Sun Jul 1 9:41 2018 NZST
Run: 42.9nm (77.6km)
36 25.517S 174 50.277E
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
Run: 2.6nm (4.7km)
36 49.313S 175 26.027E
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
Run: 1nm (1.8km)
36 47.258S 175 27.148E
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
Run: 153nm (276.9km)
36 46.458S 175 26.818E
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
Run: 0.5nm (0.9km)
35 01.726S 173 45.885E
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.

Hi there, We are hoping to head to New Caledonia next year. I was wondering whether if you would be willing to catch up and share some of your experiences and expertise with us? Cheers Jan
Tue Dec 19 19:43 2017 NZDT
Run: 124.6nm (225.5km)
35 01.472S 173 45.502E
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
Run: 13.5nm (24.4km)
36 37.325S 174 47.283E
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.

Hi guys Welcome home look forward to catching up
Tue Nov 7 6:08 2017 NZDT
Run: 58.3nm (105.5km)
36 25.710S 174 49.111E
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
Run: 38.4nm (69.5km)
35 36.966S 174 32.115E
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
Run: 11.3nm (20.5km)
Avg: 14.9knts
24hr: 358nm
35 9.19968s 174 9.43404e

Tied up and cleared. opua.

Fri Nov 3 17:48 2017 NZDT
Run: 87.8nm (158.9km)
Avg: 8.7knts
24hr: 209.7nm
35 18.871s 174 07.295e
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
Run: 157.3nm (284.7km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 158nm
34 11s 173 25e
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.

A very fast journey Distracted- hope the weekend forecast is wrong - get those woollies out, talk soon!
Thu Nov 2 7:51 2017 NZDT
Run: 160.9nm (291.2km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 160.9nm
32 16.251s 171 56.432e
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
Run: 137nm (248km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 138.7nm
30 16.121s 170 33.036e
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
Run: 59.9nm (108.4km)
28 20.016s 170 03.325e
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
2.6 kts
Run: 79.8nm (144.4km)
Avg: 3.5knts
24hr: 83.3nm
27 29.219s 170 15.975e
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
5.4 kts
Run: 158nm (286km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 151.1nm
26 50.969s 169 11.056e
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
Run: 101.7nm (184.1km)
Avg: 7.5knts
24hr: 179.9nm
25 04.026s 167 35.502e
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
Run: 65nm (117.7km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 151.7nm
23 36S 167 28E
Weather: E10-12, 1016, 25%cc

all is well. A good start.

Fri Oct 27 7:45 2017 NZDT
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
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
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
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
Run: 43.6nm (78.9km)
22 39.559s 167 26.452e
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
Run: 26.4nm (47.8km)
22 21.417S 166 50.503E
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Run: 13.9nm (25.2km)
22 16.665s 166 26.234e
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
Run: 28nm (50.7km)
22 28.600s 166 27.852e
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
Run: 39.7nm (71.9km)
22 23.223s 166 53.490e
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
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.

Hi there, we arrived in Kuto but you must have flown the coop this morning! That's great about the Dugong, we had just a glimpse or three back in July here. Hope to see you yet!
Mon Oct 9 8:24 2017 NZDT
Run: 1640.1nm (2968.6km)
Avg: 34.7knts
24hr: 833.9nm
22 39.451s 167 26.461e
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
Run: 1706nm (3087.9km)
Avg: 66.8knts
24hr: 1603.5nm
22 21.411s 166 50.514s
Weather: S 2kts, CC 50%, Bar. 1022 ,Water temp. 24.4C

Ile Casy

Fri Oct 6 7:39 2017 NZDT
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
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
22 16.617s 166 26.396e
Weather: 20Se

came back yesterday in 35kts to collect guests.

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

Port Moselle, marina

Tue Oct 3 7:54 2017 NZDT
Run: 24.2nm (43.8km)
22 21.392S 166 50.514E
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.

What a show! Did you only see the one whale? What depth was it in? Possible that it was trying to shed itself of parasites but I much prefer your scenarios! I'll ask a couple of marine mammal biologist buds for their thoughts. Beyond jealousy that is.
Mon Oct 2 7:54 2017 NZDT
Run: 0.9nm (1.6km)
22 42.333s 166 48.608e
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
Run: 4.8nm (8.7km)
22 42.473s 166 47.782e
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
Run: 1675.5nm (3032.7km)
Avg: 69knts
24hr: 1654.8nm
22 46.639s 166 47.896e
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
Run: 1674.5nm (3030.8km)
Avg: 70.4knts
24hr: 1688.6nm
22 22.953s 166 54.914s
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
Run: 3.8nm (6.9km)
22 18.147s 166 51.379e
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
Run: 8.1nm (14.7km)
22 21.389s 166 50.508e
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
Run: 6.8nm (12.3km)
22 27.470s 166 46.628e
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
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
Run: 29.2nm (52.9km)
22 33.261s 166 47.764e
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
Run: 9.7nm (17.6km)
22 20.025s 166 24.369e
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
Run: 0.1nm (0.2km)
22 12.331s 166 20.722e
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
Run: 0.2nm (0.4km)
22 12.287s 166 20.726e
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
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
Run: 7.9nm (14.3km)
22 12.392s 166 20.596e
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
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
Run: 31.2nm (56.5km)
22 16.623s 166 26.405e
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
Run: 0.6nm (1.1km)
22 22.916s 166 54.882e
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
Run: 3.8nm (6.9km)
22 23.097s 166 54.339e
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
Run: 60.8nm (110km)
Avg: 18.8knts
24hr: 451.3nm
22 21.173s 166 57.259e
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
Run: 158.5nm (286.9km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 155.2nm
23 13S 167 08E

waiting outside Havannah pass GrandeTerre.

Fri Sep 8 7:03 2017 NZST
Run: 87.5nm (158.4km)
Avg: 3.6knts
24hr: 86.8nm
20 55.469s 167 05.006e
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
Run: 146.2nm (264.6km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 146.7nm
19 44.679s 167 34.487e
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
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
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
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
Run: 13.6nm (24.6km)
17 44.825S 168 18.643E
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
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
Run: 3.8nm (6.9km)
17 33.127S 168 16.779E
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
Run: 7.4nm (13.4km)
17 32.792S 168 20.213E
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
Run: 1nm (1.8km)
17 36.317S 168 14.565E
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
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
Run: 3.9nm (7.1km)
17 35.422S 168 14.536E
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.

Nice! Vanuatu really is turning it on for you with the megafauna this year.
Sun Aug 27 10:36 2017 NZST
Run: 3.9nm (7.1km)
17 32.959S 168 16.960E
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
Run: 11.7nm (21.2km)
17 35.411s 168 14.541e
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
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
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
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
Run: 12.8nm (23.2km)
17 44.825 S 168 18.642E
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
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
Run: 57nm (103.2km)
17 35.136S 168 12.931E
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
Run: 3.2nm (5.8km)
16 46S 168 07E
Weather: 100%cc, E5

on passage Epi to Havannah harbour

Sat Aug 19 6:06 2017 NZST
Run: 9.2nm (16.7km)
16 43.651s 168 08.627e
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
Run: 26.8nm (48.5km)
Avg: 4.3knts
24hr: 102.9nm
16 35.758s 168 09.652e
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.

Love it, well I'm going home this afternoon to mow the lawns before it rains again
Fri Aug 18 5:21 2017 NZST
Run: 0.5nm (0.9km)
16 25.577s 167 47.842e
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
Run: 3.2nm (5.8km)
16 25.800s 167 47.414e
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
Run: 5.4nm (9.8km)
16 28.160s 167 48.998e
Weather: SSE 10-15kts, 60% CC, Bar. 1016

Gaspard Bay, Maskelyne Islands, Malakula.

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

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

Happy birthday Gavin, thinking about you enjoying the lovely warmth on tropical islands. What better place to be for your birthday. All the best, Jan & Peter :)

Happy Birthday Michael. Thinking of you today. Enjoy your day in paradise celebrating with good friends. Love from us all xxx
Mon Aug 14 6:27 2017 NZST
Run: 7.6nm (13.8km)
16 34.682s 167 29.514e
Weather: SE 10kts, 100% CC rain, Bar. 1016

Caroline Bay, Malakula

Sat Aug 12 6:45 2017 NZST
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
Run: 14.5nm (26.2km)
16 28.713s 167 26.499e
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.

My heart bleeds for you will swop mozzies for freezing rain anyday
Thu Aug 10 6:48 2017 NZST
Run: 24nm (43.4km)
16 16.469s 167 23.498e
Weather: SE 1 kt, 75% broken CC, Bar. 1017

Tisvel Bay, Malakula

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

Malua Bay, Malakula, Vanauatu

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

Aore, Luganville, Santo.

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

Aore, Luganville, Santo.

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

Aore, Luganville, Santo.

Fri Aug 4 6:51 2017 NZST
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
Run: 10.1nm (18.3km)
15 32.112s 167 10.963e
Weather: calm, 20% CC, Bar. 1016

Aore, Luganville, Espiritu Santo

Wed Aug 2 6:51 2017 NZST
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
Run: 17.9nm (32.4km)
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.

Tue Aug 1 6:57 2017 NZST
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
15 37.255s 166 46.388e
Weather: SE 5kts, 20% CC, Bar. 1018

Lisburn, Cape Mataavea, Espiritu Santo

Hi Guys -3 frost this morning possum wouldn't get out of bed but nice days,been very wet and cold last month sick of it. looks nice there have fun cheers Brent & Michelle
Sun Jul 30 15:30 2017 NZST
Run: 19.7nm (35.7km)
15 37.253s 166 46.385e
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
Run: 45.8nm (82.9km)
Avg: 3.6knts
24hr: 85.2nm
15 21.480s 166 39.464e
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
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
Run: 55.1nm (99.7km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 167.6nm
14 42.012s 166 34.277e
Weather: SE 5kts, CC 100% rain, Bar. 1012

Wunpuko, Espiritu Santo

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

on passage to the NW anchorage on Espiritu Santo

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

Veutumboso, Vanua Lava

Wed Jul 26 7:00 2017 NZST
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
13 49.616s 167 22.927e
Weather: NE 5 - 10kts , CC 30%, Bar. 1010

Sasar Waterfalls, Vanua Lava, Banks Islands. Paradise.

Nice anchorage especially with the waterfall and pool.
Mon Jul 24 7:12 2017 NZST
Run: 0.1nm (0.2km)
13 49.616s 167 22.927e
Weather: SE 5 - 10kts , CC 100% rain, Bar. 1009

Sasar Waterfalls, Vanua Lava, Banks Islands. Paradise.

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

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

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

Sola Bay, Port Patteson, Vanua Lava.

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

Veutumboso Bay, Vanua Lava.

Thu Jul 20 6:51 2017 NZST
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
Run: 55.1nm (99.7km)
14 18.824s 167 25.882e
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
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
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
Run: 7.8nm (14.1km)
15 02.168s 167 05.028e
Weather: variable, 100% CC recent rain, bar. 1013

Thion Island, Port Olry, Santo

Sat Jul 15 7:00 2017 NZST
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
Run: 0.5nm (0.9km)
15 08.695s 167 06.910e
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
Run: 25.5nm (46.2km)
15 08.426s 167 07.249e
Weather: S 4kts, CC 30%, Bar. 1011

Champaigne Beach, Hog Harbour, Espiritu Santo. Stunning anchorage

Yes very nice part of the world have been there several times. Will check on Breaker Bay later today 167km southerly and 10m swell and a balmy 6c
Wed Jul 12 7:18 2017 NZST
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
Run: 0.1nm (0.2km)
15 29.284s 167 14.826e
Weather: S 10kts, 70% CC, Bar. 1013

Palikulo Bay

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

Palikula Bay, Espiritu Santo

Sat Jul 8 6:51 2017 NZST
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
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
Run: 5.4nm (9.8km)
15 32.123sS 167 11.000eE

Aore, Luganville, Espirito Santo.

Calm, CC 100% recent rain, Bar. 1011

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

Palikulo Bay.

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

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

Palkulo Bay, Espiritu Santo

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

Palikulo Bay, Espiritu Santo

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

Vanihe Bay, Aoba

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


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


Thu Jun 29 7:00 2017 NZST
Run: 20nm (36.2km)
15 22.561s 168 07.904e
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
Run: 8.9nm (16.1km)
15 39.921s 168 07.009e
Weather: 10kt ESE, 30%CC, Bar. 1012

Bwatnapne Bay, Ile Pentecote, Vanuatu.

Tue Jun 27 7:03 2017 NZST
Run: 12.3nm (22.3km)
15 47.154s 168 09.702e
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
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
Run: 13.4nm (24.3km)
15 57.649s 168 11.349e
Weather: SE 5-10kts, CC 95%, Bar. 1009

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

Hi Gordon and Bindy We were both thinking of you up there in the tropics ,hope you are both keeping well , the weather down here in NZ is mostly cold raining and windy with the odd day or two sunshine, not good boating weather like you are more than likely experiencing up in the tropics Our boat has not sold as yet but we are getting inquiries here and there, we wait in hope so that we can move on to the next one Very interesting following your progress up where you are (isn't technology great to be able to experience this virtually in real time ! ) anyway keep safe and enjoy the good climate where you are All the best to both of you cheers Russell and Dianne
Fri Jun 23 7:12 2017 NZST
Run: 29.7nm (53.8km)
16 08.466s 168 06.958e
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
Run: 2nm (3.6km)
16 34.064s 168 10.451e
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
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
Run: 69nm (124.9km)
Avg: 2.8knts
24hr: 68.4nm
16 35.685s 168 09.798e
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
17 35.409S 168 14.547E

Vanuatu, Port Havannah, Samoa Point.

calm, 100% CC, Bar. 1011


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

Port Havannah

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

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

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
Run: 13.6nm (24.6km)
17 33.173S 168 16.636E

Port Havannah, Esema Bay

Calm, CC 40%, Bar. 1013

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

Port Vila

Calm, 95% CC, Bar. 1014

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

Port Vila

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

Mon Jun 12 6:48 2017 NZST
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
Run: 60.3nm (109.1km)
Avg: 4.4knts
24hr: 105.3nm
17 44.781S 168 18.736E

Port Vila.

S 5kts, 40% CC, Bar. 1010

Thu Jun 8 16:51 2017 NZST
Run: 17.2nm (31.1km)
17 44.782s 168 73.7e
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
Run: 107.7nm (194.9km)
Avg: 4.5knts
24hr: 107.6nm
17 44S 168 58E
Weather: calm, 80%cc, 1009

in P Vila

Wed Jun 7 7:36 2017 NZST
Run: 174nm (314.9km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 163.7nm
19 04S 168 07E
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
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
Run: 79.6nm (144.1km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 157.9nm
21 34.367s 167 52.007e
Weather: S 5kts, 50% CC, Bar. 1013

Baie de Tadine, Mare, Iles Loyaute

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

Port Boise, about to sail for Mare

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

Baie de Prony

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

Anse Du Pilote, Canal Woodin.

Fri Jun 2 6:18 2017 NZST
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
Run: 8nm (14.5km)
22 17.218s 166 26.038e
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
Run: 0.2nm (0.4km)
22 12.410s 166 20.617e
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
Run: 16.7nm (30.2km)
22 12.583s 166 20.509e
Weather: E 2kt, 15% CC, Bar. 1017

Baie Maa

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

Uitoe, Pointe Caouritta

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

Ile Ndukue

You guys are missing all the rain and wind and snow very envious of you ,have safe trip. Brent & Michelle
Sat May 27 8:09 2017 NZST
Run: 8.1nm (14.7km)
Avg: 7.7knts
24hr: 185.1nm
22 11.640s 166 14.312e
Weather: water temp. 27.7C, blue sky, light SE

Ile Ronde, a little piece of paradise (yesterday)

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

Ile Abu, Baie De Uitoe

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

Ile T'Ndu

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

Ilot Mbe Kouen

Hi guys we have been following you all the way and looks like you had a fantastic trip up making good time. Looks like you have left Noumea and are heading up the coast an on to Vanuatu. Would love to see some photos of the anchorages you are in as they sound beautiful. How is the French bread and pate going down??
Thu May 25 7:00 2017 NZST
Run: 8.3nm (15km)
22 15.718s 166 13.276e
Weather: E 3kts, 35% CC, bar. 1008. Water temp. 26.5C

Ilot Mbe Kouen, stunning anchorage.

Wed May 24 7:12 2017 NZST
Run: 8nm (14.5km)
22 12.577s 166 20.280e
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
22 16.599S 166 26.399E

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

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

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

Great trip.

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

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

Well done the admiral. Keeping the captain on track is worth any amount of good French wine. Enjoy your stay
Thu May 18 5:51 2017 NZST
6.2 kt
Run: 173.2nm (313.5km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 171.4nm
25 00.305s 167 35.080e
Weather: 15kt SE, 10% cc, bar 1018, 2.0m SE swell

sailing downwind trying to encourage more east from wind.

Great to see you making such good progress. So much for the detractors that rubbish Bavarias.Good sailing.
Wed May 17 5:36 2017 NZST
Run: 144.8nm (262.1km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 147.6nm
27 27.334s 168 10.372e
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.

You will be there before you know it! And you will be getting warmer! Deb, Brent
Tue May 16 6:03 2017 NZST
Run: 183.9nm (332.9km)
Avg: 7.6knts
24hr: 182.8nm
28 59.825s 169 46.992e
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
Run: 168.9nm (305.7km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 168.2nm
31 04.356s 171 42.352e
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
Run: 148.4nm (268.6km)
Avg: 7.7knts
24hr: 184.1nm
33 18.926s 172 51.137e
Weather: S 15, swell SW 2.0m, bar 1022, cc 60%

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

Hi Guys have been following your trip so far through this great site, hope you both have another very safe text book trip there and back, enjoy yourselves, will catch up when you get back to NZ cheers Russell and Dianne

Safe travels guys

Bon voyage. Have a safe trip and take care of each other out there. Watching your progress daily.
Sat May 13 10:27 2017 NZST
Run: 6.7nm (12.1km)
35 10.666S 174 08.624E

10kt SW, 5% cc, 1014

Cleared customs 0800, exiting BOI.

Stunning day to depart NZ

Safe journey !

Hope you have a great passage. Looking forward to being the pasty whities visiting you in a few months. Make sure you don't forget the decimal in your eastings by the way. I've just fixed your last two which were missing the decimal and had you across the other side of the world. xx Dani (and the petrol-head)
Mon May 8 15:47 2017 NZST
Run: 11.3nm (20.5km)
35 16.379S 174 07.471E

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

Hi guys Great to see you have got away! Enjoy Deb, Brent

Hi guys Have you left yet? Deb, Brent
Sun May 7 15:14 2017 NZST
Run: 11.7nm (21.2km)
35 11.943S 174 18.159E

Deep Water Cove, Bay of Islands

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

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

Teparapara Bay, Whangaruru Harbour

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

15kt SW, 95% cc.

Urquharts Bay. Quick trip from Kawau

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

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
Run: 35.3nm (63.9km)
36 51.305s 175 11.886e

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
Run: 47.2nm (85.4km)
36 30.705s 174 43.604e

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Whangamumu Harbour 35 15.035s 174 17.785e

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

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

Hi , will you still be around in Feb, we are heading back Jan 31, Regards Doug& Sandra
Tue Jan 17 9:57 2017 NZDT
Run: 6.4nm (11.6km)
36 08.808s 175 26.578e

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

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

Stony Bay, Port Fitzroy, Great Barrier Island.

:position 36 10.896s 175 20.199e

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Hehe, hopefully the seal lived to seal lived to see another day. The orca are more likely hunting rays (not so lucky for the rays). We finally made it to the west side of D'Urville by the way. We saw more rays in Mill Arm in Greville Harbour in one kayak trip than I have seen in all my life I think! There whole bay was packed with them, all sunbathing in the shallows. Very cool. Happy NY!
Thu Jan 5 19:39 2017 NZDT
Run: 13.8nm (25km)
36 40.218s 175 34.049e

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Momona Bay, Great Mercury Island (31 12 2016)

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

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
Run: 19.7nm (35.7km)
Avg: 4.8knts
24hr: 115.3nm
36 38.328s 175 47.510e

Momona Bay, Great Mercury Island.

:position 36 38.328s 175 47.510e

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

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
Run: 5.2nm (9.4km)
36 14.970s 175 23.893e

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

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

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

Hi Gavin & Belinda , we also had a great week at GBI , we arrived home in Melbourne last night , sorry we missed you , lets have that drink in the New year , Regards Doug & Sandra
Sat Nov 19 13:21 2016 NZDT
Run: 33.9nm (61.4km)
36 29.873s 174 44.518e

Big Bay, outside Mahurangi Harbour

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

Chamberlains Bay, Waiheke Island

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

Man O' War Bay, Waiheke Island.

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

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

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

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

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

Moturekareka Island.

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

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

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
Run: 41.3nm (74.8km)
36 46.440s 175 26.776e

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

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

Motuketekete Island 36 28.153s 174 48.376e

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

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
Run: 10nm (18.1km)
36 47.574s 175 11.595e

Pakatoa Island 7.574s 175 11.595e

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

Oneroa Bay, Waiheke Island.

position 36 46.734s 175 00.780e

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HI Gavin & Belinda, it is Easter I guess, hence the boats numbers!! we are new to YIT what a great job Mike has done, we are home in Melbourne at present , we are back in NZ Mid May to head to the islands , nice to see you at GH , I think you said you were not going away this year? I have heard from KRACHT , they are doing there milk run as usual. Regards Doug & Sandra
Sat Mar 5 8:37 2016 NZDT
Run: 18.7nm (33.8km)
36 43.164s 174 56.457e

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

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

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
Run: 2.9nm (5.2km)
36 43.235s 174 56.435e

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

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

Administration Bay, Motutapu Island. All to ourselves.

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

Prospect Bay, Kawau Bay. rain stopped for now.

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

Bon Accord Harbour, Kawau Island.

Great trip down from Bay of Islands

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

Pomare Bay, BOI. Pleasant sail down from Whangaroa.

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

Touwai Bay, Whangaroa Harbour, great trip up.

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

Teparapara Bay, Whangaruru Harbour

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

Tutukaka Marine, brief stop over.

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

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

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

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

since when have you been an Admiral.... stalking the web thing and up comes mr sniffy, and he's in the top end of the nth island, should be at the top end of the south.
Sun Nov 15 14:15 2015 NZDT
Run: 42.4nm (76.7km)
36 25.296s 174 50.276e
Weather: W 10kts, cc 95%

Kawau Island Yacht Club, one last night out

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

anchored in Smugglers Bay, Bream Head.

Thu Nov 12 4:08 2015 NZDT
Run: 151.6nm (274.4km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 167nm
35 18.848s 174 07.360e
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
Run: 157.2nm (284.5km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 155.3nm
33 22.155s 172 53.713e
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
Run: 172.1nm (311.5km)
Avg: 7.4knts
24hr: 177.9nm
31 36.854s 171 10.748e
Weather: NW 17kts, cc 80%, bar ?

approaching NZ, getting colder. nice sailing conditions this morning

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

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

You will get there in the end!!! Safe travels, rest of the journey. Deb/Brent
Sun Nov 8 6:01 2015 NZDT
Run: 140.9nm (255km)
Avg: 6knts
24hr: 144.7nm
28 18.829s 167 30.616e
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
Run: 142nm (257km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 155.8nm
26 41.202s 166 07.603e
Weather: ENE 10, 20% cc, bar. 1021

motorsailing, 160nm from Norfolk Is., stunning morning

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

Fri Nov 6 5:54 2015 NZDT
Run: 134.6nm (243.6km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 151.2nm
24 24.602s 166 28.137e
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
Run: 1.6nm (2.9km)
22 40S 167 25E
Weather: 22C, ENE2, 1019

a lovely day to leave Kuto for Marsden Cove

Have a good trip guys, we are now in Brisbane, Manly marina. Talk soon Deb/Brent Gucci
Tue Nov 3 9:10 2015 NZDT
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
Run: 0.1nm (0.2km)
22 39.43044s 167 26.37486e
Weather: E10, 1024, 20%cc

Fri Oct 30 16:26 2015 NZDT
Run: 41.4nm (74.9km)
Avg: 4.7knts
24hr: 112.3nm
22 39.474s 167 26.483e
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
Run: 28.6nm (51.8km)
22 22.960s 166 51.901e
Weather: S 10kts, cc 70%, bar.1021

leaving Baie de Prony for Ilse de Pins

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

anchored outside Port Mossell Marina, Noumea

Sun Oct 25 19:30 2015 NZDT
Run: 8.7nm (15.7km)
Avg: 87knts
24hr: 2088nm
22 12.317s 166 20.662e
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
Run: 12.9nm (23.3km)
22 15.577s 166 13.272e

Ilot Mbe Kouen, beautiful day anchorage.

:position 22 15.577s 166 13.272e

Sun Oct 25 10:01 2015 NZDT
Run: 14.4nm (26.1km)
22 06.002s 166 07.035e
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
Run: 16.1nm (29.1km)
21 57.787s 165 56.810e

Isle Puen, Point Moziman.

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

Hey guys, don't forget to add some anchorages. We don't have any for New Cal yet. Hope you are gorging yourself on cheese and wine and made it to the undie outlet :-)
Thu Oct 22 20:41 2015 NZDT
Run: 58.6nm (106.1km)
21 48.905s 165 45.169e

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
Run: 34.3nm (62.1km)
21 21.049s 164 59.362e

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
Run: 34.1nm (61.7km)
Avg: 3knts
24hr: 73.1nm
20 57.847s 164 39.399e

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
Run: 5.1nm (9.2km)
20 39S 164 15E
Weather: Se10, 1020

left Koumac for Chasseloup

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

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

Port Ouenghi is situated in Beama Bay ! Have a nice trip!
Wed Oct 14 18:54 2015 NZDT
Run: 0.3nm (0.5km)
20 34.825s 164 16.448e
Weather: S 10kts, 100% cc, rain, bar. 1016

Koumac Marina.

Tue Oct 13 19:34 2015 NZDT
Run: 21.9nm (39.6km)
20 34.567s 164 16.482e
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
Run: 7nm (12.7km)
20 18.986s 164 04.790e
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
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.

Enjoy the far north, you are in a good spot! Windy down here - good luck coming back again it might be hard work. Safe travels.
Thu Oct 8 16:03 2015 NZDT
Run: 17.8nm (32.2km)
20 13.593s 164 01.748e
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
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
Run: 52nm (94.1km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 152.2nm
20 14.134s 164 18.236e
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
20 40.834s 164 57.137e

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

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

Hiengene, a breezy trip.

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

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

You keep teasing us with talk of these beautiful, picture perfect, pretty towns, bays and anchorages - sounds like time for a photo or two I think
Thu Oct 1 7:41 2015 NZDT
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
Run: 9nm (16.3km)
21 22.683s 165 52.699e
Weather: calm, cc 10%, bar. 1018

Baie Laugier, half along the east coast of Nouvelle Caledonie

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

Baie de Canala, Anse Fanny, Port Mackau

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

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

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

Baie De Kouakoue, picture perfect anchorage, very sheltered.

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

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

Hi Gavin and Bindy Glad to see you are safe and well and explore new waters. Hope you had a god trip. I am home now ( arrived Tuesday pm) Dave and Freebird ( with 2 crew) are making good progress ( 6+ knots) towards NZ after leaving Vuda around lunchtime on Wednesday. Apparently have covered 135 nm in 24 hours. Looking forward to them getting home. Enjoy your warm weather - cool here in Paihia today if out of the sun and in the wind. Best Wishes Sue
Sun Sep 20 15:34 2015 NZST
Run: 23.5nm (42.5km)
22 1