Local Talent

Local Talent

Tue Nov 28 17:20 2017 NZDT
Run: 298.8nm (540.8km)
Avg: 3.6knts
24hr: 87.5nm
35 18.866s 174 7.326e

We are sitting in Opua! Great to be back in NZ!

Sat Nov 25 7:21 2017 NZDT
7 kts.
Run: 165.6nm (299.7km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 169.1nm
31 22S 176 14E
Weather: 18kt, SE, (gusts to 22kts) 100% cloud, Bar up 1023 , 2 meter swell,

S. Minerva to Opua. Flukey winds last night, on,off,on, but we are hallin'butt to the barn! Opua arrival late Sunday-early Monday! DAVID, what happened to the sunshine out here? Our tropical tan is fading! Enjoy your weekend! Dean and Gail

Fri Nov 24 7:51 2017 NZDT
6 kts.
Run: 172.4nm (312km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 171nm
29 10S 177 20E
Weather: 16kt, SE, (gusts to 23kts) 100% cloud, Bar up 1019 , 2 meter swell,

S. Minerva to Opua. Winds went down as predicted and backed so we can now steer direct to Opua. Heading to the barn! Aside from the overcast, a perfect sail. Looking to shake a reef out this morning. Patricia! Legacy wrote us yesterday and said Frank on Another Adventure was tied up next to them, still at the dock at Noumea! They appear to be drinking French wine and looking for a late departure! (Again!)

Thu Nov 23 7:39 2017 NZDT
6 kts.
Run: 157.6nm (285.3km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 158.6nm
27 00S 178 44E
Weather: 23kt, SSE, (down from last night's 27kts) 10% cloud, Bar up 1017 , 2 meter swell,

S. Minerva to Opua. Breezy night! Ended up with only a double reeled main. This morning, wind backed a few degrees and slightly dropped. Fine Day ahead! PATRICIA... Have you heard from Frank on Another Adventure? Did he report departing New Caledonia? Still there?

Wed Nov 22 7:48 2017 NZDT
5 kts. Motorsail
Run: 95nm (172km)
Avg: 3.9knts
24hr: 93.6nm
25 09S 179 47W
Weather: 08kt, S, 50% cloud, Bar 1014 up , less 1 meter swell,

S. Minerva to Opua. Motored all night, looking for wind today! Maybe this afternoon?

Tue Nov 21 7:27 2017 NZDT
0.0kts. South Minerva now!
23 55S 179 07W
Weather: 04kt, SW, 100% cloud, Bar 1013 up , less than 1 meter swell,

South Minerva, departing late this afternoon for Opua. 4 boats here. Gray sharks are getting a bit aggressive, even though the snorkeling on the reef between the figure 8 shape of the atoll, is beyond excellent! Magical place South Minerva, (in flat weather!) Hoping the wind will kick in tonight!

Mon Nov 20 7:30 2017 NZDT
0.0kts. South Minerva now!
Run: 23nm (41.6km)
23 55S 179 07W
Weather: 06kt, W, 30% cloud (Haze), Bar 1011 , less than 1 meter swell,

South Minerva, The best snorkeling ever! Amazing big fish, corral, lobsters, colorful clams! (Yes, a few sharks in deeper water!). Anchorage is a bit of a washing machine at high tide. (Flopper stopper required!) Well worth the stop.

Thinking of departing tomorrow? DAVID! How does a MONDAY 27th arrival in Opua look? We will be listening. Dean and Gail

Fri Nov 17 7:42 2017 NZDT
0.0kts. Minerva now!
23 39S 178 54W
Weather: 20ktN, E, 100% cloud, , 1-2 meter swell,

Minerva. Gusts hit 34 last night! Just snapped the anchor snubber, which prompted us to move over to smoother waters on the North side of the reef! When is this rain stopping?

Thu Nov 16 8:09 2017 NZDT
0.0kts. Minerva now!
23 39S 178 54W
Weather: 20ktNE, 100% cloud, RAIN! , Bar 1014, 1-2 meter swell,

Yesterday wind peaked about 34kts, rain. Last night wind peaked 29. Still raining! Nice anchorage here in Minerva, but we could do with some Sunshine! Hoping to depart this weekend? What do you think DAVID?

Mon Nov 13 7:45 2017 NZDT
0.0kts. Minerva now!
Run: 2.3nm (4.2km)
23 39S 178 54W
Weather: 16ktN, E, 75% cloud, , Bar 1014 up, 1-2 meter swell,

Minerva, Snorkeled the pass. Got out of the dingy. Saw a 3 meter Tiger shark. Got back in the dingy! Hanging here enjoying the protection of the reef with 6 other boats, waiting for Lows to disappear around N.NZ. Dean and Gail.

Sat Nov 11 7:48 2017 NZDT
0.0kts. Minerva now!
Run: 8.7nm (15.7km)
23 37S 178 54W
Weather: 15-20ktN, 10% cloud, , Bar 1008 down, 1-2 meter swell,

DAVID, you were spot on for your weather last night for Minerva. Wind Peaked at 32kts with rain and lightning. 13 boats remain at Minerva, after 6 departed yesterday heading west for a day or two, then turning hard south to NZ under the guidance of Bob McDavit. Went to a weather meeting before, aboard "Sky Blue Eyes," to discuss, but they and others were focused to depart south? Did not look good to me with at least 2-3 days of head winds followed by a major Low on your tail before arriving in NZ? (Hope they arrive save before Friday the 17th) Also, Sending a good wish to Astarte today as they battle the big winds arriving in NZ. Dean and Gail.

Thu Nov 9 7:39 2017 NZDT
5.0kts. Arriving Minerva now!
Run: 160.7nm (290.9km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 160.4nm
23 31S 178 49W
Weather: 08ktSE, 10% cloud, , Bar 1015, 1-2 meter swell,

Fine day to be arriving today in N. Minerva. Looking forward to some diving. DAVID? We will ask again tomorrow (Since you are off Sat. and Sun.) Should we depart Minerva Sunday or Monday for Opua?!!! Would we get hit by High winds approaching Opua the weekend of the 17th, 18th? (Or sit in Minerva till the next High on 21st/22nd?). Many thanks! Looking forward to meeting you both this year! Dean and Gail.

Wed Nov 8 7:36 2017 NZDT
5.5kts. 148 miles to go to Minerva
Run: 123.1nm (222.8km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 152.5nm
22 06S 176 49W
Weather: 20ktSE, 15% cloud, , Bar steady 1016, 1-2 meter swell,

Question? DAVID? When should we depart Minerva for Opua?!!! Gail and Dean departed yesterday from Tonga to Minerva. We will arrive Minerva tomorrow AM. (Thurs-9th).

Tue Nov 7 12:14 2017 NZDT
Run: 1.8nm (3.3km)
21 7.655s 175 12.655w
Weather: 12 knots E. Some sun and rain!

Departed Nukalofa Tonga at noon today. Heading to Minerva Reef. We should arrive Minerva on Thursday.

DAVID, our big question is how long (if at all?!) do we stay there? Seem to be something developing from the north side n about a week? We will be listening in the morning. Thanks!

Mon Nov 6 8:02 2017 NZDT
Run: 1.5nm (2.7km)
21 7.834s 175 11.033w
Weather: Lite clouds, 15kt from the East

Local Talent departing Nukalofa Tonga, tomorrow (Tuesday) for Minerva. We will hang in Minerva until DAVID recommends all clear for a departure from Minerva to Opua. (Which we assume will be about the 15th?). I know there must be at least 10 plus boats currently hovering in Minerva, I'm sure all will be interested about when to depart from there. Thanks!

Sat Nov 4 7:48 2017 NZDT
21 7.551s 175 9.670w
Weather: Sunny and 12 knots From the E

Saturday, Nukalofa, Tonga. About 8 of the 20 boats have departed. We are hanging hoping for better conditions for a stop in Minerva followed by a good ride to New Zealand. Awaiting David's long term forecast with anticipation! Dean and Gail.

Tue Oct 31 8:09 2017 NZDT
Run: 159.7nm (289.1km)
21 7.547s 175 9.683w
Weather: 15-20kts, cloudy, some rain

Hanging at Big Mama's, Nukalofa, Tonga with about 20 boats waiting for passage to Opua. Thinking of departing Saturday to Minerva for a few days, and wait for the high to continue onto Opua.

Tue Oct 17 8:34 2017 NZDT
Run: 27.3nm (49.4km)
19 02S 174 07W
Weather: 20se

On passage from Vavauu to Hapaais

Tue Oct 10 15:56 2017 NZDT
Run: 5.4nm (9.8km)
18 39.455s 173 59.135w

Still hanging in Vava'u, Tonga... a month from now we will be well on our way to NZ!

Sat Sep 9 11:21 2017 NZST
No speeding
Run: 49.9nm (90.3km)
18 42S 173 55W
Weather: Well, cloudy with drizzle! But the sun will return!

Hanging in Tonga. Eating well and moving slow! Back to NZ in November!

Thu Jul 27 7:32 2017 NZST
Run: 31.5nm (57km)
19 21S 174 15W
Weather: 12SE

really nice sailing as they head north to Vavauu from Hapaais

Sat Jul 8 14:42 2017 NZST
Run: 709.2nm (1283.7km)
Avg: 2.6knts
24hr: 62.9nm
19 47.64985S 174 21.65543W
Weather: Major Rain!

We came to look for fresh vegetables, but its raging so much we are hiding on the boat. Gail is making Home made Pasta, and I'm doing nothing!

Tue Jun 27 8:03 2017 NZST
Run: 666.5nm (1206.4km)
20 30S 174 44E

anchored at Hakafesia reef

Looks like there was an oops with the longitude! That or they moved Kalifesia since we were there! ;-)
Fri May 26 5:09 2017 NZST
Run: 153.1nm (277.1km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 163.7nm
21 37S 175 00W
Weather: 16kt, 15% cloud, , Bar 1016 rising, 2 meter swell, short pants...(Finally!) water 82F

New Zealand to TONGA!!! Day 14. Friday, May 26 Tonga arrival today! EXCELLENT! No more reports until we sail elsewhere... Thanks! Dean and Gail

Thu May 25 6:42 2017 NZST
5-6kts. 160miles to go!
Run: 164.7nm (298.1km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 166.1nm
23 47S 174 30W
Weather: 20ktE, 15% cloud, , Bar 1014, 3-4 meter swell, (well spaced)

New Zealand to TONGA!!! Day 13. Looking like (tomorrow)Friday, May 26 Tonga arrival! Sunny today. Wind and waves have dropped from yesterday's / last night's wild ride. The waves deployed the inflatable man overboard pole attached to the rail, and we lost it to the sea! This boat needs a clean up... Maybe we do too?

Wed May 24 6:54 2017 NZST
5kts. 290 miles to go!
Run: 140.7nm (254.7km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 138.4nm
26 06S 173 53W
Weather: 20ktE, gusting 30, 100% Rain, , Bar 1016, 3-4 meter swell,

New Zealand to TONGA!!! Day 12. Still hoping for a Friday, May 26 arrival? Squally, raining, windy, shit conditions, but toasty dry inside of rolly Local Talent! Double reef main only. One time last night when it hit 35kts, I started the engine in reverse to slow the boat down because I didn't want to go outside and put a third reef in. It worked great! And the batteries got charged! Lots of water out here... both below and above. Gotta love sailing.

Tue May 23 6:30 2017 NZST
6.5kts. 394 miles to go!
Run: 157.8nm (285.6km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 159.8nm
26 55S 171 48W
Weather: 20ktSSE, 60% cloud, , Bar steady 1021, 3 meter swell,

New Zealand to TONGA!!! Day 11. We are hoping for a Friday, May 26 arrival at Big Mama's yacht club? (I think Tonga Is getting hit with 40kt. Winds today?) We are 3/4 days South, hoping for "no squash zone" before arrival. Lots of water out here...

Mon May 22 6:48 2017 NZST
Run: 327nm (591.9km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 163.3nm
27 36S 169 21W
Weather: 25ktS, 60% cloud, , Bar up 1021, 3 meter swell,

New Zealand to TONGA!!! Day 10. We changed course yesterday away from the Austral's due to this Nasty Low that would collide with us if we continued to Raivavae Island -We will wait another year and enjoy Tonga+! We've headed north, and will turn due West soon to stay below the big low (that might hit Tonga Tuesday - prior to our arrival?) We are hoping for a Saturday May 27 arrival at Big Mama's YC. We took the long road to Tonga! Excellent!

Sat May 20 6:45 2017 NZST
5kts motorsailing
Run: 124.9nm (226.1km)
Avg: 5.2knts
24hr: 124.1nm
32 18S 169 59W
Weather: 9ktW, Clear-10% cloud, , Bar 1016, 1 meter swell,

New Zealand to the Austral's - Raivavae Island (Hoping!) - Starting of Day 8! Still, 1295 miles to Ravavie Island! Last night mostly motor sailing in relative peaceful seas. Still thinking about how to avoid a large possible low developing between us and Austral Islands next week? Seems like we will head west (backwards!) at some point to circle below that approaching spinning ugliness for a couple of days, then proceed again east to Raivavae. What's a few more days at sea? Otherwise, all good. Some Sunshine!

Fri May 19 6:36 2017 NZST
Run: 170.6nm (308.8km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 168.1nm
33 16S 171 48W
Weather: 30-35kts N all night, now down to 20 W! clear-10% cloud, , Bar 1014, 3 meter swell,

New Zealand to the Austral's - Raivavae Island (Hoping!) - Starting of Day 7! Still, 1387 miles to Ravavie Island! Wind gusts hit 40 last night! We and boat are fine. (Uncomfortable, but not as bad as it might sound) Looking forward to sun today! Now thinking about how to avoid a large possible low developing between us and Austral Islands next week? Whoops!!!

Thu May 18 6:15 2017 NZST
Run: 148.3nm (268.4km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 149.5nm
32 50S 174 42W
Weather: clear-10% cloud, 20-kts from N+gusts, Bar 1023-falling, 2 meter swell,

New Zealand to the Austral's - Raivavae Island - Starting of Day 6! Still, 1521 miles to Ravavie Island! Winds arrived last night as expected, 25ksNE. Winds clocked to the north overnight so we are able to maintain our due east heading, hoping to stay just above 33S where the higher winds of this low are lurking. Not any leaks, lots of creaks in this old Talent! All good.

Wed May 17 6:27 2017 NZST
5kt motoring
Run: 125.3nm (226.8km)
Avg: 5knts
24hr: 120.8nm
32 45S 177 15W
Weather: 100% cloud, 3kts from NE, Bar 1026, 1 meter swell, Beginnings of dawn...

New Zealand to the Austral's - Starting of Day 5! (Day 3 of motoring!) 450miles off the east coast of New Zealand. Still, 1750 miles to Ravavie Island! Hoping for winds tonight... but not too much! Brief squall last night resulted in a few hours of sailing in the wrong direction. Motor's back on. Having crossed the dateline, switching our brains to Tahiti time zone. Banana Bread! Food's great! (Hoping to hear Gulf Harbor Radio this morning? Couldn't hear yesterday. Are we that far away!)

Tue May 16 5:33 2017 NZST
5kt motor
Run: 126.6nm (229.1km)
Avg: 5.7knts
24hr: 136.9nm
33 34S 179 11W
Weather: slight cloud haze, 4 from SSW, Bar 1026

New Zealand to the Austral's - Day 4! (Tuesday, day 2 of motoring?) 340 miles off the east coast of New Zealand. 1750 miles to Ravavie Island! Hoping for wind tonight!

Mon May 15 7:21 2017 NZST
5kt motor
Run: 3.7nm (6.7km)
34 21.95S 178 49.80E
Weather: 30%cloud, 4 from SSW, Bar 1025

New Zealand to the Austral's! Currently looking at a Monday of motoring, 220 miles off of the east coast of New Zealand.

Mon May 15 7:21 2017 NZST
5kt motoring
Run: 268.6nm (486.2km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 148.1nm
34 24.24S 178 47.10E
Weather: 30%cloud, 4kt from SSW, bar 1025, nice moon

New Zealand to the Austral's! 225 miles off of New Zealand, started motoring in rolling calm seas last night after sunset. Monday looks like a motor day! All well...

Sat May 13 11:48 2017 NZST
Run: 0.6nm (1.1km)
35 43.21474S 174 19.04961E

Departing NZ today for the Australs!

Tue May 2 4:13 2017 NZST
Run: 34.9nm (63.2km)
35 43.449s 174 19.597e

Waiting in Whangarei for a window East to the Austral's, then Tahiti...

Sun Mar 26 11:45 2017 NZDT
Run: 6479.6nm (11728.1km)
35 14.134S 174 10.040E

Currently lounging in the Bay of Islands. Thinking of departing NZ heading east for a three week voyage to the Astrals mid-April?

Is that Frank on Local Talent?? So glad u guys are still following your dreams!! Enjoy and happy winds. Love paula
Thu Apr 21 7:50 2016 NZST
Run: 6485.2nm (11738.2km)
37 59.41780N 122 34.81935W
Weather: It's always sunny in California!

I made to San Francisco on YIT! Nothing goes to weather like a 747!!!

California for the season! Local Talent on the hard in Whangarei!

After a great January-April 2016 summer sail in NZ - Mercury Island, Great Barrier, Poor Knights, etc. I'm spending this 2016 season hanging in California. I will be back to the boat in Whangarei in January of 2017, for another season in the islands. EXCELLENT!


Local Talent at Norsand's for 2016

What!? Local Talent missing for a season!? How can that be? What shall we do? Make do, I guess. Love to you and Sabine. Please come catch up with us next year in SE Asia. Bev & Robbie
Wed Nov 4 9:43 2015 NZDT
35 18.88467S 174 7.32494E
Weather: All weather is good on land!

It took a long time, just under 2 weeks in what should of been1200 miles and10 days... But hey! I had to avoid that storm blowin' around New Zealand's North Cape! So I diverted to Australia's Norfolk Island to sit it out for 24 hours. I had my 61st birthday solo in a flat, glassy, calm water in the middle of the Tasman Sea. Listened to a lot of music. Read some. Studied an enormous amount of weather charts about my situation. Didn't break anything. Forgot to dress up on Halloween like King Neptune? Cooked some good stuff. Motored maybe 4 - 24 hour days, sailed 8, anchored for 1. Had the wind peak at 39 knots. (Mostly 15-20 knots). Currently, I'm a few hours out from being greeted by the New Zealand customs. Now I'm looking forward reward to ordering food at a restaurant with cloth napkins. Overall, it was a good trip. But nothing sails to weather like a 747, so sometime in late November I'll head back to San Francisco for a couple of months, leaving the boat at the dock in Whangarei,

I miss this view already!
Wed Nov 4 9:43 2015 NZDT
Run: 11.3nm (20.5km)
35 18.88458S 174 7.32507E

Tue Nov 3 10:30 2015 NZDT
Run: 183.7nm (332.5km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 170nm
35 9.19968s 174 9.43404e

The epic journey is over. Enjoy a belated birthday dinner.

So glad you are in safe and sound, if later than you wished. Brad and Gloria
Mon Nov 2 8:34 2015 NZDT
Run: 397.9nm (720.2km)
Avg: 5.5knts
24hr: 132.7nm
32 37S 173 12E
Weather: 1024, 505cc, 7SE

too close for us to hear now. 155m to opua, eta tuesday afternoon after marathon ride from New Cal

Fri Oct 30 8:36 2015 NZDT
Run: 5nm (9.1km)
29 00S 167 59E
Weather: 2m seas, S21, 1013

eta Monday or tues - good timing

Thu Oct 29 8:21 2015 NZDT
Run: 129nm (233.5km)
Avg: 5.4knts
24hr: 130.6nm
28 56S 168 01E
Weather: 1010, 3-4m seas, 25 wind

anchoring at Norfolk for 24hrs

Wed Oct 28 8:38 2015 NZDT
Run: 135.3nm (244.9km)
Avg: 5.6knts
24hr: 135nm
27 36S 169 30E
Weather: 10SE, 1015

Tue Oct 27 8:35 2015 NZDT
Run: 431.7nm (781.4km)
Avg: 6knts
24hr: 144.8nm
26 12S 171 02E
Weather: 8 dont know direction

near Norfolk and hoping for NZ late Wed

Sat Oct 24 9:02 2015 NZDT
Run: 285.1nm (516km)
Avg: 4.6knts
24hr: 110.6nm
20 59S 174 47E
Weather: 10-12S

Wed Oct 21 19:11 2015 NZDT
Run: 1.2nm (2.2km)
17 40S 177 23E

Engineering Flowchart is working... Looks like I will be departing Fiji Thursday for Opua...

NZ again? But we're waiting for you in Oz! If your passage to Opua is half as nice as our passage just completed from Noumea to Newcastle, you'll be in fine shape and you'll reach NZ in no time! Fair winds and light to moderate following seas...
Tue Oct 20 23:27 2015 NZDT
Weather: It's dark outside! But they say the light is coming soon?

Hoping to depart Vuda Marina, Thursday? For Opua! (Just fixing a little transmission issue before departing!

Fri Aug 7 15:06 2015 NZST
Run: 174nm (314.9km)
17 41.04S 177 23.02E

Moved via Suva and the South side, to Vuda Marina. Hovering at the Marina, getting used to fine Bar Food and drinks. Following a few small repairs, the Yasawa's are up next!

Sat Jul 18 8:38 2015 NZST
Run: 74.5nm (134.8km)
16 56S 179 54E
Weather: The weather is always good in Paradise

Stuck at Paradise Resort! The weather window says we should depart, but it is to nice here with the hotel offerings for the Yachts! 4 Moorings and Happy Hour at the Bar! Recommended Highly!

4 moorings and Happy Hour at the Bar
Thu Jun 25 7:32 2015 NZST
Run: 191.6nm (346.8km)
17 24S 179 05W
Weather: 15-20SE, 20%cc

hove to waiting for good light to enter Vanua Balava, N Lau, Fiji

OK, you've been waiting ten days for good light. Time for an update!
Mon Jun 8 7:33 2015 NZST
Run: 162.4nm (293.9km)
19 0S 178 32E
Weather: 100%cc, 5NE down from 15

anchored in Fulaga

Wed Jun 3 0:00 2015 NZST
No position sent.

Departing Savusavu for Fulaga! Savusavu has been a great place to eat, drink and restock! Will return here after a tour of the Lau group. Departing Wednesday for a direct motorsail straight to Fulaga while the wind is light. Sabine is on board and ready for swimming and hiking.

Thu May 21 7:35 2015 NZST
Run: 175.1nm (316.9km)
Avg: 7.3knts
24hr: 174.5nm
16 46.670s 179 20.110e

all well and thanks to GHR for passage wx

Wed May 20 7:30 2015 NZST
Run: 168.6nm (305.2km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 168.8nm
19 15S 179 55E
Weather: SE16, 1017, 50%cc

all well and arriving tomorrow morning

Tue May 19 7:31 2015 NZST
Run: 147.3nm (266.6km)
21 33S 179 13W
Weather: S16

Sat May 16 7:35 2015 NZST
Run: 117.8nm (213.2km)
Avg: 4.9knts
24hr: 117.7nm
23 39.721S 178 54.59W
Weather: 10NW 50%cc

achored besode Blue Note and they confirm there IS a flashing llight at N Minerva

Minerva looks great, why can we see only Blue Node and Local Talent isn't shown ?
Fri May 15 7:34 2015 NZST
Run: 153nm (276.9km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 154.1nm
24 05S 179 17E
Weather: N5, 1018, 90%

10m form s Minerva and will be at N Minerva by dusk

Thu May 14 7:45 2015 NZST
Run: 155nm (280.6km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 154.5nm
26 14S 179 52E
Weather: NNE8, 1017

170m to N Minerva

what a cool website ! watching how you are approaching Minerva Reefs from rainy home..
Wed May 13 7:40 2015 NZST
Run: 185.1nm (335km)
Avg: 7.7knts
24hr: 184.7nm
28 20S 178 59E
Weather: 10S, 90%cc, water 74F

wind 20 at 4am, then 0, then went S

Tue May 12 7:36 2015 NZST
Run: 150.6nm (272.6km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 150.4nm
30 44S 177 37E
Weather: NNW12 just backed,

Minerva eta Friday

Mon May 11 7:34 2015 NZST
Run: 246.6nm (446.3km)
Avg: 5.2knts
24hr: 125.4nm
32 44S 176 36E
Weather: 1013, light winds

great radio signal

Sat May 9 8:23 2015 NZST
Run: 11.2nm (20.3km)
35 50.224S 174 28.125E

Departing Marsden Cove today heading to Minerva Reef, then Savusasu Fiji. Prepared for a few days of motoring at first, and then some wind. Hope to arrive Fiji around the 21st of May... We shall see!

Wed Apr 29 9:05 2015 NZST
Run: 10.2nm (18.5km)
35 43.41S 174 19.56E

Now hoping to depart Whangarei for Fiji, Sunday, May 10? The delay means I actually might polish the fiberglass cockpit? But, I'm sure I can develop another excuse to delay that project yet again!

Sun Apr 26 9:29 2015 NZST
35 49S 174 28E

Waiting in Whangarei for weather to sail to Fiji

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