Hi C's

Hi C's

Mon Nov 27 15:16 2017 NZDT
Run: 126.5nm (229km)
Avg: 4.9knts
24hr: 116.5nm
34 39S 174 01E

Asked Maritime what time Customs shuts down for the day so he must be keen to get in!. Thanks Maritime radio for the position, at 11.12am today

I saw it. I can identify your location. Opua Marina !
Sun Nov 26 13:13 2017 NZDT
Run: 153.5nm (277.8km)
Avg: 5.3knts
24hr: 127.3nm
33 02S 172 59E

Contact with Maritime Radio was a bit broken. This report received by them at 12 19pm today. Propagation is not easy in the middle of the day. Better to call morning or evening.

Sat Nov 25 8:16 2017 NZDT
Run: 165.5nm (299.6km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 163.8nm
31 25S 171 11E
Weather: SE14, 100%cc

Amazing speeds on and off last night. Even a peak of 11! GHRadio is away from the radio until Tuesday so no reports . I will check with Maritime Radio to get any position he has during this time.

Fri Nov 24 8:01 2017 NZDT
Run: 273.9nm (495.8km)
Avg: 5.7knts
24hr: 137.8nm
29 10S 170 14E
Weather: 15se, 1m, 80%cc


Wed Nov 22 8:20 2017 NZDT
Run: 110.5nm (200km)
Avg: 4.6knts
24hr: 110.3nm
25 21S 169 02E
Weather: 15-17 se, 1m swell, 80%cc, dark to the east

all well. Good signal

Tue Nov 21 8:18 2017 NZDT
Run: 89nm (161.1km)
Avg: 3.7knts
24hr: 88.9nm
23 56S 168 13E
Weather: SE6, 0.5m swell, clear skies

Sounds like HiC's wants some wind but hopefully this time tomorrow.

Fiar Winds Jack.
Mon Nov 20 8:16 2017 NZDT
Run: 110.7nm (200.4km)
22 39S 167 66E
Weather: 3E

departing Isle of Pines for NZ today - single handing

Many of your friends can't wait to see you again! Safe journey home!😊
Thu Nov 16 8:42 2017 NZDT
Run: 767.8nm (1389.7km)
22 20S 166 24E

heading to Noumea to check out and will leave from Isle of Pines Monday with the flotilla

Mon Jun 26 7:34 2017 NZST
Run: 125.7nm (227.5km)
Avg: 2.6knts
24hr: 62.9nm
17 46.272s 177 11.284e
Weather: clearing 25%cc

in Muscat Cove and will be there about a week before heading to savisavu

Hi Jack, We can't see you are sailing on YIT still. Hope you have a safe trip home. Regards, Sunday
Sat Jun 24 7:35 2017 NZST
Run: 128.7nm (232.9km)
Avg: 5.4knts
24hr: 128.8nm
18 36S 175 29E
Weather: SE light, clear skies,

Great weather for landfall. jack will anchor at Momi Bay tonight as will get in late. Onwards tomorrow. GHRadio have had confirmation from Fiji Customs so no problems there with late arrival. Happy landfall Jack.

Yes..good timing Jack! Welcome back to Paradise 😎🌺🍍🍌🏖🌞

Welcome back to FIJI!!! Savu savu gang are sooo looking forward to seeing you! We are on the way to Paradise today. Hope we will catch up this season!
Fri Jun 23 7:37 2017 NZST
Run: 124.5nm (225.3km)
Avg: 5.2knts
24hr: 124.1nm
19 34S 173 48E
Weather: light swell 0.5m, SE9-10

eta late sat

Thu Jun 22 7:32 2017 NZST
Run: 139.5nm (252.5km)
Avg: 5.7knts
24hr: 137.5nm
20 29S 172 09E
Weather: 10S, light swell 0.5m, 100%cc

jack sounded alert after a good snooze in the light conditions . Woke up to the pleasant wind so is sailing.

Good to know!😃
Wed Jun 21 7:11 2017 NZST
Run: 103.4nm (187.2km)
Avg: 4.4knts
24hr: 105nm
21 25S 170 14E
Weather: flat seas and no wind, 95%cc

great sailing yesterday until about 5pm. Off to Fiji with just a small front to contend with.

Tue Jun 20 7:32 2017 NZST
Run: 93.8nm (169.8km)
22 04S 168 47E
Weather: 20-25, rain, 2m seas

laid ahull last night. Might need to go into Aneityum to wait out the front.

My prayers for you. You will definitely fine in a good higher hand.
Mon Jun 12 7:33 2017 NZST
Run: 130nm (235.3km)
Avg: 2.7knts
24hr: 65nm
22 51S 167 35E
Weather: 2-3m swell, 100%cc, 20-25NE

In the front and the wind will be east quad on the nose for a few days so Jack will think of going into isle of Pines in the southern lagoon of new Caledonia. he is just south of there. This would be a good idea as he would not make much progress towards Fiji with the look of the wx.

May the peace of God be with you. May the creator of the wind sail with you! Enjoy your life with a thankful heart, Jack!

A short stopover in New Caledonia sounds like a good plan Jack. Enjoy!
Sat Jun 10 7:32 2017 NZST
Run: 142.5nm (257.9km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 142.6nm
24 06S 166 03E
Weather: 17SW, 2m

Jack sounds really happy as he has been sailing for 36hrs in lovely conditions. All well. Tomorrow he will be due south of New Cal so good progress.

Fri Jun 9 7:33 2017 NZST
Run: 128.3nm (232.2km)
Avg: 5.4knts
24hr: 128.9nm
24 42S 163 53E
Weather: 1M SEAS, SW12,

All well. He sounds particularly happy to be sailing again, or at least have the noisy engine off! great radio signal today so good to be able to chat.

Happy sailing Jack..those palm trees will greet you in next to no time 😎
Thu Jun 8 7:39 2017 NZST
Run: 123.9nm (224.3km)
Avg: 5.2knts
24hr: 125.9nm
25 13S 161 55E
Weather: 2kt wind and seas 0.5m

He will get ssw10 tomorow so that will help sail. We did a survey of boats going to Fiji and very few got an acknowledgement! One said they got one eventually. One said they got a reply and were wished a good passage! Most got nothing. Jack has got the copy of the email that said they have the form so no problems. It seems you just arrive!

Wed Jun 7 8:02 2017 NZST
Run: 133.8nm (242.2km)
Avg: 5.5knts
24hr: 131.3nm
25 27S 159 57E

Radio a bit of a problem. GHRadio will contact Fiji concerning his pre arrival. He thinks maybe the wrong email address was used.

Jack, looks like you may have traveled down part of the Barrier Reef. I have a pint of Guinness waiting for you here in NSW at the Boorowa Hotel! Travel well with tail winds!

Will contact Fiji via general info this afternoon to follow up on the approval

Contacted Fiji, problem with email supplied. Your request for approval is being processed. Any further communication with Fiji contact general info. Fiji stated that you will be fine to enter with no issues.
Tue Jun 6 7:34 2017 NZST
Run: 91.4nm (165.4km)
Avg: 3.8knts
24hr: 91.5nm
26 02S 157 54E
Weather: flat seas and no wind

will get some breeze soon so will get the sails up then! Currently sitting doing nothing

Fiji have forwarded your email to the correct department (Stating in the email "Submitting C2C form for your information"). No confirmation for approval of arrival as yet.

So sorry, I did not mean to unsubscribe - please reinstate me if poss!!
Mon Jun 5 7:36 2017 NZST
Run: 1559.6nm (2822.9km)
26 17.9S 156 27.4E
Weather: 1m swell, 12SE

about 200nm out from Gold Coast. Hoping to go direct to Fiji. Awaiting the arrival of his pre arrival notification from the slow response Fiji folk! GHRadio will hopefully hear from Jack's daughter but otherwise patricia will contact Fiji again.

Hi Jack, my prayer and blessings is with you. May God' peace is with you on the ocean and in your heart.
Mon Nov 23 7:58 2015 NZDT
Run: 34.5nm (62.4km)
16 60S 178 38E
Weather: 14 Knots Easterly Occasional Rain 100% cloud cover

At Anchor, swing mooring at Waitui Marina Savusavu. Arrived Thursday afternoon after two great sailing days from Nananu i Ra Island in Viti Levu to Nadi Bay in Vanua Levu and then on through the Nasonisoni passage to Savusavu. It was lovely firing along at good speeds between between 6 and 7 knots with 2 reefs in the main and the genoa out full. Nasonisoni was a good experience. Using google maps on my ipad switched to the "satellite" setting is very helpful getting through these narrow passages between the reefs.

Booked a swing mooring at the Savusavu Marina, which is a little further up the creek from Waitui Marina, and will move up there on the 1st of December, 11 days to my departure from from Nadi Airport to Auckland for the Christmas, New Year period.

Hey Jack! We look forward to your return to Auckland over Christmas and New Years! Been wonderful tracking your progress, journey, adventure over these past several months. No doubt we'll see a far more tanned version of you when you get here. CHEERS!
Sun Nov 15 13:00 2015 NZDT
Run: 72.6nm (131.4km)
17 18S 178 13E

Anchored at Nanamu i Cake Island in the north of VIti Levu. Changed my mind about continuing up through the Yasawas due to problems I was having with Navionics and the lack of Yasawas charts. Sailed back to Vuda Point, stocked up quickly again and sailed and motored when necessary to my current location via Tavua Bay. Wednesday morning looks ideal in terms of weather to cross to Vanua Levu.

The only reliable chart for the Yasawas is Pickwicks, get a copy if you can

Go Jack, Blue lagoon is fairly pleasant and no swell which the Yasawas are prone to.
Tue Nov 10 13:00 2015 NZDT
Run: 28.8nm (52.1km)
17 16S 177 07E

Weather. NE winds 6 knots. 80 % cloud cover Status. Second night back in the Yasawas at Waya after returning yesterday from Vuda Point Marina. Ran out of gas last Thursday so had to head back to the main land to refill and stock up with a few more essentials on the boat. Destination tomorrow is Somosomo Bay. Hoping to see a few other yachts at some point. And looking forward to setting my sails again for Savusavu..

Wed Nov 4 13:00 2015 NZDT
Run: 8.4nm (15.2km)
17 41S 177 06E

at anchor Mana island and moving to Waya tomorrow morning

Mon Oct 26 8:42 2015 NZDT
Run: 118.5nm (214.5km)
17 46.272s 177 11.284e

Muscat Cove Fiji and will be leaving Wednesday

Go Jack...

Hi Jack been following you. Hope all is well . have a safe and enjoyable passage to Aussie.

Hi Rod.. Changed my mind about New Caledonia and Aus this year. Have booked a swing mooring at Savusavu in Vanua Levu for the Cyclone season. will be home for Christmas. will definitely be walking down D Pier to say hello to all. Thanks for your support. Cheers

Nice one Mate, Enjoy
Sat Oct 10 22:26 2015 NZDT
Run: 52.3nm (94.7km)
17 26.50013S 178 57.21571E

Makongai, clam and turtle farm, former lepper colony for south pacific.

Nice one Jack!
Sat Oct 10 9:02 2015 NZDT
No position sent.
Weather: 20-25SE

In makogi and heading for Levuka today and then Suva on Monday and then onto brisbane

Wed Sep 16 7:32 2015 NZST
Run: 50.4nm (91.2km)
16 46.670s 179 20.110e
Weather: 100%cc

arrived savusavu 5pm yesterday

Hi Jack Well done!! I do not have your e mail address! have a great time!!

Tue Sep 15 7:32 2015 NZST
Run: 125.9nm (227.9km)
Avg: 5.2knts
24hr: 125nm
16 59S 179 56W
Weather: 100%cc, 12SE, a few spits at 6qm

abut to turn up to savusavu

Mon Sep 14 7:21 2015 NZST
Run: 282nm (510.4km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 141.5nm
17 07S 178 02W
Weather: light 5SE wind, 1m seas, clear skies

a good passage t Savusavu

nice :-)
Sat Sep 12 7:31 2015 NZST
Run: 5.5nm (10km)
18 40s 174 04W
Weather: overcast, light winds

have left Tonga for Savusavu Fiji along with 5 other boats

Great stuff Jacko. Glad to hear you have some company.i can see you now all rafted up strumming your guitars.

Hi Jack, trust all is well, hanging for knowlege bank share, all your goss! Am not likely to ever enjoy your dream but would love to be party to the experience. wish you smooth seas and following winds, Mike Ward


Tue Jul 28 7:27 2015 NZST
Run: 72.1nm (130.5km)
Avg: 3knts
24hr: 72.8nm
18 39.6843s 173 58.9575w

Yee Haa great Balls in cow town. break out the pinot noir. IAnchored in Vavauu awaiting Customs

Hi Jack hope all is well with you. Christy and I from Taurus along with the rest of G Peir have been watching your progress with interest. Great to see you are Anchored up safe and sound. Can't wait to see your next update on your progress. Cheers Bob, Christy and Bear.

Thanks Bobby, Christy... still in settle in mode here in Neiafu. Weather has been cold wet and windy over the past few days... should improve by Friday. Can't believe I'm walking around in jeans, tee shirt and jersey. Some of the locals are dressed up like eskimos. Will get some photos posted soon plus will send off a bit of a record of the trip. Cheers to my G Pier mates.

Good on ya mate, well done that was quite a voyage and the last three or four day I can sympathise, had the same thing entering Fiji.. Cheers.

This is wonderful news Jack, what an achievement. Congratulations and well done!! Kind Regards Wendy


Mon Jul 27 7:41 2015 NZST
Run: 54.8nm (99.2km)
18 21S 175 02W
Weather: ESE15-20, 2-3m swell,

A very frustrated Jack this morning with little progress. he is not running his engine due not much fuel left and it does not give much advantage in the seas. Only 55miles to go so surely we will report arrival tomorrow!

Hi Captain Jack Well done!!! So pleased you've arrived safely. Have Fun

Cranking it. Also where the hell are u going lol and when u can call or email send us a message

Keep it up Jack - everyone is wishing you well. Rest as much as you can.


Sat Jul 25 7:39 2015 NZST
Run: 66.7nm (120.7km)
Avg: 2.8knts
24hr: 66.4nm
18 47S 175 44W
Weather: 35%cc, 2.5m seas

not cheerful now as last night the wind was up to around 35kts so little progress and forecast is still for a beat into vavauu so may not be there today as seas are up

We're all so willing you a calm arrival and a smiley Jack message!
Fri Jul 24 7:32 2015 NZST
Run: 129.2nm (233.9km)
Avg: 5.4knts
24hr: 129.1nm
19 37S 176 15W
Weather: rough seas, SE 20approx

not very pleasant for a dark arrival in Vavaau

At least it is warmer Jack. Conditions will improve. Stay at sea - do not try the Neiafu entrance at night. Anchor in a sheltered bay till daylight. Port Maurele or the bay just past swallows cave. Look forward to hearing from you after landfall.

Well done Jack!! What an adventure. Go explore... Kind Regards Wendy

Well done Jack. Have looked up your destination so far. Looks wonderfull, Enjoy your rest.

Well done, Jack, nearly there! If you don't fancy entering at night, you could stand off 'til daylight. John & Bibi
Thu Jul 23 7:31 2015 NZST
Run: 86.9nm (157.3km)
Avg: 3.6knts
24hr: 86.9nm
21 18S 177 07W
Weather: se15, 1mswell, blue sky

220m to Vavauu entrance

Good on you Jack. You must have a great sense of achievement. Can't wait to get out there as well. Hope to leave soon and see you up there. All the best. Grant

Hi nice work hope it wasn't to hard and gave a good test in the warm in Tonga

Well done Jack!! I finally opened this website successfully, and I am excited to see your progress, it's amazing. Hope to get your wechat message soon.


Wed Jul 22 7:32 2015 NZST
Run: 129nm (233.5km)
Avg: 5.4knts
24hr: 129.1nm
22 22S 177 50W
Weather: SE25, 1-2m mucky seas

eta Vavuu Sat but we reckon earlier!

Great work Jack, such an awesome journey, getting close to having a nice red, enjoy brother!!!

Well done Jack pleased to see you are nearly there. Enjoy the rest when anchor is down. Take Care Bev+ John xxxx
Tue Jul 21 7:33 2015 NZST
Run: 109.5nm (198.2km)
Avg: 4.6knts
24hr: 109.6nm
23 33S 179 24W
Weather: SSE8-10, 0.5m swell

Jack is really enjoying the challenging experience. he has had some super sailing days and sounds as if he is really enjoying the single handing experience

Hi uncle Jack,just checked your position and have been watching your progress.You are such an inspiration.We hope you are well and wish you safe travels for the rest of your adventure. Luke and Amber
Mon Jul 20 7:34 2015 NZST
Run: 236.2nm (427.5km)
Avg: 4.9knts
24hr: 118.1nm
24 19S 179 05E
Weather: 15-20s/sse, 1.5m swell, hi hazy cloud

hdg towards Minerva on way to Vavauu. Wont stop at Minerva

Hi Uncle Jack Just checked your position and have been watching your progress. You are such an inspiration. We hope you are well, and wish you safe travels for the rest of your journey. Luke and Amber

Out there doing it Jack!! Well done you. Wind in your sails enjoy!!! Wendy
Sat Jul 18 7:35 2015 NZST
Run: 84.1nm (152.2km)
Avg: 3.5knts
24hr: 84nm
26 39S 176 19E
Weather: 10-15N

all good but about to get the front then winds to SW

Doing well Jack. Getting closer, following your track.

Hi nice to be able to see your route. Hope it's not to hard. Nice to be back in NZ and getting better. K

Hi Jacko.Great to hear things all OK with you.Hope you are having better weather than us on the mainland. Cheers mate


Fri Jul 17 7:33 2015 NZST
Run: 102nm (184.6km)
Avg: 4.2knts
24hr: 102nm
27 40S 175 34E
Weather: 2SW, calm seas, hgh haze

Helloo Jack! Thinking of you, nice and warm where you are, wished I was there freezing here in UK..

Hey Jack, we are back in NZ, and missed you by a day! Hope you have a great sail and catch lots of tasty fish. Good on you for going for it - the bad weather always ends, and then the sun shines. And you are gaining one degree of air temperature a day - nice one!

Good to get your position jack, hope it's plain sailing from now on, regards, Noel.

how are you ?Jack.Hopful everything is fine.I can see your boat still far away to Tonga.weather is good today? kindly Regards, Amy & Alvin, Jacqueline, Jennifer.
Thu Jul 16 7:33 2015 NZST
Run: 358.1nm (648.2km)
Avg: 3knts
24hr: 71.7nm
29 02S 176 12E
Weather: W10-13, 0.5m swell

all well after tumultuous start which was an experience! Has had radio problems but a good signal this morning

SO pleased to hear that your back on track. Hope the lemons are lasting.

Good to hear you are doing ok Jack. It's a long way to Tipperary eh?

Hey Jack, great to see your message, will keep tracking you.


Mon Jul 13 8:03 2015 NZST
No position sent.

several calls and no response.

Hi Jacko. Hope all is OK with you. It would be great to hear from you and as to where you are and how it is all going. Cheers Mate Jim

Your dream has finally come true Jack..safe travels
Sat Jul 11 7:36 2015 NZST
34 12S 175 44E
Weather: var light winds 10

too hard to hear as too close

Hello Jack, Trust the winds are kind. Glad you got away, finally

Hi Jack,Great to see adream come true.Have a great trip fair winds,kind seas,stay safe and ENJOY.Will follow your your adventure. bon voyage.Rodger

Hi Jack, I hope all is going well and its getting a little warmer. Frost everywhere here. bella

Hi Jack, good to see you on your way. Have an awesome journey... Luke


Thu Jul 9 12:18 2015 NZST
No position sent.
Weather: calm and very cold!. A lightSW

passing Rangitoto and on his way to Tonga. GHR does not often get a phone update!

Hi Jack, tracking your journey. Sharing an old favourite...I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by; And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking, And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking. I must down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied; All I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying, And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the seagulls crying. I must down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life, To the gull’s way and the whale’s way, where the wind’s like a whetted knife; And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover, And a quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trip’s over.

Good to see you finally got away and on a good weather system too. It'll soon warm up. Will look out for you on our way up and see you in Tonga. Enjoy the journey. Grant Shekinah


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