Sat Oct 21 8:08 2017 NZDT
Weather: 10se,10%cc, bar 1011, water temp 27

Musket Cove. One more week, then into cyclone pit at Vuda.

Tue Oct 17 8:13 2017 NZDT
Weather: 13se, 30%cc, 1011 bar, water temp. 28.4

Thu Oct 12 7:06 2017 NZDT
Run: 0.2nm (0.4km)
Weather: 15se, 50%cc, bar 1012, water temp 28.5

Musket Cove. A bit more breeze this morning. Several Oysters left yesterday.

Fri Oct 6 8:30 2017 NZDT
Run: 0.2nm (0.4km)
Weather: 80%cc, 0wind, 1013

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BILL and many happy tropical returns

Wed Oct 4 7:16 2017 NZDT
Weather: 7sse, clear sky, bar 1018, water temp 27.1

Beautiful morning at Musket. Doesn't get much better than this!

Sat Sep 30 8:05 2017 NZDT
Run: 0.3nm (0.5km)
Weather: 7ese, clear skies, 1015 on the bar, 27deg. water temp.

Glorious morning at Musket Cove.

Thu Sep 21 6:21 2017 NZST
Weather: 5-10sse, 20%cc, bar 1015, water temp 26.9

Brisk sail on Toronui in the Around Malolo race yesterday.. Good day out, and the final prize giving dinner to finish the regatta. A real fun week.

Wed Sep 20 7:17 2017 NZST
Weather: 15sse, 60%cc, bar 1015

Musket Cove. Last day of regatta

Mon Sep 18 6:55 2017 NZST
Weather: Calm, 20%cc, 1015 bar, 27.6 water temp.

On the dock, Musket Cove. Regatta week. Good fun so far.

Mon Sep 11 7:13 2017 NZST
Weather: Calm, 60%cc, bar1014

Musket Cove. Storm to our w. Last night, but distant. Some rain overnight.

Sun Sep 10 8:26 2017 NZST
Run: 12.4nm (22.4km)
Weather: 11ne, 100%cc, bar 1014, water temp 27

Back at Musket. Lovely family time yesterday. Jeff & Jakki gone out to the surf today on my friends, Bruce & Lyn's boat.

Sat Sep 9 7:17 2017 NZST
Run: 12.6nm (22.8km)
Weather: 3e, 40% light cloud, bar 1015

Port Denarau so Kiwi and Aussie cousins can catch up, after many years

Wed Sep 6 7:14 2017 NZST
Run: 14.4nm (26.1km)
Weather: 4sse, 85%cc, bar 1015, water temp 26.8

Back at Musket Cove with surfing and kiting nephew. No swell, no wind!

Mon Sep 4 7:08 2017 NZST
Run: 9471.3nm (17143.1km)
Avg: 98.5knts
24hr: 2363.5nm
Weather: Light se, clear, bar 1014

Vuda marina. Next guests arrive today.

Thu Aug 31 6:58 2017 NZST
Run: 9459.9nm (17122.4km)
Avg: 196.2knts
24hr: 4710nm
Weather: E5, 70%cc, bar 1012, water temp 27.5

Still enjoying the company at Musket Cove.

Tue Aug 29 6:45 2017 NZST
Weather: Calm, 5%cc, 1013 bar,

Beautiful morning at Musket!

Sat Aug 26 7:11 2017 NZST
Weather: Calm, 50%cc, 1014otb, 26.4 water temp.

Musket Cove. Can hear the surf this morning - some heading out to the reef already.

HI Bill CU in about 10 days we are in Ovalau doing the glasses thing Cheers
Thu Aug 24 6:55 2017 NZST
Weather: 5sse, 90%cc, bar 1014, water temp 26

Tue Aug 22 7:33 2017 NZST
Run: 1.2nm (2.2km)
Weather: 15-20se, 40%cc, 1014 bar.

M.C. Good company. Breezy yesterday evening - 20ish, sse.

Mon Aug 21 6:44 2017 NZST
Run: 1.2nm (2.2km)
Avg: 26.7knts
24hr: 640nm
Weather: 5ese, 100%cc & light rain, bar 1012

Musket Cove

Mon Aug 21 6:42 2017 NZST

Musket Cove

Fri Aug 18 7:10 2017 NZST
Weather: 6ese, 5%cc, 1016 bar

Musket Cove

Wed Aug 16 7:15 2017 NZST
Weather: Up to 40ne at 2am, now 0ese!, 100%cc, bar 1011


Tue Aug 15 7:01 2017 NZST
Weather: 10ne, 100%cc, 1012 on the bar.

Musket Cove

Mon Aug 14 6:43 2017 NZST
Weather: 5ese, 70%cc, bar 1015

Musket cove.

Sat Aug 12 7:18 2017 NZST
Run: 14.4nm (26.1km)
Weather: 10 - 12se, 20%cc, 1017bar

Back at Musket

Thu Aug 10 7:11 2017 NZST
Run: 14.5nm (26.2km)
Weather: Calm in here, 5%cc, bar 1017

Back in Vuda Marina for my next guest.

Tue Aug 8 7:33 2017 NZST
Run: 1.2nm (2.2km)
Weather: 10SE, 1018, 30%cc

Muscal sounds good

Mon Aug 7 7:07 2017 NZST
Run: 1.2nm (2.2km)
Weather: 10se, 35%cc, bar1017

Musket Cove

Wed Aug 2 7:33 2017 NZST
Run: 0.9nm (1.6km)
Weather: 5SE, less than 10%cc, 1017

we/GHRadio wish we were in Muscat as it sounds a great day

Tue Aug 1 7:16 2017 NZST
Run: 0.9nm (1.6km)
Weather: 12SE, 10%cc, bar 1017

Musket Cove

Mon Jul 31 7:34 2017 NZST
Run: 0.8nm (1.4km)
Weather: 1018, clear and calm after rain in the weekend

Sun Jul 30 7:00 2017 NZST
Run: 1nm (1.8km)
Weather: Bar 5, 100%cc, bar 1017.5, light rain since 6pm last night. The locals would love to see REAL rain!

Musket Cove.

Fri Jul 28 7:04 2017 NZST
Weather: 6SE, 70%cc, bar 1016

Musket Cove

Mon Jul 24 7:16 2017 NZST
Run: 0.3nm (0.5km)
Weather: 10-15SE, 50%cc, 1014 on the bar

Musket Cove

Thu Jul 20 7:02 2017 NZST
Weather: 0 wind, 30%cc. 1014 bar.

Still at Musket Cove.

Hey Bill - hope the weather is better up there than down here!
Mon Jul 17 7:10 2017 NZST
Weather: 10-15E, 50%cc, 1016 on the bar

Musket Cove

Sat Jul 15 6:59 2017 NZST
Run: 58.3nm (105.5km)
Weather: 100% cloud cover, 20SE, bar 1015. Looks like rain to the south

Back in Musket Cove. Quite breezy, and positively cold for Fiji!

Wed Jul 12 11:49 2017 NZST
Run: 9.3nm (16.8km)
Weather: Wind 7SE, cloud 15%, barometer 1014

Back in the beautiful Blue Lagoon

Tue Jul 11 8:08 2017 NZST
Run: 66.1nm (119.6km)
Weather: 20%cc, 10-15se

came up to northern yasawas yesterday.

Hi Bill, good to see you moving around, we are back onboard tomorrow night , talk soon perhaps prior to Far North Radio, warm Regards Doug & Sandra
Fri Jun 23 7:17 2017 NZST
Run: 14.3nm (25.9km)

Lovely at Musket Cove.

Sun Jun 18 6:38 2017 NZST
Run: 14.3nm (25.9km)

Back in Vuda. Crew and guest flew home yesterday, so clean up time.

Thu Jun 15 7:18 2017 NZST
Run: 58.3nm (105.5km)

Back at Musket Cove after two days of looking unsuccessfully for manta rays.

Sat Jun 10 7:05 2017 NZST
Run: 58.4nm (105.7km)

Lovely Blue Lagoon.

Tue Jun 6 7:37 2017 NZST
Run: 0.7nm (1.3km)
Weather: 8SE, 100%cc, 1012

Heading to Vuda today for crew

Sun Jun 4 13:11 2017 NZST
Run: 0.6nm (1.1km)
Avg: 26.3knts
24hr: 632.2nm

Enjoying Musket Cove again. Bit damp just now, but not dampening our spirits.

Sun Jun 4 13:10 2017 NZST
Run: 14.3nm (25.9km)

Wed May 31 7:32 2017 NZST
Run: 204.6nm (370.3km)
Avg: 8.6knts
24hr: 205.6nm
Weather: 20Se but got up to 30 last night

actually 3m from the pass.

Tue May 30 7:40 2017 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 160.8nm (291km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 160nm
Weather: 10-12SE, 1m e swell

170 to Navula Pass. Will have light conditions so Arabs will be happy

Mon May 29 7:32 2017 NZST
Speed: 5.5mknts
Run: 113.9nm (206.2km)
Weather: 80%cc, var E, 0.5m swell

on their way from N Minerva.

Sat May 27 7:35 2017 NZST
Weather: sct 30%cc, 15NE,

sloppy at high tide at the moment

Fri May 26 7:35 2017 NZST
Run: 52nm (94.1km)
Weather: 1' swell, 60-70%cc, NE20

anchored with 11 boats in N Minerva

Thu May 25 7:32 2017 NZST
Speed: 6.2knts
Run: 188.7nm (341.5km)
Avg: 7.9knts
24hr: 188.5nm
Weather: ene20, 40%cc, E2m swell

less than 50nm to N Minerva. Looking forward to flat seas!

Hi Guys - hope its not to rough out there. Looks like your making good progress to Minerva. xxx
Wed May 24 7:31 2017 NZST
Speed: 6.6knts
Run: 184.4nm (333.8km)
Avg: 7.7knts
24hr: 184.8nm
Weather: E20, E swell 2m,

all well on board

Evening guys, Looks like you are making good head way. Stay safe. xx
Tue May 23 7:34 2017 NZST
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 484.3nm (876.6km)
Avg: 5.5knts
24hr: 131.8nm
Weather: 20E, 1028, 80%CC

All Ok and just in front of Fusio so have company.

Fri May 19 15:23 2017 NZST
Run: 96.6nm (174.8km)

Opua Marina. Waiting for wx to sort itself.

Hi Bill , we are also waiting on weather in the Town Basin, , we were planning a departure this weekend but have now deferred for another week , we admire what you are doing , safe sailing mate , Regard Doug & Sandra
Sat May 13 9:35 2017 NZST
Run: 98.7nm (178.6km)

Plan to get to BOI Tuesday. Then Fiji later in week all being equal.

Thu Jan 21 15:27 2016 NZDT
Run: 30.1nm (54.5km)

Nearly ready to start the trek south. Had good time with family and friends

Wed Jan 6 15:30 2016 NZDT
Run: 2.1nm (3.8km)
Avg: 26.7knts
24hr: 641.1nm

Wed Jan 6 15:26 2016 NZDT
Run: 29.2nm (52.9km)

Been in Whangaroa for couple of days now. We still patchy.good motor-sail up on Monday. NE swell 1.5 metres.

Fri Jan 1 11:46 2016 NZDT
Run: 99.8nm (180.6km)

Lovely Opunga cove in beautiful (?) sub tropical low pressure

Good to see you are out on Liberation! Hope the bay is sheltered in this storm. Happy new year - and looking forward to catching up soon. Love Paul & Kathy.
Mon Feb 9 17:02 2015 NZDT
Run: 23.5nm (42.5km)

Back home after a lovely 9 days with good company. Hazel is managing quite well after her surgery, but still has to pace herself.

Wed Feb 4 18:50 2015 NZDT
Run: 126.1nm (228.2km)

Had a couple of lovely days with Tuuletar, and now have Ivory Quays anchored near us. Lovely wine shop here in Man O' War Bay, Waiheke.

Mon Oct 20 8:30 2014 NZDT
Run: 201.1nm (364km)
Avg: 4.2knts
24hr: 100.6nm

approaching Bon Accord thismorning and arrived Opua 3pm yesterday. Stopping for breakfast!

Sat Oct 18 8:32 2014 NZDT
Speed: 6.0knts
Run: 166.2nm (300.8km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 166.5nm
Weather: NNE15, 40%cc

have motored some but now sailing

Fri Oct 17 8:34 2014 NZDT
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 185.5nm (335.8km)
Avg: 7.7knts
24hr: 185.7nm
Weather: NE15, 100%cc, 1029, overnight had ENE 15-20 so good progress

Eta Sunday pm

Thu Oct 16 8:36 2014 NZDT
Speed: 6.8knts
Run: 186.2nm (337km)
Avg: 7.6knts
24hr: 181.4nm
Weather: 24ENE 90%cc 2m swell 1027

enjoying the wind direction

Wed Oct 15 7:58 2014 NZDT
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 166nm (300.5km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 170.3nm
Weather: E20 50%cc

are lookig forward to sailing a direct line. Eta Sun/Mon

Tue Oct 14 8:34 2014 NZDT
Speed: 6.2knts
Run: 141.2nm (255.6km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 138.5nm
Weather: 15SSE 100%cc 1.5m SE swell

might wait out the front before arrival

Mon Oct 13 8:06 2014 NZDT
Speed: 5knts
Run: 210.2nm (380.5km)
Avg: 4.8knts
24hr: 115.6nm
Weather: SSW12 35%

ALL ARE WELL and enjoying trip

Sat Oct 11 12:28 2014 NZDT
Run: 4.3nm (7.8km)

Cleared Customs and under way.

Thu Oct 9 10:05 2014 NZDT
No position sent.

In Vuda Marina waiting for crew to arrive and Hazel to depart tomorrow

Thu Oct 2 7:09 2014 NZDT
Run: 13.6nm (24.6km)

Back in Vuda Marina, preparing to head South after a great season in Fiji. Crew arrive 10/10, so not long now.

Fri Aug 29 20:49 2014 NZST
Run: 16.1nm (29.1km)

Arrived at Musket Cove after a great season cruising Fiji. Now time to chill out with walks ashore, snorkelling, and enjoying the fun and games of Regatta Week.

Mon Aug 25 8:12 2014 NZST
Run: 54.3nm (98.3km)

Saweni Bay, heading in to Vuda Marina. Great time in Yasawas, especially Blue Lagoon, and looking at manta rays.

Sat Aug 23 7:32 2014 NZST
No position sent.
Weather: 10 ese and 20% hi cloud

Drawaqa in sw yasawas Fiji

Fri Aug 15 7:40 2014 NZST
Run: 36.8nm (66.6km)
Weather: SE 10 and lovely

Sawa-i-lau in N Yasawas

Thu Aug 14 7:33 2014 NZST
No position sent.
Weather: 8 ESE, 40%cl

hdg to Yasawas

Wed Aug 13 7:32 2014 NZST
Run: 142nm (257km)
Weather: SE15 50%

heading to Yasawas tomorrow

Thu Aug 7 7:32 2014 NZST
No position sent.
Weather: 90% cloud light SE with a few gusts

enjoying Makogi

Mon Jul 28 7:35 2014 NZST
No position sent.


Mon Jun 16 7:32 2014 NZST
Run: 18nm (32.6km)
Weather: 50-70% cloud but calm at 8kts

moved to Namalata Bay which is the main centre for Kadavu and so will go shopping

Thu Jun 12 7:51 2014 NZST
Run: 68nm (123.1km)

moved 7nm west to Kavala - a deep bay on Kadavu main island

Mon Jun 9 7:32 2014 NZST
No position sent.
Weather: E20 stronger outside 40%cl

Ono Kadavu

Thu Jun 5 7:32 2014 NZST
No position sent.
Weather: se10, 95%CLOUD

had a great day in the water yesterday

Sat May 31 7:35 2014 NZST
Run: 42.2nm (76.4km)
Weather: 15-20e, 85%cl

very strong winds yesterday on trip south - e20-30 thru pass. Now at Ono i Lau

Thu May 29 7:46 2014 NZST
No position sent.

leaving Suva for kadavu

Wed May 7 7:29 2014 NZST
Run: 97.6nm (176.7km)
Avg: 5.4knts
24hr: 130.3nm
Weather: SE10 sunny

30miles from Suva

Tue May 6 13:30 2014 NZST
Run: 60.4nm (109.3km)
Avg: 10knts
24hr: 239.3nm

Home crew. Hazel.

Tue May 6 7:27 2014 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 152.7nm (276.4km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 153nm
Weather: 10-12 S g20, 95%cloud

Water temp is 26C Hazel!

Mon May 5 7:30 2014 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 259.3nm (469.3km)
Avg: 7.6knts
24hr: 183.6nm
Weather: s14=16 85% cl

good sailing, 300nm to Suva

Sat May 3 21:36 2014 NZST
Speed: 6.2knts
Run: 87nm (157.5km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 155.5nm
Weather: Wind12k E.S.E.

Not motoring All well.

Sat May 3 8:11 2014 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 150.9nm (273.1km)
Avg: 8.1knts
24hr: 193.8nm
Weather: e 6-8 95%cloud

Hazel could have done this trip!

Fri May 2 13:30 2014 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 53nm (95.9km)
Avg: 2.7knts
24hr: 65.6nm
Weather: No wind


Thu May 1 18:06 2014 NZST
Run: 225.2nm (407.6km)
Avg: 7.2knts
24hr: 172.9nm
Weather: wind S.s.e. @ 12knts

Boys Very happy with no motor and good progress .

Wed Apr 30 10:51 2014 NZST
Run: 125.4nm (227km)
Avg: 5.6knts
24hr: 133.5nm
Weather: 10knts WNW nice conditions

Nice conditions but would like more breeze.

Tue Apr 29 12:19 2014 NZST

Left Opua

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