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

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
Run: 768.6nm (1391.2km)
Avg: 3.5knts
24hr: 83.3nm
22 16.614s 166 26.380e

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
Run: 13.1nm (23.7km)
17 48.2s 177 17.0e

Departing Fiji for Noumea

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

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
Run: 459.2nm (831.2km)
16 46.212s 179 19.931e

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

Good to see you here we are just further up on a Copra Shed mooring.
Tue Jul 24 19:14 2018 NZST
Run: 266.7nm (482.7km)
18 39.400s 173 58.770w

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

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

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

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

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
Run: 11.1nm (20.1km)
16 31.889s 151 42.463w

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
Run: 35.1nm (63.5km)
16 36.292s 151 33.470w

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
Run: 95.1nm (172.1km)
Avg: 3.4knts
24hr: 81.7nm
16 42.749s 151 2.381w

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
Run: 17.5nm (31.7km)
17 29.404s 149 51.098w

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

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

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 :-)

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Your adventures are so exciting. The things you are seeing and doing ... just amazing. Safe travels. (I'm Bob Sheridan's sister.) Carole
Sun May 6 2:54 2018 NZST
Run: 215.8nm (390.6km)
16 4.133s 145 37.010w

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

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

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
Run: 280.3nm (507.3km)
23 17.353n 106 37.680w

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
Run: 57.1nm (103.4km)
24 54.576n 110 42.053w

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
Run: 33.5nm (60.6km)
24 9.371n 110 19.621w

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
Run: 49.4nm (89.4km)
23 59.372n 109 49.705w

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
Run: 46.1nm (83.4km)
23 22.72n 109 25.473w

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
Run: 33.2nm (60.1km)
22 53.028n 109 54.601w

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
Run: 164.4nm (297.6km)
Avg: 4.1knts
24hr: 97.7nm
23 13.38n 110 16.80w

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
Run: 553.8nm (1002.4km)
Avg: 4.5knts
24hr: 108.3nm
24 46.373n 112 15.369w

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
Run: 14.4nm (26.1km)
31 43n 116 48w

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
Run: 68.8nm (124.5km)
31 51.582n 116 37.375w

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

Ooh. These are starting to sound like gloat posts now - ceviche tostadas, cervezas, mariachi band, dolphins en route ....
Tue Nov 28 13:43 2017 NZDT
Run: 7.6nm (13.8km)
32 42.593n 117 14.044w

Automated update from App.

Tue Nov 28 9:46 2017 NZDT
Run: 83nm (150.2km)
32 42.63n 117 21.86w

Approaching San Diego Harbor after sailing overnight from Santa Catalina Island

Sun Nov 26 14:23 2017 NZDT
Run: 0.1nm (0.2km)
33 26.715n 118 29.856w

Automated update from App.

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

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,

Sounds fun. Hope the hike is nice. Good scenery. Enjoying reading the blog and watching these notes.
Tue Nov 21 14:39 2017 NZDT
Run: 44.9nm (81.3km)
Avg: 5.4knts
24hr: 129.3nm
33 58.588n 118 26.796w

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.

Sorry to hear that Mike. We've been watching your progress and updates with interest. Hope it is quick to fix. Good to have teething problems early and work out the solutions before the big puddle jump. X
Tue Nov 21 6:19 2017 NZDT
Run: 8.2nm (14.8km)
34 08.13n 119 12.4w
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
Run: 20.4nm (36.9km)
Avg: 5.4knts
24hr: 130.6nm
34 14.639n 119 15.778w

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
Run: 35.1nm (63.5km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 162nm
34 19.18n 119 36.54w

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

Mon Nov 20 5:28 2017 NZDT
Run: 28.1nm (50.9km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 158.7nm
34 22.975n 120 13.155w
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
Run: 233.3nm (422.3km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 152.5nm
34 31.720n 120 40.740w

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

Sat Nov 18 12:30 2017 NZDT
Run: 9.3nm (16.8km)
Avg: 8.9knts
24hr: 212.6nm
37 27.5n 122 45.1w
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
37 34.666n 122 40.487w

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

Sat Nov 18 9:37 2017 NZDT
Run: 12.8nm (23.2km)
Avg: 256knts
24hr: 6144nm
37 34.666n 122 40.487w

Automated update from App.

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

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

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

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

Thu Nov 9 4:19 2017 NZDT
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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