Different Drummer

Sat Oct 1 17:39 2016 NZDT
GPS: 35 18.70S 174 07.20E
Run: 11.1nm (20.1km)
Weather: Cloudy, north wind, some rain, as the frontal system that has been chasing us catches up.

Arrived back at Opua 1000 today, cleared, and back on our berth. Trip complete!

Sat Oct 1 8:31 2016 NZDT
GPS: 35 9.19968s 174 9.43404e
Run: 114.2nm (206.7km)
Avg: 4.8knts
24hr: 114.2nm
Weather: no wind

Arrived in the bay of Islands. welcome home. Motoring in and good timing

Fri Sep 30 8:31 2016 NZDT
GPS: 33 45S 173 06E
Run: 146.1nm (264.4km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 147nm
Weather: 10s, 30%cc, 1014

will be arriving tomorrow just before the front . great timing! 120 to go

Fri Sep 30 7:12 2016 NZDT
5.0 knts, sailing hard on
Weather: 12 S, 10% cloud, baro 1014 rising rapidly, we are starting to lose the 15 S wind after 16 hrs of good sailing and are expecting conditions to be light for the rest of our run into Opua.

At 1800Z 29/09/16

Thu Sep 29 8:39 2016 NZDT
GPS: 32 31S 171 03E
Run: 6.7nm (12.1km)
Avg: 4.3knts
24hr: 102.7nm
Weather: E5, 100%cc, light 1.2m swell, 1003

in the trough but it is light

Thu Sep 29 7:06 2016 NZDT
6.2 knts, motorsailng
GPS: 32 26.50S 170 58.70E
Run: 130.4nm (236km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 149.7nm
Weather: 8 E, 70% cloud, baro 1003 falling, regular small squalls, light rain, occasional lightning to N.

At 1800Z 28/09/16

Wed Sep 28 10:11 2016 NZDT
GPS: 30 55.6S 169 39.4E
Run: 48.4nm (87.6km)
Avg: 9.1knts
24hr: 219.3nm
Weather: 15wsw, 30%, 1008

All well and reaching along on their passage from Norfolk

Wed Sep 28 4:54 2016 NZDT
GPS: 30 24.60S 169 06.50E
Run: 120.9nm (218.8km)
Avg: 2.7knts
24hr: 65.4nm
Weather: 18kts WSW, lumpy cross-swell, 30% cloud, 1007 baro, lightning show 1400 to S, occasional squalls, wind quite variable for both strength and direction.

At 1500Z 27/09/16

Mon Sep 26 8:32 2016 NZDT
GPS: 28 59.92617s 167 55.03109e
Run: 4.5nm (8.1km)
Weather: 100%cc, intermittent rain, 1007, no wind fromSE

Still in the reported Norfolk position and they hope to get ashore again today. Will consider wx before departing

Sun Sep 25 10:20 2016 NZDT
GPS: 29 03.5S 167 56.9E
Run: 36.6nm (66.2km)
Weather: 12SW, light cloud, 1008

anchored at Norfolk Island. All this based on a relay from Aus as I cannot hear them onthe 20m ham net. They have checked in and out with no charges and very friendly Officials.

Sat Sep 24 7:35 2016 NZST
GPS: 28 32S 167 52E
Run: 172.9nm (312.9km)
Avg: 7.8knts
24hr: 187nm
Weather: 1010down, 50%cc, 10W, 1m conf swell

Happy to be sailing. They are 20nm north of Norfolk Is where they will stop for a couple of days. More progress south next week.

Fri Sep 23 9:23 2016 NZST
GPS: 26 05S 167 17.8E
Run: 165.6nm (299.7km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 154.8nm
Weather: no wind

may stop at Norfolk

Thu Sep 22 7:42 2016 NZST
GPS: 23 44.3S 166 45.1E
Run: 103nm (186.4km)
Avg: 36.6knts
24hr: 878.5nm
Weather: no wind, confused sea with light sw swell. 50% cc, 24C

could not hear us due engine on. Will update later with course and speed. they are one day out from Noumea on their way back to NZ

Thu Sep 22 4:54 2016 NZST
GPS: 22 16.600S 166 26.400E
Run: 102.3nm (185.2km)

At Noumea preparing for our passage home. 20/09/16

Tue Sep 13 9:26 2016 NZST
GPS: 20 55.4S 167 05.0E
Run: 232.5nm (420.8km)
Avg: 3.9knts
24hr: 92.6nm
Weather: 50%cc, calm light SE, 1022

Lifou with about a dozen other boats ready to check in with the rally.

Sat Sep 10 21:12 2016 NZST
GPS: 17 45.4S 168 17.2E
Run: 2.1nm (3.8km)

Off Port Vila. Preparing for passage to Loyalties. Away in the morning

Tue Sep 6 9:11 2016 NZST
GPS: 17 46.6S 168 18.7E
Run: 91.9nm (166.3km)

port Vila. vanuatu

Wed Aug 31 11:17 2016 NZST
GPS: 16 31.8S 167 49.7E
Run: 71.3nm (129.1km)
Weather: 70%cc wind15kn SE Bar 1019

Uoleva Is

Fri Aug 26 14:42 2016 NZST
GPS: 15 32.7S 168 08.9E
Run: 292.3nm (529.1km)
Weather: clearing skies 50% skies S 1015


Fri Aug 12 9:17 2016 NZST
GPS: 19 33.8S 169 31.9E
Run: 49nm (88.7km)
Weather: 40%cc, 18S, 1.2m swell

Good progress to Tanna

Wed Aug 10 9:25 2016 NZST
GPS: 20 14s 169 46.7e
Run: 29.3nm (53km)
Weather: 20S, 1018, 1--%cc, rain

had a good sleep in and anchored at Aneityum Arrived yesterday afternoon.

Tue Aug 9 9:15 2016 NZST
GPS: 20 10.5S 170 13.5E
Run: 180.6nm (326.9km)
Avg: 9knts
24hr: 215.4nm
Weather: Light SOUTH EAST 8, 1.5m swell, 20%cc

A beautiful day to arrive in Aneityum. Only 30 mn to go

Mon Aug 8 13:08 2016 NZST
GPS: 19 21.3S 172 51.7E
Run: 319.7nm (578.7km)
Avg: 2.6knts
24hr: 61.9nm
Weather: 1015, SE15, 2m swell

Part of the 11 strong flotilla from Fiji to Aneityum Vanuatu. Weatherd the front with up to 35kts when they lift but conditions much improved. 180m to go at Tonys net time this morning - 9am NZ time

Wed Aug 3 9:14 2016 NZST
GPS: 17 38.5S 177 23.6E
Run: 26.2nm (47.4km)
Weather: ) cloud and wind, 25C

a glorious day in Saweni Bay. returning to Vuda Marina tomorrow and going with ICA rally to ANietium, checking out Friday from Fiji. Will keep flexible with the front coming

Thu Jul 28 9:22 2016 NZST
GPS: 17 27.5S 177 02.7E
Run: 26.3nm (47.6km)
Weather: 26C, clear

Navadra is Fiji. Back on the boat and enjoying the warm conditions from a lovely anchorage

Wed Jul 6 9:15 2016 NZST
GPS: 17 38.6S 177 23.6E
Run: 22.1nm (40km)
Weather: 1017, no wind, glorious day

On the way to Vudu soon to fly back to NZ for school holidays. Currently in Saweni Bay

Wed Jun 29 9:06 2016 NZST
GPS: 17 35.5S 177 03.7E
Run: 37.9nm (68.6km)
Weather: No cloud, 1017, light wind from ese

Sounds a nice spot to be in the Mamamukus Fiji

Wed Jun 8 9:18 2016 NZST
GPS: 17 05S 177 16.6E
Run: 49.9nm (90.3km)
Weather: 15E, 50%cc, 27C

about to raise anchor and go further north. Wind was 25kt yesterday so did not get where they wanted.

Thu Jun 2 9:18 2016 NZST
GPS: 17 48S 177 11E
Run: 26.2nm (47.4km)
Weather: SE5. 1016

At anchor off Muscat Cove Fiji

Wed May 25 9:18 2016 NZST
GPS: 18 10S 177 17E
Run: 187.2nm (338.8km)
Avg: 7.7knts
24hr: 185.7nm
Weather: NE10, slight SW 1m swell, 1011 steady, little cloud on horiz

20nm to Navula Pass. Rushed off the net to deal with a just caught mahimahi. What a great way to end a passage. Will be at Vuda Pt mid afternoon.

Tue May 24 9:07 2016 NZST
GPS: 20 26.7S 178 50.2E
Run: 133.6nm (241.8km)
Avg: 5.7knts
24hr: 136.6nm
Weather: Light wind, 27C, 10%cc

All well

Mon May 23 9:38 2016 NZST
GPS: 22 03.4S 179 58.9E
Run: 366.8nm (663.9km)
Weather: 12wsw

Left Minerva for Vuda Fiji and about 2-3 days out. Great signal from Phil on 20m, Tonys net

Wed Sep 2 20:13 2015 NZST
GPS: 16 45.2S 179 47.7W
Run: 7.3nm (13.2km)

15/08/15 At anchor Nukubalauvu Bay, Qamea Is.

Thu Aug 13 0:00 2015 NZST
GPS: 16 40.9S 179 52.6W
Run: 15.5nm (28.1km)

At anchor off Matei

Mon Aug 10 0:00 2015 NZST
GPS: 16 45.1S 179 54.1E
Run: 3.3nm (6km)

Moved from Dakuniba to Viani Bay

Sun Aug 9 0:00 2015 NZST
GPS: 16 45.0S 179 51.1E
Run: 32.2nm (58.3km)

Moved from Naidi to Dakuniba Harbour

Fri Aug 7 0:00 2015 NZST
GPS: 16 48.0S 179 22.1E
Run: 2.8nm (5.1km)

Moved from Savusavu to Naidi Bay

Tue Aug 4 16:25 2015 NZST
GPS: 16 46.7S 179 20.0E
Run: 0.2nm (0.4km)

Still at Savusavu - will be heading out to the Lau Group for 8 weeks in the next few days when the weather picks up a little.

Sun Jul 19 10:03 2015 NZST
GPS: 16 46.65S 179 19.87E
Run: 341.2nm (617.6km)

Different Drummer ZM2706, NZ1218, KZ6611 On mooring, Savusavu, Fiji, for 2 weeks. 3 pob Date 16/07/2015 Time (UTC, 12 hr clock) 09:00 p.m. Lat 1646.65'S Long 17919.87'E

Sun Jul 12 2:54 2015 NZST
GPS: 15 35.57 S 175 40.67W
Run: 289nm (523.1km)
Avg: 3.2knts
24hr: 77.1nm

Different Drummer ZM2706, NZ1218, KZ6611 At anchor, Niuafo'ou, Tonga 3 pob

Fri Jul 10 9:57 2015 NZST
No position sent.

Different Drummer ZM2706, NZ1218, KZ6611 On passage Samoa to Fiji. 3 pob Departed Apia for Niuafo'ou and Savusavu

Wed Jul 8 8:57 2015 NZST
GPS: 13 49.66S 171 45.55W
Run: 582.7nm (1054.7km)

Different Drummer ZM2706, NZ1218, KZ6611 Cruising Samoa. 3 pob At marina, Apia Date 6/07/2015 Time (UTC, 12 hr clock) 18:00 p.m.

Fri Jun 26 21:24 2015 NZST
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DIfferent Drummer arrived Apia, Western Samoa.

Fri Jun 19 0:00 2015 NZST
GPS: 13 14.88S 163 06.46W
Run: 444.7nm (804.9km)
Avg: 3.6knts
24hr: 87.4nm

Different Drummer ZM2706, NZ1218, KZ6611 At anchor Suwarrow, Cook Islands. 3 pob

Mon Jun 15 10:51 2015 NZST
No position sent.

Sat Jun 13 21:49 2015 NZST
GPS: 18 51.100S 159 48.900W
Run: 228.3nm (413.2km)
Avg: 10.5knts
24hr: 251.1nm

Aitutaki, Cook Islands, 9/06/15

Sat Jun 13 0:00 2015 NZST
GPS: 18 02.88S 163 11.60W
Run: 311.2nm (563.3km)

Different Drummer ZM2706, NZ1218, KZ6611 On mooring at Palmerston Atoll, Cook Islands. 3 pob

Fri May 29 21:17 2015 NZST
No position sent.

DifferentDrummer arrived Avatiu Harbour, Rarotonga Fri 29 May (Thurs 28th, Cook Islands time). All's well.

Fri May 29 0:00 2015 NZST
GPS: 21 12.3S 159 47.1W

Moored, Aviatiu Hr, Rarotonga

Sun May 17 20:29 2015 NZST
No position sent.

Drummer departed Bay of Islands Sunday morning, 17 May. Destination Rarotonga..

Thu May 14 17:23 2015 NZST
No position sent.

At Opua preparing for departure for Rarotonga

Sun May 10 16:29 2015 NZST
No position sent.

At Westhaven, preparing for departure. Possibly leaving for Opua on Tuesday.

Tue Mar 31 15:25 2015 NZDT
No position sent.

In preparation for this season's offshore - Cooks, Samoa, and Fiji's Lau group.

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