Koa

Koa

Sun Jan 24 21:02 2016 NZDT
35 43.475S 174 19.612E

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)
35 43.474S 174 19.641E

Enjoying Whangarei down town


Fri Jan 1 7:09 2016 NZDT
Run: 46.1nm (83.4km)
35 50.211S 174 28.077E

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)
35 12.190S 174 12.635E

Last day in Bay of Islands


Tue Dec 29 7:08 2015 NZDT
Run: 8.2nm (14.8km)
35 16.757S 174 05.889E

Provisioning in Paihia.


Mon Dec 28 10:32 2015 NZDT
Run: 3.1nm (5.6km)
35 12.195S 174 12.637E

Meeting old friends


Fri Dec 25 16:58 2015 NZDT
Run: 3.2nm (5.8km)
35 14.400S 174 14.511E

Merry Christmas!


Tue Dec 22 21:01 2015 NZDT
Run: 24.7nm (44.7km)
35 14.998S 174 17.816E

Visiting the ruins of an old whaling station


Sun Dec 20 18:49 2015 NZDT
Run: 15.3nm (27.7km)
35 33.697S 174 30.621E

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)
35 43.444S 174 19.542E

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
35 50S 174 28E

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
33 03S 172 00E

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
30 35.47S 170 01.6E

Calm night, course 160; 4 knots


Thu Dec 10 18:21 2015 NZDT
Run: 118nm (213.6km)
Avg: 8.4knts
24hr: 202.5nm
27 22.88S 168 08.9E

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
25 42.27S 167 47.36E

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


Tue Dec 8 14:45 2015 NZDT
Run: 39.8nm (72km)
22 25.67S 166 53.78E

Heading for New Zealand!


Thu Dec 3 9:52 2015 NZDT
Run: 9.1nm (16.5km)
22 17.64S 166 17.43E

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)
22 17.12S 166 25.92E

Fri Nov 27 22:21 2015 NZDT
Run: 4.6nm (8.3km)
22 40.444S 167 30.565E

Looking for Dugongs


Tue Nov 24 22:20 2015 NZDT
Run: 43.4nm (78.6km)
22 39.295S 167 26.449E

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)
22 21.431S 166 50.537E

We enjoy this quiet anchorage in Baie de Prony


Sat Nov 21 18:57 2015 NZDT
Run: 16.9nm (30.6km)
22 28.55S 166 27.91E

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


Sat Nov 14 20:03 2015 NZDT
Run: 12nm (21.7km)
22 17.605S 166 17.406E

Its a bit like southern France here


Tue Nov 10 22:00 2015 NZDT
Run: 3.4nm (6.2km)
22 18.783S 166 28.638E

One more beautiful spot very close to Noumea


Tue Nov 10 8:28 2015 NZDT
Run: 7.8nm (14.1km)
22 17.187S 166 25.914E

Sat Oct 31 20:52 2015 NZDT
Run: 8.5nm (15.4km)
22 19.484S 166 19.052E

Left the city for some beach-life


Sat Oct 31 0:46 2015 NZDT
22 16.597S 166 26.383E

Pit-stop in the marina


Sat Oct 31 0:43 2015 NZDT
Run: 0.7nm (1.3km)
22 16.597S 166 26.383E

Short pit-stop in the marina


Sun Oct 25 8:22 2015 NZDT
Run: 56.7nm (102.6km)
22 17.112S 166 25.959E

At anchor in Noumea


Sat Oct 24 5:00 2015 NZDT
22 11.61S 167 18.85E

no wind, approaching New Caledonia


Sat Oct 24 4:29 2015 NZDT
Run: 149.8nm (271.1km)
Avg: 4.6knts
24hr: 110.5nm
22 11.61S 167 18.85E

no wind, approaching New Caledonia


Thu Oct 22 19:57 2015 NZDT
Run: 83.6nm (151.3km)
20 35.160S 168 52.49E

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
19 31.577S 169 29.721E

Sat Oct 10 3:28 2015 NZDT
Run: 81.8nm (148.1km)
Avg: 8.3knts
24hr: 199nm
19 02.57S 172 39.26E

ETA Tanna in about 24h


Fri Oct 9 17:36 2015 NZDT
Run: 270.3nm (489.2km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 151.6nm
18 52.590S 173 53.615E

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


Wed Oct 7 22:48 2015 NZDT
Run: 33.7nm (61km)
18 22.686S 177 59.198E

Time to go to Vanuatu


Thu Oct 1 18:31 2015 NZDT
Run: 180.9nm (327.4km)
Avg: 3.3knts
24hr: 79.1nm
18 07.403S 178 25.436E

Suva for provisioning and camera repair


Tue Sep 29 11:37 2015 NZDT
Run: 0.6nm (1.1km)
17 10.634S 179 00.921W

Empire of the bats


Mon Sep 28 15:56 2015 NZDT
Run: 1.2nm (2.2km)
17 10.789S 179 01.455W

Sun Sep 27 11:05 2015 NZDT
Run: 5nm (9.1km)
17 10.016S 179 02.161W

More sun, more paradise


Thu Sep 24 20:57 2015 NZST
Run: 12.5nm (22.6km)
17 11.522S 178 57.861W

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


Wed Sep 23 20:29 2015 NZST
Run: 104.2nm (188.6km)
17 21.158S 178 52.678W

Time to explore the Exploring Islands


Thu Sep 17 13:37 2015 NZST
Run: 21.7nm (39.3km)
18 50.867S 178 40.251W

A peaceful, shallow, blue place


Wed Sep 16 20:35 2015 NZST
Run: 1.9nm (3.4km)
19 08.098S 178 32.264W

Last day in Fulanga


Mon Sep 7 7:41 2015 NZST
Run: 1.5nm (2.7km)
19 08.859S 178 33.826W

Today rain.


Sat Sep 5 8:49 2015 NZST
Run: 1.6nm (2.9km)
19 09.016S 178 32.420W

A perfect place. Good weather.


Wed Sep 2 15:00 2015 NZST
Run: 190.9nm (345.5km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 146.7nm
19 08.884S 178 33.856W

What a wonderful world!


Tue Sep 1 7:45 2015 NZST
Run: 15nm (27.2km)
16 41.589S 179 53.703W

Preparing for the leg to Fulanga in the south


Tue Aug 25 18:39 2015 NZST
Run: 10.5nm (19km)
16 45S 179 53.222E

We have met our friends from MV Tiger again!


Mon Aug 24 21:30 2015 NZST
Run: 26.4nm (47.8km)
16 43.746S 179 43.827E

A very beautiful place


Sat Aug 22 10:12 2015 NZST
Run: 28.3nm (51.2km)
16 46.678S 179 20.096E

nice little town


Wed Aug 19 21:10 2015 NZST
Run: 14.9nm (27km)
17 06.851S 179 05.448E

sunny again!


Mon Aug 17 17:04 2015 NZST
Run: 57.7nm (104.4km)
Avg: 6knts
24hr: 144.4nm
16 55.272S 178 59.347E

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)
17 16.994S 178 12.122E

try to get further east


Sat Aug 15 17:35 2015 NZST
Run: 23.7nm (42.9km)
17 28.985S 177 34.732E

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)
17 46.233S 177 22.946E

Tue Aug 11 14:01 2015 NZST
Run: 20.3nm (36.7km)
17 36.106S 177 26.419E

Provisioning in Lautoka


Tue Aug 4 21:02 2015 NZST
Run: 41.3nm (74.8km)
17 46.160S 177 11.219E

Time for laundry and more


Mon Aug 3 14:02 2015 NZST
Run: 7.2nm (13km)
17 10.348S 177 11.199E

grey and rainy


Fri Jul 31 12:36 2015 NZST
Run: 24.4nm (44.2km)
17 05.951S 177 15.875E

Seems that we have found a nicely protected spot


Thu Jul 30 8:24 2015 NZST
Run: 7.2nm (13km)
16 48.508S 177 28.423E

A very dry and windy place


Wed Jul 29 7:12 2015 NZST
Run: 4.5nm (8.1km)
16 53.574S 177 24.572E

Easy, sunny cruiser life


Mon Jul 20 13:52 2015 NZST
Run: 6.8nm (12.3km)
16 56.622S 177 22.03E

Sun Jul 19 22:11 2015 NZST
Run: 12.9nm (23.3km)
17 1.49S 177 18.5E

all fine


Sat Jul 18 16:35 2015 NZST
Run: 9.1nm (16.5km)
17 10.316S 177 11.249E

Searching for Mantas. As always sunny weather.


Fri Jul 17 7:21 2015 NZST
Run: 13.1nm (23.7km)
17 16.61SS 177 06.24E

Its a great life


Wed Jul 15 7:17 2015 NZST
Run: 23.6nm (42.7km)
17 27.45S 177 02.58E

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)
17 46.19S 177 11.22E

Today first rain since weeks


Tue Jul 7 18:06 2015 NZST
Run: 27.4nm (49.6km)
17 39.42S 177 15.888E

We continue to enjoy nice and sunny beach life


Sun Jul 5 7:49 2015 NZST
Run: 24.7nm (44.7km)
18 03.166S 177 17.385E

Have seen a great cultural show today here!


Tue Jun 30 19:33 2015 NZST
Run: 22.6nm (40.9km)
17 43.88S 177 07.54E

One more sunny day!


Thu Jun 25 14:17 2015 NZST
Run: 114.3nm (206.9km)
17 36.048S 177 26.422E

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)
18 58.29S 178 24.9E

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)
18 58S 178 24E

Anchoring at Kavala, Kandavu, Weather rainy and grey


Sun Jun 21 8:28 2015 NZST
Run: 14.9nm (27km)
18 45S 178 31E

Still in Dravuni. Former post was unintended email problem.


Tue Jun 16 10:54 2015 NZST
Run: 30nm (54.3km)
18 33S 178 26E

Under way to Great Astrolabe/Kandavu


Thu Jun 11 21:39 2015 NZST
Run: 72.4nm (131km)
Avg: 3.1knts
24hr: 74.2nm
18 07S 178 25E

Enjoy Suva


Wed Jun 10 22:14 2015 NZST
Run: 345.5nm (625.4km)
Avg: 9knts
24hr: 217nm
19 04S 177 57E

Safely arrived in protected waters


Tue Jun 9 8:01 2015 NZST
Run: 158.3nm (286.5km)
Avg: 9.7knts
24hr: 232.8nm
23 57S 176 48E

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
26 13S 176 26E

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
29 11S 175 49E

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
31 02S 175 01E

Calm, 7 knots of wind, all fine


Fri Jun 5 16:52 2015 NZST
Run: 222nm (401.8km)
32 33S 174 58E

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
35 43S 174 19E

Arrived well in Whangarei


Fri Nov 21 7:39 2014 NZDT
Run: 118.2nm (213.9km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 168.7nm
25 57S 178 34W

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
24 47S 179 57W

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
21 07S 175 09W

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


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