Sat Jun 23 12:53 2018 NZST
Run: 1665.4nm (3014.4km)
17 46.17199S 177 11.44626E

Fri Jan 12 15:31 2018 NZDT
Run: 413.2nm (747.9km)
33 34.90271S 151 19.44421E

Left the Gold Coast last Saturday, had a great sail south to Pittwater and covered the 400 odd nm in 2 days 2 hrs .

We will be spending the next few weeks enjoying the great cruising grounds both here and Sydney before heading back North early in February.

Sat Dec 2 10:14 2017 NZDT
Run: 49.4nm (89.4km)
27 52.11578S 153 22.38701E

Spending a few days in Hope Harbour Marina - Presenting to 45 people today at the Go East Rally info day

Wed Nov 22 14:25 2017 NZDT
Run: 223.5nm (404.5km)
27 11.62977S 153 6.35877E

Taking a break after the Go West Rally and enjoying a visit to Scarborough Marina just north of Brisbane before heading south to the Gold Coast and then onwards to Sydney for christmas and the New Year's eve fireworks on the harbour !

Wed Oct 25 8:42 2017 NZDT
23 2.3832S 162 41.4336E

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Tue Sep 26 8:06 2017 NZDT
Run: 150.1nm (271.7km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 150.1nm
20 33.200s 167 20.085e
Weather: wind E 12kts 50% cloud

 Sunrise over the ocean always a welcome sight. Land Ho ! 20nm to go to Lifou. Great passage 620nm covered in 3 days 14 hrs 7.2 kt SOG av.

Mon Sep 25 8:06 2017 NZDT
Run: 117.1nm (212km)
Avg: 8.3knts
24hr: 200nm
19 53.700s 169 32.400e
Weather: 30% Cloud 1metre swell 10kts ESE wind

 As the sun rises we are passing between Tanna & Anatom islands . Has been a pleasant passage so far ETA Lifou 10:00am Tomorrow.

Sun Sep 24 18:03 2017 NZDT
Run: 9705.7nm (17567.3km)
Avg: 1084.4knts
24hr: 26026.5nm
19 25.0332S 171 15.9498E

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Sun Sep 24 9:06 2017 NZDT
Run: 9813.9nm (17763.2km)
Avg: 387.9knts
24hr: 9309.6nm
Weather: wind ESE 10-15kts Sea 1-2m

 All well aboard. 202 nm 1st 24 hrs. Slower last 12hrs with light rain showers overnight and variable winds. Clouds clearing hopefully will be a clear sky tonight.

Sat Sep 23 6:48 2017 NZST
Run: 146.9nm (265.9km)
Avg: 4knts
24hr: 97nm
18 30.500s 175 17.700e
Weather: 15-18kts Wind SE

 Great start to passage from Fiji to Lifou Covered 120nm in first 14hrs . All is well onboard

Thu Sep 21 18:27 2017 NZST
Run: 13.1nm (23.7km)
17 45.634s 177 23.321e

 Last Fiji sunset for 2017. Tomorrow we depart for New Caledonia. Always hard to leave.....

Tue Sep 12 11:57 2017 NZST
At anchor
17 46.145S 177 11.408E
Weather: Clear skies Wind S at 12-15kts

Back at Musket Cove counting down to start of regatta week.

Tue Sep 12 11:51 2017 NZST
At anchor
Run: 9.1nm (16.5km)
17 46.145S 177 11.408E
Weather: Clear skies Wind S at 12-15kts

Back at Musket Cove counting down to start of regatta week.

Sat Sep 9 13:51 2017 NZST
Weather: Wind NNW 15-20kts

Shopping done . Going in for Sushi at New Sushi place in Denarau tonight

Fri Jun 30 11:30 2017 NZST
Run: 18.3nm (33.1km)
17 47.4168S 177 11.6334E

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Hi John & Leanne , just got your new boat name from a friend in Pittwater, we are currently in Sydney but flying back to Vuda tomorrow , if you are around please call by , Regards Doug & Sandra , Freycinet II
Sat Jun 17 11:19 2017 NZST
Run: 24.2nm (43.8km)
22 25.67731S 166 46.58798E

Thu Feb 16 14:54 2017 NZDT
Run: 5.5nm (10km)
27 48.47059S 153 25.51489E

Anchored off Tipplers Resort South Stradbroke island for a few days

Wed Nov 30 20:13 2016 NZDT
Run: 221.9nm (401.6km)
27 51.19456S 153 21.09428E

Made it safely back to the Gold Coast ,, Hauling out at the Boat Works tomorrow morning , 2 x new engines , new hydraulic steering , new autopilot all to be installed , going to be a busy couple of weeks !

Fri Oct 21 2:00 2016 NZDT
Run: 112.5nm (203.6km)
Avg: 11knts
24hr: 263.4nm
24 45.635S 152 23.241E

Arrived in Bundaberg Friday 21st 04.30 am , great passage !

Wed Oct 5 11:33 2016 NZDT
Run: 203.6nm (368.5km)
Avg: 3.1knts
24hr: 74.8nm
22 16.650S 166 26.414E

Cleared in Port Moselle Tuesday 04/10 Great passage from Fiji , arrived Havana Pass Monday 03/10 at 3.00pm . We will be in and around Port Moselle area until about the 15th October . We hope to depart for Bundaberg on or as soon as possible after 15th October .

Thu Sep 29 11:13 2016 NZDT
Run: 14.3nm (25.9km)
17 40.87435S 177 23.16970E

Waiting to clear out of Vuda Marina Fiji . Headed for New Caledonia. Not much wind forecast for the passage so might be a slow one eta Noumea Tuesday 4th October

So nice to catch up with you two. Hope you have a great trip. Hugs to you and the crew!
Sat Aug 27 7:42 2016 NZST
Run: 59.1nm (107km)
17 46.35555S 177 11.52044E

Musket Cove

Thu Aug 4 16:10 2016 NZST
Run: 52.8nm (95.6km)
16 56.00730S 177 22.00040E

Swam with the Manta Rays this morning and now anchored at the Blue lagoon ,,as alway we are lovin every minute in Fiji !

Swimming with the Mantas
Swimming with the Mantas
Blue Lagoon Beach
Mon Aug 1 16:18 2016 NZST
Run: 5.2nm (9.4km)
17 41.80788S 177 22.99500E

Quick stop off at Vuda Marina to top off the fuel tanks . Departing in the morning for a couple of weeks in the Yasawa`s , Yoga daily in the blue lagoon at Nanuya Resort from the 8th August - 18th August all are welcome !

Mon Jul 25 8:29 2016 NZST
Run: 12.5nm (22.6km)
17 46.30745S 177 22.89967E

How awesome has the weather been for the last few days and looks like more of the same for the next week or so ! Made a quick visit to port Denarau for some provisions (beer) and to catch up with a few boats who had emailed wanting to catch up and talk about the Down Under Rally . Plan for next few days is to get some surf and Leanne will be sharing her love of yoga with other like minded cruisers at Musket Cove in the mornings . Next weekend back to Denarau for a couple of days then off the the Yasawas for a couple of weeks .

Thu Jul 14 16:05 2016 NZST
Run: 12.9nm (23.3km)
17 46.43551S 177 11.50200E

On the hook at Musket Cove , BBQ at Island Bar last night , Yoga ashore this morning Leanne from Yoga4Yachties and 10 other guys n gals . Bit windy over here ,people are calling it a "Bongiwalu" which is a Fijian term for an 8 day wind ,but it is not a bad one , maybe 15 gusting to 20 from SE and looks like might be easing over the next few days ,, no rain and it is warm so no complaints here !

Tue Jul 12 10:41 2016 NZST
Run: 0.8nm (1.4km)
Avg: 15.2knts
24hr: 363.8nm
17 45.72963S 177 23.27308E

Anchored off Port Denarau . Catching up with a few friends at Denarau and doing some provisioning before heading back over Musket Cove way .

Tue Jul 12 10:38 2016 NZST
Run: 14.8nm (26.8km)
17 46.28330S 177 22.82378E

Sat Jul 2 7:09 2016 NZST
Run: 829.7nm (1501.8km)
18 7.48852S 178 27.00473E

Tue Jun 14 14:08 2016 NZST
Run: 903.8nm (1635.9km)
22 16.58431S 166 26.45440E

Great passage from Southport Queensland to New Caledonia . Departed June 7th 12.00 noon arrived June 12 10.00 am . Awaiting suitable window to proceed to Fiji . Looks like maybe on the 21st June at this stage .
Mon Apr 11 23:44 2016 NZST
Run: 423.8nm (767.1km)
27 58.375S 153 25.586E

Back in our home port . Arrived just before easter after sailing direct from Sydney , easy passage . Hanging out at Southport Yacht Club until end of April then hauling out at Boatworks in May to get Songlines ready for the passage to New Caledonia with the New Down Under "Go East" Rally . Once in New Cal we will be looking for a weather window to continue onto Fiji . Hope to be in Fiji by end of June

Southport Yacht Club Gold Coast QLD Australia
Sun Jan 31 19:48 2016 NZDT
Run: 2.5nm (4.5km)
33 48.820S 151 14.974E

Tonight's anchorage , Chinamans Beach , yet another Sydney Harbour sandy beach ,,, tough life, Yoga4Yachties on the beach in the morning ,,

Chinamans Beach Sydney
Cruising Down Under
Wed Jan 27 14:23 2016 NZDT
Run: 3.1nm (5.6km)
33 50.970S 151 14.582E

Anchored in Athol Bay Sydney Harbour recovering from an epic Australia Day Party see more pics at our Facebook Page ;

Fri Jan 22 13:25 2016 NZDT
33 48.316S 151 14.651E

D`albora Marina "The Spit" Sydney Australia

Having a few days in the marina here before friends join us for Australia Day Celebrations in Sydney Harbour

Absolutely loving Sydney Harbour ,, lots of great anchorages with easy shore access via dinghy to shops and walking tracks .

Cheap & frequent public transport to get into the city ,, so much to see and do .

To see what we and other Down Under Rally participants have been up to and what they are saying about spending "summer down under" visit & go to the "newsroom" page or check out our Facebook Page Down Under Rally.

Nice to see Songlines on YIT!!! Enjoy Australia day. Anico and Mersoleil will probably cross the Bass Strait on Monday, stop at Flinders Island if the weather warrants it, or sail all the way to Hobart if the window lasts. Everything you said about OZ is true, John! We're loving it here! Bev & Robbie

Cheers guys ,, so glad you are enjoying being here ,, looking forward to hearing about your time in Tassie :)
Sun Nov 8 15:08 2015 NZDT

Berthed at Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Marina home of the 2015 Down Under Rally. Almost all the yachts that are participants in the rally have arrived and are looking forward to all the fun of Welcome Week which commences on Sunday November 15th

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