Kairos II

Tue Nov 15 6:24 2016 NZDT
Speed:
7.0knts
knts
GPS: 34 35.300s 173 38.800e
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 :)


Mon Nov 14 18:15 2016 NZDT
GPS: 33 37.700s 172 41.700e
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
GPS: 32 37.500s 172 04.600e
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
GPS: 30 58.600s 171 25.500e
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
GPS: 31 04.100s 170 41.900e
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
GPS: 30 15.600s 169 54.300e
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
GPS: 29 31.700s 168 57.000e
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


Fri Nov 11 18:18 2016 NZDT
GPS: 28 43.900s 168 07.800e
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
GPS: 27 57.400s 167 10.300e
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


Thu Nov 10 18:03 2016 NZDT
Speed:
6.7 Knts
knts
GPS: 27 14.800s 166 12.500e
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:
5.5 Knts
knts
GPS: 26 25.200s 165 39.100e
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:
5.5 Knts
knts
GPS: 25 23.000s 165 38.700e
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:
6.0 Knts
knts
GPS: 24 14.800s 165 38.500e
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.


Tue Nov 8 18:06 2016 NZDT
Speed:
6.5 Knts
knts
GPS: 23 02.600s 165 53.400e
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 18:06 2016 NZDT
Speed:
6.5 Knts
knts
GPS: 23 02.600s 165 53.400e
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
GPS: 22 17.658S 166 17.376E
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
GPS: 22 17.9S 166 25.8E
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.


Thu Oct 27 21:00 2016 NZDT
GPS: 22 17.1900S 166 25.9130E
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.


Tue Oct 11 18:57 2016 NZDT
Speed:
0 knts
knts
GPS: 22 19.436s 166 18.987e
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!!!


Sat Oct 8 21:09 2016 NZDT
Speed:
0 knts
knts
GPS: 22 19.889s 166 24.376e
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:
5.0 knts
knts
GPS: 22 18.800s 167 07.200e
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!!!.


Tue Oct 4 19:03 2016 NZDT
Speed:
0.6 knts
knts
GPS: 21 51.400s 168 15.100e
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
knts
GPS: 21 34.000s 168 57.400e
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
knts
GPS: 21 04.700s 170 09.500e
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
knts
GPS: 20 41.300s 171 04.400e
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


Sun Oct 2 20:06 2016 NZDT
Speed:
5.5knts
knts
GPS: 20 17.100s 171 59.900e
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
knts
GPS: 19 51.300s 173 05.1e
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


Sat Oct 1 18:09 2016 NZDT
Speed:
6.5knts
knts
GPS: 19 18.300s 174 14.500e
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:
6.2
knts
GPS: 18 50.300s 175 13.800e
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


Fri Sep 30 18:36 2016 NZDT
Speed:
6.5 knts
knts
GPS: 18 20.200s 176 18.700e
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
GPS: 17 54.884S 177 16.008E
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!!!


Thu Sep 22 11:41 2016 NZST
GPS: 17 46.418S 177 10.978E

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.


Sun Sep 4 15:06 2016 NZST
GPS: 17 46.418S 177 10.978E

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.


Thu Aug 11 7:14 2016 NZST
GPS: 17 46.418S 177 10.978E
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.


Mon Jul 18 20:23 2016 NZST
GPS: 17 46.21229S 177 11.76885E
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!!!


Fri Jul 1 10:24 2016 NZST
GPS: 17 46.285S 177 11.250E
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!!!!.


Sun Jun 26 17:23 2016 NZST
GPS: 17 54.80S 177 15.20E
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!!


Wed Jun 22 18:22 2016 NZST
GPS: 17 46.247S 177 11.296E
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
GPS: 17 54.89S 177 15.98E
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!!!


Sun Jun 19 8:12 2016 NZST
GPS: 18 03.11S 177 17.16E

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
GPS: 18 03.11S 177 17.16E
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


Wed Jun 15 18:16 2016 NZST
GPS: 18 15.715S 177 52.008E
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.


Wed Jun 15 8:20 2016 NZST
GPS: 18 22.73S 177 59.11E
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.


Mon Jun 13 9:19 2016 NZST
GPS: 18 22.38S 178 08.98E
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.


Fri Jun 10 16:55 2016 NZST
GPS: 18 07.357S 178 25.513E
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


Tue Jun 7 20:20 2016 NZST
Speed:
0.0
knts
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!!!


Mon Jun 6 18:33 2016 NZST
Speed:
6.2
knts
GPS: 19 15.500s 178 51.500e
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 :)


Sun Jun 5 18:39 2016 NZST
Speed:
6.5
knts
GPS: 21 33.200s 178 38.9e
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:)


Sat Jun 4 18:48 2016 NZST
Speed:
6.5
knts
GPS: 24 04.400s 178 28.9e
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


Fri Jun 3 18:49 2016 NZST
Speed:
6.0 knts
knts
GPS: 26 31.900s 178 14.800e
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.


Thu Jun 2 18:54 2016 NZST
Speed:
6.0knts
knts
GPS: 28 43.314s 178 06.889e
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


Wed Jun 1 18:29 2016 NZST
Speed:
7.0knts
knts
GPS: 30 34.400s 177 04.800e
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 :)


Wed Jun 1 16:38 2016 NZST
Speed:
7.0knts
knts
GPS: 30 20.567s 176 50.778e
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:
6.5
knts
GPS: 32 34.300s 175 47.700e
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!!!!


Mon May 30 18:30 2016 NZST
Speed:
6.5
knts
GPS: 34 40.151s 174 29.191e
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
GPS: 35 18.783S 174 07.316E
Run: 2.3nm (4.2km)

just cleared customs and are heading off!!!


Sun May 29 19:26 2016 NZST
GPS: 35 16.860S 174 07.874E

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.


Sun May 22 14:21 2016 NZST
Speed:
0.1
knts
GPS: 35 16.860s 174 07.874e
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!!!


Mon May 16 20:26 2016 NZST
GPS: 35 16.450s 174 07.661e
Run: 9.7nm (17.6km)

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


Thu May 12 17:30 2016 NZST
GPS: 35 15.023S 174 17.804E
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!!!


Wed May 11 15:05 2016 NZST
GPS: 35 51.496S 174 32.006E
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!!


Fri Apr 29 19:40 2016 NZST
GPS: 35 43.449S 174 19.552E
Run: 1.3nm (2.4km)

Moored in the Town Basin Marina, Whangarei.


Sat Apr 16 19:23 2016 NZST
GPS: 35 44.39S 174 20.39E
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!!


Mon Apr 4 19:04 2016 NZST
GPS: 35 36.99S 174 32.17E
Run: 14.5nm (26.2km)

Anchored up in Tutukaka


Sun Apr 3 16:14 2016 NZST
GPS: 35 25.80S 174 25.07E
Run: 19.7nm (35.7km)

Anchored


Mon Mar 28 22:06 2016 NZDT
GPS: 35 16.29689S 174 7.65236E

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


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