Thu Sep 27 7:32 2018 NZST
Run: 2580.7nm (4671.1km)
24 19S 173 50E
Weather: 12-15SSE, 1020, clearing

good radio signal and all is well

Sun Apr 22 16:57 2018 NZST
Run: 2.1nm (3.8km)
9 56.2164S 139 6.7164W

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Great to here from you guys, really great you are finishing your cicumnavigation together. Look forward in catching up when you get back
Wed Apr 4 7:03 2018 NZST
Run: 219.8nm (397.8km)
Avg: 9.1knts
24hr: 218.9nm
6 26.25S 105 14.7168W

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Looks like excellent progress. Getting cold here Saldanha Bay SA. Time to head north on the big Bird for five months.
Mon Mar 26 6:00 2018 NZDT
Run: 127.7nm (231.1km)
Avg: 5.3knts
24hr: 126.9nm
1 52.2834N 84 53.6502W

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Hello Michael, I'm Manuel in Rangiroa. David and Tracy told us about your trip. I see you left Panama. We're waiting for you here. Bon voyage. Manuel and Colette
Fri Mar 2 5:54 2018 NZDT
Run: 136.5nm (247.1km)
Avg: 5.7knts
24hr: 136.8nm
9 27.3N 79 49.65W

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Good to see you have made landfall after a long trip. Hope all well onboard and enjoy Panama. Looking forward to your blog. No Carribean ports? Just come off a 12 nite cruise Ossie Hobart and NZ. Best one yet Cheers Dave
Mon Feb 5 23:54 2018 NZDT
Run: 71.3nm (129.1km)
Avg: 3.8knts
24hr: 90.8nm
11 59.5668N 61 45.7836W

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Hi Mike we are running a boat here in st lucia and will be spending the next 6 weeks between here and grenada, 92ft ted fontaine sloop called first light, hopefully we cross paths, will keep an eye out for you and hopefully catch up. matt and kate
Sat Feb 3 4:54 2018 NZDT
Run: 225.7nm (408.5km)
Avg: 9.4knts
24hr: 226.2nm
9 24.6666N 55 32.5836W

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Fri Jan 26 2:51 2018 NZDT
Run: 210.4nm (380.8km)
Avg: 8.8knts
24hr: 211.3nm
1 49.6836N 33 35.2668W

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Impressive average speed! We are sailing to Cape Town on Sunday morning and plan to clear out and leave on Monday morning. Hope to catch up with you somewhere in the Caribbean or Pacific!
Thu Jan 25 2:57 2018 NZDT
Run: 88nm (159.3km)
Avg: 3.7knts
24hr: 87.8nm
0 29.2332S 31 36.6168W

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Wow!! You are so close!!! Well done... How exciting. South America!!!!
Thu Jan 18 2:57 2018 NZDT
Run: 185.9nm (336.5km)
Avg: 7.7knts
24hr: 185.9nm
9 48.3834S 20 40.35W

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Mon Jan 15 0:57 2018 NZDT
Run: 0.2nm (0.4km)
12 58.0668S 12 36.5334W

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Go Lusi!!!!!! Safe sailing across that big ocean..... What an adventure you are having. Much love from all of us xxxxxx
Sat Jan 13 0:54 2018 NZDT
Run: 135.9nm (246km)
15 12.5664S 7 37.6002W

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Safe sailing! We'll try to make contact on the SSB radio tonight.
Tue Jan 2 3:36 2018 NZDT
Run: 25nm (45.3km)
Avg: 5.4knts
24hr: 130.4nm
15 55.4664S 5 43.5336W

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Good to see you guys are safely in St Helena!

Glad to see you two have arrived at St Helena!! Hope my Brother will arrive soon too!! And glad to see that zig zagging got straighten out!!
Fri Dec 29 22:54 2017 NZDT
Run: 156.1nm (282.5km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 156.1nm
19 16.05S 0 29.1834W

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Sun Dec 24 22:57 2017 NZDT
Run: 217nm (392.8km)
Avg: 9.1knts
24hr: 217.5nm
24 22.2S 11 22.9002E

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Sat Dec 23 23:00 2017 NZDT
Run: 62.4nm (112.9km)
26 8.9502S 14 14.5668E

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A big merry Christmas to you both, Happy and safe sailing
Tue Oct 31 23:00 2017 NZDT
Run: 234.8nm (425km)
Avg: 10.1knts
24hr: 241.3nm
31 51.4164S 29 51.6E

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Sue & I are loving riding the Algulas current! - clear blue skies too.
Sat Aug 5 20:51 2017 NZST
Run: 20.5nm (37.1km)
14 57.3168S 50 31.2E

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Congratulations for a successful passage!
Thu Jul 27 19:51 2017 NZST
Run: 16.5nm (29.9km)
20 49.0998S 55 3.0168E

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Almost there!!! Safe sailing and having a wonderful time in Madagascar. Lots of love from all of us xxxx
Thu Jun 22 19:51 2017 NZST
Run: 204nm (369.2km)
19 45.9168S 60 17.1498E

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your trucking Mike,must be really happy with boats performance
Fri May 26 18:57 2017 NZST
Run: 195.9nm (354.6km)
Avg: 8.2knts
24hr: 196.3nm
18 15.5502S 69 9.1164E

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Thu May 18 16:54 2017 NZST
Run: 191.9nm (347.3km)
Avg: 8knts
24hr: 192.3nm
12 48.9S 93 57.5502E

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Happy Sailing
Mon May 8 17:00 2017 NZST
Run: 178.8nm (323.6km)
Avg: 7.3knts
24hr: 175.9nm
9 39.9336S 98 9.4164E

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Hey team Hope your passage is going well. Gemma and I have booked our flights for the 22nd of August. Which is when we leave NZ. Look forward to seeing you Regards Bill & Gemma
Sat Apr 29 13:48 2017 NZST
Run: 85.1nm (154km)
Avg: 4.1knts
24hr: 97.5nm
5 37.6668N 95 10.4664E

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Sun Apr 2 21:54 2017 NZST
Run: 65.6nm (118.7km)
8 39.9168N 97 38.5836E

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good to see your progress, look forward to your blog
Sun Dec 4 18:57 2016 NZDT
Run: 75.6nm (136.8km)
6 17.7498N 99 41.8836E

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Hi guys - Hoping all is well with you both & have a super merry xmas on your travels. Roy & Sue
Tue Oct 4 16:45 2016 NZDT
2 33.15S 107 39.6834E

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Sat Sep 3 19:21 2016 NZST
Run: 162.7nm (294.5km)
8 16.6332S 117 30.3666E

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Hi Mike and Sue, you seem to be plodding on ok. we r off to Samoa in a few days, get some heat. Cheers dave
Mon Jul 11 12:00 2016 NZST
Run: 156nm (282.4km)
9 27.95645S 147 9.21028E

Leaving Port Moresby Wednesday morning, bound Torres Strait, then Tual, Indonesia

Fri Jul 1 7:32 2016 NZST
Run: 180.4nm (326.5km)
Avg: 7.6knts
24hr: 181.5nm
10 58S 148 52E
Weather: 15SE

slowed down overnight to arrive tomorrow morning.

HI guys glad you a safe and well. You were missed at the party last night

Awesome to know you are've done so well. All the best for us when you can
Thu Jun 30 7:40 2016 NZST
Run: 203.3nm (368km)
Avg: 8.4knts
24hr: 202nm
11 43S 151 25E
Weather: 15SE

All good on board and amazingly good trade wind sailing.

Wed Jun 29 7:31 2016 NZST
Run: 210.5nm (381km)
Avg: 8.8knts
24hr: 210.6nm
12 05S 154 24E
Weather: 20SE, 1012

estimating Port Moresby on Saturday. really great progress

Tue Jun 28 7:32 2016 NZST
Run: 173.4nm (313.9km)
12 24S 157 30E
Weather: 18ese, 1010, clear skies

Heard Mike well this morning and all is well, great progress.

Mon Jun 27 7:51 2016 NZST
No position sent.

Still anchored but leaving today to continue

Sat Jun 25 9:13 2016 NZST
Run: 67.2nm (121.6km)
Avg: 3.2knts
24hr: 76.3nm
12 18S 160 04E
Weather: 12e, cloudy, 1008

At anchor again, this is a nice westward ho by the sound of it. Not sure what the name of the reef is as Mike was not very clear this morning.. Thanks to Sofia for the relay. And later from David George we get "

They have stopped for a day or so at a reef south of Rennell Island 12.18 S
160.04E. Nice to have a break. 800 NM to Port Moresby.

Fri Jun 24 12:05 2016 NZST
Run: 185.9nm (336.5km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 156.2nm
12 32S 161 02E
Weather: 18SE

good conditions for good progress

Thu Jun 23 7:31 2016 NZST
Run: 172.4nm (312km)
Avg: 7.3knts
24hr: 176nm
12 23S 163 47E
Weather: 20ESE, 100%cc, 1008

Great progress. Wind will lighten a bit in a couple of days.

Wed Jun 22 8:00 2016 NZST
Run: 397.4nm (719.3km)
Avg: 4.1knts
24hr: 99.2nm
12 32S 166 20E
Weather: 15SE, 1007

Heading west again and a good radio signal this morning

Sat Jun 18 7:53 2016 NZST
Run: 163nm (295km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 164.2nm
14 10S 172 00E
Weather: 18SSE

thanks to Astarte for relay as GHRadio cannot copy them

Fri Jun 17 8:04 2016 NZST
Run: 103.2nm (186.8km)
Avg: 4.6knts
24hr: 109.2nm
15 40S 173 53E
Weather: 1010 7SE

Thu Jun 16 9:24 2016 NZST
Run: 87nm (157.5km)
Avg: 3.7knts
24hr: 87.8nm
16 47S 174 55E
Weather: S6

on route from Fiji to Port Moresby

Wed Jun 15 9:37 2016 NZST
Run: 122.7nm (222.1km)
17 30S 176 00E

left Fiji on route to Tikopia and on then to PNG

Tue May 24 7:52 2016 NZST
Run: 162.2nm (293.6km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 160.3nm
19 0S 177 0E

65nm from Navula passage so in tonight

Mon May 23 7:35 2016 NZST
Run: 269.8nm (488.3km)
Avg: 5.6knts
24hr: 134.8nm
21 18S 176 30E
Weather: WSW8, long swell, 1011

all good

Sat May 21 7:33 2016 NZST
Run: 94.1nm (170.3km)
Avg: 3.9knts
24hr: 94.1nm
25 12S 176 40E
Weather: N10, 100%cc, 1011

good radio signal from Mike. All well

Hi You two, safe and happy travels on your next adventure. Sorry didn't catch up before you left our shores. Cheers Karen & Fred
Fri May 20 7:33 2016 NZST
Run: 120.2nm (217.6km)
Avg: 5knts
24hr: 120nm
26 31S 176 17E
Weather: w 2-5, clear

good conditions for a power boat!

Thu May 19 7:30 2016 NZST
Run: 164.1nm (297km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 164.3nm
28 10S 175 40E
Weather: wsw5, clear skies, 1016

all well

Wed May 18 7:32 2016 NZST
Run: 225.9nm (408.9km)
30 32S 175 27E
Weather: 9SW, 25%,

 Thanks for the relay Ann on Sofia

Mon Nov 2 9:04 2015 NZDT
Run: 458nm (829km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 152.4nm
33 40S 174 21E
Weather: calm

via telecom from Maritime. eta midnight tonight

Fri Oct 30 8:55 2015 NZDT
Run: 170.6nm (308.8km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 167.9nm
27 03S 174 46E
Weather: WSW20-25, 1010, 30%cc

Hi Guys Fred said you rang a while ago when I was in Christchurch, sound like you're having fun and enjoying life. Catch up when you get home . Cheers Kaz
Thu Oct 29 8:32 2015 NZDT
Run: 175.2nm (317.1km)
Avg: 7.3knts
24hr: 176.3nm
24 36S 174 26E
Weather: N10, 50%cc

good copy today

Thinking of you guys out there...... Looks like you had a great sail yesterday. Shame the boys are not there to experience the ocean crossing. Look forward to catching up with you when you are home. And again, thank you so much for a truly memorable week up in Fiji. It was so much fun and couldn't have been more perfect. Lots of love and safe and happy sailing, xx
Wed Oct 28 8:41 2015 NZDT
Run: 625.2nm (1131.6km)
Avg: 2.6knts
24hr: 63.4nm
22 04S 174 21E
Weather: ese12

Sun Oct 18 12:01 2015 NZDT
Run: 441.4nm (798.9km)
21 38.83302S 175 54.78516W

Mon Sep 21 11:35 2015 NZST
Run: 466.3nm (844km)
18 07.440s 178 25.274e
Weather: LAV, 70%cc

in Suva waiting for wx to head west

Wed Jun 17 8:21 2015 NZST
Run: 393.7nm (712.6km)
Avg: 8.1knts
24hr: 193.8nm
21 07.5126s 175 09.6931w
Weather: 80%cc

arrived and awaiting check in.

Great run there Mike Sue. You must be very pleased with Lusi and who wouldn't be.Well done!

Hi guys, happy to hear you both have arrived safe and sound. Looking forward to hearing how trip went. Talk soon x

Great news!! Did you have a cool sail? How is Tonga? Talk soon hopefully. Linda xx

Yay! Glad you made it. Hope it was smooth sailing. Enjoy the warm weather! It was 4 degrees this morning here xoxo
Mon Jun 15 7:35 2015 NZST
Run: 88.2nm (159.6km)
Avg: 3.8knts
24hr: 90.3nm
26 47S 175 53W
Weather: 30%cc, SE12

could TX on 8297 but not 8752. ETA wed am.

So nice to be able to see your updates, take care :-) xoxo
Sun Jun 14 8:09 2015 NZST
Run: 157.2nm (284.5km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 157.2nm
27 48S 176 45W

This Karen at Maritime Radio. Time 7. 08am

Sat Jun 13 8:09 2015 NZST
Run: 269.5nm (487.8km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 164.2nm
29 34S 178 23W
Weather: 10-15W

All well. This from Maritime radio, 0729am

Thu Jun 11 16:46 2015 NZST
32 30S 178 37E

report via Maritime radio as still too close for GHR to hear on 8MHz

Yay.... Go Lusi!! Are you in the blue water yet?? Happy Smooth Sailing - from the Wellington crew xxx

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