EQUINOX II

EQUINOX II

Fri Oct 26 10:19 2018 NZDT
Run: 45.2nm (81.8km)
35 49.67712S 174 30.49815E
Weather: CALM AN SUNNY!

Made it back after the tack free (well we put in a tack off Cape Brett actually) voyage . Stayed the night on Q dock at Marsden Cove and cleared by the friendly customs and MPI guys and we're safely moored up at our harbour berth now. Really a pretty flawless trip all round and the 4 of us (Claimo, Mussi, Captain Underpants, and myself who remained much to my disappointment, nickname free *I think*) got on very well and were a fantastic crew. My big thanks to these guys who taught me a lot.


Before and after shots of the crew attached!


Till next time Equinox 2 over and out.


before
before
after
after
Wed Oct 24 9:07 2018 NZDT
Run: 6.3nm (11.4km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 161nm
35 10.7183S 174 25.0206E
Weather: bit of a gentle southerly slowing progress up a bit but supposed to swing around to the east variable shortly

Such a beautiful glassy moonlit night last night. Cape Brett lighthouse spotted at 3.27am and great to see NZ after so long at sea with 4 guys chomping at the bit to stand o n some steady ground. Expect to be in Whangarei approx 5pm ish. Cheers for comments haven't had the ability to reply till now. Fair winds!


Wed Oct 24 8:11 2018 NZDT
Run: 146.5nm (265.2km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 149.6nm
35 06.186S 174 28.757E
Weather: 10-12 kts southerly

Motor sailing 5kts into southerly

Everyone well and happy to see land

Expect to be in tonight


Tue Oct 23 8:41 2018 NZDT
Run: 172.8nm (312.8km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 170.5nm
32 59S 174 32E
Weather: No wind

Motoring at 5.5kts, 172nm to go


Mon Oct 22 8:21 2018 NZDT
Run: 165.9nm (300.3km)
Avg: 7.5knts
24hr: 179nm
30 29S 174 36E
Weather: Wind 13-18kts SE Sea 0.5m 70% Cloud

Speed 6kts, heading175T

No fish but hopeful


Yahoo.
Sun Oct 21 10:07 2018 NZDT
Run: 182nm (329.4km)
Avg: 7.4knts
24hr: 177.2nm
28 05S 174 34E
Weather: Wind ESE 20kts

Sailing 180T at 6.5kts

From Crew:

2x 150nm days, not bad.

Boat going well, so's her crew


Wonderful
Sat Oct 20 9:28 2018 NZDT
Run: 175.1nm (316.9km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 169.1nm
25 27S 174 35E
Weather: East 26kt, Sun out

Sailing 165T, Speed 6.5kn

From the team: "Suns out, Guns out. Groundhog Day"


Looks like a good run hope dave is behaving. Any others insight?
Fri Oct 19 8:37 2018 NZDT
Run: 146.9nm (265.9km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 149.3nm
22 55S 174 31E
Weather: 25 ESE, Greyand a bit wet

All good


Thu Oct 18 9:00 2018 NZDT
Run: 125.1nm (226.4km)
Avg: 5.3knts
24hr: 128.3nm
20 49S 174 52E
Weather: ESE 20 - 25 kts, Grey & Lumpy

Heading 200T

Speed 5 kts

All good


Wed Oct 17 9:35 2018 NZDT
Run: 121.3nm (219.6km)
Avg: 5.4knts
24hr: 128.8nm
19 06.669S 175 30.769E
Weather: Wind SE 25KT, Swell SE 2m

Heading 230T at 5KT

South Swell dropped

Grey and Sloppy


Stomping along
Tue Oct 16 10:59 2018 NZDT
Run: 21nm (38km)
18 04S 177 00E
Weather: Wind 3 KT, SE Swell 3m

Heading 240T Speed 5.8KT

Rough Ride


Mon Oct 15 20:16 2018 NZDT
Run: 12.5nm (22.6km)
17 54S 177 16E

Planning on leaving for NZ in the morning of 16 Oct


Don't worry we are floating in momi bay rather than in the sugar cane field. Just gave basic coordinates. churchur

Kia Ora Tane’s Into or with the swell? Watching closely bruvas Take care Jp
Sat Oct 13 20:09 2018 NZDT
Run: 14.6nm (26.4km)
Avg: 231.5knts
24hr: 5557nm
17 45.56554S 177 23.15938E
Weather: Mellow little breeze cooling things down

Back to outer Denerau. Checked the weather looking good for a Tues / Weds departure.


Sat Oct 13 20:05 2018 NZDT
Run: 11.6nm (21km)
17 50.41804S 177 10.85083E
Weather: Strong SE gusting to 30kts

Motored out to namuto anchored for a surf/snorkel and then hauled it back to Denerau in 2hrs. Got equinox up to 8.4kts which felt nice and smooth sailing. Can't keep the Spanish mackerel off our rods!


Fri Oct 12 14:39 2018 NZDT
Run: 8.4nm (15.2km)
17 42.186S 177 17.014E
Weather: beautiful day not a cloud. wind NW 12kts

sailing on a tight reach to lay kadavu lsland and head back toward outer denerau. boat speed 5.4 currently. good times!


Wed Oct 10 12:01 2018 NZDT
17 46.707S 177 23.045E
Weather: overcast light winds

looking at weather and waiting for good departure which is looking at this stage like around monday


Hi Jos. Weather looking good for Tuesday/Weds departure. Straight into the thick of it with a 30 to 40kt breeze :-)

Bula dear Ian and new owners of Equinox, thinking of you as you plan and prepare for your passage to NZ. Hope everything is going well.
Sun Oct 7 20:50 2018 NZDT
Run: 153.4nm (277.7km)
17 46.69896S 177 23.01677E
Weather: fair

awaiting weather window


Watching ☺

No blogs available for this yacht.