PEREGRINE

PEREGRINE

Tue Oct 23 10:27 2018 NZDT
Run: 210.9nm (381.7km)
Avg: 8.5knts
24hr: 204.5nm
24 03S 155 31E

S/V PEREGRINE Not much wind, motor sailing, calm seas, things are going very well on board.

Our passage is going very smoothly. Even though there is not much wind, we are comfortable and enjoying this passage.


Mon Oct 22 9:42 2018 NZDT
Run: 180.5nm (326.7km)
Avg: 7.8knts
24hr: 186.7nm
23 43S 158 50E

S/V PEREGRINE Not much wind, motor sailing, calm seas, things are going very well on board.

Had a lovely fried chicken dinner last night. It's nice to have the comfort on board to be able to cook!!!


Sun Oct 21 10:30 2018 NZDT
Run: 646.1nm (1169.4km)
23 10S 161 37E

S/V PEREGRINE Not much wind, motor sailing, calm seas, things are going very well on board.

Had a lovely T Bone steak dinner last night. It's nice to have the comfort on board to be able to cook!!!


Sat Aug 25 11:40 2018 NZST
Run: 491.3nm (889.3km)
16 6.555S 168 7.915E

Saw incredible 3 day ancient festival on Ambrym island in Vanuatu. 13 boats here at Nopul village. Have had 3 earthquakes, one very scary when we were all scrambling to get out of a rickety building on a cliff. Hike up to a volcano rim tomorrow. Been very rainy for several days. Clear today and gusty. Having a great time.


Lovely to read your report and to know you’re back in beautiful Vanuatu. xx PG
Sat Jun 30 9:50 2018 NZST
No position sent.
Weather: Nice with occasional showers. Very windy today

Still in Port Vila, Vanuatu, but took a small plane to Pentecost Island where we saw the incredible land diving and a fantastic waterfall. Fun hikes and swims. Also drank Kava, yuk!


Sun Jun 17 8:28 2018 NZST
Run: 219.4nm (397.1km)
21 41.40574S 172 47.27443E
Weather: The weather is simply lovely!!!

We are on a mooring in Port Vila after two weeks of cruising 3 other islands. Maestro is here with Len Erin and Trenton, a great surprise for us. Touring Efate the island today in a fun van and then a jazz barbecue.


Tue Jun 12 14:56 2018 NZST
No position sent.
Weather: Calm and warm

Still anchored in Port Resolution in Tanna. Visited the volcano and it was absolutely incredible. Getting a lot of ash on the boat, wishing for rain now. Locals in the small village are very friendly. Three other boats here we know. Will have a potluck on the beach today.


Looks like a amazing place and the volcano has been erupting since 1774! WOW! Miss you and hope you are having the time of your life.Lots of love always, Lynn
Mon Jun 11 9:57 2018 NZST
No position sent.
Weather: Calm and sunny with ash

We are anchored at Port Resolution Bay on Tanna right next to Yasur Volcano and heading up to see the Volcano today. All is well on board. Exciting and adventurous!!


Thu Jun 7 13:24 2018 NZST
Run: 497.9nm (901.2km)
Avg: 3.1knts
24hr: 73.6nm
20 14S 169 46E

S/V PEREGRINE is successfully in Vanuatu after 6 days at sea. We ran into 12 hours of 4 meter seas and 40 knot winds, and for the rest of the trip we had fair seas. We made the crossing in 6 days two days earlier than expected because the weather and seas were in our favor. Our satellite connection was out for a few days, of course when we needed it the most so this is why our update on YIT is so far behind the dates that we actually did come in. We arrived on Sunday at 3:00pm and customs checked us in right away because they were here for a cruise ship coming in on Monday. Now it is raining for a few days before we go to Tanna and see the live and active volcano.


Thu May 31 19:00 2018 NZST
Run: 193.1nm (349.5km)
Avg: 8.1knts
24hr: 194.7nm
27 13S 171 42E

S/V PEREGRINE Not much wind, motor sailing, calm seas,and we are able to be above the front coming in. It will be just below us, so we are staying focused to make sure we are above and out of harms way. We will be in port by June 3, 2 days earlier than expected. All is well on board. Bill had a great Bday, I made him a TBone steak and he loved it.


Good speed - great to hear you are beating the weather. Thinking of you... stag safe! Xx
Wed May 30 19:12 2018 NZST
Run: 228.6nm (413.8km)
Avg: 7.8knts
24hr: 187.6nm
29 55S 172 31E

S/V PEREGRINE Not much wind, motor sailing, calm seas, things are going very well on board.


Tue May 29 13:57 2018 NZST
Run: 155nm (280.6km)
33 07S 173 30E

S/V PEREGRINE begins the 9 day sail to Vanuatu on Monday at 5:00 pm New Zealand time.

we're traveling at 6.5 knots on a 332 heading. We have traveled roughly 135 Nautical miles of our 950 nautical mile trip.

The weather conditions are clear, rolling seas with 1/2 to 1 SE meter seas. Happy the seas are not so big, yet the rolling can be annoying.

Today is Bill's Birthday. Happy Birthday to Bill. He is 68 years old today. All else is grand on board hoping to make a nice T bone steak dinner for the birthday boy...seas permitting...


Nice departure! Hope everything goes well! Happy Birthday captain Bill!! Update as you can! Xxoo
Sat May 26 20:49 2018 NZST
35 18s 174 07e

Waiting for a weather window, hopefully Tuesday.

Holding out in Opua, provisioned for anything. Destination Vanuatu


Fri Nov 11 14:06 2016 NZDT
Run: 169.5nm (306.8km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 138.6nm
35 18S 174 07E

S/V PEREGRINE wings her way into the Opua Bay of Islands Marina with an inventory of things that need to be fixed on the 10 day eventful crossing from Vuda, Fiji leaving Weds 11:00 am and arriving into Opua, NZ 10:30 Friday am. Frig not working, bow thruster not working, cracks in the davit that holds the dingy up, small dent in the bow and teak from the anchor bashing when we were bashing even though it was very secured, major spring cleaning to do and a sense of accomplishment that is euphoric. We are next to Plan Sea, our buddies, and also Joanna is here as well. So far this is all we know. Praise the Heavens we are safe and sound. Thank you all for following our journey, your support has gotten us through the tough times, and now that we are safe, LET'S PARTY:):):)


Thu Nov 10 8:45 2016 NZDT
Run: 134.2nm (242.9km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 141.9nm
32 57.168S 174 58.468E

Winds SS 10-15 knots, boat speed 5.3 knots, heading 190T, 1 meter seas SSW, 30% cloud coverage. We have finally got into the high and are now feeling some relief..it has been an extremely rough 2 days, yet I think we are in the clear now to finish our crossing to Opua. We have 150 miles to go and should be in port by friday afternoon. We will be getting some northerly winds that will pick our speed up and have a fabulous finish to a mixed bag crossing. Life is good and The Pair of Grins have their Grins back:):)


Wed Nov 9 10:03 2016 NZDT
Run: 15.2nm (27.5km)
Avg: 10.7knts
24hr: 257.7nm
31 04.135S 175 31.788E

Winds SS 20 knots, boat speed 5.8 knots, heading 188T, 3 meter seas SSW 3 meter swells SSE, 50% cloud coverage. It's nuts out here, have you seen Urban Cowboy with John Travolta, that's what this is out here bronco bull riding, we have to bash because we need to get in by friday to mix the next big front coming in on Fri midnight. Just plan f&#king goofy..and that's the truth. We are about to come into a high so things should calm down by tomorrow midday or hopefully sooner. In the mean time we are holding on tight and the galley is closed...


Wed Nov 9 8:38 2016 NZDT
Speed: 5.8mknts
Run: 298.1nm (539.6km)
Avg: 12.9knts
24hr: 310.6nm
30 51S 175 31E
Weather: 20S, 3m SSW swell

Tue Nov 8 9:36 2016 NZDT
Run: 190.7nm (345.2km)
Avg: 203.7knts
24hr: 4889.2nm
26 32.235S 175 31.788E

Winds N 3 knots, boat speed 5.8 knots, heading 187T, flat seas, 5% cloud coverage. We're playing Dodge Boat, as we dodged a low front north of us by getting below it, and will be dodging a low front south of us by staying north of it and letting it pass at around 29 degrees south. Yesterday full sail, today no sails...The Pacific Ocean is now a giant swimming pool that our boat fits in...:) We're not swimming though...:) All is Grand on Board in the Grand scheme of things.


Tue Nov 8 8:39 2016 NZDT
Speed: 3.5knts
Run: 63nm (114km)
Avg: 2.6knts
24hr: 63.3nm
29 17S 175 50E
Weather: 12SSW, 1.5-2m swell with period of 3-4sec

eta Friday


Mon Nov 7 8:47 2016 NZDT
Speed: 6.4knts
Run: 225nm (407.3km)
Avg: 9.9knts
24hr: 237nm
29 45S 174 56E
Weather: N8, 1m swell

Sun Nov 6 10:00 2016 NZDT
Run: 143.1nm (259km)
Avg: 5.6knts
24hr: 135.5nm
26 32.235S 175 31.788E

Winds N 3 knots, boat speed 5.8 knots, heading 187T, flat seas, 5% cloud coverage. We're playing Dodge Boat, as we dodged a low front north of us by getting below it, and will be dodging a low front south of us by staying north of it and letting it pass at around 29 degrees south. Yesterday full sail, today no sails...The Pacific Ocean is now a giant swimming pool that our boat fits in...:) We're not swimming though...:) All is Grand on Board in the Grand scheme of things.


Sat Nov 5 8:39 2016 NZDT
Run: 137.8nm (249.4km)
Avg: 6knts
24hr: 143.5nm
24 32.958S 176 10.357E

Winds ESE 10 knots, boat speed 5 1/2 knots, heading 195T, small waves, maybe 1/2 ft from E. We're full sail on a closed reach, having such a smooth ride, the wind directions are lovely really. We are a bull's eye in a 10 miles radius circle, which clearly portrays our planet's roundness. The water is so blue, and the skies are blue and white, my favorite combination...we have not seen a sail boat at all, yet we know some are out there:):):) All good on board...peace and quiet...fantastic.


Fri Nov 4 9:36 2016 NZDT
Run: 17.3nm (31.3km)
Avg: 17knts
24hr: 407.7nm
22 57.883S 177 29.731E

Winds E 5 knots, boat speed 5 1/2 knots, heading 190T, small waves, maybe 1/2 ft from E. Second night watch went super,no problems, great sunrise, and also nice and warm breezes. No moon the stars were amazing..not a boat in sight. Traveled 125 miles second day...all is delightful on board, enjoying the peace and quiet:):)


Fri Nov 4 8:34 2016 NZDT
Speed: 5.5mknts
Run: 136.4nm (246.9km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 146.3nm
22 43S 177 32E

I might have the wrong peregrine


Thu Nov 3 10:12 2016 NZDT
Run: 86.5nm (156.6km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 139.3nm
20 49.098S 178 06.803E

Winds E 12 knots, boat speed 5 knots, heading 180T, small waves, maybe 1 1/2 ft from ENE. First night watch went super,no problems, great sunrise, and also nice and warm breezes. No moon the stars were amazing..not a boat in sight. Traveled 120 first day...all is delightful on board, enjoying the peace and quiet:):)


Wed Nov 2 19:18 2016 NZDT
Run: 177.5nm (321.3km)
19 34.782S 178 18.170E

set sail for Opua this morning at 11:00am, conditions couldn't be kinder, E 15 knot winds, 180 heading, under one meter seas, 10% cloud coverage, traveling 6 knots...loving life, miss Fiji already, all is well on board.


Fri Aug 19 8:28 2016 NZST
Run: 37.8nm (68.4km)
17 16.27S 177 07.01E

The wings of The Peregrine B have landed in the North Bay of Waya named Nalauwaki. Its raining....yet this bay protects us from the 1 meter west swells, so is sure feels swell to be protected from the swells. Great internet here and having a fine rest.


Wed Jun 22 11:29 2016 NZST
Run: 71.2nm (128.9km)
Avg: 2.5knts
24hr: 61nm
17 45.801S 177 21.954E

anchored off vuda awaiting check in we made it, wow what a wild toads ride...2 days fantastic 6 days yikes made it in 8 days and 4 hours came in almost a day ahead of schedule. we are safe and well and so happy to be in the Bula Country of Kindness...


Helloooooo Pair of Grins, so SO happy to hear you have arrived safely. Now for the rewards...... Hope to catch up with a glass of bubbles soon. xxxx
Tue Jun 21 7:27 2016 NZST
Speed: 6.2knts
Run: 154.3nm (279.3km)
Avg: 7.7knts
24hr: 185.8nm
18 44S 177 00E

Wind is 22knts E 3 Meter Rolling and confused seas 7 second periods, had the full moon last night just fabulous, this has been great at night can see everything love that full moon tired crew on board 60 nautical miles to go to get to vuda, will be anchoring by 5:00pm.


Hi Pair of Grins - are you still grinning or are you just tooooo tired? Happy landings in Vuda today - sounds like it's been a boisterous trip. Hope you're holding up OK and have the cool drinks ready! We're still in Whangarei - weather window didn't eventuate this week, but we're ready to go as soon as we get the word... xx
Mon Jun 20 11:31 2016 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 561.1nm (1015.6km)
Avg: 20.4knts
24hr: 488.7nm
20 56S 176 36E

Wind is 20knts ESE 3 Meter Rolling and confused seas 12 second periods, tonight we will have the full moon, at night can see everything love that full moon all is grand on board gusts have been less frequent


Sun Jun 19 7:57 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 281.9nm (510.2km)
Avg: 11.8knts
24hr: 283.5nm
29 02.80S 176 56.17E

Wind is 18knts ESE 2 Meter Rolling and confused seas 7 second periods, had two great days of fine sailing and now its back to the high seas for the next couple days on monday night we will have the full moon, this has been great at night can see everything love that full moon all is grand on board getting alot of exercise trying to get around the boat so its all good but those gusts man are those gusts something else the boat shakes rattles and rolls...no doubt about it


We are watching your progress. Its about now we look at each other and say, "who's idea was this?"
Sat Jun 18 8:05 2016 NZST
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 190.9nm (345.5km)
Avg: 8.2knts
24hr: 197.5nm
24 58.037S 176 57.037E

15 knts SSE winds 1 meter confused seas with 8 second interval all is grand on board 400 nautical miles to go will be in vuda for sure by weds and maybe tues yay)


Fri Jun 17 8:54 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 170.9nm (309.3km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 166.3nm
27 32.435S 175 50.008E

20 knts SE winds 3 meter confused seas with 8 second interval all is grand on board and we are almost half way to fiji:)


Thu Jun 16 8:14 2016 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 119.5nm (216.3km)
Avg: 7.2knts
24hr: 173.5nm
29 59.63S 175 29.17E

Motoring along with 8 knts wind and 2 meter rolling seas 10% cloud coverage


Your getting closer to Fiji... looking forward to seeing you guys here! Chris and Chris
Wed Jun 15 15:42 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 257.5nm (466.1km)
Avg: 5knts
24hr: 120.5nm
31 42.80S 175 16.17E
Weather: seas calm with a very tiny roll 7knts wind more wind coming

motoring along nicely, peregrine is on a heading straight towards the abandoned boat Platino, she is 1220 nm in front of us by last report by tomorrow we will be in that area and with the updated position from Peter Mott we will have more information. all is well on board, we are a happy pair of grins..


Mon Jun 13 12:26 2016 NZST
35 18.82542S 174 7.31183E

and many many buddy boats we are all going to see each other out there, because if its going to happen its going to happen out there....per captain Bill


Mon Jun 13 12:25 2016 NZST
Run: 6.8nm (12.3km)
Avg: 326.4knts
24hr: 7833.6nm
35 18.83503S 174 7.31743E

After 5 going away parties and 2 provisioning parties we have launched and are now underway on our way to Vuda, Fiji. 1100 Nautical Miles and


Mon Jun 13 12:24 2016 NZST
Run: 173.9nm (314.8km)
35 18.83474S 174 .07.31768E

OUR WINDOW HAS COME IN:):):)


Sun May 15 10:33 2016 NZST
Run: 173.8nm (314.6km)
37 49.69357S 174 7.66846E

Anchored in Otaio Bay all equipment checks out good looking like taking off to Fiji next thurs


Tue May 10 17:02 2016 NZST
Run: 315.4nm (570.9km)
35 18.841s 174 7.314e

In Opua, awaiting final projects and then weather window to Savusavu, Fiji.


Sat Nov 21 8:37 2015 NZDT
Speed: 6knts
Run: 315.4nm (570.9km)
30 45S 174 09E
Weather: wnw12

all good ahead and even Auckland will have better weather than now.


Wed Nov 4 13:15 2015 NZDT
Run: 127.8nm (231.3km)
Avg: 4.2knts
24hr: 100.7nm
35 18.825S 174 07.318E

Came onto Quarantine dock by 2:00am Weds , total trip took 8 days 8 hours. Two rough kind of days,sweet trip, listening to Moody Blues before noon, weds, pinch me because life can't get better than this, weather refreshing.


Kia Ora! You guys must be exhausted! When the dust settles, give us a call, either on skype or landline: 6-834-2906 or mobile: 027-452-0911.
Tue Nov 3 6:48 2015 NZDT
Speed: 3.5knts
Run: 147.8nm (267.5km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 150.5nm
33 47S 175 23E
Weather: winds from the south at 5-7 knts, clear skies, 2-3 foot swells

As bands of gold and orange danced in abstract shapes by the PEREGRINE and the sunset began to fade, large phosfloresents and reflections of stars dazzled the glass surface of the flatly calm ocean like a spectacular tray of diamonds, THRILLER plays in the background and a large sea creature flaps it's fin in the distance.


Mon Nov 2 7:14 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5.7knts
Run: 152.9nm (276.7km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 150.4nm
31 53S 176 33E

air getting colder as we get closer to our goal,calm seas,wind ESE 8-10 knots, clear skies


If you come in on the 5th, don't be surprised if you see fireworks...it's Guy Fawkes Day (google it when you get in)! Getting so excited...you're nearly here! Love you!
Sun Nov 1 6:50 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5knts
Run: 299.9nm (542.8km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 147.5nm
29 50S 177 31E

conditions settling down, 10 to 15 knts SE winds, 1M swells, blue skies all is good on board, sweet ride at the moment


You guys are making good headway...thanks for keeping us all posted! Call us when you get to Gulf Harbour! Love you long time!

Hi Bill and Maria, So glad to hear it has calmed down for you. I was saying my prayers. Happy Halloween!
Sat Oct 31 7:09 2015 NZDT
Speed: 7knts

30 knt winds 3 meter swells heeling to port wild ride wow]


Fri Oct 30 6:03 2015 NZDT
Speed: 6.3knts
Run: 176nm (318.6km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 155.6nm
25 33S 176 44E

gone from east wind to west wind on a starboard tack all is good


Thu Oct 29 2:54 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5.3knts
Run: 116nm (210km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 153.8nm
23 03S 177 16E

all is well aboard light winds and small waves


I'm watching you! Sending you smooth sea's and happy sailing. I love you!
Wed Oct 28 8:47 2015 NZDT
Speed: 6knts
Run: 166.3nm (301km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 151.9nm
21 25.7S 177 44E
Weather: se12

Hopefully GHR will pick the correct peregrine for these reports!


Tue Oct 27 6:31 2015 NZDT
Speed: 6knts
Run: 105.2nm (190.4km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 151.2nm
18 71.732S 178 41.363E
Weather: 9knots SE, slight seas, clear skies, full moon

calm seas and light wind on a close reach sail hoping weather stays calm


Mon Oct 26 13:49 2015 NZDT
17 40.80S 178 50.17E
Weather: clear and calm a great day to jump

anchored at Levuka, received go ahead for weather window through Bruce Buckley from Perth, awaiting check out and diesel fuel,Gulf Harbor here we come


Sun Oct 25 19:21 2015 NZDT
Run: 87.1nm (157.7km)
17 40.806S 178 50.151E

Levuka is where we are at, and looking for the window of opportunity to open up for the jump. Great weather here which makes it a really neat place to be, first capitol and all...also fuel dock, NICE. Planning to jump as soon as the green light appears:):):)


Thinking of you two and praying for a safe passage. Can't wait to see you here in NZ! Lots of love, Jennifer
Fri Oct 23 10:09 2015 NZDT
16 56s 179 54e
Weather: calm and glassy

We are on a free mooring ball at Paradise Taveuni Resort on the sw side of Taveuni. The resort is completely cruiser friendly and has all of the facilities a cruiser would want from showers to laundry to wonderful snorkeling and provisioning...don't pass this place up yachties if you have a chance to experience this piece of world class paradise :):):) We are waiting for a window to head to New Zealand


Helloooooo dear GG and Capt Bill, so good to see you on Yit. We will follow your progress and especially your passage to NZ with interest. xx Irene and Lionel

Thought I'd say a quick "hello" to Irene and Lionel...it was lovely meeting you both a couple of weeks ago and thank you, once again, Irene, for your help at the Pinktober "High Tea With a Difference". Loved seeing your beautiful "home" via Skype! If you are ever near Napier, would love to see you again and we have a spare room, if you'd like to come ashore! Cheers, Jennifer

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