Wed May 25 10:44 2016 NZST
Run: 40.5nm (73.3km)
Weather: S 5 kts, cloud 5%, baro 1013,
arrived Bundaberg 1300 NZST, bio and customs cleared by 1600. During the night before arrival the sky had 100% hazy cloud and the wind clocked thru' north to west and then to SW as predicted, not more than 6 to 8 kts. On arrival the clouds cleared, and didn't come back. Waited until now for the cold front to arrive but nothing experienced, guess it was further east.
Tue May 24 6:52 2016 NZST
Run: 180.2nm (326.2km)
Weather: 3.5 kts W, swell nil, cloud 100% but thin, baro 1012 steady.
all well, 30 miles to Bundaberg, tide just turning in our favour. Thanks for your listening watches and weather info. Will report frontal data later. John
Sat May 21 6:54 2016 NZST
Run: 204.9nm (370.9km)
Weather: 21 kts SSE, 1 m swell SW, plus 0.5 chop, cloud 0%, baro 1014.0 rising slowly.
all well. Some thought, the Gfs gribs seem accurate but maybe 6 hours early and are understating the average wind strength by 40%, is this usual. Also looks like another low developing and crossing Tasman with a front reaching to near Hervey Bay by Tuesday plus I can now see the system David mentions around Cairns, but GFS shows on weds not Tuesday, looks to have a lot of activity, would David comment please, thanks, John
Fri May 20 6:24 2016 NZST
Run: 137.2nm (248.3km)
Weather: 10 kts SSW, 1 m swell, 40% clouds, baro 1010.5 rising slowly
all well, happy the wind has filled in. Think we went through the clouds of the start of the front, no rain where we were, but looked to be just starting to rain 20 miles east of us. Light winds all night until 0300 NZST when stayed at 7 kts, enough for us to sail!
Wed May 18 6:59 2016 NZST
Weather: 12 kts NW, 1m swell with chop, 10% cloud, baro 1013.5
all well, enjoyed Mahimahi we could last night for supper.on edge of front, we're going too deep into it so tacked to get back on edge, may motor across high then.
Tue May 17 6:47 2016 NZST
Run: 103.2nm (186.8km)
Weather: 17 kts SSE 2m swell, 10% cloud, 1014.5 baro
all well, front passed winds reducing, report from data at 0600 NZST. Hoping to keep some wind as we cross high, maybe 7 to 8 kn will help conserve fuel.
Mon May 16 6:57 2016 NZST
Run: 232.5nm (420.8km)
Weather: TWD 154 4.4 kn, swell slight, cloud clear, baro 1014.0,
Trying to conserve fuel since it's looking very light for some days, interested to hear Davids thoughts since I can only get Gfs and Cmc, hoping ec and uk met are giving stronger trades at 25 or 26,
Wed Oct 14 7:41 2015 NZDT
Run: 186.2nm (337km)
Weather: Baro 1020 steady. wind speed 5 kn dir 295T
Cloud steadily building, was zero to 5% overnight now 85% and looking very grey and heavy ahead, cold front approaching I guess. Gribs show the front moving through a bit more quickly, will try to head East on the start of it which shows being pretty much from S for a few hours then tack to head S by W as best possible, looks like we will not reach Opua until Sunday morning. Looks like winds go li
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