Listowel Lady

Tue Aug 15 7:39 2017 NZST
GPS: 16 46.64S 179 19.75E
Run: 1251.2nm (2264.7km)
Weather: calm 95%cc Bar 1011.5 down 1.5 showers and rain overnight.

At anchor Savusavu. Off to labasa to the dentist .

Fri Dec 2 6:30 2016 NZDT
6.3 knots
GPS: 33 57S 172 57E
Run: 156.2nm (282.7km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 161.6nm
Weather: 7 knots SSW 1 m sea 30% cloud cover

After a cracker of a day we lost the wind at 19.00 NZ time and gained a knot of negative current. Wind coming back up this morning.

Thu Dec 1 7:18 2016 NZDT
GPS: 32 11S 171 16E
Run: 161.8nm (292.9km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 161.1nm
Weather: 6knots SE 1m sea 20% cloud cover

All well on board. One more big sleep til roast lamb!

Wed Nov 30 7:12 2016 NZDT
GPS: 30 07S 169 59E
Run: 161.5nm (292.3km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 159.8nm
Weather: 7.0 knots NNE 2 m sea NE 60% cloud cover

Raw water cooling pump has failed. Graeme will try to locate problem/ solution when he comes on watch at 21.00UTC. Will find out then whether engine functional or not.

Tue Nov 29 6:57 2016 NZDT
GPS: 28 07S 168 36E
Run: 112.9nm (204.3km)
Avg: 4.6knts
24hr: 111.3nm

2.5 knot negative current all night. Now very little current and hoping for the NE to kick in! All well on board.

Mon Nov 28 6:36 2016 NZDT
5.0 knots
GPS: 27 10S 167 06E
Run: 330.2nm (597.7km)
Weather: 3-5 knots SE 2.0m sea 40% cloud cover

hope to reach Opua Sunday evening December 3. I haven't put our position in as thought with GH closing on Nov 23 there was no point! All is well on board.

Wed Nov 16 7:39 2016 NZDT
4.0 knots
GPS: 22 36s 168 39e
Run: 118.1nm (213.8km)
Avg: 4.6knts
24hr: 110.1nm
Weather: SE 6 knots .3 NW 60% cloud

2 knot counter current all night and still with us!

Tue Nov 15 5:54 2016 NZDT
GPS: 23 39s 170 07e
Run: 159.9nm (289.4km)
Avg: 7.5knts
24hr: 180.1nm
Weather: 13 knots NNE .2 N scattered cloud 1012

beautiful night with large full moon lighting our way.

Cheers, Rebecca

Mon Nov 14 8:35 2016 NZDT
GPS: 24 43S 172 22E
Run: 4.3nm (7.8km)
Avg: 3.8knts
24hr: 90.2nm
Weather: 8-10NNE, swell 0.3NE, 10-15%cc

286 to isle de Pins

Mon Nov 14 7:27 2016 NZDT
4.7 knots
GPS: 24 44s 172 26e
Run: 126.2nm (228.4km)
Avg: 5.1knts
24hr: 122.6nm
Weather: 10 knots NNE .2 20% cloud 1013 bar

We made the decision to detour to New Caledonia. We are not fast enough to get into Noumea before the gale so although disappointed not to arrive with our mates we are relieved not to be stressing over each knot of speed and a looming deadline. David's opinions were very useful! Cheers, Rebecca

Sun Nov 13 6:45 2016 NZDT
GPS: 25 23s 174 19e
Run: 79.3nm (143.5km)
Avg: 3.3knts
24hr: 79.6nm
Weather: 6knots NW .2 meter swell SE 20% cloud

current of 1 knot against us through yesterday pm and last night. We can't get into Opua before the Gale. We have slowly motored west through the night and are waiting to see if we can come in behind the Gale . Otherwise we will peel off to New Caledonia and wait for more favorable conditions. Cheers, Rebecca

Update 2 hrs later at Gulf Harbour Radio net time, pos 25 24S and 174 10E, course 254T at 3.6. Wind S10, rel calm seas, 20%cc and 1013

Sat Nov 12 6:51 2016 NZDT
7.3 knots
GPS: 24 18s 174 44e
Run: 9239.5nm (16723.5km)
Avg: 381.8knts
24hr: 9163.1nm
Weather: 20 knots NW 1 Metre sea cloud 35%

do you see a gale hitting NZ Thursday late morning? Hope I got the full stops correctly this time. Thanks, Rebecca

Fri Nov 11 6:39 2016 NZDT
6.6 knots >
Run: 9590.8nm (17359.3km)
Avg: 437.5knts
24hr: 10500.5nm
Weather: 10knots ESE, .5m SE, 30% cloud >

All is well on board. Thanks, Rebecca

Fri Nov 11 6:30 2016 NZDT
6.6 knots
Weather: 10knots ESE, .5m SE, 30% cloud

Is this the correct format? All is well on board. Thanks, Rebecca

Thu Nov 10 8:43 2016 NZDT
GPS: 19 30S 179 51E
Run: 205.3nm (371.6km)
Avg: 4.4knts
24hr: 105.3nm
Weather: SE16-18, SE2m swell, 80%cc, 1013

Thu Nov 10 6:45 2016 NZDT
6.0 knots
Weather: 18knts SE, 1.5m SE, 80%

all well on board

Tue Nov 8 9:56 2016 NZDT
GPS: 17 41.324s 177 21.919e
Run: 1.5nm (2.7km)

Tue Nov 8 9:07 2016 NZDT
GPS: 17 40.8558s 177 23.1824e
Run: 0.4nm (0.7km)
Avg: 4.2knts
24hr: 101.3nm

leaving tomorrow

Tue Nov 8 9:02 2016 NZDT
GPS: 17 41.120s 177 22.923e

Clearing Vuda Point tomorrow, Wednesday 9th for Opua.

Not sure how we contact you when on passage. We will be using IridiumGo for any communications other than ssb in the mornings. The problem is we don't have your email address to send emails to.

Can you please let us know all relevant information to enable this.


Graeme & Rebecca

s/v Listowel Lady

Tue Nov 1 7:23 2016 NZDT
No position sent.

Leaving Vuda Point Fiji about noon today for Opua, NZ. Can send/ receive emails from

We'll radio our position on the morning net the tomorrow.


Rebecca and Graeme

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