La Belle Epoque

La Belle Epoque

Sun Nov 8 8:13 2015 NZDT
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Arrived in tranquil Opua at 10pm last night. Now awaiting clearance.


Congratulations on a fine passage! Can't wait to hear the details. We'll be back in Opua on Friday and hope to catch up with you then- Martin & Lexi SV Pau Hana

Hi Lexi and Martin, looking forward to see you friday! We are anchored out, but should be around the Marina on Friday anyway since we don´t want to miss the sailmakers workshop and get-together Claudia and Jürgen
Sat Nov 7 23:59 2015 NZDT
Run: 81.6nm (147.7km)
Avg: 5.3knts
24hr: 128.2nm
35 18s 174 07e

arrived in Opua, thanks SV KOHELA for the nice bottle of wine to celebrate our arrival (what we just did...), now just tired and ready to sleep without rolling around in bed...


Sat Nov 7 8:42 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5msknts
Run: 38.1nm (69km)
Avg: 4.6knts
24hr: 111.5nm
34 08S 173 54E
Weather: S less than 10, clear skies

70m to Opua. Happy landfall


Sat Nov 7 0:30 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5knts
Run: 87.2nm (157.8km)
Avg: 5.5knts
24hr: 132.4nm
33 35s 173 56e
Weather: SSE 10, clear nightsky with lots of stars, sea is already calming down, Barograph 1016.2HPa, -0.1HPa/3h

motorsailing, all well


Fri Nov 6 8:41 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 102.9nm (186.2km)
Avg: 13.7knts
24hr: 328.8nm
32 37S 174 54E
Weather: SE25 with gusts higher, 30%cc

Fri Nov 6 1:11 2015 NZDT
Speed: 4.5knts
Run: 55.9nm (101.2km)
Avg: 3.4knts
24hr: 81.4nm
31 10s 175 18e
Weather: SE 17, gusty, 100% clouds, sea S 1.5m

bumpy, but all well on board


Thu Nov 5 8:42 2015 NZDT
Speed: 3knts
Run: 19.5nm (35.3km)
Avg: 2.8knts
24hr: 66.4nm
31 25S 176 12E
Weather: 1013, 100%cc

Thu Nov 5 1:39 2015 NZDT
Speed: 2.5knts
Run: 96.8nm (175.2km)
Avg: 5.7knts
24hr: 137.1nm
31 18s 176 30e
Weather: SW15, gusts to 20+, 100% clouds, rainshowers, confused seas from the west and south, but still small

...just like David said: we reached the front at 8:00pm, windshift to the southwest at 11:00pm, now trying to hold position until we do get southeasterly


Wed Nov 4 8:42 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5.5msknts
Run: 42.9nm (77.6km)
Avg: 5.2knts
24hr: 124.5nm
30 03S 177 14E
Weather: W5, clear, 1018.1 up 0.4/3hrs

looking at EtA sat pm but stay tuned!


Wed Nov 4 0:26 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5knts
Run: 97.7nm (176.8km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 153nm
29 27s 177 25e
Weather: ESE 6knts, seas: SE 1m 5s, 10% clouds, 1019hPa -0.9hPa/3h

very calm sea, motorsailing, first night of wearing socks since quite a while...


Tue Nov 3 9:06 2015 NZDT
Speed: 6.5msknts
Run: 74.1nm (134.1km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 148.7nm
28 09S 178 03E
Weather: no wind from east, 1mse swell, 80%cc

thanks for relays Claudia!


Mon Nov 2 21:09 2015 NZDT
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 131.4nm (237.8km)
Avg: 10.5knts
24hr: 251.8nm
27 08s 178 26e
Weather: ESE 18knts some gusts, seas: S 2m 4s, 100% clouds, 1020.4hPa +1.4hPa/3h

under jib, 2nd reef main and 1st reef missen , spagetti-weather since it is not fun to cook in this motion -lol- all well


Mon Nov 2 8:37 2015 NZDT
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 63.4nm (114.8km)
Avg: 8.9knts
24hr: 212.6nm
25 50S 179 59E
Weather: 18E, 85%cc, 1mse swell

all well


Mon Nov 2 1:28 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5knts
Run: 137.9nm (249.6km)
Avg: 5.2knts
24hr: 125.5nm
25 16s 179 11e
Weather: ESE 15knts strong gusts rain squalls, seas: S 2m 4s, 100% clouds, 1019.2hPa -0.4hPa/3h

sporty night with constant changing of sails...


Sat Oct 31 23:06 2015 NZDT
Speed: 4knts
23 47s 179 21w
Weather: SW Wind 15knts decreasing but a bit gusty, 2m sea from SW, long and very organiced, few scatterd clouds, 1017.2hPa +1.2hPa/3h

peaceful night with easy sailing, all well on board


Sat Oct 31 22:58 2015 NZDT
Speed: 4knts
Run: 29.9nm (54.1km)
23 47s 179 21w
Weather: SW Wind 15knts decreasing but a bit gusty, 2m sea from SW, long and very organiced, few scatterd clouds, 1017.2hPa +1.2hPa/3h

peaceful night with easy sailing, all well on board


Thu Oct 29 16:45 2015 NZDT
Run: 34.3nm (62.1km)
Avg: 4.1knts
24hr: 98.4nm
23 39s 178 54w

anchoring in North Minerva Reef after a fine passage from Tonga. Good Bye Tropics!


Thu Oct 29 8:22 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 156.3nm (282.9km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 158.2nm
23 18.8S 178 30.2W
Weather: 10-12se, 80%cc, 1014.6 down 0.3 in 3 hrs, 1.5m seas

Betty Boop is behind. this position 30m to N Minerva


Wed Oct 28 8:40 2015 NZDT
Speed: 2.5knts
Run: 107nm (193.7km)
Avg: 4.4knts
24hr: 106.8nm
21 51.7S 176 37.5W
Weather: SE less than 10, 20%cc

Tue Oct 27 8:37 2015 NZDT
Run: 0.1nm (0.2km)
21 07.5126s 175 09.6931w
Weather: ight E, 40%cc, 1021

leaving for Minerva


Sat Oct 17 12:32 2015 NZDT
21 7.59412S 175 9.58447W

on anchor


Hi! We were in Antarctica and took some photos of the belle epoche there! Very badass to be sailing Antarctica!! We have great photos of your boat - send me your email and I will send them to you. Cheers! Ruth

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