MELIPAL

MELIPAL

Sun Oct 30 16:46 2016 NZDT
Speed: 4.5mknts
Run: 107.5nm (194.6km)
Avg: 3.3knts
24hr: 78.4nm
Weather: SSW 20kn

ust about 15 miles from BOI entry... made it after a long night of beating against 20kn southerlies.... a long night indeed for a solo sailor. This will be my last update... thank you YIT and GHR for all your services and feedback... much appreciated ... keep it up for all the others

Sun Oct 30 14:12 2016 NZDT
Speed: 4.5 n motoringknts
Weather: SSW 20kn

just about 15 miles from BOI entry... made it after a long night of beating against 20kn southerlies.... a long night indeed for a solo sailor. This will be my last update... thank you YIT and GHR for all your services and feedback... much appreciated ... keep it up for all the others

Sat Oct 29 7:51 2016 NZDT
Speed: 7.0nknts
Run: 80.4nm (145.5km)
Avg: 3.8knts
24hr: 92.1nm
Weather: WNW 15-20kn, 1.0 m swell, 90% cloud cover...baro going down steady 1019

....and the wind came with a bang late afternoon...reaching along a westerly wind making very good time 106nm to Opua

Fri Oct 28 10:54 2016 NZDT
Speed: 0.5 mainly driftingknts
Run: 9nm (16.3km)
Avg: 4.1knts
24hr: 97.7nm
Weather: 1.0 m swell, 5% cover, nice sunny day again !!

...engine off ...remaining fuel on last reserve for approach...... trying to sail in no wind not easy :-) so will just have to make the best of it... drifting east.... absolutely no wind ... a bit frustrating after having come this far ...all well onboard and must admit super peaceful.... wind wind wind, where are you??

Fri Oct 28 8:41 2016 NZDT
Speed: 2knts
Run: 115.3nm (208.7km)
Avg: 5.2knts
24hr: 124.1nm
Weather: 5W

Thu Oct 27 10:24 2016 NZDT
Speed: 5.0knts
Run: 7.7nm (13.9km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 161nm
Weather: 1.5m swell, 5% high cloud cover, nice sunny day again !!

...motoring again.... no wind...all well onboard preparing for approach into NZ. An amazing feeling to have traveled more than half way around the world and approaching one of my most wanted destinations to visit.... getting colder!

Thu Oct 27 9:15 2016 NZDT
Speed: 5.1knts
Run: 114.2nm (206.7km)
Avg: 5.2knts
24hr: 125.7nm

very light as in GHRadio skip

Wed Oct 26 11:27 2016 NZDT
Speed: 5.0knts
Run: 17.4nm (31.5km)
Avg: 7.4knts
24hr: 178.2nm
Weather: max 5kn S, 1.5m swell,20% medium height cloud cover, nice sunny day...

...motoring.... winds S5kn..all very well onboard...

Wed Oct 26 9:06 2016 NZDT
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 105.4nm (190.8km)
Avg: 5.6knts
24hr: 135.2nm
Weather: sw12

on passage to Opua, or maybe Whangarei

Tue Oct 25 14:24 2016 NZDT
Speed: 5.0knts
Run: 170.4nm (308.4km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 147.1nm
Weather: max 10kn NNW variable to WNW, 0.5m swell,10% medium height cloud cover, nice sunny day...

Enroute Fiji to NZ - Spinnaker up 5.0kn COG 180T..0.5m swell calm... slight ripple..all very well onboard... no luck on fishing yet

Mon Oct 24 10:36 2016 NZDT
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 154.1nm (278.9km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 142.8nm
Weather: max 3kn ESE, 1.0m swell E,80% medium height cloud cover

Motoring at SOG 5.5kn COG 188T..1m swell dead calm... slight ripple..all very well onboard... will try some fishing

Sun Oct 23 8:42 2016 NZDT
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 112.9nm (204.3km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 155.3nm
Weather: 10-15kn ESE, 1.0m swell E, 40% cloud cover

Doing 5.5kn SOG 218T.. Excellent 6.5/7 kn smooth water sailing but am having quite a strong current against. Just in the NE side of the high pressure centre. Expect to be on 25 00 S 173 03E on the 24/10 sometime which will bring me in the middle of the high ready to turn towards the North Island headland once the NW to SW kick in. All very well onboard.

Feels great being able to keep track of your journey here! Somehow I feel like I'm on Melipal...in Spirit :) xx
Sat Oct 22 15:15 2016 NZDT
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 169.3nm (306.4km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 138.4nm
Weather: 15-18kn ESE, 1.5m swell E, 50% cloud cover

Approaching east side Conway reef, remaining broad reach. All very well onboard... getting into routine. Moonraker on my east side close by.

Fri Oct 21 9:54 2016 NZDT
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 122.6nm (221.9km)
Weather: 18-20kn ESE, 2m swell E, scattered TW clouds

Left SW Fiji yesterday around 1700 local, good broad reach since then, AWA 60

Sun Oct 16 9:24 2016 NZDT

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