Mon Sep 11 4:00 2023 NZST
GPS: 41 15.623S 173 16.875E
Run: 78.7nm (142.4km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 138.4nm
Weather: NNE 15 - 20 knots


Sun Sep 10 14:21 2023 NZST
GPS: 40 10.75S 172 48.56E
Run: 226.8nm (410.5km)
Avg: 8.3knts
24hr: 199nm
Weather: 20 knot northerly. 2 m swell.

Sailing along at 7 knots. Should arrive in Nelson around 0230 - 0300. Now 9 days out from Noumea. Can smell land!, or at least our cell phones can smell cell phone towers...

Sat Sep 9 11:00 2023 NZST
GPS: 37 30.7S 170 21.3E
Run: 170.2nm (308.1km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 163.4nm
Weather: NNE 15 knots, slight sea.

Sailing along at 6.5 knots on a heading of 150T. Looking to clear into Nelson at 0230 on the 11/09/2023. Starlink subscription is about to expire so this will be the last update until we are in cellphone range. All well on board (but looking forwards to land!).

Fri Sep 8 10:00 2023 NZST
GPS: 35 09.8S 169 25.95E
Run: 137.6nm (249.1km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 150.1nm
Weather: ESE 15 -20 knots.

Finally making some decent ground (sea?) under sail.

Thu Sep 7 12:00 2023 NZST
GPS: 33 12.1S 169 50.5E
Run: 124.5nm (225.3km)
Avg: 5.7knts
24hr: 135.8nm
Weather: SW 7 knots

Looks like we might finally be getting some wind. Caught an albacore last night.

Wed Sep 6 14:00 2023 NZST
GPS: 31 27.9S 169 16.56E
Run: 143.2nm (259.2km)
Avg: 5.5knts
24hr: 132.2nm
Weather: No wind :(

Motoring at 5 knots at a bearing of 180T.

Tue Sep 5 12:00 2023 NZST
GPS: 29 33.4S 168 20.4E
Run: 135.9nm (246km)
Avg: 5.7knts
24hr: 135.9nm
Weather: Variable 5 knots 1.5 m swell

No wind but nice weather otherwise. Had a look at Norfolk and Philip Islands. Pretty cool! Eating the last of the skipjack (good riddance!) No mutiny on board as of yet.

Mon Sep 4 12:00 2023 NZST
GPS: 27 40.97S 167 39.59E
Run: 157nm (284.2km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 139.6nm
Weather: 10% cloud cover, confused1.5 m sea, westerly 10-15 knots.

Making steady progress on a lumpy sea. All well on board.

Sun Sep 3 9:00 2023 NZST
GPS: 25 24.85S 167 31.74E
Run: 103.8nm (187.9km)
Avg: 4.9knts
24hr: 118.6nm
Weather: SW 10 knots

Motored through the night. Will swing by Norfolk Island for a look. Caught a skipjack tuna. Raph lost his sashimi virginity.

Sat Sep 2 12:00 2023 NZST
GPS: 23 57.03S 167 09.53E
Run: 124.7nm (225.7km)
Avg: 5.4knts
24hr: 130.1nm
Weather: Southerly 15 knots

Making slow progress motoring against current. Raph is bored.

Fri Sep 1 13:00 2023 NZST
GPS: 22 19.18S 166 19.28E
Run: 36.1nm (65.3km)
Weather: Westerly 15 knots

Leaving New Caledonia

Tue May 23 18:00 2023 NZST
GPS: 22 22S 166 53E
Run: 121.5nm (219.9km)
Avg: 5.1knts
24hr: 121.5nm

Arrived! They are now at anchor in Bay de Prony and will clear customs tomorrow.

Mon May 22 18:00 2023 NZST
GPS: 23 53S 167 51E
Run: 62.8nm (113.7km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 158.7nm
Weather: 25-35 knt Westerly

Travelling at 7Knts. Course 330True. All well on board. Expecting to arrive in Noumea tomorrow

Mon May 22 8:30 2023 NZST
GPS: 24 46S 168 05E
Run: 154.4nm (279.5km)
Avg: 10.7knts
24hr: 257.7nm

Around 320km to go to Noumea. All well on board.

Sun May 21 18:07 2023 NZST
GPS: 27 0S 168 0E
Run: 133.3nm (241.3km)
Avg: 5.5knts
24hr: 132.6nm
Weather: 9 Knots westerly

speed 4 knots. (Note, poor radio reception so position is approximate.)

Sat May 20 18:00 2023 NZST
GPS: 27 25S 170 07E
Run: 101.6nm (183.9km)
Avg: 4.2knts
24hr: 101.6nm
Weather: 20 knt Westerly

All well on board. Course 310True. Speed 6Knots. Heading into much more favourable conditions.

Fri May 19 18:00 2023 NZST
GPS: 28 45S 170 49E
Run: 9.9nm (17.9km)
Weather: Winds 35 gusting 45 knots west-northwest

Course 10 degrees true at a speed of 4 Knots. All well on board.

Fri May 19 9:03 2023 NZST
GPS: 28 51S 170 42E
Run: 23.1nm (41.8km)

All well on board. Current speed is 2.5knts on a course of 150 true, but this will change as the conditions improve.

Thu May 18 18:00 2023 NZST
GPS: 28 33S 170 32E
Run: 6.5nm (11.8km)
Weather: NW 30 gusting 40 Knots

Spent the day hove to. All well on board. No sea sickness. Outlook is for improving conditions.

Thu May 18 9:27 2023 NZST
GPS: 28 31S 170 38E
Run: 48.6nm (88km)
Avg: 3.2knts
24hr: 77.2nm
Weather: Wind 40Knts gusting 50Knts

Rough conditions, but all well on board. Current course is 0.5knts Southwest. (It looks like they're probably hove to having a rest until the weather improves.)

Wed May 17 18:20 2023 NZST
GPS: 28 59S 171 14E
Run: 81nm (146.6km)
Avg: 7.9knts
24hr: 188.4nm
Weather: NNE wind 25-30 knots

Wed May 17 8:01 2023 NZST
GPS: 30 05S 171 42E
Run: 231.6nm (419.2km)
Avg: 16.5knts
24hr: 396.6nm
Weather: 10 knot North Easterly

Speed 6knts, course 350 true, all well on board

Tue May 16 18:00 2023 NZST
GPS: 33 22S 172 29E
Run: 74.2nm (134.3km)

Mon May 15 7:00 2023 NZST
GPS: 34 26.26S 172 34.06E
Run: 265.5nm (480.6km)
Avg: 5.7knts
24hr: 137nm
Weather: Light conditions

Problems with the Sat Phone. However, Harlequin will be communicating on the SSB with Gulf Harbour Radio daily at 5.15pm updating their position. The communications are live streamed by Gulf Harbour Radio https://www.ghradio.co.nz. (Note sometimes comms by SSB are problematic for boats that are close to NZ so it may be a day or so before they have good reception). All well on board

Sat May 13 8:30 2023 NZST
GPS: 38 15.85S 172 58.69E
Run: 165.7nm (299.9km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 165.7nm
Weather: Wind 15 knts south-southwest

All well on board, speed around 6.5knts. Comfortable cruising.

Fri May 12 8:30 2023 NZST
GPS: 40 27S 174 15E
Run: 55.3nm (100.1km)
Avg: 5.4knts
24hr: 130.3nm

Safely underway. All going well. Nice sailing conditions, making around 7Knts with a single reef in the sail.

Thu May 11 22:19 2023 NZST
GPS: 41 05.975S 174 51.984E
Weather: Southerly 10 knots

Getting ready to depart Mana for Noumea

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