Fri Jan 19 19:21 2018 NZDT
Run: 222.9nm (403.4km)
24 45.610S 152 23.293E

Bundaberg Port Marina. Getting ready to haul.

Tue Dec 19 17:42 2017 NZDT
Run: 6.6nm (11.9km)
27 52.321S 153 20.162E

hauling at The Boat Works, Coomera River, Queensland

Sun Dec 17 22:39 2017 NZDT
Run: 24.9nm (45.1km)
27 46.828S 153 22.119E

Jacobs Well, had to anchor off the channel as we could not get past the 2m- section just here. Will try again on the morning high tide. Tides appear to be about two hours latter than the Gold Coast Seaway tide station.

Sun Dec 17 0:00 2017 NZDT
Run: 53.1nm (96.1km)
27 27.399S 153 11.493E

Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, Manly

Sat Dec 16 0:27 2017 NZDT
Run: 60.9nm (110.2km)
26 41.427S 153 07.256E


Hit the bottom and did rudder damage coming in over the bar. Got directed by the dredge master on where it was clear for our 2m draft. He knew because he just finished dredging there. Wrong!

Thu Dec 14 17:51 2017 NZDT
Run: 13.2nm (23.9km)
25 48.757S 153 02.299E

Pelican Bay, Queensland

Mon Dec 11 21:57 2017 NZDT
Run: 7.2nm (13km)
25 37.844S 152 58.270E

Went through the shallow part of the Great Sandy Strait this afternoon at about 30 mins before high. Saw about 11ft as a minimum. Had current with us all the way.

Garry's Anchorage, Fraser Island, Queensland, Australia

Sun Dec 10 19:30 2017 NZDT
Run: 10.4nm (18.8km)
25 31.594S 152 58.062E

South White Clifft, Fraser Island, Queensland, Australia

Fri Dec 8 21:57 2017 NZDT
Run: 4.3nm (7.8km)
25 23.149S 153 01.675E

Kingfisher Resort, Fraser Island, Queensland, Australia

Thu Dec 7 20:27 2017 NZDT
Run: 54.8nm (99.2km)
25 20.085S 152 59.375E

Big Woodie Island, Sandy Strait, Queensland

Sun Nov 5 19:06 2017 NZDT
Run: 149.8nm (271.1km)
Avg: 5.4knts
24hr: 129.3nm
24 45.564S 152 23.287E

Sitting the anchorage in front of Port of Bundaberg Marina, Australia Awaiting customs in the morning as they weren't available today..

Sat Nov 4 15:18 2017 NZDT
Run: 154.3nm (279.3km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 154.3nm
24 20.220S 154 43.484E
Weather: 5knts E, .5m seas, 30% clouds, 1016 baro

We got in 33 hours of slow sailing that came to an end at 3am. Motoring, should arrive in Bundaberg tomorrow, Sunday mid-day

Fri Nov 3 15:18 2017 NZDT
Run: 296.1nm (535.9km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 148.2nm
24 08.989S 157 09.842E
Weather: 10-14knts ESE, 1m SW seas, 30% clouds, 1015 baro

Finally some consistent wind. We've been sailing for the last 14 hours. Looks like a Sunday arrival in Bundaberg.

Wed Nov 1 15:21 2017 NZDT
Run: 828nm (1498.7km)
Avg: 27.1knts
24hr: 650.5nm
23 22.253S 161 46.079E
Weather: 5knts E, slight seas, 30% clouds, 1013 baro

Alternately between motoring at 6kts and sailing at 3 to 5 kts. The light winds are getting old.

Tue Oct 31 8:48 2017 NZDT
Run: 863.1nm (1562.2km)
Avg: 36knts
24hr: 864.9nm
35 06.348S 164 32.637E
Weather: 5knts E, .5m seas, 20% clouds, 1014 baro

Enroute New Cal to Bundaberg. Slow night of sailing, started motor after sunrise.

Mon Oct 30 8:51 2017 NZDT
Run: 41.6nm (75.3km)
22 46.404S 166 48.022E
Weather: 9knts SE, slight seas, 20% clouds, 1015 baro

Illot Kouare in the South Lagoon New Cal. We are headed off this morning to Bundaberg.

Wed Oct 25 7:48 2017 NZDT
Run: 41.8nm (75.7km)
22 39.541S 167 26.426E
Weather: 16knts S, slight seas, 100% clouds, 1017 baro

Ile des Pins, Overcast and light rain. Waiting for weather to Bundaberg

Mon Oct 23 20:27 2017 NZDT
Run: 21.8nm (39.5km)
22 33.261S 166 47.702E
Weather: 4knts SW, no seas, 100%o clouds, 1014 baro

Illot Mato

Sun Oct 22 16:39 2017 NZDT
Run: 13.7nm (24.8km)
22 28.610S 166 27.857E
Weather: 5knts SE, slight seas, 20% clouds, 1012 baro

Ille Amedee, New Caledonia

Sun Oct 15 17:51 2017 NZDT
Run: 27.2nm (49.2km)
22 16.829S 166 25.847E

Noumea, New Caledonia Anchored 150 yards outside th eleagl anchoring spot in front of Port Moselle. The place overcrowded because of the ICA Rally get together. Hope to get clear-in in the morning.

Sat Oct 14 21:48 2017 NZDT
Run: 3.8nm (6.9km)
22 18.209S 166 51.313E
Weather: 10-15knts SE, slight seas, 20% clouds, 1016 baro

Bai de Kaoris, Baie de Prony, New Caledonia

Fri Oct 13 18:45 2017 NZDT
Run: 116nm (210km)
Avg: 3.9knts
24hr: 93.4nm
22 21.395S 166 50.535E

Ille Casy, Baie de Prony, New Caledonia On a park mooring. Waiting till Monday to clear in Customs

Thu Oct 12 12:57 2017 NZDT
Run: 225.6nm (408.3km)
Avg: 5.1knts
24hr: 123.2nm
20 42.310S 167 09.662E
Weather: (outside)22knts SE, 1m seas, 30% clouds, 1018 baro

Bai de Doking, Lifuo Island, Loyalties, New Caledonia Anchored i 49ft of water on a sand patch. Fast, kinda wet overnight run from Havannha Harbour, Vanuatu.

Tue Oct 10 17:00 2017 NZDT
Run: 5.9nm (10.7km)
17 36.344S 168 14.579E

Ai Creek, Havannah Harbour, Efate Island, Vanuatu Clear out of Port Vila. Heading to New Cal tomorrow

Mon Oct 9 20:30 2017 NZDT
Run: 5.5nm (10km)
17 41.471S 168 15.021E

Mele, Efate Island, Vanuatu

Sun Oct 8 12:09 2017 NZDT
Run: 10.2nm (18.5km)
17 44.704S 168 18.741E
Weather: 18knts SE, 1.5m seas, 40 clouds, 1015 baro (outside)

Back on mooring at Yacht World, Port Vila.

Took 25mins to get the chain and anchor unstuck in the Survivor anchorage this mooring.

Sat Oct 7 19:03 2017 NZDT
Run: 9.8nm (17.7km)
17 39.477S 168 11.201E

Survivor Beach, Efate, Vanuatu

Thu Oct 5 16:03 2017 NZDT
Run: 13.1nm (23.7km)
17 33.003S 168 17.030E
Weather: 18knts SE, slight seas, 40% clouds, 1015 baro (outside)

Esema Bay, Efate Island, Vanuatu

Sun Oct 1 20:00 2017 NZDT
Run: 87.6nm (158.6km)
17 44.317S 168 18.621E
Weather: 10-15knts SE, slight seas, minimal clouds, 1017 baro

Anchored in Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu

Wed Sep 27 20:21 2017 NZDT
Run: 58.3nm (105.5km)
18 49.054S 169 00.666E

Dillion Bay, Erromango Island, Vanuatu

This Bay is now called William's Bay instead of Dillon's Bay, in honor of the missionary who was eaten here.
Thu Sep 21 11:15 2017 NZST
Run: 114.6nm (207.4km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 141nm
19 31.586S 169 29.743E
Weather: 5-10knts SE, slight seas, 30% clouds, 1018 baro

Port Resolution, Tanna Island, Vanuatu Waiting to clear customs with two other boats

Wed Sep 20 15:45 2017 NZST
Run: 226.4nm (409.8km)
Avg: 8.2knts
24hr: 197.2nm
18 57.886S 171 08.920E
Weather: 10knts SE, slight seas, 20% clouds, 1015 baro

Enroute to Port Resolution, Vanuatu

Tue Sep 19 12:12 2017 NZST
Run: 177.7nm (321.6km)
18 21.965S 174 32.8963E
Weather: 17knts SE,

Enroute to Port Resolution, Vanuatu

Sat Sep 16 12:06 2017 NZST
Run: 13.7nm (24.8km)
17 46.482S 177 10.786E
Weather: 4knts SW, no clouds, 1017 baro

Musket Cove for a few days then clear out for Vanuatu on Monday

Thu Sep 14 13:00 2017 NZST
Run: 206.9nm (374.5km)
Avg: 5.1knts
24hr: 123.2nm
17 45.614S 177 23.270E

Denarau anchorage, Vite Levu, Fiji Sailed direct from Fulanga. Good downwind sail till the intense rain west of Beqa.

Tue Sep 12 20:42 2017 NZST
Run: 77.1nm (139.6km)
18 51.853S 179 40.892W
Weather: 15knts SE, slight seas with 1.5m SW swell, 100% clouds, 1017 baro

enroute Fulanga to Beqa

Sun Sep 10 10:48 2017 NZST
Run: 1.9nm (3.4km)
19 08.285S 178 32.266W
Weather: 8knts SE, slight seas, 50% clouds, 1016 baro

Had a great potluck with the village yesterday near pass,Fulanga, Lau Group, Fiji

Tue Sep 5 18:39 2017 NZST
Run: 13.9nm (25.2km)
19 08.906S 178 33.881W
Weather: 20knts SE, 1m seas, 800% clouds, 1020 baro

Fulanga, Lau Group, Fiji SEvusevu done with the 96 year old chief.

Sat Sep 2 16:03 2017 NZST
Run: 1nm (1.8km)
18 57.650S 178 29.282W
Weather: 5knts SW, slight seas, 100% clouds, 1012 baro

Navutuiloma, Yasaga, Lau Group, Fiji Move over this side of island to get ready for SW blow. Anchored in nice little bay with 15ft.

Fri Sep 1 16:18 2017 NZST
Run: 183nm (331.2km)
Avg: 7.4knts
24hr: 177.8nm
18 58.392S 178 28.895W
Weather: 17knts NE, 1m seas, high clouds, 1012 baro

Navutuiloma, Yasaga, Lau Group, Fiji Good sail down today. Blowing a bit from the NE and a little rolly in anchorage.

Thu Aug 31 15:36 2017 NZST
Run: 161.4nm (292.1km)
18 12.624S 178 50.553E
Weather: 16knts ENE, 1m seas, 30% clouds, 1014 baro

Wainiyaba, Lakeba, Lau Group, Fiji Nice sail down in 15 - 20 ENE. Deep anchorage here.

Sat Aug 26 17:09 2017 NZST
Run: 3.3nm (6km)
17 11.407S 178 57.151W
Weather: 5knts NE, slight seas, 20% clouds, 1014 baro

NE anchorage, Mavana. Banuambalavu, Lau Group, Fiji

Thu Aug 24 16:15 2017 NZST
Run: 1.1nm (2km)
17 11.059S 179 00.166W
Weather: 12knts NE, slight seas, 30% clouds, 1014 baro

Bavatu Harbour. Banuambalavu, Lau Grup, Fiji Got a good snorkel in at the pass with Family Circus

Sun Aug 20 17:00 2017 NZST
Run: 83.9nm (151.9km)
Avg: 3.4knts
24hr: 82.7nm
17 10.663S 179 01.084W
Weather: 12knts NE, slight seas, 30% clouds, 1011 baro

Bay of Islands. Banuambalavu, Lau Grup, Fiji Best sail we've had in Fiji so far.

Sat Aug 19 16:39 2017 NZST
Run: 26.4nm (47.8km)
16 47.630S 179 46.705E
Weather: 10knts SE, slight seas, 100% clouds, 1011 baro

Nadilo Bay, Qamea Island, Fiji Off to Lau Group in the morning

Fri Aug 18 18:48 2017 NZST
Run: 21.4nm (38.7km)
16 26.652S 179 56.290E
Weather: 0knts SE, no clouds, 1015 baro

Albert Bay, Rambi Island

Wed Aug 16 17:21 2017 NZST
Run: 1.2nm (2.2km)
16 44.985S 179 53.253E
Weather: 5-15knts SE, slight seas, 100% clouds, rain now, 1011 baro

Viani Bay on one of Jack Fischers moorings. Snorkled the Cabbage Patch today with him.

Tue Aug 15 15:48 2017 NZST
Run: 41nm (74.2km)
16 45.361S 179 54.311E
Weather: 10knts NE, slight seas, 30% clouds, 1013 baro

Deveta Bay, Venua Levu, Fiji

Mon Aug 14 12:09 2017 NZST
Run: 1342.6nm (2430.1km)
Avg: 14.6knts
24hr: 350.2nm
16 48.562S 179 17.277E
Weather: 22knts SE(outside), 90% clouds, about to rain, 1016 baro

Cousteau anchorage, Venua Levu, Fiji

Thu Aug 10 16:09 2017 NZST
5knts (optional)
Run: 1322.2nm (2393.2km)
Avg: 53.5knts
24hr: 1284.7nm
35 43.673S 174 20.021E
Weather: 10knts SE (outside), slight seas, 10% clouds, 1015 baro

Savusavu, Venua Levu, Fiji Mooring #16 Coprashed

Wed Aug 9 15:27 2017 NZST
Run: 29.2nm (52.9km)
16 59.542S 178 41.084E
Weather: 15-25knts SE (outside), 1m seas, 70% clouds, 1015 baro

Nabouvalu, Venua Levu, Fiji Tucked behind ferry Spirit of Love

Sun Aug 6 15:00 2017 NZST
Run: 49.2nm (89.1km)
16 49.022S 178 17.002E
Weather: 20knts E, no clouds, 1016 baro

Cukuvou Harbour, Yadua Island, Fiji Bouncy motor sail across Bligh Waters

Sat Aug 5 15:42 2017 NZST
Run: 36.3nm (65.7km)
17 22.864S 177 49.702E
Weather: 4knts SE, 1014 baro

Tavua-Bay-Man or Toba Naloma, on way to Savusavu.

Sun May 28 15:06 2017 NZST
Run: 189.6nm (343.2km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 163.4nm
17 41.208S 177 22.862E
Weather: 5knts SW, no seas, 40% clouds, 1016 baro

On the quarantine buoy at Vuda Point awaiting a morning clear-in. And for us Yanks, the air is 80*F and the water is 84*

Say "Hello" to Simon, Maria, Niki, and those in the restaurant, Monika. Hell, such great people and some of them I've forgotten their names already. Loved that place. Marina was iffy, People heavenly!
Sat May 27 11:15 2017 NZST
6.3knts (optional)
Run: 102.7nm (185.9km)
Avg: 4knts
24hr: 95.4nm
20 22.219S 176 46.557E
Weather: 10knts W, slight seas, 100% clouds, 1017 baro

motoring in fairly heavy rain

Fri May 26 9:24 2017 NZST
4knts (optional)
Run: 181.6nm (328.7km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 166nm
21 46.119S 177 18.942E
Weather: 15knts N, 1m seas, 20% clouds, 1016 baro

Got headed. Gonna have to tack latter

Thu May 25 7:09 2017 NZST
7.2knts (optional)
Run: 181.5nm (328.5km)
Avg: 9.5knts
24hr: 228.1nm
24 22.820S 177 37.377E
Weather: 19knts ENE, 2m seas, 30% clouds, 1016 baro

nice close reaching

Wed May 24 12:03 2017 NZST
6.7knts (optional)
Run: 183.5nm (332.1km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 152.9nm
26 58.162S 177 08.275E
Weather: 20knts ESE, 2m seas, 20% clouds, 1019 baro

light squals to the SW

Tue May 23 7:15 2017 NZST
1knts (optional)
Run: 50.1nm (90.7km)
Avg: 3.5knts
24hr: 83.5nm
29 29.116S 176 10.477E
Weather: 20knts E, 1m seas, 90% clouds, 1024 baro

hove-to letting weather ahead dissipate

Mon May 22 16:51 2017 NZST
7.7knts (optional)
Run: 230.2nm (416.7km)
Avg: 7.4knts
24hr: 177.1nm
30 12.322S 176 04.631E
Weather: 16nts SE, .7m seas, 98% clouds, 1029 baro

Overcast, still cold but good sailing

Sun May 21 9:39 2017 NZST
Run: 141.1nm (255.4km)
33 24.131S 174 58.788E
Weather: 20knts S, 1.5m seas, 75% clouds, 1026 baro

Enroute to Fiji. Fisrt night out was cold and rolly with winds gusting to 40kts.

Tue May 16 13:54 2017 NZST
Run: 2.8nm (5.1km)
35 19.022S 174 07.208E

In Opua marina planning to exit on Thursday morn.

I will be watching your crossing. Miss you guys. Love Maria and Captain Bill
Sun May 7 12:39 2017 NZST
0knts (optional)
Run: 45.9nm (83.1km)
35 16.776S 174 05.983E
Weather: 4knts N, no clouds, 1030 baro

Hanging in the Bay of Islands waiting for Cyclone Donna to wear out

Tue May 2 17:12 2017 NZST
0knts (optional)
Run: 154nm (278.7km)
35 50.642S 174 31.838E
Weather: 0knts SE, no clouds, 1024 baro

Heading Bay of Islands to awaut weather for passage to Fiji

Sat Dec 24 16:30 2016 NZDT
0knts (optional)
Run: 167nm (302.3km)
37 38.350S 176 10.708E
Weather: 25-30knts SW

Taurang for Xmas, after a windy sail

Thu Jun 9 13:19 2016 NZST
Run: 31nm (56.1km)
35 43.673S 174 20.021E
Weather: winter weather expected

Riverside Drive Marina for the winter

Wed Nov 11 16:33 2015 NZDT
Run: 126.4nm (228.8km)
Avg: 3.8knts
24hr: 91.1nm
35 18.82S 174 07.31E

In Opua

Tue Nov 10 7:15 2015 NZDT
Run: 2.6nm (4.7km)
Avg: 3.2knts
24hr: 76.4nm
33 50.71S 175 26.81E
Weather: 9knts S, slight seas, 100% clouds, 1015 baro

Gave up on the beating the wrong way- motoring till the winds get more cooperative

Tue Nov 10 6:26 2015 NZDT
Run: 128.7nm (232.9km)
Avg: 5.5knts
24hr: 131.6nm
33 48.60S 175 27.86E
Weather: 9knts S, slight seas, 100% clouds, 1015 baro

Got headed by the wind this morning and no longer pointing at the Bay of Islands, argh1

Mon Nov 9 6:58 2015 NZDT
Run: 154.1nm (278.9km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 152.8nm
31 56.95S 175 23.47E

smooth sea, close hauled

Sun Nov 8 6:46 2015 NZDT
Run: 118.5nm (214.5km)
Avg: 4.9knts
24hr: 117.9nm
29 51.69S 174 28.72E
Weather: 14knts SSW, 1 m seas smooth, 75% clouds, 1017 baro

Tacked yesterday afternoon and headed for NZ

Sat Nov 7 6:39 2015 NZDT
4.9knts (optional)
Run: 130.1nm (235.5km)
Avg: 5.4knts
24hr: 129.1nm
28 21.92S 173 31.19e
Weather: 21knts SSE, 2m seas, 40% clouds, 1016 baro

Seas have laid down a bit

Fri Nov 6 6:28 2015 NZDT
6.8knts (optional)
Run: 151.4nm (274km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 152.7nm
27 29.10S 175 24.22E
Weather: 21knts SSE, gusting 26, 1.5 m lumpy seas, 100% clouds, 1011 baro

Hit the front at midnight last night

Thu Nov 5 6:40 2015 NZDT
6.6knts (optional)
Run: 272.7nm (493.6km)
Avg: 11.3knts
24hr: 271.9nm
26 18.10S 177 28.20E
Weather: 3knts SE, slight seas, 20% clouds, 1016 baro

started motoring at 1am

Wed Nov 4 6:36 2015 NZDT
7.7knts (optional)
Run: 124.4nm (225.2km)
Avg: 2.6knts
24hr: 62nm
22 49.86S 179 32.12E
Weather: 16knts SE, 1.5M seas, 50% clouds, 1017 baro

Heading SW to get out of the lows way

Mon Nov 2 6:25 2015 NZDT
5.4knts (optional)
Run: 156.3nm (282.9km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 166.1nm
23 34.82S 178 41.07W
Weather: 9knts NE, slight seas, clouds on western horizon, 1020 baro

Closing in on Minerva Reef. Will stay overnight and head off for Opua in the morning if the weather looks good.

Sun Nov 1 7:50 2015 NZDT
6.4knts (optional)
Run: 127.2nm (230.2km)
22 03.93S 176 51.81W
Weather: 15knts SE, slight seas, 40 light clouds, 1019 baro

Enroute Tonga to Minerva Reef

Tue Oct 27 10:22 2015 NZDT
21 07.45S 175 09.80W
Weather: 5knts SE, 20% clouds, 1019 baro

test e-mail. Planning on leaving Tonga for Minerva coming weekend.

Tue Oct 27 10:03 2015 NZDT
Run: 115.7nm (209.4km)
21 07.45S 175 09.80W
Weather: 5knts SE, 20% clouds, 1019 baro

At anchor - test e-mail. Planning on leaving Tonga for Minerva coming weekend.

Mon Oct 5 10:15 2015 NZDT
19 40S 174 17W

At anchor in the Ha'Pai group

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