Code Blue

Code Blue

Mon Nov 5 0:21 2018 NZDT
Run: 424.9nm (769.1km)
Avg: 5.7knts
24hr: 138nm
24 45S 152 23E
Weather: 15 kt, NNW, 1008

We arrived in Bundaberg at about 4:20 pm local time on Sunday. We are anchored for the night and will check in with all the officials tomorrow morning. Then we'll move into a slip in the marina. The rally activities start on Wednesday. This was one of our best passages for very good wind conditions the whole trip. Probably won't be listening to GHR tomorrow since it's an hour earlier here!


Great you had a good trip and hope you are well rested now. Thanks for the relays- I miss them! Patricia
Thu Nov 1 22:27 2018 NZDT
Speed:
5.7 kt
knts
Run: 169.4nm (306.6km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 161.3nm
23 44S 159 02E
Weather: 15-20 kt, E, 20% cc, 1019, 2.0 m

About 380 miles to go to Bundaberg. All well on board.


Wed Oct 31 21:15 2018 NZDT
Speed:
6 kt
knts
Run: 134.3nm (243.1km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 148.2nm
23 14S 161 39E
Weather: 15 kt, ESE, 80% cc, 1016, 1.5m

Much more comfortable seas today. Mostly sunny all day. All well on board.


Tue Oct 30 23:30 2018 NZDT
Speed:
6 kt
knts
Run: 568.6nm (1029.2km)
22 50S 163 43E
Weather: 20 kt, SE, 1014, 2.5m

We are on our way from Noumea, New Caledonia to Bundaberg, Australia. Left about 5 pm on Monday. We finally have a working autopilot!


Mon Oct 8 20:21 2018 NZDT
Speed:
5k
knts
Run: 437nm (791km)
20 26S 172 11E
Weather: 15 E, 90% cc, 1009, 1M

heading to New Caledonia, about 307 miles to Havana Pass


Thu Jul 26 9:47 2018 NZST
Run: 398.5nm (721.3km)
18 07S 178 25E

We arrived in Suva, Fiji on July 2, 2018. Forgot to send our report. Very tired when we arrived. Still in Suva since we are still dealing with getting our autopilot fixed. Also had water in one of our fuel tanks and had to have our injectors fixed.


Saw you in Suva . If the autopilot is new and Raymarine NZ Marine Federation are in Denarau tomorrow (friday) and Lusty and Blundell are there ( NZ main agent) . Might be worth attending or calling them via Denarau Marina
Fri Jun 29 7:52 2018 NZST
Speed:
5
knts
Run: 117nm (211.8km)
Avg: 5.3knts
24hr: 126.3nm
23 45S 177 06E
Weather: 15-20se, 905cc, 1017, 2m s swell

all well heading to Suva. No autopilot but have accommodated.


Thu Jun 28 9:39 2018 NZST
Speed:
5 kt
knts
Run: 71.7nm (129.8km)
Avg: 5.7knts
24hr: 137.1nm
25 22S 176 33E
Weather: 15 kt, ESE, 30% cc, 1022, 2m

This is our position at 9:30 am NZ time. Our autopiot failed about 4 hours out of Marsden Cove. We have a Hydrovane for self steering with sailing and a Raymarine tiller pilot as a backup that can steer attached to the Hydrovane rudder, but not meant for heavy weather. Our autopilot is brand new this season and we've had multiple problems getting it working correctly. Thought we had all our problems solved. Otherwise, all well on board. We are headed to Suva, Fiji. 28-06-18. Thought this went out before, so revised and sending now.


Wed Jun 27 21:06 2018 NZST
Speed:
5 kt
knts
Run: 76.7nm (138.8km)
Avg: 5.7knts
24hr: 136nm
26 23S 176 19E
Weather: 15 kt, SSE, 40% cc, 1017, 2m

This is our position at 8 pm NZ time. Our autopiot failed about 4 hours out of Marsden Cove. We have a Hydrovane for self steering with sailing and a Raymarine tiller pilot as a backup that can steer attached to the Hydrovane rudder, but not meant for heavy weather. Our autopilot is brand new this season and we've had multiple problems getting it working correctly. Thought we had all our problems solved. Otherwise, all well on board. We are headed to Suva, Fiji.


Wed Jun 27 7:34 2018 NZST
Speed:
5.5
knts
Run: 160.6nm (290.7km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 163.6nm
27 29S 176 29E
Weather: 20SW, 3m swell, 405cc, 1017

Thanks to Villomee for relay


Tue Jun 26 8:00 2018 NZST
Speed:
5.5
knts
Run: 71.4nm (129.2km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 149nm
29 48S 176 17E
Weather: 10-20SSW, 30%cc, 1015, 2m sw swell

Much better conditions from their last report. On their way to Suva.


Mon Jun 25 20:30 2018 NZST
Speed:
5 kt
knts
Run: 322.3nm (583.4km)
30 50S 176 15E
Weather: 25 kt, WSW, 40% cc, 1012, 2m

This is our position at 7 pm NZ time. Our autopiot failed about 4 hours out of Marsden Cove. We have a Hydrovane for self steering with sailing and a Raymarine tiller pilot as a backup that can steer attached to the Hydrovane rudder, but not meant for heavy weather. Our autopilot is brand new this season and we've had multiple problems getting it working correctly. Thought we had all our problems solved. Otherwise, all well on board. We are headed to Suva, Fiji.


Fair winds! Looking forward to seeing you in October/November in Australia
Thu Nov 17 8:32 2016 NZDT
Run: 65.9nm (119.3km)
Avg: 2.8knts
24hr: 66.4nm
35 9.19968s 174 9.43404e

happily at the Q dock. Welcome back.


Wed Nov 16 8:43 2016 NZDT
Speed:
6.5
knts
Run: 140.2nm (253.8km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 139.7nm
34 12S 174 10E
Weather: 20W, 100%cc, 1003, 1-2m swell

70 to Opua. Wow.


Tue Nov 15 8:37 2016 NZDT
Speed:
6.8
knts
Run: 490.8nm (888.3km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 163.5nm
32 12S 173 46E
Weather: N20-25, 100%cc, 1009, 2m swell

185 to Opua. (Please check wind instruments as GHR records show N tending NNE). Steve later said N wind.It was difficult to hear earlier on as they are in the skip area.


Sat Nov 12 8:35 2016 NZDT
Speed:
6
knts
Run: 188.1nm (340.5km)
Avg: 7.9knts
24hr: 188.4nm
25 09S 174 44E
Weather: 20NW, 25%cc, 1008, 1-2m swell

Fri Nov 11 8:38 2016 NZDT
Speed:
5
knts
Run: 143.6nm (259.9km)
Avg: 5.4knts
24hr: 129.1nm
22 26S 174 55E
Weather: 12E, 70%cc, 1012, 1m seas

Thu Nov 10 5:57 2016 NZDT
Speed:
5-6 kt
knts
Run: 139.1nm (251.8km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 147.4nm
20 23S 175 17E
Weather: 10-20 kt, ESE, 50% cc, 1012, 1-2m

winds variable speed, all well on board


Hi Judy & Steve, wishing you a happy safe passage. Paul "Searcher" Still in Nelson.
Wed Nov 9 7:18 2016 NZDT
Speed:
5 kt
knts
Run: 96.4nm (174.5km)
18 51S 176 40E
Weather: 20 kt, ESE, 40% cc, 1012, 1-2m

heading to Opua from Vuda, all well on board.

GHRadio net time speed now 6kts and position 19 00S and 176 34E


Sun Nov 6 8:27 2016 NZDT
Speed:
at anchor
knts
Run: 3.3nm (6km)
17 38S 177 23E
Weather: 5 kt, SSE, 95% cc, 1010, calm

at Saweni Bay, just testing sending our report, looking at the weather window for Tues to NZ


Wed Aug 10 7:33 2016 NZST
Run: 6.2nm (11.2km)
17 40.8558s 177 23.1824e
Weather: 100%cc, light winds, 1014

Reported that a boat Colombo 2 broke its mooring at 1.30am sunday morning and went on the reef. It was pulled off, raised and now back in the water.


Tue Aug 9 7:36 2016 NZST
Run: 180.6nm (326.9km)
Avg: 2.5knts
24hr: 60.2nm
17 46.1916s 177 22.903e
Weather: raining

moving to Vuda today


Sat Aug 6 7:35 2016 NZST
Speed:
4.5m
knts
Run: 19.7nm (35.7km)
18 37S 179 59E
Weather: NE5, 100%cc, 1008

will slow down to arrive P Denerau tomorrow morning


Fri Aug 5 7:37 2016 NZST
Speed:
4
knts
Run: 115.3nm (208.7km)
18 45S 179 43E
Weather: 10NNE, 20%cc, 1012, 1m

peaceful passage prior to the front later!


Wed Aug 3 7:34 2016 NZST
19 08s 178 34w
Weather: 15SE, 10%cc, 1013

Fuluga has a nice day


Mon Aug 1 7:35 2016 NZST
Run: 138nm (249.8km)
19 08s 178 34w
Weather: light winds 5 WNW, 100%cc, 1010

Great to have Code Blue in Fuluga as Judy has a great radio voice


Wed Jul 27 7:35 2016 NZST
17 11S 179 01W
Weather: calm, 20%cc, 1015

sounds beautiful


Sat Jul 23 7:34 2016 NZST
Run: 31nm (56.1km)
17 11S 179 01W
Weather: 5-10ESE, 30%cc, 1013,

had good visibility to arrive yesterday. Trip was mostly in ESE winds.


Fri Jul 22 7:52 2016 NZST
Speed:
5
knts
Run: 43.4nm (78.6km)
17 08S 179 29W
Weather: 15-20ESE, 70%cc, 1012, 1m seas

on passage to Vanua Balavu, N Lau


Tue Jul 12 7:33 2016 NZST
Run: 5.8nm (10.5km)
16 49S 179 57E
Weather: 1011, 5-10SE

had some unwanted excitement on the dinghy ride back from Taveuni last evening. An electrical fault cut the engine and they ended up back near / on the rocks. Got some help from the resort and made it back to Code Blue. Now on their way to Vianni.


Fri Jul 8 7:35 2016 NZST
Run: 34.7nm (62.8km)
16 45.137S 179 53.65E
Weather: 5-10 ENE, 10%cc, 1014, beautiful

Vianni Bay


Fri Jul 1 7:33 2016 NZST
16 15S 179 54E
Weather: 5-10NE, 100%cc, 1011, rain off and on

Vianni Bay


Thu Jun 30 7:39 2016 NZST
Run: 34.5nm (62.4km)
16 15S 179 54E
Weather: 5NE, 30%cc, 1013

Vianni Bay. and a pleasant day


Wed Jun 29 8:00 2016 NZST
Run: 25.6nm (46.3km)
16 43S 179 43E
Weather: 1014, almost clear, a few clouds over Taveuni

Thanks for the relays Judy. You have a great signal. This is Fawn Harbour position


Tue Jun 14 7:41 2016 NZST
Run: 14.9nm (27km)
16 46.670s 179 20.110e
Weather: Clear, no wind, flat seas

Sounds perfect in savusavu


Hi Judy & Steve, good to see you are in Savu Savu, I enjoyed it there. I'm still house sitting in Nelson for another month so am OK. Searcher is on it's mooring. Hope you have a great time in Fiji etc, will be following your progress. Paul "searcher"
Mon May 30 6:38 2016 NZST
Speed:
4k
knts
Run: 373.1nm (675.3km)
Avg: 7.8knts
24hr: 187nm
16 57S 179 12E
Weather: 10 ESE, 30% cc, heavy cloud cover over islands, 1014 rising, 1M

about 14 miles to Savu Savu


Sat May 28 6:45 2016 NZST
Speed:
5.5k
knts
Run: 10.7nm (19.4km)
22 08S 179 12W
Weather: 3-8 S, 20% cc, 1015 rising, 1M

motoring since 11 pm, wind variable direction, some rain last night, all well on board


Fri May 27 6:30 2016 NZST
Speed:
4.5k
knts
Run: 105.9nm (191.7km)
Avg: 4.6knts
24hr: 110.4nm
22 08S 179 02W
Weather: 5-12k, ENE, 80% cc, 1014 steady, 1.5M

motoring 5 pm to 2am, sailing now, all well on board. By net time wind had improved to 10-15 so good sailing.


Thu May 26 7:29 2016 NZST
23 39.721S 178 54.59W
Weather: 12-15NE, 80%cc, 1014

leaving today for SavuSavu. I guess they are sick of crayfish!


Tue May 24 7:53 2016 NZST
23 39.721S 178 54.59W
Weather: 5-10WSW, sct cloud, 1013,

much calmer today in the lagoon


Mon May 23 7:37 2016 NZST
Run: 43.3nm (78.4km)
23 39.721S 178 54.59W
Weather: 10-15W, 100%cc, 1007, lumpy approx 7 left in N Minerva

Sat May 21 7:16 2016 NZST
Speed:
4.5k
knts
Run: 137.3nm (248.5km)
Avg: 8.4knts
24hr: 200.5nm
24 10S 179 19W
Weather: 5k, NW, 80% cc, 1010 steady, calm seas

motoring, winds very light all night, all well on board, 40 miles to go to N Minerva


Hi J&S, looks like you should be safely tucked up in Nth Minerva by now? I left my spare anchor on the reef if you can see it (a huge ship's one) enjoy Paul.

okotokslaw@gmail.com Hope you are safely in Minerva by now and enjoying yourselves. Cheers from Roundabout
Fri May 20 14:50 2016 NZST
Speed:
6k
knts
25 57S 179 43E
Weather: 10k, WSW, 90% cc, 1014 rising, 1M

motoring with main, winds very light all night, some increase last hour, all well on board, 160 to go to Minerva


Fri May 20 7:47 2016 NZST
Speed:
6
knts
25 57S 179 43E
Weather: 10WSW, 90%cc, 1014 rising, SW1m swell

Fri May 20 7:47 2016 NZST
Speed:
6
knts
Run: 157.7nm (285.4km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 160.3nm
25 57S 179 43E
Weather: 10WSW, 90%cc, 1014 rising, SW1m swell

Thu May 19 8:11 2016 NZST
Speed:
5m
knts
Run: 126nm (228.1km)
Avg: 5.2knts
24hr: 125.2nm
28 01S 178 38E
Weather: 5-10SW, 1013 rising, mostly clear skies, 1m swell

heading to Minerva


Hi J&S, great to see you are on your way at last. Have a great trip. Paul "Searcher".
Wed May 18 8:02 2016 NZST
Speed:
5m
knts
Run: 420.2nm (760.6km)
29 46S 178 03E
Weather: 5-10SW, 20%cc, 1014 rising, 1-2m

Mon Nov 16 8:37 2015 NZDT
Speed:
6.5
knts
Run: 285.1nm (516km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 142.6nm
34 14S 173 11E
Weather: NNW20-25, 3m seas, 1004 dropping, 100%cc, rain

90 to Opua but a miserable wet day to arrive


Sat Nov 14 8:38 2015 NZDT
Speed:
5
knts
Run: 120.3nm (217.7km)
Avg: 5knts
24hr: 119.1nm
30 07S 172 53E
Weather: E15, 2m seas, 1016 rising, 25%cc

330m to go. Thanks for relay work


Fri Nov 13 8:24 2015 NZDT
Speed:
5
knts
Run: 123.4nm (223.4km)
Avg: 5.2knts
24hr: 123.6nm
28 24S 173 13E
Weather: sse20g25, 1012 rising, 100%cc, shws, 1-2m seas

all well


Thu Nov 12 8:27 2015 NZDT
Speed:
5.5m
knts
Run: 140.1nm (253.6km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 140.5nm
26 51S 174 13E
Weather: 0-5ssw var, 1011 rising, 80%cc, glassy seas

Wed Nov 11 8:31 2015 NZDT
Speed:
4
knts
Run: 126.3nm (228.6km)
Avg: 5.3knts
24hr: 126.5nm
24 50S 174 27E
Weather: ene10 but var, 1010 rising, 95%cc, less than 1m swell

Tue Nov 10 8:34 2015 NZDT
Speed:
5ms
knts
Run: 116.4nm (210.7km)
Avg: 4.9knts
24hr: 117.3nm
23 03S 174 53E
Weather: ESE10, glassy seas, 75%cc, 1009

Mon Nov 9 8:45 2015 NZDT
Speed:
5ms
knts
Run: 270.2nm (489.1km)
21 24S 175 15E
Weather: SE10, 1009

Sat May 23 8:09 2015 NZST
Speed:
5
knts
Run: 205.3nm (371.6km)
21 07S 179 26E
Weather: ene10-12, 1013steady

booming radio!


Mon May 18 8:01 2015 NZST
Run: 34.2nm (61.9km)
23 39.721S 178 54.59W

looking to leave for Fiji later in the week


Sat May 16 7:34 2015 NZST
Speed:
4m
knts
Run: 135.2nm (244.7km)
Avg: 5.7knts
24hr: 135.6nm
24 02S 179 16W
Weather: NW10, 1013,

10m from S Minerva and will anchor there with 2 other boats already there


Fri May 15 7:38 2015 NZST
Speed:
4.5m
knts
Run: 79.7nm (144.3km)
Avg: 5.1knts
24hr: 122.8nm
25 45S 179 42E
Weather: N 12-15 increasng, 1015,

150 to N Minerva


Thu May 14 16:04 2015 NZST
Speed:
5.5
knts
Run: 39.7nm (71.9km)
Avg: 4.8knts
24hr: 116.2nm
26 48S 179 10E
Weather: 3, ESE, cc 5%, 1015, 1 M, E

Class B AIS not working properly, time UTC 2:33


Thu May 14 7:51 2015 NZST
Speed:
5.5m
knts
Run: 140.2nm (253.8km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 141.2nm
27 21S 178 59E
Weather: light ENE, 1016,

250m to go to Minerva,N


Wed May 13 8:01 2015 NZST
Speed:
5
knts
Run: 141.9nm (256.8km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 139.6nm
29 21S 178 36E
Weather: Sw10-22, 1014, clear skies 72F

363nm from Minerva


Tue May 12 7:38 2015 NZST
Speed:
5.5
knts
Run: 149.4nm (270.4km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 152.9nm
30 55S 177 04E
Weather: NW10-15, 1011, swell sw 1-2m

Mon May 11 8:11 2015 NZST
Speed:
5.5
knts
32 48S 175 49E
Weather: S10, 25%cc, 1012

hdg to Minerva


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