Freedom Song

Freedom Song

Tue Oct 10 7:31 2017 NZDT
Run: 234.5nm (424.4km)

Arrived back 1300 local time Sunday .. did not need his fuel as got a 30 kt northerly at the end. Also 3 ships within half an hour.

Fri Oct 6 8:31 2017 NZDT
Speed: 4.3knts
Run: 86.4nm (156.4km)
Avg: 3.6knts
24hr: 86.4nm
Weather: SSE10, SW1m swell, 80%cc, 1025

204 to opua eta Sunday

Thu Oct 5 8:31 2017 NZDT
Speed: 1.5knts
Run: 128.8nm (233.1km)
Avg: 5.4knts
24hr: 128.8nm
Weather: S less than 5, SW1m swell, 90%cc, 1025

247 to Opua so he will sneak in before the front. All well

Wed Oct 4 8:31 2017 NZDT
Speed: 4.5knts
Run: 40.7nm (73.7km)
Weather: sunny, 12SE, 1.5mSW swell, 40%cc, 1028st

356 to go to Opua. All well.

Tue Oct 3 8:32 2017 NZDT
Speed: 3.2knts
Run: 11.5nm (20.8km)
Weather: SW8, 2.5m SW, 1028st, 20%cc

385 to OPua. Will back ese thursday.

Mon Oct 2 8:30 2017 NZDT
Speed: 3.5knts
Run: 106.1nm (192km)
Weather: W30 has been 40, 4m SW swell, 1021 rising

heading away from the strong winds and swell and has southerly quadrant winds to deal with for a couple of days but all is well and no rush to get to the grim NZ wx.
has 200 miles of fuel and is 340 away so not yet time to motor. May as well wait for lighter winds and better direction.

Sat Sep 30 8:31 2017 NZDT
Speed: 3knts
Run: 61.1nm (110.6km)
Avg: 2.5knts
24hr: 61.1nm
Weather: 12WSW, 2.5m sw, 90%cc, 1004,

473 to Opua. Will wait up where he is until the high winds off N Cape have gone through

Fri Sep 29 8:31 2017 NZDT
Speed: 4knts
Run: 68.3nm (123.6km)
Avg: 2.8knts
24hr: 68.3nm
Weather: SSW10, SW2m swell, 60%cc, 1018

all well and 555 to Opua

Thu Sep 28 8:31 2017 NZDT
Speed: 2knts
Run: 235.2nm (425.7km)
Avg: 4.9knts
24hr: 117.9nm
Weather: sw20, going s, 90%cc, 1011

got the front at 2am. AWOB. Will head a bit west when the wind goes S to deal with future wx.

Tue Sep 26 8:39 2017 NZDT
Speed: 5knts
Run: 94.5nm (171km)
Avg: 4knts
24hr: 94.9nm
Weather: 15E, 0.5m swell, 1024 steady

783 to Opua but may hove to for the front so will make slow progress for a day or so. AWOB

Mon Sep 25 8:45 2017 NZDT
Speed: 5knts
Run: 320.2nm (579.6km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 159.5nm
Weather: ese10, SE1m swell, 10%cc,

Sounds good. AWOB, 896 to Opua

Sat Sep 23 7:34 2017 NZST
Speed: 2knts
Run: 167.8nm (303.7km)
Weather: SSE5, 1050, 20%cc

all well

Hope it's all going well, Gary. No need to reply. Gordon.
Wed Aug 30 7:34 2017 NZST
Run: 126.7nm (229.3km)
Weather: 18SW, 5%cc, 1021, 24C

left HaAfeeva for Nukualofa

Wed May 31 7:37 2017 NZST
Speed: 4.5knts
Run: 126.8nm (229.5km)
Avg: 5.3knts
24hr: 126.8nm
Weather: 10E, 0.5m swell, 30%cc, 1022

40nm to go to Tongatapu! Happy Landfall

Hello Garry, Bet it will feel good to get your feet on dry land in Tonga. Gordon.
Tue May 30 7:38 2017 NZST
Speed: 2.5knts
Run: 119.4nm (216.1km)
Avg: 5knts
24hr: 118.9nm
Weather: SSE5, E .5m swell, 5%cc, 1022 st

150 to go to Nukualofa!

Mon May 29 7:31 2017 NZST
Speed: 6mknts
Run: 85.8nm (155.3km)
Weather: could not hear much!

240 to Nukualofa

Sat May 27 7:33 2017 NZST
Speed: 2.5knts
Run: 117.2nm (212.1km)
Avg: 4.9knts
24hr: 117.7nm
Weather: 70%cc, 1m E swell, 12NE

All Ok on board. Will keep this side of the date line!

Fri May 26 7:39 2017 NZST
Speed: 2.5knts
Run: 108.4nm (196.2km)
Avg: 4.5knts
24hr: 108nm
Weather: winds 20kts, 2.5m swell, 90%cc, 1017 st

got pushed back over the date line so will know it well by the end of the trip!

Thu May 25 7:34 2017 NZST
Speed: 000knts
Run: 99.6nm (180.3km)
Avg: 4.2knts
24hr: 99.8nm
Weather: ene18, E2m swell, 20%cc, 1019

343 to Nukualofa. They seem to be looking forward to that!

Wed May 24 7:36 2017 NZST
Speed: 4.7knts
Run: 173.8nm (314.6km)
Avg: 7.2knts
24hr: 173.9nm
Weather: E20, E3m swell. 10%cc, 1020

Hmm, Minerva or Tongatapu. only 190 to Minerva which is due north. 300 to Tongatapu. They heaved to last night for a whle to deal with the sea and wind conditions. All well.

Tue May 23 7:37 2017 NZST
Speed: 4knts
Run: 39nm (70.6km)
Weather: 30+ESE, 2m e swell, 80%cc, 1025

all well. 510 to go, and counting!

Mon May 22 8:19 2017 NZST
Speed: 4.5knts
Run: 387.2nm (700.8km)
Avg: 5.4knts
24hr: 128.5nm
Weather: 20e, 2.5m seas, 40%cc, 1030

594 miles from Tongatapu - going there.

Hi Gary,last saw you in Pango Pango 2017.Also going to Tonga from NZ this year.Haven not ready yet.Safe sailing.See you in Tonga,Bruce& Kerry
Fri May 19 8:00 2017 NZST
Run: 98.6nm (178.5km)

this via relay but no one could hear them very well

Fri Oct 21 8:39 2016 NZDT
Run: 64.5nm (116.7km)
Avg: 2.7knts
24hr: 64.2nm

Landed opua! Phew!

Thu Oct 20 8:33 2016 NZDT
Speed: 3.8knts
Run: 58.8nm (106.4km)
Weather: flat seas, wnw10

57nm to Opua. 0200 tomorrow. GHRadio is wondering if there is an engine on Freedom Song. The oil companies are not making much money from Gary!

Wed Oct 19 8:33 2016 NZDT
Speed: 2.5knts
Run: 35.3nm (63.9km)
Weather: sw8

106 to Opua and hopefully he will turn on the engine and get in before the light front

Tue Oct 18 8:39 2016 NZDT
Speed: 3knts
Run: 38.1nm (69km)
Weather: 5SW,

137 to Opua. Yes , he did move 3 miles closer from yesterday!

Mon Oct 17 8:37 2016 NZDT
Run: 22.4nm (40.5km)
Weather: SW15, 1.5m swell

Only 140nm to Go. Thanks Orfos for the relay as Gary is too close for Gulf Harbour Radio 8MHz frequency

Sat Oct 15 8:35 2016 NZDT
Speed: 3knts
Run: 62.6nm (113.3km)
Avg: 2.6knts
24hr: 62.7nm
Weather: w5,

150 to Opua . Slow and steady!

Fri Oct 14 8:36 2016 NZDT
Speed: 2knts
Run: 103.4nm (187.2km)
Avg: 4.3knts
24hr: 103.8nm
Weather: 5 w wind, 0.5m swell

203 to Opua so must have had some wind the last 24hrs as good prgress

Thu Oct 13 8:41 2016 NZDT
Speed: 3knts
Run: 44.2nm (80km)
Weather: WNW8, no swell

294 to Opua. beautiful day for a power boat!

Wed Oct 12 8:31 2016 NZDT
Speed: 3knts
Run: 102.9nm (186.2km)
Avg: 4.2knts
24hr: 101.4nm
Weather: 5NE, 2m 2m NE swell,

324 nm to Opua. Winds should pick up to help them along

Tue Oct 11 8:11 2016 NZDT
Speed: 2.5knts
Run: 103.4nm (187.2km)
Avg: 4.3knts
24hr: 103.8nm
Weather: 5NNE, swell 1m NNE,

414 to Opua but who is counting! A front to contend with

Mon Oct 10 8:16 2016 NZDT
Speed: 3.5knts
Run: 65.5nm (118.6km)
Weather: Ene8 , sw1.5 swell

503 to Opua so ETA sat or Sunday. Would be good to getbin Saturday as winds will be better then direction wise. Great radio signal.

Sat Oct 8 8:42 2016 NZDT
Speed: 4knts
Run: 155.7nm (281.8km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 155.3nm
Weather: Long period swell, 4m from SW. Wind SW 15-18

Looks like Friday am eta

Fri Oct 7 8:39 2016 NZDT
Speed: 3.5knts
Run: 179.4nm (324.7km)
Weather: SW 15-18, 1.5m swell, 80%cc,

Have left Minerva, 5 Oct, for Opua with eta in about 6-7 days. Reasonable radio signal. GHRadio will put in the previous reports when time permits.

Mon Oct 3 13:00 2016 NZDT
Run: 108.9nm (197.1km)
Avg: 4.5knts
24hr: 108.9nm

heading to Minerva. Glassy seas

Sun Oct 2 13:00 2016 NZDT

Steering 2407 at 4 kts. 8ese, no swell and 110nm to N Minerva

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