Oraka

Oraka

Sat Oct 14 15:21 2017 NZDT
Run: 134.9nm (244.2km)
Avg: 4.5knts
24hr: 107.6nm
35 16.822s 174 5.577e

Cleared in to Opua this morning. Back to work tomorrow!


Glad to hear u made it safe Hope trip all good Did u have assistance? Where are KR keys again Who can I get to clean bum? Is there anything I need to know re KR ? We arr 8th Nov and plans to leave Vavau around 10 nov We may go via Nukalofa What's a better check out port? What's you kiwi mob no Same as before cheers Kingy
Fri Oct 13 9:15 2017 NZDT
Speed: 4knts
Run: 99.2nm (179.6km)
33 35.916s 175 17.564e
Weather: 8-12knt SW. 80% cloud cover. 1023mb

Wind Dropped away overnight again. Motor Sailing now close hauled to head wind. Received "The Rock FM" on the radio this morning :) About 100nm to go to Opua


Wed Oct 11 7:24 2017 NZDT
Speed: 5knts
Run: 104.1nm (188.4km)
Avg: 4.5knts
24hr: 107.7nm
32 17.394s 175 59.642e
Weather: 5-8knt W. 90% high cloud cover. 1018mb. 2mtr SW Swell

Wind Dropped away overnight. Motor Sailing. Crew now hiding under blankets..what a frenchie.. :) Awesome Meteor shower last night. Only 200miles to go to Opua.


Meteor shower?? cool. You're making great time. I think we're gonna both make it to land on the same day :)
Tue Oct 10 8:12 2017 NZDT
Speed: 4knts
Run: 124.1nm (224.6km)
Avg: 5.1knts
24hr: 122.3nm
30 51.126s 176 31.145e
Weather: 12knt NW. 50% high cloud cover. 1016mb.

Went through the front yesterday afternoon, a bit of rain. Not much wind today. Getting colder and colder...the skipper is hiding under his blankets, what a kiwi.


Mon Oct 9 7:51 2017 NZDT
Speed: 5knts
Run: 88.4nm (160km)
Avg: 3.8knts
24hr: 90.1nm
29 20.232s 177 38.052e
Weather: 10knt NW. 70% high cloud cover. 1016mb.

No wind last night. Motored since 8pm. Rain at about 4am. Motor off now, sailing again with 10knt NW breeze. Its getting cold...down to 20*C!! Brrrrrr.


Sun Oct 8 8:18 2017 NZDT
Speed: 3knts
Run: 94.4nm (170.9km)
Avg: 4.5knts
24hr: 107.6nm
28 14.836s 178 23.956e
Weather: 5knt ENE. 10% cloud cover. 1021mb. 0.5mtr E Swell.

No wind last night, starting the motor this morning


Sat Oct 7 11:15 2017 NZDT
Speed: 5knts
Run: 154.3nm (279.3km)
Avg: 5.6knts
24hr: 133.9nm
27 05.609s 179 13.533e
Weather: 10knt ESE. 20% cloud cover. 1023mb. 0.5mtr SE Swell.

Great Sailing. Wind dropping through the night. Skys clearing. Skipper made a fantastic Banana cake that got mysteriously eaten by what i suspect were french pestilence during the night..


Fri Oct 6 7:36 2017 NZDT
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 147.9nm (267.7km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 148.5nm
25 20.794s 179 13.533w
Weather: 15knt SE. 40% cloud cover. 1020mb. 1.5mtr SE Swell. Localised Rain Squalls

Great Sailing. Finally got the Frenchie out of bed after her bout of initial Mal de Mer.


Cheers from the Atlantic. Glad you're having some good sailing. Apparently we're passing over the Titanic wreck tomorrow. Miss you
Thu Oct 5 7:42 2017 NZDT
Speed: 5knts
Run: 119.5nm (216.3km)
Avg: 5knts
24hr: 119.5nm
23 40.932s 177 44.904w
Weather: 12knt SE. 30% cloud cover. 1028mb. 1.5mtr SE Swell

Nice sailing conditions. Wind dropped overnight no nothing, but picked up early this morning.


Wed Oct 4 7:42 2017 NZDT
Speed: 6knts
Run: 123.2nm (223km)
Avg: 2.6knts
24hr: 61.7nm
22 15.969s 176 40.282w
Weather: 15knt SE. 60% cloud cover. 1030mb. 1.5mtr SE Swell

Departed Nukualofa 10am Yesterday. Great breeze/sea for first day. looks like a 120ml day! All is good


Mon Oct 2 7:45 2017 NZDT
Speed: 0knts
Run: 102.2nm (185km)
21 08.329s 175 11.065w

Pre departure test, Leaving Nukualofa this afternoon.


Mon Jul 17 19:03 2017 NZST
Run: 101.9nm (184.4km)
19 50.818s 174 25.014w

Automated update


Mon Jul 10 7:12 2017 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 37.8nm (68.4km)
21 08.080s 175 11.000w

We arre here!!! Sitting on quarantine dock in Nukualofa


Gidday and welcome to Tonga We r in Vavau and need to plan next stage of journey If you have phone contact our local no is +6768843799 Can u please call cheers Kingy
Sun Jul 9 6:39 2017 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 101nm (182.8km)
Avg: 5.4knts
24hr: 129.3nm
21 40.845s 175 12.597w

Lovely calm night of motor sailing. 'Eua sighted at daybreak about 25 miles away. Hoping to be tied up on quarantine dock by approx 1700 this afternoon.


So we know where u r now and all ok. Not sure how your plans will suit ours as we need to be in nz by 29th for daughters 17 birthday call when u can Cheers
Sat Jul 8 11:54 2017 NZST
Speed: 4knts
Run: 108.8nm (196.9km)
Avg: 3.8knts
24hr: 92.3nm
23 07.342s 175 28.333w

Northerlies dropped away to nothing overnight, so still just motoring on a glassy rolly sea. Absolutely Lovely today, refitted the ventilators as the cabin temp got up over 30*C, I saw a whale blow on the horizon this morning, Myriam was totally bummed not to see it, I told her it was because she was vegetarian. All is good.


Fri Jul 7 7:36 2017 NZST
Speed: 3knts
Run: 90nm (162.9km)
Avg: 3.7knts
24hr: 88.2nm
24 18.342s 176 36.333w
Weather: 10 knts N 90% cloud cover.

Started engine yesterday morning, ran all day/night with <5knt Easterly. Then it shifted to 10+Knt Northerly at daybreak so tacked over to run approx. East. Myriam very excited to see her first flying fish of the trip.


Thu Jul 6 7:06 2017 NZST
Speed: 2knts
Run: 42.1nm (76.2km)
25 28.353s 177 14.500w

No wind all night. Very slow progress. All is well.


Wed Jul 5 8:03 2017 NZST
Speed: 2knts
Run: 34.5nm (62.4km)
26 04.353s 177 21.500w
Weather: 5-8 knts SSW/SW 50% cloud cover.

Another slow night, wind still light from the SSE for the most part. Had a strong w/sw blow come through at about 6am with an air temp drop of about 20*C! it was odd putting all the warm and woolly wet weather gear back on. All is good, Myriam is cooking up a storm again :)


Tue Jul 4 11:33 2017 NZST
Speed: 3knts
Run: 62.7nm (113.5km)
Avg: 2.8knts
24hr: 66.9nm
26 23.522s 177 47.210w
Weather: 5-8 knts SSE 1.0m slop from everywhere. 2mtr SW Swell 20% cloud cover.

Slow lazy night with messy seas left over from the front, and also a large SE swell annoyingly knocking the wind out of the sails every minute or so. Lovely day tho. water temp is up to 23*!! Slow going, but both still smiling :)


Mon Jul 3 13:03 2017 NZST
Speed: 4knts
Run: 24.9nm (45.1km)
27 15.522s 178 05.210w
Weather: 10 knts W 1.0m slop from everywhere. 50% cloud cover.

The front hit us early last night with 20-25knt northerlies, then lots of rain thru the night, and then a swing around to 30nt ne this morning, and now 10-15 west and the rain has stopped and blue sky is winning over the clouds. We hove too all night, did a big circle of slow drift on the chaft plotter, and have got back underway in the last hour heading about NNE with sloppy seas.


Looks like you're getting there but with not the most favorable winds. Do you think you'll arrive by Fri or Sat?
Sun Jul 2 8:24 2017 NZST
Speed: 0.5knts
Run: 63.8nm (115.5km)
Avg: 2.6knts
24hr: 62.9nm
27 14.396s 178 29.531w
Weather: 5 knts NE 1.0m swell from the E 90% cloud cover.

Wind died and swung round in front of us about midnight, so dropped headsails and hove to on main to wait it out. Halo round moon last night, so forcast front is surely on its way. Woke up to high cloud and slight rain with building cumulostratus out to the western horizon.


Sat Jul 1 8:03 2017 NZST
Speed: 5.0knts
Run: 99.7nm (180.5km)
Avg: 4.3knts
24hr: 103.8nm
28 06.874s 178 49.588w
Weather: 10-15 knts SSE 1.0m swell from the SE 1.0m SE wind chop 60% cloud cover.

Made good time yesterday with brisk SSE, then lost wind overnight. Has filled in again this morning with more low cloud about than yesterday. Crossed the dateline, YAY!


Fri Jun 30 9:00 2017 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 108.8nm (196.9km)
Avg: 4.9knts
24hr: 116.8nm
29 04.643s 179 56.988e
Weather: 12-15 knts SE 1.0m swell from the SE 1.0m SE wind chop 30% cloud cover.

Fantastic sailing thru the night! Perfect sea state and wind conditions had us on a broad reach boosting along at over 7knts for a while! very happy with the old girl. By midnight we were down to the staysail, half the genoa, and 3rd reef in the main, and happily sitting on 5.5knts rest of night. Yeehaa! Sea getting lumpy now of course.


Thu Jun 29 10:39 2017 NZST
Speed: 3.0knts
Run: 74.2nm (134.3km)
Avg: 3knts
24hr: 73.1nm
30 19.404s 178 50.561e
Weather: 5-8 knts SE 1.0m swell from the SE/SW 60% cloud cover.

Bit of a slow night, wind dropped right away to very light from the southwest, but still with substantial swell/chop, so slow going. Wind has picked back up to nearly usable this morning.


Wed Jun 28 10:18 2017 NZST
Speed: 4.0knts
Run: 137.5nm (248.9km)
Avg: 5.2knts
24hr: 124.5nm
31 02.810s 177 55.178e
Weather: 10 knts SE 1.0m swell from the SE 80% cloud cover.

We've got wind! and not just from Myriams' cooking :) Got the big boy out up the front, and a couple of reefs in the main. Very pleasant sailing.


Tue Jun 27 7:48 2017 NZST
Speed: 4.0knts
Run: 70.2nm (127.1km)
Avg: 4.7knts
24hr: 113.1nm
32 34.176s 176 24.831e
Weather: 5 knts SSE 1.0m swell from the S 80% cloud cover.

All good. Slow going overnight. not much wind. Motor Sailed thru the night... still rollin rollin rollin..


Mon Jun 26 16:54 2017 NZST
Speed: 4.0knts
Run: 175.9nm (318.4km)
Avg: 18.8knts
24hr: 451.5nm
33 19.829s 175 36.662e
Weather: 10knts SSE 1.0m swell from the S 30% cloud cover.

All good. Slow going today tho with not much wind from right up our jacksee.. rollin rollin rollin..


Mon Jun 26 7:33 2017 NZST
Speed: 6.0knts
Run: 70.5nm (127.6km)
35 51.090s 175 11.273e
Weather: 15knts SSE 1.0m swell from the S 90% cloud cover.

Lovely Sailing. Great first night out.


Wed Jun 14 11:08 2017 NZST
No position sent.

All ready to go, have decided to delay departure until next week due to developing low forcast to form in our path.


Sorry to hear the trip is postponed for another week.
Tue Jun 13 15:54 2017 NZST
Speed: 0.0knts
Run: 0.4nm (0.7km)
35 18.757s 174 07.315e
Weather: 10knts NW 0.0m swell from the N 50% cloud cover.

Systems test. on dock in Opua. Departing tomorrow


Hello Miryam, Have a very good time during your travels! Enjoy everything you do and see during sailing. Thinking of you, Erica
Sat Nov 19 15:52 2016 NZDT
Run: 126.9nm (229.7km)
35 19S 174 07E

Arrived in opua on Thursday morning. Great trip. Thanks to Gulf Harbour Radio and yit.


Wed Nov 16 8:45 2016 NZDT
Speed: 5.5msknts
Run: 147.4nm (266.8km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 146.5nm
33 41S 175 08E
Weather: WNW15-18, 1-2m W swell, 100%cc, 1005

Tue Nov 15 8:36 2016 NZDT
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 96.1nm (173.9km)
Avg: 4knts
24hr: 96.1nm
31 42S 176 04E
Weather: N15, 1013, 1.5m swell,

220nm to opua


Hi Karl, just wanting to see if you are receiving this, Mum

Surf the swells and guilt free coffee soon ! stay safe ;)
Mon Nov 14 8:36 2016 NZDT
Speed: 3.5mknts
Run: 67.6nm (122.4km)
Avg: 2.8knts
24hr: 67.7nm
30 32S 176 57E
Weather: no wind from N but starting to fill, 1016

Sun Nov 13 8:39 2016 NZDT
Speed: 3-4knts
Run: 93.6nm (169.4km)
Avg: 3.9knts
24hr: 93.1nm
29 35S 176 41E
Weather: SW10, 1010

Sat Nov 12 8:31 2016 NZDT
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 101.7nm (184.1km)
Avg: 4.2knts
24hr: 101.7nm
28 15S 176 25E
Weather: 25%cc, 1007, 15NW

got the wind at 10pm after motoring all day


Fri Nov 11 8:31 2016 NZDT
Speed: 4mknts
Run: 68.9nm (124.7km)
Avg: 2.9knts
24hr: 69.3nm
26 53S 177 02E
Weather: 100%cc, no seas no wind, 1013

Thu Nov 10 8:39 2016 NZDT
Speed: 3knts
Run: 103.4nm (187.2km)
Avg: 4.3knts
24hr: 103.2nm
26 19S 177 57E
Weather: 8-10SE, 50%cc, 1015

Wed Nov 9 8:37 2016 NZDT
Speed: 5knts
Run: 105.6nm (191.1km)
Avg: 4.4knts
24hr: 105.7nm
25 42S 179 28E
Weather: E15, 1015

Tue Nov 8 8:38 2016 NZDT
Speed: 4knts
Run: 78.3nm (141.7km)
Avg: 3.3knts
24hr: 78.7nm
26 13S 178 56W
Weather: SW10, 1014

Mon Nov 7 8:46 2016 NZDT
Speed: 5knts
Run: 279.8nm (506.4km)
Avg: 3.9knts
24hr: 93.1nm
25 11S 178 25W
Weather: 1014, ese10, 80%cc, 0.5m swell

Fri Nov 4 8:38 2016 NZDT
Speed: 3knts
Run: 69.1nm (125.1km)
Avg: 2.9knts
24hr: 69.1nm
21 52S 175 53W
Weather: 0-3 NE wind

60m south of Nukualofa. Thanks for relay to Pilgrim


don't think my last message showed up...just hoping you're having a good trip. x
Thu Nov 3 8:37 2016 NZDT
21 07.5126s 175 09.6931w
Weather: 5-8 ese, very pleasant

departing today for Opua


Bon Voyage

I'm watching your progress...........happy sailing, catch up soon

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