Sun Oct 30 21:39 2016 NZDT
Run: 33.6nm (60.8km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 148.1nm
27 58.096S 153 25.442E

So we made it!

Tied up in our berth which will be our location for the next 4 months or so and just before the weather caught us out.

Sun Oct 30 16:12 2016 NZDT
Run: 61.9nm (112km)
Avg: 2.6knts
24hr: 61.8nm
27 29.831S 153 33.522E

Sunny trip Soth to the Gold Coast. ETA is between 16.00-17.00

Sat Oct 29 16:09 2016 NZDT
Run: 144.8nm (262.1km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 170.3nm
26 41.224S 153 07.842E

Arrived in Mooloolaba after a tranquil night sail, off early with the high tide tomorrow to Mirage marina

Fri Oct 28 19:45 2016 NZDT
Run: 63.7nm (115.3km)
Avg: 7.4knts
24hr: 176.7nm
24 36.836s 153 27.945e
Weather: Wind: 12E, Fine with a few clouds

Light breeze, close hauled on Port tack

have a great trip
Fri Oct 28 11:06 2016 NZDT
Run: 4.7nm (8.5km)
24 45.2554s 152 27.749e
Weather: Wind: 14NE, Fine with a few clouds

Off again! Next stop is Mooloolaba Marina for one night, ETA is 9am tomorrow morning.

Thu Oct 27 15:21 2016 NZDT
24 45.604s 152 23.273e
Weather: Hot and Beautiful in the marina

Its been a busy few days since we arrived in Bundaberg fixing our broken parts but we are now ready to head south! Looking forwards to getting tied up in our Cyclone proof berth in Mirage Marina on the gold coast!

Sun Oct 23 17:30 2016 NZDT
Run: 18.6nm (33.7km)
Avg: 3.5knts
24hr: 83.4nm
24 45.603s 152 23.273e
Weather: SW13, overcast

After a wet and windy dockage and getting through the paperwork we can now relax! Australian authorities we really friendly and helpful. So we can say that the first leg of our journey is DONE! We have some maintenance to do before the next leg down south to the Gold coast in about a week. The Yankee needs stitching and the mainsail outhaul needs a repair but everything else is all good.

Sun Oct 23 12:09 2016 NZDT
Run: 123.4nm (223.4km)
Avg: 8.6knts
24hr: 206.4nm
24 38.045s 152 38.953e
Weather: S30-35+ knots, Swell 2m,Overcast, Rain soon.

Not the sunny welcome to AUS that we were hoping for, squally and windy beat up to the channel to get into port Bundaberg. Fortified with our steaming Fresh Croissants! Our ETA is now 2.5hrs away. Just the customs and immigration paperwork to get through next!

Sat Oct 22 21:48 2016 NZDT
Run: 89.3nm (161.6km)
Avg: 9.4knts
24hr: 226.8nm
24 08.307s 154 31.964e
Weather: N 5-10 knots, Swell 1m, clouds on the horizon

A beautiful day today, light wind and sea behind us, 85 miles to our next way point and 132 miles to go in total. The forecast is for showers later with the wind coming onto the nose. Just had dinner onboard and all looking forwards to our arrival tomorrow morning, current ETA is about 10am unless we get held up with wind or current.

Hi Guys Thunderstorms and rain showers and North winds Sat night Sunday morning winds changing to SW 5 to 10 knots Brighter Good trip !
Sat Oct 22 12:21 2016 NZDT
Run: 127.2nm (230.2km)
Avg: 8.4knts
24hr: 200.8nm
24 01.423s 155 56.530e
Weather: NE 10 knots, Swell 1m, sunny

Calmer night last night, motor sailed. Light winds now with sunny skies, feels like we are getting there!

Fri Oct 21 21:09 2016 NZDT
Run: 96.3nm (174.3km)
Avg: 8.6knts
24hr: 207.3nm
23 50.326s 157 56.723e
Weather: E 20 knots, Swell 1-2m, a few clouds.

Its been a rolly day, not very comfortable with the sea off the stern port quarter. Getting better now so we are hoping to get a good nights sleep tonight! Just finished dinner (Pasta parcels with tomato sauce and garlic bread!) Yellow brick tracker is dying. I am still making twice daily posts to it, are they getting onto the internet? Can someone post a comment below and let me know?

Lisa. Nothing coming through. Let me know if you want me to speak to YB to get a new battery sorted out. You are doing great guys. Keep safe and good sailing.

We are getting your updates but the Yellow Brick thing has died. Well done far!

Hi Guys your last YB blog was 19th. looks like you are going well. hope you get back to the 10knot reaches soon. watch out for salties. no swimming in Oz ! xx R & K

Last fix on yellow brick was 20/10 @ 9.53 BST Have you finished your talking book?
Fri Oct 21 10:00 2016 NZDT
Run: 133.9nm (242.4km)
Avg: 9.6knts
24hr: 229.5nm
23 40.900s 159 27.475e
Weather: SE 25 knots, Swell 2-3m, a few more clouds.

rough night heading to our waypoint North of the Kelso bank, hoping the seas will ease the further we get away from it. Fitful sleep for us all but all well on board.

Thu Oct 20 20:00 2016 NZDT
Run: 96.4nm (174.5km)
Avg: 10.4knts
24hr: 248.8nm
23 18.943s 161 31.954e
Weather: SE 15-20 knots, Swell 1m, a few clouds. Lots of Sun, sunsets in about 20 mins

its been another good day for making passage and have been making great speed, got a current with us for the moment, currently cruising at 10knots on a reach, time to start cooking dinner, fish and red skin chips with mashed wasabi peas!

Thu Oct 20 10:42 2016 NZDT
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Run: 117.6nm (212.9km)
Avg: 8.9knts
24hr: 214.6nm
23 01.864s 163 01.113e
Weather: SE 10-15knotsknots, Swell 1m, a few clouds. Lots of Sun

Passed a calm night motor sailing, still making good overall speed.

Unfortunately our Yellow Brick tracker has developed a problem with its internal battery so our web tracking line might be broken up on the Meari YB web page (

Good to meet you guys. Let us know if you're coming to NZ this summer. Sv Sharpe Focus
Wed Oct 19 21:33 2016 NZDT
Run: 100.1nm (181.2km)
Avg: 8.9knts
24hr: 213.5nm
22 39.902s 164 49.342e
Weather: SSE 20knots, Swell 1.5m, a few clouds

Wind has filled in this afternoon after a calm morning, making great speed and have just had dinner, all well onboard

Wed Oct 19 10:18 2016 NZDT
Run: 2nm (3.6km)
22 12.368s 166 18.551e
Weather: Variable and sunny

and we are off! Weather forecast looks good for our trip apart from a front coming up the Australian coast that we are watching

Tue Oct 18 22:06 2016 NZDT
Run: 0.8nm (1.4km)
22 12.509s 166 20.453e
Weather: 8knts SE 0 swell just a few clouds in the sky

All set to leave New Cal tomorrow morning. The sun has come back and it's a perfect afternoon on the anchor

Safe trip guys to Australia. Hope the wind remains good for your crossing
Tue Oct 18 20:58 2016 NZDT
Run: 9.1nm (16.5km)
22 12(509)S 166 20(455)E

All set to leave tomorrow morning, hope the weather stays as nice as it was today!

Mon Oct 17 13:40 2016 NZDT
22 17.161S 166 26.483E

Getting ready to Leave Noume on Wednesday for our trip to Bundaberg which should take about 4-5 days

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