Kairos II

Kairos II

Tue Nov 15 6:24 2016 NZDT
Speed: 7.0knts
Run: 85.8nm (155.3km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 169.5nm
Weather: N 25-30 Knts , Swell N 2.0m, 8/8 Cloud, Drizzle

Pos at 0600 NZDT. 45NM to go to Opua, Great run last night with a tuck in the mizzen and the staysail up. Thanks GHR and YIT for the service that you provide.Nice work. And good to hear the radio operators at Maritime Radio saying "Welcome to New Zealand" to arriving yachties when they are giving notice of arrival. Good look for the frontline people. #proud to be a kiwi :)

Great to see you are close and safe. Hope to see you soon. Lulia in the shed at Riverside road. Marina, busy sanding and painting. New phone number 0274580907

Welcome home give us a call when you are able on Mum's cellphone number
Mon Nov 14 18:15 2016 NZDT
Run: 78nm (141.2km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 156.7nm
Weather: N 20 Knts ,Sea N 1.0, Swell 1.0 N, Baro 1012, Sky 8/8, Stratus

Position at 1800 hrs NZDT. Great days sailing with the wind filling from the North. Broad reaching in 20-25 knts with Jib and Jigger.Eating the last of our french delicacies before arrival in Opua tomorrow lunchtime/afternoonish. All well onboard

Mon Nov 14 6:18 2016 NZDT
Run: 120.2nm (217.6km)
Avg: 10.3knts
24hr: 247.6nm
Weather: N 15 Knts ,Sea N 0.5, Swell 1.5 S , Baro 1013, Sky 2/8, Scatted Cumulus, Cirrus, Red sky in the morning!!

Position at 0600 hrs NZDT. Switched the Detroit off at 2300hrs to the relief of our ears. Been slow progress with the Northerly taking a while to fill in but hope to start trucking along soon. All well onboard

Sun Nov 13 18:39 2016 NZDT
Run: 43.5nm (78.7km)
Avg: 3.5knts
24hr: 83.5nm
Weather: Variable 5 Knts ,Sea Nil, Swell 2.5 S , Baro 1013, 2/8 scatted Cumulus

Position at 1800 hrs NZDT. The engine is driving us insane. Both Malin and I have been walking around with earmuffs on all day. God loves a screaming 2 stroke Detroit Diesel, strong as an Ox.. Im sure the builder put it onboard to make you attempt to sail more and motor less. Hoping to see some wind at 2100 ish. Talked to Dudley on Baiikal on VHF and he is parallel to us heading toward NZ. All well onboard

Sun Nov 13 6:09 2016 NZDT
Run: 73.1nm (132.3km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 146.8nm
Weather: S 8-10 Knts ,Sea 0.5 S, Swell 2.0 S, Baro 1011, 6/8 Cloud cover

Position at 0600 hrs NZDT. Motor sailing since midnight and a bit more until the wind fills in again. Very bright almost full moon last night. Take a peak through your binoculars, well worth a look:) Shaping up for Tuesday morning arriving Opua. All well onboard

Sat Nov 12 18:12 2016 NZDT
Run: 76.4nm (138.3km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 153.4nm
Weather: S 15-18 Knts ,Sea 0.8 S, Swell 2.5 SW, Baro 1010, 2/8 scatted Cumulus

Position at 1800 hrs NZDT. Got a bit of a knock with the 20-25 knt Southerly today but its just starting to ease now. Shaping up to motor through the high tomorrow then a sled run on the big Northerly home. All well onboard

Sat Nov 12 6:15 2016 NZDT
Run: 74nm (133.9km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 148.6nm
Weather: SW 20-25 Knts ,Sea 1.5 SW, Swell 2 SW, Baro 1007,

Position at 0600 hrs NZDT. Making good progress with the Souwester while its with us. Sea state not fully developed which is nice. All well onboard

Hi Jason & Malin we hope that all is well and that your progress is up to the expected. We have yet to finish packing but are away on the date planned now. We will keep up to date as you come back home.
Fri Nov 11 18:18 2016 NZDT
Run: 79.2nm (143.4km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 159.7nm
Weather: N 30 Knts ,Sea 2.5M N, Baro 1004, 4/8 ragged Cumulus

Position at 1800 hrs NZDT. Frontal rain etc has just gone through and scattered Cumulus is appearing .Wind is stillin the North strangely enough. Waiting for the wind to back so we can go on the other tack. All well onboard.

Fri Nov 11 6:24 2016 NZDT
Run: 76.7nm (138.8km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 149.1nm
Weather: NNW 15 Knts ,Sea 1.5M NE, Nil Swell, Baro 1010, 6/8 Scattered Cloud

Position at 0600 hrs NZDT. Wind has backed right round to the North. Not much wind at the moment but im sure we will see it soon. All well onboard

Hey guys thanks for message! Northland radio told me his position last night but poor reception to relay messages. Bob says he should leave tomorow afternoon from norfolk. There is a couple of fronts coming through tues and wed hope u will be home by then or can avoid them! Take care

Hi Jason and Malin We are following your travel back to New Zealand. We away on Tuesday 15th going to Petone 1st. looking forward to hearing from you when you arrive back to NZ. Happy sailing.
Thu Nov 10 18:03 2016 NZDT
Speed: 6.7knts
Run: 66.7nm (120.7km)
Avg: 6knts
24hr: 142.9nm
Weather: NE 5- 7Knts ,Sea 0.8 NE, Nil Swell, Baro 1012, 2/8 Scattered Cumulus, Hi Fusio!!!

Position at 1800 hrs NZDT. Slow sunny sailing today as the wind eases and backs. Started the motor at 1600 and are now headed to a waypoint just North of Norfolk Island to meet the front. All is well onboard

Thu Nov 10 6:51 2016 NZDT
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 71.7nm (129.8km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 138.8nm
Weather: ENE 12 Knts , Baro 1015, Sky 50% Cloud cover, Cumulus

Position at 0600 hrs NZDT. Putting on the winter woolies at night now . All is well onboard. Jason and Malin

Wed Nov 9 18:27 2016 NZDT
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 78.6nm (142.3km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 153.4nm
Weather: E 15 Knts , Swell S 1.0- 1.8, Baro 1016, Sky 100% Cloud cover, high stratus,

Position at 1800 hrs NZDT. Slowed down a bit today as looking at encountering a front around Norfolk Island. Good sailing weather at the moment and a shame to slow down. No contact from Kairos 1 or Dudley. All is well onboard. Jason and Malin

Wed Nov 9 6:09 2016 NZDT
Speed: 6.0knts
Run: 84.6nm (153.1km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 168.5nm
Weather: ENE 15-18 Knts , Swell S 1.5- 1.8, Baro 1016, Scattered Cumulus

Position at 0600 hrs NZDT. Made good progress last night. The moon was out and about to light the way which was nice. Wind appears to be backing around already. All well onboard.

Hi Jase and Malin Hope you have a great trip. Looking forward to following you travel back to New Zealand. Love you both.
Tue Nov 8 18:06 2016 NZDT
Speed: 6.5knts
Weather: SE 15-18 Knts , Swell SW 1.5- 2, Baro 1015, Scattered Cumulus

Position at 1800 hrs NZDT. Got away at 0800hrs this morning through Dumbea pass. I might just add that the Dumbea left surf break was going off!!! It has been a great days sail and we have changed the clocks to NZDT because the Sun kept waking me up at 5 oclock in the morning shining in my eyes. Hi Sharon we will keep an eye out for the other Kairos, I will make some VHF calls. Good night all.

great when the moon is out! I hear from Dudley through Northland radio, I will let you know his position tonight and then you can see if you are close to him, he did about 116miles in the last 24 hours. to 8.45pm last night

Hey guys. You been in contact with dudley? Looks like u going alright;)
Tue Nov 8 18:06 2016 NZDT
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 57.7nm (104.4km)
Avg: 6knts
24hr: 145nm
Weather: SE 15-18 Knts , Swell SW 1.5- 2, Baro 1015, Scattered Cumulus

Position at 1800 hrs NZDT. Got away at 0800hrs this morning through Dumbea pass. I might just add that the Dumbea left surf break was going off!!! It has been a great days sail and we have changed the clocks to NZDT because the Sun kept waking me up at 5 oclock in the morning shining in my eyes. Hi Sharon we will keep an eye out for the other Kairos, I will make some VHF calls. Good night all.

Tue Nov 8 8:32 2016 NZDT
Run: 9nm (16.3km)

Leaving New Caledonia via Dumbea Pass this morning. The first part off the passage looks good, then we will do some ducking and weaving past a couple of fronts on route to New Zealand. Feeling excited to say the least.

Tue Nov 8 8:26 2016 NZDT
No position sent.

Leaving New caledonia via Dumbea Pass this morning. The passage looks good for the first few days, after that we will be doing some ducking and weaving past a few fronts on the way to New Zealand. Feeling excited!

Sun Nov 6 18:35 2016 NZDT
Run: 0.8nm (1.4km)

Shaping up for a good weather window to depart from Noumea to NZ on Tuesday. Looks like we will clear out tomorrow at this stage. Looks like a few boats will be on this one.

Watch out for Kairos 1 leaving from Ile de Pins too please ;)
Thu Oct 27 21:00 2016 NZDT
Run: 7.8nm (14.1km)

Its been a good couple of weeks cruising in New Cal and we have spent the last few days in Noumea doing the land based attractions which has been fun. Well the decision has been made to head back down to NZ for the summer so we are currently waiting for a weather window to start our passage back down. We were hoping to get away this weekend but lets wait and see.

We are wondering if you could ring us on our land line before Monday as it gets switched off then and we can be contacted on 0272144756 after Monday which is Mums cellphone. So what has driven the decision to return to New Zealand we understood it was to be Tasmania. We hope that your return to New Zealand is uneventful but has its share of excitement .
Tue Oct 11 18:57 2016 NZDT
Speed: 0knts
Run: 5.8nm (10.5km)
Weather: SE 20 knts, Clear skys, Baro 1008 Hpa

I think Sunday was the most epic day of surf I have ever witnessed. We rolled out to Dumbea pass accompanied by Sharpe and Margie on Wanderer at about 0530 in the morning and anchored up behind the barrier reef. After dropping the dingy in the water we shot out to the right hander which looked really good but on closer inspection was a little bumpy. Deciding to check the left on the other side of the pass was by far the right call. The wave was a flawless top to bottom barrel for about 100 metres in crystal clear waters and pristine coral reef with initially 5 surfers on it. We ended up surfing for about 3 hours before heading back in a few miles to Signal Island for the afternoon and night. The Island is a cool little sandy mound surrounded by pure white beaches and coral reef. It is also a nature reserve with camping and BBQs allowed ashore, oh and did I mention littered with highly venomous sea snakes (kraits). They are everywhere and you have to be careful not to trip over them. We had happy hour on the beach with our new friends Sharpe and Margie watching the sun go down eating a variety of french cheeses, pates, olives, baguettes and dried fruits all washed down with ice cold beers and french wines.
What a day!!!

Hi Jason and Malin Glad to hear you are safe and sound. What an amazing trip you are having. Great to see you have met up with friends from Fiji. Only 2 weeks till we head off on our big trip. Hope we can catch up before we go. After 1st November we will only be on my cellphone 0272144756. Watch out for those poisonous snakes. Have a wonderful time. Love you always.

Hi Jason and Malin Glad to hear you are safe and sound. What an amazing trip you are having. Great to see you have met up with friends from Fiji. Only 2 weeks till we head off on our big trip. Hope we can catch up before we go. After 1st November we will only be on my cellphone 0272144756. Watch out for those poisonous snakes. Have a wonderful time. Love you always.
Sat Oct 8 21:09 2016 NZDT
Speed: 0knts
Run: 45.7nm (82.7km)
Weather: SE 15 knts

Bonsoir, Clearing into New Cal was a breeze with very friendly officials and no stress except for the fact that they do not speak much English. We like what we see so far, the land reminds us of the Marlborough Sounds with red earth and palmtrees thrown in for good measure. We spent last night downtown Noumea with our local friend JC, dancing the night away at La Bodega. The Market by the Marina is amazing with great produce and a Seafood section. Malin thought she died and gone to heaven. We are now anchored up amongst friends from Fiji hooking into some French delights. On the menu tonight is a fresh seafood and saffron ragou,t chased down with a smooth bottle of bordeaux!!! Tomorrow its an early start as we are heading out to Dumbea passage to surf our first New Caledonian swell!!!

Wed Oct 5 7:15 2016 NZDT
Speed: 5.0knts
Run: 79.1nm (143.2km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 155.6nm
Weather: Nil wind, Sea nil, SE swell 0.3M Baro 1012Hpa, 2/8 Cumulus. Hi Sabir!!!

Bonjour!!! Heading into Havanah passage now. Got the lines out for early morning bite!!!.

Hope you are having fun at your new destination. How was the fishing? Who won the scrabble?

Morning guys we hope that your arrival yesterday was uneventful but welcoming. Has the fishing improved at all or not. Enjoy your destination and what it has to offer.

Morning guys we hope that your arrival yesterday was uneventful but welcoming. Has the fishing improved at all or not. Enjoy your destination and what it has to offer.
Tue Oct 4 19:03 2016 NZDT
Speed: 0.6knts
Run: 49.5nm (89.6km)
Avg: 4.6knts
24hr: 111.5nm
Weather: Nil wind, Sea nil, SE swell 0.3M Baro 1012Hpa, 2/8 Cumulus

No wind today. Motored a fair bit and now drifting in an oily calm sea listening to music and cooking dinner. Stalling for a few hours before starting the engine up and make our approach to Havanah passage at first light in the morning. All is very well onboard the good ship!!

Tue Oct 4 8:24 2016 NZDT
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 84.4nm (152.8km)
Avg: 6knts
24hr: 144.7nm
Weather: ENE 6-8knts, S swell 0.5M, Sea nil, Baro 1013 Hpa, 2/8 Cumulus

Another night of light winds . A mixture of sailing and motoring with wind slowly backing. Motoring now and ETA is for first light tomorrow. Hopefully get the Geniker up today. Pos at 0800 NZDT

Mon Oct 3 18:24 2016 NZDT
Speed: 4.5knts
Run: 64.9nm (117.5km)
Avg: 6knts
24hr: 143.6nm
Weather: SE 6-8knts, S swell 0.5M, Sea nil, Baro 1012 Hpa, 4/8 Cumulus

Another day of light winds from the SE. Gilding along with all sail up in flat seas. Malins just whipping up a chocolate cake with fijian rum and plums for dessert for my night watch. Had panko crumbed Spanish Mackerel (aka Walu) for lunch. Good times and all is well onboard. Pos as at 1800hrs NZDT. J and M

Mon Oct 3 7:33 2016 NZDT
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 66.1nm (119.6km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 138.6nm
Weather: SE 8-10knts, S swell 0.5M, Sea nil, Baro 1013 Hpa, 2/8 Cumulus

Managed to sail through the night in light winds and no sea. Pos as at 0700 NZDT. All well onboard. We are receiving the comments/posts from people ashore so thanks for that. J and M

Looking like all going so well ! Enjoy New Caledonia ! Cheers Oasis xx

Looking like all going so well ! Enjoy New Caledonia ! Cheers Oasis xx

Now tell me iTS not fun, haha. I get typhoons, KII gets Bread backing and beer. Where did I go wrong? Home tomorrow. Go KII. WIVX

Now tell me iTS not fun, haha. I get typhoons, KII gets Bread backing and beer. Where did I go wrong? Home tomorrow. Go KII. WIVXx

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Sun Oct 2 20:06 2016 NZDT
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 76.5nm (138.5km)
Avg: 6knts
24hr: 142.9nm
Weather: Variable 5knts, S swell 0.5M, Sea nil, Baro 1014 Hpa, 5/8 Cumulus, High Cirrus

Light winds all day so lots of motoring Pos as at 1800hrs NZDT. Hit the half way mark so decided on a scrabble comp this evening!!

Sun Oct 2 7:15 2016 NZDT
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 84.4nm (152.8km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 154.6nm
Weather: E 10knts, SSW swell 0.8M, Sea SE 0.4M, Baro 1015 Hpa, 5/8 Cumulus

Lights winds this morning but a good run last night. Pos as at 0600hrs NZDT

Looking good guys we are following your progress with interest checking each night and morning to see where you are positioned. and how far you have progressed each day on this leg of your travels. We hope the weather holds for you as well. Be safe.
Sat Oct 1 18:09 2016 NZDT
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 72.2nm (130.7km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 148.7nm
Weather: SE 12-18knts, SSW swell 1.2M, Sea SE 0.4M, Baro 1015 Hpa, 3/8 Cumulus

Lights winds this morning but SE'ly trades built up this afternoon. Getting back into the swing of passage mode with a bit of reading and bread making going on. Great day on the briny!!!

Sat Oct 1 6:30 2016 NZDT
Speed: 6.2knts
Run: 78.9nm (142.8km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 159.1nm
Weather: SSE 12 knts, swell S 1M, sea S 0.4

Position as at 0600NZDT, great nights sail and all well onboard

Spot on you two, spot on.wishing KII a lovely run to NC. Signed off spore last night. Offshore 40% downturn, gulp. NZ Tues. WIVxx

Hi Travellers Hope you have a great trip to your next destination. Thank you so much for my/our retirement gifts.We are so proud of all your achievements. Hope we get to talk to you before we set off on our big trip November 1st. Keep safe. Oceans of Love.
Fri Sep 30 18:36 2016 NZDT
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 69.2nm (125.3km)
Avg: 3knts
24hr: 72.2nm
Weather: 15-18 knts S, S Swell 1M, Baro 1012 Hpa

Cleared Navula Passage at 0730 hrs, Wind was light southerly for the morning and slowly building all day. ETA for Havanah passage New Caledonia is for Wednesday morning. All well onboard. Position given is at 1800hrs NZDT

Thu Sep 29 19:36 2016 NZDT
Run: 11.2nm (20.3km)

Cleared out of Fiji today and on our way to New Caledonia. The winds look light but hoping we will reach Noumea Wednesday morning.Its been hard saying goodbye to all the lovely people we have met here in Fiji. The time here has been amazing, hopefully we will make it back here one day.
Bula Vinaka!!!

Great to see you guys on the move. We hope that you get fair winds and the voyage is memorable. Stay safe.

Great to see you guys on the move. We hope that you get fair winds and the voyage is memorable. Stay safe.

Great to see you guys on the move. We hope that you get fair winds and the voyage is memorable. Stay safe.
Thu Sep 22 11:41 2016 NZST

We survived Musket Cove Regatta week!!! Only just though. Musket Cove put on an amazing week of activities, racing, BBQs, parties, music. Such a great event!!
As of today we are now looking at getting ready to head off to New Caledonia next week weather permitting. We will be back on YIT with updates on our departure date and passage to New Cal.

Hi Jase and Malin Good to hear your voice the other day. Sounds like you are both having a great time. It has been raining a lot here the last couple of weeks. Only this week to go until I finish work. Will miss it though but like you both it is time for us to venture about and see some of the North Island and the beauty it has to offer. We leave here 1st November so hopefully you will be in touch before then and safe in New Caledonia. Keep in touch. Love you both. Stay safe. Xxxxxxx
Sun Sep 4 15:06 2016 NZST

Hi all,
We are back again, chasing waves at Musket Cove. The trip up to the Yasawa Islands did deliver blue lagoons, Manta rays and exciting navigational hazards (aka uncharted bommies and reefs). A large number of boats ended up on the reef, so we took extra care by using several different sources of position fixing, only traveling in good light and keeping a good lookout at all times. The highlight of the trip was the uninhabited island of Navandra, where we spent a few days swimming in our birthday suits, chasing wild goats and building large bonfires. We are starting to look for a weather window heading west to New Caledonia. There is some big swell on the cards for next week, which means we will be staying put for now.

Yaye.. great to hear all is well and you survived the yasawas and off to New Cal soon.. so from there ? Back Nz or planning on original trip accross the ditch.. All good in the old hood.. take care

We are hoping that the weather clears shortly for you so that you can continue your voyaging around the Pacific. Stay safe out there.

Jase, Malin, great to see you are both 'doin it', and doing it all very well. Hope you get the waves. I'm on a saturation DPII DSV off Korean coast, pipe line repair. Torrid currents make foot print a hard ask at times. Rust does not sleep, you know what I mean. And, the fishermen use huge drift nets so down lines and bell called back a lot. Nasty. Home about end of Sept. AGW. TrevXX
Thu Aug 11 7:14 2016 NZST
Run: 0.9nm (1.6km)

After a solid month of fantastic surf conditions and brilliant sunshine, things have changed. The heavens remained open for 4 days and the surf died with it. So it is time for us to do some exploring. We are sailing north this morning, up to the Yasawa Islands. Hoping for some fish, bonfires on a deserted beach, Mantarays and blue lagoons.

Hi we hope you are having a great time. Still havent heard anything about the fish that you are meant to be catching. We have been doing the sport tasman walks at the weekends. You have 10 mystery destinations and have to answer questions at each site. It is interesting and gets families out and about. I only have 30 more working days till I finish. Looking forward to it but I wish miss it. We plan to leave here on 1st November all going well. Hope you are both well. Looking forward to more news of you adventures. Love you always.

Hi there to you both.. hope fishing improves from when i was there and are able to find the elusive pelagics.. all good back here in Russell.. back on the employment system for now but enjoying life as always.. take care Simon

Glad to here you are on track to have a bit of a gander here and there. Look forward to hearing tales of the places visited. Be safe out there. Our caravan is nowself contained
Mon Jul 18 20:23 2016 NZST
Run: 0.6nm (1.1km)

Bula everyone, No we have not dropped off the edge of the world!! It has been a couple of weeks of surfing pretty much every day and the waves have been great. I have broken Malins favourite pink leg rope and snapped my mid range shortboard so all and all having a ball!! We have been hanging out with a great bunch of people up here and met some locals in the afternoon volleyball matches. As it shows we have not ventured far from Musket only to go out to the reef and back. Eventually we will go further afield and have a bit off a look around. Maybe after my new surfboard turns up in the post from NZ!!!

We see you guys are residents of this particular spot must have it good points or waves. Having fun obviously enjoy yourselves.

Has your new surf board arrived yet Jason. Glad to hear that the both of you are having fun. Did you replace Malin's cord or not. We are happy to hear you are both safe and well and obviously enjoying all that the waves and anchorage can throw at you both. Take care out there.

Hi jase and malin Just realised why my messages to you havent gone to you both. I have been using my hotmail account and not our home one. Sounds like you are having a great time. You havent said if you have caught any fish????? The weather is lousy here at the moment. Hope the surfboard arrives soon. We would hate to see you miss any decent waves. Keep the news coming. Your nan loves to hear all the news. Love to you both. Mum

Hi jase and malin Glad you are having a great time. Yon still havent said how the fishing is going. Bit cold here at the moment but i bet its warm where you are. Shame about the surfboard. Glad you have met some friends over there and enjoying their company. Great to hear all you news. Stay safe. Love you. Mum

Hey there you two.. seems not that many new shores discovered since i left but a well worn track to the surfing grounds around Namotu.. cant blame you for not moving on as such cool area mixed up with musket in evening.. Back knocking nails into boat club and all things Russell related including howling sw winds / birdman and winter flu 's.. Stay safe Simon

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Fri Jul 1 10:24 2016 NZST
Run: 10.7nm (19.4km)

Still parked up in Musket Cove, Malololailai Island. It has been an epic week or so of surfing and Musket is a Surfers/Yachties dream. We could quite easily just stay here for the next 6 weeks getting waves and hanging out!!!!.

WHATS HAPPIN,N IN FIJI. MAYBE I,M NOT GETTIN THE SIGNALS ?. OR YOU TWO GONE FIJI TIME?.

That surf must be running hot. Hows the fishing been going? Be safe out there. Enjoy.

Hola KII crew, All good at your end, with heaps of surf and being very busy at doing not too much, we sincerely hope, haha I'm off to S'pore Saturday for MCOBS (s)training then back 25th. Might have a sniff at job market? lets see. Will let you know either way. Mrs BB doing solidly for the winter in good old BB's and very welcome. Take care both of you and catch a lefty for me please.. WIV XX

Glad to hear that you are rocking it over there. Still a lot of ocean to see yet so do not get too comfortable there guy's
Sun Jun 26 17:23 2016 NZST
Run: 10.7nm (19.4km)

Been surfing the last 4 days straight at Namotu Island and it has been amazing. Musket cove is a great spot to come back to at the end of the day and the bare foot bar is a great spot to catch up with other surfer/yachties. Tonight is a pot luck dinner with the other cruisers.
We farewelled our friend Simon yesterday who is flying back to NZ tonight. A great man to have onboard for the trip and many a good time was had.
cheers mate!!

Hey KII, go for it and then some..... I'm now in Nelly doing FIFIand PSIC, so who has the better deal..... Haha Not too cold here. WIV good and diesel heater really bees knees . Off to Singers 16 July for SMmedical course . All good with Mrs M, who sends warmest Regards. WIV Xx
Wed Jun 22 18:22 2016 NZST
Run: 11.2nm (20.3km)

After a couple of days in Denarau Marina getting stores,water,fuel we motored to Malololili Island aka Musket Cove. Both Denarau and Musket are really accommodating to yachts which was great. We will base ourselves her for a while as possibly the worlds best surf break is a mere stones throw from here which we will find out at about 8 o'clock tomorrow morning. YEEEHHAAAA

Sun Jun 19 13:57 2016 NZST
Run: 9.6nm (17.4km)

Anchored up in Momi Bay, had a good sail this morning under headsail alone. Having a bit of a dinner tonight onboard with Lex and Jo off Intrinsic. Off to Denarau in the morning to hunt down some fresh veggies and fruit!!!

Hey there cuz sounds like awsome fun over there.Had the board out yet?Hi to marlin.
Sun Jun 19 8:12 2016 NZST

Had a great day at Robinson Crusoe Island yesterday. A big thumbs up to to the management and staff on the island allowing the yachties full use of the facilities and activities. The meal and entertainment was the best 30FJD a head spent. Highly recommended!!
We are heading around to Momi Bay today and will likely keep close to the mainland for a few days before heading out to the outer islands again!!

Fri Jun 17 20:39 2016 NZST
Run: 40.8nm (73.8km)

Hi All, after a day of sailing/motoring we made it to lukuri harbour aka robinson crusoe island. Nice wee spot with a great beach bar. There is a fire show,dinner tomorrow night which we will go too. good times

Enjoy the fire show and the kai maybe there will be fish on the menu guys. Enjoying the regular updates.

Sounds all EXCELLENT. Fire show here tonight, as well. Diesel fire gong on WIV in Nelly. At Polly for 1st aid. Wonder who's got the better deal eh, Lol.... WIV Ps. Georgina is along side looking Gorgeous.
Wed Jun 15 18:16 2016 NZST
Run: 11.2nm (20.3km)

A motor this afternoon from Beqa Island to the mainland. We have had no luck on the fishing situation to date even though we are trolling up to 3 lures at a time. Simon hooked what we thought was a Giant Trevally but ended up wrapping the line around a coral head.

Hi Jason, no we didn't get directions in and a fellow yachtie said they called on channel 10 and got no response. Sailing in is straight forward and similar to where you left from. I did notice however that our c-maps were offset by about 30 metres to the west of the actual passage when we came in. We had 25 plus metres under us up until the anchorage which is 5 to 6 metres deep. Plenty of room. Safe sailing

Hi to the crew of K2. A heads up, we chose to head onto Likuri as the ground swell was going straight into Cuvu making for an uncomfortable anchorage. Equally there is a lot on line about how welcoming Likuri is to yachts but there is silence about the Fijian. The anchorage is much we experienced last night and we have just increased the yacht count sighted by 500% as there are 4 Kiwi and 1 Ozy boat here. Cheers

Hi Team Kairos 11. Sorry to hear about the fishing. Is there a local New World Supermarket where you could get a feed????? Love hearing your news. Beautiful day here again today. We have just finished swimming and a spa and getting ready for work. Enjoy the sun. Love from us.

Holly mackerel Jase, at least the upper end of the Quota wont be in any danger... WIV XX
Wed Jun 15 8:20 2016 NZST
Run: 10.8nm (19.5km)

After moving around to Vaga Bay for a night we then headed over to Yanuka Island. We have done a bit of snorkelling and paddle boarding in some picture perfect bays. We have only seen one other yacht around, that being Intrinsic from New Zealand. We will head over to the mainland today and slowly make our way West.

Sounds like fun guys. Enjoy the rest of your time in this area. How's the fishing going?

Oohh KII, Reaping the rewards of much hard work. Great stuff. We are in your pockets. You are in my old stomping ground. Pacific fuel tanker days. Go KII. WIV
Mon Jun 13 9:19 2016 NZST
Run: 25nm (45.3km)

We have been anchored up on the NW side of Malumu Bay on Beqa Island for the last couple of days. The contrast from Suva, with its traffic noise, burning rubber and wailing from the prison at night to this little piece of paradise is huge. The K2 crew have been doing some much needed relaxing, getting back on island time. Later on today we will move to the other side of the island to check out the local scene, perhaps engage in a Sevusevu and try out some Kava.

Thanks for the heads up K2. We are heading around mid morning. Cheers
Fri Jun 10 16:55 2016 NZST
Run: 83.5nm (151.1km)

After a couple of days getting fuel water and provisioning at the Suva market we are ready to head off in the morning to Beqa island/lagoon. Hope to do some trolling through the reef passes and pick up some fish

Hope you are having a great time in Fiji and that the weather is being kind to you. If Simon is still on board please give him our love. Louise
Tue Jun 7 20:20 2016 NZST
Speed: 0.0knts
Weather: 20 knts SE

Anchored up outside of Royal Suva Yacht Club at 0700NZST. Spent the day washing down the boat and waiting to complete formalities. Finally got our clearance at 1500hrs so went ashore , had an amazing shower after 8 days grime and we each managed to hoof down a Titanic burger and a good quantity of local beer before coming back to the good ship Kairos. We will all sleep well tonight!!!

Great to hear you have arrived and had a good trip. Envious of you soaking up the sun - although still pretty warm & sunny here on Waiheke. Have fun! H & K

vinaka veku levu. well done K2 crew .We enjoyed watching your trip. Too easy eh, that boat knows its way up there. cheers from -3 Wairau Valley

Hi Team Kairos 11. Glad you have arrived safely in Fiji. Bet you will all sleep well tonight. You all deserve it. Shame about the fish but I am sure there are fish out there. Hope you are enjoying your 33 degree sunshine. We are enjoying our 6 degrees here and wearing our thick coats. Has been great following your sail to Fiji and hearing all the news on board. Enjoy your downtime. Love from Mum & Dad
Mon Jun 6 18:33 2016 NZST
Speed: 6.2knts
Run: 159.2nm (288.2km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 159.9nm
Weather: E 20knts, Seas 2.0m, cumulus with showers and squalls on the horizon

A lumpy 24hrs with 25-30knt beam seas. sailing with staysail, mizzin and a whif of headsail. Good days run and we can all feel our core strength building up. We were all greeted with the call of "land ho" at about 1530 when Malin spotted Kandavu on the horizon. Our eta for entering Levu passage, Suva is for about 0700 hrs. We are all looking forward to a couple of days R and R after an eight day passage NZ to Suva :)

Eta 0700 is, go KII and crew. Grattis, bra gjor en sträcka på benen WIV xx

Fantastic trip !! Enjoy the next few days - you all totally deserve it ! How did your autopilot cope ? We are trying to sell out Monitor wind vane and wonder what your thoughts are now with this passage under your belt . No hurry to reply . Cheers and congratulations Julie , Bob and Maxie xxx
Sun Jun 5 18:39 2016 NZST
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 174.5nm (315.8km)
Avg: 7.3knts
24hr: 175.6nm
Weather: E- SE 20-30knts, Seas 2.5.3.5M close fetch, baro 1019Hpa, cloud 3/8 cumulus

Another greatdays sailing with winds 20-30 knts broad to beam reaching with a tuck in. ETA is still Tuesday morning Suva. Conditions a bit sloppy but making good way. Not sure on where the fish are but hopeing for tomorrow. K2 crew:)

What a wonderful start to your adventure. Sailing conditions that were worth waiting for. Enjoy your arrival and a well deserved celebration - would love to be sharing your cruising breakfasts. Love Al & Si xx
Sat Jun 4 18:48 2016 NZST
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 170.5nm (308.6km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 170.6nm
Weather: SE 18-22 knts, 0.8M SE Sea, 2M SW Swell, 3/8 Cumulus, 1018 HPa

Started the day motoring before the wind backing to 20-23 knts SE. Broard reaching the whole day with all plain sail and 1.5M seas. Champagne sailing some would say!!!. Simon says loves to Maree , Jai and all the family. Our eta Suva is for Tuesday morning at this rate. We have been treated to all sorts of culinary delights from Malin including waking up to fresh ground coffee and baked bread in the morning. All is well onboard and settling in for the night. K2 Crew

KII! Champagne sailing, fresh coffee and Bread, sounds like the business to me bro. You are now slidings off the top of the high into ridge area with mainly ely 15 to 20k, tending Nely. Apx Pm Tues expect ridge to slide east and ne flow to settle in. Poss moist with sq. Fcast accuracy for nth flange of high poor, but nil sig expected outside of sql activity. C.Washington can be swirly. Go KII.WIV xx

Hi all, sounds like your having a fab time & now hopefully hauling in some decent fish? We got flooded out last night due to the squally weather you guyz sent us lol.....& king tides so big clean up today!! So which boat are you guyz on the map? I assuming 3rd or 4th closest to Fiji. Happy sailing & Cheers to 5 o'clocks...XO

Thanks for the updates! Jai hanging with us playing racing demons! lots of family up tonight and we will miss you Simon, all the best for the rest xx from Tammy
Fri Jun 3 18:49 2016 NZST
Speed: 6.0knts
Run: 151.6nm (274.4km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 152.1nm
Weather: Wind backing from SW 10 to South, SW swell 2m

Great morning sail with 15 -20 knts beam reaching all sail up. Wind died this arvo and put the engine on for the first time in anger this trip as wind backing to the SE tonight and light winds at the moment. Thanks Trev for the weather update. Bob sent us out another voyage forecast for the passage to Suva which looks great. Had a great relaxing afternoon with sunny skys, calm seas and good food. A great mid trip break. Jason, Malin and Simon all say a big HI to all. PS No fish landed to date.

It sounds as if you are having an awesome time of it. You may need to change your bait see if that brings a fish on the hook or are you using lures? Have fun hope the weather stays right for you. Have fun. Mum & dad
Thu Jun 2 18:54 2016 NZST
Speed: 6.0knts
Run: 142.3nm (257.6km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 139.9nm
Weather: SW 20 Knts , Swell WSW 2.0m

Pos at 1800 NZST A challenging 24 hrs for the K2 crew with a lot of squally weather and a stiff NW backing through to the SW. Made the call to divert from the Minerva stop off and head direct to Fiji as expecting easterlys and possible NE in the coming days. All is well onboard and crew in A1 shape. Sharron, I have not heard from minno on VHF or by relay through vessels astern of us.I will keep an ear out. No fish as of yet, hopefully tomorrow. Night all

KII well noted and Gd decision to drop the sand pit. You are making Gd time. Make it while it's on offer. Jase, wx backing sly then sely 15k ave however moist so poss Sql gusts. Expect trend to se tennding ely which wild allow free run to FIji. Wind poss 15 to 20k With Sq cautions. Mixed bag coming up but nil sig for 72h from 02/1200nzdt. WIV Xx
Wed Jun 1 18:29 2016 NZST
Speed: 7.0knts
Run: 21.2nm (38.4km)
Avg: 11.5knts
24hr: 275nm
Weather: NW 15-18 Knts , Swell W 1.5m

Our amended 1800hr position. Another great day today. The winds moderated early today and ran the Genikker AKA "Big Red" for a few hours. Crew are all well and have found there sea legs and stomachs at last. Plenty of rest today and are now reaching along with all plain sail up. Maree, Simon said to say hello from him and we received your post on YIT. Steve, Please dont send us anymore sailing results otherwise I will post you the bill from Fiji:). We have received heaps of comments from people so thanks all. Happy hour has just finished on Kairos with a drink and nibbles in the cockpit watching the sun sink in the west. Night all. Jason, Malin and Simon :)

Hi Simon, just wanted to say hi. Looks like everything is going great. Love you heaps Beanie xxx

I'm following your reports as I think you must be one of the closest on YIT to Kairos 1. Menno has no communication now so THANKS!
Wed Jun 1 16:38 2016 NZST
Speed: 7.0knts
Run: 166nm (300.5km)
Avg: 7.5knts
24hr: 178.9nm
Weather: NW 15-18 Knts , Swell W 1.5m

Another great day today. The winds moderated early today and ran the Genikker AKA "Big Red" for a few hours. Crew are all well and have found there sea legs and stomachs at last. Plenty of rest today and are now reaching along with all plain sail up. Maree, Simon said to say hello from him and we received your post on YIT. Steve, Please dont send us anymore sailing results otherwise I will post you the bill from Fiji:). We have received heaps of comments from people so thanks all. Happy hour has just finished on Kairos with a drink and nibbles in the cockpit watching the sun sink in the west. Night all. Jason, Malin and Simon :)

Tue May 31 18:22 2016 NZST
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 163.4nm (295.8km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 164.3nm
Weather: WSW 25-30 Knts , Seas 3.0m- 4.0m sky 3/8 Cu/Cb

All is well onboard after a great 24 or so hours sailing. We reefed down to staysail and mizzin last night and have kept it all day as very comfortable config. Weather is holding as predicted and will have another good days run tomorrow. Its great to see everyone that has subscribed for our passage/travels and we hope to contact everyone individually when time permits. Good night!!!!

Wow sounds fantastic !! What a great fast 24 hours !! So very jealous and loving keeping up with your progress cheers SV Oasis.

Hola. We are keeping Beryl updated on your progress. Peter & Karen

Hi all..great to hear you finally left NZ... testing to see if this is working? Safe traveling...

Progress reports are great. Being able to follow like this is terrific. Hope the weather plays ball for you all.
Mon May 30 18:30 2016 NZST
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 49.1nm (88.9km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 153.4nm
Weather: W25 Knts

Having a great beam reach sail out from the Bay of Islands en route to Fiji. Just reefed down for the night as expecting 25-35Knts for the next 24 hrs. Trev, running jib, staysail and mizzin. yeehaaa!!!

Mon May 30 10:49 2016 NZST
Run: 2.3nm (4.2km)

just cleared customs and are heading off!!!

Sun May 29 19:26 2016 NZST

We are booked to check out at 0930 tomorrow morning. Weather is looking like we will get a decent push out of NZ. Tuesday/Wednesday will be a bit bumpy but otherwise should have fresh winds all the way to Minerva Reef!!!Thanks for all the comments and we will try and keep you regulary updated.

All the best you two. Will follow your travels. Jill and Roy xxo

Catch you later guys we shall be keeping an eye on you all. Several years of waiting has arrived enjoy your time in the sun
Sun May 22 14:21 2016 NZST
Speed: 0.1knts
Run: 0.5nm (0.9km)
Weather: SW 20kts, Occasional Rain

Anchored up in Pomare Bay, BOIs. Patiently waiting for a weather window to head off to Fiji. At this stage next Monday is looking OK but still is a long way out so we will have to see. Im sure we are not the only ones itching to go!!!

We see that you are still in the same spot so we presume that you are still waiting for a window of opportunity to depart. We hope that it arrives for you shortly.

We see you guys still in the same spot. How is the window for tomorrow looking?

Hope you get away tomorrow. We wish we were going to as we are getting so excited for our departure next year . Have a safe trip with following winds and kind seas . Hugs to you both from Julie, Bob and Maxie

We check in each day to see if you've left yet. Hope the weather window opens soon.
Mon May 16 20:26 2016 NZST
Run: 9.7nm (17.6km)

anchored in the Bay of Islands awaiting a weather window. Maybe Monday?

Maybe Monday? Fingers crossed. We are thinking of you loaded to the hilt with home cooked goodies - none of which were from my recipes which I promised, no excuse for my slackness - but apologies, I will get it together soon - I hope! Long light daytimes here in London, you'll be really ready for the tropics we're guessing. Make the most of your bed over the weekend. Hugs from us - we are jealous really. xxx

Hi Si and Ally, Did you think this Monday, nonono!! we mean next Monday!! As you can guess we are weather-bound at the moment and chomping at the bit. We had the paddle boards in the water today for a blast which was cool. Ended up with a 9'0 x 28 and a 9'8 x 31, both which go surprisingly well in flat water. Malin has plenty of recipes to keep her going until we see you guys next. Good luck with London and keep us updated. xx kairosmarineservices@gmail.com
Thu May 12 17:30 2016 NZST
Run: 44.1nm (79.8km)

Anchored up in Whangamumu Harbour, the site of an old whaling station and safe to say one of our favourite anchorages!!!

It's a while since we were there. But I recall a beautiful and chilly fresh water shower in the stream in the north side of the bay.

Hey Peter, Its a great spot alright. Thanks for finding us on YIT. We are currently looking at a Tuesday departure. pretty excited now!!!! kairosmarineservices@gmail.com

Okay we have you in our sights enjoy. We will keep a weather eye on youboth
Wed May 11 15:05 2016 NZST
Run: 14.9nm (27km)

Left the Town Basin marina this morning with an outgoing tideland have anchored up in Smugglers Bay near the Whangarei Heads. Everything is running well onboard and we will make our way up to the Bay of Islands before departing next week!!

I see you on the move.. this YIT the bomb unless u wanting to sneak off somewhere.. C u soon
Fri Apr 29 19:40 2016 NZST
Run: 1.3nm (2.4km)

Moored in the Town Basin Marina, Whangarei.

Have tried our hotmail email account to see if we get a reply from that Have a great day

Stores are onboard and waiting for a weather window. Yee Haa!!!!!! kairosmarineservices@gmail.com

Finally Got the boat back in the water. Took a couple of days for the planks to swell up again and the bilge pump to stop. Now its time to clean this boat up and get some stores on. Lets get this show on the road!!!!!!! kairosmarineservices@gmail.com
Sat Apr 16 19:23 2016 NZST
Run: 13.9nm (25.2km)

On the hardstand at Dockland 5 for a week now. Its been hectic getting all our jobs on the go replacing stab top plank, scarfing sheer clamp, putting new oven in, survey, seacocks... the list goes on!!

Well, been on the hardstand for 12 days now. The new oven is fitted and operational, new gas lines have been run, cultless bearing changed, gland packing changed, 1 coat of anti foul on so far, the starboard side planking is all coming together, stainless welding has been done, numerous other jobs have been picked off and our friend Simon who is sailing as crew is organised. We are currently in the process of obtaining a permit to land at Raoul Island which is the largest in New Zealands remote Kermadec Islands. The island is looked after by the DOC and strict bio-security measures are in place. I spent 3 weeks at Raoul Island late last year on a research vessel and am looking forward to showing this amazing place to Malin and Simon. We have to have a hull inspection, rodent inspection, and customs brief before our departure from NZ. Hope it all goes to plan!! ankairosmarineservices@gmail.com
Mon Apr 4 19:04 2016 NZST
Run: 14.5nm (26.2km)

Anchored up in Tutukaka

Sun Apr 3 16:14 2016 NZST
Run: 19.7nm (35.7km)

Anchored

Made the most of a nice seabreeze sail from Cape Brett to Mimiwhangata. Got the genniker (Big Red) out of the bag which was cool. I can't wait to haul out and scrape the reef off Kairos bum!!! Not long now!!

Made the most of a nice seabreeze sail from Cape Brett to Mimiwhangata. Got the genniker (Big Red) out of the bag which was cool. I can't wait to haul out and scrape the reef off Kairos bum!!! Not long now!!
Mon Mar 28 22:06 2016 NZDT

On our mooring in Matauwhi Bay, Russell. Preparing to head down to Whangarei

Chipping away on the jobs before heading down to Dockland 5 in Whangarei on the 8th of April, Most likely we will be on the hardstand for 3 weeks as we have some plank work to do on the Stb side, install a new oven, stainless work as well as the normal antifoul etc :]

Working on the job list!! We will head down to Whangarei to slip the boat in a few days time!! Not long now till we set sail for warmer waters:)

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