Wed Aug 15 6:36 2018 NZST
Run: 397.9nm (720.2km)
21 58.84809S 169 17.46930W

Exploring the Haapai group. We hear whale song through the hull at night!

Wed Jul 18 12:48 2018 NZST
Run: 202.9nm (367.2km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 171.5nm
21 04.6390S 175 24.1998W
Weather: winds 10 knts SE, mostly cloudy, 110% humidity

At approaches to Tongatapu. Great passage. All is well.

Hey, we are at Big Mamas. Pangaimotu. Where are you? We saw on YIT that you were coming into Tongatapu today!!!!!!! Would love to see ya,
Tue Jul 17 8:24 2018 NZST
Run: 85.4nm (154.6km)
23 05.7369S 177 42.2342W
Weather: winds 15 knts SE, mostly cloudy

Enroute to Tongatapu. All is well.

Sun Jul 15 8:33 2018 NZST
Run: 95.6nm (173km)
23 37.2670S 178 55.3629W
Weather: winds 10 knts SE, mostly clear

Enjoying our 3rd week at Minerva North. Whales are comming by the boat several times a day. All is well.

Sat Jun 30 9:27 2018 NZST
24 55.65S 179 25.23W
Weather: winds 12 knts SE, mostly cloudy

Arrived at Minerva North at 9 AM this morning. There is enough room in here for a navy! All is well.

Thu Jun 28 13:15 2018 NZST
7 knts
Run: 266.1nm (481.6km)
Avg: 7.4knts
24hr: 176.4nm
24 55.65S 179 25.23W
Weather: winds 15 knts SSE, 2 meter seas, partly cloudy

Winds clocked around to push us straight at our destination. But alas, we can't run straight down wind without messing with the whisker pole or spinnaker. So we gibed for the last day and a half. On a nice broach reach right now surfing the back of the swell. Will pick a spot to heave-to for the night and enter the North reef in the morning. All is well.

Wed Jun 27 1:03 2018 NZST
7.5 knts
Run: 248.8nm (450.3km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 162.9nm
28 26.16S 178 48.34E
Weather: winds 20 knts SW, 2 meter seas, scattered clouds

Winds shifted behind us for a broad reach. The "waves from every direction" mess of the first few days is replaced with swell matching the wind direction. It is getting warmer. YES!! Talked with Legacy and Cosmo on the VHF. Looking forward to meeting some new friends at Minerva.

Mon Jun 25 12:24 2018 NZST
8 knts
Run: 74.8nm (135.4km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 164.7nm
31 51.86S 177 32.31E
Weather: winds 22 knts WNW, 2 meter seas, scattered clouds

Winds picked up at 0300. Put in a second reef with the sunrise. We are moving well but the ride is a bit bumpy. All is well.

Mon Jun 25 1:30 2018 NZST
7.5 kts
Run: 84.8nm (153.5km)
Avg: 23.9knts
24hr: 573.3nm
32 38.72S 176 39.11E
Weather: winds 16 knts WNW, 1.5 meter seas, light rain

Presently on a nice beam reach. All is well

Sun Jun 24 21:57 2018 NZST
7 knts
Run: 154.9nm (280.4km)
Avg: 5.1knts
24hr: 121.7nm
33 37.97S 175 46.88E
Weather: winds variable 10-14 knts WNW, 1.6 meter seas, mostly clear skies

Had to motor all night. Winds shifted West at 11 AM and increased. Presently on a nice beam reach. All is well.

Sat Jun 23 15:24 2018 NZST
Run: 15.7nm (28.4km)
35 40.75S 174 40.15E
Weather: 6knts SW, slight seas, partly cloudy

Just leaving the Whangarei Heads. Headed to Minerva Reefs.

Fri Jun 22 20:26 2018 NZST
Run: 11.1nm (20.1km)
35 50.26149S 174 28.16304E

We are clearing out tomorrow morning and headed for Minerva Reefs and Tonga.

Sun May 27 8:54 2018 NZST
Run: 0.1nm (0.2km)
35 43.512S 174 19.667E

Our refit is finally drawing to a close! We will start looking for a weather window in about a week.

Thu Dec 1 17:13 2016 NZDT
Run: 35.9nm (65km)
35 43.43218S 174 19.56823E

After a wonderful sail down the coast we motored up the river to Whangerei. What a nice place for a marina! We are loving the fresh produce. We are reachable at rich@controlsolve.com or +1.913.406.7611

Sat Nov 26 10:16 2016 NZDT
Run: 77.4nm (140.1km)
Avg: 3.4knts
24hr: 82.5nm
35 14.34684S 174 5.89965E

We've arrived in beautiful New Zealand! The customs and biosecurity process was very straightforward. The officials were friendly and professional. All for now. Rich Michelle Andy Ants

Fri Nov 25 11:45 2016 NZDT
Run: 147.8nm (267.5km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 166.1nm
34 08.30S 173 50.79E
Weather: 20knts NNE, swell 1.0 m, mostly cloudy, 1009 baro

We are on a fast jibe parallel and 50 NM off the coast. We'll turn towards Opua when we draw even. ETA about Midnight. Next report should be from the Q dock. All is well. Rich Michelle Andy Ants

Thu Nov 24 14:24 2016 NZDT
Run: 181.7nm (328.9km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 162.7nm
32 10.95S 172 48.86E
Weather: 8knts E, swell 1.0 m, partly cloudy, 1013.5 baro

Winds have dropped further so we've been motor-sailing the last 18 hours. Running the port engine makes hot showers possible. Yippee! 220 to go. All is well. Rich Michelle Andy Ants

Going great, glad all well on board. Not far to go now!

Hello, Looks like you will be coming to New Zealand. We look forward to meeting the new owners of Pogeyan. We also own a Leopard 47 (owner's version), and we love it. Looking forward to meeting y'all. From: Sandy & Rankin, s/v Gypsea Heart (currently docked at the wharf in Opua).

Hello Gypsy Heart!  We look forward to meeting you  as well.  It's 10AM on Saturday and we just cleared customs.  We'll be at slip K17.
Wed Nov 23 11:36 2016 NZDT
Run: 189.5nm (343km)
Avg: 7.8knts
24hr: 187.9nm
29 33.88S 173 05.53E
Weather: 15knts E, swell 1.5 m, mostly cloudy, 1020 baro

Winds have dropped and moved to the East. Swell has reduced also - thank goodness. 350 to go. All is well. Rich Michelle Andy Ant

Tue Nov 22 11:24 2016 NZDT
Run: 171.7nm (310.8km)
Avg: 7.6knts
24hr: 181.9nm
26 57.37S 174 3.10E
Weather: 17knts ESE, swell 2.0 m, overcast, 1019 baro

We are making relentless progress south and the swell is making relentless progress North. WHAM! WHAM! WHAM! I love my catamaran! All is well. Rich Michelle Andy Ants

Mon Nov 21 12:45 2016 NZDT
Run: 195.1nm (353.1km)
Avg: 7.6knts
24hr: 182.5nm
24 29.71S 174 26.00E
Weather: 21knts ESE, swell 2.5-3 m, partly cloudy, 1016 baro

We are still shouldering into heavy swell. The temperature is now noticeably cooler. It's the first time we North Americans have headed South into cooler weather! All is well. Rich,Michelle,Andy,Ants

Sun Nov 20 11:06 2016 NZDT
Run: 176.6nm (319.6km)
Avg: 9.6knts
24hr: 229.8nm
21 42.71S 174 56.74E
Weather: 17knts ESE, heavy seas, partly cloudy, 1014 baro

Moving along well. Crew is settled into routine. The blue desert is beautiful but still quite lumpy. Trying to slow down a bit for a better ride. All is well. Rich,Michelle,Andy,Ants

Sat Nov 19 16:39 2016 NZDT
Run: 151.3nm (273.9km)
19 15.12S 175 40.9E
Weather: 18knts SSE, heavy seas, clear, 1010 baro

Bouncing along on 2-3 meter swell. No mal-de-mer thank goodness. Making good time. All is well.

Wed Nov 16 9:27 2016 NZDT
Run: 25.4nm (46km)
17 46.35249S 177 22.96320E

Had a lovely sail down the Mamanuca chain Monday. Making a quick stop here and Denarau then over to say goodbye to our friends at Vuda. 19-Nov looks like our best departure date at this point.

Mon Nov 14 8:28 2016 NZDT
Run: 23.5nm (42.5km)
17 36.40912S 177 2.35013E

Doing a bit of sightseeing in the Mamanuca chain while waiting for a weather window. Anticipating a 17-Nov departure for Opua...

Tue Nov 8 15:29 2016 NZDT
17 40.89158S 177 23.19269E

New crew arrived. After my trampoline arrives I'm outta here.... weather willing.

Sun Oct 30 8:47 2016 NZDT
17 40.88162S 177 23.15975E

Will start looking for a departure window to Opua starting November 7.

Sat Oct 22 8:29 2016 NZDT
Run: 30.4nm (55km)
17 40.87484S 177 23.15825E

At Vuda Marina prepping for the passage to New Zealand

Mon Sep 5 17:58 2016 NZST
17 19.383s 177 7.065e

We motored up from musket Cove to Waya today. These islands look like the Marquesas. Lush rugged and beautiful.

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