Sun Jun 3 7:21 2018 NZST
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 3501.3nm (6337.4km)
Avg: 45.9knts
24hr: 1101.3nm
22 07.2S 174 53.7W
Weather: wind 14,100t,1m seas ,10%cloud cover, baro 1013

after a super bumpy day yesterday with up to 30kts on the nose we are plodding along nicely with sun in our faces.

Will be scooting past the windward side of Nuku'alofa. No major drama in the trying conditions ! Craig, Dave, Jamie

Sat Jun 2 7:06 2018 NZST
Speed: 6.8knts
Weather: wind 22 , 120t,1m seas ,100% cloud cover, baro 1018,

bit bumpy going to weather at a good clip Craig, Dave, Jamie

Fri Jun 1 5:30 2018 NZST
Speed: 6.8knts
Weather: wind 14kts , 145t,1m seas ,30%cloud cover, baro 1018,

wind finally arrived after two days motor sailing. Hope it's stays like this! Winds been up and down like a yoyo for no real apparent reason cloud effect sometimes but other times not. All well onboard Craig, Dave, Jamie

All sailing terminology is another language to me but I am very pleased to hear that all is well on board. I eagerly await your posts as I am sure most mothers would. Love and good winds to all especially David.
Thu May 31 13:54 2018 NZST
Speed: 6.5knts
Weather: wind 9kts , 180T,1m seas ,20%cloud cover, baro 1018, 2m SSE ground swell

still motoring with full sail up heading for Vava,u . Caught nice albacore Tuna. Chucked line out agin while sailing over Sea mount and hooked monster Yellow fin broke my 570 pound leader, might have been a good thing but still don't like leaving lures behind! Looking forward to the easterly kicking in.

Thu May 31 3:03 2018 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 4025.1nm (7285.4km)
Avg: 196.3knts
24hr: 4712.3nm
28 23.1e 178 59.2w
Weather: 10kts, 170T,1m seas ,20%cloud cover, baro 1016, 3+m SSE ground swell

quite a mellow day with engine on and off, have been motoring all night to stop sail flop in massive swells.

Wed May 30 6:33 2018 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 198.8nm (359.8km)
Avg: 8knts
24hr: 190.8nm
29 49.9s 179 21.0e
Weather: 14kts, 188t,1.5m seas ,50% cloud cover, baro 1016

Revilo is staying nice and salt free over the last 24hrs with some good rain storms accompanied by lots of wind, so we've kept the sail area down to make life less horizontal. Might try a sort of fishing today's as we approach some good sea mounts. Looking less likely for going direct to Vavau the small amount of headwinds and tons of rain kinda putting me off.

Came close to the yacht 'Forever' yesterday they head to Minerva as well. Almost warm enough to have a salt water shower!

Tue May 29 5:33 2018 NZST
Speed: 7.5knts
Run: 226.9nm (410.7km)
Avg: 8.1knts
24hr: 195.2nm
32 11.3s 177 25.5e
Weather: 23 kts, 188t,1.5m seas ,50% cloud cover, baro 1016

another fun day sailing off the wind, shook out the third reef and put in a gybe as the wind went very light during the easterly change. Flopped around for half a hour at midday then back came the 20kts +..

All crew have their sea legs now, so we're running at 100%.

Weather is looking a little tempting to shoot the gap straight for Vavau, but time will tell!

Mon May 28 1:39 2018 NZST
Speed: 7.5knts
Run: 116.3nm (210.5km)
35 14.4s 175 58.3e
Weather: 23 kts, 240t,1.5m seas ,50% cloud cover, baro 1013

can't ask for better wind than this for a good start, full moon also! No rain once away from the land. Starting to see some bigger waves, hitting 13kts now and then. Three reef Yankee and three reef main At 12:20am we had a fighter jet style plane fly overhead (strange!) Had some good fish pie for dinner but I'm the only one who enjoyed it! The rest ended up be regurgitated. Looking forward to the sun coming up and more speedy sailing.

Thu May 17 17:54 2018 NZST
Run: 57.9nm (104.8km)
36 37.3S 174 47.2E

Almost ready to depart for Vava'u in one week..

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