Sun Aug 30 17:32 2015 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 108.7nm (196.7km)
Avg: 4.5knts
24hr: 107.4nm
48 22n 125 35w

Diverting slightly to Neah Bay which is just inside Strait of Juan de Fuca. Need fuel before proceeding the 50 more miles down to Victoria.

What an accomplishment! Tayanas rule A-OK! We've been watching your progress with great interest. Our old classics are still good for the hard yards.

Hey there beautiful people. You've traveled so far, and now we are back where we met in Tahiti doing more work on the boat. Safe travels and fair winds! Z&M
Sat Aug 29 17:14 2015 NZST
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 169nm (305.9km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 171.5nm
48 20n 127 57w

170 miles to go, but fog and rain in the forecast ;-(

Fri Aug 28 17:35 2015 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 159.4nm (288.5km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 160.1nm
47 53n 131 33w

No wind, motored all day. Nice warm weather for a change though. Caught an albacore.

Thu Aug 27 17:41 2015 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 146.6nm (265.3km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 145.7nm
47 05n 134 45w

Motoring through the center of the low.

Wed Aug 26 17:32 2015 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 141.3nm (255.8km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 140.5nm
47 26n 137 50w

Another very squally day. :-(

Tue Aug 25 17:24 2015 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 148.9nm (269.5km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 148.6nm
48 09n 140 41w

Windy night. 30 plus. Hit 11 knots with just double reefed main. Yow.

Mon Aug 24 17:21 2015 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 133.2nm (241.1km)
Avg: 5.6knts
24hr: 134.1nm
47 31n 143 45w

Cold. Brrrr.

Sun Aug 23 17:31 2015 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 120nm (217.2km)
Avg: 5knts
24hr: 120nm
46 45n 146 21w

Saw a shark swimming along on the surface today. Maybe 8 feet.

Sat Aug 22 17:31 2015 NZST
Speed: 6,5knts
Run: 144.7nm (261.9km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 146.6nm
46 26n 148 50w

Made it to the north side of the high. SW winds have us heading east!

Fri Aug 21 17:50 2015 NZST
Speed: 7knts
Run: 156.8nm (283.8km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 155.4nm
45 29n 151 31w

Motoring since 0230 local. We are on the NW corner of the high coming over the top. Hope to see SW winds by tomorrow, then direct BC

Thu Aug 20 17:37 2015 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 131nm (237.1km)
Avg: 5.5knts
24hr: 131nm
44 06n 154 03w

On the west side of the high. Looking to round the top tomorrow (cross fingers)

Wed Aug 19 17:37 2015 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 147.2nm (266.4km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 147.4nm
42 19n 154 56w

Half squally day, half nice day. Saw a great green flash though, at sunset!

Tue Aug 18 17:39 2015 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 149.5nm (270.6km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 151.5nm
40 20n 155 58w

Squalls, no squalls. Nice afternoon, now the clouds coming in. Still just stuck on 60 degree wind angle heading north.

Mon Aug 17 17:58 2015 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 153.5nm (277.8km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 152.4nm
38 15n 156 43w

Nice day. 22 knots, blue sky, few squalls, 1.5 m sea. We're waving at our friends in San Francisco (37 degrees and change) as we pass heading north to get around the high.

Sun Aug 16 17:48 2015 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 163.4nm (295.8km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 163.5nm
36 10n 157 41w

Beautiful day. Finally no lightning last night and 15-18 knots with blue skies today. Did 140 nm

Sat Aug 15 17:49 2015 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 142.8nm (258.5km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 146.1nm
33 53n 158 26w

Still night time squall/thunderstorms. Nice day today though. The high is forming solidly up north of us. Looking forward to getting up there and "turning right".

Fri Aug 14 18:22 2015 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 151.2nm (273.7km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 150.9nm
31 57n 159 18w

Lightning in squalls for the second night. Yuck.

Thu Aug 13 18:19 2015 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 132.5nm (239.8km)
Avg: 5.5knts
24hr: 131.8nm
29 48n 159 46w

Looks like a squally night. Lots of big CBs around. Cross fingers!

Wed Aug 12 18:11 2015 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 132.3nm (239.5km)
Avg: 5.6knts
24hr: 135.4nm
27 53n 159 45w

Still close hauled heading due north. Hoping to get more favorable wind tomorrow. Squally, so hard to match wind and sails.

Tue Aug 11 18:44 2015 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 483.2nm (874.6km)
25 59n 159 29w

Left Oahu on Saturday, 8/8 bound for Victoria, BC. Trip plan is 2600 miles. Oh boy.

Wed Jul 22 9:26 2015 NZST
No position sent.

Landfall Diamond Head at 0800 local on Saturday, July 18. Now located in Ko Olina marina for three to four weeks for boat work and rest before resuming voyage to West 'Coast US

Fri Jul 17 17:38 2015 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 143.2nm (259.2km)
Avg: 6knts
24hr: 144.2nm
20 29n 154 47w
Weather: Squalls and rain. Wind ENE 10

40 miles east of Hilo heading for Honolulu. Expect landfall Saturday.

Thu Jul 16 17:48 2015 NZST
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 141.4nm (255.9km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 138.1nm
18 43n 153 38w
Weather: Wind NNE 15, Sea NE 1.0M

60 miles to the Big Island, then another 200 miles to Honolulu. Estimate Saturday arrival if weather holds.

Wed Jul 15 17:14 2015 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 151.4nm (274km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 154.7nm
16 57n 152 33w
Weather: Wind NNE 18, Sea 1M

Another beautiful day. Ho hum.

Tue Jul 14 17:45 2015 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 155.9nm (282.2km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 158nm
15 09n 151 15w
Weather: wind NE 15, Sea NE 1.5M sky 50%

Nice day. Squally mornings and evenings but otherwise, nice sailing.

Mon Jul 13 18:04 2015 NZST
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 154.5nm (279.6km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 151.4nm
13 13n 150 03w
Weather: Wind NNE 18, Sea NNE 0.5 Sky 80%

Gorgeous day turned to rainy, squally evening.

Sun Jul 12 17:35 2015 NZST
Speed: 8knts
Run: 159.9nm (289.4km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 163.5nm
11 30n 148 35w
Weather: wind, north 15, sea NW 1M, sky 40%

We're in the north pacific trades, but they are coming out of the north right now! Can't wait for them to shift over to the east. Maybe in a day.

Sat Jul 11 18:07 2015 NZST
Speed: 4.5knts
Run: 171.1nm (309.7km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 169.6nm
09 54n 146 53w
Weather: NE 10, Sea calm, sky 10%

We have come out the north side of the ITCZ. We now have NE trades and are setting a course toward, but still north of HI to give us room for adjustment if the trades turn north(ish)

Fri Jul 10 17:54 2015 NZST
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 143.3nm (259.4km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 141.1nm
07 30n 146 16w
Weather: Wind SW 04, Sea SW 1M, sky 100%

Rained all last night, heavy at times. Uneventful day today but spent four hours detouring around huge thunderstorm. Evening now, the squalls are forming up on the radar. 120 miles and we're out of the ITCZ!

Thu Jul 9 17:32 2015 NZST
Speed: 4.5knts
Run: 135.2nm (244.7km)
Avg: 5.6knts
24hr: 134.8nm
05 26n 146 26w
Weather: Wind up and down from 10 to 30, sea 1.5M. cloudy and constant rain

Entered the ITCZ - what more can I say. Oh, we caught a tuna this morning before the clouds and rain closed in.

Wed Jul 8 17:28 2015 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 142.9nm (258.6km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 147.7nm
03 32n 146 54w
Weather: Wind, SE 10, Sea SE 1M, sky clr

Another nice day. Yawn. ITCZ is due up soon though. ;-(

Tue Jul 7 18:15 2015 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 280.3nm (507.3km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 139.8nm
01 29n 146 38w
Weather: Wind SSE 12, Sea SSE 1M, Sky clr

Crossed the equator last night just after midnight. Enjoyed a glass of champagne (with an ample share for Neptune), some cheese and crackers, then tossed the bottle with a note. Hey, it worked the last time!

Sun Jul 5 18:08 2015 NZST
Speed: 5.0knts
Run: 161.5nm (292.3km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 161.2nm
02 26s 147 41w
Weather: Wind E 12, Sea E 1M Sky 20 %

4th of July! We made hot dogs (actually vienna sausages) and mac and cheese and are making s'mores for dessert.

Sat Jul 4 18:05 2015 NZST
Speed: 4.5knts
Run: 143.3nm (259.4km)
Avg: 6knts
24hr: 145.1nm
04 46s 147 49w
Weather: Wind ENE 08, Sea E 0.5M sky 50%

Dolphin escort at 0700. Otherwise same as the day before. Warm, warm, warm and nice.

Fri Jul 3 18:23 2015 NZST
Speed: 5.2knts
Run: 125.4nm (227km)
Avg: 5.2knts
24hr: 125nm
06 50s 147 59w
Weather: Wind ENE 10, Sea ENE 1.5 M, sky 20%

Warm day, blue sky, light wind and now full moon. We're happy aboard Charisma!

Thu Jul 2 18:18 2015 NZST
Speed: 4knts
Run: 146.3nm (264.8km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 141.6nm
08 35s 148 28w
Weather: Wind ENE 08, Sea E 0.5M, sky clr

Lovely day. Not a cloud in the sky. Shower Day!

Wed Jul 1 17:30 2015 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 155.6nm (281.6km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 159.5nm
10 42s 148 29w
Weather: Wind E 12, Sea E 1.5 M

Just chugging along. 145 miles yesterday. The wind has eased a touch and we've cracked off from 60 degrees to 70 degrees on the wind, so the ride is much nicer. Very warm!

Tue Jun 30 18:05 2015 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 161.3nm (292km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 161.4nm
12 50s 149 13w
Weather: Wind E 15, Sea E 1.5M

Working our way past the Tuamotus in the trades. Very warm and all the hatches are closed since we're close reaching into the waves, so stuffy down below. We have to have SOMETHING to complain about when it's so nice!

Mon Jun 29 18:06 2015 NZST
Speed: 5.6knts
Run: 127.8nm (231.3km)
Avg: 5.3knts
24hr: 126.7nm
15 10s 149 10w
Weather: NNE 15, sea ENE 1 M, clear

warm! 80 degrees F at 8PM. Smooth seas, nice wind, warm weather.

Sun Jun 28 17:54 2015 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 38.2nm (69.1km)
17 00s 149 25w
Weather: E 12, 1M swell, 100% light cloud

Left Papeete at 1230 local Tahiti time bound for Hawaii.

Tue Jun 9 11:23 2015 NZST
Run: 60.3nm (109.1km)
17 32s 149 34w

Arrived Papeete @ 0700 local NZ time. 22 day passage. Woo Hoo!

I recieved a message tonight from Russell, he mentioned I should contact you. Feel free to email me back. Missed seeing you guys tonight. Peace Jessica lee

Jessica...we do not have your email. A boat named Antera is at the Rendezvous and he is looking for crew to Hawaii. Look for him if you are interested. You can reply directly to me at

Well done, Ann and Bob! Happy to know you are safe in Tahiti. Have fun! Love, Rani and Chris
Mon Jun 8 5:29 2015 NZST
Speed: 4.5knts
Run: 130.6nm (236.4km)
Avg: 5.6knts
24hr: 133.6nm
17 49s 150 26w
Weather: wind ese 8, sea ese 0.5M, bar 1018

Landfall today with some luck with the wind, otherwise, will drift offshore and go in first light tomorrow.

Well done guys, beer and chocolate time you deserve it.
Sun Jun 7 6:01 2015 NZST
Speed: 3.5knts
Run: 114.1nm (206.5km)
Avg: 4.8knts
24hr: 114.3nm
18 19s 152 21w
Weather: wind e 6, sea e 0.5 m bar 1017 steady

squalls went away, beautiful night.

Sat Jun 6 6:04 2015 NZST
Speed: 4.5knts
Run: 125.8nm (227.7km)
Avg: 5.2knts
24hr: 125.9nm
19 25s 153 39w
Weather: wind E 18, sea E 1M, cloud 70% squally, bar 1018

squally night and early morning. 260 NM from Tahiti, but not quite laying island.

Fri Jun 5 6:05 2015 NZST
Speed: 4knts
Run: 80.9nm (146.4km)
Avg: 3.4knts
24hr: 80.7nm
20 50s 154 52w
Weather: Wind E 6-8, sea E 1 M long period, sky 50% morning cumulus

Wind settled at 6 knots around midnight. Been sailing in fine weather and clear skies at 3-4 knots since then. Tee-shirts, shorts and flip flops baby!!

Thu Jun 4 6:01 2015 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 168.5nm (305km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 163.3nm
21 37s 155 48w
Weather: Wind sw 5, sea sw 1.5, entering band of cb's. bar 1019 +1

Clear and glassy smooth all night. Motoring through the high.

Wed Jun 3 5:15 2015 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 141.1nm (255.4km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 147.8nm
23 09s 157 51w
Weather: Wind, calm


Tue Jun 2 6:20 2015 NZST
Speed: 1knts
Run: 83.9nm (151.9km)
Avg: 3.4knts
24hr: 81.4nm
24 13s 159 45w
Weather: Wind NE 10, sea NE 1M confused, bar 1018 steady, 100% overcast with rain.

Got smashed yesterday eve with biggest T-Storm I've ever seen. 5 hours with lightning striking water all around. Sailed upwind and held our breath. Then after lightning stopped, got hit with 40++ knot squall. Lasted 4 hours. We hove to and are still that way waiting to catch up on a little sleep and see what morning conditions bring.

Hang in there. You all are Heroes and Heroines. We're anchored at Viani Bay, Vanua Lavu,Fiji and sending prayers and good thoughts for better weather. love, Robbie & Bev

Loved the Lau, hope you enjoy it too! Thanks for all of the support and prayers!
Mon Jun 1 5:35 2015 NZST
Speed: 2.8knts
Run: 180.6nm (326.9km)
Avg: 3.8knts
24hr: 90.9nm
25 25s 159 57w
Weather: Windeast 25-35 squally, sky 100 % sea, east 2M short period, bar 1020

Hove to for six hours yesterday. Wind gusting high 30's on the nose and building waves. Has since moderated to 25-30 but very gusty, steep waves so just sailing (slowly) with triple reef main until this eases a bit.

Sat May 30 5:53 2015 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 127.8nm (231.3km)
Avg: 5.2knts
24hr: 125.1nm
27 45s 161 16w
Weather: Wind east 18, sea ese 1M, bar 1025 steady. Low level cumulus about 1000-4000 feet and mid layer stratus maybe 8000 feet

Wind up and down a bit from periods of 12 knots and periods of 20. We're conservatively set for the higher bits, so going a bit slow about 50% of the time.

Fri May 29 5:22 2015 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 4607.4nm (8339.4km)
Avg: 175.5knts
24hr: 4212.5nm
28 39s 163 06w
Weather: Wind, SSW 12, Sea SSW 3M, Bar 1026 +2

Nice night. Lot of stars, few clouds. Wind shift from WSW to SSW. Jibed at 0300 onto starboard tack.

Thu May 28 3:07 2015 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 4805.5nm (8698km)
Avg: 217knts
24hr: 5206.9nm
29 34s 1165 10w
Weather: At 1500 zulu, wind west 15, sea west 2M, Bar 1022

Nice day yesterday. Lots of blue sky/sun. Took cockpit baths (yay!). Tonight few small squalls, stars on a nice downhill ride (for now).

Hi Bob and Ann! FYI, your last position posted at YIT shows 116.5 west, closing in on West coast of Chile instead of 165 west. Makes the mapping look weird. Maybe if you email YIT they can fix it. You guys are doing great out there! Deb and Don

Our thoughts are with you. A T37 that knows why you write of a shower and work with sail changes. Have pacience. We headed north from ravaive. And thought gambiers as one of better months.
Wed May 27 4:58 2015 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 1445nm (2615.5km)
Avg: 63.4knts
24hr: 1522.2nm
29 43s 167 10w
Weather: Wind west 10-12, sea west 1M, Bar 1020 steady

Wind dropped in the evening. Jibed around 0230 local NZ to get back south of latitude 30, dropped storm sails and put up the main. Nice stars!

Tue May 26 6:11 2015 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 1222.4nm (2212.5km)
Avg: 71.3knts
24hr: 1710.6nm
30 32s 168 38e
Weather: Wind SW 25 g 35, sea, 4M, bar 1016

Very squally night. Lot of CBs. Not too tall, but pack a punch. Some lightning, but thankfully went behind us. Going very broad reach with only trysail due to gusts. Were hitting 10-11 knots earlier with the jib. Too much for a heavy boat.

Mon May 25 13:02 2015 NZST
Speed: 1.5knts
Run: 2.5nm (4.5km)
31 26s 170 44w
Weather: West 25 knots, sea 3M bar 1014, up one last two hours.

Been hove to last 24 hours. Will start sailing west again after sunrise. Yesterday aft and eve winds measured at the deck were sustained 35, gusting 45. Quite a ride. ;-)

Mon May 25 7:32 2015 NZST
Speed: .2knts
Run: 36.4nm (65.9km)
31 24S 170 43W
Weather: SW20-25, seas 3-4m

hove to but about to get moving again

Our thoughts are with you this morning and we thinking of friendlier winds and seas. We see you're headed home. Have a wonderful journey. We are in Savusavu, but leaving for Eastern Vanua Levu & the Lau. We'll leave Fiji in July, spend a quick week-10 days in New Cal, then on to Vanuatu where we'll do some relief work. Our forward cabin is stuffed with clothes and agricultural seeds for the Cyclone Pam victims. We plan to press northward after than and spend 4 months or so in Palau before hooking up with one of the Indonesia rallies. Robbie & Bev
Sun May 24 5:58 2015 NZST
Speed: 1.5knts
Run: 143.3nm (259.4km)
Avg: 6knts
24hr: 145nm
31 25s 171 20w
Weather: Building. Wind 30, seas 3M, Bar 1014 down 2

Switched to storm sails yesterday at 1700 local. Close reached all night in building wind and sea and just hove to at 0600 local. Going too fast. Much more comfortable now. Peak is projected to pass around 1200 local.

Sat May 23 6:15 2015 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 154nm (278.7km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 156.1nm
32 19s 173 32w
Weather: Wind WSW 15, Sea WSW 1 M, Bar 1020 steady

Nice night, steady wind. Getting ready for tonight's low action. Clouds starting to approach from the west.

Fri May 22 6:34 2015 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 156.3nm (282.9km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 155.7nm
33 43s 175 36w
Weather: wind west at 20-25 with sustained gusts to 30s, sea west 2 meters, bar 1020 steady

Wind shifted yesterday afternoon into the west. Light in teens until 0100 when we put in a third reef in anticipation of increasing wind which we now have. ;-) Oh, and rain :-(

Thu May 21 6:28 2015 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 143.6nm (259.9km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 149.7nm
34 36s 178 07w
Weather: Light wind, SSE @ 5, 30% cloud, 1025 bar, steady, 0.5 meter sea

Light wind presumably due to high off NZ. Motor sailing since 0200 (local NZ time) to keep speed up to get NE above Saturday's projected low.

Wed May 20 7:27 2015 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 136.8nm (247.6km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 141.4nm
35 00s 179 24e
Weather: ESE 12 G 18, sea 1.5M, 80% cloud, bar is 1025

Nice night. Sailing 55 degrees close reach. Nice day yesterday, often clear/sunny, but front came through with squall line about 1700 NZ time and it's been fairly cloudy since, although after several hours the wind calmed to where it is now.

Tue May 19 8:13 2015 NZST
Run: 6.5nm (11.8km)
Avg: 9.6knts
24hr: 231.2nm
35 52S 177 13E

too close to copy without a relay

Tue May 19 7:33 2015 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 142.8nm (258.5km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 164.2nm
35 52s 177 06e
Weather: Wind SSE 18-25 squally to 35, 50% cloud at sunrise. Bar is 1021 down one.

Bumpy night. Jib only to control things during the squally bits. Broke the wind vane turning block. Have jury rigged for night, but will fix in daylight.

Mon May 18 10:41 2015 NZST
Speed: 7knts
Run: 1106.4nm (2002.6km)
35 52s 174 33e

Checked out of Marsden at 1000. Heading east to Tubuai.

Sun May 10 21:11 2015 NZST
No position sent.

In Whangarei, waiting for a good window for going east to Tahiti

Mon Jun 2 7:31 2014 NZST
No position sent.
Weather: SSE15 50% cl with a bit of convection

just outside Savusavu. yee Ha

Sat May 31 7:34 2014 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 127.9nm (231.5km)
Avg: 5.3knts
24hr: 127.8nm
20 50S 179 10W
Weather: ENE10, E1m, 80% cl, 1018

ETA Savusavu noon Momday

Fri May 30 7:32 2014 NZST
Speed: 4knts
Run: 133.7nm (242km)
Avg: 5.6knts
24hr: 133.4nm
22 41S 179 06W
Weather: se10, se1.0m, 50%cl, 1021

lost wind last night so motored for the first time in 8 days. Picked up a little at 1800UTC this monring

Thu May 29 7:29 2014 NZST
Speed: 5.0knts
Run: 307nm (555.7km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 153.8nm
24 37S 179 02W
Weather: SW15 sw2.0m 30%cl

yesterday close waves 3-4m. pleased to leave that behind

Tue May 27 7:34 2014 NZST
28 53S 179 35wE
Weather: SE 25-30 lightening and rain all night heavy rain

hove to

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