Ke Ama 11

Wed Nov 8 17:42 2017 NZDT
GPS: 34 52.421S 174 10.962E
Run: 60.3nm (109.1km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 169.3nm
Weather: cloudy ..no wind

motoring


Wed Nov 8 9:09 2017 NZDT
GPS: 34 03.892S 173 47.04E
Run: 56.9nm (103km)
Avg: 7.5knts
24hr: 180.9nm
Weather: cloudy ..confused seas ..20 knots NE

rolling down wind


Wed Nov 8 1:36 2017 NZDT
GPS: 33 18.105S 173 24.891E
Run: 159.7nm (289.1km)
Avg: 7.7knts
24hr: 184.7nm
Weather: patchy clouds ..confused seas ..20+ knots wind from north east

rolling down wind


Tue Nov 7 4:51 2017 NZDT
GPS: 31 08.570S 172 26.548E
Run: 147.3nm (266.6km)
Avg: 11.2knts
24hr: 267.8nm
Weather: patchy clouds ..lumpy seas ..20 knots wind from east

all Ok on board ..motorsailing


Mon Nov 6 15:39 2017 NZDT
GPS: 29 03.227S 171 57.494E
Weather: patchy clouds ..no wind

all Ok on board ..motoring ..all the sissies on board are getting cold !


Mon Nov 6 15:36 2017 NZDT
No position sent.
Weather: patchy clouds ..lumpy seas ..20 knots wind on the nose ..SSE

all Ok on board ..motorsailing


Mon Nov 6 6:36 2017 NZDT
GPS: 29 03.22s 171 57.494E
Run: 179.1nm (324.2km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 168.6nm
Weather: patchy clouds ..no wind

all Ok on board ..motoring ..all the sissies on board are getting cold !


Sun Nov 5 18:12 2017 NZDT
No position sent.
Weather: clear skies light North easterly winds

all Ok on board ..


Sun Nov 5 5:06 2017 NZDT
GPS: 26 35.987S 171 00.895E
Run: 178.1nm (322.4km)
Avg: 8.1knts
24hr: 194.3nm
Weather: clear skies light easterly winds

..hand steering.. all Ok on board ..


Sat Nov 4 7:06 2017 NZDT
GPS: 24 07.398S 170 13.52E
Run: 140.1nm (253.6km)
Avg: 8knts
24hr: 192.7nm
Weather: patchy clouds , 3 meter seas ..20knts ESE wind

..hand steering.. all Ok on board ..found crack in boom .. reefed main 50% to protect cracked area ..


Fri Nov 3 13:39 2017 NZDT
GPS: 22 10.336S 169 37.602E
Run: 114.2nm (206.7km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 147nm
Weather: patchy clouds ,,motorsailing ..light seas

..hand steering.. all Ok on board


Thu Nov 2 19:00 2017 NZDT
GPS: 20 35.845S 169 05.504E
Run: 39.8nm (72km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 150.4nm
Weather: patchy clouds ,,motorsailing ..light seas

..hand steering..


Thu Nov 2 12:39 2017 NZDT
GPS: 20 03.183S 168 53.618E
Run: 97.1nm (175.8km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 140.8nm
Weather: patchy clouds 15 knts ESE

lost the wind gauge , compass heading and auto pilot ...not good .hand steering..


Wed Nov 1 20:06 2017 NZDT
GPS: 18 40.598S 168 35.886E
Run: 66.9nm (121.1km)
Weather: clear skies

on our way back to NZ ...easy start with 15 knot ESE winds , flat seas ..


Sat Oct 28 11:42 2017 NZDT
GPS: 17 44.846S 168 18.669E
Run: 120.7nm (218.5km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 159.6nm
Weather: cloudy , muggy

all good aboard ...


Fri Oct 27 17:33 2017 NZDT
GPS: 16 05.939S 167 42.551E
Run: 52.4nm (94.8km)
Weather: hazy skies from volcanic dust .. heading back to Vila , then NZ

all good aboard ...


Thu Oct 26 19:51 2017 NZDT
GPS: 15 32.115S 167 10.926E
Weather: cloudy skies , rain

all good aboard ...


Sun Oct 22 16:39 2017 NZDT
GPS: 15 32.147S 167 10.927E
Run: 1.4nm (2.5km)
Weather: easterly winds .15 knots , cloudy skies

all good aboard ...


Thu Oct 19 8:21 2017 NZDT
GPS: 15 31.414S 167 09.956E
Run: 69.7nm (126.2km)
Weather: SE winds 15 knots

all good aboard ...


Tue Oct 17 8:42 2017 NZDT
GPS: 16 30.042S 167 25.681E
Run: 25nm (45.3km)
Weather: rain and SE winds 15 knots

all good aboard ... Sth Wesr Bay ,Malkula


Sun Oct 15 8:54 2017 NZDT
GPS: 16 30.011S 167 48.294E
Run: 24.6nm (44.5km)
Weather: sunny ..15 knots SE winds

all good aboard ... exploring the Maskelyne Islands


Sat Oct 14 8:12 2017 NZDT
GPS: 16 35.738S 168 09.770E
Run: 0.2nm (0.4km)
Weather: great sunny weather..15 to 20 knots SE winds

all good ...exploring the island


Wed Oct 11 8:24 2017 NZDT
GPS: 16 35.775S 168 09.623E
Weather: great sunny weather

all good


Tue Oct 10 21:51 2017 NZDT
GPS: 16 35.775S 168 09.623E
Run: 79.5nm (143.9km)
Weather: great sunny weather

all good


Mon Sep 11 9:21 2017 NZST
GPS: 17 44.235S 168 18.477E
Run: 298nm (539.4km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 165.7nm
Weather: patchy clouds

arrived port vila ...vanuatu


Sat Sep 9 14:12 2017 NZST
GPS: 13 31.297S 167 22.199E
Run: 145.2nm (262.8km)
Avg: 7.7knts
24hr: 184.4nm
Weather: sunny , no wind

close to Vanuatu now eta Monday


Fri Sep 8 19:18 2017 NZST
GPS: 11 41.929S 166 18.067E
Run: 72.4nm (131km)
Avg: 7.9knts
24hr: 189.9nm
Weather: patchy clouds ,15 to 20 knts wind from east ,3 meter seas ..

close reach 8 to 9 knots ..all ok great sail


Fri Sep 8 10:09 2017 NZST
GPS: 10 49.417S 165 42.921E
Run: 403.6nm (730.5km)
Weather: cloudy ,muggy , light SE winds

all good aboard


Tue Aug 29 9:21 2017 NZST
GPS: 9 25.645S 159 57.299E
Run: 31.3nm (56.7km)
Weather: sunny ! hot and muggy

all good aboard ... at anchor in Honiara \


Sat Aug 26 19:45 2017 NZST
GPS: 8 59.855S 160 06.026E
Run: 138.6nm (250.9km)
Weather: cloudy , raining ,sunny ! hot and muggy

all good aboard ... heading back ...

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Sun Aug 20 10:48 2017 NZST
GPS: 8 30.367S 158 07.977E
Run: 75.7nm (137km)
Avg: 2.9knts
24hr: 70.6nm
Weather: cloudy ,rain , muggy

all good aboard .. \


Sat Aug 19 9:03 2017 NZST
GPS: 8 59.956S 159 07.308E
Run: 9.6nm (17.4km)
Weather: clear ,very very hot

all good aboard .. \


Thu Aug 17 19:27 2017 NZST
Weather: clear ,very hot

all good aboard ... very pushy locals in the Russel Islands \


Wed Aug 16 20:00 2017 NZST
GPS: 9 03.578S 159 14.932E
Run: 17.6nm (31.9km)
Avg: 2.9knts
24hr: 69.8nm
Weather: clear , hot

all good aboard ... \


Wed Aug 16 13:57 2017 NZST
GPS: 9 10.653S 159 28.610E
Run: 36.5nm (66.1km)
Weather: clear , hot

all good aboard ... \


Tue Aug 15 19:15 2017 NZST
GPS: 9 25.573S 159 56.973E
Run: 29.5nm (53.4km)
Weather: clear , hot and muggy

all good aboard ... at anchor honiara \


Sun Aug 13 19:39 2017 NZST
GPS: 9 01.985S 160 07.176E
Run: 14.5nm (26.2km)
Weather: clear with cloudy patches , some drizzle , hot and muggy

all good aboard ... at anchor ..locals are a bit pushy here .not a good vibe ..anchor watch tonight \


Sat Aug 12 11:06 2017 NZST
GPS: 9 13.886S 160 11.209E
Run: 144.9nm (262.3km)
Avg: 3.7knts
24hr: 87.8nm
Weather: cloudy , raining , hot and muggy

all good aboard ... another Mahi Mahi \


Thu Aug 10 19:30 2017 NZST
GPS: 10 27.253S 161 54.965E
Run: 186.9nm (338.3km)
Avg: 4knts
24hr: 95nm
Weather: clear skies , 20 knots SE winds

all good aboard ... at anchor Kirakira \


Wed Aug 9 11:09 2017 NZST
Weather: clear skies , 20 knots SSE winds

all good aboard ... another large Mahi .. \


Tue Aug 8 20:18 2017 NZST
GPS: 10 45.650S 164 38.961E
Run: 79.9nm (144.6km)
Avg: 3.2knts
24hr: 76.2nm
Weather: clear skies , 12 knots SSE winds

all good aboard ... in the land of beetle nut and red toothed locals .. \


Mon Aug 7 19:09 2017 NZST
GPS: 10 44.881S 165 49.570E
Run: 116.5nm (210.9km)
Avg: 5.5knts
24hr: 131.6nm
Weather: cloudy ..light SE winds

all good aboard ... arrived Solomons .

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Sun Aug 6 21:54 2017 NZST
GPS: 12 22.787S 166 15.389E
Run: 54.2nm (98.1km)
Weather: lear skies , 20 knots SE winds

all good aboard ... en route to the Solomons \


Sat Aug 5 16:48 2017 NZST
GPS: 13 06.539S 166 33.187E
Run: 74.7nm (135.2km)
Weather: patchy cloud , 20 knots SE winds

all good aboard ... \


Thu Aug 3 18:42 2017 NZST
GPS: 13 52.194S 167 20.526E
Run: 14.2nm (25.7km)
Weather: clear skies , light SE winds

all good aboard ... \


Sat Jul 29 15:12 2017 NZST
GPS: 13 52.184S 167 33.225E
Run: 31.7nm (57.4km)
Weather: patchy cloud , 20 knots SE winds

all good aboard ... at anchor Sola , Vanua Levu ..en route to the Solomons \


Fri Jul 28 15:24 2017 NZST
GPS: 14 18.764S 167 25.717E
Run: 60.7nm (109.9km)
Weather: patchy cloud , 20 knots SE winds

all good aboard ... at anchor Santa Maria Island ..en route to the Solomons \


Wed Jul 26 10:33 2017 NZST
GPS: 15 08.371S 167 07.292E
Run: 104.4nm (189km)
Weather: patchy cloud , light SE winds

all good aboard ... at anchor Champagne beach \


Wed Jul 19 18:42 2017 NZST
GPS: 16 30.016S 167 48.253E
Run: 24.5nm (44.3km)
Weather: cloudy ..light easterly winds

all good aboard ... at anchor \


Mon Jul 17 18:06 2017 NZST
GPS: 16 35.705S 168 09.641E
Run: 79.6nm (144.1km)
Weather: cloudy 20 knots SE wind

all good aboard ... at anchor at Epi ..hydraulics roler furler playing up again .. \


Thu Jul 13 15:09 2017 NZST
GPS: 17 44.303S 168 18.517E
Run: 86.2nm (156km)
Avg: 4.3knts
24hr: 102.2nm
Weather: clear 15 knots SSE

all good aboard ... at anchor at Port Vila \


Wed Jul 12 18:54 2017 NZST
GPS: 18 53.600S 168 48.229E
Run: 112.5nm (203.6km)
Weather: clear 15 knots SSE

all good aboard ... En route to Port Vila DDW \


Sun Jul 9 19:18 2017 NZST
GPS: 20 14.311S 169 46.577E
Run: 44.3nm (80.2km)
Avg: 7.6knts
24hr: 183.3nm
Weather: clear

all good aboard ... at anchor in Anatom , Sth Vanuatu ..repaired auto pilot \


Sun Jul 9 13:30 2017 NZST
GPS: 19 52.991S 170 20.615E
Run: 9715.9nm (17585.8km)
Avg: 351.4knts
24hr: 8433.3nm
Weather: suuny , light sth easterlies

all good aboard ... lost the motor on the auto pilot last night . headed for sth Vanuatu to check on it .. \


Sat Jul 8 9:51 2017 NZST
Run: 9879.8nm (17882.4km)
Avg: 407.4knts
24hr: 9777.9nm
Weather: clear skies , moderate sea

all good aboard ... en route to Vanuatu ..averaging 10 knots boat speed \


Fri Jul 7 9:36 2017 NZST
GPS: 18 33.787S 177 10.532E
Run: 87.1nm (157.7km)
Weather: rain ,light southerlies

all good aboard ... en route to Vanuatu \


Tue Jul 4 17:27 2017 NZST
GPS: 18 07.446S 178 25.223E
Run: 56.8nm (102.8km)
Avg: 2.6knts
24hr: 63nm
Weather: clear . light winds

all good aboard ..at anchor in Suva \


Mon Jul 3 19:48 2017 NZST
GPS: 18 39.283S 179 04.950E
Run: 55.3nm (100.1km)
Weather: clear . light winds ..10 knts

all good aboard ..sailing to Suva \


Sun Jul 2 9:21 2017 NZST
GPS: 19 09.161S 179 44.629E
Run: 110nm (199.1km)
Weather: sunny , SE winds 20 knots

all good aboard ..at anchor in Matuku Islnd , Sth Lau Group .What a stunning spot , a bit like the Marquesas to look at .. \


Fri Jun 30 12:18 2017 NZST
GPS: 19 07.899S 178 34.326W
Run: 0.3nm (0.5km)
Weather: sunny , SE winds 20 knots

all good aboard ..at anchor in Valuga Islnd , Sth Lau Group .What a stunning spot !! \


Tue Jun 27 18:45 2017 NZST
GPS: 19 07.950S 178 34.014W
Run: 110.7nm (200.4km)
Avg: 4.1knts
24hr: 98nm
Weather: sunny , light winds

all good aboard ..at anchor in Valuga Islnd , Sth Lau Group .What a stunning spot !! \


Mon Jun 26 15:39 2017 NZST
GPS: 17 34.684S 178 58.247W
Run: 24.6nm (44.5km)
Weather: sunny , light winds

all good aboard ,motor/sailing to the Southern Lau Group \


Fri Jun 23 9:33 2017 NZST
GPS: 17 13.360S 178 58.331W
Run: 77.4nm (140.1km)
Weather: raining ..

all good aboard , at anchor in the Lau Group \


Wed Jun 21 16:42 2017 NZST
GPS: 17 02.791S 179 52.223E
Run: 40.4nm (73.1km)
Weather: sunny ,wind 20 knots SE

all good aboard , en roite to Lau Group from Savu Saavu .motoring upwind .. \


Sun Jun 18 18:03 2017 NZST
GPS: 16 46.619S 179 19.661E
Run: 50.5nm (91.4km)
Weather: rain today ..cleared up ..windy 20 knts

all good aboard .. at anchor in Savu Savu ..repaired genoa hydraulic roller furler \


Sat Jun 17 13:39 2017 NZST
GPS: 17 00.364S 179 56.854W
Run: 200.7nm (363.3km)
Avg: 7.7knts
24hr: 186nm
Weather: sunny 15 knots SE wind

all good aboard .. will be at anchor tonight /tomorrow a.m. in Savu Savu \


Fri Jun 16 11:45 2017 NZST
GPS: 16 23.365S 176 59.079W
Run: 192.2nm (347.9km)
Avg: 10.2knts
24hr: 244.1nm
Weather: 20 knts ++ broad reach ..

all good aboard ..reaching towards Fiji. roller furler motor for genoa broken .. moderate seas .. \


Thu Jun 15 16:51 2017 NZST
GPS: 15 57.637S 174 07.401W
Run: 23.7nm (42.9km)
Weather: 15 knots wind on the beam

all good aboard ..reaching towards Fiji..very pleasant \


Tue Jun 13 10:21 2017 NZST
GPS: 15 56.260S 173 46.045W
Run: 134.6nm (243.6km)
Avg: 7.6knts
24hr: 182.5nm
Weather: After a brisk sail last night we are at anchor in Nuiatoputapu

all good aboard ..

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Mon Jun 12 16:39 2017 NZST
GPS: 17 52.140S 174 01.646W
Run: 59.1nm (107km)
Weather: 20knts wind ,moderate seas .broas reach heading to Nuiatoputapu

fast sail 11 knts boat speed ..reduced sail to slow down for morning arrival .all well on board \


Thu Jun 8 12:06 2017 NZST
GPS: 18 43.308S 174 06.040W
Run: 76.8nm (139km)
Weather: calm, sunny

at anchor in the Vava'U Group .

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Sun Jun 4 11:42 2017 NZST
GPS: 19 48.338S 174 21.749W
Run: 6.5nm (11.8km)
Weather: calm, sunny , muggy

at anchor in the Ha apai Group . at Lifuka .. \


Fri Jun 2 17:27 2017 NZST
GPS: 19 52.902S 174 25.296W
Run: 7.2nm (13km)
Weather: calm, sunny

at anchor in the Ha apai Group ..interesting village excursion today \


Thu Jun 1 16:12 2017 NZST
GPS: 19 57.726S 174 29.590W
Run: 14.7nm (26.6km)
Weather: calm, sunny

at anchor in the Ha apai Group ..bonfire on the beach tonight ..

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Wed May 31 12:48 2017 NZST
GPS: 19 56.367S 174 43.046W
Run: 37.3nm (67.5km)
Weather: calm, sunny

at anchor in the Ha apai Group ..beautiful day .. repaired VHF antenna ..fell off the mast head !


Tue May 30 16:57 2017 NZST
GPS: 20 28.553S 174 46.827W
Run: 47.2nm (85.4km)
Weather: SE trades 10 knts calm

sailing up the Haapai group .all good nice yellow fin tuna


Sun May 21 11:18 2017 NZST
GPS: 21 07.592S 175 .09.840W
Run: 113.4nm (205.3km)
Avg: 4.9knts
24hr: 116.6nm
Weather: SE trades 15 knts

arrived in Tonga last night ..after a very pleasant trip


Sat May 20 11:57 2017 NZST
GPS: 22 40.857S 175 34.165W
Run: 179.2nm (324.4km)
Avg: 7.9knts
24hr: 189.9nm
Weather: flat seas .motoring .. no wind , flat seas

all well aboard , baro 1024 ..ETA Sunday noon


Fri May 19 13:18 2017 NZST
GPS: 25 09.155S 176 25.602W
Run: 92.6nm (167.6km)
Avg: 3.9knts
24hr: 93nm
Weather: flat seas .motoring .. no wind , waiting for the SE trades .just getting a sniff of them now

all well aboard , baro 1024 ..ETA Sunday


Thu May 18 13:24 2017 NZST
GPS: 26 04.011S 177 30.808W
Run: 98.8nm (178.8km)
Avg: 4.1knts
24hr: 99nm
Weather: mild seas , close hauled ,wind 15 knts , tacking

all well aboard , baro 1023


Wed May 17 13:27 2017 NZST
GPS: 27 19.475S 178 16.348W
Run: 262.5nm (475.1km)
Avg: 9.5knts
24hr: 228.3nm
Weather: mild seas , close hauled ,7 knts boat speed , wind east 20 knts

all well aboard , baro 1030


Tue May 16 9:51 2017 NZST
GPS: 30 16.850S 179 00.364E
Run: 122.8nm (222.3km)
Avg: 6knts
24hr: 143.4nm
Weather: flat seas , 15 knot easterly winds , 9 knot boat speed , cloudy

all well aboard , baro 1030


Mon May 15 13:18 2017 NZST
GPS: 32 03.31S 179 06.32E
Run: 157.7nm (285.4km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 160.7nm
Weather: calm motoring

all well aboard , baro 1030


Sun May 14 13:45 2017 NZST
GPS: 33 31.56S 177 01.76E
Weather: 15knts S mild swells 3 meters 1022 baro

broad reaching ,all well aboard


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