Dalton

Dalton

Sun Sep 9 0:00 2018 NZST
Run: 197.1nm (356.8km)
Avg: 8.2knts
24hr: 197.1nm
18 .22S 172 .22W
Weather: wind 20 S, seas 2m

0900 Tonga 9/9 lat 18.22 S long 172.22 W COG 265 T

SOG 7 K

wind 20 S

seas 2m

DTG 92.

Getting there.

Cold beer 2morra.

Eta 000


Sat Sep 8 0:00 2018 NZST
Run: 131.8nm (238.6km)
Avg: 2.7knts
24hr: 65.9nm
18 .16S 169 .31W
Weather: sea 1.5m, wind 12 ESE

Time zone change now same day

0900 Tonga 8/9 lat 18.16 S 169.31 W

COG 265 T

SOG 6k

sea 1.5m

wind 12 ESE

DTG 254 ETA Monday morn.

Quiet overnight got good sleep.

Lovely day now.


Thu Sep 6 0:00 2018 NZST
Run: 209nm (378.3km)
Avg: 8.7knts
24hr: 209nm
18 .06S 167 .00W
Weather: wind 17 ENE, sea 3m rough

0900 Tonga 6/9 lat 18.06 S 167.00 W

COG 275 T

SOG 5.5k

wind 17 ENE

sea 3m rough

DTG 399 all good.

Heading slightly north to possibly get better angle when wind backs.


Wed Sep 5 0:00 2018 NZST
Run: 198nm (358.4km)
Avg: 8.3knts
24hr: 198nm
17 .58S 164 .29W
Weather: seas 2.5 rough, wind 25 E

090 Tonga time 5/9 lat 17.58 S 164.29 W

seas 2.5 rough

wind 25 E

DTG 542

all good.

Jan good & holding together.

A comment to his forecaster:- Your 4cast been spot on. Jan wants better 1.

Bill reminded me it was rough when we left Palmerston Island and that is the area they were passing through during the night at the top of the Cook Islands.


Tue Sep 4 0:00 2018 NZST
Run: 132.5nm (239.8km)
Avg: 5.5knts
24hr: 132.5nm
17 .42S 161 .50W
Weather: wind E 22/25k, seas 2/3m

1000 local 4/9 lat 17.42 S 161.50 W

COG 250 T

SOG 6.5k

wind E 22/25k

seas 2/3m

all good Jan coping well.

Engine blower fell off 2b fixed Tonga.

Eta Sun Tonga time.


Mon Sep 3 0:00 2018 NZST
Run: 198.1nm (358.6km)
Avg: 8.3knts
24hr: 198.1nm
17 .25S 159 .19W
Weather: wind E 21k, seas 2.5m, Sunny

1000 iocal 3/9

pos 17.25 S 159.19 W

COG 260 T

SOG 6K

wind E 21k

seas 2.5m

sunny

DTG 839 all good.

Big seas over night to 4m eased now.

Eta Vava'u w end.


Sun Sep 2 0:00 2018 NZST
Run: 210.1nm (380.3km)
17 .09S 156 .36W
Weather: sea 3/4m, wind E 25, sunny very rough

Pos 2/9 1000 local 17.09 S 156.36W

sea 3/4m

wind E 25

sunny very rough not much sleep but all good. DTG 995m.

Running with just head sail doing 6.5k

All good even Jan.

Forecast to blow at 25 knots then nothing for last two days.

This is not the tropical cruising i remember!


Sun Aug 26 0:00 2018 NZST
Run: 211.5nm (382.8km)
16 .47S 153 .57W

Stopped at Maupiti Island, 16.47 S 153.57 W. Local family invited 3 boats at anchor 2 dinner. Coco crab, poisson cru, lovely. No alcohol, fresh coco milk.Lots sharks under boat so quick swims only


Mon Aug 13 0:00 2018 NZST
Run: 362.5nm (656.1km)
Avg: 7.6knts
24hr: 181.3nm
16 29.37955S 151 47.30516W

Arrived bora bora 1800 local. All good. Lost 2 fish today. Anchored off island near entry will move daylight tomorrow into town 4 wifi and email. Cheers. Bill


Nice one. loved that spot u r anchored at. When you get wifi drop us a line. Yollata coming to oz in December January. Need a delivery skipper. Enjoy the Hivas, very loud. Take care. US
Mon Aug 13 0:00 2018 NZST
Run: 4.1nm (7.4km)
16 26.88980S 151 49.90879W

Mon Aug 13 0:00 2018 NZST
Run: 156.9nm (284km)
15 .55S 150 .47W
Weather: wind NE 12 k, seas 1/2 m cog

0800 Local time Tahiti 13/08 lat 15.55 S long 150.47 W

COG 235 T

SOG 5k

wind NE 12 k

seas 1/2 m cog

DTG 65 mm Bora Bora

Be in tonight. Sailing dead proud downwind with no pole, sails flapping ~ wearisome ~motor starts now. Bill


Sat Aug 11 0:00 2018 NZST
Run: 192.6nm (348.6km)
Avg: 8knts
24hr: 192.6nm
14 .11S 147 .17W
Weather: seas less 1m

1300 tahiti 11/08

lat 14.11 S long 147.17 W

COG 240 T

SOG 5k motoring

seas less 1m

DTG 294 nm

Reading 3rd book.


Advanced sailing by Grant.Good light reading Bill.Cat says hello.
Fri Aug 10 0:00 2018 NZST
Run: 151.9nm (274.9km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 151.9nm
12 .59S 145 .15W
Weather: Seas 1m, wind 8k NNE

0800 local

. Lat 12.59 S 14515 W

COG 230 T

SOG 4k

Seas 1m

wind 8k NNE

DTG 430.

Sailing sunny bikini weather but i left my top at home.

AGOB


Thu Aug 9 0:00 2018 NZST
Run: 194nm (351.1km)
Avg: 8.1knts
24hr: 194nm
11 .37S 143 .41w
Weather: wind 12k, sea 1.5m

0800 local time Tahiti

Lat 11.37 S 143.41 W

COG 210 T

SOG 7k

wind 12k

sea 1.5m

DTG 553

AGOB

New time, a bit later.

Running off to keep sails full.

Will jibe back later. No pole. BILL


Wed Aug 8 0:00 2018 NZST
Run: 61.8nm (111.9km)
09 .52S 141 .27W
Weather: wind 17 E, seas 2m

0001 UTC lat 09.52 S 141.27 W

SOG 7.5k

wind 17 E

seas 2m

DTG 708nm to Bora Bora

Departed 1200 UTC

almost 100m in 12 hrs.

All Good On Board


Mon Jul 30 0:00 2018 NZST
Run: 131.8nm (238.6km)
Avg: 5.5knts
24hr: 131.8nm
8 56.90677S 140 6.05727W

Sun Jul 29 0:00 2018 NZST
Run: 656.7nm (1188.6km)
Avg: 27.4knts
24hr: 656.7nm
8 42.40455S 138 11.24020W

Sat Jul 28 0:00 2018 NZST
Run: 567.9nm (1027.9km)
Avg: 7.9knts
24hr: 189.3nm
6 .49S 131 .30W
Weather: wind 22k E, seas 2m

0001 UTC 28/7 lat 6.49 S long 131.30 W

COG 225 T

SOG 7k

wind 22k E

seas 2m

DTG 525

AGOB

Wind increased gradually last night as guru mark predicted.


Sat Jul 28 0:00 2018 NZST
Run: 137.7nm (249.2km)
06 .18S 129 .09W
Weather: wind 10 E, seas 1m fine

0001 UTC 28/7 lat 06.18 S 129.09 W

COG 250 T

SOG 6k

wind 10 E

seas 1m fine

DTG 670m just a Sydney Hobart distance to go.

Motoring slowly.

During night completed 21 days, 3 weeks at sea.

AGOB


Wed Jul 25 0:00 2018 NZST
Run: 218nm (394.6km)
Avg: 9.1knts
24hr: 218nm
04 .33S 123 .27W
Weather: wind 20 ESE, sea 2m

1200 UTC 25/07 lat 04.33 S 123.27 W

COG 250 T

SOG 7 k

wind 20 ESE

sea 2m

DTG 1027nm

All good.

Day run 171 so going well.


Hey Bill. Yollata here. Keeping an eye on you. Hammo is not far off. See you at the bar! Be safe. All the best.
Tue Jul 24 0:00 2018 NZST
Run: 154.8nm (280.2km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 154.8nm
03 .42S 120 .41W
Weather: wind 20 ESE, seas 1.5m, fine

1200 UTC 24/07 lat 03.42 S 120.41W

COG 250 T

SOG 7k

wind 20 ESE

seas 1.5m

DTG 1198

fine

AGOB

18 days at sea.


Mon Jul 23 0:00 2018 NZST
Run: 206.8nm (374.3km)
Avg: 8.6knts
24hr: 206.8nm
02 .57S 118 .00W
Weather: seas 1.5m , wind 16k ESE , Sunny

1200 UTC 23/7 lat 02.57s 118.00w

COG 254 T

SOG 6.5k

seas 1.5m

wind 16k ESE

Sunny

DTG 1366.

Sailing headie only saving main from flogging


Sun Jul 22 0:00 2018 NZST
Run: 372.1nm (673.5km)
Avg: 7.8knts
24hr: 186.1nm
02 .18S 115 .37W
Weather: wind 15 SE, seas 1.5m

1200 UTC 22/07 lat 02.18S 115.37 W

SOG 7k

wind 15 SE

seas 1.5m

DTG 1515.

All good.


Fri Jul 20 0:00 2018 NZST
Run: 138.4nm (250.5km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 138.4nm
00 .50S 110 .26W
Weather: Seas 2m, Wind SSE 10 k, Cold but wil clear soon

1200 UTC 20/7.

Lat 00.50 S 110.26 W

COG 245 T

SOG 5.5 k

Seas 2m

Wind SSE 10 k

DTG 1847

All good on board

Cold but wil clear soon


Thu Jul 19 0:00 2018 NZST
Run: 207.2nm (375km)
Avg: 8.6knts
24hr: 207.2nm
00 .05S 108 .12W
Weather: wind SSE 15, seas 2 m

1200 UTC 19/7 lat 00.05 S 108.12 W

SOG 6.5

COG 250 T

wind SSE 15

seas 2 m

Back in Southern Hemisphere

DTG 1982.

All good on board.

Quite cold here

Weather is cold misty/wet. Have had light wind & running heads only.


Wed Jul 18 0:00 2018 NZST
Run: 502.7nm (909.9km)
Avg: 10.5knts
24hr: 251.4nm
00 .40N 105 .28W
Weather: wind 24k, seas 1.5m

1200 UTC 18/07 lat 00.40N long 105.28W

SOG 8

COG 245T

wind 24k

seas 1.5m

205 miles last 24 hrs.

DTG 2149

Wild & wooly onight. Now 2 reefs no jib.

AGOB

Two days of 203, 205 mm. Picking up some miles from the slower days.


Mon Jul 16 0:00 2018 NZST
Run: 154.9nm (280.4km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 154.9nm
02 .29N 098 .59W
Weather: wind 15 SSE, seas 1.5 m

1200 UTC 16jly 02.29 N 098.59 W

SOG 7.5

COG 255 T

wind 15 SSE

seas 1.5 m

DTG 2555.

All good.

Need sleep.


Sun Jul 15 0:00 2018 NZST
Run: 206.8nm (374.3km)
Avg: 8.6knts
24hr: 206.8nm
03 .15N 96 .03W
Weather: Wind 15 SW, Sea state 1m confused, Cloudy

1200 UTC 15/07 lat 03.15 N 96.03W

SOG 6.5

COG 255 T

Wind 15 SW

Sea state 1m confused.

Cloudy

Good wind from South overnight but has just swung SW again

AGOB

DTG 2737


Cat says hello.
Sat Jul 14 0:00 2018 NZST
Run: 217.7nm (394km)
Avg: 9.1knts
24hr: 217.7nm
3 .43N 093 .23W
Weather: wind SSW 12K, Full cloud cover

1200 UTC 14jul

lat 3.43N long 093.23W

COG 258 T

SOG 5.5k

wind SSW 12K

Full cloud cover.

DTG 2897

AGOB

Stil on nose but bearable.


FOUR HOURS EARLIER

Sit here on pitch black night. Not much puff but enough to sail in right direction


Fri Jul 13 0:00 2018 NZST
Run: 138.5nm (250.7km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 138.5nm
04 .08N 090 .58W
Weather: wind 17k S, cloudy no rain

1200 UTC 04.08 N 090.58 W

SOG 7.5

COG heading 255 T

seas 1.5m

wind 17k S

cloudy no rain.

DTG 3041

174 last 24 hr

AGOB


Thu Jul 12 0:00 2018 NZST
Run: 283.6nm (513.3km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 141.8nm
04 .48N 088 .07W
Weather: Wind 17k S, seas 1m

12/07 1200 UTC

04.48 N 088.07 W

Wind 17k S

SOG 8K

Seas 1m

Fine

DTG 3215m

All good on board (AGOB)

Sounds like the squalls have passed and the sun is shining. Better wind now and picked up speed.


Tue Jul 10 0:00 2018 NZST
Run: 0.6nm (1.1km)
5 .30N 84 .55W
Weather: sea 1.5m, wind 17 k SSW

10 July 1200 UTC

Lat 5.30 N long 84.55 W

SOG 6k

sea 1.5m

wind 17 k SSW

COG 250 T

cloud cover 100% and raining.

All good now


Hi There Mr Bill, Just checking to see where you are. Looks like you are making good progress but sorry about the rain! Searose is hauled out and we fly to NZ next Tuesday 17th for a few weeks.Take care and fair winds. Hugs
Mon Jul 9 0:00 2018 NZST
Run: 153.5nm (277.8km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 153.5nm
5 .56N 084 .06W
Weather: Raining, wind 10 SW, seas 1\2m

Pos 1200 UTC 9th July

SOG 5k

COG 270 Deg T

wind 10 SW

seas 1\2m

DTG 3464

Raining.

Boat punching into a head wind, slow.

AGOB All good on board


Sun Jul 8 0:00 2018 NZST
Run: 153.5nm (277.8km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 153.5nm
6 .05N 082 .24W
Weather: seas flat, wind 1k south

1200 UTC 8 July

SOG 1k

COG 260 T

seas flat

wind 1k south

drifting

DTG 3566.

Monit power ensure fuel lasts.

Thru hull leak fixed

All Good On Board


Sat Jul 7 0:00 2018 NZST
Run: 137nm (248km)
Avg: 5.7knts
24hr: 137nm
7 .02N 80 .50W
Weather: wind 4 SE seas calm, motoring

SOG 5k

COG 250 T

wind 4 SE

seas calm motoring.

165m day 1.

DTG 3675 nm.

All good on board.

Received from BILL 1200 UTC 7TH July which is NZ 0000 SAT/SUN and Aus time 2200 SATURDAY


SOG = Speed Over Ground

COG= Course over Ground I.e course steering in degrees True

DTG = Distance to Go or distance to Waypoint


Fri Jul 6 0:00 2018 NZST
Run: 9.7nm (17.6km)
8 55.76234N 79 33.02908W

Thu Jul 5 0:00 2018 NZST
Run: 75.8nm (137.2km)
9 2.18651N 79 38.51210W

Tue Jul 3 9:06 2018 NZST
Run: 46.6nm (84.3km)
9 36.97N 79 95.11W

Mon Jul 2 0:00 2018 NZST
Run: 100.4nm (181.7km)
Avg: 2.8knts
24hr: 66.1nm
9 22.09410N 79 57.00949W

Sat Jun 30 11:33 2018 NZST
Run: 116.6nm (211km)
Avg: 50.2knts
24hr: 1205.9nm
10 2.14N 78 38.48W

Time: 23:20:27 UTC

Date: 29-06-2018

Altitude: 1 m

Velocity: 0 km/h


Accuracy

Horiz: +/- 8 m

Vert: +/- 16 m


Bill what are you doing out there again??? Hope you are having a better passage than last time. Lots of luck from us and hugs from me. Sue
Sat Jun 30 9:14 2018 NZST
Run: 55.8nm (101km)
Avg: 2.6knts
24hr: 62.5nm
10 38.20N 77 2.30W
Weather: GPS fix Lat: N 10 38' 20'' Long: W 77 2' 30'' Time: 06:54:39 UTC Date: 29-06-2018 Altitude: 2 m Velocity: 0 km/h Accuracy Horiz: +/- 0 m Vert: +/- 16 m

GPS fix

Time: 06:54:39 UTC

Date: 29-06-2018

Altitude: 2 m

Velocity: 0 km/h

Accuracy

Horiz: +/- 0 m

Vert: +/- 16 m


Fri Jun 29 11:48 2018 NZST
Run: 45.2nm (81.8km)
Avg: 35.8knts
24hr: 859.4nm
10 56.15N 76 16.46W

Fri Jun 29 10:33 2018 NZST
Run: 149.4nm (270.4km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 165.5nm
11 07N 075 38W
Weather: wind 25 K NE, sea 3.5m

COG * 250 T

Comfortable but rolly.

Sunny. All good on board (AGOB)

Last night v rough. wind 35 K seas 4m.

Sailing with reefed hsail only.

Panama 2morrw night.

*Course Over Ground


Thu Jun 28 12:53 2018 NZST
Run: 74.6nm (135km)
Avg: 26.1knts
24hr: 625.8nm
12 32.59N 73 58.4W

Thu Jun 28 10:01 2018 NZST
Run: 150.8nm (272.9km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 153.9nm
12 02N 073 00W
Weather: Wind 17 Knots ENE, Sunny

Pos 1200 local time 27th June

Heading 253 True, Seas 2m

DTG to Panama 440m

All good on board. No fish :)


Wed Jun 27 10:30 2018 NZST
Run: 58.4nm (105.7km)
12 34.59N 70 50.24W

Tue Jun 26 0:00 2018 NZST
Run: 172.6nm (312.4km)
Avg: 22.7knts
24hr: 545.5nm
12 28.21511N 69 58.71179W

Made it to Aruba...


Mon Jun 25 16:24 2018 NZST
Run: 457.1nm (827.4km)
Avg: 3.6knts
24hr: 86.2nm
12 44N 067 26W
Weather: wind 20k east. seas 2.5m.

Heading 250 True. 145nm to Aruba. Eta 1300 Monday. All Good Onboard


Wed Jun 20 9:06 2018 NZST
14 28N 060 52W

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