Fri Oct 26 10:19 2018 NZDT
GPS: 35 49.67712S 174 30.49815E
Run: 45.2nm (81.8km)

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.

Wed Oct 24 9:07 2018 NZDT
GPS: 35 10.7183S 174 25.0206E
Run: 6.3nm (11.4km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 161nm
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
GPS: 35 06.186S 174 28.757E
Run: 146.5nm (265.2km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 149.6nm
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
GPS: 32 59S 174 32E
Run: 172.8nm (312.8km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 170.5nm
Weather: No wind

Motoring at 5.5kts, 172nm to go

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

Speed 6kts, heading175T

No fish but hopeful

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

Sailing 180T at 6.5kts

From Crew:

2x 150nm days, not bad.

Boat going well, so's her crew

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

Sailing 165T, Speed 6.5kn

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

Fri Oct 19 8:37 2018 NZDT
GPS: 22 55S 174 31E
Run: 146.9nm (265.9km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 149.3nm
Weather: 25 ESE, Greyand a bit wet

All good

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

Heading 200T

Speed 5 kts

All good

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

Heading 230T at 5KT

South Swell dropped

Grey and Sloppy

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

Heading 240T Speed 5.8KT

Rough Ride

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

Planning on leaving for NZ in the morning of 16 Oct

Sat Oct 13 20:09 2018 NZDT
GPS: 17 45.56554S 177 23.15938E
Run: 14.6nm (26.4km)
Avg: 231.5knts
24hr: 5557nm
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
GPS: 17 50.41804S 177 10.85083E
Run: 11.6nm (21km)
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
GPS: 17 42.186S 177 17.014E
Run: 8.4nm (15.2km)
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
GPS: 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

Sun Oct 7 20:50 2018 NZDT
GPS: 17 46.69896S 177 23.01677E
Run: 153.4nm (277.7km)
Weather: fair

awaiting weather window

Thu Oct 17 0:00 2002 NZDT
GPS: 19 06.669S 175 30.769E
Run: 121.3nm (219.6km)
Avg: 5.1knts
24hr: 121.3nm
Weather: Wind SE 25KT, Swell SE 2m

230T, Speed 5KT

South Swell dropped

Grey and sloppy

Wed Oct 16 0:00 2002 NZDT
GPS: 18 04S 177 00E
Weather: Wind 3KT, SE Swell 3m

Heading 240T

Speed 5.8KT

Rough Ride

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