Hi C's

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

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

Sun Nov 26 13:13 2017 NZDT
GPS: 33 02S 172 59E
Run: 153.5nm (277.8km)
Avg: 5.3knts
24hr: 127.3nm

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
GPS: 31 25S 171 11E
Run: 165.5nm (299.6km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 163.8nm
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
GPS: 29 10S 170 14E
Run: 273.9nm (495.8km)
Avg: 5.7knts
24hr: 137.8nm
Weather: 15se, 1m, 80%cc


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

all well. Good signal

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

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

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

departing Isle of Pines for NZ today - single handing

Thu Nov 16 8:42 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 20S 166 24E
Run: 767.8nm (1389.7km)

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

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

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

Sat Jun 24 7:35 2017 NZST
GPS: 18 36S 175 29E
Run: 128.7nm (232.9km)
Avg: 5.4knts
24hr: 128.8nm
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.

Fri Jun 23 7:37 2017 NZST
GPS: 19 34S 173 48E
Run: 124.5nm (225.3km)
Avg: 5.2knts
24hr: 124.1nm
Weather: light swell 0.5m, SE9-10

eta late sat

Thu Jun 22 7:32 2017 NZST
GPS: 20 29S 172 09E
Run: 139.5nm (252.5km)
Avg: 5.7knts
24hr: 137.5nm
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.

Wed Jun 21 7:11 2017 NZST
GPS: 21 25S 170 14E
Run: 103.4nm (187.2km)
Avg: 4.4knts
24hr: 105nm
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
GPS: 22 04S 168 47E
Run: 93.8nm (169.8km)
Weather: 20-25, rain, 2m seas

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

Mon Jun 12 7:33 2017 NZST
GPS: 22 51S 167 35E
Run: 130nm (235.3km)
Avg: 2.7knts
24hr: 65nm
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.

Sat Jun 10 7:32 2017 NZST
GPS: 24 06S 166 03E
Run: 142.5nm (257.9km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 142.6nm
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
GPS: 24 42S 163 53E
Run: 128.3nm (232.2km)
Avg: 5.4knts
24hr: 128.9nm
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.

Thu Jun 8 7:39 2017 NZST
GPS: 25 13S 161 55E
Run: 123.9nm (224.3km)
Avg: 5.2knts
24hr: 125.9nm
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
GPS: 25 27S 159 57E
Run: 133.8nm (242.2km)
Avg: 5.5knts
24hr: 131.3nm

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

Tue Jun 6 7:34 2017 NZST
GPS: 26 02S 157 54E
Run: 91.4nm (165.4km)
Avg: 3.8knts
24hr: 91.5nm
Weather: flat seas and no wind

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

Mon Jun 5 7:36 2017 NZST
GPS: 26 17.9S 156 27.4E
Run: 1559.6nm (2822.9km)
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.

Mon Nov 23 7:58 2015 NZDT
GPS: 16 60S 178 38E
Run: 34.5nm (62.4km)
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.

Sun Nov 15 13:00 2015 NZDT
GPS: 17 18S 178 13E
Run: 72.6nm (131.4km)

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.

Tue Nov 10 13:00 2015 NZDT
GPS: 17 16S 177 07E
Run: 28.8nm (52.1km)

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
GPS: 17 41S 177 06E
Run: 8.4nm (15.2km)

at anchor Mana island and moving to Waya tomorrow morning

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

Muscat Cove Fiji and will be leaving Wednesday

Sat Oct 10 22:26 2015 NZDT
GPS: 17 26.50013S 178 57.21571E
Run: 52.3nm (94.7km)

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

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
GPS: 16 46.670s 179 20.110e
Run: 50.4nm (91.2km)
Weather: 100%cc

arrived savusavu 5pm yesterday

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

abut to turn up to savusavu

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

a good passage t Savusavu

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

have left Tonga for Savusavu Fiji along with 5 other boats

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

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

Mon Jul 27 7:41 2015 NZST
GPS: 18 21S 175 02W
Run: 54.8nm (99.2km)
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!

Sat Jul 25 7:39 2015 NZST
GPS: 18 47S 175 44W
Run: 66.7nm (120.7km)
Avg: 2.8knts
24hr: 66.4nm
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

Fri Jul 24 7:32 2015 NZST
GPS: 19 37S 176 15W
Run: 129.2nm (233.9km)
Avg: 5.4knts
24hr: 129.1nm
Weather: rough seas, SE 20approx

not very pleasant for a dark arrival in Vavaau

Thu Jul 23 7:31 2015 NZST
GPS: 21 18S 177 07W
Run: 86.9nm (157.3km)
Avg: 3.6knts
24hr: 86.9nm
Weather: se15, 1mswell, blue sky

220m to Vavauu entrance

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

eta Vavuu Sat but we reckon earlier!

Tue Jul 21 7:33 2015 NZST
GPS: 23 33S 179 24W
Run: 109.5nm (198.2km)
Avg: 4.6knts
24hr: 109.6nm
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

Mon Jul 20 7:34 2015 NZST
GPS: 24 19S 179 05E
Run: 236.2nm (427.5km)
Avg: 4.9knts
24hr: 118.1nm
Weather: 15-20s/sse, 1.5m swell, hi hazy cloud

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

Sat Jul 18 7:35 2015 NZST
GPS: 26 39S 176 19E
Run: 84.1nm (152.2km)
Avg: 3.5knts
24hr: 84nm
Weather: 10-15N

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

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

Thu Jul 16 7:33 2015 NZST
GPS: 29 02S 176 12E
Run: 358.1nm (648.2km)
Avg: 3knts
24hr: 71.7nm
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

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

several calls and no response.

Sat Jul 11 7:36 2015 NZST
GPS: 34 12S 175 44E
Weather: var light winds 10

too hard to hear as too close

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!

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