Thu Oct 17 11:25 2019 NZDT
GPS: 2 33.145s 107 39.777e
Run: 297.5nm (538.5km)

Arrived Belitung on Sunday 13th October after 54-hour sail from Karimunjawa. We plan to depart Belitung this morning 17th, bound for Batam near Singapore. All well onboard.

Tue Oct 8 20:49 2019 NZDT
GPS: 5 51.521s 110 25.677e
Run: 154.3nm (279.3km)

Arrived Karimunjawa Island after 26-hour sail from Bawean Island. We will stay a few nights before sailing to Belitung. All well onboard

Fri Oct 4 19:30 2019 NZDT
GPS: 5 43.894s 112 40.124e
Run: 306.5nm (554.8km)

Arrived Bawean Island yesterday morning after a nice 48-hour passage from Lombok Marina. All well onboard

Wed Sep 18 13:24 2019 NZST
GPS: 8 45.742S 115 55.894E
Run: 270.1nm (488.9km)

Arrived Lombok Marina after stopping and visiting Rinca Island and seeing the Komodo Dragons, Sebajor Besar Island (great snorkeling in the pass), Gili Lawa Darat (more snorkeling), then Saleh Village on Sumbawa

Tue Sep 3 11:59 2019 NZST
GPS: 8 30.258s 119 52.537e
Run: 111.9nm (202.5km)

Arrived Labuan Bajo town on Flores Island on 3rd September. Nice to be in a town with some facilities and shoreside restaurants. All well onboard.

Sat Aug 31 11:56 2019 NZST
GPS: 7 03.502s 120 36.694e
Run: 176.8nm (320km)

Arrived Pulau Jampea in the Taka Bonerate Islands. All well

Sat Aug 24 19:00 2019 NZST
GPS: 5 27.382s 122 37.128e
Run: 16.4nm (29.7km)

Arrived Baubau in Buton Island Southeast Sulawesi, all well onboard

Mon Aug 19 18:00 2019 NZST
GPS: 5 31.226s 122 50.885e
Run: 55.4nm (100.3km)

Arrived Pasar Wajo on 19th August. All well onboard

Fri Aug 9 16:00 2019 NZST
GPS: 4 47.055s 123 09.915e
Run: 234.9nm (425.2km)

Arrived Ereke in North Buton on 9th August. A larger fishing town with houses on stilts out over the water. All well onboard.

Fri Aug 2 15:00 2019 NZST
GPS: 3 42.863s 126 23.969e
Run: 247.5nm (448km)

Arrived Tifu village on 2nd August. All well. No cellphone coverage, no electricity, no running water. Very small isolated community of about 300 people

Mon Jul 29 10:26 2019 NZST
GPS: 4 31.405s 129 53.846e
Run: 209.4nm (379km)

Arrived Banda Naira Island yesterday around 2PM local time. Got the last remaining spot med-moored to the deck in front of a small motel. This means we dropped the anchor then reversed towards the motel and tied lines ashore to keep us in position.

Sun Jul 21 11:12 2019 NZST
GPS: 5 44.806s 132 40.830e
Run: 734.7nm (1329.8km)
Avg: 3.4knts
24hr: 81.2nm

Arrived Debut, Kai Islands, Indonesia on Saturday 20th July around 2pm local time. Did about 700nm from Thursday Island Australia in 4 days and 5 hours. Lots of paperwork for customs and immigration in Indo but all officials were polite. They did look through the boat fairly closely.

Fri Jul 12 10:00 2019 NZST
GPS: 10 35.655s 142 14.496e
Run: 497.5nm (900.5km)

Arrived Thursday Island at the top of Australia yesterday. Left Cairns 2nd of July, stopped at Lizard Island, Portland Roads, and Margaret Bay. All well.

Sat Jun 15 16:04 2019 NZST
GPS: 16 55.101s 145 46.905e
Run: 175.3nm (317.3km)

Arrived Cairns on Tuesday 11th of June after overnight passage from Townsville. We’ll stay here a couple of weeks.

Thu Jun 6 20:23 2019 NZST
GPS: 19 15.180s 146 49.468e
Run: 173.1nm (313.3km)

Arrived Townsville this morning (Thursday 6th June). Fast 20 hour passage from a Hook Island in the Whitsundays. Wind was solid 20 knots with gusts to 25. Will stay at Breakwater Marina for a few days. All well.

Wed May 29 17:46 2019 NZST
GPS: 20 32.623s 149 6.386e

Anchored for three nights at Thomas Island. We hiked along the rocky shoreline and then went swimming in beautiful clear water. Very refreshing. Heading to Hamilton Island on Thursday morning for a few days.

Mon May 27 20:47 2019 NZST
GPS: 20 32.623s 149 06.394e
Run: 210.5nm (381km)
Avg: 2.6knts
24hr: 62.3nm

Arrived at Thomas Island Monday afternoon after two nights anchored at Scawfell Island and before that an overnight passage from Keppel Bay Marina to Scawfell. No rain the last three days—nice for a change. All okay on board. SV-Hylite.blogspot.com

Fri May 24 11:39 2019 NZST
GPS: 23 9.678s 150 47.129e
Run: 0.4nm (0.7km)

Departing Keppel Bay this morning bound for Scawfell Island, then Thomas Island, then Hamilton Island. Taking about a week to get to Hamilton.

Wed May 22 20:38 2019 NZST
GPS: 23 10.030s 150 47.209e
Run: 284.1nm (514.2km)

Arrived Keppel Bay Marina yesterday (Tuesday 21st of May) at 11AM. We did 340 nautical miles from Mooloolaba in 48 hours for average speed of 7.1 knots. A bit rough first 24 hours with wind and waves on the beam and contrary current. All ok.

Wed May 15 18:45 2019 NZST
GPS: 26 41.205s 153 7.760e
Run: 53.4nm (96.7km)
Avg: 4.2knts
24hr: 101.4nm

Arrived Mooloolaba around 4pm. Rained about half the time but wind was good. Got soaked when we arrived to dock. All okay otherwise.

Wed May 15 6:07 2019 NZST
GPS: 27 27.471s 153 11.383e
Run: 37.8nm (68.4km)

Departing Manly, QLD for Mooloolaba this morning.

Sun Nov 4 20:39 2018 NZDT
GPS: 27 58.225s 153 24.396e
Run: 904.7nm (1637.5km)
Avg: 4.2knts
24hr: 100.4nm

Arrived at Southport Yacht Club in Queensland, Australia. Five days and 2 hours for 850nm passage from Noumea, New Caledonia. All well.

Fri Oct 26 20:25 2018 NZDT
GPS: 22 16.614s 166 26.380e
Run: 768.6nm (1391.2km)
Avg: 3.5knts
24hr: 83.3nm

Arrived in Noumea on Sunday 21st October 2018. About 720nm in 4 days and 1 hour. A fast passage with wind around 30knots.

Wed Oct 17 14:56 2018 NZDT
GPS: 17 48.2s 177 17.0e
Run: 13.1nm (23.7km)

Departing Fiji for Noumea

Sat Sep 29 6:44 2018 NZST
GPS: 17 38.667s 177 23.546e
Run: 141.6nm (256.3km)

Arrived Nadi area yesterday afternoon. Anchored in Saweni Bay. Had good wind for all legs from Savusavu to Makogai, where we stayed two nights, then to Volivoli Bay where we stayed for one night, then on to Saweni Bay.

Sun Aug 19 18:40 2018 NZST
GPS: 16 46.212s 179 19.931e
Run: 459.2nm (831.2km)

Arrived Savusavu, Fiji this morning (Sunday). Two days and 18 hours from Neiafu, Tonga. All ok.

Tue Jul 24 19:14 2018 NZST
GPS: 18 39.400s 173 58.770w
Run: 266.7nm (482.7km)

Arrived Vavau, Tonga. Checked in with Customs & Immigration before lunchtime. All ok

Wed Jul 18 9:55 2018 NZST
GPS: 19 3.507s 169 55.428w
Run: 1208.1nm (2186.7km)
Avg: 5.6knts
24hr: 133.6nm

Arrived Niue Sunday 8AM local time. All well and good passage.

Mon Jul 9 8:52 2018 NZST
GPS: 16 30.022s 151 45.343w
Run: 3.8nm (6.9km)

Departing Bora Bora today (Sunday afternoon). Destination TBD on route depending on weather but have Niue or Samoa as two options.

Wed Jun 27 3:45 2018 NZST
GPS: 16 31.889s 151 42.463w
Run: 11.1nm (20.1km)

Arrived at Bora Bora from Tahaa yesterday afternoon. A good passage and we sailed all the way. We entering the pass on the west side of the island then sailed north around the island inside the reef, through some shallow channels on the east side, and finally anchored at the south east corner in about 15ft on sand. About 6 monohulls and 6 cats anchored in the area but plenty of room here.

Sat Jun 23 12:01 2018 NZST
GPS: 16 36.292s 151 33.470w
Run: 35.1nm (63.5km)

Arrived Tahaa and anchored near the Coral Gardens. Plan to snorkel there on Saturday morning. All well on board!

Sun Jun 17 17:18 2018 NZST
GPS: 16 42.749s 151 2.381w
Run: 95.1nm (172.1km)
Avg: 3.4knts
24hr: 81.7nm

Arrived Huahine this morning (16th June) around 8AM local time after overnight passage with my sister Lucy onboard. It was a windy and rolly passage. We had about four other boats doing the same trip at the same time so we had company. We scrubbed the boat bottom this afternoon getting some barnacles and growth off it. Boat looks nice!

Sat Jun 16 13:22 2018 NZST
GPS: 17 29.404s 149 51.098w
Run: 17.5nm (31.7km)

Departing Moorea for Huahine this evening - June 15th around 18:00 French Polynesia time.

Fri May 11 13:26 2018 NZST
GPS: 17 34.715s 149 36.130w
Run: 283.5nm (513.1km)

Arrived in Papeete, Tahiti after two day passage from Fakarava. We got a spot in a European style marina.

We had to reverse into a tight space between two boats and tie the stern to a quay. The bow is attached to a line underwater in the fairway. Nailed it first time with a big crowd watching :-)

Sun May 6 2:54 2018 NZST
GPS: 16 4.133s 145 37.010w
Run: 215.8nm (390.6km)

Arrived Fakarava in the Tuamotus on Wednesday morning May 2nd. Anchored off Rotoava village

Sun Apr 29 17:08 2018 NZST
GPS: 16 4.307s 142 22.059w
Run: 487.9nm (883.1km)

Arrived Raroia Atoll in the Tuamotus. Anchored on east side of lagoon

Fri Apr 6 9:04 2018 NZST
GPS: 9 48.243s 139 1.958w
Run: 3104.8nm (5619.7km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 164nm

Arrived Hiva Oa in the Marquisas, French Polynesia after 18 day passage from La Cruz, Mexico

Sun Mar 18 11:40 2018 NZDT
GPS: 20 42.502n 105 29.621w
Run: 8.3nm (15km)

We have departed Mexico! All ok and boat is sailing fine

Sun Mar 18 3:18 2018 NZDT
GPS: 20 44.768n 105 22.316w
Run: 0.4nm (0.7km)

We are preparing to leave La Cruz, Mexico for passage to French Polynesia.

Thu Mar 1 4:33 2018 NZDT
GPS: 20 44.891n 105 22.709w
Run: 15.5nm (28.1km)

La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

Mon Feb 26 5:51 2018 NZDT
GPS: 20 51.148n 105 35.486w
Run: 181nm (327.6km)

Left Mazatlan Saturday morning around 9AM. Approaching Punta Mita at the north end of Bandaras Bay after 24 hours sailing in good downwind conditions. Had the spinnaker up since Mazatlan.

Sun Feb 18 7:12 2018 NZDT
GPS: 23 17.353n 106 37.680w
Run: 280.3nm (507.3km)

Approaching Mazatlan. We had a good passage from La Paz. We should be inside the marina in a couple of hours

Sat Jan 6 5:17 2018 NZDT
GPS: 24 54.576n 110 42.053w
Run: 57.1nm (103.4km)

Anchored at Bahia San Evaristo after 10 days in the islands (Isla Espiritu Santo, Isla Partida, and Isla San Francisco).

Fri Dec 22 3:48 2017 NZDT
GPS: 24 9.371n 110 19.621w
Run: 33.5nm (60.6km)

Arrived at La Paz on Monday 18th December and checked into Marina de La Paz. We will stay here until after Christmas Day.

Sun Dec 17 16:54 2017 NZDT
GPS: 23 59.372n 109 49.705w
Run: 49.4nm (89.4km)

Arrived and anchored at Los Muertos this afternoon. We will dinghy to the beach tomorrow morning. There's a small restaurant so maybe do breakfast there, a hike, then lunch.

Sat Dec 16 15:37 2017 NZDT
GPS: 23 22.72n 109 25.473w
Run: 46.1nm (83.4km)

We arrived at Los Frailes yesterday afternoon. It's a small bay with a headland to the north. About three boats were here when we arrived. Not much else. It's rather remote with a small eco-resort a bit south of our anchorage

Tue Dec 12 4:21 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 53.028n 109 54.601w
Run: 33.2nm (60.1km)

We arrived in Cabo San Lucas yesterday around lunchtime. We will stay in the marina here for a few days. It's a tourist town for gringos. We went for a stroll in the afternoon and every bar near our marina had American football on large screen TVs. Last night in our berth we could hear the thumping music from the clubs on the main strip. It's a party town!

Mon Dec 11 3:24 2017 NZDT
GPS: 23 13.38n 110 16.80w
Run: 164.4nm (297.6km)
Avg: 4.1knts
24hr: 97.7nm

We are about 5 hours from Cabo San Lucas. We stopped at Bahia Santa Maria for about 24 hours to wait out some rough weather. Our last 8 hours into BSM was in 35 knots of wind on a close reach with 10' seas so pretty ugly conditions.

Sat Dec 9 11:02 2017 NZDT
GPS: 24 46.373n 112 15.369w
Run: 553.8nm (1002.4km)
Avg: 4.5knts
24hr: 108.3nm

Currently anchored at Bahia Santa Maria waiting for better weather for continuing passage to Cabo San Lucas. We stopped at Bahia Tortuga for 1 night but did not update the local


Currently anchored at Bahia Santa Maria which is a remote bay with a very small fishing village (about 30 people). We left

Bahia Tortuga about 2 days ago and had robust sailing conditions that got us here quickly. Probably depart for Cabo San Lucas early Saturday morning.

Mon Dec 4 8:18 2017 NZDT
GPS: 31 43n 116 48w
Run: 14.4nm (26.1km)

Departed Ensenada enroute to Bahia Tortuga. Wind is around 8 knots, we are sailing, and Hydrovane is steering. Priscilla is fishing with a lure.

Sun Dec 3 18:32 2017 NZDT
GPS: 31 51.582n 116 37.375w
Run: 68.8nm (124.5km)

Arrived in Ensenada, Mexico on Friday morning after overnight sail from San Diego. Did immigration, customs, and boat temporary import permit on Friday afternoon. Enjoying great ceviche tostadas and cerveza at about half USA prices. Departing Ensenada for Bahia Tortuga on Sunday morning.

Mariachis band while we have dinner
Mariachis band while we have dinner
Tue Nov 28 9:46 2017 NZDT
GPS: 32 42.63n 117 21.86w
Run: 83nm (150.2km)

Approaching San Diego Harbor after sailing overnight from Santa Catalina Island

Sun Nov 26 14:17 2017 NZDT
GPS: 33 26.7n 118 29.75w
Run: 36.8nm (66.6km)

At Santa Catalina Island on a mooring in Isthmus Cove. Went ashore in the dinghy for a quick look around before it got dark. Probably stay here a couple of nights. Going for a hike Sunday,

Tue Nov 21 14:39 2017 NZDT
GPS: 33 58.588n 118 26.796w
Run: 44.9nm (81.3km)
Avg: 5.4knts
24hr: 129.3nm

Arrived Marina Del Rey around 4PM. Had a problem on the way. Genoa furler is jammed closed--need to look at it tomorrow. Otherwise all okay. We will stay here a few days.

Tue Nov 21 6:19 2017 NZDT
GPS: 34 08.13n 119 12.4w
Run: 8.2nm (14.8km)
Weather: Light NE wind, waves 3ft or less

Departed Ventura for Marina Del Ray. Light wind so motorsailing

Mon Nov 20 14:25 2017 NZDT
GPS: 34 14.639n 119 15.778w
Run: 20.4nm (36.9km)
Avg: 5.4knts
24hr: 130.6nm

Arrived in Ventura, California and boat is in a berth for the night. All went well for first passage. Nothing broke on the boat (that we know about). We are headed to a waterfront restaurant for dinner.

Mon Nov 20 10:40 2017 NZDT
GPS: 34 19.18n 119 36.54w
Run: 35.1nm (63.5km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 162nm

No berths in Santa Barbara. Headed to Ventura where they have a berth available.

Mon Nov 20 5:28 2017 NZDT
GPS: 34 22.975n 120 13.155w
Run: 28.1nm (50.9km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 158.7nm
Weather: Sunny, NW wind 15kts

Hoping to stop in Santa Barbara for the night if we can get a berth.

Mon Nov 20 1:13 2017 NZDT
GPS: 34 31.720n 120 40.740w
Run: 233.3nm (422.3km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 152.5nm

Just rounding Point Arguello/Conception. All well. Wind is near 20kts, boat moving nicely

Sat Nov 18 12:30 2017 NZDT
GPS: 37 27.5n 122 45.1w
Run: 9.3nm (16.8km)
Avg: 8.9knts
24hr: 212.6nm
Weather: Wind 18kts @ 330, swell 6ft

All going okay, wind is good around 18kts. Boat moving well. We will probably be out of local transmission range soon so updates might be a while

Sat Nov 18 11:27 2017 NZDT
GPS: 37 34.666n 122 40.487w

Wind picking up nicely! W&S Hydrogenerator making 14Amps @ 13.5V - great!

Sat Nov 18 9:34 2017 NZDT
GPS: 37 44.45n 122 33.75w
Run: 12.8nm (23.2km)
Avg: 8.2knts
24hr: 196.1nm

We are outside after passing under the Golden Gate Bridge. Nice sunny day!

Sat Nov 18 8:00 2017 NZDT
GPS: 37 53.22n 122 25.19w
Run: 4.3nm (7.8km)

We are underway and heading to Southern California. All going ok

Thu Nov 9 4:19 2017 NZDT
GPS: 37 54.698N 122 20.899W

We are preparing to depart for Mexico around end of November 2017. We will post an update when we are underway.

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