Rhombus

Rhombus

Sat Nov 21 0:08 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5 (optional)knts
Run: 103.1nm (186.6km)
Avg: 4.4knts
24hr: 104.9nm
34 53.52S 175 11.18E
Weather: 20 knots NW, 100 percent cloud cover. 1015 baro steady. 1-2 meter short sea

Winds is picking up from the NW. 70 NM away from Whangarei, Should be in before lunchtime. Super Stoked


Fri Nov 20 0:33 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5.3 (optional)knts
Run: 160.3nm (290.1km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 158.9nm
33 28.52S 175 45.18E
Weather: 15-20 from the ENE, lumpy seas, not much cloud, moon is out at last on this passage

Super stoked to have a good forecast for the next few days, favorable strong winds when arriving to Whangarei on Saturday. Should be at the Poor Knights midnight tomorrow. Caught a decent size Albacore Tuna today, fish for days.


Thu Nov 19 0:20 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5 (optional)knts
Run: 54.1nm (97.9km)
Avg: 3.6knts
24hr: 85.8nm
31 12.52S 176 20.18E
Weather: 15knts S, choppy seas 2m swell

Motor sailing into the wind, sun is out but we are getting lots of water over the boat. wind shoud change tonight and we can make for the NZ coast. 300 NM away


Hi Wet Sailors. Making good progress guys. Can one of you please ask Al to contact Jan Crisp somehow and give details of his return ticket, I think it expires over the weekend and we will miss the refund. Really looking forward to seeing you all on Sunday. Lamb Roast awaiting. Love to all xxx
Wed Nov 18 9:11 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 73.8nm (133.6km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 145.6nm
30 30S 175 57E
Weather: ssw15

looking at eta Sat late or into Sunday


Tue Nov 17 21:02 2015 NZDT
Speed: 4.5 (optional)knts
29 26.52S 175 47.18E
Weather: 15-18WNW 100 percent cloud, bit of rain. still warm.

Smooth sailing again today, Front will hit us tonight expecting southerlies. 424 NM to go to Whangarei via north cape.


Tue Nov 17 20:35 2015 NZDT
Speed: 4.5 (optional)knts
Run: 138.7nm (251km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 164.9nm
29 26.52S 175 47.18E
Weather: 15-18WNW 100 percent cloud, bit of rain. still warm.

Smooth sailing again today, Front will hit us tonight expecting southerlies. 424 NM to go to Whangarei via north cape.


Tue Nov 17 0:24 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5knts
Run: 125.9nm (227.9km)
Avg: 4.6knts
24hr: 109.3nm
27 47.52S 177 05.18E
Weather: 15 knts from the NW, calm seas, 2 m slow SE swell.

Another great day sailing, really enjoying it, air temperature is dropping. Boat is getting lighter because of dwindling food supplies. We have coffee though so all is well


Ahoy there team pugwash. You are going well by the looks of it, perhaps if you had more curry you would have had a better start. Al, dont forget we have a match on sunday. See you all soon

Hi All. Please let Al know that I have received his messages, too private to reply. Hope JD is coping ok now, being sea sick is not fun. Look forward to being able to contact you by phone. Sail safe, bye for now. Love to all. Also, Brucey is awaiting your return also, doing ok but slowlng down quite a bit.
Sun Nov 15 20:46 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5.7 (optional)knts
Run: 128.2nm (232km)
Avg: 4.6knts
24hr: 109.3nm
26 16.52S 178 13.18E
Weather: 12knts ENE, slight seas, no clouds, 1015 baro

Making epic progress, winds are predicted to come from the south day after tomorow, will try keep good speed motor sailing, aiming to get to the cape friday and ride the NW then SW winds down to Whangarei if the forecast holds true.


Sat Nov 14 16:37 2015 NZDT
Speed: 6.3knts
Run: 106.1nm (192km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 151.1nm
24 42.52S 179 19.18E
Weather: 20knts ESE, confused seas of 1-2M, dissipating cloud , 1014 baro

Flying along, wet as, the rain has stopped but the rouge waves catch you out now and then. Sun is shining and we are making great progress.


Great news guys. Can't wait for your home coming. Love to all xxx
Fri Nov 13 23:46 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5 (optional)knts
Run: 29.9nm (54.1km)
23 42.52S 179 24.18W
Weather: 10 Knots from the SW, sea building slightly, baro up one to 1013.

Just Left Minerva after spending 5 days there. Silver Fern left as well. was good to see them, they gave us 80 L of diesel which filled us up so now we are more confident to motor some of the way. Looking forward to getting to NZ


Tue Nov 10 21:59 2015 NZDT
Speed: 0 (optional)knts
Run: 14nm (25.3km)
23 38.63S 178 56.13W
Weather: 8knts SW, calm, but a little rocky at high tide when the swell comes over the reef, trade wind cumulus, 1011 baro

At anchor in Minerva, Been looking for crayfish, no luck yet. Air is getting colder at night. 7 boats left for NZ today, we are looking for a window at the end of the week.


Mon Nov 9 8:50 2015 NZDT
Speed: 3.5knts
Run: 381.8nm (691.1km)
Avg: 10.7knts
24hr: 256.5nm
23 29S 178 48W
Weather: SSW5, 1.5m seas,

10 miles to N Minerva to join 10 others


Hi Guys. Seems to be taking forever. Where's the wind when you need it ah. All good here, beautiful weather last few days. Another interested in the house yesterday and asked for lim. So fingers crossed. Mundells up the road have sold. Love to all Julz, Chloe, Garfield and Dot Pop. xxx
Sat Nov 7 21:07 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5 (optional)knts
Run: 437nm (791km)
Avg: 35.3knts
24hr: 848nm
21 34.52S 175 35.18E
Weather: 12knts SW, slight seas, 30% clouds, 1011 baro

Tacked, now heading towards Fiji, not ideal but will tack again when the time is right and head back towards Minerva,


Sat Nov 7 8:44 2015 NZDT
Speed: 3knts
Run: 36.2nm (65.5km)
Avg: 3knts
24hr: 70.8nm
22 23S 177 39W
Weather: 10SW, 1.5mseas, 1011,

100m to N Minerva


Fri Nov 6 20:29 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5knts
Run: 361.1nm (653.6km)
Avg: 30.8knts
24hr: 739nm
21 52.01S 177 33.15W
Weather: 15 Knots from the West, 1m seas, Baro 1010. can you please let me know if you are getting my position report when I check in tomorrow. thanks

Finally got some wind and are sailing close hauled but moving nicely, not to much swell maybe a meter. Should arrive at north Minerva on Sunday morning we know there is one boat there that we haven't met but there will be a flotilla following in the next week hot on our heals and looking for a weather window to NZ


Yes receiving your messages, thanks. Heres hoping you keep getting the wind. Safe sailing guys and love to all xx Julz
Fri Nov 6 8:45 2015 NZDT
Speed: 4.3knts
Run: 435.5nm (788.3km)
Avg: 48.2knts
24hr: 1156.3nm
21 16S 176 52wE
Weather: WSW10, slight seas, 1010

Thu Nov 5 23:43 2015 NZDT
Speed: 4 (optional)knts
Run: 85.1nm (154km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 139.9nm
20 43.54S 176 24.50W
Weather: No wind, baro 1010, slight swell. 50/50 cloud cover

had a mixed day with light winds, some motoring, some sailing, had the Spinnaker up for a couple of hours until the wind changed direction, not any wind at the moment, motoring. just over 200 NM to Minerva reef.


Thu Nov 5 9:06 2015 NZDT
Run: 80.3nm (145.3km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 138nm
21 07.5126s 175 09.6931w

on their way to Minerva but could not copy them so no position or conditions


Wed Nov 4 19:09 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5 (optional)knts
Run: 698.3nm (1263.9km)
Avg: 14.2knts
24hr: 340.9nm
19 59.29S 175 25.15W
Weather: 5knts ENE, slight seas, clouds, 1011 baro

Motoring at the moment to charge batteries but will shut it down soon and be sailing slowly as the wind is light


Tue Nov 3 11:27 2015 NZDT
No position sent.

Fueling up at 1pm in Vavau and heading out. light winds forcast


Mon Nov 2 17:59 2015 NZDT
18 39(886)s 173 58(882)e
Weather: SE 15

Leaving Tuesday heading to NZ possibly via minerva


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