Exocet Strike

Exocet Strike

Wed May 25 10:44 2016 NZST
Speed: 0knts
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
Speed: 6.9knts
Run: 180.2nm (326.2km)
Avg: 7.4knts
24hr: 178nm
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

Mon May 23 6:34 2016 NZST
Speed: 6.8knts
Run: 143.4nm (259.6km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 161.1nm
Weather: wind SE 10, swell 0.5 m SE, cloud 5%, baro 1014 steady.

all well on board, motor sailing to get into Bundaberg tomorrow before noon, hopefully.

Good to hear that you're nearly there. It's gone cold, windy and wet in Opua with mini fronts rolling in every few hours! Hoping for a Vanuatu window early next week. Best wishes from the Maunies
Sun May 22 9:12 2016 NZST
Speed: 6.4knts
Run: 209.6nm (379.4km)
Avg: 8knts
24hr: 191.3nm
Weather: 15 kts, SE, 0.5 m swell, 100% cloud, 1018.5 baro.

wind has gone from 18 to 25 down to 8 to 15, sailing whenever we can, hoping to reach Bundaberg Tuesday.

Sat May 21 6:54 2016 NZST
Speed: 8.3knts
Run: 204.9nm (370.9km)
Avg: 8.9knts
24hr: 214.7nm
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 8:00 2016 NZST
Speed: 8knts
Weather: SSW10, 1010.5, 1m swell, 40%cc

passed thru trough last evening at 1700.

Fri May 20 6:24 2016 NZST
Speed: 8.0knts
Run: 137.2nm (248.3km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 142.1nm
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!

Thu May 19 7:14 2016 NZST
Speed: 6.0knts
Run: 263.9nm (477.7km)
Avg: 5.4knts
24hr: 130.7nm
Weather: 6 kts N, slight swell, 5% cloud, baro 1012 hPa.

all well, motoring since 0600 UTC, waiting for the new winds to arrive.

Wed May 18 6:59 2016 NZST
Speed: 7.4knts
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
Speed: 7.6knts
Run: 103.2nm (186.8km)
Avg: 6knts
24hr: 144nm
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 13:35 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.0knts
Run: 60.6nm (109.7km)
Avg: 9.1knts
24hr: 219.4nm
Weather: 5 kts W long swell 2m, 10% cloud, 1012.5 falling slowly.

all well, heading towards some wind as northern route is looking very light.

Mon May 16 6:57 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.1knts
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,

Sun May 8 18:01 2016 NZST
Run: 11.3nm (20.5km)

Currently in Bay of Islands Marina, awaiting final jobs to be completed then looking for a weather window to head off to Bundaberg.

Mon Oct 19 9:27 2015 NZDT
Run: 172.1nm (311.5km)
Avg: 3.5knts
24hr: 83.2nm

arrived opua on Sunday.

Sat Oct 17 7:50 2015 NZDT
Speed: 6knts
Run: 144.5nm (261.5km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 148.6nm
Weather: LAV, Sea state is slight with a long SW swell maybe 0.5 to 1

Waiting for the wind to back to make haste from cape reign a to Opua

Fri Oct 16 8:29 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5knts
Run: 27.5nm (49.8km)
Avg: 22.8knts
24hr: 547.3nm
Weather: ese 8-10, 1026

all Good on board. relayed report

Fri Oct 16 7:17 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5.4mknts
Run: 121.7nm (220.3km)
Avg: 5.5knts
24hr: 130.8nm
Weather: Baro falling v slowly 1024.5, se9, seas much improved

1430 utc report

Thu Oct 15 8:57 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5.2knts
Run: 143.2nm (259.2km)
Avg: 5.7knts
24hr: 136nm
Weather: 15-20 ese/se, 1020, 2m rough chop

not a good night but wind easing and clouds clearing

Wed Oct 14 7:41 2015 NZDT
Speed: 6.1knts
Run: 186.2nm (337km)
Avg: 8.2knts
24hr: 197.7nm
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

Tue Oct 13 9:04 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5knts
Run: 155.6nm (281.6km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 153.1nm
Weather: 3.5 kn from E - ENE winds, sea flattening out. Baro is 1020.

Th midnight pos 31/170E.  Fri midnight 32.5/171.5E

Mon Oct 12 8:41 2015 NZDT
Speed: 8.3knts
Run: 157.9nm (285.8km)
Weather: baro 1020.5 20 kn 090 T

on their way!

Tue Sep 29 8:34 2015 NZDT
Speed: 6.4msknts
Run: 220.9nm (399.8km)
Avg: 9.4knts
24hr: 224.8nm
Weather: 6.6E, clear skies, moon set and sun rise at same time

approaching Havannah. Motored since mid night

Mon Sep 28 8:58 2015 NZDT
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 422nm (763.8km)
Avg: 16.4knts
24hr: 393.4nm
Weather: 12-16 ESE, 1014, bright sun

Sun Sep 27 7:14 2015 NZDT
Speed: 8knts
Run: 127.5nm (230.8km)
Weather: 15se, 1015.5 rising slowly

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Tue Jul 14 8:29 2015 NZST

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