24nm to go. Looks like they will make it as they have picked up time
about 200nm from Bay of islands, so 30hrs to go. noon Tuesday eta
good signal today
It has been interesting so far, very choppy with 2 - 3 meter waves with 1 -2 seconds between them in some sets. Very hard to pick a comfortable course. The wind started out more SSE and through the evening has backed to ESE. The wind speed has ranged from 28 true during the first few hours to a low of 9/10 a couple hours ago. We are running with a triple reefed main and double reefed genny- we wanted to be conservative over night given the forecast winds and the seas. Will likely put more genny out
Our plan is still to follow this course to around 22S between 174 and 175E, then turn more south.
Overall we are going a little bit slower than planned (6.0 actual vs 6.5 planned) so am a bit concerned that there will be sufficient time before the next low comes through.
we did get splashed over the weekend and will be leaving the marina today to test out the new saildrive. If all is working then we will start to look for the weather window to NZ- early indication is that there might be one this coming Fri/Sat
still on the hard, hope to be splashed today
waiting to splash tomorrow, we hope
still on hard at Vuda Marina so don't have a proper wind measurement
On the hard at Vuda Point Marina, hope to splash this coming Friday
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