1nm
Weather: 10 on SW

Had a busy night last night with up to 40 knts. All well on board Sent from Iridium Mail & Web.


Tue May 28 15:03 2019 NZST
Speed:
5 knts
knts
GPS: 34 50.83s 175 30.91E
Run: 85.4nm (154.6km)
Weather: 20kn N

Great sail last night, All well on-board.

Sent from Iridium Mail & Web.


Wed May 8 9:18 2019 NZST
Speed:
0
knts
Weather: 15kn NE

At anchor Cavalli islands, heading back to Bay of Islands toady Sent from Iridium Mail & Web.


Mon Apr 29 10:48 2019 NZST
GPS: 35 14.079S 174 10.074E

Robertson Island. Rained all day yesterday.

Leaving to go to KeriKeri today as its meant to get very windy.


Tue Apr 23 19:52 2019 NZST
GPS: 35 16.398S 174 07.595E
Run: 6.2nm (11.2km)
Avg: 39knts
24hr: 936.5nm

Hanging out in Russell, cool wee town.


Tue Apr 23 19:42 2019 NZST
GPS: 35 15.252S 174 14.028E

Sun Apr 21 16:55 2019 NZST
GPS: 35 15.252S 174 14.027E
Run: 2.6nm (4.7km)

Waipiro Bay, hiding from the 20knt Northly that is coming tomorrow.


Sat Apr 20 18:30 2019 NZST
GPS: 35 13.685S 174 16.008E
Run: 2.3nm (4.2km)

Finally made it to the Bay of Islands.

Great first anchorage, beautiful clear water and nice sandy beach.


Wed Apr 17 15:57 2019 NZST
GPS: 35 14.973S 174 17.842E
Run: 28.7nm (51.9km)

Spent the day sailing up to Whangaruru, pretty rough seas, got smashed around a bit, only 10knts of wind and 1 1/2m of swell but punching into it the wrong way.


Tue Apr 16 17:26 2019 NZST
GPS: 35 37.005S 174 32.125E
Run: 14.7nm (26.6km)
Weather: Sunny

Staying at Tutuaka for the night before heading to the Poor Knights tomorrow.


Tue Apr 16 8:16 2019 NZST
GPS: 35 49.791S 174 31.487E
Run: 1.1nm (2km)

Moved bay to be able to go out for dinner with some new friends.


Mon Apr 15 11:22 2019 NZST
GPS: 35 50.657S 174 31.917E
Run: 14.2nm (25.7km)

In Urquharts Bay


Thu Apr 11 10:33 2019 NZST
GPS: 35 43.418S 174 19.562E
Run: 65.6nm (118.7km)
Weather: Raining at the moment :-(

Staying at the Whangarei Marina for a few days for some city life. Very cool place for yachties, easy to get around and marina right in town.


Mon Apr 8 14:38 2019 NZST
GPS: 36 10.324S 175 21.508E

Sun Apr 7 9:12 2019 NZST
GPS: 36 10.322S 175 21.506E
Run: 2.4nm (4.3km)

Thu Apr 4 10:26 2019 NZDT
GPS: 36 11.9548S 175 19.8418E
Run: 36.4nm (65.9km)
Avg: 36.4knts
24hr: 873.6nm

At a really cool bay called Smoke house bay which is a real treat for the sailors, hot showers, washing machines a pizza oven and fish smokers. Awesome!


Thu Apr 4 9:26 2019 NZDT
GPS: 36 43.375S 175 24.366E
Run: 4.8nm (8.7km)
Weather: 15 knots SE, sunny

Heading to Great Barrier Island


Thu Mar 28 7:01 2019 NZDT
GPS: 36 46.079S 175 28.333E
Run: 10.7nm (19.4km)
Weather: Raining 2knots

Stayed in Coromandal bay last night, but to shallow, so moving around to Long bay.


Wed Mar 27 10:31 2019 NZDT
GPS: 36 36.911S 175 26.206E
Run: 35.8nm (64.8km)

Leaving Colville and heading to Long Bay


Mon Mar 25 8:41 2019 NZDT
GPS: 36 26.432S 174 49.744E
Run: 12.6nm (22.8km)

Wed Mar 20 15:59 2019 NZDT
GPS: 36 36.99008S 174 53.15783E
Run: 17nm (30.8km)
Weather: 4knots

Heading to Kawau Island again to do some bush walks


Thu Mar 14 20:32 2019 NZDT
GPS: 36 49.315S 175 03.246E
Run: 6.4nm (11.6km)

Wed Mar 13 21:29 2019 NZDT
GPS: 36 47.240S 175 09.626E
Run: 3nm (5.4km)

In Man-o-war bay.

Had to wait a day for the winery to open so we can hit it tomorrow :-)


Wed Mar 13 11:08 2019 NZDT
GPS: 36 44.717S 175 10.432E
Run: 0.8nm (1.4km)

Tue Mar 12 15:53 2019 NZDT
GPS: 36 44.089S 175 09.993E
Run: 8.9nm (16.1km)

Mon Mar 11 21:39 2019 NZDT
GPS: 36 46.683S 175 00.934E
Run: 14.2nm (25.7km)

Sweet anchorage on Oneroa Bay, leaving tomorrow to start a circumnavigation around Waiheke over the next week or so.


Thu Mar 7 21:38 2019 NZDT
GPS: 36 49.273S 174 45.907E
Run: 6.9nm (12.5km)

Spent a week in Auckland where Paul did a Cat 1 first aid and sea survival course.


Fri Mar 1 12:14 2019 NZDT
GPS: 36 43.670S 174 48.582E
Run: 22.4nm (40.5km)
Avg: 11.3knts
24hr: 270.3nm

Fri Mar 1 10:15 2019 NZDT
GPS: 36 24.32390S 174 50.77015E
Run: 1.7nm (3.1km)
Weather: 17 knts, cloudy

Had a fantastic anchorage last night, in Shark bay, Kawau Bay, was like being on land, didn't move a bit. Heading to Auckland today, will take about 5 hours to sail there.


Thu Feb 28 19:21 2019 NZDT
GPS: 36 25.503S 174 49.643E
Run: 9.7nm (17.6km)

Anchored at shark bay, lovely evening


Thu Feb 28 14:24 2019 NZDT
GPS: 36 26.887S 175 00.005E
Run: 13.7nm (24.8km)
Avg: 5.2knts
24hr: 125.4nm

Thu Feb 28 11:47 2019 NZDT
GPS: 36 27.657S 175 14.787E
Run: 17.3nm (31.3km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 147.3nm
Weather: 20kts wind,

Very rough


Thu Feb 28 8:58 2019 NZDT
GPS: 36 30.453S 175 33.129E
Run: 10.9nm (19.7km)
Avg: 2.7knts
24hr: 65.8nm
Weather: Blowing 15knts

Thu Feb 28 5:00 2019 NZDT
GPS: 36 36.375S 175 42.386E
Run: 16.9nm (30.6km)

Wed Feb 27 9:38 2019 NZDT
GPS: 36 49.661S 175 50.035E
Run: 3.7nm (6.7km)

Wed Feb 27 7:00 2019 NZDT
GPS: 36 52.830S 175 50.237E
Run: 19.6nm (35.5km)
Weather: Blue sky, no wind

Heading into hot water beach for a look.


Tue Feb 26 15:07 2019 NZDT
GPS: 37 07.527S 176 00.896E
Run: 28.1nm (50.9km)
Avg: 4.5knts
24hr: 109nm

Tue Feb 26 8:56 2019 NZDT
GPS: 37 31.061S 176 09.046E
Run: 9.9nm (17.9km)

Leaving Tauranga and heading to Auckland slowly.

Pretty rolly


Mon Feb 18 20:51 2019 NZDT
GPS: 37 39.622S 176 10.012E
Run: 16.6nm (30km)
Avg: 2.9knts
24hr: 68.5nm

Mon Feb 18 15:03 2019 NZDT
GPS: 37 35.228S 176 27.291E
Run: 18.6nm (33.7km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 161.9nm

Mon Feb 18 12:17 2019 NZDT
GPS: 37 31.426S 176 47.050E
Run: 17.9nm (32.4km)
Avg: 5.6knts
24hr: 133.8nm
Weather: Blue sky

Heading to Tauranga. Looking forward to getting to the Marina, it's been a long 3 days with no wind.


Mon Feb 18 9:05 2019 NZDT
GPS: 37 31.898S 177 06.667E
Run: 6.3nm (11.4km)
Avg: 3knts
24hr: 72.5nm

Mon Feb 18 7:00 2019 NZDT
GPS: 37 30.906S 177 13.453E
Run: 63.5nm (114.9km)
Avg: 5knts
24hr: 120.3nm

Sun Feb 17 18:20 2019 NZDT
GPS: 37 30.916S 178 22.919E
Run: 13.8nm (25km)
Avg: 1211.7knts
24hr: 29081nm

Sun Feb 17 18:19 2019 NZDT
GPS: 37 36.248S 178 36.429E
Run: 9.9nm (17.9km)
Avg: 3.3knts
24hr: 79.7nm

Sun Feb 17 15:20 2019 NZDT
GPS: 37 43.735S 178 41.724E
Run: 10.3nm (18.6km)
Avg: 7.9knts
24hr: 189.9nm

Sun Feb 17 14:02 2019 NZDT
GPS: 37 52.651S 178 41.132E
Run: 20.5nm (37.1km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 157nm

Sun Feb 17 10:54 2019 NZDT
GPS: 38 08.033S 178 29.824E
Run: 9.1nm (16.5km)

Sun Feb 17 2:00 2019 NZDT
GPS: 38 14.955S 178 24.963E
Run: 9.8nm (17.7km)
Weather: Cloudy

Heading from Tolaga Bay to White Island.

Everyone good


Sat Feb 16 20:39 2019 NZDT
GPS: 38 22.346S 178 19.517E

In Tolaga bay waiting for the 20k winds to pass


Fri Feb 15 15:28 2019 NZDT
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