Sun Jan 24 21:02 2016 NZDT

Koa is sold! We fly back to Europe on Tuesday.

Congratulations!! Enjoy your new lifestyle and please keep in touch. We are going to Europe twice this year and might be able to catch up. Love, Helen and Stefano.
Tue Jan 12 9:23 2016 NZDT
Run: 11.1nm (20.1km)

Enjoying Whangarei down town

Fri Jan 1 7:09 2016 NZDT
Run: 46.1nm (83.4km)

We wish you all a happy new year with lots of great inspirations!

Tue Dec 29 22:59 2015 NZDT
Run: 8.2nm (14.8km)

Last day in Bay of Islands

Tue Dec 29 7:08 2015 NZDT
Run: 8.2nm (14.8km)

Provisioning in Paihia.

Mon Dec 28 10:32 2015 NZDT
Run: 3.1nm (5.6km)

Meeting old friends

Fri Dec 25 16:58 2015 NZDT
Run: 3.2nm (5.8km)

Merry Christmas!

Tue Dec 22 21:01 2015 NZDT
Run: 24.7nm (44.7km)

Visiting the ruins of an old whaling station

Sun Dec 20 18:49 2015 NZDT
Run: 15.3nm (27.7km)

For Christmas we are moving north. First stop "Matapouri". What a wonderful life!

Thu Dec 17 19:01 2015 NZDT
Run: 10.9nm (19.7km)

Back in the Town Basin for a few days

Tue Dec 15 11:17 2015 NZDT
Run: 238.3nm (431.3km)
Avg: 5.3knts
24hr: 127.1nm

Arrived in Whangarei/Marsden Cove, all fine

Sun Dec 13 14:17 2015 NZDT
Run: 205.7nm (372.3km)
Avg: 7.6knts
24hr: 182.6nm

course 120, 8 knots; Wind south 15 knots

Welcome back to New Zealand. We will be at Marsden Cove till Monday and then Bay of Islands. Hope to see you. John and Sandy TIGER
Sat Dec 12 11:14 2015 NZDT
Run: 249.2nm (451.1km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 146.2nm

Calm night, course 160; 4 knots

Thu Dec 10 18:21 2015 NZDT
Run: 118nm (213.6km)
Avg: 8.4knts
24hr: 202.5nm

Beautiful sailing! 8-9 knots, course 170. Wind east 12 knots; Swell 1.4 m; Cloud cover 90%; Passing Norfolk Island soon.

Thu Dec 10 4:22 2015 NZDT
Run: 233.4nm (422.5km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 148.9nm

Wind 15 knots from 130 deg; clear sky; swell 2 meters

Tue Dec 8 14:45 2015 NZDT
Run: 39.8nm (72km)

Heading for New Zealand!

Thu Dec 3 9:52 2015 NZDT
Run: 9.1nm (16.5km)

Having a nice time with Moana

Hey Ian! :-) Just give me 2 more months and I will re-appear in civilization! All the best, Ulf

I wouldn't hurry in your return, looks like your life is full of adventures where you are. Take care.
Tue Dec 1 9:44 2015 NZDT
Run: 73.9nm (133.8km)

Fri Nov 27 22:21 2015 NZDT
Run: 4.6nm (8.3km)

Looking for Dugongs

Tue Nov 24 22:20 2015 NZDT
Run: 43.4nm (78.6km)

Every time again we enjoy Koas up-wind sailing capabilities! After a perfect sailing day anchoring off Ile des Pins.

Sun Nov 22 17:32 2015 NZDT
Run: 25.5nm (46.2km)

We enjoy this quiet anchorage in Baie de Prony

Sat Nov 21 18:57 2015 NZDT
Run: 16.9nm (30.6km)

Exploring the great Amedee Lighthouse - built in Paris long time ago

Sat Nov 14 20:03 2015 NZDT
Run: 12nm (21.7km)

Its a bit like southern France here

Tue Nov 10 22:00 2015 NZDT
Run: 3.4nm (6.2km)

One more beautiful spot very close to Noumea

Tue Nov 10 8:28 2015 NZDT
Run: 7.8nm (14.1km)

Sat Oct 31 20:52 2015 NZDT
Run: 8.5nm (15.4km)

Left the city for some beach-life

Sat Oct 31 0:46 2015 NZDT

Pit-stop in the marina

Sat Oct 31 0:43 2015 NZDT
Run: 0.7nm (1.3km)

Short pit-stop in the marina

Sun Oct 25 8:22 2015 NZDT
Run: 56.7nm (102.6km)

At anchor in Noumea

Sat Oct 24 5:00 2015 NZDT

no wind, approaching New Caledonia

Sat Oct 24 4:29 2015 NZDT
Run: 149.8nm (271.1km)
Avg: 4.6knts
24hr: 110.5nm

no wind, approaching New Caledonia

Thu Oct 22 19:57 2015 NZDT
Run: 83.6nm (151.3km)

Smooth sailing to New Caledonia, course 211; 9.3 knots

Mon Oct 12 9:27 2015 NZDT
Run: 208.8nm (377.9km)
Avg: 3.9knts
24hr: 92.8nm

Sat Oct 10 3:28 2015 NZDT
Run: 81.8nm (148.1km)
Avg: 8.3knts
24hr: 199nm

ETA Tanna in about 24h

Fri Oct 9 17:36 2015 NZDT
Run: 270.3nm (489.2km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 151.6nm

Fighting fever and cold. Wind 25 kts ESE, 35% cloud cover

Wed Oct 7 22:48 2015 NZDT
Run: 33.7nm (61km)

Time to go to Vanuatu

Thu Oct 1 18:31 2015 NZDT
Run: 180.9nm (327.4km)
Avg: 3.3knts
24hr: 79.1nm

Suva for provisioning and camera repair

Tue Sep 29 11:37 2015 NZDT
Run: 0.6nm (1.1km)

Empire of the bats

Mon Sep 28 15:56 2015 NZDT
Run: 1.2nm (2.2km)

Sun Sep 27 11:05 2015 NZDT
Run: 5nm (9.1km)

More sun, more paradise

Thu Sep 24 20:57 2015 NZST
Run: 12.5nm (22.6km)

Turtles, baby-sharks, fruit bats, lush green jungle, wonderful world!

Wed Sep 23 20:29 2015 NZST
Run: 104.2nm (188.6km)

Time to explore the Exploring Islands

Thu Sep 17 13:37 2015 NZST
Run: 21.7nm (39.3km)

A peaceful, shallow, blue place

Wed Sep 16 20:35 2015 NZST
Run: 1.9nm (3.4km)

Last day in Fulanga

Mon Sep 7 7:41 2015 NZST
Run: 1.5nm (2.7km)

Today rain.

Sat Sep 5 8:49 2015 NZST
Run: 1.6nm (2.9km)

A perfect place. Good weather.

Wed Sep 2 15:00 2015 NZST
Run: 190.9nm (345.5km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 146.7nm

What a wonderful world!

Tue Sep 1 7:45 2015 NZST
Run: 15nm (27.2km)

Preparing for the leg to Fulanga in the south

Tue Aug 25 18:39 2015 NZST
Run: 10.5nm (19km)

We have met our friends from MV Tiger again!

Mon Aug 24 21:30 2015 NZST
Run: 26.4nm (47.8km)

A very beautiful place

Sat Aug 22 10:12 2015 NZST
Run: 28.3nm (51.2km)

nice little town

Wed Aug 19 21:10 2015 NZST
Run: 14.9nm (27km)

sunny again!

Mon Aug 17 17:04 2015 NZST
Run: 57.7nm (104.4km)
Avg: 6knts
24hr: 144.4nm

Weather grey and depressing. Quiet anchorage.

so is Suva, but great shopping. Anchorage quiet Hibiscus festival wet
Mon Aug 17 7:29 2015 NZST
Run: 43.4nm (78.6km)

try to get further east

Sat Aug 15 17:35 2015 NZST
Run: 23.7nm (42.9km)

On our way to the east. Achor on 6 m for the night. Wind NE 12 kts. Overcast.

Fri Aug 14 7:06 2015 NZST
Run: 12.3nm (22.3km)

Tue Aug 11 14:01 2015 NZST
Run: 20.3nm (36.7km)

Provisioning in Lautoka

Tue Aug 4 21:02 2015 NZST
Run: 41.3nm (74.8km)

Time for laundry and more

Mon Aug 3 14:02 2015 NZST
Run: 7.2nm (13km)

grey and rainy

Fri Jul 31 12:36 2015 NZST
Run: 24.4nm (44.2km)

Seems that we have found a nicely protected spot

Thu Jul 30 8:24 2015 NZST
Run: 7.2nm (13km)

A very dry and windy place

Wed Jul 29 7:12 2015 NZST
Run: 4.5nm (8.1km)

Easy, sunny cruiser life

Mon Jul 20 13:52 2015 NZST
Run: 6.8nm (12.3km)

Sun Jul 19 22:11 2015 NZST
Run: 12.9nm (23.3km)

all fine

Sat Jul 18 16:35 2015 NZST
Run: 9.1nm (16.5km)

Searching for Mantas. As always sunny weather.

Fri Jul 17 7:21 2015 NZST
Run: 13.1nm (23.7km)

Its a great life

Wed Jul 15 7:17 2015 NZST
Run: 23.6nm (42.7km)

One more sunny day! And a super beautiful anchorage with great snorkeling/diving. But at least today quite rolly for monohulls.

Thu Jul 9 15:25 2015 NZST
Run: 9.3nm (16.8km)

Today first rain since weeks

Tue Jul 7 18:06 2015 NZST
Run: 27.4nm (49.6km)

We continue to enjoy nice and sunny beach life

Sun Jul 5 7:49 2015 NZST
Run: 24.7nm (44.7km)

Have seen a great cultural show today here!

Tue Jun 30 19:33 2015 NZST
Run: 22.6nm (40.9km)

One more sunny day!

Thu Jun 25 14:17 2015 NZST
Run: 114.3nm (206.9km)

Lautoka: Its dry here - since weeks. So great! Wind died down today. We do provisioning with our guests.

Tue Jun 23 13:52 2015 NZST
Run: 1nm (1.8km)

Sill at Kavala, Kandavu. The weather has been nearly all the time unpleasant since our arrival in Fiji. Is this El Nino? Heading for Lautoka tonight in order to pick up visiting friends. Hopefully over there it is dry and nice.

Mon Jun 22 11:38 2015 NZST
Run: 16.8nm (30.4km)

Anchoring at Kavala, Kandavu, Weather rainy and grey

Sun Jun 21 8:28 2015 NZST
Run: 14.9nm (27km)

Still in Dravuni. Former post was unintended email problem.

Tue Jun 16 10:54 2015 NZST
Run: 30nm (54.3km)

Under way to Great Astrolabe/Kandavu

Thu Jun 11 21:39 2015 NZST
Run: 72.4nm (131km)
Avg: 3.1knts
24hr: 74.2nm

Enjoy Suva

Wed Jun 10 22:14 2015 NZST
Run: 345.5nm (625.4km)
Avg: 9knts
24hr: 217nm

Safely arrived in protected waters

Tue Jun 9 8:01 2015 NZST
Run: 158.3nm (286.5km)
Avg: 9.7knts
24hr: 232.8nm

all fine on our way to Suva

Mon Jun 8 15:42 2015 NZST
Run: 208.5nm (377.4km)
Avg: 9.8knts
24hr: 235.5nm

0336UTC - very bumpy ride but fast. Everybody fine.

Sun Jun 7 18:27 2015 NZST
Run: 136.5nm (247.1km)
Avg: 5.6knts
24hr: 133.4nm

Happy Sailing. 18 knots of wind from ESE.

Sat Jun 6 17:53 2015 NZST
Run: 104.9nm (189.9km)
Avg: 4.2knts
24hr: 100.6nm

Calm, 7 knots of wind, all fine

Fri Jun 5 16:52 2015 NZST
Run: 222nm (401.8km)

annyoed by waves and technical issues, everybody ok.

Wed Nov 26 20:10 2014 NZDT
Run: 795.7nm (1440.2km)
Avg: 6knts
24hr: 144.1nm

Arrived well in Whangarei

Fri Nov 21 7:39 2014 NZDT
Run: 118.2nm (213.9km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 168.7nm

1834 UTC, course 226, 6.6 kts. 18 kts wind from SE, uncomfortable swell, 100% cloud cover; all well on board

Thu Nov 20 14:50 2014 NZDT
Run: 396.9nm (718.4km)
Avg: 2.9knts
24hr: 69nm

Had a good time in Minerva North. Left for Whangarei yesterday late afternoon. Beautiful day, 10 knots of wind. Wind turned more to south, now from SSE. Course 230; 5.3 knots.

Fri Nov 14 20:49 2014 NZDT

Leaving Tongatapu for Minerva & Opua tomorrow early morning. Looking forward to explore NZ.

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