Cavalo

Cavalo

Tue Nov 20 12:45 2018 NZDT
Speed: 5knts
Run: 132nm (238.9km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 140.2nm
05 31.8S 132 50.4E
Weather: Hot and calm

Sailing through our first Indonesian Islands! Should be in Tual by lunchtime. What are the chances of getting checked in in an afternoon...?


Mon Nov 19 14:09 2018 NZDT
Speed: 5knts
Run: 156.5nm (283.3km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 142nm
07 17.72S 133 34.30E
Weather: E 2kts, 0.2m swell

Fishing boats are back en masse. Putting along amidst some pretty great sea life- dolphin friends, jumping marlin, schooling tuna, giant jellies and snakes! Pretty entertaining for a motorboat ride. Should get in to Tual early afternoon tomorrow.


Sun Nov 18 11:42 2018 NZDT
Speed: 5knts
Run: 145.3nm (263km)
Avg: 9.9knts
24hr: 238nm
08 28.50S 135 31.38E
Weather: E 4kts, 0.2m swell

We have run out of wind but also seem to have moved away from the fishing fleet which is nice. Holding out hope for some wind this morning. All is well aboard.


Sat Nov 17 21:03 2018 NZDT
Speed: 5knts
Run: 0.3nm (0.5km)
09 26.23S 137 24.95E
Weather: E 12 kts, seas calm

Wing-on-wing, baby! Fast out the gate, though a little slower today. Spent the early morning navigating fishing boats and all their nets. All seem well lit so just need to keep a sharp eye. A squid found its way onto the deck and made quite a mess.

All is well aboard.


Sat Nov 17 21:03 2018 NZDT
Speed: 5knts
09 26.23S 137 24.95E
Weather: E 12 kts, seas calm

Wing-on-wing, baby! Fast out the gate, though a little slower today. Spent the early morning navigating fishing boats and all their nets. All seem well lit so just need to keep a sharp eye. A squid found its way onto the deck and made quite a mess.

All is well aboard.


Sat Nov 17 10:51 2018 NZDT
Speed: 5knts
Run: 332.6nm (602km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 171.4nm
09 26.23S 137 24.65E
Weather: E 12 kts, 0.5m swell

Wing-on-wing, baby! Fast out the gate, though a little slower today. Spent the early morning navigating through fishing boats and all their nets. All seem well lit enough, just need to keep a sharp eye. A squid found its way on to the deck overnight and made quite a mess. All is well aboard.


Great to hear all is going wing-on-wing well. Did you eat the squid? Look forward to following your adventures. xx
Thu Nov 15 12:16 2018 NZDT
Run: 5.4nm (9.8km)
10 34.73013S 142 9.50122E
Weather: Wind E-SE at 13-17 kts.

Adios, Australia. Out the gate with the current and en route to Indo. Breeze should see us through to Saturday, likely motor from then on. Beautiful day for a sail.


Hi guys Have a great trip have sold Equinox but still heading to Fiji for surfing and kiteing
Tue Nov 13 16:51 2018 NZDT
Run: 20.8nm (37.6km)
10 35.87333S 142 14.10014E

Made it to our departure gate. Strong winds and crazy tides, sitting on anchor for a cycle before we get off the boat. Horn seems to be the better anchorage, so we'll see about taking a ferry over to Thursday where everything seems to happen.


Mon Nov 12 22:34 2018 NZDT
Run: 7.2nm (13km)
Avg: 153.4knts
24hr: 3680.9nm
10 41.466S 142 31.552E

0900 - Anchor down off Cape York. Wide open bay but beautiful and perfectly comfortable. Having a good feed and spending the night. 20nm to Horn/Thursday in the morning.


Mon Nov 12 22:31 2018 NZDT
Run: 157.3nm (284.7km)
10 44.95989S 142 36.82002E

0730 - Albany Pass. Timed the tides just right and getting swept through at good speed. Almost too fast as it's a very pretty route.


Sat Nov 10 0:00 2018 NZDT
Run: 178.4nm (322.9km)
12 48.687S 143 35.838E

0900 - One day out of Lizard, headed to T.I. In a bit of a hurry so took outer channel. Minimal shipping traffic, only 6 commercial boats encountered between sunset and sunrise. Zipping along wing-on-wing at 7+ kts, wonderfully calm seas inside the reef. Very dark with no moon. No plans to stop along the way.


Wed Nov 7 0:00 2018 NZDT
Run: 157.6nm (285.3km)
14 39.62402S 145 27.12676E

Arrived at Lizard at 0800 after an overnight from Trinity Park. 23-hour trip total. Staying for three nights before continuing north on Saturday. Beautiful island, lots to do.


Sat Aug 4 11:13 2018 NZST
Run: 285.7nm (517.1km)
16 55.06991S 145 46.91548E

Arrived in Cairns. Found our honey-hole along the way and snagged a macky and a tuna. Bath-time for boat and crew.


Sun Jul 29 15:05 2018 NZST
Run: 78.9nm (142.8km)
20 4.68748S 148 35.55949E

Not much wind past few days. Motoring north for a night off Cape Gloucester before heading on to Magnetic. We'd rather be sailing, but the seas are flat as and the whale sightings have been unreal.


Thu Jul 19 12:37 2018 NZST
Run: 162.8nm (294.7km)
21 2.71261S 149 14.43533E

Well, Mackay was pretty neat :)


All stocked up on veg and fishing gear, so back out to the islands we go. Kite is up and lures are in the water. Wish us luck!


Thu Jul 12 12:32 2018 NZST
Run: 98.5nm (178.3km)
22 50.61230S 150 52.88895E

Spinnaker run to Pear Bay after a few adventurous days at Great Keppel Island. Hoping to land a fish here soon as we chop away miles.


Sun Jul 8 11:30 2018 NZST
Run: 386.6nm (699.7km)
24 1.72061S 151 44.57845E

Well, Cavalo and crew is officially off galavanting for another season. Holed up in Pancake Creek waiting for the wind to shift, then off north towards warmer weather. In the meantime- great lighthouse walk and flat anchorage. Lots of boats around and feels good to be back in the cruising community... any sparkies around that want to come fix our wind gen? Again?


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