Mon Nov 20 22:31 2017 NZDT
Run: 48.4nm (87.6km)
32 55.326S 151 45.737E

We are now in Newcastle, we arrived Sunday the 19 of November in the afternoon. We had a nice last day with NE winds apr 20 knots. We will stay here some days before we continue south.

Welcome to Australia , hope you enjoy yourselves , we are at Cammeray , driving to Melbourne next Sun. 26th , back Dec. 16th , Regards Doug & Sandra (Freycinet II)
Sun Nov 19 7:51 2017 NZDT
Speed: 4knts
Run: 149.5nm (270.6km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 161.6nm
32 35.483S 152 29.722E
Weather: 14 knots NE, 50% cc, 1 m waves, 1 m swell

Sailing slowly along the Australian coast. Not much wind, sailing wing-wing, rolling from side to side. Will come to Newcastle Sunday afternoon.

Sat Nov 18 9:39 2017 NZDT
Speed: 6knts
Run: 166.8nm (301.9km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 154.6nm
31 01.677S 154 15.307E
Weather: 20 knots E, 90% cc, 2 m waves, 1 m swell

Nice sailing yesterday, then the wind turned to east and increased. Waves from one direction and swell from another. Not so comfortable any more! A bit rain. 172 nm to Newcastle.

Nice forecast to finish. NE 15 ish maybe 20 going ENE 10 ish. I fly on Monday so see you hopefully in January. Stuart at Blackwattle few more days then Cammeray.
Fri Nov 17 7:45 2017 NZDT
Speed: 5 for engineknts
Run: 163nm (295km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 163.3nm
29 12.335S 156 05.079E
Weather: 8 knts SE, 30% cc, small waves, 1 m swell

Yesterday was as nice as the day before. No waves, light wind, good sail (but no wind during the night). The forecast looks good, so we decided to head for Newcastle instead. 317 nm to go.

Thu Nov 16 7:48 2017 NZDT
Speed: 6 for engineknts
Run: 146.7nm (265.5km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 146.7nm
27 29.259S 157 55.232E
Weather: 6 knts SE, 10% cc, no waves, no swell

Not so much wind yesterday, but we could sail as there was no waves. Fantastic sunny weather. A fine sun set, but some distant clouds, maybe rain later. 300 nm to Coffs Harbour.

Wed Nov 15 7:48 2017 NZDT
Speed: 6 for engineknts
Run: 169.8nm (307.3km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 169.4nm
26 17.464S 159 53.224E
Weather: 10 knts SE, 20% cc, 0.5 m waves, 1 m swell

We had a nice sail yesterday in flat water, the wind dropped more and more and the engine came on at 23.00 yesterday evening. The wind is picking up, will be sailing soon. Half way to Coffs Harbour, 427 to go.

Tue Nov 14 7:45 2017 NZDT
Speed: 6-7knts
Run: 185.5nm (335.8km)
Avg: 7.8knts
24hr: 187.1nm
24 55.370S 162 09.006E
Weather: 15 knts SE, 20% cc, 1 m waves

Good sailing in almost flat water. 575 nm to Coffs harbour.

Mon Nov 13 7:57 2017 NZDT
Speed: 6-7knts
Run: 142.1nm (257.2km)
23 24.061S 164 34.371E
Weather: 17 knts SE, 20% cc,

We left Noumea, New Caledonia yesterday and are now 124 nm on or way to Coffs Harbour. 736 to go. Nasty waves yesterday, better now. Wind OK except for some hours this night. All well.

Thu Nov 2 9:03 2017 NZDT
Run: 329.3nm (596km)
22 16.602S 166 26.403E

In Noumea, preparing for sailing to Australia

Tue Aug 22 6:33 2017 NZST
Speed: 6-7knts
Run: 152.5nm (276km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 154.1nm
17 52.617S 168 23.210E
Weather: 15-20 knts SE, 20% cc,

We are just south of Port Vila, will be there at 09.00 (NZ time). Had a good sailing yesterday, we got the S wind in the morning and SE at 12.00.

Mon Aug 21 6:48 2017 NZST
Speed: 3-5knts
Run: 106.3nm (192.4km)
Avg: 4.4knts
24hr: 105.4nm
17 25.717S 170 39.205E
Weather: 10-15 knts SW, 100% cc,

Yesterday we had W wind turning to SW. Tacking the whole day. Waiting for the S wind to come! All well.

Sun Aug 20 6:36 2017 NZST
Speed: 3-5knts
Run: 130.7nm (236.6km)
Avg: 5.5knts
24hr: 131.5nm
18 01.575S 172 08.453E
Weather: 5-10 knts W, 90% cc,

Motoring yesterday from 11 am to 04 am today. No wind - no seas. When the wind returned it was from the west - as predicted. The waves are back. Lots of Chinese fishing vessels.

Sat Aug 19 6:45 2017 NZST
Speed: 3knts
Run: 117.6nm (212.9km)
Avg: 4.9knts
24hr: 116.9nm
17 55.666S 174 07.540E
Weather: 5-10 knts E-NE, 90% cc,

We are drifting towards Port Vila! The wind is in the process of shifting to N. Engine will come on soon. Have a booby (brun sula) as guest and got a small bonito yesterday. All well.

Fri Aug 18 6:36 2017 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 165.1nm (298.8km)
17 58.296S 175 54.841E
Weather: 12-15 knts SE, 70% cc,

On our way from Vuda Marina, Fiji to Port Vila, Vanuatu. Left Fiji (the reef) at 15.40. Then 20 knots, 2.5 m swell. Now the swell lower, 2 m.

Wed Jun 7 9:41 2017 NZST
Run: 34.1nm (61.7km)
18 07.415S 178 25.311E

We arrived in Suva Monday at 13.00 and are anchored at the Royal Suva Yacht Club. All is well (and wet) on board.

Thank you Patricia and David for the information on the radio. It feels good to hear your professional voices in the morning when we are out there on our own!

Mon Jun 5 6:45 2017 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 142.3nm (257.6km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 146.9nm
18 34.097S 178 38.802E
Weather: 10-12 knts SE, 100% cc,

Good sailing through the night and still sailing even if the wind has dropped. Could see the lights in Suva before the daylight. Got a 1.3 m, 12 kg mahi-mahi yesterday! 30 nm to anchoring in Suva, will be there at lunch time.

Sun Jun 4 7:30 2017 NZST
Speed: 5,5knts
Run: 298.7nm (540.6km)
Avg: 12.1knts
24hr: 290.2nm
20 35.224S 178 12.816E
Weather: 5 knts S, 90% cc, 1009 baro

Motor during the night, no wind. Still under engine. A swell picked up during the last hours, no waves. 150 nm to Suva.

Sat Jun 3 6:48 2017 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 353.2nm (639.3km)
Avg: 14.7knts
24hr: 352.5nm
22 21.957S 177 33.242W
Weather: 10 knts S, 90% cc, 1010 baro

The front came 14.00 yesterday and the wind shifted to NW, W and now S. Had 15-20 knots, the most was 25. The waves picked up, now 1,5 mtr with a choppy top. All well on board!

Fri Jun 2 6:45 2017 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 131nm (237.1km)
Avg: 5.5knts
24hr: 132.1nm
24 06.105S 177 12.833E
Weather: 15knts NE, 80% cc, 1012 baro

Sailing in good wind since last evening. Up to 20 knots during the night. Now 12-15 knots. Swell less than one meter, small choppy waves on top. 380 nm to Suva.

Thu Jun 1 6:57 2017 NZST
Speed: 3.0knts
Run: 111.1nm (201.1km)
Avg: 4.6knts
24hr: 111.1nm
25 59.757S 177 08.081E
Weather: 4 knts S, 25% cc, 1017 baro

Have been sailing slowly last day and night. Flat sea, less than 0,5 m swell. Not fast progress, but sailing in the right direction!

Wed May 31 6:57 2017 NZST
Speed: 5.0knts
Run: 151nm (273.3km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 148.8nm
27 33.796S 176 44.142E
Weather: 3knts NE, 90% cc, 1018 baro

No wind, no sailing. Engine on. Long swell, 0,5 m. 580 nm to Suva on Fiji.

Tue May 30 6:36 2017 NZST
Speed: 6.0knts
Run: 152.1nm (275.3km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 153.7nm
29 41.839S 176 12.358E
Weather: 1knt, 50% cc, 1020 baro

No wind. Motoring. Sea flat, swell less than one meter.

Mon May 29 6:51 2017 NZST
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 176.7nm (319.8km)
Avg: 7.4knts
24hr: 177.8nm
31 50.837S 175 39.615E
Weather: 15knots SW, 70% cc, 1019 baro

Good sailing, wind 10-15 knots from a SW direction. Flat water during the night, now building up, but not much. Good progress.

Sun May 28 7:00 2017 NZST
Run: 107.5nm (194.6km)
34 20.385S 174 58.747E
Weather: 10 knts WSW, 50% cc, 1014 baro

Started from Marsden Cove yesterday afternoon. Could sail after 5 hours by engine. Since then sailing on nicely with a 6 knots speed.

Fri May 19 19:22 2017 NZST
Run: 11.2nm (20.3km)
35 50.284S 174 28.066E

Marsden Cove Marina, waiting for good weather to sail to Fiji

Great to see you pop up again. We are sitting in London (not sure if you heard but Marks mum passed away suddenly in January ) we have been here ever since sorting out her affairs. Off to the Monaco Grand Prix next week then plan a trip to Scotland before we head home hopefully late June. Missing all our cruising friends and Bakvenie. Keep waiting for a good window, it will come but sure doesn't look hopeful in the foreseeable. Better to be cold than bold. Hope you have enjoyed your time in NZ. Take care
Thu Dec 8 14:02 2016 NZDT
Run: 30.6nm (55.4km)
35 43.433S 174 19.618E

In Whangarei

Fri Nov 25 9:03 2016 NZDT
Run: 138.1nm (250km)
Avg: 5.2knts
24hr: 125.5nm
35 18.833S 174 07.365E
Weather: 12 knts N, 100% cc, 1008 baro

Arrived in Opua 06.30 on the 25 Nov. Good sailing the last 12 hours, increasing northerly wind and rain. Good to be in Opua after a nice sail from Tonga. Thank you Gulf Harbour Radio for your support!

Thu Nov 24 6:39 2016 NZDT
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 139nm (251.6km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 140.2nm
33 23.249S 174 46.091E
Weather: 4 knts SW, 100% cc, 1017 baro

No wind yesterday, motor on the whole day. Same start this day. Flat sea. Current against us. 120 to Upoa.

Wed Nov 23 6:51 2016 NZDT
Speed: 6.0knts
Run: 170.8nm (309.1km)
Avg: 7.2knts
24hr: 171.9nm
31 26.686S 175 23.093E
Weather: 5 knts E, 60% cc, 1021 baro

Good wind yesterday, but now the wind has gone, engine on. 0.5 swell, small waves. 241 to Opua.

Hejsan, skoj att snart träffas. Vi kommer inte att kunna möta i Opua eftersom vårt hus levereras fre/lör, och sen kommer anslutningarna att jobbas med nästa vecka och vi måste nog vara här. Vårt tele är 021-997 592, hör av er när det passar. Monica o Bosse
Tue Nov 22 7:00 2016 NZDT
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 174.1nm (315.1km)
Avg: 7.2knts
24hr: 173.4nm
29 07.251S 176 21.395E
Weather: 15knots SE, 70% cc, 1020 baro

Good sailing, wind 12-18 knots from a SE direction. Swell is building up again. Still 3 sails, making good progress.

Mon Nov 21 6:54 2016 NZDT
Speed: 6.0knts
Run: 163nm (295km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 162.3nm
27 01.778S 177 56.889E
Weather: 12knts SE, 90% cc, 1018 baro

Night sailing good, during the day the wind is uneven in strength. Almost no swell but some small choppy seas. Sailing with genua, cutter and main at 6 knots.

Sun Nov 20 6:48 2016 NZDT
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 147.6nm (267.2km)
24 59.739S 179 16.588E
Weather: 15knts E, 80% cc, 1016 baro

Left N Minerva yesterday morning. Good sailing, choppy seas of now 1.5 m.

Mon Nov 14 11:21 2016 NZDT
Run: 2.6nm (4.7km)
23 39.324S 178 53.907W
Weather: 9knts E, 30% cc, 1013 baro

Still anchored at North Minerva, but now in the SE corner. Will have a walk on the reef later today.

Fri Nov 11 7:00 2016 NZDT
Run: 158.9nm (287.6km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 157.9nm
23 37.125S 178 54.371W
Weather: 9knts E, 0.5 m sea, 100% cc, 1011 baro

Anchored at Minerva. Good winds yesterday, lighter winds during the night.

Thu Nov 10 6:51 2016 NZDT
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 140.8nm (254.8km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 150nm
21 59.454S 177 08.760W
Weather: 15knts SE, 1.5 m sea, 20% cc, 1011 baro

Variable winds during the night, now good winds again. Confused seas even if it is a bit better now. 140 nm to Minerva.

Wed Nov 9 8:19 2016 NZDT
21 07.555S 175 09.777W

Today we start from Nukualofa, Tonga (Big Mamas Yacht Club) and first stop will probably be at North Minerva.

Fri Nov 4 17:29 2016 NZDT
Run: 9291.1nm (16816.9km)
Avg: 66762.4knts
24hr: 1602297.5nm
21 07.535S 175 09.771W

Still testing!

Fri Nov 4 17:21 2016 NZDT
Run: 9291.2nm (16817.1km)
Avg: 126.9knts
24hr: 3045nm
21 07.506S 175 09761W

Tue Nov 1 16:07 2016 NZDT
21 07.495S 175 09.758W

Mon Oct 31 14:27 2016 NZDT
21 07.506s 175 09.761w
Weather: Today it is raining. 1009 on the bar. No wind so far

At anchor, but we will leave Nukualofa, Tonga in the coming week(s) for Opua.

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