Distracted

Mon Apr 22 9:06 2019 NZST
GPS: 36 10.731S 175 20.381E
Run: 32.7nm (59.2km)
Weather: variable, 100% cc, rain, Bar. 1022.6, water temp. 19.1c

Port Fitzroy, Great Barrier. Very pleasant Easter weekend. Great company.


Sun Jul 1 9:41 2018 NZST
GPS: 36 25.517S 174 50.277E
Run: 42.9nm (77.6km)
Weather: calm, 100%CC, Bar. 1030.7, water temp. 14.5C

Bon Accord Harbour, Kawau Island, NZ. Calm before the rain and NW.

out for the night, very pleasant. Amazing how many other boats came in here last night. All happy on good ship Distracted with diesel heater cranked up.


Sun Jun 3 8:25 2018 NZST
GPS: 36 49.313S 175 26.027E
Run: 2.6nm (4.7km)
Weather: E 10-15, CC 100% raining, Bar. 1014, Water temp. 15.2C.

Squadron Bay, Te Kouma Harbour, Coromandel. A dull wet morning, the strong NE has eased. The diesel heater is earning it's keep. A slow start this morning.


Sat Jun 2 9:18 2018 NZST
GPS: 36 47.258S 175 27.148E
Run: 1nm (1.8km)
Weather: variable 5kts (20kt NE, beyond point), 100% CC, Bar. 1023, occasional rain. Water temp. 16C.

Wool Shed Bay, Coromandel. Diesel heater not working quite as hard this morning. Nice winter cruising but not the same as June last year (New Cal).


Fri Jun 1 9:41 2018 NZST
GPS: 36 46.458S 175 26.818E
Run: 153nm (276.9km)
Weather: calm, Bar. 1025, water temp. 16.2C

Deep Cove, Whanganui Island, Coromandel. Stunning morning. Diesel heater being thrashed, good work out.


Thu Jan 4 14:35 2018 NZDT
GPS: 35 01.726S 173 45.885E
Run: 0.5nm (0.9km)
Weather: ENE 10-15 kts, CC 100% torrential rain at times, Bar. 1005, dropping. Water temp. 22.8C

Milford Island, Touwai Bay, Whangaroa Harbour. Sheltering from low pressure event, very comfortable here, decks are clean.


Tue Dec 19 19:43 2017 NZDT
GPS: 35 01.472S 173 45.502E
Run: 124.6nm (225.5km)
Weather: SW 5kts, CC 50%, high cloud. Bar. 1013, water temp. 23.2C

Whangaroa Harbour, Milford Island (Wairaupo). A stunning return, beautiful evening, still, warm and peaceful.


Wed Nov 8 6:30 2017 NZDT
GPS: 36 37.325S 174 47.283E
Run: 13.5nm (24.4km)
Weather: N 15-20kts, CC 100% rain, Bar. 1015, Water temp. 18.7C

Gulf Harbour Marina, safely back in our berth, trying to find reality.

Thanks to GHR for all their support.


Tue Nov 7 6:08 2017 NZDT
GPS: 36 25.710S 174 49.111E
Run: 58.3nm (105.5km)
Weather: calm, CC 0%, Bar. 1024, Water temp. 16.2C

Mansion House Bay, Kawau Island. Cold trip down from Tutakaka. A lovely sheltered anchorage and strangely empty.


Mon Nov 6 6:26 2017 NZDT
GPS: 35 36.966S 174 32.115E
Run: 38.4nm (69.5km)
Weather: SW 3 kt, CC 50%, Bar. 1020, Water temp. 16.2 C

Tutukaka Harbour, anchored for the night, very nice to be back here, although no flying fish, lots of penguins.


Fri Nov 3 18:33 2017 NZDT
GPS: 35 9.19968s 174 9.43404e
Run: 11.3nm (20.5km)
Avg: 14.9knts
24hr: 358nm

Tied up and cleared. opua.


Fri Nov 3 17:48 2017 NZDT
GPS: 35 18.871s 174 07.295e
Run: 87.8nm (158.9km)
Avg: 8.7knts
24hr: 209.7nm
Weather: NNW 8, CC 100%

Opua Marina, cleared, the first mate is happy and looking for a shower. Thanks to all.


Fri Nov 3 7:45 2017 NZDT
Speed:
8.2kts
knts
GPS: 34 11s 173 25e
Run: 157.3nm (284.7km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 158nm
Weather: N 20kts, CC 85%, Bar. 1022, Water temp. 17.9C, Sea 2.5-3.0 M gentle.

Almost abeam Cape Karikari, no land in sight. Thought water temp would be too low for flying fish but no, one on deck this morning and numerous scid marks on the dodger. Heater going inside Distracted this morning. 40 NM from BOI. A good fast arrival.


Thu Nov 2 7:51 2017 NZDT
Speed:
6.0kts
knts
GPS: 32 16.251s 171 56.432e
Run: 160.9nm (291.2km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 160.9nm
Weather: 20kt NE, CC 90%, Bar 1021, Sea 2.5-3.0m E confused, Water temp. 19.1C

making good progress, 205nm from Opua, still at the rodeo. Sea & wind have eased overnight. Having to wear clothes, boots and socks not welcome.


Wed Nov 1 7:51 2017 NZDT
Speed:
6.8kts
knts
GPS: 30 16.121s 170 33.036e
Run: 137nm (248km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 138.7nm
Weather: ENE 20-30kts, CC 100% frequent showers, Bar. Sea E 3-4mt confused

Not quite laying up to waypoint in BOI, wind was NE for a while last night but shifted back to ENE early this morning.

The old bucking bronko is going for it.


Tue Oct 31 8:09 2017 NZDT
Speed:
2.8kts
knts
GPS: 28 20.016s 170 03.325e
Run: 59.9nm (108.4km)
Weather: ENE 8 - 12 Kts, CC 70% heavy rain overnight, Bar. 1016, confused sea 2.5 - 3.0m NE

still in holding pattern, very rolly & uncomfortable overnight. Great day catching up on chores yesterday.


Mon Oct 30 7:42 2017 NZDT
Speed:
2.6 kts
knts
GPS: 27 29.219s 170 15.975e
Run: 79.8nm (144.4km)
Avg: 3.5knts
24hr: 83.3nm
Weather: ESE 8 kts, CC 95%, Bar. 1017, Sea 1.5-2.0 m SE long swell.

Have decided to slow down and wait for squash zone to pass ahead of us, very easy conditions at present, A good night going nowhere. Wind has recently changed from S-SSW to ESE. All well on board (eating too much).


Sun Oct 29 8:42 2017 NZDT
Speed:
5.4 kts
knts
GPS: 26 50.969s 169 11.056e
Run: 158nm (286km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 151.1nm
Weather: 10-12kt ESE, CC 90%, Bar. 1018, Sea E 2m

slow night motorsailing to windward and trying to get some money in the bank.


Sat Oct 28 7:36 2017 NZDT
Speed:
6.8kts
knts
GPS: 25 04.026s 167 35.502e
Run: 101.7nm (184.1km)
Avg: 7.5knts
24hr: 179.9nm
Weather: ENE 10kts, CC 15%, Bar 1018

On passage from Isle des Pins to Opua. Pleasant conditions, a mix of motor sailing and the real thing. Beautiful sun rise this morning. All good. One flying fish on deck this morning.


Fri Oct 27 18:01 2017 NZDT
Speed:
7
knts
GPS: 23 36S 167 28E
Run: 65nm (117.7km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 151.7nm
Weather: E10-12, 1016, 25%cc

all is well. A good start.


Fri Oct 27 7:45 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 39.559s 167 26.452e
Weather: E 5 kts, CC 20% light shower , Bar. 1017, Water temp. 24.4C

Baie de Kuto, Ile des Pins. Another cruise ship yesterday. A beautiful morning to be leaving.


Thu Oct 26 8:00 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 39.559s 167 26.452e
Weather: SE 2 kts, CC 20% , Bar. 1018, Water temp. 24.4C

Baie de Kuto, Ile des Pins. Another cruise ship yesterday. A beautiful morning. One more trip to the bakery and the final pack up for the sail home.


Wed Oct 25 8:00 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 39.559s 167 26.452e
Weather: S 10-16 kts, CC 95% , Bar. 1018, Water temp. 24.8C

Baie de Kuto, Ile des Pins. Another cruise ship yesterday. A little rolly in here this morning.


Tue Oct 24 8:06 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 39.559s 167 26.452e
Weather: NE 2kts, CC 70% recent rain, Bar. 1017, Water temp. 24.4C

Baie de Kuto, Ile des Pins. Stunning anchorage,alive with turtles, a dugong or two? ( a dugong flipped in front of me yesterday morning while paddleboarding) Lots of fish and remora. Cruise ship in yesterday, many Aussies, interesting. Looking at a Friday departure to NZ.


Mon Oct 23 8:09 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 39.559s 167 26.452e
Run: 43.6nm (78.9km)
Weather: NNE 5kts, CC 50%, Bar. 1016, Water temp. 24.0C

Baie de Kuto, Ile des Pins. Stunning anchorage, great to be back. Fast sail from Ile Casy yesterday morning. Dinner aboard Aradonna last night, very nice, fun.


Sat Oct 21 21:58 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 21.417S 166 50.503E
Run: 26.4nm (47.8km)
Weather: calm, 50% CC, Bar. 1018, Water temp 24.4C

Ile Casy, Baie de Prony. Isle des Pins tomorrow.


Sat Oct 21 7:27 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 16.665s 166 26.234e
Weather: E 5 kts, CC 5%, Bar. 1021,

Port Moselle Marina, Noumea. A much quieter morning. Leaving for Prony this morning


Fri Oct 20 8:03 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 16.665s 166 26.234e
Weather: ENE 5 kts, CC 60% recent heavy rain, Bar. 1021, Water temp 25.2C

Port Moselle Marina, Noumea. A much quieter morning.


Thu Oct 19 8:00 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 16.665s 166 26.234e
Weather: SE 10-20 kts, CC 50%, Bar. 1021, Water temp 25.2C

Port Moselle Marina, Noumea. Still very breezy but hot by day. Very social.


Wed Oct 18 8:00 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 16.665s 166 26.234e
Weather: SE 10-15 kts, CC 90% recent rain, Bar. 1019, Water temp 25.2C

Port Moselle Marina, Noumea.


Tue Oct 17 7:57 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 16.665s 166 26.234e
Weather: ESE 10-15 kts, CC 80% recent rain, Bar. 1017, Water temp 25.2C

Port Moselle Marina, Noumea. Rain here late yesterday and overnight, no rain since August 4th, the locals are very worried, bush fires at Komac.


Mon Oct 16 7:54 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 16.665s 166 26.234e
Weather: ESE 7 kts, CC 25%, Bar. 1018, Water temp 25.2C

Port Moselle Marina, Noumea. Preparations for our trip back to NZ are well underway. Has been very breezy here.


Sat Oct 14 7:54 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 16.665s 166 26.234e
Weather: E 10 kts, CC 50% (mares tails), Bar. 1017, Water temp 24.8C -

Port Moselle Marina, Noumea. Our visitors are off back to NZ this morning, a great time had by all.


Fri Oct 13 7:51 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 16.665s 166 26.234e
Run: 13.9nm (25.2km)
Weather: E 10 kts, CC 40% (mares tails), Bar. 1019, Water temp 24.8C

Port Moselle Marina, Noumea. Parked with the locals, not the cruisers, for our sins. Off to do the tourist thing today, after a rig check. Visited the boatyard and Maritime Museum yesterday. The trip home is getting closer.


Thu Oct 12 8:03 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 28.600s 166 27.852e
Run: 28nm (50.7km)
Weather: ESE 18kts, CC 50%, Bar. 1020, Water temp. 23.6C

Ilot Amedee, still beautiful although a tad breezy and bumpy. Out unreliable Hidea outboard has failed us yet again, so not really possible to take our guest ashore. Onwards for the shelter and delights of Noumea today.


Wed Oct 11 7:57 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 23.223s 166 53.490e
Run: 39.7nm (71.9km)
Weather: E 6 kts, CC 30%, Bar. 1020, Water temp. 24.0C

Pointe Mere, Bonne Anse. A quiet but pleasant motor sail up from Ilse Des Pins yesterday, the hoped for winds didn't come to much. No fish. Very nice anchorage here, great view of sunset.


Tue Oct 10 8:03 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 39.420s 167 26.448e
Weather: ESE 5 kts, CC 50%, Bar. 1018, Water temp. 24.4C

Baie De Kuto, Ile Des Pins, still amazing, a visit around to Baie De Kanumera yesterday. Th Dugong has been making brief visits.


Mon Oct 9 8:24 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 39.451s 167 26.461e
Run: 1640.1nm (2968.6km)
Avg: 34.7knts
24hr: 833.9nm
Weather: E 2kts, CC 1%, Bar. 1019, Water temp. 23.6C.

Kuto, Iles Des Pins, New Caledonia. Nice moter sail down to Kuto from Ilse Casy yesterday, this place is still paradise, our guests don't want to leave.


Sat Oct 7 9:12 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 21.411s 166 50.514s
Run: 1706nm (3087.9km)
Avg: 66.8knts
24hr: 1603.5nm
Weather: S 2kts, CC 50%, Bar. 1022 ,Water temp. 24.4C

Ile Casy


Fri Oct 6 7:39 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 16.639S 166 26.399E
Weather: E 2kts, CC 20%, Bar. 1022, Water remp. 24.4C

Port Moselle, visitors arrived safely and now warm. Off to Prony this morning.


Thu Oct 5 8:06 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 16.639S 166 26.410eE
Weather: E 8kts, CC 30 %, Bar. 1023

Port Moselle marina. Friends arriving from NZ today. Has been very breezy.


Thu Oct 5 7:57 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 16.617s 166 26.396e
Weather: 20Se

came back yesterday in 35kts to collect guests.


Wed Oct 4 11:44 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 16.639S 166 26.410eE
Run: 26.3nm (47.6km)
Weather: ESE 10kts, CC 10%, Bar. 1023

Port Moselle, marina


Tue Oct 3 7:54 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 21.392S 166 50.514E
Run: 24.2nm (43.8km)
Weather: E 3kts, CC 70%, Bar. 1026, Water temp 24.0C

Ile Casy, Baie De Prony. Had a great sail from Ilot Ua. Witnessed a whale off Ilot Mato thrashing it's tale and blowing about every minute, this went on for about twenty minutes but got slower, not sure if whale was giving birth, bonking or what? never saw it's head (help please Dani). A fun evening with Masterplan and Jams, long overdue catchup. Breezy but hot.


Mon Oct 2 7:54 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 42.333s 166 48.608e
Run: 0.9nm (1.6km)
Weather: SE 15kts, CC 75%, Bar. 1023, Water temp. 23.8C

Ilot Ua, beautiful Ilot, named after our first grandson. The birds on the Ilot, while beautiful are very protective. A bit bumpy here this morning.


Sun Oct 1 9:57 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 42.473s 166 47.782e
Run: 4.8nm (8.7km)
Weather: W 5kts, CC 95%, Bar. 1021, Water temp 23.6C

Ilot Uatio. Another stunning Ilot and perfect for the weather conditions. Beautiful coral. After departing from Ilot Kouare we checked out the nearby barrier reef, Recif Neokouie, then out through Passe De Kouare and back, amazing colours and pipeline seas. Air temp. 26-27C during the day.


Sat Sep 30 8:15 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 46.639s 166 47.896e
Run: 1675.5nm (3032.7km)
Avg: 69knts
24hr: 1654.8nm
Weather: SSE 3kt, CC 10, Bar. 1020, Water temp. 23.6C

Ilot Kouare, stunning anchorage, water colours are amazing. Green flash number two for the season last night. Another hot day yesterday. Paddle boarding shortly.


Fri Sep 29 7:57 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 22.953s 166 54.914s
Run: 1674.5nm (3030.8km)
Avg: 70.4knts
24hr: 1688.6nm
Weather: SSE 2kts, CC 0%, Bar. 1022, Water temp. 22.4C

Anse Majic, Bonne Anse. Quiet spot, on mooring. Very hot yesterday, chilly overnight. Off to Southern Lagoon this morning.


Thu Sep 28 8:09 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 18.147s 166 51.379e
Run: 3.8nm (6.9km)
Weather: S 3kts, CC 85%, Bar. 1021, Water temp 23.6C

Baie Du Carenage, Prony, New Caledonia. Sheltered anchorage, good holding in red mud. Off to local warm pools this morning for weekly bath.


Tue Sep 26 8:09 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 21.389s 166 50.508e
Run: 8.1nm (14.7km)
Weather: WNW 3kts, CC 10%, Bar. 1022, Water temp 23.6C

Ile Casy, Baie de Prony, in the company of Aradonna, a favorite spot.

Had to leave Ilse Ouen, Baie de la Tortue yesterday. A local boat with three kanaks in it, was harassing the other three boats in the anchorage, when they came to us one jumped on board Distracted and was very aggressive when asked to get off, after lots of yelling and verbal abuse he ordered us to leave his island and left with his mates. We were not going to hang around. All a bit of a worry.


Mon Sep 25 8:09 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 27.470s 166 46.628e
Run: 6.8nm (12.3km)
Weather: ENE 8kts, CC 10%, Bar. 1022. Water temp. 23.2C

Baie De La Tortue, Ile Quen. Very pretty bay, a few turtles with remora stuck to them. Good holding and sheltered. The resort appears to have closed and aerodrome nearby may be in operation although we only saw one small plane and it was going the wrong way for a take off or landing. Warm by day, chilly nights.


Sun Sep 24 8:57 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 33.261s 166 47.764e
Weather: E 10-15kts, CC 70%, Bar. 1022, Water temp. 22.8C

Ilot Mato, stunning lagoon, beautiful blue green water, sheltered from sea, excellent holding.A bit breezy this morning. No paddle boarding this morning.Great result last night.


Sat Sep 23 7:03 2017 NZST
GPS: 22 33.261s 166 47.764e
Run: 29.2nm (52.9km)
Weather: SE-ESE 5kts, CC 50%, Bar. 1022, Water temp. 22.8C

Ilot Mato, stunning lagoon, beautiful blue green water, sheltered from sea, excellent holding. Not as much sea life as Amedee, or people and boats. More paddle boarding this morning.


Fri Sep 22 7:24 2017 NZST
Weather: variable, CC 20%, Bar. 1021, Water temp. 22.8C

Ilot Amedee, on a mooring, sheltered, great snorkling and paddle boarding. Amazing sea life, lots of turtles unfortunatly for them many have remora attched to them. Seagulls protected here and very nasty. Very warm by day.


Thu Sep 21 7:09 2017 NZST
GPS: 22 20.025s 166 24.369e
Run: 9.7nm (17.6km)
Weather: WSW 5kts, CC 70%, Bar. 1021, Water temp. 22.8C

Ilot Maitre, on a mooring, sheltered, great views and paddle boarding. The hotel rooms above the water are not very attractive, the coral is good and lots of turtles. A blanket and sheet last night.


Wed Sep 20 7:15 2017 NZST
GPS: 22 12.331s 166 20.722e
Run: 0.1nm (0.2km)
Weather: ENE 2kts, CC 70% scattered, Bar. 1022. Water temp. 22.4C

Baie Maa, New Caledonia. Spent yesterday at Ilot Signal, came back when seas got up late in the afternoon.Saw our first "Green Flash" for the season last evening. Off for a paddle.


Tue Sep 19 7:09 2017 NZST
GPS: 22 12.287s 166 20.726e
Run: 0.2nm (0.4km)
Weather: ENE 2kts, CC 40%, Bar. 1024. Water temp. 22.8C (brrr) -

Baie Maa, New Caledonia. Lovely sheltered anchorage.Very breezy yesterday, nice long walk. Off for a paddle.


Mon Sep 18 7:09 2017 NZST
GPS: 22 12.392s 166 20.596e
Weather: ENE 10kts, CC 90%, Bar. 1024. Water temp. 23.6C (brrr)

Baie Maa, New Caledonia. Lovely sheltered anchorage.Went to Aradonna for drinks and dinner, fun had by all. Off for a paddle.


Sun Sep 17 9:36 2017 NZST
GPS: 22 12.392s 166 20.596e
Run: 7.9nm (14.3km)
Weather: ENE 5kts, CC 40%, Bar. 1024. Water temp. 24.0C (brrr)

Baie Maa, New Caledonia. Lovely sheltered anchorage, a bit breezy yesterday but died out overnight. Aradonna came for drinks and dinner, fun had by all. Off for a paddle.


Sat Sep 16 8:21 2017 NZST
GPS: 22 16.631s 166 26.399e
Weather: SE 10kts, CC 70% recent rain, Bar. 1023, Water temp 24.8C

Port Moselle, Port De Noumea, New Caledonia. Out to cruise Southern Lagoon this morning after a visit to the market. Saturday is a special morning at the Noumea market.


Wed Sep 13 7:54 2017 NZST
GPS: 22 16.623s 166 26.405e
Run: 31.2nm (56.5km)
Weather: calm, 15% CC, Bar. 1023, water is smelly.

Port Moselle, Port de Noumea, New Caledonia. In a berth, cleared Customs, off to town to clear immagration this morning.And market delights.


Tue Sep 12 7:27 2017 NZST
GPS: 22 22.916s 166 54.882e
Run: 0.6nm (1.1km)
Weather: SW 4kts, CC 70%, recent rain, Bar. 1023, Water temp 22.4C

Anse Majic, Bonne Anse, New Caledonia. A trip to Lle Casy for the afternoon to feed the dog and back to Bonne Anse for the night and dinner with Per de Lune, onwards today.


Mon Sep 11 7:06 2017 NZST
GPS: 22 23.097s 166 54.339e
Run: 3.8nm (6.9km)
Weather: S 2kts, CC 80%, Bar. 1022, Water temp 22.4C

Baie Du Cap, Bonne Anse, New Caledonia. Time to catch up with old friends. A new anchorage for us, difficult to get a good hold but beautiful. A tad colder than we've been used to.


Sat Sep 9 10:48 2017 NZST
GPS: 22 21.173s 166 57.259e
Run: 60.8nm (110km)
Avg: 18.8knts
24hr: 451.3nm
Weather: SW 10 - 15kts, CC 50%, Bar. 1019, Water temp. 24.0 (cold)

Port Boise, New Caledonia. Very pleasant motor sail down from Lifou. Cleared biosecurity on beach at Baie de Gaactha, communicated via loud voices, novel.

Stopped outside Canal de la Havannah to let tsunami pass, non event but prudent. Looking for the elusive "Curried Prawns".


Sat Sep 9 7:34 2017 NZST
GPS: 23 13S 167 08E
Run: 158.5nm (286.9km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 155.2nm

waiting outside Havannah pass GrandeTerre.


Fri Sep 8 7:03 2017 NZST
GPS: 20 55.469s 167 05.006e
Run: 87.5nm (158.4km)
Avg: 3.6knts
24hr: 86.8nm
Weather: SE 4kts, CC 75%, Bar. 1019, Water temp. 24.4C

Baie de Gaatcha, Lifou, Iles Loyaute, New Caledonia. A good fast sail, arrived here about 1630 yesterday, stunning clear blue / green water. Good anchorage. Huge sleep.


Thu Sep 7 6:51 2017 NZST
Speed:
8.2kts
knts
GPS: 19 44.679s 167 34.487e
Run: 146.2nm (264.6km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 146.7nm
Weather: CC 90%, ESE 12-14kts, Bar. 1018, Water temp. 26.5C

On passage from Port Vila to Lifou. Very pleasant sail, departed Vila 1100 yesterday morning, full moon, boobie hitch hiker on mast top from 0000 - 0400.


Wed Sep 6 6:55 2017 NZST
GPS: 17 44.825 S 168 18.642E
Weather: E 5kts, CC 100% light drizzle, Bar. 1019, Water temp. 26.1C

Port Vila. Off to vote this morning, then depart for The Loyalties. Laundry returned to Yachting World.


Tue Sep 5 6:42 2017 NZST
GPS: 17 44.825 S 168 18.642E
Weather: calm, CC 30%, Bar. 1020, Water temp 25.7C

Port Vila, Efate. Preparing to depart tomorrow morning after voting at NZHC. All going well apart from laundry going missing last night.


Mon Sep 4 6:44 2017 NZST
GPS: 17 44.825 S 168 18.642E
Weather: ESE 2kts, CC 50% Bar. 1018, Water temp 26.1C

Port Vila, Efate. Amazing day here yesterday, new waterfront park opened by NZHC on Friday, kids of Vila really enjoying it, great effort by NZ.


Sat Sep 2 6:55 2017 NZST
GPS: 17 44.825S 168 18.643E
Run: 13.6nm (24.6km)
Weather: SE 3kts, CC 100% a lot of high light cloud, Bar. 1017, Water temp. 26.1

Port Vila, Efate. Back to prepare for departure to New Caledonia, possibly Wednesday after voting at NZHC. Spent yesterday afternoon at Mele Bay, a bit rolly.


Fri Sep 1 6:41 2017 NZST
GPS: 17 33.138S 168 16.758E
Weather: E 5kts, CC 85%, Bar. 1016, Water temp. 27.3C

Esema Bay, Port Havannah, Efate. Great watching turtles all around us yesterday, the odd small sea snake. To the north of our position are four large steel mooring bouys, unlit. Apparently hurricane moorings. Care should be taken if coming here at night.


Thu Aug 31 6:58 2017 NZST
GPS: 17 33.127S 168 16.779E
Run: 3.8nm (6.9km)
Weather: Calm, CC 100%, rain most of the night, Bar. 1017. Water temp. 27.3

Esema Bay, Port Havannah, Efate. Back to an old favourite anchorage.


Wed Aug 30 19:26 2017 NZST
GPS: 17 32.792S 168 20.213E
Run: 7.4nm (13.4km)
Weather: Light winds, rain

Port Charles, Undine Bay, Efate. We went around to Undine Bay today to check out the residential development, greeted by two sharks on the way into the small marina, but chose not to stay. Now back in Esma Bay. This morning after praising our anchorage it took us an hour to retrieve our anchor, caught on demolition dumpings, we don't recommend the anchorage we stayed in last night.


Wed Aug 30 6:45 2017 NZST
GPS: 17 36.317S 168 14.565E
Run: 1nm (1.8km)
Weather: SE 10-15kts, CC 30%, Bar. 1016, Water temp 27.3 C

Port Havannah, Efate. A construction site at this end of the bay, sheltered and good holding in sand.


Tue Aug 29 7:05 2017 NZST
GPS: 17 35.409S 168 14.547E
Weather: Calm, CC 70%, Bar. 1016, Water temp. 27.7C, rain overnight.

Richards Reef, Port Havannah, Efate. This spot is very special.


Mon Aug 28 10:28 2017 NZST
GPS: 17 35.422S 168 14.536E
Run: 3.9nm (7.1km)
Weather: ENE 7kts, CC 40%, Bar. 1016, Sea Temp. 27.3C

Richards Reef, Port Havannah, Efate. Saw a big fat dugong outside The Havannah while paddle boarding this morning, also numerous sea snakes resting on the reef.


Sun Aug 27 10:36 2017 NZST
GPS: 17 32.959S 168 16.960E
Run: 3.9nm (7.1km)
Weather: E 6kts, CC 40%, Bar. 1015, Water temp 27.3C

Esema Bay, Port Havannah, Efate. Great weather here, back to an old favorite anchorage.


Sat Aug 26 6:54 2017 NZST
GPS: 17 35.411s 168 14.541e
Run: 11.7nm (21.2km)
Weather: calm, 75% CC, Bar. 1015, Water temp 26.5C

Richards Reef, Port Havannah, Efate. Fantastic anchorage in easterly conditions, frinedly locals.


Fri Aug 25 6:52 2017 NZST
GPS: 17 44.825 S 168 18.642E
Weather: ENE 2kts, CC 50%, Bar. 1018. Water temp. 26.5C

Port Vila, off to Port Havannah this morning


Thu Aug 24 6:44 2017 NZST
GPS: 17 44.825 S 168 18.642E
Weather: ESE 5kt, CC 95%, Bar. 1019

Port Vila, still stocking up, visited NZHC, will vote there on 6th Sept.

Moorings now almost full in here (ICA)


Wed Aug 23 6:56 2017 NZST
GPS: 17 44.825 S 168 18.642E
Weather: ESE 5 kts, CC 100%, Bar. 1020 Water temp. 26.1

Port Vila, restocking, more boats arriving constantly.


Tue Aug 22 7:01 2017 NZST
GPS: 17 44.825 S 168 18.642E
Run: 12.8nm (23.2km)
Weather: ESE 5-7 kts, CC 50%, Bar. 1019 Water temp. 26.1C

Port Vila, Efate. Restocking and catching up with old friends


Mon Aug 21 5:28 2017 NZST
GPS: 17 35.117sS 168 12.931E
Weather: SW 8kts, CC 20%?, Bar. 1016, Water 26.5C

Port Havannah, Efate. Off to Port Vila this morning.


Sun Aug 20 9:02 2017 NZST
GPS: 17 35.136S 168 12.931E
Run: 57nm (103.2km)
Weather: SW-NW 3 kt, CC 30%, Bar. 1016, Water temp 26.5C

Lalepa Island, Port Havannah, Efate, Vanuatu. Amazing morning, warm, still and sunny. Great safe anchorage in westerly conditions. Good trip down from Epi yesterday, light easterlies went light westerlies, flat seas.


Sat Aug 19 7:31 2017 NZST
Speed:
5.3
knts
GPS: 16 46S 168 07E
Run: 3.2nm (5.8km)
Weather: 100%cc, E5

on passage Epi to Havannah harbour


Sat Aug 19 6:06 2017 NZST
GPS: 16 43.651s 168 08.627e
Run: 9.2nm (16.7km)
Weather: ENE-E 3kts, 35% CC, Bar. 1018, Water temp 26.1c

Revolieu Bay, Epi. Sheltered from swell behind reef. Off to Havannah Harbour soon.


Fri Aug 18 11:36 2017 NZST
GPS: 16 35.758s 168 09.652e
Run: 26.8nm (48.5km)
Avg: 4.3knts
24hr: 102.9nm
Weather: E-ENE 10kts, CC 75%, Bar. 1019

Lameh Bay, Epi. Great sail across for Malakula, spotted five whales breaching. Whistle stop for horse trading. Will move down to Revolieu Bay for early departure to Havannah in morning.


Fri Aug 18 5:21 2017 NZST
GPS: 16 25.577s 167 47.842e
Run: 0.5nm (0.9km)
Weather: calm, 50% CC, Bar. 1018, water temp 26.9C

Port Sandwich, Malakula. Moved slightly could not see Ambryn volcanoe last night. Stunning safe anchorage.YITsters gone. Amazing how French stripped Lamap on departure.


Thu Aug 17 6:48 2017 NZST
GPS: 16 25.800s 167 47.414e
Run: 3.2nm (5.8km)
Weather: variable, 25% CC, Bar. 1017

Port Sandwich, Malakula. Great view of one of Ambrin's volcanoes last night. Nice anchorage.


Wed Aug 16 6:45 2017 NZST
GPS: 16 28.160s 167 48.998e
Run: 5.4nm (9.8km)
Weather: SSE 10-15kts, 60% CC, Bar. 1016

Gaspard Bay, Maskelyne Islands, Malakula.


Tue Aug 15 6:48 2017 NZST
GPS: 16 32.047s 167 46.204e
Run: 18.7nm (33.8km)
Weather: S-SE 5kts, CC 50%, Bar. 1015

Awei Island, Maskelyne Isalands, Malakula. Happy Birthday to YITster Mike.


Mon Aug 14 6:27 2017 NZST
GPS: 16 34.682s 167 29.514e
Run: 7.6nm (13.8km)
Weather: SE 10kts, 100% CC rain, Bar. 1016

Caroline Bay, Malakula


Sat Aug 12 6:45 2017 NZST
GPS: 16 28.713s 167 26.499e
Weather: SE 10-15 kts, 60% CC. Bar. 1019

Lorlow, Metenovor Bay (SW Bay), Malakula.


Fri Aug 11 6:51 2017 NZST
GPS: 16 28.713s 167 26.499e
Run: 14.5nm (26.2km)
Weather: SE 15-20 kts, 50% CC, rain late yesterday. Bar. 1019

Lorlow, Metenovor Bay, Malakula. Anchored at Munvet Point yesterday, very sheltered but mozzies became issue late in day, YITsters became unsettled.


Thu Aug 10 6:48 2017 NZST
GPS: 16 16.469s 167 23.498e
Run: 24nm (43.4km)
Weather: SE 1 kt, 75% broken CC, Bar. 1017

Tisvel Bay, Malakula


Wed Aug 9 6:51 2017 NZST
GPS: 15 59.507s 167 10.966e
Run: 31.5nm (57km)
Weather: SE 3kt, 10% CC, Bar. 1017

Malua Bay, Malakula, Vanauatu


Tue Aug 8 6:48 2017 NZST
GPS: 15 32.130s 167 10.937e
Weather: NW 2 kts, 15% CC, Bar. 1018

Aore, Luganville, Santo.


Mon Aug 7 6:42 2017 NZST
GPS: 15 32.130s 167 10.937e
Weather: NW 4 kts, 50% CC, Bar. 1019

Aore, Luganville, Santo.


Sat Aug 5 6:48 2017 NZST
GPS: 15 32.130s 167 10.937e
Weather: SE 5 kts, 50% CC, Bar. 1016

Aore, Luganville, Santo.


Fri Aug 4 6:51 2017 NZST
GPS: 15 32.130s 167 10.937e
Weather: SW 3 kts, 100% CC light rain, Bar. 1016

Aore, Luganville, Santo. Town will be much safer today, cruise ship gone. Shopping can continue.


Thu Aug 3 6:57 2017 NZST
GPS: 15 32.112s 167 10.963e
Run: 10.1nm (18.3km)
Weather: calm, 20% CC, Bar. 1016

Aore, Luganville, Espiritu Santo


Wed Aug 2 6:51 2017 NZST
GPS: 15 34.995s 167 02.324e
Weather: NE 5kts, 20% CC, Bar. 1017

Andrews Point, Baldwin Cove, Espiritu Santo. Lovely anchorage, Tx GHR. The resort appears to be being rebuilt. A frenchman advised us this is a private bay, we could not go ashore but could stay the night. Onto Luganville this morning.


Wed Aug 2 6:45 2017 NZST
GPS: 15 34.995s 167 02.324e
Run: 17.9nm (32.4km)
Weather: NE 5kts, 20% CC, Bar. 1017

Andrews Point, Baldwin Cove, Espiritu Santo. Lovely anchorage, Tx GHR. The resort appears to be being rebuilt. A frenchman advised us this is a private bay, we could not go ashore but could stay the night. Onto Luganville this morning.


Tue Aug 1 6:57 2017 NZST
GPS: 15 37.255s 166 46.388e
Weather: E 10-15kts, 30% CC, Bar. 1018

Lisburn, Cape Mataavea, Espiritu Santo


Mon Jul 31 6:51 2017 NZST
GPS: 15 37.255s 166 46.388e
Weather: SE 5kts, 20% CC, Bar. 1018

Lisburn, Cape Mataavea, Espiritu Santo


Sun Jul 30 15:30 2017 NZST
GPS: 15 37.253s 166 46.385e
Run: 19.7nm (35.7km)
Weather: ESE 10kts, 25-30kt ESE outside, CC 100% light rain, Bar. 1016

Lisburn Anchorage, Cape Mataavea, Espiritu Santo. A spirited sail today 10 - 35kt S, 2.5 - 3.5m S sea, well worth the effort, first anchorage in a month with no roll and very sheltered. A lot to explore here. Could be here for a while.


Sat Jul 29 19:54 2017 NZST
GPS: 15 21.480s 166 39.464e
Run: 45.8nm (82.9km)
Avg: 3.6knts
24hr: 85.2nm
Weather: SW 5kts, 30% CC, Bar. 1015

Wusi Bay, Espiritu Santo. Another with two islands in it according to Navionics, not a one to be seen. A lovely sail down the coast.


Sat Jul 29 7:00 2017 NZST
GPS: 14 42.012s 166 34.277e
Weather: variable, CC 95%, Bar. 1011, SW sea 0.5m rolly

Wunpuko, Espiritu Santo


Fri Jul 28 15:27 2017 NZST
GPS: 14 42.012s 166 34.277e
Run: 55.1nm (99.7km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 167.6nm
Weather: SE 5kts, CC 100% rain, Bar. 1012

Wunpuko, Espiritu Santo


Fri Jul 28 7:33 2017 NZST
Speed:
7
knts
GPS: 14 08S 167 09E
Run: 24.5nm (44.3km)
Weather: 16SSE, 1.5mSE swell, 60%cc

on passage to the NW anchorage on Espiritu Santo


Thu Jul 27 7:00 2017 NZST
GPS: 13 55.629s 167 26.809e
Run: 8.2nm (14.8km)
Weather: ESE 10 -15kts gusty, CC 40%, Bar. 1011

Veutumboso, Vanua Lava


Wed Jul 26 7:00 2017 NZST
GPS: 13 49.616s 167 22.927e
Weather: SW variable 2 - 3kts , CC 95% recent rain, Bar. 1010

Sasar Waterfalls, Vanua Lava, Banks Islands. Paradise.


Tue Jul 25 6:57 2017 NZST
GPS: 13 49.616s 167 22.927e
Weather: NE 5 - 10kts , CC 30%, Bar. 1010

Sasar Waterfalls, Vanua Lava, Banks Islands. Paradise.


Mon Jul 24 7:12 2017 NZST
GPS: 13 49.616s 167 22.927e
Run: 0.1nm (0.2km)
Weather: SE 5 - 10kts , CC 100% rain, Bar. 1009

Sasar Waterfalls, Vanua Lava, Banks Islands. Paradise.


Sat Jul 22 19:36 2017 NZST
GPS: 13 49.542s 167 22.917e
Run: 12nm (21.7km)

Sasar waterfalls, Vanua Lava, beautiful, isolated and shared with two generous, small villages.


Sat Jul 22 6:48 2017 NZST
GPS: 13 52.451s 167 33.215e
Run: 8nm (14.5km)
Weather: SE 4kts, 50% CC, Bar. 1011

Sola Bay, Port Patteson, Vanua Lava.


Fri Jul 21 6:54 2017 NZST
GPS: 13 55.250s 167 26.625e
Run: 27.2nm (49.2km)
Weather: ENE 5kts, CC 40%, Bar. 1009

Veutumboso Bay, Vanua Lava.


Thu Jul 20 6:51 2017 NZST
GPS: 14 18.836s 167 25.885e
Weather: ESE 5kts, 10% CC, Bar. 1009

Kwetevut Bay, Santa Maria, moving on to Sola this morning


Wed Jul 19 7:00 2017 NZST
GPS: 14 18.824s 167 25.882e
Run: 55.1nm (99.7km)
Weather: S-SW 5kts, 100% CC light rain. Bar. 1011

Kwetevut Bay, Santa Maria Island. Great sail yesterday, 30kt as we approached Is. Nice anchorage, Tx GHR. Olivia with us


Tue Jul 18 6:45 2017 NZST
GPS: 15 02.156s 167 05.039e
Weather: S 5kts, CC 100%, Bar. 1012

Port Olry, Santo. Deparing for Santa Maria this morning, with Olivia


Mon Jul 17 6:48 2017 NZST
GPS: 15 02.172s 167 05.042e
Weather: variable 2kts, 100% CC rain, Bar. 1013

Malvoror Island, Thion, Port Olry, Santo


Sun Jul 16 8:09 2017 NZST
GPS: 15 02.168s 167 05.028e
Run: 7.8nm (14.1km)
Weather: variable, 100% CC recent rain, bar. 1013

Thion Island, Port Olry, Santo


Sat Jul 15 7:00 2017 NZST
GPS: 15 08.701s 167 06.915e
Weather: SW 7kts, 100% CC recent rain. Bar. 1013

Lonock Bay, Hog Harbour, Santo. Olivia One in company.


Fri Jul 14 6:39 2017 NZST
GPS: 15 08.695s 167 06.910e
Run: 0.5nm (0.9km)
Weather: SW 10kts, 100% CC recent rain. Bar. 1011

Lonock Bay, Hog Harbour, Espiritu Santo. Australian yacht Olivio nearby, too shy to talk to GHR.


Thu Jul 13 7:06 2017 NZST
GPS: 15 08.426s 167 07.249e
Run: 25.5nm (46.2km)
Weather: S 4kts, CC 30%, Bar. 1011

Champaigne Beach, Hog Harbour, Espiritu Santo. Stunning anchorage


Wed Jul 12 7:18 2017 NZST
GPS: 15 29.284s 167 14.826e
Weather: S 13kts, 90% CC, Bar. 1012

Palikulo Bay, 9 yachts here.


Tue Jul 11 6:48 2017 NZST
GPS: 15 29.284s 167 14.826e
Run: 0.1nm (0.2km)
Weather: S 10kts, 70% CC, Bar. 1013

Palikulo Bay


Mon Jul 10 6:48 2017 NZST
GPS: 15 29.337s 167 14.822e
Run: 5.3nm (9.6km)
Weather: SSE 10kts, CC 70%, Bar. 1012

Palikula Bay, Espiritu Santo


Sat Jul 8 6:51 2017 NZST
GPS: 15 32.125s 167 10.971e
Weather: E 5kts, CC 40%,red sky, Bar. 1012

Aore, Lugnaville, Espiritu Santo


Fri Jul 7 6:45 2017 NZST
GPS: 15 32.116s 167 10.998e
Weather: Variable 2kts, CC 60% ?, Bar 1011

Aore (on a mooring along from resort), Luganville, Espiritu Santo


Thu Jul 6 6:44 2017 NZST
GPS: 15 32.123sS 167 11.000eE
Run: 5.4nm (9.8km)

Aore, Luganville, Espirito Santo.

Calm, CC 100% recent rain, Bar. 1011


Wed Jul 5 6:45 2017 NZST
GPS: 15 29.315S 167 14.852E

Palikulo Bay.

calm, CC 50%, recent rain. Bar. 1011


Tue Jul 4 6:48 2017 NZST
GPS: 15 29.304s 167 14.834e
Weather: SE 10kt, CC 40%, Bar. 1011

Palkulo Bay, Espiritu Santo


Mon Jul 3 6:54 2017 NZST
GPS: 15 29.301s 167 14.843e
Run: 50.5nm (91.4km)
Weather: SSE 6-9 kts, CC 60%, Bar. 1012

Palikulo Bay, Espiritu Santo


Sun Jul 2 7:06 2017 NZST
GPS: 15 16.539s 167 58.375e
Run: 12.7nm (23km)
Weather: SE 5-15kts, CC 85%, Bar. 1011

Vanihe Bay, Aoba


Sat Jul 1 6:54 2017 NZST
GPS: 15 22.571s 168 07.904e
Weather: variable 5kts, 100% CC recent rain. Bar. 1011

Asanvari


Fri Jun 30 6:48 2017 NZST
GPS: 15 22.570s 168 07.909e
Weather: SE 5-10kts, CC 40%, Bar. 1011

Asanvari


Thu Jun 29 7:00 2017 NZST
GPS: 15 22.561s 168 07.904e
Run: 20nm (36.2km)
Weather: 5-10ktS-SE, 90% CC, Bar. 1012

Asanvari, Maewo. A beautiful bay, sheltered from sea & wind anchorage. Unfortunately they lost their yacht club during the cyclone, reopen new club in July/August.


Wed Jun 28 6:54 2017 NZST
GPS: 15 39.921s 168 07.009e
Run: 8.9nm (16.1km)
Weather: 10kt ESE, 30%CC, Bar. 1012

Bwatnapne Bay, Ile Pentecote, Vanuatu.


Tue Jun 27 7:03 2017 NZST
GPS: 15 47.154s 168 09.702e
Run: 12.3nm (22.3km)
Weather: 2kt E, 100% CC, rain most of the night, Bar. 1012

Ranmawat (Waterfall Bay), Ile Pentecote. Well done ETNZ


Mon Jun 26 6:45 2017 NZST
GPS: 15 57.674s 168 11.342e
Weather: ESE 5-10kts, CC 40%, Bar. 1010, recent light rain

Homo Bay, Ile Pentecote, water & laundry day yesterday. Go ETNZ


Sat Jun 24 7:03 2017 NZST
GPS: 15 57.649s 168 11.349e
Run: 13.4nm (24.3km)
Weather: SE 5-10kts, CC 95%, Bar. 1009

Homo Bay, Ile Pentecote, Vanuatu. Nice fast sail away from volcanic cloud of Ambryn yesterday afternoon.


Fri Jun 23 7:12 2017 NZST
GPS: 16 08.466s 168 06.958e
Run: 29.7nm (53.8km)
Weather: Calm, CC 100% (probably all volcanic, almost fog), Bar. 1009

Ambryn, off village Ranon, very hot and humid still conditions, be very pleased when trades reappear.


Thu Jun 22 7:00 2017 NZST
GPS: 16 34.064s 168 10.451e
Run: 2nm (3.6km)
Weather: 6-7kt S- SW, 100% CC, Bar. 1010

Epi, Morevi Point, Olivia anchored next to us, a bit rolly.


Wed Jun 21 6:57 2017 NZST
GPS: 16 35.685s 168 09.798e
Weather: Calm, 100% CC, Bar. 1010. Very hot yesterday, water temp 29c, inside ventilated boat 29c

Laman Bay, Epi. Olivia One is anchored next to us. Great spot, visit from dugong and dolphins


Tue Jun 20 7:00 2017 NZST
GPS: 16 35.685s 168 09.798e
Run: 69nm (124.9km)
Avg: 2.8knts
24hr: 68.4nm
Weather: E 2-3kts, 10% CC, Bar. 1009

Lameh Bay, Epi. Olivia One is anchored next to us


Mon Jun 19 6:46 2017 NZST
GPS: 17 35.409S 168 14.547E

Vanuatu, Port Havannah, Samoa Point.

calm, 100% CC, Bar. 1011

Go ETNZ


Sat Jun 17 6:53 2017 NZST
GPS: 17 35.409S 168 14.547E
Run: 5nm (9.1km)

Port Havannah

Calm, 75% CC (high), Bar. 1013


Fri Jun 16 6:56 2017 NZST
GPS: 17 35.400S 168 19.14.520E
Run: 3.8nm (6.9km)

Port Havannah, Richards Reefs.

Calm, CC 80% (high), Bar. 1012

Good to back here after four years, new resort at Moso Village and super yacht onshore next to resort, had been anchored here 4 years ago.


Thu Jun 15 6:55 2017 NZST
GPS: 17 33.173S 168 16.636E
Run: 13.6nm (24.6km)

Port Havannah, Esema Bay

Calm, CC 40%, Bar. 1013


Wed Jun 14 6:57 2017 NZST
GPS: 17 44.781S 168 18.736E

Port Vila

Calm, 95% CC, Bar. 1014


Tue Jun 13 6:24 2017 NZST
GPS: 17 44.781S 168 18.736E

Port Vila

Calm, CC 50%? recent rain, Bar. 1014


Mon Jun 12 6:48 2017 NZST
GPS: 17 44.781S 168 18.736E

Calm, CC 60%, Bar. 1013.

Port Vila, stunning weather over the weekend


Fri Jun 9 6:35 2017 NZST
GPS: 17 44.781S 168 18.736E
Run: 60.3nm (109.1km)
Avg: 4.4knts
24hr: 105.3nm

Port Vila.

S 5kts, 40% CC, Bar. 1010


Thu Jun 8 16:51 2017 NZST
GPS: 17 44.782s 168 73.7e
Run: 17.2nm (31.1km)
Weather: SW 8.0kts, CC 100%, Bar 1009. Water temp. 29C

Port Vila, Vanuatu. On mooring outside Yachting World. All cleared and under internet tree. Thanks to David and Patricia for all their help & humour.


Thu Jun 8 7:37 2017 NZST
GPS: 17 44S 168 58E
Run: 107.7nm (194.9km)
Avg: 4.5knts
24hr: 107.6nm
Weather: calm, 80%cc, 1009

in P Vila


Wed Jun 7 7:36 2017 NZST
Speed:
6.9
knts
GPS: 19 04S 168 07E
Run: 174nm (314.9km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 163.7nm
Weather: E10-15, E1.5m swell, 80%cc

Will keep the pedal down so 11.5 hours to Port Vila. gave us the news of the Americas cup crash and mast loss for NZ against UK in Bermuda. Poo


Tue Jun 6 6:06 2017 NZST
GPS: 21 34.377s 167 52.000e
Weather: E 5kt, CC 15%, Bar. 1012

Baie de Tadine, Mare, Iles Loyaute


Mon Jun 5 19:00 2017 NZST
GPS: 21 34.367s 167 52.007e
Run: 79.6nm (144.1km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 157.9nm
Weather: S 5kts, 50% CC, Bar. 1013

Baie de Tadine, Mare, Iles Loyaute


Mon Jun 5 6:54 2017 NZST
GPS: 22 21.202s 166 57.226e
Run: 7.9nm (14.3km)
Weather: calm, 5% CC, Bar. 1012

Port Boise, about to sail for Mare


Sun Jun 4 8:00 2017 NZST
GPS: 22 21.749s 166 49.826e
Run: 2.4nm (4.3km)
Weather: SW 2kts, CC 50%, Bar. 1013

Baie de Prony


Sat Jun 3 7:09 2017 NZST
GPS: 22 23.774s 166 49.29e
Run: 25.9nm (46.9km)
Weather: S 4kts, 60% CC, 1013

Anse Du Pilote, Canal Woodin.


Fri Jun 2 6:18 2017 NZST
GPS: 22 17.190s 166 26.041e
Weather: SW 15kt, 100% CC, bar. 1014

Baie de L'Orphelinat, Noumea, now cleared out


Thu Jun 1 6:03 2017 NZST
GPS: 22 17.218s 166 26.038e
Run: 8nm (14.5km)
Weather: NE 3kts, CC 50% ? still dark, Bar. 1013

Baie De L'Orphelinat, Noumea. The Australian invasion has arrived in town.


Wed May 31 6:36 2017 NZST
GPS: 22 12.410s 166 20.617e
Run: 0.2nm (0.4km)
Weather: E 5kts, CC 60%, Bar. 1015

Baie Maa, about to move to Noumea to clear out for Anatom


Tue May 30 7:15 2017 NZST
GPS: 22 12.583s 166 20.509e
Run: 16.7nm (30.2km)
Weather: E 2kt, 15% CC, Bar. 1017

Baie Maa


Mon May 29 7:09 2017 NZST
GPS: 22 04.777s 166 07.271e
Run: 1.5nm (2.7km)
Weather: E 2kts, CC 5%, Bar. 1016

Uitoe, Pointe Caouritta


Sun May 28 8:09 2017 NZST
GPS: 22 06.048s 166 07.034e
Run: 10.1nm (18.3km)
Weather: calm, 80% CC, Bar. 1015

Ile Ndukue


Sat May 27 8:09 2017 NZST
GPS: 22 11.640s 166 14.312e
Run: 8.1nm (14.7km)
Avg: 7.7knts
24hr: 185.1nm
Weather: water temp. 27.7C, blue sky, light SE

Ile Ronde, a little piece of paradise (yesterday)


Sat May 27 7:06 2017 NZST
GPS: 22 06.692s 166 08.968e
Run: 9.8nm (17.7km)
Weather: NE 5kts, CC 20%, Bar. 1014

Ile Abu, Baie De Uitoe


Fri May 26 7:12 2017 NZST
GPS: 22 10.479s 166 17.226e
Run: 7.4nm (13.4km)
Weather: NE 7kts, 60% CC recent rain, bar. 1011

Ile T'Ndu


Thu May 25 7:12 2017 NZST
GPS: 22 15.756s 166 13.299e
Run: 0.1nm (0.2km)
Weather: NW 10kt,95% CC, bar. 1010

Ilot Mbe Kouen


Thu May 25 7:00 2017 NZST
GPS: 22 15.718s 166 13.276e
Run: 8.3nm (15km)
Weather: E 3kts, 35% CC, bar. 1008. Water temp. 26.5C

Ilot Mbe Kouen, stunning anchorage.


Wed May 24 7:12 2017 NZST
GPS: 22 12.577s 166 20.280e
Run: 8nm (14.5km)
Weather: E 2kts, 15% CC, bar. 1010

Baie Maa, anchored here last night after a lovely afternoon at Ilot Te Ndu, got a bit rolly as the tide came up.


Tue May 23 7:06 2017 NZST
GPS: 22 16.599S 166 26.399E

Port Moselle, Noumea. Calm, 0% cc, bar. 1011


Fri May 19 15:07 2017 NZST
GPS: 22 16.599S 166 26.399E
Run: 34.8nm (63km)
Avg: 3.5knts
24hr: 83.7nm

Reef entry at Amedee @ 0745. Port Moselle Marina @ 1030.

Great trip.


Fri May 19 5:09 2017 NZST
Speed:
6.3kts
knts
GPS: 22 46.691s 166 28.730e
Run: 169nm (305.9km)
Avg: 7.3knts
24hr: 174.1nm
Weather: 25-30kt ESE, 100% cc, bar 1015. 2.5 -3.0m SE sea

16nm from Amedee entrance, should be in just after daylight


Thu May 18 5:51 2017 NZST
Speed:
6.2 kt
knts
GPS: 25 00.305s 167 35.080e
Run: 173.2nm (313.5km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 171.4nm
Weather: 15kt SE, 10% cc, bar 1018, 2.0m SE swell

sailing downwind trying to encourage more east from wind.


Wed May 17 5:36 2017 NZST
Speed:
7.3kt
knts
GPS: 27 27.334s 168 10.372e
Run: 144.8nm (262.1km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 147.6nm
Weather: 10-12 kt SW, sea slight, 15-20%cc, bar 1015 steady

motorsailed all night to windward in light NW. Now reaching in 10-12kt SW. seas have calmed right down. Life is fantastic.


Tue May 16 6:03 2017 NZST
Speed:
7.5kt
knts
GPS: 28 59.825s 169 46.992e
Run: 183.9nm (332.9km)
Avg: 7.6knts
24hr: 182.8nm
Weather: 20 -30kt NE, 100% cc ?, bar. 1014 dropping (down 5 from 2000 last night)

bumpy night trying to get over top of Norfolk Is before NW arrives.


Mon May 15 5:54 2017 NZST
Speed:
7.5kts
knts
GPS: 31 04.356s 171 42.352e
Run: 168.9nm (305.7km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 168.2nm
Weather: 10-15 ENE, slight sea, bar 1022 dropping (1024, 4hrs ago) 98% cc.

Pleasant motor sailing, sea has settled. Adverse current annoying. Beautiful moon lit night.


Sun May 14 5:48 2017 NZST
Speed:
6.5kts
knts
GPS: 33 18.926s 172 51.137e
Run: 148.4nm (268.6km)
Avg: 7.7knts
24hr: 184.1nm
Weather: S 15, swell SW 2.0m, bar 1022, cc 60%

unsettled sea, great to be back out here. good progress


Sat May 13 10:27 2017 NZST
GPS: 35 10.666S 174 08.624E
Run: 6.7nm (12.1km)

10kt SW, 5% cc, 1014

Cleared customs 0800, exiting BOI.

Stunning day to depart NZ


Mon May 8 15:47 2017 NZST
GPS: 35 16.379S 174 07.471E
Run: 11.3nm (20.5km)

Matauwhi Bay, Russell. Bay of Islands. Waiting patiently.


Sun May 7 15:14 2017 NZST
GPS: 35 11.943S 174 18.159E
Run: 11.7nm (21.2km)

Deep Water Cove, Bay of Islands


Sat May 6 17:34 2017 NZST
GPS: 35 21.734S 174 21.375E
Run: 35nm (63.4km)

E 5kts, 5%cc, 1024. stunning evening.

Teparapara Bay, Whangaruru Harbour


Fri May 5 14:48 2017 NZST
GPS: 35 50.876S 174 31.883E
Run: 43.5nm (78.7km)

15kt SW, 95% cc.

Urquharts Bay. Quick trip from Kawau


Mon May 1 17:46 2017 NZST
GPS: 36 25.562S 174 50.235E
Run: 35.8nm (64.8km)

Out of Gulf Harbour, anchored in School House Bay, Kawau Island. Waiting for TC 99P to decide where it's going.


Fri Feb 3 20:33 2017 NZDT
GPS: 36 51.305s 175 11.886e
Run: 35.3nm (63.9km)

Bryants Bay, Ponui Island. Not nearly as exciting as Chameleon at sea. :position 36 51.305s 175 11.886e


Thu Jan 26 20:54 2017 NZDT
GPS: 36 30.705s 174 43.604e
Run: 47.2nm (85.4km)

Otarawao Bay, Mahurangi Heads :position 36 30.705s 174 43.604e


Tue Jan 24 19:54 2017 NZDT
GPS: 35 50.868s 174 31.791e
Run: 34.1nm (61.7km)

Urquharts Bay, Whangarei Heads :position 35 50.868s 174 31.791e


Sun Jan 22 13:18 2017 NZDT
GPS: 35 22.635s 174 20.690e
Run: 1.4nm (2.5km)

Oakura Bay, Whangaruru Harbour :position 35 22.635s 174 20.690e


Fri Jan 20 13:18 2017 NZDT
GPS: 35 21.522s 174 20.069e
Run: 7.8nm (14.1km)

Patunga Point, Whangaruru Harbour :position 35 21.522s 174 20.069s


Wed Jan 18 15:09 2017 NZDT
GPS: 35 15.035s 174 17.785e
Run: 27.7nm (50.1km)

Whangamumu Harbour 35 15.035s 174 17.785e


Tue Jan 17 20:00 2017 NZDT
GPS: 35 36.000s 174 32.189e
Run: 63.3nm (114.6km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 151.2nm

Pacific Bay, Tutukaka Harbour :position 35 36.000s 174 32.189e


Tue Jan 17 9:57 2017 NZDT
GPS: 36 08.808s 175 26.578e
Run: 6.4nm (11.6km)

Omahungaiti Bay, Great Barrier Island :position 36 08.808s 175 26.578e


Thu Jan 12 19:39 2017 NZDT
GPS: 36 10.896s 175 20.199e
Run: 9.7nm (17.6km)

Stony Bay, Port Fitzroy, Great Barrier Island.

:position 36 10.896s 175 20.199e


Wed Jan 11 16:48 2017 NZDT
GPS: 36 07.239s 175 29.596e
Run: 3.1nm (5.6km)

Raktu Island (Arid Island), The Cove :position 36 07.239s 175 29.596e


Wed Jan 11 9:21 2017 NZDT
GPS: 36 09.869s 175 29.012e
Run: 30.4nm (55km)

Harotaonga Bay, Great Barrier Island (08 01 2017) :position 36 09.869s 175 29.012e


Sat Jan 7 12:45 2017 NZDT
GPS: 36 36.103s 175 32.714e
Run: 4.9nm (8.9km)

Little Bay, Waikawau, Coromandel Peninsula.

Greeted by a smiley seal as we entered Little Bay, soon after anchoring we spotted a pod of Orca working the bay, guess the seal became lunch.

We made the local swimmers aware of the pod, most were in black wet suits.

No casualties, as of yet.


Thu Jan 5 19:39 2017 NZDT
GPS: 36 40.218s 175 34.049e
Run: 13.8nm (25km)

Kennedy Bay, Coromandel Peninsula :position 36 40.218s 175 34.049e


Tue Jan 3 15:57 2017 NZDT
GPS: 36 50.157s 175 42.449e
Run: 8.7nm (15.7km)

Whitianga Marina, Whitianga Harbour :position 36 50.157s 175 42.449e


Mon Jan 2 18:54 2017 NZDT
GPS: 36 44.423s 175 48.572e
Run: 0.9nm (1.6km)

Matapaua Bay, Mercury Bay sition 36 44.423s 175 48.572e


Sun Jan 1 13:06 2017 NZDT
GPS: 36 44.523s 175 49.487e
Run: 7.4nm (13.4km)

Humbug Bay, Mercury Bay tion 36 44.523s 175 49.487e


Sat Dec 31 14:57 2016 NZDT
GPS: 36 38.328s 175 47.510e
Run: 19.7nm (35.7km)
Avg: 394knts
24hr: 9456nm

Momona Bay, Great Mercury Island (31 12 2016)


Sat Dec 31 14:54 2016 NZDT
GPS: 36 31.201s 175 28.114e
Run: 19.7nm (35.7km)
Avg: 394knts
24hr: 9456nm

Port Charles, Coromandel (30 12 2016) After almost two weeks at Barrier catching up with cruising, racing and Wellington friends, time to purge the bodies.


Sat Dec 31 14:51 2016 NZDT
GPS: 36 38.328s 175 47.510e
Run: 19.7nm (35.7km)
Avg: 4.8knts
24hr: 115.3nm

Momona Bay, Great Mercury Island.

:position 36 38.328s 175 47.510e


Sat Dec 31 10:45 2016 NZDT
GPS: 36 31.201s 175 28.114e
Run: 19.1nm (34.6km)

Port Charles, Coromandel Peninsula After almost two weeks at Barrier catching up with cruising, racing and Wellington friends, time to purge the bodies.


Wed Dec 21 18:33 2016 NZDT
GPS: 36 14.970s 175 23.893e
Run: 5.2nm (9.4km)

Whangaparapara Harbour, Great Barrier Island :position 36 14.970s 175 23.893e


Sun Dec 18 20:24 2016 NZDT
GPS: 36 11.779s 175 19.893e
Run: 38.9nm (70.4km)

Smokehouse Bay, Great Barrier Island :position 36 11.779s 175 19.893e


Sat Nov 19 13:21 2016 NZDT
GPS: 36 29.873s 174 44.518e
Run: 33.9nm (61.4km)

Big Bay, outside Mahurangi Harbour


Sun Oct 23 8:45 2016 NZDT
GPS: 36 49.927s 175 11.383e
Run: 3.5nm (6.3km)

Chamberlains Bay, Waiheke Island


Thu Oct 20 16:36 2016 NZDT
GPS: 36 47.288s 175 09.500e
Run: 8nm (14.5km)

Man O' War Bay, Waiheke Island.


Fri Oct 7 19:06 2016 NZDT
GPS: 36 46.796s 175 00.818e
Run: 26.6nm (48.1km)

Oneroa Bay, Waiheke Island, anchored Fast sail to Oneroa Bay, Waiheke Island, 20 - 30kt westerly, sheltered, occasional showers.


Sun Aug 21 16:15 2016 NZST
GPS: 36 25.298s 174 50.277e
Run: 4.4nm (8km)

Kawau Island, Bon Accord Harbour. On mooring at Kawau Yacht Club, very nice evening, rain has stopped.


Fri Aug 19 16:12 2016 NZST
GPS: 36 28.476s 174 47.684e
Run: 36.4nm (65.9km)

Moturekareka Island.

Stunning winter afternoon. Good to be back out, water temp only 13degrees.


Sun Jun 5 16:16 2016 NZST
GPS: 36 40.536s 175 24.003e
Run: 7.3nm (13.2km)

Motuwi Island, Coromandel. Calm and cold, diesel heater working overtime. Stunning QB weekend weather.

:position 36 40.536s 175 24.003e


Fri Jun 3 17:15 2016 NZST
GPS: 36 46.440s 175 26.776e
Run: 41.3nm (74.8km)

Whanganui Island, Coromandel Nice winter cruising, cold but refreshing.


Sat May 7 17:44 2016 NZST
GPS: 36 28.153s 174 48.376e
Run: 3.7nm (6.7km)

Motuketekete Island 36 28.153s 174 48.376e


Fri May 6 18:56 2016 NZST
GPS: 36 25.306s 174 50.260e
Run: 32.4nm (58.6km)

Kawau Island, Bon Accord Harbour, KBC.

Not far enough north, missed "Fusio" :position 36 25.306s 174 50.260e


Sun Apr 24 17:58 2016 NZST
GPS: 36 47.574s 175 11.595e
Run: 10nm (18.1km)

Pakatoa Island 7.574s 175 11.595e


Sun Apr 24 10:01 2016 NZST
GPS: 36 46.734s 175 00.780e
Run: 5.9nm (10.7km)

Oneroa Bay, Waiheke Island.

position 36 46.734s 175 00.780e


Fri Apr 22 18:21 2016 NZST
GPS: 36 42.878s 174 56.545e
Run: 0.7nm (1.3km)

Anchored in Woody Bay, Rakino Island :position 36 42.878s 174 56.545e


Mon Mar 28 8:54 2016 NZDT
GPS: 36 43.145s 174 57.284e
Run: 16.3nm (29.5km)

Maori Garden Bay, Rakino Island Fifteen boats here, peaceful night, recent shower, calm.


Sun Mar 27 8:47 2016 NZDT
GPS: 36 50.640s 175 12.208e
Run: 1nm (1.8km)

Bryants Bay, Poniu Island Another beautiful anchorage, only about 30 other boats to share with.


Sat Mar 26 10:24 2016 NZDT
GPS: 36 49.958s 175 11.543e
Run: 16nm (29km)

Chamberlains Bay, Ponui Island Lovely anchorage, over one hundred boats agree, have caught up with some old friends.


Sat Mar 5 8:37 2016 NZDT
GPS: 36 43.164s 174 56.457e
Run: 18.7nm (33.8km)

anchored in West Bay, Rakino Island light SE, clear sky, sun up. stunning morning.


Sat Feb 20 9:00 2016 NZDT
GPS: 36 28.501s 174 47.699e
Run: 18.8nm (34km)

Moturekareka Island Lovely evening, one other yacht has just arrived to share this perfect anchorage. Now four others, beautiful morning.


Fri Feb 19 19:28 2016 NZDT

Lovely evening, one other yacht has just arrived to share this perfect anchorage.


Sat Feb 13 8:00 2016 NZDT
GPS: 36 43.235s 174 56.435e
Run: 2.9nm (5.2km)

West Bay, Rakino Island. Beautiful morning. Bay chocker.


Fri Jan 29 19:06 2016 NZDT
GPS: 36 45.034s 174 54.260e
Run: 25.8nm (46.7km)

Administration Bay, Motutapu Island. All to ourselves.


Fri Jan 8 17:38 2016 NZDT
GPS: 36 23.375s 174 47.059e
Run: 2.9nm (5.2km)

Prospect Bay, Kawau Bay. rain stopped for now.


Thu Jan 7 20:59 2016 NZDT
GPS: 36 25.124s 174 49.244e
Run: 87.7nm (158.7km)

Bon Accord Harbour, Kawau Island.

Great trip down from Bay of Islands


Sun Jan 3 19:42 2016 NZDT
GPS: 35 16.789s 174 07.896e
Run: 27nm (48.9km)

Pomare Bay, BOI. Pleasant sail down from Whangaroa.


Mon Dec 28 14:30 2015 NZDT
GPS: 35 01.746s 173 45.974e
Run: 40.5nm (73.3km)

Touwai Bay, Whangaroa Harbour, great trip up.


Sat Dec 26 14:44 2015 NZDT
GPS: 35 21.717s 174 21.423e
Run: 19.7nm (35.7km)

Teparapara Bay, Whangaruru Harbour


Wed Dec 23 19:42 2015 NZDT
GPS: 35 36.644s 174 31.755e
Run: 61.8nm (111.9km)

Tutukaka Marine, brief stop over.


Sat Dec 19 21:29 2015 NZDT
GPS: 36 12.308s 175 21.289e
Run: 42.7nm (77.3km)

anchored in Kiwiriki Bay, Great Barrier. Great sail, 20-25kt SW. Nice to be back.


Mon Nov 16 17:08 2015 NZDT
GPS: 36 37.321s 174 47.283e
Run: 14.1nm (25.5km)

Gulf Harbour Marina. The planning starts for the next adventure.


Sun Nov 15 14:15 2015 NZDT
GPS: 36 25.296s 174 50.276e
Run: 42.4nm (76.7km)
Weather: W 10kts, cc 95%

Kawau Island Yacht Club, one last night out


Sat Nov 14 20:19 2015 NZDT
GPS: 35 51.546s 174 32.023e
Run: 44.2nm (80km)
Weather: variable 10kts, cc 50%

anchored in Smugglers Bay, Bream Head.


Thu Nov 12 4:08 2015 NZDT
GPS: 35 18.848s 174 07.360e
Run: 151.6nm (274.4km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 167nm
Weather: W 2kts, dark

Opua, Q dock. Many thanks to David, Patricia and MetBob & of course YIT for a safe, slow uneventful trip.


Wed Nov 11 6:21 2015 NZDT
Speed:
4.6kts
knts
GPS: 33 22.155s 172 53.713e
Run: 157.2nm (284.5km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 155.3nm
Weather: SE 5-7, cc 100%, rain, bar ?

motor / sailing, approaching NZ, 60nm from North Cape. buzzed by RNZAF Orion yesterday afternoon.


Tue Nov 10 6:03 2015 NZDT
Speed:
7.0kts
knts
GPS: 31 36.854s 171 10.748e
Run: 172.1nm (311.5km)
Avg: 7.4knts
24hr: 177.9nm
Weather: NW 17kts, cc 80%, bar ?

approaching NZ, getting colder. nice sailing conditions this morning


Mon Nov 9 6:50 2015 NZDT
Speed:
5.1kts
knts
GPS: 29 57.748s 169 00.528e
Run: 145.5nm (263.4km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 140.7nm
Weather: NW 5kts, cc 90%, bar 1021. long 1.0m E swell

motor! sailing, yesterday was a long day looking at Norfolk Is.


Sun Nov 8 6:01 2015 NZDT
Speed:
5.4kts
knts
GPS: 28 18.829s 167 30.616e
Run: 140.9nm (255km)
Avg: 6knts
24hr: 144.7nm
Weather: NW 3kts, cc 100% (no stars), bar 1022, slight sea

motorsailing, more motor than sail. approaching Norfolk Island


Sat Nov 7 6:39 2015 NZDT
Speed:
6.0kts
knts
GPS: 26 41.202s 166 07.603e
Run: 142nm (257km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 155.8nm
Weather: ENE 10, 20% cc, bar. 1021

motorsailing, 160nm from Norfolk Is., stunning morning


Fri Nov 6 8:46 2015 NZDT
Speed:
6.7
knts
GPS: 24 38S 166 13E
Run: 22.1nm (40km)
Avg: 7.7knts
24hr: 184.1nm
Weather: ese15-18

Fri Nov 6 5:54 2015 NZDT
Speed:
7.0kts
knts
GPS: 24 24.602s 166 28.137e
Run: 134.6nm (243.6km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 151.2nm
Weather: SE 15-20kts, cc 40%, still dark, bar. 1017

very pleasant trip so far, lots of stars, bit chilly now. sea a little confused, SE 0.5


Thu Nov 5 8:32 2015 NZDT
GPS: 22 40S 167 25E
Run: 1.6nm (2.9km)
Weather: 22C, ENE2, 1019

a lovely day to leave Kuto for Marsden Cove


Tue Nov 3 9:10 2015 NZDT
GPS: 22 39.43044s 167 26.37486e
Weather: E5, 1023, 60%cc

were thinking about Th departure - before they heard the wx!


Mon Nov 2 8:37 2015 NZDT
GPS: 22 39.43044s 167 26.37486e
Run: 0.1nm (0.2km)
Weather: E10, 1024, 20%cc

Fri Oct 30 16:26 2015 NZDT
GPS: 22 39.474s 167 26.483e
Run: 41.4nm (74.9km)
Avg: 4.7knts
24hr: 112.3nm
Weather: S 10, cc 50%, bar. 1022

Baie de Kuto, Ile des Pins. Nice trip down, 10-12 S, overcast sky cleared.


Fri Oct 30 7:35 2015 NZDT
Speed:
5.3
knts
GPS: 22 22.960s 166 51.901e
Run: 28.6nm (51.8km)
Weather: S 10kts, cc 70%, bar.1021

leaving Baie de Prony for Ilse de Pins


Mon Oct 26 17:43 2015 NZDT
GPS: 22 16.750s 166 25.916e
Run: 7.6nm (13.8km)
Weather: SE 10kts, 30% cc, bar. 1019

anchored outside Port Mossell Marina, Noumea


Sun Oct 25 19:30 2015 NZDT
GPS: 22 12.317s 166 20.662e
Run: 8.7nm (15.7km)
Avg: 87knts
24hr: 2088nm
Weather: SSE 10-15, cc 100% heavy rain. bar. 1022

Baie Maa, an old favourite, great afternoon out at Ilot Mbe Kouen.


Sun Oct 25 19:24 2015 NZDT
GPS: 22 15.577s 166 13.272e
Run: 12.9nm (23.3km)

Ilot Mbe Kouen, beautiful day anchorage.

:position 22 15.577s 166 13.272e


Sun Oct 25 10:01 2015 NZDT
GPS: 22 06.002s 166 07.035e
Run: 14.4nm (26.1km)
Weather: SW 7kt, cc 90% very low misty cloud, not wet, visability about 500m. bar. 1020

Ile Ndukue, light SW blowing in, may not stay.(1100hrs local)


Fri Oct 23 14:59 2015 NZDT
GPS: 21 57.787s 165 56.810e
Run: 16.1nm (29.1km)

Isle Puen, Point Moziman.

SSE 10-15, cc 15%, bar. 1018 :position 21 57 787s 165 56.810e


Thu Oct 22 20:41 2015 NZDT
GPS: 21 48.905s 165 45.169e
Run: 58.6nm (106.1km)

Ile Lebris, back in the south lagoon (1400hrs local), stunning sunset. great trip down the west coast.

SE 10kts, cc 75% very high, bar. 1018 (1830hrs local) :position 21 48.905s 165 45.169e


Wed Oct 21 15:47 2015 NZDT
GPS: 21 21.049s 164 59.362e
Run: 34.3nm (62.1km)

Ile Grimault, another early start, good trip. Currently SE 12, cc 30%, bar. 1019 :position 21 21.049s 164 59.362e


Tue Oct 20 19:52 2015 NZDT
GPS: 20 57.847s 164 39.399e
Run: 34.1nm (61.7km)
Avg: 3knts
24hr: 73.1nm

Baie Chasseloup, nice trip from Koumac, left 0545 arrived 1200.

Had a fantastic time in Koumac, Nathalie & Sylvain took us to the open day at the Tiebaghi mine on Sunday and caving on Monday, very exciting. Many thanks.

current (1700) SSE 20kts, cc 90% , bar. 1018


Tue Oct 20 8:40 2015 NZDT
GPS: 20 39S 164 15E
Run: 5.1nm (9.2km)
Weather: Se10, 1020

left Koumac for Chasseloup


Sat Oct 17 9:38 2015 NZDT
GPS: 20 34.824s 164 16.448e

Koumac, waiting. weather; calm, 100% cc, fine, bar. 1020


Wed Oct 14 18:54 2015 NZDT
GPS: 20 34.825s 164 16.448e
Run: 0.3nm (0.5km)
Weather: S 10kts, 100% cc, rain, bar. 1016

Koumac Marina.


Tue Oct 13 19:34 2015 NZDT
GPS: 20 34.567s 164 16.482e
Run: 21.9nm (39.6km)
Weather: S 15-20kts, cc 50%, bar. 1014

Pointe Pandop, Anse de Koumac. early start to beat the trades, nice to return. Back in company of our new German friends on Ui.


Tue Oct 13 9:45 2015 NZDT
GPS: 20 18.986s 164 04.790e
Run: 7nm (12.7km)
Weather: SE 15-20, cc 50%, bar. 1016 (1826hrs local, 12/10/15)

Ile Tanle, Baie de Tanle, bit breezy, makes Poum look very good


Sat Oct 10 9:57 2015 NZDT
GPS: 20 13.608s 164 01.729e

Poum, NW New Cal.

SE10kts, cc 20%, bar. 1018 @ 0730 local, temp 23c.

We are enjoying being back at Poum, apart from being very sheltered it is also very beautiful. And listening to GH Radio, I think we're very sheltered. Last year we visited and decided the local attitude was very bad, as was the state of the town, tagging, all street lights broken, trash everywhere and the PO had been set alight. This year there is a new supermache / hardware / petrol / diesel station which has been completed and close to the wharf,is staffed by very helpful, friendly locals. There appears to be pride in the town now which is tidy and free of rubbish. We plan to stay here for a few days.


Thu Oct 8 16:03 2015 NZDT
GPS: 20 13.593s 164 01.748e
Run: 17.8nm (32.2km)
Weather: S-SSE 5-10 kts, cc 75%, bar. 1017

Poum, very nice to be back in the pretty town, Good trip from Baie de Pam (50nm) ESE 15-20kt, turned S 10kt as we approached Poum.


Thu Oct 8 7:35 2015 NZDT
GPS: 20 14.130s 164 18.236e
Weather: SSE 10kts, cc 20% (recent rain), bar. 1018

Baie de Pam


Wed Oct 7 15:58 2015 NZDT
GPS: 20 14.134s 164 18.236e
Run: 52nm (94.1km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 152.2nm
Weather: E 10kt (25 outside), cc 15%, bar. 1018

Baie de Pam (Phwa Jiahot Paam) Good fast sail, 20-25kt ESE, maybe around to Poume tomorrow.


Wed Oct 7 7:46 2015 NZDT
GPS: 20 40.834s 164 57.137e

Hienghene ESE 5kts, cc 90%, bar. 1019


Tue Oct 6 16:37 2015 NZDT
GPS: 20 40.845s 164 57.138e
Run: 19.2nm (34.8km)
Weather: NE - SE 15-20kts, 15% cc, bar. 1018

Hiengene, a breezy trip.


Fri Oct 2 8:03 2015 NZDT
GPS: 20 46.562s 165 13.857e
Run: 59nm (106.8km)
Weather: SE 5kts, cc 10%, bar. 1023

Touho, Baie de Touho, very pretty town, sheltered anchorage.


Thu Oct 1 7:41 2015 NZDT
GPS: 21 22.666s 165 52.736e
Weather: 5-10kts S-SE, cc 0%, bar. 1019

Baie Laugier, a very nice anchorage, visited Aoumou yesterday.


Wed Sep 30 8:10 2015 NZDT
GPS: 21 22.683s 165 52.699e
Run: 9nm (16.3km)
Weather: calm, cc 10%, bar. 1018

Baie Laugier, half along the east coast of Nouvelle Caledonie


Tue Sep 29 8:05 2015 NZDT
GPS: 21 27.946s 165 58.854e
Run: 32.3nm (58.5km)
Weather: calm, 20% cc, bar. 1017

Baie de Canala, Anse Fanny, Port Mackau


Mon Sep 28 8:07 2015 NZDT
GPS: 21 41.316s 166 25.370e
Run: 23.5nm (42.5km)
Weather: SE 5kts, cc 15%, bar. 1015

Anse Toupeti, Ile Toupeti, another beautiful, safe bay.


Sun Sep 27 11:15 2015 NZDT
GPS: 21 56.463s 166 40.129e
Run: 33nm (59.7km)

Baie De Kouakoue, picture perfect anchorage, very sheltered.


Fri Sep 25 17:40 2015 NZST
GPS: 22 23.792s 166 49.319e
Run: 22.8nm (41.3km)

anchored in Anse Du Pilote, Canal Woodin.

Left Noumea at midday, on our way to east coast of New Cal.

Great stop over in Noumea, caught up with many friends


Mon Sep 21 22:22 2015 NZST
No position sent.

Port Moselle, Noumea. cleared in. nice to be back


Sun Sep 20 15:34 2015 NZST
GPS: 22 18.778s 166 28.648e
Run: 23.5nm (42.5km)

Ile Uere. Great catch up with Aradonna last night and tonight.

Noumea to clear in the morning.


Fri Sep 18 14:17 2015 NZST
GPS: 22 21.408s 166 50.501e
Run: 39.4nm (71.3km)
Avg: 5.3knts
24hr: 128.1nm

Arrived at Ile Casy, Bae deProny 1115 NZST, great trip, tx to Gulf Harbour Radio and MetBob. Nice to be back.


Fri Sep 18 6:54 2015 NZST
Speed:
7.0kts
knts
GPS: 22 09.100s 167 24.960e
Run: 202.1nm (365.8km)
Avg: 8knts
24hr: 192.1nm
Weather: NE 10, cc 30%, bar. 1013

16nm from Havannah Pass, lovely morning, motorsailing.


Thu Sep 17 5:39 2015 NZST
Speed:
5.6kt
knts
GPS: 20 33.139s 170 02.671e
Run: 177.6nm (321.5km)
Avg: 7.7knts
24hr: 184.7nm
Weather: NE 10-12, cc 20%?, Bar. 1015

passing Anatom, motorsailing.


Wed Sep 16 6:34 2015 NZST
Speed:
7.1kt
knts
GPS: 19 16.039s 172 24.669e
Run: 207.6nm (375.8km)
Avg: 8.3knts
24hr: 199.2nm
Weather: E-ESE 15-20 kts, cc 50%, bar. 1015. 1-2m sea.

another good night, one tuck & stays'l. a bright planet? in the sky behind us this morning, not very high.


Tue Sep 15 5:33 2015 NZST
Speed:
7.0kt
knts
GPS: 18 27.711s 175 28.170e
Weather: 15 - 25kt SE - ESE, occasional rain, lightnin on horizon, 50%cc (maybe), bar. 1011 -

good nights sail on the way to Noumea, two tucks, stays'l


Tue Sep 15 5:26 2015 NZST
Speed:
7.0kt
knts
GPS: 18 27.711s 175 28.170e
Run: 137.2nm (248.3km)
Avg: 7.3knts
24hr: 175.8nm
Weather: 15 - 25kt SE - ESE, occasional rain, lightnin on horizon, 50%cc (maybe), bar. 1011

good nights sail on the way to Noumea, two tucks, stays'l


Mon Sep 14 10:42 2015 NZST
Speed:
5.3
knts
GPS: 17 38.499s 177 22.292e
Run: 1.5nm (2.7km)

cleared from Lautoka, on our way to New Caledonia


Sun Sep 13 13:27 2015 NZST
GPS: 17 38.421s 177 23.682e
Run: 9nm (16.3km)
Weather: WSW 10kt, 30% cc, bar. 1012

Saweni Bay, beautiful afternoon.


Fri Sep 11 8:03 2015 NZST
GPS: 17 46.238s 177 22.969e
Run: 15.6nm (28.2km)

Denerau, preparing to depart for New Caledonia on Monday


Mon Sep 7 18:39 2015 NZST
GPS: 17 44.309s 177 08.871e
Run: 11.5nm (20.8km)
Weather: SE 15kt, 75% cc, rain has stopped. bar. 1013

anchored off Likuliku Resort, Malolo Island, Fiji.


Fri Sep 4 17:47 2015 NZST
GPS: 17 36.444s 177 02.381e
Run: 1.1nm (2km)

Monuriki Island, Mamanuca Islands, stunning beach, snorkling and scenery.


Fri Sep 4 13:34 2015 NZST
GPS: 17 35.620s 177 02.830e
Run: 12nm (21.7km)
Weather: SE 5kts, 0% cc, bar. 1012

Monu Island, Mamanuca Islands, stunning day anchorage


Fri Sep 4 7:56 2015 NZST
GPS: 17 44.356s 177 08.857e
Run: 1.1nm (2km)
Weather: 85%cc, high cloud, S-SE 0-5kts, Bar. 1015

Liku Liku Resort, Malolo Island


Thu Sep 3 15:57 2015 NZST
GPS: 17 43.951s 177 09.765e
Run: 1.4nm (2.5km)

Malolo Island, near the village Yaro, sheltered from brisk southerly.


Mon Aug 31 8:52 2015 NZST
GPS: 17 45.039s 177 09.170e
Run: 15.2nm (27.5km)
Weather: SE 5kts, 15% cc, bar. 1015

Tropocana, Malolo Island.


Sun Aug 30 7:41 2015 NZST
GPS: 17 46.238s 177 22.965e
Run: 8.9nm (16.1km)

Denerau, Fiji. Mike and Dani on their way back to NZ. Distracted moving on for more adventures.


Thu Aug 27 14:17 2015 NZST
GPS: 17 38.543s 177 23.683e
Run: 26.3nm (47.6km)
Avg: 3.7knts
24hr: 87.9nm
Weather: 20%cc NW 5knots. Sunny :D

Saweni Bay after a nice sail from Navandra bay. Gorgeous day for the move. Just about to have a nice pizza for lunch and jump in for a swim!


Thu Aug 27 7:06 2015 NZST
GPS: 17 27.545s 177 02.708e
Run: 41.5nm (75.1km)
Weather: SE 10kts, cc 5% , bar. 1014

Navandra, very pleasant night, not the usual roll, a little breezy from the SW for a while last night.


Sun Aug 23 14:03 2015 NZST
GPS: 16 56.569s 177 21.948e
Run: 12.4nm (22.4km)
Weather: S 5kts, 100%cc, light rain, bar. 1011

Nanuya-Sewa, Blue Lagoon, a lot of neighbours.


Sat Aug 22 20:45 2015 NZST
GPS: 17 05.755s 177 16.064e
Run: 1.1nm (2km)
Weather: 5knts variable, 45%CC 1014baro

Moved from Vunayawa Bay to near vomo reef to get out of the roll. Went for a walk to east side of the island and saw a lovely old couple and gave them a gift of chocolate (whittaker's of course!) and tinned corned beef.


Fri Aug 21 15:19 2015 NZST
GPS: 17 04.989s 177 16.606e
Run: 1.3nm (2.4km)
Weather: ESE 10kt, 20% cc, bar 1012

Vunayawa Bay, Naviti.

Sevusevu complete at Somosomo Village


Fri Aug 21 12:06 2015 NZST
GPS: 17 05.811s 177 15.856e
Run: 5.9nm (10.7km)
Weather: Calm, high cloud cover, 1014 bar

Snorkelling with these guys (see photos) this morning in Manta Pass, now at Somosomo Bay, Naviti. time for Sevusevu.


Large pregnant female manta
Large pregnant female manta
Fri Aug 21 8:59 2015 NZST
GPS: 17 09.538s 177 12.172e
Run: 15.1nm (27.3km)
Weather: NE - E 5kts, cc 25%, bar. 1013

Cuvu Bay, Naviti, Yasawas.


Wed Aug 19 17:34 2015 NZST
GPS: 17 21.980s 177 07.915e
Run: 21.6nm (39.1km)
Weather: NE 5kt, 10% cc, bar. 1013, 29c, water temp 28c

NW Kuata, Waya, nice trip up from Mana.


Tue Aug 18 10:44 2015 NZST
GPS: 17 40.687s 177 06.357e
Run: 5nm (9.1km)

Mana Island, Fiji


Sun Aug 16 16:29 2015 NZST
GPS: 17 44.296s 177 08.823e
Run: 3.3nm (6km)
Weather: S 5kt, cc 100%, bar. 1009

Likiliki


Sun Aug 16 8:34 2015 NZST
GPS: 17 46.378s 177 10.945e
Run: 2.4nm (4.3km)
Weather: S 5-10, 100% cc, rain. bar. 1012

Musket Cove for AB game and two birthdays


Sat Aug 15 12:18 2015 NZST
GPS: 17 45.037s 177 09.213e
Run: 15.1nm (27.3km)
Weather: 60% cc, 5kt W, Bar.1012, 28c.

back in Paradise


Fri Aug 14 6:30 2015 NZST
GPS: 17 46.278s 177 22.908e
Run: 9.1nm (16.5km)
Weather: calm, 75% cc, bar. 1013

Denerau Marina, picking up VIPs'


Mon Aug 10 18:15 2015 NZST
GPS: 17 38.454s 177 23.674e
Run: 59nm (106.8km)
Weather: 20kt S, 30% cc. bar. 1009

long day from Nana I Ra to Saweni Bay, mix of conditions from 20kt S to nil to 25kt S. Saweni flat water but breezy. Plenty of sun all day, no rain.


Sun Aug 9 16:47 2015 NZST
GPS: 17 18.235s 178 12.99e
Run: 44nm (79.6km)
Weather: calm, 95% cloud cover, bar. 1006

Nana I Ra, wet trip with very little visability at times, spotted two whales, nice calm reef entry with good sun


Sat Aug 8 14:32 2015 NZST
GPS: 16 58.147s 178 46.935e
Run: 38.7nm (70km)
Weather: 5.0kt S, 100% cc, low visability. Bar. 1005

Nadi Bay,Nasavu, Fiji. Pleasant but wet run from Savusavu.


Fri Jul 31 7:02 2015 NZST
GPS: 16 46.686s 179 19.978e
Weather: 90% cc, 5kt ESE.(very local), bar. 1010

Savusavu, Fiji. Copra Shed Marina. No (good) HF service.

Have a great holiday David & Patrica, hope the flight doesn't last too long.


Mon Jul 20 15:36 2015 NZST
GPS: 16 46.684s 179 19.980e
Run: 147.1nm (266.3km)
Avg: 4.5knts
24hr: 108.7nm
Weather: S 6kts, cc 20%, bar. 1013

Arrived in Savusavu this morning, great trip


Sun Jul 19 7:08 2015 NZST
Speed:
8.0kts
knts
GPS: 16 34.844s 178 27.314w
Run: 167.5nm (303.2km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 165.1nm
Weather: 15-20 kt E, cc 25%, 1.2m E sea, bar. 1013

approaching Eastern Explorer Group, Fiji. Nice sailing conditions.


Sat Jul 18 6:47 2015 NZST
Speed:
7.5kt
knts
GPS: 16 14.8s 175 57.2w
Run: 146.6nm (265.3km)
Avg: 6knts
24hr: 144.8nm
Weather: E 15-20kt, CC 10 %, 1.5m ESE sea, Bar. 1014

on passage from Nuiatoputapu to Savusavu ETA Monday AM.


Fri Jul 17 6:29 2015 NZST
GPS: 15 56.447s 173 46.172w
Weather: ESE 10 - 15kts, CC 70%, bar. 1014

Niuatoputapu, departing 1200 for Savusavu


Thu Jul 16 6:42 2015 NZST
GPS: 15 56.442s 173 46.169w
Weather: ESE 15-20, CC 50% (100% to North or our position), Bar. 1013

Niuatoputapu, Tonga.


Wed Jul 15 6:42 2015 NZST
GPS: 15 56.437s 173 46.165w
Weather: SE 10-15, CC 50%, bar. 1013

Niuatoputapu, Tonga. Beautiful Island, recovered well from 2009 Tsunami.


Tue Jul 14 7:52 2015 NZST
No position sent.

leaving Friday from Nuituputapu to Savusavu, eta Monday


Tue Jul 14 6:39 2015 NZST
GPS: 15 56.440s 173 46.166w
Run: 6.2nm (11.2km)
Weather: SE 15-25kts, cc 90% currently showers, rain has been heavy. Bar. 1013.

Niuatoputapu Harbour, Niuatoputapu, Tonga. Flat water, good holding. Wind generator working well.


Mon Jul 13 7:40 2015 NZST
Speed:
6.5kt
knts
GPS: 16 00.804s 173 42.830w
Run: 186.8nm (338.1km)
Avg: 7.2knts
24hr: 173.7nm
Weather: SE 20-25, 90% cc, rain all night. bar. 1014

approaching Niuatoputapu,6nm out, Tonga.


Sun Jul 12 5:51 2015 NZST
GPS: 18 41.992s 174 01.852w
Run: 4.1nm (7.4km)
Weather: SE 5-10kts, 90% cc, bar. 1015

Port Maurelle, Vavau


Sat Jul 11 6:33 2015 NZST
GPS: 18 39.774s 173 58.933w
Run: 2.6nm (4.7km)
Weather: SSW-S 10-15kts , cc 100% rain all night, bar. 1014

Nieafu, Vavau


Thu Jul 9 6:31 2015 NZST
GPS: 18 41.848s 173 59.908w
Run: 4.5nm (8.1km)
Weather: calm, 10% cc burning off, bar. 1012

Malafakalave, Vavau. great weather yesterday but NE prevented stopping at southern islands.


Tue Jul 7 6:23 2015 NZST
GPS: 18 42.047s 173 55.812w
Run: 2.1nm (3.8km)
Weather: 6kt ESE, 40% cc (already burning off), bar. 1013.

Kenutu Isalnd, Vavau. absolutely beautiful. the Pacific breaks against the island in an amazing display. Great to watch from top of island, someone has built a platform up there.


Mon Jul 6 6:29 2015 NZST
GPS: 18 41.234s 173 57.567w
Run: 2.2nm (4km)
Weather: 5kt ESE, 60% cc, bar. 1013

Mafana Island, Vavau


Sat Jul 4 6:31 2015 NZST
GPS: 18 39.785s 173 58.939w
Run: 4.1nm (7.4km)
Weather: E 5-10kts, 75% cc, bar. 1013

Neiafu, Vava'u. GO THE HURRICAINES. watching TV at Mangos tonight.


Fri Jul 3 6:24 2015 NZST
GPS: 18 41.996s 174 01.885w
Run: 4.7nm (8.5km)
Weather: E 10-20kts , cc 30%, bar. 1012

Port Maurelle, Vavau. Stunning weather yesterday. Full moon and Venus & Jupiter made for a spectacular night.


Wed Jul 1 9:39 2015 NZST
GPS: 18 44.954s 174 04.896w
Run: 6.5nm (11.8km)
Weather: ESE 10, 15% cc, bar. 1016

Avaldu Island, Vavau, beautiful anchorage, amazing colours, white beach.


Wed Jul 1 6:35 2015 NZST
GPS: 18 41.861s 173 59.920w
Weather: 0-5kt variable, 5% cc, bar. 1015

Malafakalava, Vavau. Very sheltered, stunning anchorage, lots of bird life & batts (no bugs)


Mon Jun 29 6:35 2015 NZST
GPS: 18 41.854s 173 59.921w
Run: 1.1nm (2km)
Weather: SE 5kt, 70% cc, bar. 1016

Malafakalava, Vavau, stunning anchorage, very sheltered


Fri Jun 26 6:55 2015 NZST
GPS: 18 42.570s 173 59.199w
Weather: 5-10kt SE (has been much breezer during night) 75% cc, bar.1014

Afo, Vavau


Wed Jun 24 6:29 2015 NZST
GPS: 18 42.584s 173 59.193w
Run: 3.2nm (5.8km)
Weather: W-SW 5kt, 100% cc, heavy rain. bar. 1007

Afo (11), Vavau


Sat Jun 20 6:29 2015 NZST
GPS: 18 39.783s 173 58.941w
Run: 8.8nm (15.9km)
Weather: S 5-10, 95% cc, bar. 1015

Neiafu, Vavau. on a mooring for a few days


Fri Jun 19 6:24 2015 NZST
GPS: 18 43.345s 174 06.080w
Weather: SE 15-20 kts (higher recently), 70% cc, bar. 1014

Vakaeitu Island (16) Vavau, no whales in here yet, saw one whale on arrival Tuesday.


Thu Jun 18 6:35 2015 NZST
GPS: 18 43.340s 174 06.078w
Weather: SE 15-25, 50% cc, bar.1012

Vakaeitu Island, no.16, Vavaua, breezy night


Wed Jun 17 6:25 2015 NZST
GPS: 18 43.352s 174 06.086w
Run: 62nm (112.2km)
Avg: 2.6knts
24hr: 61.7nm
Weather: SE 5kts, 50% cc, bar. 1010

Vakaeitu Islaand, Vavau. Good trip up yesterday


Tue Jun 16 6:19 2015 NZST
Speed:
7.5kts
knts
GPS: 19 35.790s 174 18.930w
Run: 5.4nm (9.8km)
Weather: 15-20kt ESE, 50% cc, bar 1011

sailing to Vavau, nice night at Haano Is.


Mon Jun 15 17:28 2015 NZST
GPS: 19 40.297s 174 17.474w
Run: 14.9nm (27km)
Weather: ESE 12, 50%cc, bar. 1012

Haano Island, Setila. more Ha'apai beauty.


Mon Jun 15 6:21 2015 NZST
GPS: 19 51.088s 174 25.076w
Weather: E 5kts, 80% cc. bar. 1012

Uoleva Island, Ha'apais'. Rolly night, rain yesterday afternoon and early evening


Sat Jun 13 6:19 2015 NZST
GPS: 19 51.089s 174 25.078w
Weather: E-ENE 5-10kts, 100% cc, drizzle, bar. 1012

Uoleva Island, now five yachts here.


Fri Jun 12 6:26 2015 NZST
GPS: 19 51.073s 174 25.078w
Weather: E 15-25, 40% cc, bar. 1015

Uoleva Island, interesting Whale Watch / Eco tourism locla buisness's, including Yacht Club bar.


Thu Jun 11 6:27 2015 NZST
GPS: 19 51.075s 174 25.077w
Weather: ESE 10-20, cc 60% recent rain. bar. 1014

Uoleva Island, now four yachts here, small community growing


Wed Jun 10 6:26 2015 NZST
GPS: 19 51.067s 174 25.071w
Run: 38.7nm (70km)
Weather: SE 15, 50% cc, low & very high cloud. bar.1014

Uoleva Island, Ha'apai Group, beautiful sandy beach.


Tue Jun 9 6:19 2015 NZST
GPS: 20 16.594s 174 48.274w
Run: 23.9nm (43.3km)
Weather: SW5-10, cc 70%, bar. 1012

Nomuka Ika, squall last night, filled forward tank. Congrats to Carl & Heather


Mon Jun 8 6:33 2015 NZST
GPS: 19 56.451s 174 42.924w
Weather: NE 15, cc 50%, bar. 1013

anchored at Haafeva Is, a bit bouncy this morning.


Sat Jun 6 17:30 2015 NZST
GPS: 19 56.436s 174 42.926w
Run: 6nm (10.9km)
Weather: ESE 10kts, 50% cc, bar. 1015. water temp 27.5C

Haafeva Is., Ha'apai's. Another stunning Tonga anchorage, we love this place.


Sat Jun 6 6:22 2015 NZST
GPS: 20 01.330s 174 41.140w
Run: 2.4nm (4.3km)
Weather: ESE 10kts, 40% cc, bar. 1015

O'ua Is., Ha'apais'.


Fri Jun 5 6:26 2015 NZST
GPS: 20 02.888s 174 42.584w
Run: 16.9nm (30.6km)
Weather: NNE 2, cc 15%, Bar. 1014,

Beabea Is, stunning anchorage. no internet tree.Paradise. Bindy and I have now both read Anna Kirtlan's book "Which Way Is Starboard Again" a fantastic read. Well done Anna.


Thu Jun 4 6:30 2015 NZST
GPS: 20 16.549s 174 48.332w
Weather: NE 2-3kts, cc 20%, bar. 1013, water temp 27c

Nomuka Ika, another magic day and night


Wed Jun 3 6:38 2015 NZST
GPS: 20 16.542s 174 48.346w
Weather: SE 3-5kts, 50% cc, bar 1014

Nomuka Ika,stunning sunrise, amazing moon last night


Tue Jun 2 6:46 2015 NZST
GPS: 20 16.528s 174 48.333w
Run: 16.2nm (29.3km)
Weather: 5-10kt SSE, 25% cc, bar. 1013

Nomuka Ika, beautiful anchorage, peaceful night.


Mon Jun 1 6:43 2015 NZST
GPS: 20 30.109s 174 44.412w
Run: 51nm (92.3km)
Weather: S 5-10, 50% cc, bar. 1012

Kelefesia Is. fast rip from Nuku'alofa yesterday, very small anchorage here, very rolly night.


Sat May 30 6:40 2015 NZST
GPS: 21 07.554s 175 09.737w
Weather: E 0-5kts, 100% cc, rain, bar 1014

Pangaimotu, Nuku'alofa. torrential rain during the night, lightening and wind from all directions about 15-20kts.

Hopefully off tomorrow if visability is ok.


Fri May 29 6:41 2015 NZST
GPS: 21 07.540s 175 09.746w
Weather: 95% cc, recent rain. 15-20kt SE. bar. 1016

Pangaimotu, Nuku'alofa. rain most yesterday and last night.

seven other yachts anchored here. cruise ship in yesterday


Thu May 28 6:29 2015 NZST
GPS: 21 07.537s 175 09.746w
Run: 1.8nm (3.3km)
Weather: SE 10-15, cc 90%, recent rain. bar 1016

visa extension granted


Wed May 27 6:41 2015 NZST
GPS: 21 07.024s 175 11.290w
Run: 1.8nm (3.3km)
Weather: SE 15kt, 100% cc, high. Bar 1016

still anchored at Pangaimoto, Nuku'alofa. Visa extension today maybe.


Mon May 25 6:40 2015 NZST
GPS: 21 07.552s 175 09.700w
Weather: rain, SW 10, bar.1015

still anchored at Big Mommas' Yacht Club


Fri May 22 6:47 2015 NZST
GPS: 21 07.527s 175 09.725w
Weather: 25% cc, mid hieght. S 7.0kt, bar 1016. water 25c

waiting for visa extensions, could be worse places to wait.