RED

RED

Wed Oct 10 10:01 2018 NZDT
Run: 37.1nm (67.2km)
47 39.447N 122 55.0446W
Weather: Sunny and calm

It's been an incredible 12 years with RED - better than we had even imagined, and now RED's happily tied at the Pleasant Harbor Marina on Washington's Hood Canal. All the projects are complete and RED's looking for new owners who'll set sail again! Please spread the word.


Cheers,

Fran & Richard


Thu Jun 14 5:49 2018 NZST
Run: 6915.6nm (12517.2km)
47 15N 122 24W
Weather: Overcast, temp 60, no wind

RED is back in the US! Just offloaded from the good ship MV PARSIFAL in Tacoma after an exciting far east cruise from Auckland to Australia then Korea and Japan. We'll meet RED in Seattle in the next day or two to re-step the mast, etc.


We're so excited to see our RED boat again!


PS - RED is for sale - available in July!


OurREDBoat.com


Wed Dec 6 19:19 2017 NZDT
Run: 255.5nm (462.5km)
Avg: 4.3knts
24hr: 102.3nm
35 9.19968s 174 9.43404e

Arrived yesterday around 2 at the Opua Customs dock. 6 days, 2 hours, dock to dock. Glad to be here.


Mon Dec 4 7:24 2017 NZDT
Speed:
7.8 knts
knts
Run: 221.2nm (400.4km)
Avg: 9.1knts
24hr: 219.4nm
31 29S 174 41E
Weather: 20.5 ESE, 8' seas. 50% cloud cover, baro 1015.2 up 1

All is well aboard


Sun Dec 3 7:12 2017 NZDT
Speed:
7.3 knts
knts
Run: 576nm (1042.6km)
Avg: 23.1knts
24hr: 554.1nm
28 23S 175 36E
Weather: 20.5 E, 8 to 10' seas. 100% cloud cover, baro 1012.6 dn 2

All is well aboard - squalls overnight


Sat Dec 2 6:15 2017 NZDT
Speed:
7.6 knts
knts
Run: 165nm (298.7km)
Avg: 7.6knts
24hr: 181.2nm
20 03S 175 31E
Weather: 17.6 E, 6' seas. 40% cloud cover, 10157 baro, steady

All is well aboard - grateful for the wind change and the decreasing sea state


Fri Dec 1 8:24 2017 NZDT
Speed:
6 knts
knts
Run: 196.9nm (356.4km)
Avg: 7.9knts
24hr: 190.2nm
22 25S 175 51E
Weather: 21knts SE, 8' seas, sky 50%, 1014.8 baro, up 1 in last 3 hours

Sailing along nicely - a bit sloppy with these seas. Gusts in the low 30's every hour.


Thu Nov 30 7:33 2017 NZDT
Speed:
7 knts
knts
Run: 141.4nm (255.9km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 147.6nm
19 38S 176 30E
Weather: 18knts SE, 8' seas, sky 50%, 1010 baro, up 1 in last 3 hours

Sailing along nicely - a bit sloppy with these seas.


Wed Nov 29 8:33 2017 NZDT
Run: 13.2nm (23.9km)
17 46S 177 23E
Weather: 86 degrees, 10knots from the north, clear blue skies! Barometer 1010 - steady

All's good aboard the good ship RED. We check out of Port Denarau at 10 AM and head for Navulu pass and New Zealand! Looks to be a lovely passage ahead of us!


Fri Oct 20 8:32 2017 NZDT
Run: 173.2nm (313.5km)
17 46S 177 11E
Weather: Partly sunny, blustery with winds to 25 in the last 24 hours. Barometer at 1011 and steady.

Enjoying the fleshpots of Musket Cove!


Fri Oct 13 17:18 2017 NZDT
Speed:
0 knts
knts
Weather: 10.5 knts Sw, slight seas, sky 10%, 1012.9 baro steady

HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY to be here! Thanks for your help!


Bula Richard and Fran . Good to see RED back in your favourite cruising grounds . Enjoy but head for the mangroves if a cyclone approaches ...ZEN made it through Winston without a scratch . Oscar and Peta
Tue Oct 10 7:24 2017 NZDT
Speed:
6.1knts
knts
20 00S 175 59E
Weather: 6knts SE, slight seas, sky 40%, 1013.2 baro steady

motorsailing in calm seas - sunny day, lots of diesel - life is GREAT!


Tue Oct 10 7:15 2017 NZDT
Speed:
6.1knts
knts
Run: 160.9nm (291.2km)
Avg: 9.4knts
24hr: 225.2nm
20 00S 175 59E
Weather: 6knts SE, slight seas, sky 40%, 1013.2 baro steady

motorsailing in calm seas - sunny day, lots of diesel - life is GREAT!


Mon Oct 9 14:06 2017 NZDT
Speed:
6.4knts
knts
Run: 192.4nm (348.2km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 155.2nm
22 19S 175 44E
Weather: 4.5knts SE, slight seas, clear sky, 1015.6 baro steady

motorsailing in calm seas - sunny day, lots of diesel - life is GREAT!


Sun Oct 8 8:21 2017 NZDT
Speed:
7knts
knts
Run: 374.2nm (677.3km)
Avg: 7.8knts
24hr: 187.8nm
25 05S 175 24E
Weather: 7knts SE, slight seas, 20% clouds, 1018 baro steady

motorsailing in calm seas - sunny day, lots of diesel - life is GREAT!


Fri Oct 6 8:31 2017 NZDT
Speed:
5
knts
Run: 178.4nm (322.9km)
Avg: 7.4knts
24hr: 178.7nm
30 28S 174 45E
Weather: SE8, 1mSE swell, 40%cc, 1023

all well


Thu Oct 5 8:33 2017 NZDT
Speed:
6.6
knts
Run: 157.7nm (285.4km)
33 02S 174 26E
Weather: S9, sw swell, 30%cc, 1024

All well heading north to Fiji.


Fri Nov 27 22:22 2015 NZDT
Speed:
0 kt
knts
Run: 112nm (202.7km)
Avg: 7.4knts
24hr: 178.6nm
35 18s 174 07e
Weather: Wind: 9.8 knots NW, Seas: Nil, Cloud Cover: 100%, 1018 Steady Barometer

Arrived 'Q' dock at Opua at 2045, November 27, 2015. Celebrations begun 2046!! Thanks for all your help on this great passage. Cheers, Fran & Richard


Fri Nov 27 7:19 2015 NZDT
Speed:
7.2 kt
knts
Run: 208.5nm (377.4km)
Avg: 8.6knts
24hr: 206.9nm
33 41s 174 15e
Weather: Wind: 3.6 knots SW, Seas: 4' E swell, Cloud Cover: 30%, 1020 Steady Barometer

Motoring, ETA to Opua 'Q' dock: late evening Friday (today). We celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday with roast chicken (no turkey), Richard's 'World Famous' mashed potatoes, and the annual playing of Alice's Restaurant Thanksgiving Day Massacre. Was lovely! Now, we have beers chilling in the fridge for the Q dock party tonight! So nice to be so close!


Thu Nov 26 7:08 2015 NZDT
Speed:
7.7 kt
knts
Run: 198.3nm (358.9km)
Avg: 8.3knts
24hr: 198.4nm
30 40s 174 19e
Weather: Wind: 7 knots E, Seas: 4' E swell, Cloud Cover: 20%, 1021 Steady Barometer

Began motor-sailing 2230 yesterday as winds dropped to less than 10 kt. Nice very long period swells of about 4' with less than 1' wind waves, a very good ride.


Wed Nov 25 7:09 2015 NZDT
Speed:
5.7
knts
Run: 197.7nm (357.8km)
Avg: 8.3knts
24hr: 198.7nm
27 48s 174 26e
Weather: Wind: 10 knots E, Seas: 4' E swell, Cloud Cover: 50%, 1020 Steady Barometer

Someone just turned off the wind, we'll begin motor-sailing soon. Fleece and woolies came out for night watch. It's still warm and lovely during the day. The moon has been a nice companion on this passage.


Tue Nov 24 7:16 2015 NZDT
Speed:
6.6
knts
Run: 210.6nm (381.2km)
Avg: 9.3knts
24hr: 223.2nm
25 01s 175 10e
Weather: Wind: 12 knots SE, Seas: 4' SE swell, Cloud Cover: 60%, 1017 Steady Barometer

Decreasing wind, cooler at last, nice conditions.


Mon Nov 23 8:37 2015 NZDT
Speed:
6.4
knts
Run: 187.1nm (338.7km)
Avg: 7.4knts
24hr: 176.5nm
22 03.6S 175 58.1E
Weather: ESE17, 4' comfortable seas, 20%cc, 1015 rising

all good


Sun Nov 22 7:11 2015 NZDT
Speed:
6.5
knts
Run: 123.2nm (223km)
Avg: 3.2knts
24hr: 77.1nm
19 27.7s 176 46.9e
Weather: Wind: 21 knots SE, Seas: 8' SE swell, Cloud Cover: 80%, 1012 Rising Barometer

We exited Navula Pass around 1500 yesterday. The winds and seas have been abating since. We had dolphins farewelling us as we left Fiji - lovely!


Fri Nov 20 16:49 2015 NZDT
Run: 0.1nm (0.2km)
17 46.3s 177 22.9e

Sitting in Port Denarau, about to enjoy our last night in Fiji with good friends, food and libations. We clear Customs in the morning and head for open waters.


Thu Nov 19 12:02 2015 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
Run: 0.5nm (0.9km)
Avg: 5knts
24hr: 120nm
17 46.4s 177 22.9e

Test from the dock at Port Denarau using the YIT app


Thu Nov 19 11:56 2015 NZDT
Speed:
0 knots
knts
Run: 1.1nm (2km)
17 46S 177 23E
Weather: Wind: 10, Seas: flat, Cloud Cover: 0%, 1011 Barometer

On the dock at Port Denarau, preparing to depart to NZ on Saturday (Friday US).


Wed Nov 18 7:15 2015 NZDT
Speed:
0 knots
knts
Run: 12.1nm (21.9km)
17 46S 177 22E
Weather: Wind: nil, Seas: flat, Cloud Cover: 0%, 1012 Barometer

Port Denarau for a few days. Looking to leave late this week or early next. HOT here! We had clouds yesterday afternoon with slight rain and a bit of a land breeze in the evening.


Mon Nov 16 8:00 2015 NZDT
Speed:
0 knots
knts
17 46S 177 11E
Weather: Wind: nil, Seas: flat, Cloud Cover: 20%, 1013 Barometer

At Musket Cove still, thinking we'll stick in Fiji for another week or so. We head in to Denarau today, so will be unable to hear you until we're out on passage.

We had clouds yesterday afternoon with slight rain.


Sat Nov 14 8:16 2015 NZDT
Speed:
0 knots
knts
17 46S 177 11E
Weather: Wind: nil, Seas: flat, Cloud Cover: 20%, 1011 Barometer

Still a few boats around awaiting to head to New Zealand. Nice evening at the Island Bar, cool breeze overnight, another beautiful day here.


Hi Richard & Fran, Jody and I were having a red wine last night and Jods ask about weather I had heard anything from you guys and if you were returning any time soon. So I thought I would just write you a short note and say HI. I hope all is well. Kind Regards, Brent.
Fri Nov 13 7:53 2015 NZDT
Speed:
0 knots
knts
Run: 4nm (7.2km)
17 46S 177 11E
Weather: Wind: +/- 10-14 SSE, Seas: surface chop, Cloud Cover: 20%, 1012 Barometer

On Mooring #23 at Musket. After a beautiful snorkel yesterday at Honeymoon Island we motored back here to address a minor battery issue. That tops today's "to do" list. Glad it's cool with this breeze.


Thu Nov 12 8:08 2015 NZDT
Speed:
0 knots
knts
Run: 4nm (7.2km)
17 44S 177 08E
Weather: Wind: Nil, Seas: flat, Cloud Cover: 60%, 1012 Barometer

At anchor on the Northwest end of Mololo Island, headed out to snorkel Honeymoon island today.


Wed Nov 11 8:38 2015 NZDT
Speed:
0 knots
knts
Run: 12.1nm (21.9km)
17 46S 177 11E
Weather: Wind: Nil, Seas: flat, Cloud Cover: 80%, 1012 Barometer

Not a breath of air here at Musket Cove, quite lovely.


Tue Nov 3 8:00 2015 NZDT
Speed:
0 knots
knts
Run: 12.1nm (21.9km)
17 46S 177 22E
Weather: Wind: Nil, Seas: flat, Cloud Cover: 0%, 1015 Barometer

Snuggled in at Port Denerau Marina. Watched Kansas City win the World Series and enjoying some land travel and catching up with friends. Looking forward to another couple weeks here, before heading down to Opua.


Tue Oct 27 8:28 2015 NZDT
Speed:
0 knots
knts
Run: 12.1nm (21.9km)
17 46S 177 11E
Weather: Wind: Nil, Seas: flat, Cloud Cover: 40%, 1016 Barometer

Moored at Musket Cove - snorkeling the sand bar today.


Fri Oct 23 8:37 2015 NZDT
Speed:
0 knots
knts
Run: 44nm (79.6km)
17 46S 177 22E
Weather: Wind: Nil, Seas: flat, Cloud Cover: 60%, 1017 Barometer

Tied up at Port Denarau Marina. We may head up into the Yasawas today, for a few days.


Mon Jul 20 6:18 2015 NZST
Speed:
0 knots
knts
Run: 144.2nm (261km)
17 09S 177 12E
Weather: Wind: Average < 10.0 ESE. Cloud Cover: Clear, 1015.6 steady Barometer. Question: if we do get the fresh to strong winds later this week, from what direction can we expect them?

Anchored: Cuvu Bay, Naviti Island. (Manta Pass) Very nice bay, near Manta Pass - quite exposed to the south though, we've had almost no wind, and minimal swell.


Fri Jul 17 7:35 2015 NZST
Run: 151.9nm (274.9km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 148.1nm
16 54s 179 22e
Weather: 5%cc, 8E, down considerable from yesterday

Thu Jul 16 6:59 2015 NZST
Speed:
0 knots
knts
Run: 35.4nm (64.1km)
17 16S 177 06E
Weather: Wind: Average 10.0 ESE, Peak overnight 18+ winds laid down around 2AM after having started around sunset, Cloud Cover: 90%, 1015.7 steady Barometer. We had a light misting of rain last evening.

Anchored: Likuliku Bay, Waya Island. We're headed up to Blue Lagoon today.


Mon Jun 29 8:06 2015 NZST
Run: 14.7nm (26.6km)
17 46.272s 177 11.284e
Weather: 16SE, 10cc

Mon Jun 15 10:59 2015 NZST
Speed:
0 knots
knts
Run: 32.6nm (59km)
17 40S 177 23E
Weather: Wind:

Happily in our berth at Vuda Point Marina. Arrived Friday morning, enjoying Mai tai's.


Fri Jun 12 6:31 2015 NZST
Speed:
5.7 knots
knts
Run: 197.1nm (356.8km)
Avg: 8.2knts
24hr: 195.6nm
18 07S 177 14E
Weather: Wind: Average 10.0 E, Peak this hour 21.5, Seas: less than 2', Cloud Cover: 100%, 1013.3 steady Barometer

Land Ho! We'll make Navulo Pass in about an hour and a 1/2. Check in at Vuda Point Marina - mai tai's soon after!


Thu Jun 11 6:20 2015 NZST
Speed:
7.4 knots
knts
Run: 198.3nm (358.9km)
Avg: 8.2knts
24hr: 197.3nm
20 53S 177 58E
Weather: Wind: Average 22.0 E, Peak this hour 34.0, Seas: 9', Cloud Cover: 50%, 1017.6 steady Barometer

Winds and seas have made Savusavu unrealistic. Current plan is to check in to Fiji at Lautoka. Tomorrow - yipee!


Wed Jun 10 6:13 2015 NZST
Speed:
6.9 knots
knts
Run: 179nm (324km)
Avg: 7.4knts
24hr: 178.8nm
23 45S 178 05E
Weather: Wind: Average 23.9 E, Peak this hour 31.5, Seas: 7', Cloud Cover: 50%, 1020.8 rising slowly Barometer

Rainbows and shooting stars


Tue Jun 9 6:11 2015 NZST
Speed:
5.8 knots
knts
Run: 154.2nm (279.1km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 154.2nm
26 19S 177 42E
Weather: Wind: Average 15.9 SE, Peak 25.5, Seas: 6', Cloud Cover: 40%, 1020.8 Steady Barometer

A nice night of sailing, the ride is smooth and come daylight, we'll put more sail up. Almost 1/2 way there!


Mon Jun 8 6:11 2015 NZST
Speed:
6.2 knots
knts
Run: 184.5nm (333.9km)
Avg: 8.1knts
24hr: 194.6nm
28 27S 176 58E
Weather: Wind: Average 20.2 SE, Peak 32.5, Seas: 6', Cloud Cover: 80%, 1020.4 Steady Barometer

We're sailing with the main triple reefed, the ride is mostly comfortable and it's getting warmer.


Sun Jun 7 7:26 2015 NZST
Speed:
6.6 knots
knts
Run: 192.9nm (349.1km)
Avg: 7.8knts
24hr: 186.7nm
31 03S 176 16E
Weather: Wind: 7.5 knots NE, Seas: nil, Cloud Cover: 80%, 1023 Barometer

Still motoring, but nice smooth seas and it's the weather is warming. Saw a beautiful double rainbow yesterday - this is turning out to be another "Rainbows and Unicorns" passage (keeping my eyes out for unicorns) - all is very well!


Sat Jun 6 6:38 2015 NZST
Speed:
7.2
knts
Run: 126.1nm (228.2km)
Avg: 5.3knts
24hr: 126.1nm
33 38S 175 01E
Weather: Wind: 6 knots wsw, Seas: 3' swell, Cloud Cover: 20%, 1018 Barometer

We left the Opua dock around 2PM, we've had some rain and now have mostly clear skies and a beautiful moon!


Fri Jun 5 6:38 2015 NZST
Speed:
0
knts
35 18S 174 07E
Weather: Barometer 1010.3 up, wind nil, clear sky and beautiful moon

Looks like we're leaving today for Savusavu Fiji


Thu Jun 4 6:41 2015 NZST
Speed:
0
knts
Run: 616.4nm (1115.7km)
35 18S 174 07E
Weather: Barometer 1002.2 up, wind nil, clear sky and beautiful moon

Awaiting weather window for a beautiful 'rainbows and unicorns' passage to Fiji - maybe tomorrow?


Mon Jun 1 17:11 2015 NZST
Weather: very rainy at the moment

Awaiting weather window for a beautiful 'rainbows and unicorns' passage to Fiji


Fri Nov 21 8:17 2014 NZDT
Speed:
5.2
knts
Run: 149.1nm (269.9km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 151.1nm
26 23S 173 53E
Weather: ese 13, 4'seas, 30%cc, 1021 steady

Thu Nov 20 8:35 2014 NZDT
Speed:
5.7
knts
Run: 171.3nm (310.1km)
Avg: 7.2knts
24hr: 171.6nm
24 35S 175 12E
Weather: 16 SE, 90%cc, few drops of rain

in centre of very weak front


Wed Nov 19 8:38 2014 NZDT
Speed:
5.5
knts
22 10S 175 48E
Weather: light winds ESE7

have had it light for 18hrs


Tue Nov 18 4:21 2014 NZDT
Speed:
7.0
knts
No position sent.
Weather: wind 13.6 knots 115t, 4' seas, 40% cloud cover, barometer 1017 - steady

Beautiful sail through the night.


Fri Oct 24 10:07 2014 NZDT
No position sent.
Weather: light wind from the west to southwest, 70% cloudcover

at anchor, Namena Island Had a nice motor over from Savusavu yesterday - sadly we caught no fish!


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