Escape Velocity

Escape Velocity

Sat Dec 3 23:54 2016 NZDT
Run: 79.6nm (144.1km)
Avg: 5knts
24hr: 119.8nm
30 17s 153 9e

hook down at Coffs at sunset after a crazy day of squalls, T-storms, & a bit of fine sailing. Hello Oz!

Sat Dec 3 7:57 2016 NZDT
Speed: 5knts
Run: 154.2nm (279.1km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 152.6nm
29 37s 154 14E
Weather: 15%cc 13knNNW 1.5m swell bar 1014

70 nm to go to Coffs, hope landfall dinnertime, all well

Fri Dec 2 7:42 2016 NZDT
Speed: 5knts
Run: 112.2nm (203.1km)
Avg: 4.7knts
24hr: 113.9nm
28 14s 156 14e
Weather: 20%cc 9knNNW 1014

Satphone min ran out, no email, can't raise main abv 2reef, but all well

Thu Dec 1 8:03 2016 NZDT
Speed: 3knts
Run: 118.9nm (215.2km)
Avg: 5knts
24hr: 120.4nm
26 53s 157 15E
Weather: 20%cc 6-7knSE. 1m swell bar 1012

Heading to Coffs for Monday checkin, all is well

Wed Nov 30 8:21 2016 NZDT
Speed: 6knts
Run: 159.8nm (289.2km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 157.5nm
25 34S 158 29E
Weather: 15%cc 9-12knSE seas 1.5m bar 1011

motorsailing, got our sealegs finally, all well

Tue Nov 29 8:00 2016 NZDT
Speed: 6.2knts
Run: 143.2nm (259.2km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 142.3nm
24 18s 160 37E
Weather: 95%cc 18knESE seas 2.5m 11sec bar 1012

Making good time, tummies need a break!=20

Mon Nov 28 7:51 2016 NZDT
Speed: 5knts
Run: 150.6nm (272.6km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 154.1nm
23 27S 162 41E
Weather: 100%cc 16knSE 1013 seas 2-3m 10s steep

Bumpy ride but good progress. All well onboard.

Sun Nov 27 8:24 2016 NZDT
Speed: 6.8knts
Run: 101.7nm (184.1km)
22 46s 164 56E
Weather: 100%cc 20knSSE 1012 seas 2.5m steep

Looks like rain, all is well

Mon Nov 21 10:31 2016 NZDT
22 16.66145S 166 26.11963E

Still at anchor outside Port Moselle. Water tank filled so no more rain please! Wind is up and down but mostly about 15E with gusts in the low 20s. Wanting to get going for Coff's or Newcastle as soon as we can.

Fri Nov 4 8:07 2016 NZDT
22 16.64464S 166 26.13344E

Wind 15 SE, bar 1013, 80% cloud cover. Chilly day.

Sun Oct 30 15:31 2016 NZDT
Run: 45.8nm (82.9km)
22 16.66451S 166 26.11424E

Moored in very breezy Noumea. Wind gusting to high 20s during the day, calmer at night, bar 1013, clear and sunny.

Wed Oct 26 7:18 2016 NZDT
Speed: 4.3knts
Run: 110.1nm (199.3km)
Avg: 4.6knts
24hr: 111.3nm
22 15s 167 09E
Weather: 90%cc wind 6knSSE 1014

Approaching Havannah Pass after a slow night waiting for sunrise

Tue Oct 25 7:33 2016 NZDT
Speed: 4.5knts
Run: 110nm (199.1km)
Avg: 4.7knts
24hr: 111.9nm
20 43S 167 37E
Weather: 15%cc wind 4 knSE 1013

beautiful overnite sail in 12 kn E but now motoring. All well.

Mon Oct 24 7:57 2016 NZDT
Speed: 4.5knts
Run: 100nm (181km)
19 09s 167 55E
Weather: 20%cc wind 6knSE 1013 seas 1.5 SE

motorsailing, slow going. But going.=20

Mon Oct 17 8:03 2016 NZDT
Run: 196.1nm (354.9km)
17 45S 168 18E

Moored in Port Vila. Hellish rain yesterday and 25 in wind squalls; this morning continuing rain but lighter. Bar 1016, no wind. Looking for a window for New Caledonia.

Wed Sep 21 6:39 2016 NZST
Run: 108.5nm (196.4km)
Avg: 4.5knts
24hr: 107.2nm
20 14S 169 45E
Weather: 25%cc 6kn NE bar 1015

Anchored Aneityum late last night. Chilly right now, hoping for sun today.=20=20 =20=20

Tue Sep 20 6:21 2016 NZST
Speed: 4.5knts
Run: 142nm (257km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 142.6nm
19 54S 171 23E
Weather: 95%cc 6knESE 1.5m swell bar 1014 light rain

Motoring, all is well=20 =20=20

Mon Sep 19 6:27 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.2knts
Run: 141.1nm (255.4km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 151.9nm
19 03s 173 22E
Weather: 80%cc 13knESE bar 1012 seas 1.5m 10sec

pleasant run, all is well=20 =20=20

Sun Sep 18 8:09 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.6knts
Run: 137.3nm (248.5km)
18 25S 175 25E
Weather: 20%cc 14knESE 1012r seas 1.5S

en route Aneityum, all is well=20 =20=20

Thu Sep 8 7:12 2016 NZST
17 45.44400S 177 23.29300E

8k SSE, 20% CC, bar 1014.3 rising. Anchored in Denarau still hoping for a weather window next week for Tanna.

Mon Sep 5 22:06 2016 NZST
Run: 13.2nm (23.9km)
17 45.44609S 177 23.27928E

Now at Denarau awaiting the next good weather window for Tanna. Wind 5k E, 25% CC, bar 1015.

Wed Aug 31 7:40 2016 NZST
Run: 59.1nm (107km)
17 46.272s 177 11.284e
Weather: 1015 rising, 10SE, 100%cc

via streaming.

Sat Aug 20 7:11 2016 NZST
Run: 0.8nm (1.4km)
16 56S 177 22E

Blue Lagoon. 15k S, bar 1011 rising, 100% CC. Intermittent rain. 21 degrees. Need tropical weather, please!

Thu Aug 18 7:04 2016 NZST
Run: 44.9nm (81.3km)
16 56.65200S 177 22.06000E

We arrived in the Blue Lagoon from Lautoka in a steady downpour, thanks to the miracle of Google Earth. Heavy rain overnight, now intermittent. Wind 5k SE, bar 1009 steady, 100%CC.

Wed Aug 17 7:02 2016 NZST
Run: 4nm (7.2km)
17 35.34900S 177 26.78400E

Anchored at Lautoka. 95%CC, light rain, 1009S, calm. Looking for clear weather to sail to the Yasawas. .

Tue Aug 16 6:46 2016 NZST
Run: 88.8nm (160.7km)
17 33.23S 177 29.62E

Anchored in Vitogo Bay, hoping to get to the Yasawas before bad weather. Wind 3k NE, 95%CC, 1010S, eerily calm. Even the birds are subdued.

Sat Aug 13 6:59 2016 NZST
Run: 145.7nm (263.7km)
17 40.80903S 178 50.14450E

Anchored in Levuka. 95% cloud cover, 10-12k SE wind, 1015 steady. Please send sun.

Thu Aug 4 8:15 2016 NZST
Run: 112.8nm (204.2km)
17 11s 179 1w
Weather: 20%cc calm 1014s

anchored in Shoal Pass Vanuabalavu. Lovely. Prob leaving tom bef wx moves in.

Tue Jul 26 7:21 2016 NZST
Run: 40.8nm (73.8km)
16 46S 179 20E

Back in Savusavu to resupply, hoping for a wind shift that will get us down to Fulaga.

Thu Jul 21 7:28 2016 NZST
Run: 7.7nm (13.9km)
Avg: 44.1knts
24hr: 1057.7nm
16 37.99511S 179 55.98290E

Oops on that last. We are anchored at Kioa Island in sunshine and dead calm. Heading north to Albert Cove today.

Thu Jul 21 7:18 2016 NZST
Run: 0.9nm (1.6km)
16 44.51031S 179 54.52057E

Mon Jul 11 8:20 2016 NZST
Run: 37.3nm (67.5km)
16 44.945S 179 53.798E

In lovely Viani Bay enjoying good weather and peace and quiet.

Thu Jun 23 6:56 2016 NZST
Run: 45.4nm (82.2km)
16 46.64999S 179 20.05723E

We're finally tied to a mooring in beautiful Savusavu, Fiji, after almost exactly 9 days from Opua. The sun is out, the birds are welcoming our safe arrival, all's right with the world.

Wed Jun 22 6:28 2016 NZST
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 158.7nm (287.2km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 161.5nm
17 20s 179 42e
Weather: 75%cc 20ESE 1.5m mod 1014s

45 nm to go. Will arrive this pm. Two cold ones, please

Tue Jun 21 6:53 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 147.1nm (266.3km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 146.1nm
19 30s 179 30w
Weather: 75%cc 20-25knESE 1015s

squally nite w/35kn gusts, steep seas.

Stay focused, you two. You're so nearly there. What a passage. Hats off to your resilience. much love D & A
Mon Jun 20 6:43 2016 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 176.7nm (319.8km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 169.2nm
21 35s 179 58w
Weather: 50%cc 22-26knSE 2.5mSSE 8sec 1016s

Still bumpy but bettr thn ystrdy. Happy to see blue sky

Sun Jun 19 5:39 2016 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 153.2nm (277.3km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 153.9nm
24 05s 179 27e
Weather: 18-20SE 3mSE 12sec 1016s

steady 25kts ystrdy til midnite, down some ovrnite. Bumpy ride.

Sat Jun 18 5:46 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.7knts
Run: 138.3nm (250.3km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 145.9nm
26 15s 178 56e
Weather: 90%cc 15SE 1.5mSE 8sec 1018f

Safe to stop NMinerva Sun? Or should proceed to Fiji?

Fri Jun 17 7:01 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 149.6nm (270.8km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 150.1nm
28 11s 178 21e
Weather: 100%cc 18knSE 3m SE 1019s

high 20s overnight but now eased. All is well.

Thu Jun 16 7:06 2016 NZST
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 156.7nm (283.6km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 147.2nm
30 13s 177 30e
Weather: 100%cc 20-25knESE 2.5m SE steep 1019s

bouncy night, all is well

Wed Jun 15 5:33 2016 NZST
Speed: 4.5knts
Run: 134.2nm (242.9km)
Avg: 5.7knts
24hr: 137.4nm
32 09s 176 07e
Weather: 9-13knSE 2mSE 1025f

squally night, rolly and uncomfortable but all is well

Tue Jun 14 6:07 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 112.5nm (203.6km)
33 52s 175 02e
Weather: 10knSE 1032s sloppy seas

all is well, slogging along

Sat Jun 11 11:00 2016 NZST
No position sent.

We've joined the Wait group in Opua, hoping for a better window Tuesday or so.

Wed Jun 1 16:00 2016 NZST
Run: 0.4nm (0.7km)
35 19s 174 8e
Weather: 70%cc 0-5knE's 1013f

Waiting for better window

Tue May 31 9:17 2016 NZST
35 18.80645S 174 7.70099E

Waiting with the last of the stragglers for the next decent window to Minerva/Fiji. Practicing patience.

Sun May 22 5:28 2016 NZST
Run: 5.6nm (10.1km)
35 18.79355S 174 7.70802E

In Opua still waiting for a weather window.

Tue May 17 8:04 2016 NZST
Run: 33.3nm (60.3km)
35 15.308S 174 11.827E

In Bay of Islands waiting for weather window for Tonga.

Mon Mar 21 23:21 2016 NZDT
35 43.46589S 174 19.63352E

Boat work nearly done, ready to rumble

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