Raw Cotton

Wed Nov 13 10:59 2019 NZDT
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We plan to leave Fiji on Monday 18th bound for Opua NZ

Thu Jun 13 16:09 2019 NZST
GPS: 17 40’54”S 177 23”12”E
Run: 730.9nm (1322.9km)
Avg: 4.1knts
24hr: 99.5nm
Weather: Sunny 26 C 18 Knts SE winds

Arrived Monday arvo after reasonble but lumpy trip from New Cal Heading out to islands tomorrow after shopping in Lautoka Fiji ( Indian style) Lovely peoples here and great weather ALL GOOD 👍😃

Thu Jun 6 7:54 2019 NZST
GPS: 22 38S 167 26E
Run: 68.7nm (124.3km)
Weather: Cloudy but pleasant

Leaving isle de pins today for Fiji hopefully a Rhumb Linre shot and arr Sunday Monday next week

Sat Jun 1 12:02 2019 NZST
GPS: 22 16S 166 26E
Weather: Overcast and humid

Preparing to throw lines at Port Moselle and spend a day or two in grand lagoon before heading to Fiji via isle de Pins

Thu May 30 15:43 2019 NZST
GPS: 22 16S 166 26E
Run: 69.1nm (125.1km)
Avg: 8.8knts
24hr: 211.3nm
Weather: Hot and beautiful

Hi all

Apologies as no post till now but to hard to get internet enroute

We have arrive a few days ago into Noumea one of my favourite spots as abase in Nouvelle Calédonie

We had a marvellous 6 day champagne sail arriving at Isle de Pins first for a look at our Raymarine depth gauge as was playing up. We had a great crew and are now relaxing after washing to great yacht down and enjoying locals hospitality. Follow us too on FB

Love to all

Thu May 30 7:52 2019 NZST
GPS: 22 39S 167 26E
Run: 963.5nm (1743.9km)
Avg: 4.5knts
24hr: 108.8nm
Weather: Cloudy but pleasant

Preparing to leave Isle de Pins New Cal for Fiji after a rest waiting for weather break. Expect to arrive late Sunday or Monday next week

Tue May 21 11:17 2019 NZST
GPS: 35 19S 174 7E
Weather: Beautiful but no wind

Checked out and will motor until we get wind and plans changed for now as may drop into Noumea NC before getting the right winds for Fiji

Fri May 17 15:06 2019 NZST
GPS: 35 19S 174 7E
Run: 1.2nm (2.2km)
Weather: Still lovely with cooler nights but haven't needed a fire yet :-)

Still getting boat ready

One crew member decided to jump ship and we have an old hand from Kimberley Rose coming on Sunday so hope to throw the lines Mon/Tues

Tue May 7 13:07 2019 NZST
GPS: 35 18S 174 7E
Run: 558.6nm (1011.1km)
Weather: very pleasant in Opua

Getting ready to depart Opua next week on a rising moon

Sat Nov 25 7:45 2017 NZDT
GPS: 35 31S 174 118W
Run: 1171.3nm (2120.1km)
Avg: 3.3knts
24hr: 78.6nm
Weather: High over Northland NZ

We have arrived safe on Thursday at 12.30 pm after 12 days at sea in what was a very challenging crossing. We got everything Reg winds gods could throw at us. Apologies to those following us re updates but we had limited power for several days an d no motors

Safe Now 👍⚓😉

Fri Nov 10 10:00 2017 NZDT
GPS: 18 39.81887S 173 56.61690W
Run: 0.6nm (1.1km)
Weather: Lovely winds light from ENE

Departing today 4 POB

Paul King Skipper from Perth and Opua

Crew :

Nigel and Alana Chesterfield Evans

Barry Brown all from Busselton

Conditions looking good for 6 day sail to NZ

Next report from Opua

Fri Nov 3 11:45 2017 NZDT
GPS: 18 39.76764S 173 57.19883W
Run: 0.7nm (1.3km)

Planning a depart around 10/11/17 for Opua via Minerva with 4 POB

Sat Jul 22 11:39 2017 NZST
GPS: 18 39.67006S 173 57.82454W
Run: 0.6nm (1.1km)
Weather: Delightful sunny and clear

Crew all good well fed and watered and lots of snorkling

Sun Jul 16 17:38 2017 NZST
GPS: 18 39.41879S 173 58.29575W
Run: 11.3nm (20.5km)
Avg: 830.2knts
24hr: 19924.9nm

Sun Jul 16 17:38 2017 NZST
GPS: 18 43.35556S 174 7.83068W
Run: 0.7nm (1.3km)
Weather: Getting better and had sun today

Back in Neiafu Vavau provisioning tomorrow

Sun Jul 16 10:51 2017 NZST
GPS: 18 42.98243S 174 8.32249W
Run: 0.7nm (1.3km)
Avg: 37.6knts
24hr: 902.7nm

Sun Jul 16 10:50 2017 NZST
GPS: 18 42.74587S 174 8.93789W
Run: 0.6nm (1.1km)
Weather: Sunny cloudy 10 knots in bay

One of our favorite Vavau bays and off to town later today r morning to renew visas

Wed Jul 12 13:02 2017 NZST
GPS: 18 42.73462S 174 8.39181W
Run: 7.7nm (13.9km)
Weather: Perfect

Arrived at Blue Lagoon on high tide this morning after seeing whales yesterday

This place is heaven 👍⚓

Sat Jul 8 21:03 2017 NZST
GPS: 18 42.19468S 174 1.34703W
Run: 1nm (1.8km)
Avg: 7.3knts
24hr: 175.3nm

Sat Jul 8 20:55 2017 NZST
GPS: 18 41.52477S 174 1.87531W
Run: 8.3nm (15km)
Weather: Windy wet now still

Spent too many days in Nieafau but Kings birthday celebrations a hoot ! Now in French named bay called Port Mourelle and looking for sunshine tom

Thu Jul 6 6:52 2017 NZST
GPS: 18 42.79465S 173 54.36127W
Run: 6.2nm (11.2km)
Avg: 485.2knts
24hr: 11645.2nm

Thu Jul 6 6:52 2017 NZST
GPS: 18 39.52587S 173 58.91620W
Run: 72.8nm (131.8km)

Arrived all good and safe Vavau for The Kings birthday celebrations and went for a Wednesday celebration yesterday. Crew change yesterday

Sun Jul 2 16:29 2017 NZST
GPS: 19 40.28115S 174 17.21819W
Run: 10.3nm (18.6km)
Avg: 515knts
24hr: 12360nm

Sun Jul 2 16:28 2017 NZST
GPS: 19 48.72308S 174 20.36797W
Run: 0.6nm (1.1km)

Big day night in Lofanga Island lagoon west and don't recommend the access but lovely once over the reef

Now delightful anchorage on Ha'ano Island

Off to Vavau tomr

Fri Jun 30 16:20 2017 NZST
GPS: 19 48.62618S 174 20.92672W
Run: 2.6nm (4.7km)
Avg: 123.2knts
24hr: 2955.8nm

Fri Jun 30 16:19 2017 NZST
GPS: 19 50.80863S 174 21.57303W
Run: 3.5nm (6.3km)

Left our favourite island for Pantai provioning

Wed Jun 28 15:08 2017 NZST
GPS: 19 51.01300S 174 24.83300W
Run: 2.5nm (4.5km)

These bays are just getting better. Off to the Seachange Resort this arvo for sunset drinks

Tue Jun 27 17:20 2017 NZST
GPS: 19 53.14827S 174 24.69011W

Great day for the Kiwis and another nice day for us snorkling and fishing as we head slowly north

Tue Jun 27 17:18 2017 NZST
GPS: 19 53.15100S 174 24.69100W
Run: 6.2nm (11.2km)

Sun Jun 25 14:06 2017 NZST
GPS: 19 57.45409S 174 28.15187W
Run: 16nm (29km)

Sitting off Tofana Island WS in 7 mths crystal clear water beach camp fire tonight on typical tropical South Pacific Island

Thu Jun 22 12:58 2017 NZST
GPS: 19 56.47200S 174 42.93600W

Thu Jun 22 12:58 2017 NZST
GPS: 19 56.47200S 174 42.93600W
Run: 88.1nm (159.5km)

Last night arrived in dark to a crap anchorage and very windy this morning moved to clear sandy bottom bay Ha'afeva island West and stay here till winds abate

Tue Jun 20 8:38 2017 NZST
GPS: 21 08.32S 175 11.06W
Run: 6563.1nm (11879.2km)
Avg: 17334.7knts
24hr: 416032.2nm

Nuku'alofa Harbour

Tue Jun 20 8:15 2017 NZST
GPS: 16 58.36446S 72 46.40625W

Arrived safe in Nuku'alofa after stop at Minerva Reef

Issues with Mastervolt unit re charging

Now heading to Fiji via Haapai and Vavau islands

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