Mazu II

Mazu II

Tue Nov 13 10:57 2018 NZDT
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Weather: Partly cloudy, warm

In Opua Marina

Mon Nov 12 6:48 2018 NZDT
Run: 184.6nm (334.1km)
Avg: 7.6knts
24hr: 182.7nm
34 25.8s 174 16.4e
Weather: Wind SE 8kts, 0.5-1m S swell, Barom 1022, 100% cloud cover

Very happy to be arriving in Opua later today! 44 nm to go. Running low on chocolate.

Whoop whoop!!!!!!
Sun Nov 11 6:33 2018 NZDT
Run: 191.3nm (346.3km)
Avg: 8.1knts
24hr: 194.1nm
31 46.0s 174 30.7e
Weather: No wind, Favourable current

All fine onboard. 2 large swell trains making for a swooping, lively ride. The current is a great help. Expecting wind to come from the S-SE later this evening but not so strong as to interfere with landfall tomorrow evening.

Sat Nov 10 6:54 2018 NZDT
Run: 179.1nm (324.2km)
Avg: 7.5knts
24hr: 181nm
29 00.0s 174 34.8e
Weather: Wind NE 6kts. E Swell 0.5m, 80% cloud cover Barom 1016

All well. Motorsailing. Nice rinsing rain shower in the night. DTW 372nm (Opua) ETA Monday night.

Looking at forecast and Windty, you probably have already experienced a wind shift with the passing of a front. Beyond that it looks benign but on the nose all the way to the cape. Save some diesel for the last stretch along the coast. Stay safe.

Wow! Awesome going bro. You are well ahead of schedule. Xxx
Fri Nov 9 7:09 2018 NZDT
Run: 172.2nm (311.7km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 171.5nm
26 24.50s 174 35.8e
Weather: Wind ESE 8kts ESS Swell 1 metres 10% cloud cover Barom 1015

Wind dying so have just turned on the motor to add to the little wind and keep speed up. Am at the halfway mark this morning. Yay!

Thu Nov 8 7:03 2018 NZDT
Run: 157nm (284.2km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 158.3nm
23 59.0s 175 13.8e
Weather: Wind ESE 15kts SSE Swell 1.5 metres 10% cloud cover Barom 1014

1800h UTC: Easier sailing with less confused seas and the backing wind allows a rhumb line course to be sailed. A big flying fish on deck this morning. No other vessels in sight or on AIS at present. Air and sea temps decidedly cooler than Fiji!

Finally you're heading South for NZ. All alone with only the sea, sky, flying fish, tranquility and your thoughts....what are you zinking!

When you are gatvol of life at 30degrees, think of me at work and in traffic at 15km per hr! If the pot does not stay on the stove however... See you soon!...hang in there bro!

At least on port tack you will be enjoying your starboard pilot berth. Down here we are dealing with the ebb and flow of the working week and looking forward to your landfall in NZ. Happy days! Ricardo
Wed Nov 7 7:15 2018 NZDT
Run: 165.9nm (300.3km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 165.9nm
21 47.6s 175 53.2e
Weather: Wind SE 17kts SSW Swell 1.5 metres 20% cloud cover Barom 1014

All well on board. Life at 30 degrees of heel is a bit much. Can't wait for the wind to back. No crew to mutiny.

Tue Nov 6 7:15 2018 NZDT
Run: 129.3nm (234km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 167.3nm
19 27.8s 176 30.3e
Weather: Wind ESE 18kts SSE Swell 2 metres 95% cloud cover Barom 1014.5

Boistrous sailing, all well on board

Mon Nov 5 12:42 2018 NZDT
Run: 2nm (3.6km)
17 46.4s 177 21.1e
Weather: 13knts NE, Sunny.

Left Denarau Marina at 12 noon. Bound for Navula Passage. There was a long line up for customs.

Mon Nov 5 4:25 2018 NZDT
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Depart today bound for Opua. Thanks Fiji, it has been great.

Fri Nov 2 16:48 2018 NZDT
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Weather: 15kts SE, high cloud, Baro 1016

Waiting in Denarau to depart Monday Nov 5. Last single-handed passage of this pacific crossing.

Fri Nov 2 13:09 2018 NZDT
17 46.356s 177 22.936e
Weather: 15knts SE

Last preparations for passage to Opua

Fri Nov 2 12:38 2018 NZDT
17 46.35S 177 22.93E
Weather: Partly cloudy

Ready to set of for Opua, New Zealand on Monday 5th November.

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