Tue Nov 17 8:25 2015 NZDT
Run: 449.5nm (813.6km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 150.1nm
35 9.19968s 174 9.43404e

passed Ninepin at 3am. have a good sleep John

Hey, Brother..... Good going..... counting days...... weather is fairly settled here for you..... it seems . All good for the cause. Love as always, F x
Sat Nov 14 8:34 2015 NZDT
Run: 119.8nm (216.8km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 153.5nm
30 38S 168 35E
Weather: NE15, lumpy seas, 20%cc

on his way from Norfolk to NZ. Sounds happy with conditions so far!

Good going John.......and the weather we continue to warm for your welcome home. Spring / Summer is gorgeous here now. The place is getting busy. See you soon, Love Sis x
Fri Nov 13 13:50 2015 NZDT
Run: 5.5nm (10km)
29 00S 167 55E
Weather: SE wind, blue skies, 1018

on the sw of norfolk for a few days.

Wed Nov 11 8:28 2015 NZDT
28 56S 167 58E
Weather: w wind, o/c

will anchor at Cascade Norfolk and evaluate conditions

Wed Nov 11 8:13 2015 NZDT
Run: 108.4nm (196.2km)
Avg: 4.6knts
24hr: 109.8nm
28 56S 167 58E
Weather: w wind, o/c

will anchor at Cascade Norfolk and evaluate conditions

Tue Nov 10 8:32 2015 NZDT
Run: 86.1nm (155.8km)
Avg: 3.6knts
24hr: 86.5nm
27 22S 167 54E
Weather: NNW8-10, 90%cc, 1014, clear on horizon but cloudy overhead

has been motoring since noon yesterday

Mon Nov 9 8:39 2015 NZDT
Run: 240.8nm (435.8km)
Avg: 5knts
24hr: 120.2nm
26 08S 167 42E
Weather: ene8, 40%cc, 1016

has had two great days of sailing but wind has just lightened

Heres to good sailing john. I am sure you are excited about going home to family and kids. Jean

If good thoughts are fair winds.... we are sailing you home. Still warming up for you here..... keep smiling, Love Sis
Sat Nov 7 8:35 2015 NZDT
22 39.43044s 167 26.37486e
Weather: 5E, no cloud but he will get it

motoring out of Kuto on passage to NZ

Fri Nov 6 8:34 2015 NZDT
Run: 11nm (19.9km)
22 39.43044s 167 26.37486e
Weather: SSe10, 20%cc, 1015

ready to roll

Wed Oct 14 10:34 2015 NZDT
Run: 11nm (19.9km)
22 39S 167 16E
Weather: 1020, 10%cc, nice sail SE winds

on way to Noumea to haul out Friday to solve the leak problem

Tue Oct 13 10:20 2015 NZDT
Run: 3.6nm (6.5km)
22 39.43044s 167 26.37486e

heading back into Kuto, seen by another boat so more info later. No radio contact at this stage.  Later. Reason for return is water in the bilge so will need to find and fix the cause.



Mon Oct 12 8:33 2015 NZDT
Run: 3.6nm (6.5km)
22 40S 167 23E
Weather: S15

underway and tacking out of Ile de Pins on route to NZ. Speed and course two hrs later on Tonys maritime net

Sat Sep 26 9:17 2015 NZST
Run: 33.9nm (61.4km)
22 39.43044s 167 26.37486e
Weather: 40%cc, light s,

patiently awaiting passage to NZ

Fri Sep 25 9:20 2015 NZST
Run: 125.5nm (227.2km)
22 28S 166 57E
Weather: Sw 10-15

John dear Brother, fair winds on your trek back to the SI. Will be with you all the way.......Come on down........ Love Frances
Tue Jul 28 9:08 2015 NZST
20 42.849s 166 26.180e
Weather: Light SE, blue skies, 1018. Wow

Hi John hope you have had a good time. when are you heading this way.

Way to spend a Kiwi Winter...... OH 2 B......Love the communication. Thanks for sharing. Love you Happy Sun- Lovers. xxxxx F x
Mon Jul 27 8:04 2015 NZST
Run: 56.2nm (101.7km)
20 42.849s 166 26.180e
Weather: beautiful day, light winds

a great day in Ouvea

Mon Jul 20 13:16 2015 NZST
Run: 170.5nm (308.6km)
Avg: 3.3knts
24hr: 78.7nm
20 55.1S 167 16.7E

Mon Jul 20 7:39 2015 NZST
No position sent.
Weather: 100%cc, 15ESE, 1018, 21C

16m from Lifou. Coords are from the ham net check in.

Sat Jul 18 9:17 2015 NZST
Run: 71.3nm (129.1km)
23 18S 166 35E
Weather: 100%cc, light rain, 10SSW

rounding Wooden Canal and heading slowly to Ouvea

Mon Jul 6 7:49 2015 NZST
Run: 69nm (124.9km)
22 16.617s 166 26.396e
Weather: cool, light winds, 50%cc

checking in this morning so may not be on the ham net as he will be busy navigating to the dock

Sat Jul 4 7:30 2015 NZST
Run: 16.8nm (30.4km)
22 39.43044s 167 26.37486e
Weather: wsw15 plus. Front

got in without problems yesterday and has had a good nights sleep in the Isle of Pines. Will settle there for the weekend and wait for a bit of more southerly wind to go north to Noumea. Anchored beside Bamboozle

Super Brother ! 11 days and ready for a sleepy weekend, All good here. Happy 4th of..... Love you much xxxxxxxx
Fri Jul 3 7:20 2015 NZST
Run: 106.1nm (192km)
Avg: 4.4knts
24hr: 106nm
22 51S 167 36E
Weather: wind has over the last hr gone from N to NW to SW , rain

two cruise ships, bad viz, wind all over the show. 10nm from bottom of island so unsure what plans are until wind settles. Will know more by ham net so will update then. Later. Was 8nm from Kuto so we assume he is going in! Still raining so he needs to be on deck and not chatting on the radio. Will have more time when anchored tomorrow, Saturday.

Thu Jul 2 7:19 2015 NZST
Run: 140nm (253.4km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 141.1nm
23 35S 169 04E
Weather: ene18, 19C, 100%cc, mod ro rough seas

well so much for slowing down! Good speeds all night. 110 from Isle of Pines. At 0845 am a change of plan! Now heading west and when under Noumea will head on in and hopefully get there before night fall tomorrow Friday.

Almost there, John! Thinking of you and beautiful Maristela :-D Xx
Wed Jul 1 7:30 2015 NZST
Run: 91.1nm (164.9km)
Avg: 3.8knts
24hr: 91.4nm
25 19S 170 13E
Weather: SE15, 1022, 10%cc on horizon, mod seas, wind lfluctuating

221m to isle of Pines. Will likely slow down to have better wind direction on arrival as does not want front to arrive in

Tue Jun 30 7:34 2015 NZST
Run: 158.2nm (286.3km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 157.6nm
26 15S 171 15E
Weather: SSE15, 1022 steady, 18C, sl seas and 50%cc

great radio signal. All well, but he knows the front will come friday

looks like you going good,have safe landfall. Brian.

Another good day's run-- be safe as the front moves in. 73s and 88s to you :) :) And hello to you Patricia and Dave when you read this! :)
Mon Jun 29 7:29 2015 NZST
Run: 102.4nm (185.3km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 155.2nm
28 23S 172 11E
Weather: no wind but it is turning to south about10

turned engine off for report. All well. 470m to go so will work on 5 days.

Hi John, thinking of you and hope you enjoy the last 470 nm ! Love, Nicole
Sun Jun 28 15:39 2015 NZST
Run: 134.8nm (244km)
Avg: 4.2knts
24hr: 100.7nm
29 44S 172 53E
Weather: sw15, mod sea, 80%cc, 1022, 17C

all well on board. 9am report

Sat Jun 27 7:31 2015 NZST
Run: 143.1nm (259km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 153.3nm
31 40S 173 11E
Weather: 25SW,

in the middle of the front on way to Noumea

Hi John, looks like you're having a good run so far, thinking of you and wish I was onboard! Love, Nicole ZL1RUM
Fri Jun 26 9:07 2015 NZST
Run: 906.2nm (1640.2km)
33 40S 173 49E
Weather: S18

All well

Wed Oct 29 16:01 2014 NZDT
Run: 895.6nm (1621km)
Avg: 8.8knts
24hr: 211.3nm
22 16.617s 166 26.396e

arrived Oct 26th but neither of the nets were told!

Sat Oct 25 10:17 2014 NZDT
Run: 74.9nm (135.6km)
Avg: 3knts
24hr: 71.4nm
34 01S 172 41E

no idea why he is not using engine as needs to get in before the front. No copy

Fri Oct 24 9:07 2014 NZDT
Run: 80.3nm (145.3km)
Avg: 3.3knts
24hr: 78.2nm
32 56S 172 40E
Weather: SW12-15

all is well

Thu Oct 23 8:28 2014 NZDT
Run: 112.2nm (203.1km)
Avg: 4.7knts
24hr: 112.4nm
31 48S 172 22E
Weather: SW5 sw swell, mostly clear skies shws o/n

150nm to North Cape. leak v minor now so not a problem

Wed Oct 22 8:31 2014 NZDT
Run: 73.7nm (133.4km)
Avg: 3knts
24hr: 72.8nm
30 12S 172 03E
Weather: W6, rain shws,

260nm from North Cape. motored most of night.. heading for Opua

Tue Oct 21 8:13 2014 NZDT
Run: 69.1nm (125.1km)
Avg: 2.9knts
24hr: 70.1nm
29 08S 172 02E
Weather: SW8 building, 90%cc but clear to wst, 1019

all well and leak being contained easily

Mon Oct 20 8:34 2014 NZDT
Run: 199.1nm (360.4km)
Avg: 4.1knts
24hr: 99.5nm
28 55S 170 55E
Weather: 10%CC, s16,

Have a bit of a leak problem near mast so will be keeping speed down to protect boat. Have 150h fuel so no problem to use the big engine driven pump if needed but currently contained with regular use of small pumo

Sat Oct 18 8:33 2014 NZDT
Run: 118.8nm (215km)
Avg: 4.9knts
24hr: 118.8nm
27 06S 168 23E
Weather: NE5-6,

motor sailed all night

Fri Oct 17 8:33 2014 NZDT
Run: 118.1nm (213.8km)
Avg: 4.9knts
24hr: 118.4nm
25 34S 167 31E
Weather: 100%cc, NE16, midnight had squalls with wind shifts 20kts pl

all is well on board

Thu Oct 16 8:37 2014 NZDT
Run: 120.9nm (218.8km)
Avg: 5knts
24hr: 121.1nm
24 00S 166 46E
Weather: E10 1017 50%cc slight seas

wind was ENE o/n

Wed Oct 15 8:39 2014 NZDT
22 16.617s 166 26.396e
Weather: clear skies

At fuel dock and ready to roll

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