Catharpin Blue

Sat Oct 29 15:11 2016 NZDT
GPS: 38 53.374N 77 22.580W
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
GPS: 40 03.017N 80 51.5186W
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
GPS: 40 37.668N 89 33.986W
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
GPS: 42 26.282N 096 20.804W
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
GPS: 44 06.037N 103 08.903W
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
GPS: 44 17.125N 105 31.692W
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
GPS: 45 48.489N 108 24.621W
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
GPS: 46 51.313N 114 02.315W
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
GPS: 47 27.011N 121 41.323W
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
GPS: 46 33.53162N 141 26.01563W
Run: 886.5nm (1604.6km)

Thu Oct 6 16:11 2016 NZDT
GPS: 48 30.73N 122 36.37W
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
GPS: 48 32.61N 123 00.99W
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:
0
knts
GPS: 48 53.63n 123 24.04w
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:
0
knts
GPS: 49 17.23n 124 08.03w
Run: 44.3nm (80.2km)
Avg: 5knts
24hr: 119.5nm

Arrived at Schooner Cove


Mon Oct 3 3:27 2016 NZDT
GPS: 49 40.13N 124 55.55W
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
GPS: 50 02.11N 125 14.64W
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:
0
knts
GPS: 50 23.77n 125 57.57w
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
GPS: 50 35.57N 127 05.37W
Run: 151.3nm (273.9km)

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


Sat Sep 24 15:12 2016 NZST
GPS: 52 35.54n 128 31.31w
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.


Fri Sep 23 15:12 2016 NZST
GPS: 53 9N 128 42W
Run: 45.5nm (82.4km)

Arrived in Butedale. Heading from here Klemtu


Thu Sep 22 17:06 2016 NZST
Speed:
0
knts
GPS: 53 33.39n 129 34.10w
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
GPS: 54 19.22N 130 19.20W
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
GPS: 55 21.07N 131 41.08W
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:
0
knts
GPS: 55 44.36n 132 15.48w
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
GPS: 56 27.48N 132 23.1W
Run: 32.9nm (59.5km)

Arrived yesterday in Wrangell. Next stop Ketchikan.


Tue Sep 6 16:30 2016 NZST
Speed:
0
knts
GPS: 56 48.81n 132 57.66w
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:
0
knts
GPS: 57 24.74n 133 26.42w
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:
0
knts
GPS: 58 03.75n 134 01.24w
Run: 31.9nm (57.7km)

Left Juneau today and got to Taku Harbor on Stephens Passage


Mon Aug 29 21:52 2016 NZST
GPS: 58 23.0376n 134 38.9472w
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
GPS: 58 26.8026n 135 55.1532w
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
GPS: 58 11.7174n 136 20.8092w
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
GPS: 58 00.2406n 137 37.4754w
Run: 16.6nm (30km)

Almost to Elfin Cove


Sat Aug 27 4:15 2016 NZST
Speed:
5
knts
GPS: 58 12.0882n 137 52.9908w
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:
5
knts
GPS: 58 57.0114n 143 143.1142w
Run: 26.8nm (48.5km)

222 nMiles from Elfin Cove.


Thu Aug 25 12:16 2016 NZST
Speed:
5
knts
GPS: 59 10.5654n 145 59.7948w
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:
5
knts
GPS: 59 19.3818n 147 55.8828w
Run: 75.8nm (137.2km)

Left Seward yesterday afternoon headed for Yakatat / Glacier Bay


Fri Aug 19 22:08 2016 NZST
GPS: 60 07.09n 149 25.88w
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:
5
knts
GPS: 57 48.2046n 152 20.3448w
Run: 2.9nm (5.2km)

Leaving Kodiak for Sewar. Overnight we think.


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

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


Mon Aug 15 5:07 2016 NZST
Speed:
5
knts
GPS: 57 55.9068n 152 35.352w
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:
4
knts
GPS: 57 58.8936n 153 51.6726w
Run: 27.2nm (49.2km)

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


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

Leaving Geographic Harbor for Kodiak City


Sat Aug 13 16:00 2016 NZST
GPS: 58 6.831n 154 36.2514w
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:
5
knts
GPS: 57 56.8494n 154 35.949w
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:
5
knts
GPS: 57 33.807n 155 26.3724w
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:
5
knts
GPS: 57 10.7004n 155 52.3278w
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:
5.7
knts
GPS: 55 48.2796n 158 38.5824w
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:
2
knts
GPS: 55 14.784n 160 28.7064w
Run: 5.8nm (10.5km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 139.2nm

Arriving Sand Point Alaska


Wed Aug 10 3:50 2016 NZST
Speed:
5
knts
GPS: 55 9.915n 160 26.241w
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:
5
knts
GPS: 54 49.0944n 161 16.692w
Run: 74.8nm (135.4km)
Avg: 7.5knts
24hr: 181nm

Keeping on the path


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

Keeping going


Tue Aug 9 6:47 2016 NZST
Speed:
5
knts
GPS: 54 19.1976n 165 20.6646w
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:
5
knts
GPS: 53 52.58n 166 33.054w

Leaving Dutch Harbor


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

Arrived Dutch harbor


Mon Aug 1 2:19 2016 NZST
Speed:
5
knts
GPS: 53 56.6592n 166 40.4332w
Run: 37.1nm (67.2km)
Avg: 5.3knts
24hr: 127.2nm

Arriving in Dutch Harbor.


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

Coming around Unalaska Penisula


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

Making good progress


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

Protected by Islands


Sun Jul 31 1:10 2016 NZST
GPS: 53 11.15n 170 19.75w
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:
7.5
knts
GPS: 52 06.8616n 175 23.280w
Run: 56.4nm (102.1km)

Left Adak for Dutch Harbor 0130 July 28


Tue Jul 26 0:26 2016 NZST
GPS: 51 51.4107n 176 38.7583w
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:
6
knts
GPS: 51 36.048n 177 7.9488w
Run: 106.6nm (192.9km)
Avg: 7.5knts
24hr: 179.7nm

About to go through Adak Straight


Sun Jul 24 10:08 2016 NZST
GPS: 50 59.03n 179 23.52w
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:
5
knts
GPS: 50 55.4n 179 43.30w
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:
5.9
knts
GPS: 49 42.7n 179 05.1e
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:
5
knts
GPS: 46 03.8n 175 40.6e
Run: 140.7nm (254.7km)
Avg: 13.5knts
24hr: 324.7nm

Making some progress


Fri Jul 22 0:57 2016 NZST
GPS: 47 48.31n 177 13.14e
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:
5
knts
GPS: 46 03.8n 175 40.6e
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:
4
knts
GPS: 45 29.1n 174 5.97e
Run: 160.6nm (290.7km)
Avg: 12.2knts
24hr: 293.5nm

Moving East slowly.


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

Finally making an Easterly course


Fri Jul 15 15:27 2016 NZST
Speed:
6.8
knts
GPS: 42 34.58n 173 33.48e
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:
5.6
knts
GPS: 38 44.12n 174 06.15e
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:
320
knts
GPS: 37 45.32n 174 12.19e
Run: 68nm (123.1km)

Rough overnight. Will tack NE to miss new weather


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

Ahead of plan with lulls and bumps in the wind.


Thu Jul 14 2:41 2016 NZST
Speed:
6.9
knts
GPS: 34 43.04n 172 47.27e
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:
6,535
knts
GPS: 31 03.17n 172 27.69e
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:
7.2
knts
GPS: 29 27n 171 43.18e
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:
5.9
knts
GPS: 27 41.56n 171 29.88e
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:
5.5
knts
GPS: 25 59.62n 170 11.83e
Run: 0.7nm (1.3km)

Not much wind. Motoring E.


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

Not much wind. Motoring E.


Mon Jul 11 3:01 2016 NZST
Speed:
5.5
knts
GPS: 25 59n 170 11.83e
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:
4.9
knts
GPS: 23 53.14n 169 34.2e
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
GPS: 23 53N 169 33.37E
Run: 134.9nm (244.2km)
Avg: 5knts
24hr: 120.9nm

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

Estimated


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

6PM local 2016-07-04


Tue Jul 5 0:00 2016 NZST
GPS: 14 1.98N 169 4.9E
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:
8.3
knts
GPS: 11 42.48n 169 16.32e
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:
6
knts
GPS: 10 28.57n 169 47.73e
Run: 10.7nm (19.4km)

Wind 14K, AWA 70Defrees True wind 100 Degrees


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

Anchored at Enijabro Is., Ailuk Atoll, MI


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

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


Thu Jun 23 22:30 2016 NZST
GPS: 08 42.33n 171 13.39e
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:
6
knts
GPS: 07 22.56n 171 12.95e
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:
0
knts
GPS: 7 6.4000n 171 22.1000e

test from Majuro 5/1/2016 Departing late May


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

Moored in Majuro


Mon Dec 28 19:25 2015 NZDT
Speed:
0
knts
GPS: 07 06n 171 22e
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.


Sat Dec 26 17:31 2015 NZDT
Speed:
5
knts
GPS: 05 11n 173 15e
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:
4
knts
GPS: 02 59N 175 07e
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:
4
knts
GPS: 01 05N 176 45e
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:
5
knts

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:
2
knts
GPS: 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:
2
knts
GPS: 00 39s 177 47e
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:
5
knts
GPS: 03 38s 177 38e
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:
5
knts
GPS: 06 02s 178 20.1e
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:
5
knts
GPS: 07 19s 178 23.1e
Run: 99.3nm (179.7km)

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


Mon Dec 7 7:37 2015 NZDT
Speed:
0
knts
GPS: 08 31s 179 11e
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:
5
knts
GPS: 10 01s 179 15e
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:
5
knts
GPS: 12 21s 179 45e
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:
5
knts
GPS: 16 48s 179 56e

Out of Fiji. 340 nmiles to Funafuti.


Wed Dec 2 9:14 2015 NZDT
Speed:
5
knts
GPS: 16 48s 179 56e
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:
0
knts
GPS: 16 47s 179 20e

Leaving Savu Savu today.


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

Leaving today for Tuvalu. Have


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

Leaving Savu Savu today.


Tue Oct 6 11:56 2015 NZDT
GPS: 16 46.68S 179 19.95E
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:
5.4
knts
GPS: 16 52S 179 20E
Run: 6.1nm (11km)
Weather: Cloudy cool

Arriving Savu Savu this morning. Checked in and in slip


Fri Oct 2 11:56 2015 NZDT
GPS: 16 46.68s 179 19.97e
Run: 159.6nm (288.9km)
Avg: 13.4knts
24hr: 321nm
Weather: Much cooler !!!

Tied to dock


Fri Oct 2 0:00 2015 NZDT
Speed:
6.6knots
knts
GPS: 16 21S 178 18W
Run: 279.7nm (506.3km)
Avg: 11.7knts
24hr: 279.7nm

At sea lumpy


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

5.8 knots 253T


Tue Sep 29 11:03 2015 NZDT
GPS: 13 43.38S 171 53.14W
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
GPS: 13 43.41S 171 0W
Run: 49.8nm (90.1km)

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

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


Fri Aug 21 17:07 2015 NZST
Speed:
0
knts
GPS: 14 16.6S 170 41.2W
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:
5
knts
GPS: 15 34.9s 171 41.8w
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:
6
knts
GPS: 17 21.5s 173 14.3w
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:
0
knts
GPS: 18 39.43s 173 58.93w
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
GPS: 18 39.;3S 173 58.9W
Run: 187.1nm (338.7km)

Sat Aug 1 17:14 2015 NZST
Speed:
5
knts
GPS: 21 07s 175 10W
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:
5
knts
GPS: 21 05.51s 175 12.53w
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:
6.6
knts
GPS: 22 14.80s 177 06.39w
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
GPS: 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
GPS: 23 39.721S 178 54.59W
Run: 4.8nm (8.7km)
Weather: beautifully clear, 70F,

a lovely day to explore


Mon Jul 27 7:42 2015 NZST
Speed:
6
knts
GPS: 23 37S 178 58W
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:
6
knts
GPS: 25 21.88s 179 06.37w
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:
6.6
knts
GPS: 27 46.18s 179 44.65w
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:
5
knts
GPS: 29 59S 179 42E
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:
6.5
knts
GPS: 30 09s 179 36e
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:
8
knts
GPS: 31 46s 178 17e
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:
7.0
knts
GPS: 34 16s 175 45e

lumpy, to minerva, alternator issue


Wed Jul 22 7:35 2015 NZST
Speed:
7.0
knts
GPS: 34 16S 175 45E
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
knts
GPS: 35 18.82S 174 07.30E
Weather: rainy with trough passing over

awaiting departure for points North at Opua Marina


Thu May 14 14:09 2015 NZST
GPS: 35 18.825S 174 07.311E
Run: 0.3nm (0.5km)

Opua Marina Slip A5


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

Awaiting departure


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