Tue Dec 6 18:39 2016 NZDT

OYNAS has now been sold. We helped the new owners sail her from Pittwater back up to Newcastle.

Thu Nov 17 17:33 2016 NZDT
Run: 57.3nm (103.7km)
33 39.472s 151 18.286e

Pittwater, Sydney

Tue Nov 1 13:48 2016 NZDT
Run: 111.4nm (201.6km)
32 55.311s 151 45.722e

Arrived Newcastle yesterday morning. N winds clocked 50 knot off Seal Rock then thru thunderstorm approaching Port Stephens. After that all calm with phosphorescent Dolphins! Friendly customs and clearance. Enjoying Newcastle and Marina.

Sun Oct 30 15:12 2016 NZDT
Run: 176.8nm (320km)
Avg: 8.3knts
24hr: 198.3nm
31 46.956s 153 06.674e

100nm to Newcastle. Lots of shipping. Rough seas 2m swell. 20-30 knot N winds. Looking forward to arrival.

Sat Oct 29 17:48 2016 NZDT
Run: 65.7nm (118.9km)
Avg: 8.1knts
24hr: 193.5nm
29 41.190s 154 49.089e

220nm to Newcastle. Looking for the elusive "finding nemo" current and/or some wind.

Sat Oct 29 9:39 2016 NZDT
Run: 157.2nm (284.5km)
Avg: 8knts
24hr: 192nm
28 59.873s 155 34.239e

Still very little wind. Australia putting on a lightening display last night.... keeping away!

Fri Oct 28 14:00 2016 NZDT
Run: 332.7nm (602.2km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 167.2nm
27 34.870s 157 35.445e

No wind. Motoring. Glassy seas. Emptying the jerrys.

Wed Oct 26 14:15 2016 NZDT
Run: 150.2nm (271.9km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 157.8nm
24 39.423s 161 51.077e

Out of the tropics now and feeling it on night watch :( Had to dig out the woolly socks. Back to motorsailing to keep up the pace. Lazy 2m swell

Tue Oct 25 15:24 2016 NZDT
Run: 185nm (334.9km)
23 26.627s 163 49.552e

Departed Noumea late yesterday(Mon) morning for Newcastle. Flat seas and motorsailing overnight. Now 19kn wind and 1.8m sea.

Tue Oct 18 17:36 2016 NZDT
Run: 0.6nm (1.1km)
22 16.623s 166 26.405e

In Port Moselle. Waiting to head to Oz.

Thu Oct 13 10:30 2016 NZDT
Run: 26.2nm (47.4km)
22 17.160s 166 26.449e

Back in Noumea - In Port du Sud Marina.

Sun Oct 9 18:39 2016 NZDT
Run: 3.4nm (6.2km)
22 21.078s 166 50.692e

On a mooring bouy. Lovely walk around and over ile Casy Sent from my iPad

Sat Oct 8 14:12 2016 NZDT
Run: 10.3nm (18.6km)
22 18.177s 166 51.295e

shifted here yesterday. Sent from my iPad

Wed Oct 5 18:21 2016 NZDT
Run: 38.4nm (69.5km)
22 26.834s 166 48.799e

Spent last night at Ilot Uatio(5 Isles). Great snorkelling. Shifted out of the southern lagoon today for the forecast southerly blow.

Tue Oct 4 8:51 2016 NZDT
Run: 7.5nm (13.6km)
22 32.274s 167 24.430e

Anchored here last night. Ok in light winds but wouldn't be good holding otherwise.

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Sun Oct 2 14:12 2016 NZDT
Run: 7.8nm (14.1km)
22 34.194s 167 31.181e

Beautiful place. Sent from my iPad

Fri Sep 30 17:39 2016 NZDT
Run: 3.2nm (5.8km)
22 40.665s 167 29.132e

Anchored here in 6m and dinghyed in to visit Vao. Sent from my iPad

Fri Sep 30 10:33 2016 NZDT
Run: 42.3nm (76.6km)
22 39.511s 167 26.426e

Anchored Kuta Bay last 2 nights. Beautiful white sandy beach. Sent from my iPad

Wed Sep 28 8:45 2016 NZDT
Run: 26.8nm (48.5km)
22 25.939s 166 49.468e

Visited Prony village yesterday then anchored here overnight. Heading to the Isle of Pines today and looking forward to a week of light winds down there.

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Wed Sep 21 2:18 2016 NZST
Run: 133nm (240.7km)
Avg: 3.4knts
24hr: 82nm
22 16.625s 166 26.407e

Docked in Noumea

Mon Sep 19 11:21 2016 NZST
Run: 310.2nm (561.5km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 159.9nm
21 42.426s 168 25.314e

On passage to New Cal. V little wind, slight sea. Complete contrast to the start of the passage!

Sat Sep 17 12:48 2016 NZST
Run: 326.9nm (591.7km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 164.1nm
19 37.352s 172 40.232e

On passage to New Cal. V rough start but conditions now good wind 18kn, sea 1.5m

Thu Sep 15 13:00 2016 NZST
Run: 10.2nm (18.5km)
17 46.642s 177 16.168e

Departing Fiji. New Cal bound

Sun Aug 28 9:42 2016 NZST
Run: 95.5nm (172.9km)
17 40.794s 177 23.178e

Hauled out at Vuda Marina. Should be back in tomorrow.... With new antifoul and buffed topsides.

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Thu Aug 18 11:36 2016 NZST
Run: 147.9nm (267.7km)
17 40.934s 178 50.180e

Anchored off Levuka after rough overnight sail from Vanua Balavu. Started off v pleasant but no wind. Deteriorated at 8pm and Russell seasick for the first time on OYNAS. I managed to keep my seasick tablets Down. Just! Ready for fresh bread and to explore the old capital.

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Mon Aug 15 10:21 2016 NZST
Run: 13.3nm (24.1km)
17 20.413s 178 56.950w

Anchored off Susui Village. Heading up to Avea today then make our way back around top of Vanua Balavu.

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Sun Aug 7 9:42 2016 NZST
Run: 74.8nm (135.4km)
Avg: 4.8knts
24hr: 115.1nm
17 09.846s 179 01.820w

Anchored beautiful Bay of Islands, Vanua Belavu. Whale sounded nearby just inside reef! Ready for swim and breaky.

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Sat Aug 6 18:06 2016 NZST
Run: 28.5nm (51.6km)
17 02.488s 179 50.700e

Heading to Vanua Belavu from Savusavu. Overnight sail.

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Thu Jul 28 10:30 2016 NZST
Run: 46.2nm (83.6km)
16 50.351s 179 28.133e

Heading back to Savusavu from Fawn Harbour. Sent from my iPad

Sat Jul 23 9:12 2016 NZST
Run: 51.7nm (93.6km)
16 26.227s 179 58.375w

Just leaving beautiful Albert Cove, Rabi Island. 2 v friendly families ashore. (Sevusevu not required ). Great snorkelling on the outer reef. Sent from my iPad

Sat Jul 16 15:45 2016 NZST
Run: 253.2nm (458.3km)
16 46.693s 179 19.988e

Have been in Savusavu since Monday. Jamie back onboard for a fortnight from today so heading out probably tomorrow towards Tavaeuni...

Sat Jul 9 12:36 2016 NZST
Run: 207.4nm (375.4km)
18 07.287s 177 05.631w

En-route to Savusavu, Fiji. Flat seas, sunny skies, little wind.

Sun Jun 26 15:07 2016 NZST
18 39.577s 173 58.936w

Back in familiar territory... Neifu, Vava'u after leaving Haano Island in the Ha'apai very early this morn.

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Sun Jun 26 15:03 2016 NZST
Run: 75.8nm (137.2km)
Avg: 2.8knts
24hr: 66.2nm
18 39.577s 173 58.936w

Back in familiar territory... Neifu, Vava'u after leaving Haano Island in the Ha'apai very early this morn.

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Sat Jun 25 11:33 2016 NZST
Run: 12.5nm (22.6km)
19 43.071s 174 17.074w

Foa Island. Sent from my iPad

Mon Jun 20 11:19 2016 NZST
Run: 12.3nm (22.3km)
19 50.989s 174 24.900w

Uoleva Island. Nearly caught a small skipjack tuna en route but came off at the transom :( Sent from my iPad

Sat Jun 18 14:16 2016 NZST
Run: 87.5nm (158.4km)
20 01.214s 174 28.058w

Island hopping thru the Ha'apai. At Limu Island.

Tue Jun 14 1:34 2016 NZST
Run: 8.1nm (14.7km)
21 02.727s 175 15.606w

anchored of Atata. Ready for early start up to the Ha'apai Group.

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Wed Jun 8 8:45 2016 NZST
Run: 251.2nm (454.7km)
Avg: 3.8knts
24hr: 91.1nm
21 08.324s 175 11.066w

Arrived Nukualofa,Tonga yesterday! Good nights sleep last night for all.

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Congratulations Oynas on another successful passage. We are with you in spirit. Enjoy. Have fun. Be safe.
Sun Jun 5 14:36 2016 NZST
Run: 171.6nm (310.6km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 142.5nm
23 43.046s 177 57.300w

Course change direct to Tongatapu. All well.

Sat Jun 4 9:42 2016 NZST
Run: 121.2nm (219.4km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 156.5nm
25 38.633s 179 40.751w

Sunny with light cloud. Flat seas, long lazy 2m swell. Sailing.

Fri Jun 3 15:07 2016 NZST
Run: 162.1nm (293.4km)
Avg: 6knts
24hr: 144.3nm
27 08.504s 179 18.237e

Sunny. Flat seas and motoring.

Thu Jun 2 12:09 2016 NZST
Run: 274.5nm (496.8km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 148.8nm
29 09.960s 177 57.712e

Great day yesterday. Dodging squalls today.

Tue May 31 15:52 2016 NZST
Run: 203.2nm (367.8km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 170nm
32 37.883s 175 42.009e
Weather: 20-25knot wind. 2-3m swell.

Left yesterday. Good progress. All good onboard.

Following your progress, looks like a good breeze.

Freezing cold! Very busy. Grandson not even close according to today's visit. You are making great progress. X
Mon May 30 11:11 2016 NZST
Run: 4.1nm (7.4km)
35 15.417s 174 06.325e

NZ we love you...our home. But you are too cold now so Tonga bound now! Sent from my iPad

Sat May 21 15:41 2016 NZST
35 18.904s 174 07.279e

Testing. In Opua – awaiting weather window to head to Tonga via Minerva

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