Katie M II

Katie M II

Sat Jun 23 16:27 2018 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 26.3nm (47.6km)
Weather: W's 12 ESE Baro 1008

We are on the move again! We left Savusavu at 0700 Hrs heading up to Viani Bay. Currently anchored at Fawn harbour. It was a good sail but rainy mostly all day.

Sat Jun 9 7:21 2018 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 73.4nm (132.9km)
Avg: 3.2knts
24hr: 75.9nm
Weather: W's 5 W Baro 1010

We are safely on a mooring bouy at Savusavu awaiting customs clearance. This trip is one for the memory books with some of everything. We used all but 4L of our fuel (100 hours) so that was more motoring than we like but we also had some great sailing - boisterous fast reaching, some hard work to windward, a wind change so fast and violent that I had to cut away a sail and finally a fast run to the barn with the wind behind us - we had it all! We are all well - the crew did great - hats off to Kylie on her first ocean passage. 1295 nm in 11.5 days minus a 2 day stop in Minerva.

Bet you’re happy with the warmth after wintry NZ. We have probably another week in Vuda and some local engine run in trips but hope to head over to Savusavu. Keep in touch. It would be great to catch up.

Well done. You deserve a slap up meal and a bathe in a hot pool.

Well done all. Glad youve arrived safe and sound. Enjoy the warmth xx

Well done! I will be in Savusavu in a few days, so hope to catch up.
Fri Jun 8 8:09 2018 NZST
Run: 76.6nm (138.6km)
Avg: 5knts
24hr: 120.6nm
Weather: W's 15 SE

Rough night with sudden increase in wind speed with gusts over 40 kts and a sustained period over 30 Kts - this was not on our forecast. We are all well and will be in Savusavu later tonight

So after the last rough night you will all fall asleep in the local hot springs.. Stephen
Thu Jun 7 16:54 2018 NZST
Speed: 5.1knts
Run: 52.8nm (95.6km)
Avg: 5.6knts
24hr: 135.4nm
Weather: W's 7 NE Baro 1008

We have kept just enough fuel to get into port (6L). We used the rest to motor sail north on Thursday night to get into some better winds. At first light this morning we raised the full main and genaker and have been ghosting along in very light air averaging about 7 kts. We have kept the boat moving and have now been rewarded with slightly more wind that will hopefully carry us in to Savusavu. It is going to be a bit slow but we will get there!

Thu Jun 7 7:32 2018 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 84.4nm (152.8km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 162.8nm
Weather: 9ENE,

just enough fuel to use on arrival - they hope!

Wed Jun 6 19:06 2018 NZST
Speed: 4.3knts
Run: 509.1nm (921.5km)
Avg: 3.9knts
24hr: 93.9nm
Weather: W's 8 N Baro 1012W

We have motor sailed for a day and a half in search of the illusive SE trades. The wind is slightly more now than it has been so we are trying the Genaker - not really enough but we are rationing fuel now. It was a nice day today - very warm.

Fri Jun 1 8:56 2018 NZST
Speed: 5.3knts
Run: 160nm (289.6km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 155.2nm
Weather: ene15

turned the motor off an hour ago. There will be no report for a couple of days as Gulf Harbour radio has gone AWOL

Thu May 31 8:11 2018 NZST
Speed: 5.3msknts
Run: 150.6nm (272.6km)
Avg: 10.4knts
24hr: 249.3nm
Weather: 0 wind

via Pilgrim as radio not strong enough to reach Gulf harbour

Wed May 30 17:42 2018 NZST
Run: 321.8nm (582.5km)

All well on board. (report came in at 8am)

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