Keyif

Keyif

Wed Jul 22 9:44 2015 NZST
Speed: 7.5knts
Run: 182.1nm (329.6km)
Avg: 9.5knts
24hr: 227.6nm
Weather: 15-20 knots from SE, gusting 25, 1-2 meter waves Another rainy night. Entering the Torres and leaving the Pacific Ocean behind tomorrow. All well on board. Very excited to end a stage in our journey and begin a new one, a bit sad to leave. Thank you Gulf Harbour, it felt good to hear your generous support every morning, hope to meet again when we are back in the Pacific in a couple of years.

sailing beam reach with single reefed mainsail and poled out full genoa

Tue Jul 21 14:32 2015 NZST
Speed: 7knts
Run: 168.3nm (304.6km)
Avg: 5.4knts
24hr: 129.2nm
Weather: 15-20 knots from SE, gusting 25, 2-3 meter waves Another squally night. Less than 250 miles to the entrance of the Torres. Yesterday we had the sun out for a little while for the first time since the first day of this voyage, and we are hoping for a little bit more today! All well on board.

sailing broad reach with mainsail and full genoa

Mon Jul 20 7:16 2015 NZST
Speed: 7knts
Run: 915.4nm (1656.9km)
Avg: 7.3knts
24hr: 175.1nm
Weather: 18" knots from SE, 2 meter waves, squalls, rain Quite a squally rainy night, hoping for a sunny morning. It has been mostly cool, cloudy and with 25-30 knots of SE wind till now. Approximately 400 miles to the Bligh Entrance. All is well on board.

sailing bwing on wing with double reefed mainsail and 1/2 genoa

Wed Jul 15 1:47 2015 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 112.6nm (203.8km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 151nm
Weather: 10-15 knots from SW, regular 1 meter waves, starry night After a very squally rainy windy night on the 13th, we had a gorgeous day today and tonight with winds on the port stern quarter. As of 00:30 New Cal time on 15 July 2015 we have 1250 miles to the Torres Strait. Slow but calm sailing, happy rested crew, good food, all is well on board.

sailing broad reach with mainsail and full genoa

Tue Jul 14 7:53 2015 NZST
Run: 3709.9nm (6714.9km)
Avg: 176.6knts
24hr: 4238.1nm
Weather: NW15 but will turn tomorrow

Mon Jul 13 10:53 2015 NZST
Speed: 6,5knts
Run: 3632.9nm (6575.5km)
Weather: 15-17 knots from ENE, regular 1 meter waves, starry coolish night Left Ile Des Pins, New Caledonia at 6:30am on July 12. Headed for the Torres Strait and beyond, hoping to make landfall in Indonesia. All well on board, a beautiful beginning to the last leg of our Pacific crossing..

sailing beam reach one reef in the mainsail and full genoa

Sat May 9 20:10 2015 NZST
Speed: on anchorknts
Run: 30.5nm (55.2km)
Weather: 16 knots SE, cloud cover 50% After a brief rest on anchor in Ile Des Pines, we set sail this morning to Noumea to check in. It is beautiful in New Caledonia, albeit a bit wet. We would like to thank David and Patricia of Gulf Harbour Radio with all our hearts, for being there for us cruisers when we need it most, at sea, feeling lonely. It is always good to hear Patricia's cheerful voice, whatever the weather report may be. Thank you beautiful people, see you in a couple of years!

resting in peace

Wed May 6 6:55 2015 NZST
Speed: 5,5knts
Run: 151.8nm (274.8km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 156.1nm
Weather: 15 knots NE, 2 meter waves, cloud cover 50% ETA wednesday May 6 noon Yesterday and last night were windy with 30 knots from NE gusting 35 with 4 meter waves, easing late night to 25 knots and down this morning to 15-20. Happy to be approaching land. All well on board. Looking forward to a sunny anchorage.

sailing beam reach full main genoa

Tue May 5 7:34 2015 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 1.6nm (2.9km)
Avg: 5.1knts
24hr: 122.9nm
Weather: 25E, g30

Tue May 5 7:16 2015 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 149.1nm (269.9km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 155.2nm
Weather: 26 knots E, gusting 30, 3-4 meter waves, not so regular, cloud cover 50% ETA wednesday May 6 morning All well on board so far, what a bumpy wet ride, it sure has been difficult to say goodbye to New Zealand.

sailing beam reach triple reefed main and genoa

Mon May 4 8:12 2015 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 95.3nm (172.5km)
Avg: 6knts
24hr: 143.1nm
Weather: 20-25 e

thanks for relay!

Sun May 3 16:14 2015 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 219.5nm (397.3km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 161.3nm
Weather: 20 knots ESE, 3-4 meter waves, not so regular, cloud cover 90% probably 1-2 knot of adverse current. 371 miles to go, ETA wednesday May 6 morning all well on board so far

sailing beam reach triple reefed main and genoa

Sat May 2 7:34 2015 NZST
Speed: 7knts
Run: 90.5nm (163.8km)
Avg: 16.3knts
24hr: 390.8nm
Weather: 15-20ese

all well. Will be going to Vanuatu after New Cal

Sat May 2 2:01 2015 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 67.3nm (121.8km)
Avg: 3.7knts
24hr: 89nm
Weather: 15-17 knots ESE, 3-4 meter waves, regular, beautiful moon, getting warmer every hour finally did not get that spi up!

sailing beam reach full main and genoa

Fri May 1 7:52 2015 NZST
Speed: 4knts
Run: 203.9nm (369.1km)
Weather: SW10

putting the spinnaker up! they ar 2POB so this must be a record for a ex NZ passage. ETA may 8th.

Tue Apr 28 22:56 2015 NZST
No position sent.
Weather: sun wind occasional rain

waiting in marina

Tue Apr 28 22:54 2015 NZST
Weather: sun, wind, occasional rain

waiting to leave tomorrow morning after customs and immigration

Tue Nov 4 21:12 2014 NZDT
Run: 138.6nm (250.9km)
Weather: 60% cloud cover, occasional rain, cool, no wind

Berthed in Opua Marina, enjoying wintery weather after two years in the Tropics. Sooo happy to be in New Zealand!

Tue Nov 4 21:10 2014 NZDT
Weather: 60% cloud cover, occasional rain, cool, no wind >

Berthed in Opua Marina, enjoying wintery weather after two years in the Tropics. Sooo happy to be in New Zealand! Sent from my iPad

Sat Nov 1 18:26 2014 NZDT
Speed: 5,5knts
Run: 134.9nm (244.2km)
Avg: 5.5knts
24hr: 131.5nm
Weather: 6-8knots SSW, mild seas, sunny looking forward to landfall in Opua tomorrow!

motor sailing

Fri Oct 31 17:49 2014 NZDT
Speed: 5knts
Run: 162.4nm (293.9km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 160.6nm
Weather: 8-10 knots SSW, cloudy skies

motor sailing

Thu Oct 30 17:33 2014 NZDT
Speed: 5,8knts
Run: 119.8nm (216.8km)
Avg: 5.2knts
24hr: 125.1nm
Weather: 8 knots S, confused seas, full cloud cover, occasional rain, getting colder

motoring

Wed Oct 29 18:34 2014 NZDT
Speed: 5knts
Run: 159.5nm (288.7km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 150.6nm
Weather: 8-10 knots NE, calm seas, sunny

sailing downwind with spinnaker

Wed Oct 29 18:34 2014 NZDT
Speed: 5knts
No position sent.
Weather: 8-10 knots NE, calm seas, sunny

sailing downwind with spinnaker

Tue Oct 28 17:09 2014 NZDT
Speed: 5,5knts
No position sent.
Weather: 8-10 knots NE, calm seas, sunny

sailing on a beam reach with gennaker and mainsail, very comfortable if not so fast

Tue Oct 28 17:09 2014 NZDT
Speed: 5,5knts
Run: 553.6nm (1002km)
Avg: 5.3knts
24hr: 126.1nm
Weather: 8-10 knots NE, calm seas, sunny

sailing on a beam reach with gennaker and mainsail, very comfortable if not so fast

Sat Oct 25 12:10 2014 NZDT
Speed: 6 (optional)knts
No position sent.
Weather: 15-18knots SE, 1,5meter seas, full cloud cover, occasional rain

sailing on the wind, hopping on the waves, getting our sealegs again...

Fri Oct 24 7:46 2014 NZDT
Run: 14.5nm (26.2km)

starting towards Vuda Point marina in an hour, to provision and check out of Fiji

Wed Oct 22 10:56 2014 NZDT
Weather: Cloudy skies, little bit of rain, no wind.

Presently on a mooring ball in Musket Cove, Malolo Lailai, Fiji Islands,

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