Fri Nov 24 9:08 2017 NZDT
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 127.1nm (230.1km)
Avg: 8.3knts
24hr: 199.2nm

We are back in NZ cruising down the coast towards Opua to check-in. It was a good night sailing until just after midnight when we turned on the motor and motor sailed into NZ. It's great to be back!!!

Thu Nov 23 17:49 2017 NZDT
Run: 92.1nm (166.7km)
Avg: 8.7knts
24hr: 207.9nm

A good day sailing and making good progress. We are expecting to get into Opua sometime tomorrow early avo. We have a beautiful sunny day with easterly winds between 12-19kn and half metre SE swell. One more night and we are home - Yay!!!!!

Thu Nov 23 7:11 2017 NZDT
Run: 105.5nm (191km)
Avg: 7.9knts
24hr: 190.4nm

Another night of pounding and very little sleep, but the finish line is only a day and night away. So we have made good ground and that's the main thing. Most of the night was 17-20kn easterlies on the nose. Still about a 1m E swell and we have a beautiful sunny day today, so can't complain.

Bummer, sorry to hear conditions haven't been too comfy! But you are nearly home, which is great news. xx

Looking good. Weather has been fabulous since we have been back in NZ. Any plans once you get to Opua? Stay safe Cheers Rob
Wed Nov 22 17:53 2017 NZDT
Run: 68.9nm (124.7km)
Avg: 7.3knts
24hr: 174.1nm

Another long day of crash and bash, but making headway. We have about 289 miles in a straight line to go until we get to the Bay of Islands. 16-20kn ESE (on he nose) with a sloppy sea (just perfect!).
The crew was wondering if Sue was keen for lunch in Opua on Saturday?.

Tell 'the crew' I'll meet him for lunch on Saturday. Have a great last few days. See you soon. Sue
Wed Nov 22 8:23 2017 NZDT
Run: 109.5nm (198.2km)
Avg: 7.6knts
24hr: 183.1nm

It's been a hard night of on the nose sailing, lots of banging and not the best sleep. Oh well, we are predicting just over a couple of days to go. We have had 19kn easterlies with 1m E swell. Another fine day, with quite a bit of cloud. We are crossing our fingers for a NE wind to kick in. Won't hold our breath tho. AND not long after the first Mahimahi was caught, we got another one. Fresh fish last night and fish curry tonight.

Got your txt message guys. Glad your allgood. Have been keeping an eye on YIT Cant wait to see you soon. Safe Travels. Love Yous, Dana xxx
Tue Nov 21 18:02 2017 NZDT
Run: 78nm (141.2km)
Avg: 7.3knts
24hr: 174.1nm

A day of mainly sailing, a little bit of motor sailing. The highlight was Wok pulling in a Mahimahi, which we will have for dinner. 11kn SE and 1m SE swell. We are ticking along ok. The wind is expected to pick up tonight, so hopefully push us closer to home

Tue Nov 21 7:17 2017 NZDT
Run: 90.6nm (164km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 164.1nm

The easterly winds finally kicked in, so we tacked and are heading slightly more south. Not the best of nights sleep, as the wind is stronger 13.5kn SE and on the nose, but it's nice to be making some progress. It rained a little bit overnight and It's a bit cloudy today with the odd back cloud, A 1M SE swell on the nose which makes it a bit uncomfortable, but not unusual - homeward bound!!

Mon Nov 20 18:02 2017 NZDT
Run: 72.5nm (131.2km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 159.1nm

Another beautiful day going not very far. A bit frustrating with the lack of wind, but hoping that the easterlies kick in very shortly. We have 6kn SW winds with 1m SE swell. We have had the motor on and off intermittently during the day. Currently motor sailing. All good on board.

Mon Nov 20 7:06 2017 NZDT
Run: 89.4nm (161.8km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 161.1nm

A nice calm night of motorsailing and everyone getting heaps of sleep. Still heading mainly east and hoping that when the forecast wind kicks in, we will get a nice run into New Zealand. Sounds good anyway. Not much wind at present - only 9 knots S and 1m SE swell. Looking forward to heading in the right direction and getting home. (Paul says hi to Sue)

Sun Nov 19 17:47 2017 NZDT
Run: 65.8nm (119.1km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 156.4nm

Sailed all morning and just before lunch turned on the motor and have been motorsailing ever since, heading ESE - slowly dog-legging to NZ. It's been a fine warm day, but that should slowly change. Not bad conditions wth 2m SE swell. All happy on board.

Be safe, looking forward to catching up. Heading up to Auckland to relieve North Star and Activa of all our shit on Tuesday. Have been missing you guys!
Sun Nov 19 7:41 2017 NZDT
Run: 76.8nm (139km)
Avg: 5.6knts
24hr: 134.7nm

A good night of light sailing between 10-13 kn SE with a 1m SE swell, slightly in the nose. As we have Paul Ranum with us as crew, we have managed a little more sleep than usual which is nice. They both sound like they are sleeping well. Maybe another day of heading in the wrong direction. Could be a long passage!!

Safe sailing - don't hurry back as the weather is cold and wet in NZ!!
Sat Nov 18 18:00 2017 NZDT
Run: 42.1nm (76.2km)
Avg: 4.3knts
24hr: 103.5nm

Trying to get as east as possible, but feels like we are heading to Fiji. There is only one advantage - it's not getting any colder yet. SE breeze - 10-13kn and 1m SE swell. All crew happy and well.

Sat Nov 18 8:14 2017 NZDT
Run: 68.8nm (124.5km)

Hi Guys, we are just about to leave isle of Pines, New Caledonia shortly. It's been a fabulous season, but we are looking forward to seeing friends and family back home. We are going to have to head east a little bit this time and it won't be a quick / easy trip, but there hasn't been many great Windows to head home so far, so we are taking this one. Look forward to seeing everyone. xxxxx

Sun Oct 22 11:19 2017 NZDT
Run: 22.5nm (40.7km)

Baie d'Citron

Fri Sep 8 7:44 2017 NZST
Run: 192.8nm (349km)
Avg: 7.7knts
24hr: 185.2nm

We had a great sail using the Gennaker, until about 2200hrs and then motored the rest of the way to New Caledonia. We have just come through the Havannah pass and heading towards Noumea to check in today. We have been fortunate with the full moon all passage and this morning was a gorgeous sunrise - a nice welcome!

Thu Sep 7 6:45 2017 NZST
Run: 166.4nm (301.2km)
Avg: 12.1knts
24hr: 291.5nm

Not a lot of wind and fairly calm seas until about 11.00pm when the wind got up to between 10-12kn and was on the right angle for a Gennaker run. It's been a lovely day of gentle sailing. We will pull down the gennaker when it gets dark, Still no fish at this stage. Still in track to get to Noumea by Friday avfternoon - yay!

Thu Sep 7 6:45 2017 NZST
Run: 65.5nm (118.6km)

A quiet night with the exception of the motor. Not a lot of wind and fairly calm seas with a 1 m SE swell. On track to get to Noumea by Friday avo. Only one more night!

Wed Sep 6 17:03 2017 NZST
Run: 206.2nm (373.2km)
Avg: 8.3knts
24hr: 200.1nm

We sailed for most of the day until about 1500hrs, when we turned on our motor as we have finally run out of wind.

Sad about the wind, but at least the moon is lighting the way and making the night watches seem shorter. See you two shortly
Tue Sep 5 16:19 2017 NZST
Run: 301.6nm (545.9km)
Avg: 31.1knts
24hr: 746.2nm

A good night of steady wind of 20 kn, but has now eased early this morning to about 14 kn E. Still moving along nicely with a reef in the main and just the stay sail, but we will make some changes when Wok wakes up. Still making good ground.

Tue Sep 5 16:19 2017 NZST
Run: 119.4nm (216.1km)

A big lazy rock and roll day, but moving along nicely with a reef in the main and just the stay sail - making good ground.

any fish???
Tue Sep 5 6:37 2017 NZST
Run: 82.9nm (150km)
Avg: 3.6knts
24hr: 87.6nm

Bumpy night with between 20 - 27kn SE winds. First night is always the hardest with not much sleep for me. Wok managed a few hours with the help of Pihia Bombs.

Hi hope all is going well. Don't burn yourself Lanie. Phillip from Blue Baie is having a birthday party on Thursday night , your invited ! See you soon
Mon Sep 4 7:54 2017 NZST

Just to confirm correct dates, Fusio is leaving Fiji Monday 4th September not Sunday

Hi guys just missed you- we arrived in Savusavu this morn- have a great trip
Sun Sep 3 8:00 2017 NZST
Run: 2.2nm (4km)

Heading to Vuda Marina to check out, as we are leaving Fiji today for New Caledonia.

Wed Aug 23 8:21 2017 NZST

Still hanging around Musket Cove area with a little Kite Boarding, playing on the paddle boards in the surf & some trips to the outer reef for a snorkel.
Maybe heading for New Caledonia in a week or so.

Sun Jul 16 7:23 2017 NZST
Run: 14.3nm (25.9km)

Playing in the wind a Musket Cove

Sat Jun 10 16:39 2017 NZST
Speed: 0nknts
Run: 60.6nm (109.7km)
Weather: 10kn SW, very hot and fine with 50% cloud cover.

Ourselves Shenanigans and RhumCocoa had great morning and afternoon kite sessions at Nananu-I-ra Thursday. Friday there was no wind, so we all headed off towards Vuda Marina where we were meeting up with Richard Edlin our friendly boat builder. We spent a night halfway down and all had drinks on our boat and then arrived today at lunch time. We went Into the bar and had a beer with Richard - great to catch up. We are all going out to dinner tonight at the Marina. Both RhumCocoa and us are hanging out on our picks, so could be a bumpy night - all part of the experience!

Tue Jun 6 21:30 2017 NZST
Speed: n=0aknts
Run: 46.5nm (84.2km)
Weather: 20kn SE, fine with 90% cloud cover.=0A

ourselves and Shenanigans arrived at Nananu-I-ra Tuesday evening about 5.30pm and immediately had arrival drinks. We had a great afternoon of kiteboarding today (Wednesday) on the point, with the five of us all kiting together. Tomorrow is meant to have more wind, so bring it on=20

Mon Jun 5 10:42 2017 NZST
Speed: 7.2nknts
Run: 48nm (86.9km)
Weather: 14kn SE, fine with 90% cloud cover.

We spent 4 nights in Savusavu which was a fabulous time of socialising and going out for dinner each night which was soo cheap. $22.00 Fijian for a night on the town - not bad. We caught up with Pete and Wanda from RhumCocoa who had sailed from Tahiti, so that was very cool spending some time with them. Yesterday ourselves, Shenanigans and Sharp Focus moved on to Namena to do some diving, but it wasn't quite what it was before Cyclone Winstone - sad! Today Shenanigans and ourselves are sailing on to Nanunanu I-ra to do some kite boarding - bring on the wind!!

Wed May 31 3:51 2017 NZST
Speed: 0nknts
Run: 97.8nm (177km)
Avg: 8.2knts
24hr: 195.6nm
Weather: 20kn SE, fine with the odd shower. 70% cloud cover.

Its 3.45am and we have about 20 minutes to go before we pull up a mooring in Savusavu. It's been a great ride with always a little bit of drama attached, but all in all fantastic to be here. Looking forward to setting foot on land for a few days.

Happy to hear you (and the 'Nannys aka Shenanigans) have arrived safely. Nice feeling to step on to terra firma, hey! xx

Fantastic to hear you're there safe and sound! What was the drama? Looking forward to catching up with you guys soon, save some fun for us okay, we are hoping to leave in a couple of weeks.
Tue May 30 15:51 2017 NZST
Speed: 7.5nknts
Run: 70.9nm (128.3km)
Avg: 7.5knts
24hr: 181nm
Weather: 16kn SE, fine with the odd shower. 70% cloud cover. Half m E swell.

we have passed quite a few islands so far, through the Koro Sea and expect to arrive in Savusavu about 3am for a couple of hours sleep.

Tue May 30 6:27 2017 NZST
Speed: 7.5nknts
Run: 111nm (200.9km)
Avg: 7.7knts
24hr: 185nm
Weather: 17kn SE, fine with the odd shower. 70% cloud cover. 1 m se swell. Bar 1018

We turned off the motor at 2200hrs and had a fabulous sail through the night and it should continue until we get to Savusavu, which should be early tomorrow morning. Yay!!

Mon May 29 16:03 2017 NZST
Speed: 6.5nknts
Run: 72.9nm (131.9km)
Avg: 7.5knts
24hr: 180.4nm
Weather: 12kn se, Fine and very hot with 30% cloud cover. 1m se swell, Bar 1019

Another day of motoring because of lack of wind. We are hoping that that changes sometime tonight. Nice day of sitting in the sunshine, although almost too hot to sit in it for too long.

Mon May 29 6:21 2017 NZST
Speed: 6.5nknts
Run: 128.1nm (231.9km)
Avg: 7.3knts
24hr: 174.7nm
Weather: 5.7kn se, beautiful clear skies. 1m ne swell, Bar 1019

A night of motoring due to lack of wind. We have been side by side next to Shenanigans all night. We have also had passenger all night at the top of the mast. Obviously a very tired bird, but he isn't suffering from constipation.

Sun May 28 12:45 2017 NZST
Speed: 6.5nknts
Run: 7.6nm (13.8km)
Weather: 4.7kn N, beautiful sunny day. 1m ne swell, Bar 1018

There is not much wind, so motoring at present. Had a fabulous time at North Minerva catching up with lots of other yachties, but now looking forward to getting to Savusavu in Fiji.

Thu May 25 18:45 2017 NZST
Speed: 0nknts
Run: 51.9nm (93.9km)
Avg: 4.5knts
24hr: 108.8nm
Weather: still blowing 20 kn E

anchored at North Minerva. Spent the evening with Rob & Carolyn from Shenanigans with crew Ian. Mulling over the journey and trading war stories.

Thu May 25 7:18 2017 NZST
Speed: 6.5nknts
Run: 110.9nm (200.7km)
Avg: 7.2knts
24hr: 172.8nm
Weather: 17kn E, partly cloudy and fine. 3m e swells, lumpy seas, Bar 1018

Another good night of sailing, but the wind was slightly more forward of beam, which makes the boat launch off the waves a little more. 40 miles before we reach Minerva, so we should be well and truly there before lunch time. Yippee!

Wed May 24 15:54 2017 NZST
Speed: 7.5nknts
Run: 81.4nm (147.3km)
Avg: 8.9knts
24hr: 214.7nm
Weather: 20kn E, partly cloudy and fine. 3m e swells, lumpy seas.

The wind and big swells are persistent, meaning we are cruising along nicely. Unfortunately today, I managed to burn my arm making hot drinks when a big wave hit, so I have a couple of blisters to contend with, but not too serious. Still on track for North Minerva tomorrow, along with Shenanigans who are right behind us.

Wed May 24 6:48 2017 NZST
Speed: 7.5nknts
Run: 114.8nm (207.8km)
Avg: 7.9knts
24hr: 189.4nm
Weather: 20-24kn E, partly cloudy and fine. 3m e swells, lumpy seas. Bar 1019

Another good night sailing and making good progress, but the big swells and wind chop still hanging around. Finally saw our friends from Shenanigans on the radar (AIS) last night. Hopefully get into Minerva similar timing. We are thinking Thursday. Bring it on!

Tue May 23 16:15 2017 NZST
Speed: 7.0nknts
Run: 76.6nm (138.6km)
Avg: 8.1knts
24hr: 194.5nm
Weather: 20-24kn E, partly cloudy and fine. 3m e swells, lumpy seas

Another good day sailing and making good ground, but the seas make it a tad uncomfortable.

Tue May 23 6:48 2017 NZST
Speed: 5.5nknts
Run: 99.2nm (179.6km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 165.3nm
Weather: 15-24kn NE winds. 30%cloud cover but fine. 2 metre E swell. Bar 1025

A fabulous night of sailing and making good progress. We are just behind Bill from Liberation. Both of us slept well & hopefully only two more night shifts before Minerva.

Mon May 22 16:24 2017 NZST
Speed: 8.0knts
Run: 78nm (141.2km)
Avg: 8.3knts
24hr: 200.2nm
Weather: 15-20kn E, partly cloudy and fine. 1m e swells

Great day sailing and making good ground after a slow night. We have Bill & crew from Liberation just ahead of us and Mal and Pauline from Mahia, just behind us. We have been chatting frequently.

Mon May 22 7:03 2017 NZST
Speed: 5.5nknts
Run: 95.5nm (172.9km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 154.9nm
Weather: 8-15kn NE winds. 90%cloud cover but fine. 1 metre E swell. Bar 1031

The winds have dropped a bit, so a slower sail last night, motored for a while. We both have caught up on some sleep which is a good feeling. Nothing eventful happened which is also a good thing.

Good to hear your both doing well and not being tossed around out there. Happy sailing Udderlife catching up!! Xx
Sun May 21 16:15 2017 NZST
Speed: 7.5nknts
Run: 61.8nm (111.9km)
Avg: 7.6knts
24hr: 182nm
Weather: 15-20 SE winds. fine, seas a little sloppy with a 2 metre SE swell.

great sailing day, making good progress, with a couple of reefs in the main - good cruising conditions. Hopefully a bit more sleep than last night.

Hey guys watching your good progress. Keep safe and hope you get some sleep. Love from Remedy at home:(
Sun May 21 8:06 2017 NZST
Speed: 7.5knts
Run: 117.5nm (212.7km)
Avg: 7.7knts
24hr: 184.3nm
Weather: 20-25kn SSW partly cloudy and fine. 1m se swells, messy seas. Bar 1026

sloppy seas with sw winds made it hard for sleeping, but great sailing with just a handkerchief main up. No foresail. Will catch up on some sleep today as the sea flattens out today. Both well on board.

Hey hey Team Fusio, like you, we are underway. Glad to read things have settled down a bit for you out there. xx Irene
Sat May 20 16:48 2017 NZST
Speed: 8.5nknts
Run: 35.2nm (63.7km)
Avg: 9knts
24hr: 216.6nm
Weather: 25-35SW winds. fine, but bumpy seas.

good to get away. Good sailing but a bit sloppy. Hoping the sea calms down a tad so we can get a little bit of sleep tonight.

Hello to you cuties. Miss you heaps thanks for playing with Captain Bill😍 Have a wonderful crossing and I will keep my eyes in you. 9 knots average great speed. Calm seas I hope for you Love Maria and Captain Bill
Sat May 20 12:54 2017 NZST
Speed: 5.5nknts
Run: 1.1nm (2km)
Weather: 23w winds. fine with drizzle patches

we have finally cast free of the Marina and on our way to Minerva Reef then Fiji. Had a great time in Opua with all the other cruisers, but time to go to a warmer climate.

Fri May 12 21:30 2017 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 8.8nm (15.9km)
Weather: windy and fine with drizzle patches

Still waiting for cyclones to disappear. At the moment we are in Opua Marina doing a bit of socialising while this windy drizzly weather remains. Today we went up to Doubtless Bay with Irene and Lionel off Kiapa and had a kite surf. Lots of fun. The night before we were at Don Salthouse place having a party. Never a dull moment.

Mon May 8 11:42 2017 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 1.3nm (2.4km)
Weather: sunny skies 20% cloud cover.

We are hanging out at Urapukapuka Island after spending the last two days at Russell. Last night we went into the Russell Boating Club for dinner and there was a band playing. Rob and Carolyn and Ian from Shenanigans were with us. Rob and I did a few numbers and we had a bit of a dance as well - a great night.

Fri May 5 8:24 2017 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 7.6nm (13.8km)
Weather: sunny skies,but very cold as we haven't left NZ yet.

Anchored at Moturua Island in the B.O.I, waiting for cyclone Donna to pass by up North to make it a safe passage. Not a bad place to be though, hanging out with our friends Rob and Carolyn from Shenanigans and Phil and Patricia from Blue Bie. All going for a walk today around the island

Safe travel guys, looking forward to catching up in October xx

See yoose soon. Departing marsden tomorrow morning.

Sounds idyllic! Have a great time! I'm glad you don't take risks. Precious family at sea! With my love, Lindy
Mon May 1 11:24 2017 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 32.5nm (58.8km)
Weather: sunny skies 20% cloud cover. 15kn S

Arrived in Opua yesterday and today caught up with some boatie friends. We are still sorting out some teething problems, but should be ready to go anytime after today when the weather window permits. There are some ominous cyclone systems coming down from up North, so waiting for those to pass.

Sun Apr 30 11:09 2017 NZST
Speed: 7knts
Run: 70.2nm (127.1km)
Weather: fine, but cloudy 12kn SE

currently cruising past Tutakaka heading for B.O.I

Mon Apr 24 16:42 2017 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 15.9nm (28.8km)
Weather: fine, but 80% cloudy skies

gulf harbour marina. Two days to go before leaving for Opua, Bay of Islands.

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