Catharpin Blue

Catharpin Blue

Sat Oct 29 15:11 2016 NZDT
Run: 202.4nm (366.3km)
Avg: 8.1knts
24hr: 195.6nm
38 53.374N 77 22.580W

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
40 03.017N 80 51.5186W

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
40 37.668N 89 33.986W

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
42 26.282N 096 20.804W

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
44 06.037N 103 08.903W

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
44 17.125N 105 31.692W

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
45 48.489N 108 24.621W

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
46 51.313N 114 02.315W

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
47 27.011N 121 41.323W

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)
46 33.53162N 141 26.01563W

Thu Oct 6 16:11 2016 NZDT
Run: 18.9nm (34.2km)
48 30.73N 122 36.37W

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)
48 32.61N 123 00.99W

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)
48 53.63n 123 24.04w

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
49 17.23n 124 08.03w

Arrived at Schooner Cove

Mon Oct 3 3:27 2016 NZDT
Run: 29nm (52.5km)
49 40.13N 124 55.55W

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)
50 02.11N 125 14.64W

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
50 23.77n 125 57.57w

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

Fri Sep 30 6:41 2016 NZDT
Run: 151.3nm (273.9km)
50 35.57N 127 05.37W

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

Sat Sep 24 15:12 2016 NZST
Run: 39.3nm (71.1km)
52 35.54n 128 31.31w

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)
53 9N 128 42W

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
53 33.39n 129 34.10w

Left Prince Rupert this morning and entered Grenville Channel

Wed Sep 21 17:49 2016 NZST
Run: 89.6nm (162.2km)
54 19.22N 130 19.20W

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)
55 21.07N 131 41.08W

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)
55 44.36n 132 15.48w

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)
56 27.48N 132 23.1W

Arrived yesterday in Wrangell. Next stop Ketchikan.

Tue Sep 6 16:30 2016 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 45.1nm (81.6km)
56 48.81n 132 57.66w

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)
57 24.74n 133 26.42w

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)
58 03.75n 134 01.24w

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
58 23.0376n 134 38.9472w

Arrived Juneau from Glacier Bay. Marilyn arrives tomorrow.

Mon Aug 29 8:26 2016 NZST
Run: 23.3nm (42.2km)
58 26.8026n 135 55.1532w

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
58 11.7174n 136 20.8092w

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)
58 00.2406n 137 37.4754w

Almost to Elfin Cove

Sat Aug 27 4:15 2016 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 275.1nm (497.9km)
Avg: 10.4knts
24hr: 250.7nm
58 12.0882n 137 52.9908w

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)
58 57.0114n 143 143.1142w

222 nMiles from Elfin Cove.

Thu Aug 25 12:16 2016 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 69.1nm (125.1km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 149nm
59 10.5654n 145 59.7948w

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)
59 19.3818n 147 55.8828w

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
60 07.09n 149 25.88w

Arrived Seward and rafted up with Panta Rhei

Fri Aug 19 9:49 2016 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 2.9nm (5.2km)
57 48.2046n 152 20.3448w

Leaving Kodiak for Sewar. Overnight we think.

Mon Aug 15 10:11 2016 NZST
Run: 12nm (21.7km)
57 47.184n 152 24.6576w

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
57 55.9068n 152 35.352w

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)
57 58.8936n 153 51.6726w

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

Sat Aug 13 18:14 2016 NZST
Speed: 3knts
Run: 1.5nm (2.7km)
58 06.6174n 154 33.816w

Leaving Geographic Harbor for Kodiak City

Sat Aug 13 16:00 2016 NZST
Run: 11.5nm (20.8km)
58 6.831n 154 36.2514w

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
57 56.8494n 154 35.949w

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
57 33.807n 155 26.3724w

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
57 10.7004n 155 52.3278w

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)
55 48.2796n 158 38.5824w

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
55 14.784n 160 28.7064w

Arriving Sand Point Alaska

Wed Aug 10 3:50 2016 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 41.1nm (74.4km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 140.9nm
55 9.915n 160 26.241w

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
54 49.0944n 161 16.692w

Keeping on the path

Tue Aug 9 10:55 2016 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 92.1nm (166.7km)
Avg: 22.3knts
24hr: 534.8nm
54 31.56n 163 04.86w

Keeping going

Tue Aug 9 6:47 2016 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 57.7nm (104.4km)
54 19.1976n 165 20.6646w

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

Mon Aug 8 5:10 2016 NZST
Speed: 5knts
53 52.58n 166 33.054w

Leaving Dutch Harbor

Mon Aug 1 9:18 2016 NZST
Run: 6.9nm (12.5km)
53 52.58n 166 33.058w

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
53 56.6592n 166 40.4332w

Arriving in Dutch Harbor.

Sun Jul 31 19:19 2016 NZST
Speed: 5knts
53 46.6656n 167 32.3766w

Coming around Unalaska Penisula

Sun Jul 31 10:19 2016 NZST
Speed: 5knts
53 46.6656n 167 32.3766w

Making good progress

Sun Jul 31 8:19 2016 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 121.8nm (220.5km)
Avg: 17knts
24hr: 408.8nm
53 46.6656n 167 32.3766w

Protected by Islands

Sun Jul 31 1:10 2016 NZST
Run: 224.6nm (406.5km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 162.5nm
53 11.15n 170 19.75w

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)
52 06.8616n 175 23.280w

Left Adak for Dutch Harbor 0130 July 28

Tue Jul 26 0:26 2016 NZST
Run: 27.3nm (49.4km)
51 51.4107n 176 38.7583w

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
51 36.048n 177 7.9488w

About to go through Adak Straight

Sun Jul 24 10:08 2016 NZST
Run: 15nm (27.2km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 158.8nm
50 59.03n 179 23.52w

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
50 55.4n 179 43.30w

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
49 42.7n 179 05.1e

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
46 03.8n 175 40.6e

Making some progress

Fri Jul 22 0:57 2016 NZST
Run: 140.7nm (254.7km)
Avg: 4knts
24hr: 95.5nm
47 48.31n 177 13.14e

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
46 03.8n 175 40.6e

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
45 29.1n 174 5.97e

Moving East slowly.

Tue Jul 19 16:38 2016 NZST
Run: 413.3nm (748.1km)
Avg: 4.3knts
24hr: 102.1nm
43 13.75n 173 19.41e

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
42 34.58n 173 33.48e

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)
38 44.12n 174 06.15e

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)
37 45.32n 174 12.19e

Rough overnight. Will tack NE to miss new weather

Fri Jul 15 15:27 2016 NZST
Speed: 337knts
Run: 34nm (61.5km)
37 18.9n 174 28.69e

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
34 43.04n 172 47.27e

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)
31 03.17n 172 27.69e

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
29 27n 171 43.18e

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
27 41.56n 171 29.88e

Sailing now after motoring. Saw pod of whales yesterday.

Mon Jul 11 3:36 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 0.7nm (1.3km)
25 59.62n 170 11.83e

Not much wind. Motoring E.

Mon Jul 11 3:36 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
25 59.62n 170 11.83e

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
25 59n 170 11.83e

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
23 53.14n 169 34.2e

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
23 53N 169 33.37E

Fri Jul 8 0:38 2016 NZST
Run: 625.5nm (1132.2km)
Avg: 36.1knts
24hr: 865.3nm
22 0.00N 169 0.00E


Thu Jul 7 7:18 2016 NZST
Speed: 7knts
Run: 74.9nm (135.6km)
12 57n 169 05e

6PM local 2016-07-04

Tue Jul 5 0:00 2016 NZST
Run: 161.2nm (291.8km)
Avg: 80.6knts
24hr: 1934.4nm
14 1.98N 169 4.9E

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
11 42.48n 169 16.32e

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)
10 28.57n 169 47.73e

Wind 14K, AWA 70Defrees True wind 100 Degrees

Sat Jul 2 5:39 2016 NZST
Run: 16.1nm (29.1km)
10 27.28n 169 57.08e

Anchored at Enijabro Is., Ailuk Atoll, MI

Mon Jun 27 12:30 2016 NZST
Run: 135nm (244.4km)
10 13.42n 169 58.57e

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
08 42.33n 171 13.39e

Anchored in Maloelap. Will tour Japanese Ruins tomorrow

Thu Jun 23 13:45 2016 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 21.4nm (38.7km)
07 22.56n 171 12.95e

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
7 6.4000n 171 22.1000e

test from Majuro 5/1/2016 Departing late May

Sat Apr 30 9:55 2016 NZST
Run: 0.5nm (0.9km)
7 6.40N 171 22.10E

Moored in Majuro

Mon Dec 28 19:25 2015 NZDT
Speed: 0knts
Run: 185.2nm (335.2km)
Avg: 3.7knts
24hr: 89.1nm
07 06n 171 22e

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
05 11n 173 15e

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
02 59N 175 07e

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
01 05N 176 45e

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
00 39s 177 47e

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
00 39s 177 47e

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
03 38s 177 38e

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
06 02s 178 20.1e

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)
07 19s 178 23.1e

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)
08 31s 179 11e

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
10 01s 179 15e

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
12 21s 179 45e

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
16 48s 179 56e

Out of Fiji. 340 nmiles to Funafuti.

Wed Dec 2 9:14 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5knts
Run: 39.7nm (71.9km)
16 48s 179 56e

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

Tue Dec 1 10:12 2015 NZDT
Speed: 0knts
16 47s 179 20e

Leaving Savu Savu today.

Tue Dec 1 10:06 2015 NZDT
16 47s 179 20e

Leaving today for Tuvalu. Have

Tue Dec 1 10:06 2015 NZDT
Run: 0.4nm (0.7km)
16 47s 179 20e

Leaving Savu Savu today.

Tue Oct 6 11:56 2015 NZDT
Run: 6.1nm (11km)
16 46.68S 179 19.95E
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)
16 52S 179 20E
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
16 46.68s 179 19.97e
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
16 21S 178 18W

At sea lumpy

Thu Oct 1 0:00 2015 NZDT
Run: 185.3nm (335.4km)
Avg: 5knts
24hr: 120.4nm
14 46.000S 174 26.000W

5.8 knots 253T

Tue Sep 29 11:03 2015 NZDT
Run: 59.5nm (107.7km)
Avg: 1947.3knts
24hr: 46734.5nm
13 43.38S 171 53.14W

Leaving Apia for Fiji. Pactor radio not powered up not

Tue Sep 29 11:01 2015 NZDT
Run: 49.8nm (90.1km)
13 43.41S 171 0W

Wed Sep 16 14:13 2015 NZST
Run: 76.6nm (138.6km)
13 50S 171 44W

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
14 16.6S 170 41.2W

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
15 34.9s 171 41.8w

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)
17 21.5s 173 14.3w

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)
18 39.43s 173 58.93w

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)
18 39.;3S 173 58.9W

Sat Aug 1 17:14 2015 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 3.2nm (5.8km)
Avg: 3.2knts
24hr: 76.8nm
21 07s 175 10W

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
21 05.51s 175 12.53w

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
22 14.80s 177 06.39w

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

Thu Jul 30 7:33 2015 NZST
23 39.721S 178 54.59W
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)
23 39.721S 178 54.59W
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
23 37S 178 58W
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
25 21.88s 179 06.37w

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
27 46.18s 179 44.65w
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
29 59S 179 42E
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
30 09s 179 36e

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
31 46s 178 17e

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
34 16s 175 45e

lumpy, to minerva, alternator issue

Wed Jul 22 7:35 2015 NZST
Speed: 7.0knts
Run: 117.4nm (212.5km)
34 16S 175 45E
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
35 18.82S 174 07.30E
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)
35 18.825S 174 07.311E

Opua Marina Slip A5

Thu May 7 12:50 2015 NZST
35 18.955S 174 07.552E

Awaiting departure

No blogs available for this yacht.