Cavalo

Cavalo

Wed Sep 20 0:00 2017 NZST
Run: 177.9nm (322km)
Avg: 5knts
24hr: 119.8nm

Mon Sep 18 12:21 2017 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 130.2nm (235.7km)
Avg: 5.4knts
24hr: 130.5nm
Weather: 15-18knots SE, swell SE 1.5m, cloud 70%

Wonderful day yesterday, easy sailing and finally landed a MahiMahi! Wind is back now moving us along briskly but comfortably, may even have to slow down to catch the tide in the Passe Havannah. All is well aboard.

Sun Sep 17 12:24 2017 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 199.8nm (361.6km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 164.5nm
Weather: 12-15knots E/SE, swell E-SE 1.5m, cloud 40%

Wallowing our way downwind with the pole out, making good comfortable progress. 2 big hits on the fishing gear this morning, so we also have that going for us.

Sat Sep 16 7:15 2017 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 96.5nm (174.7km)
Avg: 5.1knts
24hr: 122.9nm
Weather: 3-5knots S/SE, swell E-SE 1.5m, cloud 40%

Mellow night last night until we tuned on the motor at around 0400, still chugging away hoping for some more wind before lunch. All's well

Fri Sep 15 12:24 2017 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 162.7nm (294.5km)
Avg: 7.4knts
24hr: 178.3nm
Weather: 15knots ESE, 2m SE swell with some E and S mixed on top. 40% cloud

Bit of a raucous start but we are eating up the miles. Poled out now wallowing our way towards fresh baguettes .

Thu Sep 14 14:29 2017 NZST
Run: 12.9nm (23.3km)
Weather: Fabulous

Moce, Fiji. You've been the best. Headed to the pass and turning right towards New Cal. Weather looks fine, time to start fishing again.

Thu Jun 22 12:41 2017 NZST
Run: 24.1nm (43.6km)

Cleared in yesterday. Cleaning up, drying out and happily letting other people cook for us :) Swell looks dynamite so trying to be quick!

Awesome to hear you are safe in Bula-land. Yes, hurry hurry to catch those waves! xx
Wed Jun 21 10:21 2017 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 127.1nm (230.1km)
Avg: 5.6knts
24hr: 133.2nm
Weather: E 12 kts, seas calm

In Fijian waters! Navigated through the Yasawa as the sun was rising, now we're sunny sailing along in wonderfully flat water. Making our way to clearance, cleaning up the boat, thinking about how to cook up the Walu in the fridge. Pretty stinkin' stoked.

Tue Jun 20 11:27 2017 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 165.7nm (299.9km)
Avg: 7.3knts
24hr: 175.2nm
Weather: ESE 20 kts, seas E 1.5m

Less than 100 miles from land, and a bit more to Vuda. Almost seems impossible! Attempting to slow the boat down so we can navigate the reefs tomorrow morning. Swell has eased up a bit so things are more comfortable, but still very, very wet.

Mon Jun 19 12:45 2017 NZST
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 45.1nm (81.6km)
Avg: 7.6knts
24hr: 181.9nm
Weather: ESE 18-25 kts, seas ESE 2m, pouring rain.

Spirits lifting, finally making respectable miles under sail. Getting pretty darn excited to get to Fiji where hopefully we can get our hands on a dehumidifier- if this boat was any wetter she'd be underwater. Tally-ho!

We're pleased to be added onto your sailing updates. Hope you can dry out soon. Happy and safe sailing to you both! Bill & Am

Wow, sounds like quite the trip!! That first Fiji bitter is going to taste so......... very good!! xx
Mon Jun 19 6:48 2017 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 165.9nm (300.3km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 167.3nm
Weather: 8-28knts ESE-NE Seas are still a totaly mess 2m+ SE with soup on top, 100% cloud, large CBs around

Long night of rain, more lightning, and wonky wind. Wondering when we are going to get out from under this cloud.

Sun Jun 18 7:00 2017 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 139.9nm (253.2km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 163.8nm
Weather: 18-20knts ESE Seas are a totaly mess 2m+ SE with soup on top, Skies clear overhead though plenty on the horizon

Beautiful sunset followed by a hectic night, lots of convection, way more lightning then we would like, winds up and down with each passing cloud. Still pushing out way due south incase there is more SE in our future. Not much sleep happening but all is well aboard.

Sat Jun 17 10:30 2017 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 233.2nm (422.1km)
Avg: 3.3knts
24hr: 79nm
Weather: ESE 6-8 kts, seas mellow in the lee of Funafuti, 70% cloud cover with scattered convection activity

Continuing south, they say there will be wind soon and hoping we find it. Getting excited in our final stretch with 555 miles to go and a much better forecast. Putting a real dent in our canned food supply.

Wed Jun 14 11:39 2017 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 270nm (488.7km)
Avg: 5.6knts
24hr: 135.6nm
Weather: ESE 8-10 kts, seas ESE 1m

Looks like the wind gods are not on our side and a pit stop in Tuvalu is in order if we don't run out of diesel first. This is super dumb.

Mon Jun 12 11:51 2017 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 151.4nm (274km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 147.4nm
Weather: E 2-3 kts, seas glassy

Motoring. Again. Super squally, lots of lightning and thunder last night. Waterspouts and a marlin on the rod- took the lure but we got all our line back. I think we'd happily trade all of these things for some wind...

Bugger, sorry to hear about the lack of wind. We'll try and send you some of what we have here in NC. xx
Sun Jun 11 11:12 2017 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 129.6nm (234.6km)
Avg: 5.5knts
24hr: 131.2nm
Weather: ESE 8-10 kts, seas ENE 1m

Sweet Poseidon we're sailing! Made it into the southern latitudes earlier today and enjoying the lee of the atolls for now. No fish yet, so we'll be having a celebratory trans-equatorial dinner of Cornish game hens tonight! We so fancy.

Sat Jun 10 11:29 2017 NZST
Run: 3nm (5.4km)

Had a spectacular time in Kiribati. Heading out the pass and pointing the bow just east of south. It'll be a light start but it's a beautiful day, and we'll be back in the Southern Hemisphere soon!

Thu Jun 8 16:23 2017 NZST
Run: 174.4nm (315.7km)
Avg: 3.3knts
24hr: 78nm

Mauri from Kiribati! Clearance took 24 hours, but we finally have our stamps. We were going to top-up on diesel and keep on moving, but there's better wind if we hang out till Saturday. Relocating to the east end of the atoll and putting on our adventure floppies.

Tue Jun 6 10:45 2017 NZST
Speed: 4.5knts
Run: 119.4nm (216.1km)
Avg: 4.8knts
24hr: 116.3nm
Weather: E 10-11 kts, E seas 1.5m, 100% cloud

Slow progress but still sailing. Wind should die completely, so we're strategizing a stop in Tarawa. If we turn the motor on now we could be there tomorrow late afternoon, but it's a hard call to make when you're sailing along just fine...

Hi Guys. Have great sailing and we are thinking of you. Kiapa
Mon Jun 5 10:06 2017 NZST
Speed: 4.0 .knts
Run: 126.2nm (228.4km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 156.1nm
Weather: E 10-13 kts, E swell 0.5m, 30% cloud cover

Screamer last night fizzled shortly after sunrise. Managing to keep the sails full and the boat moving, but struggling to keep our easting and not going very fast. Lovely day, though, and we appear to have this place all to ourselves :)

Sun Jun 4 14:42 2017 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 5.7nm (10.3km)
Weather: NNE 15-18 kts, 1.5m NE swell, overcast

Out the gate and headed south! Dismal wind forecast, but we've got a chance to get some good easting in. Stoked to be on the Big Blue again, hopefully the unpredictable weather around here works in our favor. All is well aboard!

Sat Jun 3 12:56 2017 NZST
Run: 4.7nm (8.5km)

One last swim to clean the dingy before she comes on deck, hitting the big blue tomorrow headed south for Fiji.

Wed May 31 14:38 2017 NZST

Well we've stitched up the jib, fixed the backstay, and more or less gotten ourselves and the boat ready to go. So now of course there isn't a breath of wind in the forecast...

Where are you heading to? We are in New Caledonia and loving it. Great kiting!
Tue May 9 13:54 2017 NZST
Run: 241.6nm (437.3km)

Back in glorious Majuro after a cruisey 36hr run from Ailuk. Hooked 2 marlin (not our target species), now we have 2 broken rods, one less rod holder and no fish in the freezer, but boy are they majestic when they jump.

yeeeehah
Mon May 1 9:21 2017 NZST
Run: 9.1nm (16.5km)
Weather: 18-20knts ENE Seas a bit choppy in the lagoon at high tide

Slowly making our way south again, stopping to kite along the way!

Wed Apr 26 10:30 2017 NZST
Run: 5.3nm (9.6km)
Weather: 14-16knts ENE Seas calm in the lagoon

Anchored off Enejelar Island at the north end of Ailuk Atoll for a couple of days.

Greetings dear Team Cavalo, been getting any kiting, or tummy still unsettled? All good here in NZ. Heading to New Cal in the next couple of weeks. Would love an update from you. xx
Sun Apr 23 9:24 2017 NZST
Run: 5.1nm (9.2km)
Weather: 15-18knts ENE Seas calm in the lagoon

Moved a bit farther north yesterday in search of new beaches to comb. There look to be a couple good pinnacles to explore as well so hopefully some fish for dinner!

Fri Apr 21 14:15 2017 NZST
Run: 4.6nm (8.3km)
Weather: 15-18 knots ENE

Anchored off Bio Island. Tucked right in much closer to shore where the water is calm enough to get the SUP board out. Matthew drank island water, so no kiting until he's feeling better. Canoes sailing past morning and evening, very fun to see.

Wed Apr 12 8:09 2017 NZST
Run: 235.9nm (427km)
Avg: 2.6knts
24hr: 61.5nm
Weather: 15-18knots ENE Seas calm in the lagoon

Anchor down off Ailuk, Ailuk atoll after a quick and uneventful 36hr passage. Despite dragging lures during daylight hours only one recorded strike and the smallest flying fish found on deck means no fish for dinner. Glad to be here none the less and with some steady winds forecast and full moon low tides its time to break in the kites and wrangle some lobsters.

Sat Apr 8 12:06 2017 NZST
Run: 7.4nm (13.4km)
Weather: 15-18knots ENE Seas calm in the lagoon

Mail has arrived, stores are stocked, time to go sailing. Heading out island this afternoon. Time to go test out our new kites!

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