Wed Jul 13 8:14 2016 NZST
Run: 0.5nm (0.9km)

DOMINO is for sale!!! Check out the details here

Bonjour Jean Pierre et Marie, Vous vendez votre bateau, cette perle de la construction navale paraguayenne ? Donnez de vos nouvelles Amicalement Henry et Ines
Wed Jul 13 7:41 2016 NZST
Run: 254.6nm (460.8km)

DOMINO is in Musket Cove Marina...

Fri May 27 7:49 2016 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 22.7nm (41.1km)
Weather: 1kt SW, seas slight, 20 clouds, 1015 baro

0720 - Arrived Vanua Balavu yesterday. 8 Sea Mercy yachts at anchor, starting mission today.

Thu May 26 6:32 2016 NZST
Speed: 8knts
Run: 241.7nm (437.5km)
Avg: 9.9knts
24hr: 237.7nm
Weather: 1kt SW, seas slight, 20 clouds, 1015 baro

0620 - Lovely passage, calm seas, no wind, local squalls on the horizon, caught 4 tunas yesterday, trolling for wahoo. ETA Vanua Balavu 10am

Wed May 25 6:08 2016 NZST
Run: 182.3nm (330km)
Weather: 6kts NE, 2m SW swell, 20 clouds, 1015 baro

0600 - Lovely passage, calm seas, no wind, a motor yacht's dream.

Wed May 18 6:43 2016 NZST
Run: 22.8nm (41.3km)
Weather: 14kts SE, 30 clouds, 1015 baro

0630 - North Minerva, wind came up overnight. Yachts Broadsword, Nero, RedCat, are with us. Expect Amelie IV and Dreamcatcher today.

Tue May 17 6:33 2016 NZST
Weather: 9kts SSW, 80 clouds, 1015 baro

0630 - south Minerva, clear skies over the lagoon, but thick and low cloud cover all around. Air temp 21.5, sea temp 25. Tired of Rolly anchorage, moving to North Minerva mid-day.

Mon May 16 7:13 2016 NZST
Weather: 8kts SE, 80 clouds, 1016 baro

0630 - south Minerva, thick and low cloud cover to the N to E, winds down. Air temp 22.5. where is the fleet?

Sun May 15 7:05 2016 NZST
Run: 138.2nm (250.1km)
Avg: 3.1knts
24hr: 74.4nm
Weather: 12kts SE, 50% clouds, 1017 baro

still at South Minerva, Rolly anchorage, will probably move to North Reef in a day or 2... Huntin's good!

Say hello to North Minerva for me. Currently enjoying the weather in San Francisco and off to Europe tomorrow to see Gail for a month. Was in Huntington Beach a few weeks ago and thought of your beautiful Granddaughters attending my former high school. Good fishing and... Watch those reefs! Dean
Sat May 14 7:36 2016 NZST
No position sent.
Weather: sunny, 12-15E, 1018 steady

In south Minerva for 3-4 days waiting for the rest of the fleet to catch up

Fri May 13 10:30 2016 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 128.3nm (232.2km)
Avg: 32.5knts
24hr: 779.5nm
Weather: 10knts E, slight seas, 20% clouds, 1020baro

anchored at S Minerva, beautiful weather now that the band of moisture has moved south, only yacht here, double hook-up of yellowfin tuna outside the pass... Don't rush to catch up with us!!!

Fri May 13 6:33 2016 NZST
Speed: 8.7knts
Run: 236.9nm (428.8km)
Avg: 19.9knts
24hr: 478.5nm
Weather: 21kts SE, moderate seas, 50%clouds, 1019 baro

0600 NZST - winds picked up over the last 70 NM, thick cloud cover visible to the NE, water temp 26c, expect to be at the S. MInerva pass entrance at 0730, will wait for good light to enter, fishing meanwhile

Hi JP & Marie Good to hear that you are about to anchor in Minerva Reef. Enjoy the fishing! Lots of boats departing Opua yesterday but we are going to wait till a big gale crosses North Island on Thursday and see what the windows for Vanuatu look like after that. Best wishes, Graham & Dianne
Thu May 12 18:40 2016 NZST
Speed: 9knts
Run: 235.2nm (425.7km)
Avg: 10.6knts
24hr: 253.5nm
Weather: 7kts NE, slight seas, 50% clouds, 1018baro

0630 NZST- glorious tropics! Hooked up a Marlin at sunrise, most amazing green flash at sunset, flat seas, air temp 22, water temp 25.6, pressure +2 overnight

Wed May 11 20:24 2016 NZST
Run: 17.9nm (32.4km)
Avg: 12.3knts
24hr: 296.3nm

half way to Minerva. After 24hrs of 18-22E winds, conditions improved gradually and we woke up to 5-10kts NNW, slight seas, sunnier by the minute. Unable to hear any HAM station. Caution about Predict Wind: before sending your request, make sure to check your parameters and only ask for 1 model (not all, as we had checked off in our training session) or your mailbox will be clogged with unwanted mail... Also, check the AirTemp. Box or your GRIB will be blank... Practice before you leave or you'll have to email your on-shore tech! Thanks again, Jose Ferrer at the Satphone Store.

Wed May 11 18:57 2016 NZST
Speed: 9.5knts
Run: 191.5nm (346.6km)
Avg: 10.4knts
24hr: 249.6nm
Weather: 7kts NW, slight seas, 50% clouds, 1016 baro

beautiful ride now after a lumpy 24 hrs with 18-22 kts E. Yesterday afternoon, winds started to drop below 18, gradually down overnight, to 5kts @NW this morning. Barometer steady. Water temp 24.6, going fishing!

Wed May 11 0:32 2016 NZST
Speed: 9knts
Run: 184.1nm (333.2km)
Weather: 20kts E, 1.5mNEseas, 95%clouds, 1017 baro

chugging along on lumpy seas, temperature warming up. Winds 18-22 @East. Barometer steady

Sun May 1 0:00 2016 NZST

at anchor

DOMINO - Hello Minerva.

Arrived South Minerva Reef under cloudy skies and showers, a good excuse to fish outside the reef while waiting for sunny weather... And a good idea too, since we soon got a double hook-up of yellowfin tuna! By 0830, there was a break in the clouds and enough light to go through. We took the northern channel of the pass, reef very visible on starboard, at low tide (using Raoul Island tide table) and headed straight across the lagoon to the anchorage. Note that the light on the rock at the western Read more...

end does not exist, but there is a new beacon on the east end of the reef, about 6 meter tall, flashing 1"on, 3" off. Biggest crayfish ever!!!! Life's good!

DOMINO - The Waiting Game

Hello Fellow YIT'ers... we're new on this forum, yet we can see that many of our friends are already logged onto this group. DOMINO is now in the Bay of Island, waiting for a weather window for Fiji where we will join Sea Mercy's efforts to rebuild the Northern Laus villages. JP&dominomarie

I'm Donna Robinson's mother. I'll be enjoying your blog to keep up with Donna and Jonathan. They said you are traveling with them. I'm following you all on YIT. It helps to know where they are when no communication is possible. Thank you for taking the time to keep a blog. God be with you all on your journey! Lynne