Ocean Pearl

Ocean Pearl

Wed Sep 7 7:39 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Weather: wind 10 knots S

Been motoring directly into a South wind all night. Hoping for a change as forecast to SW today and we can sail again

Hi Danny and Grant. Good to see you back in NZ waters. Trust that you make Opua before the Southerly front forecast for this afternoon.. Regards, Graeme.
Wed Sep 7 7:31 2016 NZST
Speed: 6.1knts
Run: 128.4nm (232.4km)
Avg: 5.4knts
24hr: 128.4nm
33 11S 173 51E

via relay on a bad propagation day

Tue Sep 6 7:57 2016 NZST
Speed: 8knts
Weather: wind 10 to 14 knots S

230 miles from Bay of islands. Head winds and head current of 1.5 knots slowing us. Both well

Tue Sep 6 7:31 2016 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 76.3nm (138.1km)
Avg: 4.8knts
24hr: 116.1nm
31 21S 173 30E
Weather: 10-15SSE, few shwrs

thanks to Southern Cross and Astarte for relay

Mon Sep 5 15:45 2016 NZST
Speed: 7.2knts
Run: 81.4nm (147.3km)
Avg: 9.9knts
24hr: 238.4nm
29 82S 172 55e
Weather: wind 10 knots SW

Easy sailing if not the optimum heading but things will change. remarkably warm for how far south we are

Mon Sep 5 7:33 2016 NZST
Speed: 6.5mknts
Run: 173.5nm (314km)
Avg: 7.5knts
24hr: 179.5nm
29 12S 172 44E
Weather: NNW12, 1022

great progress. Will get the front at dinner time and winds overnight will go nw to SW. No more than 20 in the front and 15 after going light as they near their destination.

Sun Sep 4 8:21 2016 NZST
Speed: 7.4knts
Run: 210.7nm (381.4km)
Avg: 8.6knts
24hr: 207.2nm
26 45S 172 07e
Weather: wind 5 knots ESE

Had good night. Wind went SE so changed course to 150 M. Getting good speed, then around 5.45 the wind dropped out. Now motor sailing hoping for the wimd to return soon. Getting cooler. Jersy and jeans on watch, blanket in bed

Sat Sep 3 7:57 2016 NZST
Speed: 8knts
23 48S 172 58e
Weather: wind 15 knots E

Wind has dropped to 15 and the sea is a lot easier. Three sail up now. As the sun comes up it looks as there may be a few showers today. It is noticeably cooler

Sat Sep 3 7:42 2016 NZST
Speed: 8knts
Run: 193.7nm (350.6km)
Avg: 8knts
24hr: 192.6nm
23 48S 172 58e
Weather: wind 15 knots E

Wind has dropped to 15 and the sea is a lot easier. Three sail up now. As the sun comes up it looks as there may be a few showers today. It is noticeably cooler

Fri Sep 2 14:15 2016 NZST
Speed: 8knts
Weather: wind 20 knots ESE

Had good night. sea settled down a bit so we could make good speed. Sailing well now, warm and sunny, sea a bit lumpy.

Fri Sep 2 7:34 2016 NZST
Speed: 7knts
Run: 192.4nm (348.2km)
Avg: 7.9knts
24hr: 190.5nm
21 14S 174 11E
Weather: SE to ESE 20, 1018, 2.5m swell

at WP 21 30S/174 they will turn onto 190m and stay there to 26S. great progress so far and seas now more organised. Gulf Harbour Radio will not be on for 2 days

Thu Sep 1 7:19 2016 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 114.2nm (206.7km)
19 02S 176 00E
Weather: very lumpy seas, 25SE, o/c

On their way to NZ and have had a rough night. The seas will get easier!

Wed Aug 24 7:36 2016 NZST
Run: 102.9nm (186.2km)
Avg: 4.3knts
24hr: 103.5nm
17 54S 177 16E
Weather: 50%cloud cover. Sheltered bay so no wind. Bar1012.

Gave up on beqa as we approached wind 30 knots and heavy rain. Not willing to enter unknown reef area in those conditions so carried on towards lautoka.Dropped anchor at momi bay midnight. Wind en route 15 to 20. Then 20 to 30 then 30 to 35, peaked at 40. All from the east. Showers at times. Sailed well. Pleased to get in through the reef.

Tue Aug 23 7:44 2016 NZST
Run: 14.5nm (26.2km)
18 48S 178 31E
Weather: 1012, 100%cc, looks like more rain

rain overnight. Heading for Beqa todayas first step to Vuda

Mon Aug 22 8:14 2016 NZST
Run: 26nm (47.1km)
18 35.71S 178 27.98E
Weather: SE15-20,

behind Ono Is. had a good dive on the outer reef yesterday.

Sat Aug 20 7:37 2016 NZST
18 58S 178 24E
Weather: still raining, 100%cc

it will improve later today

Fri Aug 19 7:32 2016 NZST
Run: 1086.5nm (1966.6km)
18 58S 178 24E
Weather: raining, NE10, 1010, warm and humid


Mon Oct 20 11:23 2014 NZDT
Speed: 6.7knts
Weather: wind 10 knot South South East, fine and clear

45 miles to go to the entrance to the bay of islands. Should be tied up in opua about 7 or 8 tonight

Mon Oct 20 8:41 2014 NZDT
Speed: msknts
Run: 336.7nm (609.4km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 168.1nm
34 11S 173 58E
Weather: 10S (but has been SE for last 24h)

58 miles to go

Sun Oct 19 20:01 2014 NZDT
Speed: 6.6knts
Weather: Wind SE 10kn partly over cast, stopped raining

120 miles to Opua

Sun Oct 19 10:29 2014 NZDT
Speed: 5knts
Weather: Wind South 8 knots. Raining, getting colder

Motor sailing in light southerly

Sat Oct 18 8:36 2014 NZDT
Speed: 7knts
Run: 193.5nm (350.2km)
Avg: 8.1knts
24hr: 194.7nm
29 45S 171 35E
Weather: 12N, clear skies, 1m swell SE

Sat Oct 18 8:21 2014 NZDT
Speed: 7.2knts
Weather: Wind 12 knots North Fine, clear sky

Easy seas.

Fri Oct 17 20:44 2014 NZDT
Speed: 7.5 nknts
Weather: Wind NNE 12kn Fine and warm

over half way now 434 miles to Opua.

Fri Oct 17 8:45 2014 NZDT
Speed: 7.9knts
Run: 201.1nm (364km)
Avg: 8.3knts
24hr: 199.6nm
27 09S 170 24E
Weather: 16NE

brief notes due radar noise!

Thu Oct 16 8:34 2014 NZDT
Speed: 7.9knts
Run: 207.2nm (375km)
Avg: 8.6knts
24hr: 207.1nm
24 30S 169 04E
Weather: NE15-18 20%cc 1020

lumpy seas O/N but great progress

Thu Oct 16 7:44 2014 NZDT
Speed: 7.5 nknts
Weather: Wind NE 15 to 17 kn Fine and warm, a few showers in the night.

well on way between Vila and Opua. were doing over 9 knots but had to slow down because of sharp seas causing thumping

Wed Oct 15 19:47 2014 NZDT
Speed: 8.5knts
Weather: Wind NE 15kn Fine and warm

Have passed new Caledonia Isle of Pines only ocean between us and NZ

Wed Oct 15 10:11 2014 NZDT
Speed: 7.5knts
Weather: Wind E 15 to 20 kn Warm and Sunny Seas 1.5m swell and lumpy

enroute vila to opua. will pass the isle of pines New Caledonia today

Wed Oct 15 8:34 2014 NZDT
Speed: 7.5knts
Run: 199.5nm (361.1km)
Avg: 8.3knts
24hr: 199.9nm
21 35S 168 19E
Weather: 15-20E, 1020, 1.5mSEswell

Tue Oct 14 19:00 2014 NZDT
Speed: 7.5 nknts
Weather: Wind E 20kn Warfm and sunny

enroute vila to opua

Tue Oct 14 8:36 2014 NZDT
Speed: 8.5knts
Run: 67.2nm (121.6km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 146nm
18 42S 168 11E
Weather: 20e LUMPY 70%cc

Vila to Opua passage

Mon Oct 13 21:34 2014 NZDT
Run: 0.7nm (1.3km)
17 44S 168 18E
Weather: Wind ESE 15kn Raining

leaving port vila for opua 2200 hrs

Sun Oct 12 18:57 2014 NZDT
17 44.261s 168 18.542e

on mooring port Vila

Thu Oct 2 8:36 2014 NZDT
No position sent.
Weather: E 10, 80% cc

In Dillons Bay Erromango

Thu Sep 25 7:35 2014 NZST
No position sent.
Weather: 50%cloud, SE 7-10, 1011

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