Catharpin Blue

Catharpin Blue

Sat Oct 29 15:11 2016 NZDT
Run: 202.4nm (366.3km)
Avg: 8.1knts
24hr: 195.6nm

Traveled from West Virginia - actually St Clairsville, OH to home in Fairfax, VA. We made it home early enough to unload the truck and take it back. Another era is starting. First we must unpack.

Fri Oct 28 14:21 2016 NZDT
Run: 460.3nm (833.1km)
Avg: 18.4knts
24hr: 441nm

Today brought us within "striking distance" of Fairfax, VA - just 287 miles. We are in St Clairesville, Ohio- part of the Wheeling WV statistical area.

Thu Oct 27 13:18 2016 NZDT
Run: 372.3nm (673.9km)
Avg: 16.2knts
24hr: 389.2nm

Traveled from SiouxCity, IA to Peoria, IL. Will try to get together with my cousin's daughter here.

Wed Oct 26 14:21 2016 NZDT
Run: 360.9nm (653.2km)
Avg: 16.7knts
24hr: 400.3nm

Traveled from Rapid City, SD through Sioux Falls, SD then south to Sioux City - South - in Iowa. From here it is I-80 East.

Tue Oct 25 16:43 2016 NZDT
Run: 118.6nm (214.7km)
Avg: 4.7knts
24hr: 113.5nm

Traveled from Gillette, WY to Rapid City, SD stopping in Sturgis, SD and Mt Rushmore. Took time to see the Motorcycle Museum in Sturgis.

Mon Oct 24 15:38 2016 NZDT
Run: 175.7nm (318km)
Avg: 7.2knts
24hr: 172.1nm

Drove from Billings, Mt to Gillette, Wy. Stopped at Custer Last Stand Battlefield and had lunch at 175 year old Occidental Hotel in Buffalo, WY.

Sun Oct 23 15:08 2016 NZDT
Run: 278.1nm (503.4km)
Avg: 12.1knts
24hr: 290.9nm

Spent the whole day in Montana. We drove from Missoula to Billings. Yesterday we saw much rain, today was beautiful and clear. We crossed the Continental Divide. We saw Clark (Lewis and Clark) Fork on the west side of the divide and the headwaters of the Missouri River on the other.

Sat Oct 22 16:11 2016 NZDT
Run: 361.8nm (654.9km)
Avg: 29.5knts
24hr: 707nm

Drove through three states. Went from the width of WA through Spokane, then through Idaho in the skinny part- less than 100 miles but very beautiful with the mountains and fall colors- even in the rain. We are now in Missoula, Mt.

Sat Oct 22 3:54 2016 NZDT
Run: 930.1nm (1683.5km)
Avg: 14621.7knts
24hr: 350919.8nm

Left Anacordes,WA with UHaul truck to drive to Va. Had dinner with Doug and Denise in Woodinville and stopped in North Bend traveling I-90 East to Va.

Sat Oct 22 3:51 2016 NZDT
Run: 886.5nm (1604.6km)

Thu Oct 6 16:11 2016 NZDT
Run: 18.9nm (34.2km)

Arrived after a nice uneventful sail in Anacortes,WA. We are at Cap Sante Marina - very nice and new. Nice amenities like restaurants, laundry, shopping - including Safeway. We will probably be here awhile cleaning up.

Wed Oct 5 12:11 2016 NZDT
Run: 29.9nm (54.1km)

In the USA. YEAH!!! A windy day. Decided to stop and check-in at Friday Harbor Wa. On to Anacordes tomorrow- we hope.

Tue Oct 4 15:36 2016 NZDT
Speed: 0knts
Run: 42.9nm (77.6km)

Made it to Montague Harbor in Gulf Islands. We are on a mooring ball. On to Anacordes tomorrow - weather permitting of course. Just 40 miles as the crow flies.

Mon Oct 3 12:21 2016 NZDT
Speed: 0knts
Run: 44.3nm (80.2km)
Avg: 5knts
24hr: 119.5nm

Arrived at Schooner Cove

Mon Oct 3 3:27 2016 NZDT
Run: 29nm (52.5km)

Sailed from Discovery Harbor to Comox,BC on Georgia Straight. A nasty day. Less than 100 nMiles to go. Are thinking of going to Anacortes.

Sat Oct 1 14:18 2016 NZDT
Run: 40.3nm (72.9km)

Sailed down Johnstone Straight toward the Seymore Narrows. Stopped for lunch at Brown Bay just at the start of straight and went through at mid tide. Are at Discovery Harbor in Campbell River. Just less than 200 nMiles to Port Townsend.

Fri Sep 30 17:00 2016 NZDT
Speed: 0knts
Run: 51.5nm (93.2km)
Avg: 5knts
24hr: 119.8nm

Arrived Kelsey Bay, BC, Canada Will depart for Seymour Narrows tomorrow.

Fri Sep 30 6:41 2016 NZDT
Run: 151.3nm (273.9km)

Sailed over 100 nMiles yesterday to Port McNeill, BC. Off again today

Sat Sep 24 15:12 2016 NZST
Run: 39.3nm (71.1km)

Sailed today from Butedale to Klemtu. Klemtu is an Indian town with a salmon hatchery. From here it is Bella Bella and Nemu and on to Vancouver.

Epic Adventure. Looks like you will be in US Main Land in October.
Fri Sep 23 15:12 2016 NZST
Run: 45.5nm (82.4km)

Arrived in Butedale. Heading from here Klemtu

Thu Sep 22 17:06 2016 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 61nm (110.4km)
Avg: 2.6knts
24hr: 62.9nm

Left Prince Rupert this morning and entered Grenville Channel

Wed Sep 21 17:49 2016 NZST
Run: 89.6nm (162.2km)

Sailed from Ketchikan to Prince Rupert Canada. We're able to check in over the phone. Texted Prince Rupert YC and are on their dock for the night. Did Venn Passage at twilight and dark. It was well marked.

Sat Sep 17 16:23 2016 NZST
Run: 35nm (63.4km)

Sailed from Meyers Chuck to Ketchikan. Are in a slip at Bat Harbor Marina. Will be here until at least Tuesday when crew member arrives back. In the meantime we plan to do a bit of sightseeing.

Fri Sep 16 5:12 2016 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 49.9nm (90.3km)

Sailed from Wrangell to Meyers Chuck yesterday - just 30 nMiles from Ketchican. Nice place in season but no one here now. Smallcraft advisory today so will try again to go to Ketchikan tomorrow. Doug will meet us there Monday.

Tue Sep 13 4:59 2016 NZST
Run: 32.9nm (59.5km)

Arrived yesterday in Wrangell. Next stop Ketchikan.

Tue Sep 6 16:30 2016 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 45.1nm (81.6km)

In Petersburg in the Marina. Will probably stay a couple of days

Mon Sep 5 13:36 2016 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 49.8nm (90.1km)

Tied to float in Hobart Harbor. Motored 9.5 hours with little wind. On to Petersburg tomorrow.

Sun Sep 4 12:24 2016 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 31.9nm (57.7km)

Left Juneau today and got to Taku Harbor on Stephens Passage

Mon Aug 29 21:52 2016 NZST
Run: 46.2nm (83.6km)
Avg: 3.4knts
24hr: 82.5nm

Arrived Juneau from Glacier Bay. Marilyn arrives tomorrow.

Mon Aug 29 8:26 2016 NZST
Run: 23.3nm (42.2km)

Arrived Glacier Bay late yesterday. Will continue tomorrow to Juneau where Denise will fly home and Marilyn will join the crew.

Sat Aug 27 14:58 2016 NZST
Run: 48.5nm (87.8km)
Avg: 194knts
24hr: 4656nm

Arrived at Elfin Cove. Tied to a dock. Will continue to Glacier Bay tomorrow.

Sat Aug 27 14:43 2016 NZST
Run: 16.6nm (30km)

Almost to Elfin Cove

Sat Aug 27 4:15 2016 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 275.1nm (497.9km)
Avg: 10.4knts
24hr: 250.7nm

50 nMiles from Elfin Cove. Will stop and head to Glacier Bay

Fri Aug 26 1:55 2016 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 26.8nm (48.5km)

222 nMiles from Elfin Cove.

Thu Aug 25 12:16 2016 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 69.1nm (125.1km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 149nm

Finally have wind. Have decided to skip Yakatat and go straight to Elfin Cove

Thu Aug 25 1:08 2016 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 75.8nm (137.2km)

Left Seward yesterday afternoon headed for Yakatat / Glacier Bay

Fri Aug 19 22:08 2016 NZST
Run: 190.6nm (345km)
Avg: 15.5knts
24hr: 371.4nm

Arrived Seward and rafted up with Panta Rhei

Fri Aug 19 9:49 2016 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 2.9nm (5.2km)

Leaving Kodiak for Sewar. Overnight we think.

Mon Aug 15 10:11 2016 NZST
Run: 12nm (21.7km)

Anchored in Kodiak -- the town. Will stay a bit. next stop Seward.

Mon Aug 15 5:07 2016 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 46.8nm (84.7km)
Avg: 5.3knts
24hr: 126.4nm

Through to the other side of Kodiak Island. Just a bit to the town.

Sun Aug 14 20:14 2016 NZST
Speed: 4knts
Run: 27.2nm (49.2km)

Making hard - tacking - progress toward Kodiak City. The LOW continues

Sat Aug 13 18:14 2016 NZST
Speed: 3knts
Run: 1.5nm (2.7km)

Leaving Geographic Harbor for Kodiak City

Sat Aug 13 16:00 2016 NZST
Run: 11.5nm (20.8km)

Moored in Geographic Harbor Alaska. Will stay overnight at least. There is a Low over us. This place is reminiscent of Doubtful Sound in New Zealand. Spectacular and isolated~!!!

Sat Aug 13 6:00 2016 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 40.8nm (73.8km)
Avg: 13knts
24hr: 310.9nm

Getting Closer to Geographic harbor. Hard sailing. We caught a Low.

Sat Aug 13 2:51 2016 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 31.1nm (56.3km)
Avg: 4knts
24hr: 96.7nm

42 nMiles from Geographic Harbor -- 8 more hours?

Fri Aug 12 19:08 2016 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 142.1nm (257.2km)
Avg: 8.3knts
24hr: 199.1nm

Almost at Geographic harbor -- plan to arrive in the morning

Fri Aug 12 2:00 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.7knts
Run: 81.5nm (147.5km)

Left Sand Point Yesterday. Sailing to Geographic Harbor. Should be there tomorrow.

Wed Aug 10 4:50 2016 NZST
Speed: 2knts
Run: 5.8nm (10.5km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 139.2nm

Arriving Sand Point Alaska

Wed Aug 10 3:50 2016 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 41.1nm (74.4km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 140.9nm

Turning to go in to Sand Point

Tue Aug 9 20:50 2016 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 74.8nm (135.4km)
Avg: 7.5knts
24hr: 181nm

Keeping on the path

Tue Aug 9 10:55 2016 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 92.1nm (166.7km)
Avg: 22.3knts
24hr: 534.8nm

Keeping going

Tue Aug 9 6:47 2016 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 57.7nm (104.4km)

Passing from Bering Sea to pacific Ocean headed to Sand Point and Kodiak

Mon Aug 8 5:10 2016 NZST
Speed: 5knts

Leaving Dutch Harbor

Mon Aug 1 9:18 2016 NZST
Run: 6.9nm (12.5km)

Arrived Dutch harbor

Excellent!!!!! Super job guys!!!!! Wow, 30+ days on the go............ Welcome Catharpin Blue back to America! Glad all is well.... Pete
Mon Aug 1 2:19 2016 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 37.1nm (67.2km)
Avg: 5.3knts
24hr: 127.2nm

Arriving in Dutch Harbor.

Sun Jul 31 19:19 2016 NZST
Speed: 5knts

Coming around Unalaska Penisula

Sun Jul 31 10:19 2016 NZST
Speed: 5knts

Making good progress

Sun Jul 31 8:19 2016 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 121.8nm (220.5km)
Avg: 17knts
24hr: 408.8nm

Protected by Islands

Sun Jul 31 1:10 2016 NZST
Run: 224.6nm (406.5km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 162.5nm

Crossed the last area of exposure to the Pacific. Will go north east to skirt Unalaska Island to head ti Dutch Harbor. More than half way now with only 125 nMiles to go.

Fri Jul 29 16:00 2016 NZST
Speed: 7.5knts
Run: 56.4nm (102.1km)

Left Adak for Dutch Harbor 0130 July 28

Tue Jul 26 0:26 2016 NZST
Run: 27.3nm (49.4km)

Anchored in Adak, Alaska. Will stay as short as possible and head to Dutch Harbor. Have diesel mechanic coming in the morning.

Mon Jul 25 0:22 2016 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 106.6nm (192.9km)
Avg: 7.5knts
24hr: 179.7nm

About to go through Adak Straight

Sun Jul 24 10:08 2016 NZST
Run: 15nm (27.2km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 158.8nm

90 nMiles from Adak. Be in Adak tomorrow by dusk.

Sun Jul 24 7:52 2016 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 98.9nm (179km)
Avg: 4.6knts
24hr: 110.4nm

Crossed the date line. Going into Bering Sea to stop at Adak. 125 nMiles to go

Sat Jul 23 10:22 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.9knts
Run: 297.5nm (538.5km)
Avg: 12.9knts
24hr: 310.2nm

Wind from 35 degrees clocking E. 200 nMiles from Adak. 560 mNiles from Dutch Harbor. Still not enough west.

Fri Jul 22 11:21 2016 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 140.7nm (254.7km)
Avg: 13.5knts
24hr: 324.7nm

Making some progress

Fri Jul 22 0:57 2016 NZST
Run: 140.7nm (254.7km)
Avg: 4knts
24hr: 95.5nm

Sailing well by wind vane. Anticipating another gale. Real time 7-21 1200 UTC 500 nMiles to Adak. 800 nMiles to Dutch Harbor. Seeing AIS targets.

Wed Jul 20 13:36 2016 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 85.9nm (155.5km)
Avg: 11knts
24hr: 263.2nm

Finally heading East. Not much wind after the storm. Just cannot win.

Wed Jul 20 5:46 2016 NZST
Speed: 4knts
Run: 160.6nm (290.7km)
Avg: 12.2knts
24hr: 293.5nm

Moving East slowly.

Tue Jul 19 16:38 2016 NZST
Run: 413.3nm (748.1km)
Avg: 4.3knts
24hr: 102.1nm

Finally making an Easterly course

Fri Jul 15 15:27 2016 NZST
Speed: 6.8knts
Run: 544.8nm (986.1km)
Avg: 14.8knts
24hr: 355.6nm

Reefed sails, 26 knot winds. Weak engine. 1000 miles to go. Need to go East!!!

Fri Jul 15 15:27 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.6knts
Run: 267nm (483.3km)

Wrong direction, but going North. Need to be north to go more East,

Fri Jul 15 15:27 2016 NZST
Speed: 320knts
Run: 68nm (123.1km)

Rough overnight. Will tack NE to miss new weather

Fri Jul 15 15:27 2016 NZST
Speed: 337knts
Run: 34nm (61.5km)

Ahead of plan with lulls and bumps in the wind.

Thu Jul 14 2:41 2016 NZST
Speed: 6.9knts
Run: 254nm (459.7km)
Avg: 7.3knts
24hr: 175.8nm

Bright moonlight with half moon. Getting cooler. Sam wore fuzzy pants to watch.

Tue Jul 12 16:00 2016 NZST
Speed: 6,535knts
Run: 119.3nm (215.9km)

Getting to Pacific High at 34N where Bob McDavitt says we should go East.

Tue Jul 12 16:00 2016 NZST
Speed: 7.2knts
Run: 122.2nm (221.2km)
Avg: 3.8knts
24hr: 91.9nm

Sailing with Jib. Good wind. Charging batteries.

Mon Jul 11 8:06 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.9knts
Run: 142.2nm (257.4km)
Avg: 31.6knts
24hr: 758.4nm

Sailing now after motoring. Saw pod of whales yesterday.

Mon Jul 11 3:36 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 0.7nm (1.3km)

Not much wind. Motoring E.

Mon Jul 11 3:36 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts

Not much wind. Motoring E.

Mon Jul 11 3:01 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 150.2nm (271.9km)
Avg: 3.2knts
24hr: 76nm

Older report. When motoring no report. So we are about a degree or so more north.

Sat Jul 9 3:36 2016 NZST
Speed: 4.9knts
Run: 0.9nm (1.6km)
Avg: 5.4knts
24hr: 128.5nm

Making good progress. Hoping to see the Pacific High soon.

Sat Jul 9 3:25 2016 NZST
Run: 134.9nm (244.2km)
Avg: 5knts
24hr: 120.9nm

Fri Jul 8 0:38 2016 NZST
Run: 625.5nm (1132.2km)
Avg: 36.1knts
24hr: 865.3nm


Thu Jul 7 7:18 2016 NZST
Speed: 7knts
Run: 74.9nm (135.6km)

6PM local 2016-07-04

Tue Jul 5 0:00 2016 NZST
Run: 161.2nm (291.8km)
Avg: 80.6knts
24hr: 1934.4nm

Storm to Ne. 30 nMiles S of Taongi Atoll in the Marshalls

Mon Jul 4 22:00 2016 NZST
Speed: 8.3knts
Run: 92.2nm (166.9km)
Avg: 3.8knts
24hr: 92.2nm

Squall to E, wind 25K bearing to west to avoid it

Sun Jul 3 22:00 2016 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 10.7nm (19.4km)

Wind 14K, AWA 70Defrees True wind 100 Degrees

Sat Jul 2 5:39 2016 NZST
Run: 16.1nm (29.1km)

Anchored at Enijabro Is., Ailuk Atoll, MI

Mon Jun 27 12:30 2016 NZST
Run: 135nm (244.4km)

Arrived Aulik. Will check in and stay a few days. Nasty weather.

Thu Jun 23 22:30 2016 NZST
Run: 91.9nm (166.3km)
Avg: 10.5knts
24hr: 252.1nm

Anchored in Maloelap. Will tour Japanese Ruins tomorrow

Thu Jun 23 13:45 2016 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 21.4nm (38.7km)

Left Majuro for Dutch Harbor. On the way to Maloelap to deliver package and on to Ailuk

Sun May 1 9:43 2016 NZST
Speed: 0knts

test from Majuro 5/1/2016 Departing late May

Sat Apr 30 9:55 2016 NZST
Run: 0.5nm (0.9km)

Moored in Majuro

Mon Dec 28 19:25 2015 NZDT
Speed: 0knts
Run: 185.2nm (335.2km)
Avg: 3.7knts
24hr: 89.1nm

In Majuro. Arrived early this Am anchecked in today. Our engine had overheat and we had to get towed in to our mooring we had reserved.

In Majuro Marshall Islands since Dec 28, 2015. Currently preparing for passage to Dutch Harbor, Alaska. New crew member arriving May 5, 2016.
Sat Dec 26 17:31 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5knts
Run: 199.2nm (360.6km)
Avg: 3.4knts
24hr: 82.6nm

Slowed down due to current. Pass E of Milli atoll and turn West tonight

Thu Dec 24 7:40 2015 NZDT
Speed: 4knts
Run: 173.1nm (313.3km)
Avg: 4.9knts
24hr: 117nm

Day 10 from Funafiti - I think. Finally in tradewinds heading to MAjuro. 350 nmiles to go. 60 gal fuel so we are depending on the wind. Our GPS says we will be in Majuro Dec 27 now.

Tue Dec 22 20:10 2015 NZDT
Speed: 4knts
Run: 139.5nm (252.5km)
Avg: 5.7knts
24hr: 135.7nm

Day 7 from Funafiti. Still fighting NW winds. Looking for Easterlies at 2N. Praying for 10-15 K to bring us to Majurp. Fuel getting low.

Mon Dec 21 19:30 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5knts

Day 7 from Funafiti. Crossed the equator and are working our way to Majuro. Had Minerva lobster dinner and gave champagne to Neptune, Pictures laater.

Mon Dec 21 19:30 2015 NZDT
Speed: 2knts

Day 6 out of Funafuti. Who would believe there are 15 knot headwinds at the equator. They are from the NW and we are trying to get to 2N where we hear

Mon Dec 21 7:28 2015 NZDT
Speed: 2knts
Run: 206.5nm (373.8km)
Avg: 3.4knts
24hr: 80.8nm

Day 6 out of Funafuti. Who would believe there are 15 knot headwinds at the equator. They are from the NW and we are trying to get to 2N where we hear there is wind. We still have 80 gallons fuel. Hope to cross the equator today and maybe Neptune will smile.

Fri Dec 18 18:06 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5knts
Run: 172.8nm (312.8km)
Avg: 5knts
24hr: 119.2nm

Day 3 out of Funafuti. Hope not to have to stop in Tarawa for fuel. This is a motoring exercise. Up the road 200 miles we will see.

Thu Dec 17 7:18 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5knts
Run: 88.8nm (160.7km)
Avg: 1776knts
24hr: 42624nm

Day 2 out of Funafuti. Through one patch of SPCZ. 884 to Majuro and 554 to Tarawa. Motor sailing.

Thu Dec 17 7:15 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5knts
Run: 99.3nm (179.7km)

Left Funafuti Tuesday Dec 15. Want to go straight to Majuro

Mon Dec 7 7:37 2015 NZDT
Speed: 0knts
Run: 103.8nm (187.9km)

Arrived Funifiti AM yesteerday. Will check in today with Anahata. 589 nmiles.

Sat Dec 5 9:16 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5knts
Run: 164.8nm (298.3km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 155.6nm

Day 5 to Funafuti. 100 nmiles to go. Will try to enter SE pass.

Fri Dec 4 7:51 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5knts
Run: 307.8nm (557.1km)
Avg: 13.7knts
24hr: 329.8nm

Day 4 to Funafuti. 230 nmiles to go. Flew spinnaker all day yesterday. Glad to have Chris aboard.

Thu Dec 3 9:27 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5knts

Out of Fiji. 340 nmiles to Funafuti.

Wed Dec 2 9:14 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5knts
Run: 39.7nm (71.9km)

Preparingto go thru Somo Somo Strait. BBig wind and swell hsve died.

Tue Dec 1 10:12 2015 NZDT
Speed: 0knts

Leaving Savu Savu today.

Tue Dec 1 10:06 2015 NZDT

Leaving today for Tuvalu. Have

Tue Dec 1 10:06 2015 NZDT
Run: 0.4nm (0.7km)

Leaving Savu Savu today.

Tue Oct 6 11:56 2015 NZDT
Run: 6.1nm (11km)
Weather: MUCH Cooler!!!!

Arrived and checked in Savu Savu Saturday, Oct 3. In slip at Copra Shed

Copra Shed from our mast
Sat Oct 3 0:00 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5.4knts
Run: 6.1nm (11km)
Weather: Cloudy cool

Arriving Savu Savu this morning. Checked in and in slip

Fri Oct 2 11:56 2015 NZDT
Run: 159.6nm (288.9km)
Avg: 13.4knts
24hr: 321nm
Weather: Much cooler !!!

Tied to dock

Fri Oct 2 0:00 2015 NZDT
Speed: 6.6knts
Run: 279.7nm (506.3km)
Avg: 11.7knts
24hr: 279.7nm

At sea lumpy

Thu Oct 1 0:00 2015 NZDT
Run: 185.3nm (335.4km)
Avg: 5knts
24hr: 120.4nm

5.8 knots 253T

Tue Sep 29 11:03 2015 NZDT
Run: 59.5nm (107.7km)
Avg: 1947.3knts
24hr: 46734.5nm

Leaving Apia for Fiji. Pactor radio not powered up not

Tue Sep 29 11:01 2015 NZDT
Run: 49.8nm (90.1km)

Wed Sep 16 14:13 2015 NZST
Run: 76.6nm (138.6km)

Sailed from American Samoa? In the Marina. Very Hot.

Fri Aug 21 17:07 2015 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 112.6nm (203.8km)
Avg: 3.9knts
24hr: 93.3nm

Entered Pago Pago Harbor, American Samoa at sunrise. Waiting for Customs at 8AM.

Thu Aug 20 12:10 2015 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 159.7nm (289.1km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 154.8nm

Still heading to Pago Pago. Will slow a little to get there tomorrow morning. Rain last night.

Wed Aug 19 11:24 2015 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 102.2nm (185km)

Pago ETA tomorrow or next day. 15-20 knots from E and ESE. would like SE they promised. Swells confused

Wed Aug 12 16:03 2015 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 0.5nm (0.9km)

Aborted Lifuka in Hapai'i. Sailed directly to Vavau'u. Good souh wind. Rain and overcast. Arrived midnight Sunday. To Samoa in about a week. Gina crew is great!!!

Wed Aug 12 15:46 2015 NZST
Run: 187.1nm (338.7km)

Sat Aug 1 17:14 2015 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 3.2nm (5.8km)
Avg: 3.2knts
24hr: 76.8nm

Arrived in Tongatapu this morning at daybreak. Wind is still here but swells are not. Anchored at Big Mama.

Sat Aug 1 16:14 2015 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 145.7nm (263.7km)
Avg: 4.4knts
24hr: 104.6nm

5AM entering Tongatapu to check in. 1264nmiles from NZ 8AM Aug 1

Fri Jul 31 6:49 2015 NZST
Speed: 6.6knts
Run: 150.8nm (272.9km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 155.6nm

120 miles to go to Tongatapu. Very unconfortable. SE winds 20-25 and higher gusts

Thu Jul 30 7:33 2015 NZST
Weather: 100%cc, drizzly

leaving Minerva today but destination changed. Likely Tongatapu now!

Tue Jul 28 7:33 2015 NZST
Run: 4.8nm (8.7km)
Weather: beautifully clear, 70F,

a lovely day to explore

Mon Jul 27 7:42 2015 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 121.1nm (219.2km)
Avg: 5.1knts
24hr: 121.7nm
Weather: 16ESE, wispy cloud

in N Minerva looking for an anchorage. No other boats seen.

Sun Jul 26 7:50 2015 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 170.8nm (309.1km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 159.9nm

100 nmiles from Minerva. Probably will have to wait to enter because of night.

Sat Jul 25 6:12 2015 NZST
Speed: 6.6knts
Run: 156.7nm (283.6km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 166.5nm
Weather: 100%cc and no swell

260 miles from Minerva. Sailing close hauled. Had special meal prepated by crew when crossing the date line.

Fri Jul 24 7:36 2015 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 13nm (23.5km)
Avg: 28.2knts
24hr: 675.8nm
Weather: little wind 5-10 ese

good strong radio signal now

Fri Jul 24 7:09 2015 NZST
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 136.3nm (246.7km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 164nm

Wind more east than expected, many squalls last night

Thu Jul 23 11:12 2015 NZST
Speed: 8knts
Run: 226.7nm (410.3km)
Avg: 6801knts
24hr: 163224nm

In north flowing current. Fixed alternator issue. Trying email now. If you get this, it is fixed

Thu Jul 23 11:10 2015 NZST
Speed: 7.0knts

lumpy, to minerva, alternator issue

Wed Jul 22 7:35 2015 NZST
Speed: 7.0knts
Run: 117.4nm (212.5km)
Weather: 20S

on their way. Will hear them better in a couple of days when they are further away from NZ. Alternator currently caput. Dont know what alternate power source they have so radio might not be used for reporting. 3 pob and heading for Minerva

Thu May 14 15:14 2015 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Weather: rainy with trough passing over

awaiting departure for points North at Opua Marina

7/21/15 just returned from visiting the Grand Babies in Florida. All doing well. Looking forward to tracking your progress after your .... extended .... stay in NZ.
Thu May 14 14:09 2015 NZST
Run: 0.3nm (0.5km)

Opua Marina Slip A5

Thu May 7 12:50 2015 NZST

Awaiting departure

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