Exit Strategy

Exit Strategy

Wed Nov 2 7:53 2016 NZDT
Run: 1379.2nm (2496.4km)
35 51.82698s 174 31.773e

marsden cove

Sat Nov 7 10:17 2015 NZDT
Run: 38.9nm (70.4km)
27 27.389S 153 11.481E
Weather: calm and sunny, bar 1010, cc 10%

Happily tied up at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron. Head home to Canada next week.

Wed Nov 4 20:01 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5knts
Run: 143.9nm (260.5km)
Avg: 3.9knts
24hr: 94.2nm
26 55.87S 153 25.13E
Weather: Winds 10-15 NNW, Bar 1012, Sea 1.5 meter N,CC 20%

Just passed Cape Moreton, should be at the dock by noon.

Tue Nov 3 7:21 2015 NZDT
Speed: 6knts
Run: 155.8nm (282km)
Avg: 7.5knts
24hr: 179.6nm
26 20S 155 39E
Weather: Winds 10-20 N, Bar 1015, Sea 1.5 meter N,CC 20%

On route to Brisbane. GReat sail overnight with aft quarter wind and seas.

Mon Nov 2 10:32 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 66.7nm (120.7km)
Avg: 5knts
24hr: 120.2nm
25 47S 158 05E
Weather: Winds 6-14 NNE, Bar 1018, Sea 0.5 meter SE,CC 20%

On route to Brisbane. Motoring DDW

Sun Nov 1 21:13 2015 NZDT
Speed: 6knts
Run: 88.9nm (160.9km)
Avg: 214.6knts
24hr: 5151.5nm
25 32S 159 07E
Weather: Winds 6-14 NNE, Bar 1019, Sea 1.0 meter S,CC 70%

On route to Brisbane.

Ah, success with the position report! Mind you the 24 hour distance calculation looks a little optimistic!!

Hooray! There you are - thanks. Happy Sailing! XOXO Sonja, the Mailbag
Sun Nov 1 20:48 2015 NZDT
Speed: 4.5knts
Run: 148nm (267.9km)
Avg: 2.7knts
24hr: 63.7nm
25 18S 160 31E
Weather: Winds 6-14 E, Bar 1019, Sea 1.5 meters S,CC 70%

On passage to Brisbane

Sun Nov 1 7:38 2015 NZDT
Speed: 4-5knts
No position sent.
Weather: Winds 6-14 E, Bar 1019, Sea 1.5 meters S,CC 70%

On route to Brisbane.

Sat Oct 31 7:13 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5-6knts
No position sent.
Weather: Winds 6-15 SSE, Bar 1018, Sea 1.5 meters S,CC 70%

On route to Brisbane or Coffs.

Hi Tom & Kim Hope it's all going well. You might want to check with GHR in the morning as YIT is showing your weather report but no details of position, course or speed and your name isn't appearing on the list of boats who have reported in today or yesterday. May be a problem with the format of your report or a glitch at their end. Anyway, we are thinking of you both - we'll be away for a couple of days but will hopefully get you on the SX Net on Wednesday morning. Love from us both, G&D

HAPPY HALLOWEEN. U must be in disguise cause I can't find you on the map! Sail Safe!
Fri Oct 30 13:00 2015 NZDT
Run: 281.7nm (509.9km)
24 27S 162 41E

Fri Oct 30 7:32 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5-6knts
No position sent.
Weather: Winds 5-10 SSW, Bar 1015, Sea 2 meters S

On route to Brisbane or Coffs.

Wed Oct 28 21:45 2015 NZDT
No position sent.
Weather: 23 degrees, calm, Bar 1016

Leaving Noumea tomorrow for Brisbane.

Thinking of you as you begin your passage to the land of koalas and kangaroos. Safe sailing, dear friends. xx Irene and Lionel
Fri Oct 23 11:13 2015 NZDT
No position sent.
Weather: 29 degrees, 90% cloud cover, calm, Bar 1017

Settled in at Port Moselle Marina, Noumea

Fri Oct 23 8:39 2015 NZDT
Run: 174nm (314.9km)
Avg: 3.6knts
24hr: 87nm
22 16.617s 166 26.396e
Weather: 1016 calm

P Moselle Noumea.

Thu Oct 22 7:07 2015 NZDT
Speed: 6.5knts
No position sent.
Weather: Wind 10 knots East , 100% CC, Swell 1 metre, Bar 1016

Motor sailing to make Havanna pass at low tide.

Wed Oct 21 8:40 2015 NZDT
Speed: 7.2knts
Run: 164.1nm (297km)
20 03S 167 42E
Weather: ese 15-20, 2Mse, 1013, 70%CC

Wed Oct 21 7:08 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5.5knts
No position sent.
Weather: Wind 15 knots ENE , 60% CC, Swell 2 metre, Bar 1013

Wind came around to East around midnight allowing us to sail course.

Tue Oct 20 7:58 2015 NZDT
Speed: 6.0knts
No position sent.
Weather: Wind 6kn SE , 80% CC, Swell 1 metre, Bar 1013

Just heading out of Port Vila for New Caledonia

Yippee, you're off at last! Hope you have a fast and comfy passage to NC. We'll listen out for you on the SC net and also here on Yit. xx Irene and Lionel
Wed Sep 30 10:24 2015 NZDT
17 44.812S 168 18.655E

On Mooring

Mon Sep 28 12:45 2015 NZDT
Run: 80.1nm (145km)
17 44.812S 168 18.655E
Weather: 100% Cloud Cover, Wind East 10, Bar 1015, Sea flat (in harbour)

On Mooring ball in Port Vila after overnight passage from Lamen Bay where I was able to swim with a dugong.

Fri Sep 25 19:17 2015 NZST
Run: 67.7nm (122.5km)
16 35.809S 168 09.816E
Weather: Calm , Clear, Swell 1 foot, Bar 1009

At Anchor in Lamen Bay, Epi Island. Snorkeled with turtles today. On lookout for the elusive dugongs.

Thu Sep 24 0:00 2015 NZST
Run: 33nm (59.7km)
15 58.597S 167 22.441E

Stopped ti see visit village and watch traditional dancing on Malacula

Mon Sep 21 7:24 2015 NZST
Run: 109nm (197.3km)
15 32.218S 167 10.774E
Weather: Calm , 100% Cloud, Swell nil, Bar 1009

On a mooring ball at Aore Island Resort. Will dive the Coolidge wreck today.

Sat Sep 19 6:21 2015 NZST
Speed: 5.8knts
Run: 61.5nm (111.3km)
16 54.841S 167 58.872E
Weather: Wind 10-15 S, 5% Cloud, Swell 1.5 meter SE, Bar 1010

On passage to Santo. Wonderful clear night with great conditions.

Tue Sep 15 21:07 2015 NZST
Run: 0.6nm (1.1km)
17 44.767S 168 18.717E

On a mooring ball in Port Villa. Good day with a trip to the waterfall.

Mon Sep 14 7:22 2015 NZST
Run: 16.4nm (29.7km)
Avg: 52knts
24hr: 1247.3nm
17 44.261s 168 18.542e
Weather: 10-15SSE, 100%cc, 1015, light S swell

15nm fromPort Vila , from Tanna

Mon Sep 14 7:04 2015 NZST
Speed: 5.7knts
Run: 130.6nm (236.4km)
17 58.181S 168 21.815E
Weather: wind: 10-12 knots ESE, 100% Cloud, Swell 2 metres SE, Bar 1014

On route to Port Vila. 15 miles out.

Wed Sep 9 18:09 2015 NZST
Run: 52.6nm (95.2km)
19 31.512S 169 29.769E
Weather: wind: 5-10 knots Southeast, 70% Cloud, Swell 0.5 metre NE, Bar 1015

Anchored in Port Resolution, Tanna. Plan to go to the volcano tomorrow.

Mon Sep 7 16:03 2015 NZST
Run: 40.9nm (74km)
20 14.279S 169 46.726E
Weather: wind: 8-10 knots Southeast, 5% Cloud, S, Bar 1017

Anchored in Anelghowhat Bay, Aneityum Island, Vanuatu. Calm, sunny, good day for a hike.

Sun Sep 6 16:04 2015 NZST
Speed: 6.3knts
Run: 176.9nm (320.2km)
Avg: 7.8knts
24hr: 188nm
20 08S 170 24E
Weather: wind: 8-10 knots South, 20% Cloud, Swell 1 metre S, Bar 1015

Motorsailing with the genoa. Long rolling swell. Should arrive Aneityum, Vanuatu this afternoon.

Sounds like you had an easy passage, but did you take the scenic route?
Sat Sep 5 17:29 2015 NZST
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 160.1nm (289.8km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 164.2nm
19 20S 172 59E
Weather: wind: 5 knots South, 20% Cloud, Swell 1 metre SE, Bar 1013

Lost the wind yesterday afternoon. Motoring with long rolling swell.

Fri Sep 4 18:05 2015 NZST
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 150.7nm (272.8km)
Avg: 5.1knts
24hr: 122.5nm
18 21S 175 12E
Weather: wind: 15 knots Southeast, 30% Cloud, Swell 2 metres SE, Bar 1015

Good night of sailing, getting used to being offshore again

Thu Sep 3 12:33 2015 NZST
Speed: 5.4knts
Run: 14.2nm (25.7km)
17 41.086S 177 23.022E
Weather: wind: 8 knots Northwest, 80% Cloud, Bar 1015

Just cleared out of Fiji and headed for Vanuatu. Hopefully the wind will turn around soon.

Fri Jul 24 7:28 2015 NZST
Run: 73.9nm (133.8km)
17 46.228S 177 11.275E
Weather: wind: 15 knots SouthEast, Clear, Bar 1018

On a mooring ball in Musket Cove and waiting for the wind to ease before exploring the area.

Fri Jul 17 19:24 2015 NZST
Run: 73.7nm (133.4km)
17 27.073s 178 15.500e
Weather: wind: 15-20 knots East, 40% cloud cover, Bar 1015

Arrived this afternoon in Viti Levu Bay for the night. Will continue North and West tomorrow morning.

Mon Jul 13 7:26 2015 NZST
Run: 39.4nm (71.3km)
17 16.458s 179 21.580e
Weather: wind: 15-20 knots East, 40% cloud cover, Bar 1015

Arrived in Dere Bay yesterday afternoon. Raining on and off. May go for a hike today to the village.

Wed Jul 8 6:14 2015 NZST
Speed: 4.5knts
Run: 76.6nm (138.6km)
16 57s 179 51e
Weather: wind: 5-10 knots NorthEast, 10% cloud cover, Bar 1013

Soon to arrive at Paradise Resort mooring ball after an overnight from Northern Lau

Tue Jun 30 7:37 2015 NZST
Run: 0.4nm (0.7km)
17 11S 179 01W
Weather: SE10-15 but stronger outside, 1016, 95%cc

Sat Jun 27 7:12 2015 NZST
Run: 0.4nm (0.7km)
17 10.849s 179 01.355w
Weather: wind:10-15 knots Southeast, 20% cloud cover

Anchored in Bay of Islands.

Fri Jun 26 8:01 2015 NZST
Run: 4.2nm (7.6km)
17 11S 179 01W
Weather: 10-15se, up to 20 overningt, 1015 rising, 25%cc

Bayof Islands, N Lau

Wed Jun 24 9:49 2015 NZST
Run: 62.5nm (113.1km)
17 13.264s 178 57.982w
Weather: wind:10-15 knots Southwest, 50% cloud cover,rain

Anchored in Vanuabalavu. Heading into Bay of Islands today or tomorrow.

Thu Jun 18 7:31 2015 NZST
Run: 22.2nm (40.2km)
16 45.898s 179 46.947w
Weather: wind:10-20 knots SouthEast, 100% cloud cover,rain

Anchored in bay waiting out "the blow" before heading to Northern Lau Group

Wed Jun 3 20:23 2015 NZST
Run: 40nm (72.4km)
16 44s 179 53e
Weather: wind: 19-15 knots East, 10% cloud cover.

Tied up to one of Jack Fisher's mooring balls and looking forward to a guided tour of the best snorkeling spots in the area tomorrow.

Sat May 23 8:14 2015 NZST
Run: 4nm (7.2km)
16 48s 179 17e
Weather: calm 20% cloud cover baro 1014

Anchored just north of Cousteau's Resort

Tue May 12 6:14 2015 NZST
Run: 11.3nm (20.5km)
16 46s 179 20e
Weather: calm 100% cloud cover baro 1010

On a mooring ball at Savusavu. Enjoying a full nights sleep! All is great.

Good to see you have arrived safely. Caught up on your sleep yet?
Mon May 11 6:01 2015 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 144.6nm (261.7km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 145.3nm
16 54s 179 14e
Weather: 4 knts ESE less than 0.5m swell from the NE 10% cloud cover

About 2 hours from arrival. Liiking forward to a full nights sleep! All is great.

Sun May 10 6:08 2015 NZST
Speed: 5.7knts
Run: 143.3nm (259.4km)
Avg: 6knts
24hr: 142.9nm
18 41s 178 05e
Weather: 10 knts NE 0.5m swell from the NE mostly clear, perimeter of cloud at horizon

Turned on the "diesel drifter" yesterday morning. motoring up wind. All is well.

Sat May 9 6:04 2015 NZST
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 157.8nm (285.6km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 158nm
20 12s 176 35e
Weather: 14-18knts ENE 1m swell from the NE mostly cloud(90%)

Another great 24 hours of sailing. Shook out two reefs. All is well.

Fri May 8 6:06 2015 NZST
Speed: 6.2knts
Run: 169.4nm (306.6km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 170.2nm
22 29s 176 35e
Weather: 18-20knts ENE 1.5m swell from the NE mostly cloud(90%)

Great 24 hours of sailing. Nice to have less swell. All is well.

Thu May 7 6:13 2015 NZST
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 176.3nm (319.1km)
Avg: 7.3knts
24hr: 175nm
24 56s 176 39e
Weather: 22knts ENE 2m swell from the NE mostly cloud(80%)

Great 24 hours of sailing. Bit uncomfortable. All is well.

Wed May 6 6:02 2015 NZST
Speed: 6.3knts
Run: 139.2nm (252km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 139.1nm
27 29s 176 42e
Weather: 22knts ENE 2m swell from the NE mostly clear

Good to see the swell reduced. All is well.

Tue May 5 6:01 2015 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 144.4nm (261.4km)
Avg: 6knts
24hr: 143.9nm
29 28s 176 18e
Weather: 15-22knts ENE 2-3m swell from the NE mostly clear

Another rough night with the increased swell and wind.

Mon May 4 5:56 2015 NZST
Speed: 6.0knts
Run: 162.7nm (294.5km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 163nm
31 28s 175 36e
Weather: 15-22knts E 2-3m swell frin the NE mostly clear

Bit of a rough night with the increased swell and wind.

Sun May 3 5:59 2015 NZST
Speed: 5.0knts
Run: 116.7nm (211.2km)
Avg: 3.5knts
24hr: 84.7nm
33 42s 174 43e
Weather: 10-15knts E 1m swell frin the NE mostly clear

Wind filled in about 3:30 and engine off. Great night of sailing with full moon.

Fri May 1 20:55 2015 NZST
35 18.902s 174 07.228e
Weather: Nicest day in Opua in weeks!

Still at dock in Opua but leaving tomorrow for Savusavu, Fiji

Mon Apr 27 21:10 2015 NZST
35 18.902s 174 07.228e
Weather: Calm after the storm

At dock in Opua. Plan to leave Thursday for Fiji.

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