JAMS

JAMS

Tue Dec 11 11:54 2018 NZDT
Run: 247.5nm (448km)
01 23.400s 130 59.064e

A two day passage north to Raja Ampat in the company of Kaija Song and Cavalo who were cruising Triton Bay with.

Now anchored off a small village called Seget, 30 miles from Sorong.

Light NW head winds and the odd storm cell negotiated successfully. A relief as the NW monsoon sets in making north passages tricky.


Thu Dec 6 10:22 2018 NZDT
Run: 21.1nm (38.2km)
03 39.572S 133 45.471E
Weather: Little wind

A wonderful time in Triton bay, amazing snorkelling,stunning anchorages, swimming with whale sharks. Have got supplies from a small town called Kaimana. Leaving today to head up to Raja Ampat


Fri Nov 30 16:03 2018 NZDT
Run: 10.8nm (19.5km)
03 49.171s 134 01.156e

Triton Bay anchorages and snorkelling have been fantastic. Didn?t think it could get any better but now in Muawara Island..wow!


Sun Nov 18 13:42 2018 NZDT
Run: 143.4nm (259.6km)
03 56.287s 134 07.235e

After a few busy days in Tual clearing in and stocking up. Then an over night passage, we have anchored of the Triton Bay Divers Resort. An idyllic setting welcomed by whales and manta rays on arrival. We will stay here for a few days.


Sat Nov 10 18:24 2018 NZDT
Run: 15.2nm (27.5km)
Avg: 3knts
24hr: 71.5nm
05 32.811s 132 48.338e

Anchored at 1.30am local time. 5 day passage.


Sat Nov 10 13:18 2018 NZDT
Run: 123.2nm (223km)
Avg: 5.3knts
24hr: 128.3nm
05 45.850s 132 50.508e

Great 12-20 knot breeze that lasted into the night got us to Tual Island Group early this morning(Saturday) Will anchor and check with Customs and immigration Monday


Fri Nov 9 14:15 2018 NZDT
Run: 157.2nm (284.5km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 152.7nm
07 19.665s 133 42.146e

Motored last night but again lovely daytime breeze. Not as many fishing boats and also we have a better idea how they are operating. 5 miles of net off their bow . Fish landed about an hour ago as we worked out way through more fishing boats... easier in daylight. All very comfortable fish is on for tonight?s dinner


Thu Nov 8 13:33 2018 NZDT
Run: 142.2nm (257.4km)
Avg: 5.5knts
24hr: 132.3nm
08 48.701s 135 26.638e

Motored last night but again lovely daytime breeze. Tough night working through a wall of fishing trawlers with 5mile long nets barely lit !! Managed to avoid nets but our buddy boat Kaija Song hit them 4 times. Lovely day out here today ... almost forgotten about last night


Wed Nov 7 11:45 2018 NZDT
Run: 162.4nm (293.9km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 154.7nm
09 26.444s 137 25.637e

Wind down to 10 knots by lunchtime yesterday. Currently Drifting downwind with code zero poled out in 10 knots from East.Motor on over night and expect we will have to use again as not much wind in forecast.


Tue Nov 6 10:33 2018 NZDT
Run: 174.9nm (316.6km)
10 02.225s 139 43.976e

Checked out of Thursday Island yesterday. Next stop Tual, Indonesia. Fast start with wind and current pushing us along. Slowed a little over night.

Currently easterly 8-12 knots flat seas and sunshine. Code zero poled out 7/7.5 knots. All well on board


Wed Oct 31 20:11 2018 NZDT
Run: 40.2nm (72.8km)
10 35.672S 142 14.486E
Weather: Cloudy with odd shower - SE 20-25 knots

Two nice short sails yesterday and today arriving at Horn / Thursday island this afternoon. A few days provisioning and off to Tual, Indonesia and new adventures.


Tue Oct 30 10:15 2018 NZDT
Run: 64nm (115.8km)
Avg: 2.6knts
24hr: 63.2nm
10 58.057S 142 41.760E
Weather: Cloudy 15 knot Easterly

At Anchor in Mouth of Escape River after a long pleasant day sail yesterday. Will head to Adolphus Island today (25nm) then Thursday Island tomorrow (25nm)


Mon Oct 29 9:57 2018 NZDT
Run: 58.2nm (105.3km)
11 48.591s 143 05.416e

Left last nights anchorage at Cape Grenville early this morning for our last long leg. Escape river tonight. Then 2 small hops to Thursday Island. Cloudy and humid today with possibility of some rain. Nice 10/15 knots SE forecast.


Sun Oct 28 9:36 2018 NZDT
Run: 83nm (150.2km)
12 35.539s 143 24.421e

Portland Road at anchor for last 2 days. A little activity , here population of 10, end of a dusty road, nice local cafe for Iced Coffee and Cake. Heading of to Cap Grenville today. Will continue day sailing and anchoring overnight. Planning on being at Thursday Island on Wednesday.


Thu Oct 25 9:21 2018 NZDT
Run: 132.1nm (239.1km)
Avg: 7.8knts
24hr: 187.6nm
13 46.352s 143 38.013e

Got yesterday?s position wrong. Overnight at Wilkie Island. Our first Crocodile sighting talked us out of a swim and walk on the beach.


Wed Oct 24 16:27 2018 NZDT
Run: 86.7nm (156.9km)
13 54.567s 145 35.778e

Another glorious light wind code zero sail day with flat seas and sunshine


Tue Oct 16 10:17 2018 NZDT
Run: 121.7nm (220.3km)
15 09.461S 145 43.541E
Weather: E/Es 12-14knots fine with a little cloud

Left Cairns a few days ago with Indonesian Visa's all sorted and boat loaded with EVERYTHING. Fantastic light wind sailing in flat seas. Code Zero getting lots of use as we head north, aiming to be at Thursday Island by end of October. Nice calm reef anchorage over night. Heading to Lizard island today


Sat Sep 22 10:26 2018 NZST
Run: 111nm (200.9km)
16 55.044S 145 46.944E
Weather: Cloudy with odd shower, windy

Arrived in marlin Marina Cairns yesterday. Carol returns Tuesday


Mon Sep 17 9:46 2018 NZST
Run: 41.4nm (74.9km)
18 28.149S 146 12.949E
Weather: Fine Clear no wind

Anchored in Hinchinbrook Channel. Spent yesterday trying to catch the famed barramundi with Gary from Kaija Song. Sadly unsuccessful. But did notfeel so bad after locals said they had not caught a fish for 3 days!! Will troll our new "Bara" lures again today as we keep working our way through the channel


Sat Sep 15 12:21 2018 NZST
Run: 27.8nm (50.3km)
18 52.411S 146 40.967E
Weather: Fine Clear 10/15knots SE

Murray Sailing to Cairns. Orpheus Island Today, Hinchinbrook Channel Tomorrow. Carol Still in New Zealand hoping to return in about 7/10days to Cairns


Mon Sep 10 9:24 2018 NZST
Run: 141.1nm (255.4km)
19 15.161S 146 49.453E
Weather: Clear and Fine

In Breakwater Marina Townsville, after a great week with friends onboard. Plans on hold for a few days. Carol returning to NZ as her father is in hospital. Murray looking after Jams.


Mon Sep 3 9:23 2018 NZST
Run: 16.6nm (30km)
20 15.983S 148 42.474E
Weather: Glorious, clear skies, light winds.

Airlie Beach to collect our friends Grahame & Prue for a Whitsunday and maybe Townsville cruise over the next 7/10 days


Sat Aug 25 10:30 2018 NZST
Run: 38.5nm (69.7km)
20 19.403S 148 57.372E
Weather: Fine. 15 knot easterlies

Checking out the Whitsunday Islands.


Sun Aug 19 9:34 2018 NZST
Run: 21.7nm (39.3km)
20 47.99S 149 15.89E
Weather: Glorious, clear skies, light winds.

After several weeks in Mackay undertaking some maintenance and a 2 week trip back to NZ we have left Mackay. Glorious light wind day with blue blue skies anchored at Brampton Island. Swim and Beer and listen to All Blacks beat Australia .. fall asleep .. not a bad life.


Tue Jul 17 10:00 2018 NZST
Run: 110.7nm (200.4km)
21 06.704S 149 13.645E
Weather: Fine clear and calm

Mackay marina for a few days to haul out and sort a small problem. Will take the opportunity to anti foul


Fri Jul 13 11:32 2018 NZST
Run: 74.4nm (134.7km)
22 09.697S 150 31.687E
Weather: Fine and clear 10 knot southerly

Drifting down wind in flat seas and sun heading to Percy Islands. New reacher/code zero poled out after practicing in ideal conditions at different angles to the wind. Very happy sailors

Now trying it poled out which is working very well so to lazy to put up MPS..


Tue Jul 10 9:53 2018 NZST
Run: 78nm (141.2km)
23 09.821S 150 57.184E
Weather: Fine & Clear Light winds forcasr 15-20 SE

Arrived at Great Keppel after overnight from Pancake Creek. Lots of boats around as the north migration kicks in.


Fri Jul 6 9:44 2018 NZST
Run: 42.5nm (76.9km)
24 01.825S 151 44.574E
Weather: Some Cloud Light Winds

Great half day sail From Lady Musgrave to Pancake Creek yesterday. Full sail reach, just forward of the beam flatish seas ... heaven. Nice pretty anchorage. looking forward to a long walk to light house.


Thu Jul 5 8:25 2018 NZST
Run: 254.1nm (459.9km)
23 54.306S 152 24.074E
Weather: Easterly 10-15 knots Partly Cloudy

After a couple of fun days at Lady Musgrave, heading into Pancake Creek today


Sat Jun 23 9:23 2018 NZST
Run: 17.6nm (31.9km)
27 28.776S 153 21.191E
Weather: Light SW Clear and sunny

Anchored on northern side of Peel Island Moreton Bay. Yesterday bussed to Point Lookout, North Stradbrooke. to checkout migrating whales. Saw lots of humpbacks from great walkways around the headland.


Wed Jun 20 20:22 2018 NZST
Run: 9.3nm (16.8km)
27 44.054S 153 21.743E
Weather: Cool Clear and Fine South/SW winds

have left marina life and heading up the Broadwater to Moreton Bay.


Mon Jun 11 9:49 2018 NZST
Run: 92.1nm (166.7km)
27 52.142S 153 22.508E
Weather: Clear and Fine

Arrived in In Hope Harbour Marina last week. Catching up friends and some boat jobs and purchases. will head north in about 5 days.


Mon Jun 4 9:19 2018 NZST
Run: 172.4nm (312km)
29 12.123S 153 20.814E
Weather: Cloudy with odd shower

Back in Yamba after a week up river on the Clarence River. Checked out all the river towns and caught up with Gary and Sue long time cruisers who now live on the river. Gary did all the interior wood work on JAMS. Heading north to Gold Coast this week.


Sun May 20 20:21 2018 NZST
Run: 106.7nm (193.1km)
31 39.122S 152 48.063E
Weather: Glorious

Camden Haven River after time at Newcastle and Broughton Island. Great autumn sun and nice SW winds to continue but swell forecast makes the river bars tricky so of to Clarence River tomorrow. The plan is to sneak in before the swell arrives and spend some time there.


Mon May 7 10:32 2018 NZST
Run: 54.9nm (99.4km)
32 55.30S 151 45.72E
Weather: Fine, cool and clear

Started our progression north with a short hop from Pittwater to Newcastle. Plan to head slowly North to North Queensland over next month or two


Mon Mar 19 22:01 2018 NZDT
Run: 415.3nm (751.7km)
33 35.707S 151 15.432E
Weather: Fine

Arrived today in Broken bay/Pittwater after a glorious downwind sail (apart from last nights 6 hour southerly !!) from Gold Coast 3 days 2 nights. Will hang out here for a week then head to Sydney.


jMurray & Carole, just wanted to say hello. We are based in Pittwater, down in Mc Carrs creek, Church Point. We are immobile due to the work on the boat on our mooring but have our inflatiable..if you need anything or want to raft up..it would be lovely to catch up. Our phone number is : 0428452514. x Ness & Peter
Thu Nov 30 9:29 2017 NZDT
Run: 83.1nm (150.4km)
27 52.132S 153 22.508E
Weather: Fine with showers night and morning

Mooloolaba to Southport Seaway and into Coomera River and Hope Harbour Marina yesterday. We will leave JAMS for a month to return home for Christmas New Year


Sun Nov 19 8:49 2017 NZDT
Run: 140.9nm (255km)
26 41.190S 153 07.647E
Weather: Light Winds with Rain Showers

Left Bundaberg Wednesday checked out Fraser Island by 4wd Bus Tour Thursday. Passaged through the shallows of The Great sandy Straight Wednesday. Crossed our first bar (Wide Bay Bar) Yesterday and motor sailed in very wet conditions to Mooloolaba. Staying here for a week.


Thu Nov 9 10:05 2017 NZDT
No position sent.
Weather: Cool South Easterly

Check out the photos just before the worst thunderstorm Bundaberg had seen in years. Destructive 60-70 knots for about 15 minutes. Sad to see some of the damage


Tue Nov 7 10:56 2017 NZDT
Run: 64.3nm (116.4km)
24 45.61S 152 23.29E
Weather: Warm sunshine with a little cloud

Have been in Bundaberg since Friday afternoon.Clearance all done by Saturday morning. Lots of boats we have met previously and many new boats to met as we joined the Go West Rally which has been excellent value . Melbourne Cup Day today


Well done Guys. We arrived in Opua on Friday afternoon and cleared before close of play, Tut's on Sunday night, Two House Bay last night, now back in berth at Gulf Harbour. Enjoy yourselves. Cheers, Gavin & Bindy
Fri Nov 3 9:24 2017 NZDT
Run: 154.3nm (279.3km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 166.4nm
24 15.78s 153 15.18e

Motoring this morning. 52nn to Bundaberg. Aiming for arrival mid afternoon today Friday. Midnight rendezvous with SV Mamania to transfer 20L can of fuel. They were struggling with no fuel and no wind.


Thu Nov 2 11:09 2017 NZDT
Run: 182.5nm (330.3km)
Avg: 7.2knts
24hr: 173.8nm
23 58.20s 155 40.65e

Motoring this morning. Hopefully some wind latter today 190nm to Bundaberg. Aiming for arrival at 1700hrs Friday afternoon


Wed Nov 1 9:57 2017 NZDT
Run: 170.9nm (309.3km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 166.7nm
23 36.82s 158 32.22e

Motoring this morning. Passed half way last night with a guest. Seagull sleeper at top of mast all night pooing all over decks. Hose out at midnight cleaning up! 354nm to Bundaberg


Tue Oct 31 9:21 2017 NZDT
Run: 172.1nm (311.5km)
Avg: 7.2knts
24hr: 173.5nm
23 19.64S 161 12.91E

Glorious afternoon and evening sailing yesterday. Flat seas. Motoring this morning. 498nm to Bundaberg


Mon Oct 30 9:33 2017 NZDT
Run: 168.1nm (304.3km)
22 50.800s 163 52.27e

Left Noumea yesterday. Glorious afternoon and evening sailing. Flat seas. Motoring this morning. 655nm to Bundaberg


Sun Oct 29 8:02 2017 NZDT
No position sent.

Back in water with new anti foul and new rudder bearing Thursday. Last days prep for passage to Bundaberg. Leaving today


Fri Oct 20 7:53 2017 NZDT
No position sent.
Weather: 10 knots easterly 50% Cloud barometer 1013 Some morning showers

Still on hardstand- new rudder bearing being manufactured now. Will be ready early next week. Hull all prepared for new anti foul which we will paint Saturday Sunday.


Tue Oct 17 8:52 2017 NZDT
No position sent.
Weather: 20 Knots easterly 70% Cloud Bara 1012 some light showers

On hardstand in Noumea attending to tight rudder bearing issue and anti foul.


Mon Oct 16 9:31 2017 NZDT
Run: 69.1nm (125.1km)
Avg: 2.9knts
24hr: 69.2nm
22 16.765S 166 25.912E
Weather: 10 knots easterly clear skies barometer 1012

At anchor Noumea. Hauling out today to attend to stiff rudder bearing.

Hopefully back in the water latter in the week


Sun Oct 15 9:33 2017 NZDT
Run: 69.1nm (125.1km)
Avg: 2.8knts
24hr: 68.4nm
21 16.766s 166 25.913e
Weather: 10 knots easterly light 100% cloud cover Bara 1010

still in Noumea


Sat Oct 14 9:17 2017 NZDT
22 16.77S 166 25.91E
Weather: 15 knots East, Fine with light cloud cover

Anchored in Noumea. Catching up with lots of boats we have met over the last months


Fri Oct 13 9:16 2017 NZDT
Run: 18nm (32.6km)
22 16.77S 166 25.91E
Weather: 10 knots easterly clear skies barometer 1013

Anchored outside Port Moselle, Noumea


Thu Oct 12 11:14 2017 NZDT
Run: 11.5nm (20.8km)
22 23.22S 166 41.25E
Weather: 20 Knots easterly 70% Cloud Bara 1016 Fine

On route to Noumea to prepare for a haul out Monday for a week to repair sticky rudder bearing an re anti foul. Nice relaxed downwind run.


Wed Oct 11 9:04 2017 NZDT
Run: 6.4nm (11.6km)
22 18.290S 166 50.657E
Weather: No wind 50% Cloud cover very calm

Baie Du Caranage. NW Corner of Baie du Prony. lots of walks ashore one of which which we did yesterday. Then spent an enjoyable hour with Richard & Freddie authours of the Rocket Guide. Vibrant informantive couple.


Mon Oct 9 12:35 2017 NZDT
Run: 25.7nm (46.5km)
Avg: 9.6knts
24hr: 230.9nm
22 22.52S 166 54.51E

Mon Oct 9 9:55 2017 NZDT
Run: 9.1nm (16.5km)
22 37.25S 166 72.66E
Weather: 0 knots light cloud fine

Anse Majic, Baie du Proney. very nivece morning on mooring. Walked up hill to light house last night to watch sun set last night , stunning


Sat Oct 7 9:38 2017 NZDT
Run: 15nm (27.2km)
22 43.16S 166 78.36E
Weather: 10-15 knot ESE 50% cloud fine Barometer 1015

Ile Ouen, Baie Ue - BBQed the last of the NZ Lamb last night to say farewell to Masterplan


Fri Oct 6 9:23 2017 NZDT
Run: 48.6nm (88km)
22 38.16S 166 91.36E
Weather: 10-15 knots ESE 50% cloud cover

On a mooring in Anse Majic with Masterplan walked to lighthouse and observation platform yesterday and snorkelled the bay...yes busy day.!! Also met Karl & Heather and crew Pieter & Sarah, enjoying evening drinks on board Aradonna.


Wed Oct 4 11:49 2017 NZDT
Run: 40.5nm (73.3km)
22 18.1S 166 51.20E
Weather: 10-15knots Easterly 50% cloud Baro 1019

Moved to Upper reaches of Baie Du Prony this morning for walks and hot springs


Tue Oct 3 8:57 2017 NZDT
Run: 27.3nm (49.4km)
22 35.65S 166 84.17E
Weather: 50% Cloud light Easterly

On mooring with Masterplan & Distracted in Ilot Casy, Baie Du Prony after nice downwind sail yesterday from Gadji, Ile de Pins. Great to catch up with Distracted & Masterplan last night


Sat Sep 30 9:46 2017 NZDT
Run: 0.2nm (0.4km)
22 53.36S 167 41.31E
Weather: No wind no cloud only sunshine

Glorious morning in Gadji.


Fri Sep 29 9:06 2017 NZDT
Run: 10.8nm (19.5km)
22 53.45S 167 41.43E
Weather: 8 knots NE Clear Skies

Anchored at Gadji with Masterplan and Activa


Wed Sep 27 8:44 2017 NZDT
Run: 844.5nm (1528.5km)
Avg: 39.6knts
24hr: 949.3nm
22 44.58S 167 44.58E
Weather: 6 knots North 50% Cloud

Kuto, Ile Des Pins good morning coffee after a great music night on Shenanigans and others in the bay.


Tue Sep 26 11:23 2017 NZDT
Run: 127.5nm (230.8km)
22 689S 167 442E
Weather: Rainy

Apologies for our lack of updates. Have been enjoying Ile des Pins for a couple of weeks


Tue May 23 7:45 2017 NZST
35 19.035S 174 07.220E

Opua marina awaiting departure to Vanuatu


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