Mon Oct 8 8:26 2018 NZDT
Run: 230.7nm (417.6km)
10 25S 161 02W

can now hear Allan but the position came from Andrew on Eye candy.

Mon Oct 1 8:55 2018 NZDT
Run: 6.1nm (11km)
9 0S 157 58W

Still at penyryn and will be there another few days. did not hear if he went to church yesterday, and this is not his anchor position as we still cannot hear him well enough.

Thu Sep 27 7:30 2018 NZST
Run: 153.6nm (278km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 153.8nm
08 58S 158 03W
Weather: E15-20. Had a bit of rain

via trevor again but i can just hear alan now. great porgress to the west.AWOB

Wed Sep 26 7:32 2018 NZST
Run: 872.9nm (1579.9km)
Avg: 22.2knts
24hr: 533.9nm
08 56S 155 48W
Weather: less than 10 and he has been motoring for two days

About 125nm from Penhryn. All well. Thanks to Trevor for the info. GHRadio still cannot hear Alan

Mon Sep 24 16:17 2018 NZST
Run: 941.3nm (1703.8km)
Avg: 9knts
24hr: 215.6nm
21 0S 151 56W

very poor propagation and this came via pilgrim this morning.

Thu Sep 20 7:30 2018 NZST
Run: 359.1nm (650km)
Avg: 5knts
24hr: 121.2nm
09 29S 144 23W

all well. Info from Ron on Pligrim

Mon Sep 17 8:23 2018 NZST
Run: 612.1nm (1107.9km)
09 57S 139 08W

leaving Tahuata Marquesas at 0500 local time. Wow, he is up early.

Thu Jul 5 7:23 2018 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 304.5nm (551.1km)
Avg: 7.4knts
24hr: 177.1nm
18 33S 141 19W
Weather: Wind 5N, 40%cc, calm seas


Tue Jul 3 14:07 2018 NZST
Run: 207.4nm (375.4km)
Avg: 4knts
24hr: 94.8nm
20 25S 145 33W
Weather: 15-20NE 100%cc bar1013 Shwrs

at anchor AnuAnuRaro Atoll plan to leave soon, uncomfortable anchorage

Sun Jul 1 9:37 2018 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 152.2nm (275.5km)
Avg: 8knts
24hr: 191.5nm
23 25S 145 27W
Weather: wind 10-15 WNW bar 1018 90%CC calm seas 1.5M SW swell.

Has been motor sailing for much of the previous 24 hours but sailing now. All Ok onboard.

Sat Jun 30 14:33 2018 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 144.3nm (261.2km)
Avg: 4.7knts
24hr: 113nm
24 53S 147 15W
Weather: 100%cld, wind SE10, 1.5m SW swell

all well, mtr sailing for a bit, now sailing

Fri Jun 29 7:53 2018 NZST
Speed: 7.5knts
Run: 211.6nm (383km)
Avg: 8.7knts
24hr: 207.8nm
26 16S 148 59w
Weather: ssw20-30, mod 1.5msw swell, 10%cc, 1011

all well

Thu Jun 28 7:27 2018 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 131.8nm (238.6km)
Avg: 5.5knts
24hr: 132.3nm
27 35S 152 05W
Weather: 1008, NNW10 35%cc, 1m NE swell

all well but not much wind last night. Alan is hard to hear now and GHRadio will be off air for a month so trevor on Villamee is going to talk to him each day for an update. He will pass these on to GHR and I will put them on YIT but these reports will be delayed in posting.

Wed Jun 27 7:33 2018 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 80.3nm (145.3km)
Avg: 3.3knts
24hr: 80.4nm
28 18S 154 05W
Weather: 15NW, 1012, 100%cc, calm seas

wow. Sounds good. Alan had to hove to for about 15hr last night due strong head winds. It will be at least another 500 miles before he heads north east.

Tue Jun 26 7:34 2018 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 155.3nm (281.1km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 155nm
29 21S 154 39W
Weather: 20-25ESE, 1019, 50%cc, 1m se swell

AWOB. Good sailing now

Mon Jun 25 7:31 2018 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 315.4nm (570.9km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 157.8nm
30 48S 156 38W
Weather: 10-15SSE, 1022, 40%cc, calm im swell

Am not hearing Alan at GHRadio so these reports now coming via our wonderful relay - Trevor on Villamee currently in Fuluga Fiji

Sat Jun 23 7:32 2018 NZST
Speed: 7.5knts
Run: 165nm (298.7km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 165nm
33 21S 161 06W
Weather: SW20, 994, 100%cc, 2.5m swell from w

low has passed and all well on board.

Fri Jun 22 7:32 2018 NZST
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 40nm (72.4km)
34 04.46S 163 50.10W
Weather: 20-25NW, 1009, 15%cc

Frestay now fixed. Wind will move to SW 20-25 tomorrow so he will have plenty to do.

Thu Jun 21 7:36 2018 NZST
Run: 149.1nm (269.9km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 150.5nm
34 28.8S 164 20.1w
Weather: 15SW, seas OK

Has a broken fore stay to fix this morning. (Sorry I put back stay in before my brain started working).

Wed Jun 20 7:49 2018 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 175.9nm (318.4km)
Avg: 7.2knts
24hr: 174nm
34 58.2S 166 53.5W
Weather: 10-15wsw, 1011, 100%cc

had up to 30kts ast night and it is not looking mellow for a while so loose objects will get tied down!

Tue Jun 19 7:33 2018 NZST
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 161.8nm (292.9km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 164.2nm
35 45.2S 169 51.7W
Weather: 15nw, 1014, 95%CC


Mon Jun 18 7:54 2018 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 1306.9nm (2365.5km)
36 55S 172 23W
Weather: 20-25WNW tending W, 1011, 30%cc

still wind around before a wind shift wednesday. Alan sounds good.

Thu Nov 30 8:21 2017 NZDT
Speed: 5.5msknts
Run: 142.6nm (258.1km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 142.3nm
30 43S 166 03E
Weather: 15-20ese, 1021, 100%cc,

hard on the wind but making progress. This is our last day on the net to pick Alan up. May get a report from Maritime.

Hi! I met Alan out at Chesterfield Reef in October when he came in to fix his halyard and we were waiting for the weather to clear on the Queensland coast. I was aboard Skellum a 46ft catamaran. I just wanted to reach out and say hi, he mentioned if I ever got to NZ to come and say hello as I never got the chance to come aboard Quintessa and check out his shell collection and I was very keen too do that, but I didn't grab contact info before we left! Would like to stay in touch. Raylene
Wed Nov 29 8:17 2017 NZDT
Speed: 5knts
Run: 149.2nm (270.1km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 149.1nm
29 18S 164 19E
Weather: ene10-15, 50%cc, 1020

Pointing to Nelson at the moment but this is better than Puysegur! All well

Tue Nov 28 8:16 2017 NZDT
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 405nm (733.1km)
Avg: 4.2knts
24hr: 101.6nm
27 26S 163 05E
Weather: 10-15 ene, 5%cc, 1018,

an annoying up to 2kt west set but otherwise good progress on his way to Marsden Cove

Sat Nov 25 8:30 2017 NZDT
Weather: 15-20 ene, 70%cc, 1012

hove to as strong SE last night and has an issue to deal with. Also has problems with Inmarsat so will maybe need some comms help with Customs. Stay tuned.

Fri Nov 24 8:36 2017 NZDT
Speed: 4.5knts
Run: 43.1nm (78km)
22 17S 160 0E
Weather: squally last night, 15-20ese, 100%cc, 1012

TACKING! holy smoke, he must be getting desperate.

Thu Nov 16 8:43 2017 NZDT
21 51S 159 31E
Weather: light ese

will be here another up to a week and then will move out as running short of some essentials

Sat Oct 28 9:06 2017 NZDT
Run: 43.9nm (79.5km)
21 51S 159 31E
Weather: light 0-5NE, 60%cc, 1017

looking for favourable wind to head to Noumea but nothing in the foreseeable future so just as well it is a good spot. A clear day yesterday.

Tue Oct 24 8:33 2017 NZDT
Run: 110.8nm (200.5km)
21 26S 159 00E
Weather: 5-10SSE 80%cc, 1017

This was from yesterday as I forgot to put it in. Too busy talking to Alan who will be at this spot for a few days - but who knows!

Fri Oct 20 8:45 2017 NZDT
Run: 2.3nm (4.2km)
19 54.9756s 158 26.90676e
Weather: 15ese, 1011, 26C

Will stay at Chesterfield for a few more days. Before moving to another location

Sat Oct 14 8:36 2017 NZDT
Run: 343.8nm (622.3km)
Avg: 7.2knts
24hr: 173.2nm
19 53S 158 27E
Weather: E5, 1007

Arrived Chesterfield so will be doing boat maintenance today.

Thu Oct 12 8:58 2017 NZDT
Run: 331.5nm (600km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 166.1nm
15 05S 159 49E
Weather: 20SE, 90%cc, 1017

290 to Chesterfield but he is running a small foresail as the halyard broke on the job

Tue Oct 10 9:04 2017 NZDT
Run: 35.8nm (64.8km)
10 28S 161 09E
Weather: ssw backing to SSE light

left Honiara yesterday and on his way to Chesterfield. About 4 days away

Mon Sep 18 7:46 2017 NZST
Run: 124.5nm (225.3km)
10 22S 161 40E
Weather: a bit squally. Tomorrow ese20

Mon Sep 4 7:51 2017 NZST
Run: 18.9nm (34.2km)
09 07S 160 21E
Weather: very windy yesterday

On the north side of Florida island. Making a quick trip to Honiara to replace the money stolen in the weekend .

Fri Aug 25 7:54 2017 NZST
Run: 26.9nm (48.7km)
09 00S 160 06E
Weather: less than 5 SE, 20%cc

anchored at a reef for diving. Will be in the Solomons for a couple of months. Will pop into the radio from time to time

Wed Aug 23 8:00 2017 NZST
Run: 128.7nm (232.9km)
9 22S 159 58E

Been in Honiara since Monday. All peaceful since RAMSI left. Birthday yesterday. Will move off in a few days.

Fri Aug 18 8:15 2017 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 145.9nm (264.1km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 150.8nm
10 36S 161 23E
Weather: 15-20 G25


Thu Aug 17 9:02 2017 NZST
Run: 19.4nm (35.1km)
12 17S 160 05E

a quick contact today.

Wed Aug 16 7:39 2017 NZST
Run: 258.8nm (468.4km)
Avg: 5.5knts
24hr: 130.8nm
12 30S 159 54E
Weather: 100%CC, 25?

ALL WELL heading for the North Indispensible Reef. 10nm to go . Was last there in 2004 and remembers mediocre diving

Mon Aug 14 8:10 2017 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 174.8nm (316.4km)
15 22S 157 25E
Weather: 20-25ee

wind will be steady for a few days but no fronts

Tue Aug 8 8:02 2017 NZST
Run: 119.8nm (216.8km)
Avg: 5knts
24hr: 119.8nm
17 24S 155 51E
Weather: 30%cc, 1013 rising, SE 5-10

waiting to enter. Strong winds thursday and friday but the winds overnight were onlu 15NE

Mon Aug 7 8:02 2017 NZST
Run: 123.1nm (222.8km)
Avg: 2.6knts
24hr: 61.5nm
18 17S 157 25E
Weather: 1012, 15-20NE, 60%cc

100nm to go

Sat Aug 5 8:00 2017 NZST
Run: 52.8nm (95.6km)
19 19S 158 57E
Weather: 5E, 10%cc, 1015

In a new spot. Not looking promising so may move on.

Mon Jul 24 8:05 2017 NZST
Run: 3.1nm (5.6km)
19 54.9756s 158 26.90676e
Weather: 10-15se, 1015, has been stronger

Thu Jul 20 7:32 2017 NZST
No position sent.
Weather: winds around the clock in 15-20 range. Now S

Still in Chesterfield

Mon Jul 10 7:40 2017 NZST
Run: 147.8nm (267.5km)
19 57.3S 158 28.3E
Weather: SE15

Alan is now at Chesterfield Reef

Mon Jun 26 11:42 2017 NZST
21 51S 159 32E
Weather: less than 10SE, 50%cc,

will likely be at this reef area for another week Wx looks OK for this

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