Roundabout II

Roundabout II

Sat Oct 28 0:40 2017 NZDT
Run: 293.8nm (531.8km)
Avg: 3.3knts
24hr: 80.1nm
24 45S 152 23E

Arrived Bundaberg 0930 Thursday (26/10/2017). Will store Roundabout II On the hard while we fly hone to Canafa for 6 months to a year to deal with aging parents and the pending marriage of our youngest daughter


Tue Oct 24 8:35 2017 NZDT
Speed: 6.5mknts
Run: 216.6nm (392km)
Avg: 9knts
24hr: 215.9nm
24 07S 157 0E
Weather: SSE9-11, 405cc, 1016.5

ETA Bundaberg Thursday midday


Mon Oct 23 8:30 2017 NZDT
Speed: 6knts
Run: 286.5nm (518.6km)
Avg: 6knts
24hr: 143.4nm
24 04S 160 26E
Weather: 15SSE, 1m seas, 1011, 25%cc

all well on board


Sat Oct 21 8:33 2017 NZDT
Speed: 4.75knts
Run: 156.1nm (282.5km)
22 06S 164 24E
Weather: ene13-17, 1-2m SE swell, 1015, 70%cc

all well on board heading for Bundaberg


Fri Sep 22 7:37 2017 NZST
Run: 130.4nm (236km)
22 19.24226s 166 49.63197e
Weather: 1016, no wind

heaing to Isle of Pines today


Thu Sep 7 7:36 2017 NZST
Run: 120.7nm (218.5km)
Avg: 5knts
24hr: 120.6nm
22 23S 168 52E
Weather: 1SW, 1018, 70%cc

Havannah Pass and will be heading up to Noumea today


Wed Sep 6 7:35 2017 NZST
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 109.1nm (197.5km)
20 42S 168 22E
Weather: 15-20SE, 1.5m se swell, 1018

eta Havannah early tomorrow


Mon Sep 4 7:10 2017 NZST
Run: 51.4nm (93km)
19 32S 169 30E
Weather: 10%cc, SSE10, 1016.5

Anchored in Port resolution. The volcano was awesome. Waiting for more easterly winds to sail to Noumea this week, leaving as early as tomorrow.


Sat Aug 26 7:44 2017 NZST
Run: 184.7nm (334.3km)
Avg: 3.8knts
24hr: 92.1nm
20 14S 169 46E
Weather: 1014.5, no wind

At anchor at Anelghowat Bay. Will see another boat arrive tonight.


Thu Aug 24 7:37 2017 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 170.8nm (309.1km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 168.1nm
19 27S 172 29E
Weather: 12-15ese, 60%cc, sq,seas1-2mSE,

AWOB, 155 to Aneityum


Wed Aug 23 7:14 2017 NZST
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 158.5nm (286.9km)
18 38S 174 57E
Weather: 100Cc, 20-25ese, 2-3m swe;;,1015.5

on passage to Vanuatu. 160 nm since leaving Denerau. Winds yesterday were 25-30kn with 3-4 meter seas. More comfortable now. Allwell


Tue Jul 18 6:51 2017 NZST
Run: 82.7nm (149.7km)
17 46.218s 177 11.228e

On a mooring in Musket Cove


Sun Jul 9 20:24 2017 NZST
Run: 110.8nm (200.5km)
18 6.480s 178 23.655e

On a mooring in Lami Bay/Suva


Fri Jul 7 8:01 2017 NZST
16 46.667s 179 19.879e

Automated update from App.


Fri Jul 7 7:58 2017 NZST
Run: 39.1nm (70.8km)
16 46.662s 179 19.869e
Weather: Overcast and calm

Automated update from App.


Sun Jun 25 20:46 2017 NZST
Run: 38.8nm (70.2km)
16 56.15S 179 53.92E

Sailed to Taveuni today. On a mooring at Paradise Dive Resort for the next couple of days.


Wed Jun 7 8:04 2017 NZST
Run: 13.8nm (25km)
16 46.670s 179 20.110e

Arrived yesterday. Enjoy


Hi saw you going into Savu Savu, welcome to Fiji. We were on our way to Koro Island. We are also a Canadian registered boat from Vancouver. Wonder if you are members of Blue Water. Left Opua 18 May. Have lived on Ta-b for over 9 years. Hope our paths meet. Heading for Lau group
Tue Jun 6 6:03 2017 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 125.8nm (227.7km)
Avg: 5.4knts
24hr: 130.4nm
16 56S 179 28E
Weather: 12-16SE, 60% cloud cover, bar 1010

13 nm to the pass into Savusavu, should be in harbour by 0800 Sent from my satellite phone using OCENS OneMail.


Mon Jun 5 6:54 2017 NZST
Speed: 5.5 itsknts
Run: 272.3nm (492.9km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 139.3nm
18 43S 179 05E
Weather: 15-18kts SE now, 20-27 SSE overnight, 70% cloud cover, 1 meter sea, baro1010.5, the butter has melted!

125 miles to Savusavu, will arriveTuesday morning, All well Sent from my satellite phone using OCENS OneMail.


Sat Jun 3 7:58 2017 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 143nm (258.8km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 141.1nm
22 18S 177 20E
Weather: s/ssw 12-14, 1m sloppy seas, 1012.5

all well


Fri Jun 2 7:39 2017 NZST
Speed: 5-6knts
Run: 142.9nm (258.6km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 146.5nm
24 14S 178 08E
Weather: 9-14NNE, 1m swell, 1014, 90%cc

Their Moody has a very successful KISS installation. A booming radio signal


Thu Jun 1 8:15 2017 NZST
Speed: 4knts
Run: 3.1nm (5.6km)
Avg: 76.4knts
24hr: 1834.5nm
26 18S 178 03N
Weather: 10-11S, 80% cloud cover, baro 1018.5, 1 meter sea

broad reaching to the NW, had to stop yesterday to dive on the bottom and clear piece of fish net off of the prop, all well, will probably motor straight north today to get a better angle in the predicted wind shift north and then southerly, Savusavu Mondaywith luck, all well Sent from my satellite phone using OCENS OneMail.


Thu Jun 1 8:12 2017 NZST
Speed: 4knts
Run: 290.2nm (525.3km)
Avg: 11.6knts
24hr: 278.5nm
26 20S 178 05E
Weather: 10S

Wed May 31 7:12 2017 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 345.5nm (625.4km)
Avg: 14.4knts
24hr: 346.2nm
28 02S 177 36W
Weather: wind 3.5 NNW, 85% cloud, baro1020

motorsailing in flat calm Sent from my satellite phone using OCENS OneMail.


Is your position E or W? All the best and hope you get some wind from the right direction soon!
Tue May 30 7:15 2017 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 176.2nm (318.9km)
Avg: 7.3knts
24hr: 175.7nm
30 09S 177 13E
Weather: 6-10 kts SW, 70% cloud, baro 1020.5

motorsaing in light variable winds, all well Sent from my satellite phone using OCENS OneMail.


Mon May 29 7:11 2017 NZST
Speed: 6.7knts
Run: 779.3nm (1410.5km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 162.9nm
32 34S 176 16E
Weather: 1.5m, 20SW, 1019 sct cloud

ovely broad reach marred by a contrary current for much of Sunday,all well


Wed May 24 12:24 2017 NZST
Speed: 6 inknts
Run: 1000.1nm (1810.2km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 161.9nm
21 18s 175 46e
Weather: 12-15 ESE. 1-2 meter swell. 70% cloud cover. Bar1012 Sent from my satellite phone using OCENS OneMail.

Sailing comfortably


This was not posted by Roundabout II. We are still in Whangarei. Leaving for Marsden Thursday and Fiji Saturday
Thu May 18 8:07 2017 NZST
Run: 2.5nm (4.5km)
35 43S 174 21E

Planning to leave from Marsden Saturday for Vuda point, Fiji


Tue May 9 7:08 2017 NZST
Run: 732.9nm (1326.5km)
Avg: 14109.3knts
24hr: 338623.3nm
35 41.71332S 174 18.87775E

Previous post had us on wrong side of date line


Tue May 9 7:05 2017 NZST
Run: 368.1nm (666.3km)
37 31.62922S 172 39.66797W

Hoping to depart for Fiji on the weekend. Last minute issues may keep us in Whangarei though.


Wed Dec 28 7:48 2016 NZDT
Run: 364nm (658.8km)
36 40.10514S 179 15.17578W

We are back in Alberta enjoying family,snow, cold weather and good skiing


Sat Nov 5 13:55 2016 NZDT
Run: 429.7nm (777.8km)
Avg: 4.4knts
24hr: 105.5nm
35 43.455s 174 19.525e

Arrived Marsden Cove at 1530 on Nov.4/2016. Now in Whangarei


Tue Nov 1 12:08 2016 NZDT
Run: 136.4nm (246.9km)
Avg: 5knts
24hr: 119.3nm
29 48S 172 05E

Course 145M. Speed 6kts. Wind N8-9kts.

Motoring in flat seas.

(updated by Sequoia)


Mon Oct 31 8:42 2016 NZDT
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 166.8nm (301.9km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 166.7nm
27 52S 172 32E
Weather: 20-25sse, SQUALLY, 3M SEAS, 1016

Sun Oct 30 8:41 2016 NZDT
Speed: 6mknts
Run: 327.2nm (592.2km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 163.7nm
25 45S 173 50E
Weather: 7-10e clocking sese to se, 1016.5, no cloud

sun bathing day


Fri Oct 28 8:44 2016 NZDT
Speed: 6knts
Run: 157.8nm (285.6km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 157.7nm
21 22S 175 47E
Weather: 12-15ese, 1012, 1.5m seas

Thu Oct 27 8:43 2016 NZDT
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 118.5nm (214.5km)
19 12S 176 33E
Weather: 15-20ese, 90%CC, 1013.4, 1.5-2M SWELL

apart from the swell all is good so far


Mon Oct 24 19:51 2016 NZDT
Run: 112.6nm (203.8km)
17 40.81908S 177 23.16915E

Tied up at Vuda Point Marina. Plan to depart for NZ on Wednesday or Thursday


Tue Oct 18 22:59 2016 NZDT
Run: 59.6nm (107.9km)
18 58.93719S 178 25.14466E

Anchored in Kavala Bay on Kadavu Island. Sailing to Suva in the morning, Oct.19.


Thu Sep 22 19:33 2016 NZST
Run: 348.4nm (630.6km)
18 7.20771S 178 25.25188E

At anchor in Suva Harbour


Tue Sep 13 7:36 2016 NZST
Run: 335.6nm (607.4km)
Avg: 3.5knts
24hr: 83.9nm
14 17.64s 178 09.61w
Weather: ese 10-15, 40%cc, 1010,

a good day in Fulanga


Fri Sep 9 7:34 2016 NZST
Run: 138nm (249.8km)
19 08s 178 34w
Weather: SE10-15, 50%cc, 1016, 26C

Everyon is telling GHRadio their temperature this morning as it is only 9C here near Auckland!


Tue Aug 30 7:34 2016 NZST
Run: 112.6nm (203.8km)
17 11S 179 01W
Weather: 1013, no wind

a great day in the Fiji Bay of Islands


Fri Jul 22 7:09 2016 NZST
Run: 54.7nm (99km)
16 46.666s 179 19.982e
Weather: 40% cloud cover, wind-SSE5 kn, bar 1013. Beautiful day

Back in Savusavu


Mon Jul 18 7:39 2016 NZST
Run: 26.3nm (47.6km)
16 24.46S 179 56.25W

Albert Cove Rabi island Fiji. A great spot


Tue Jul 12 7:38 2016 NZST
Run: 0.3nm (0.5km)
16 45.1370S 179 53.6536E
Weather: 5-10SSE, 1013, clear skies but some build up to the SW

Sequoia there too.


Mon Jul 11 6:36 2016 NZST
Run: 40.6nm (73.5km)
16 44.962s 179 53.908e
Weather: 10% cloud cover, no wind, bar-1012.

Anchored in Viani bay. Beautiful day, clear sky except for cloud bank to SE over Taveuni.


Fri Jul 8 7:04 2016 NZST
Run: 3.7nm (6.7km)
16 48.602s 179 17.283e
Weather: 5% cloud, no wind, bar-1016

Anchored off the Cousteau resort near Savusavu. It is still being rebuilt after Winston. Scheduled to reopen Sept 1.


Fri Jul 1 6:57 2016 NZST
Run: 0.2nm (0.4km)
16 46.637s 179 19.974e
Weather: 100% cloud cover, raining, no wind, BAR 1013

Raining in Savusavu. Will move on to Viani Bay when it clears up. Probably Sunday or Monday.


Tue Jun 28 6:51 2016 NZST
Run: 0.1nm (0.2km)
16 46.720s 179 19.846e
Weather: Scattered clouds, light breeze, Bar 1015. Temperature about 20 at night warming to 30 C midday.

Still in Savusavu. Will move over to Vianni Bay later this week and then to the Lsu


Thu Jun 16 7:11 2016 NZST
Run: 242.4nm (438.7km)
16 46.642s 179 19.948e
Weather: Blue sky, calm, bar 1012

Still in Savusavu


Thu Jun 9 7:39 2016 NZST
Speed: 6-7knts
Run: 121.1nm (219.2km)
Avg: 5.1knts
24hr: 122.9nm
19 15S 176 43E
Weather: 18-25 NNE, 2m seas, 1014

Winds overnight ranged from 12-25


Wed Jun 8 8:00 2016 NZST
Speed: 4-5knts
Run: 139.3nm (252.1km)
Avg: 7.9knts
24hr: 190.6nm
20 56S 177 14E
Weather: NE20-24, 1-3m seas, 1019

has been reporting but email went into space as using a different address. Will be sorted today.


Tue Jun 7 14:28 2016 NZST
Run: 492nm (890.5km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 151.4nm
22 53s 177 47e
Weather: 22-27kts ENE 1-3m swell Bar 1019

Blown west of rhumb line to Savusavu. Will get in on windshift.


Hi! Wow, you made good time! Hope you are doing well! Keep in touch! M&M
Sat Jun 4 8:28 2016 NZST
Run: 427nm (772.9km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 159.4nm
29 56S 176 41E
Weather: SSE 25-30

On their way to Savusavu. This from IlSogno relay but they oomed in at the end of the net.


Wed Jun 1 16:10 2016 NZST
Run: 2nm (3.6km)
35 50.059s 174 30.107e

Left Marsden Cove at 1530 local. Bound for Minerva. Current conditions flat calm with 5-8 knots wind. Motoring at 6.5 kn. bar1011


Tue May 31 18:23 2016 NZST
Run: 10.8nm (19.5km)
35 50S 174 28E

Now in Marsden Cove for possible Thursdy departure for Minerva and Fiji


Sun May 22 8:57 2016 NZST
Run: 0.1nm (0.2km)
35 43.603s 174 19.564e

Still waiting for weather in Whangarei. Hope to leave for Minerva between May 26 to 31, probably May30.


Mon May 9 17:05 2016 NZST
Run: 69.5nm (125.8km)
35 43.49673S 174 19.54530E

Still in Whangarei awaiting parts


Wed Nov 12 8:20 2014 NZDT
Run: 163.6nm (296.1km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 164.6nm
34 46S 173 57E
Weather: squally all night, 35kts currently

26miles to Opua. Phew! Position about an hour ago and relayed


Tue Nov 11 8:28 2014 NZDT
Run: 145.3nm (263km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 141.6nm
32 24S 173 57E

165miles to go. This via A-Train for 1 hour ago


Mon Nov 10 7:51 2014 NZDT
Speed: 5-6knts
Run: 1.3nm (2.4km)
Avg: 34.2knts
24hr: 819.9nm
30 39S 175 19E
Weather: heavy seas 3-4m, 25-30E

eta wed as 290nm to go


Mon Nov 10 7:49 2014 NZDT
Speed: 6knts
Run: 105.5nm (191km)
Avg: 5.7knts
24hr: 137nm
30 38.071S 175 19.821E
Weather: wind 25-33E. Seas 3-4M.

290m to Opua . All well


Sun Nov 9 13:20 2014 NZDT
Speed: 5.3knts
Run: 177.9nm (322km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 148.7nm
29 24S 176 22E

Sunday at 1320 Sunday afternoonnz time


Sat Nov 8 8:38 2014 NZDT
Speed: 5knts
Run: 149.8nm (271.1km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 170.7nm
27 12S 177 53E
Weather: 20-30ESE, 2m seas,

dealing with conditions! eta early 11th


Fri Nov 7 11:34 2014 NZDT
Speed: 6.9knts
Run: 19.1nm (34.6km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 170.5nm
25 30.563S 179 23.795E

Fri Nov 7 8:52 2014 NZDT
Speed: 6msknts
Run: 175.3nm (317.3km)
Avg: 7.2knts
24hr: 171.6nm
25 20S 179 38E
Weather: 8E

David discussed options


Thu Nov 6 8:22 2014 NZDT
Run: 140.6nm (254.5km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 140.5nm
23 27S 178 30W
Weather: ENE 11, calm seas

Aiming for WP of 30S/175E and then on to Opua


Wed Nov 5 8:20 2014 NZDT
Speed: 6knts
22 07S 176 50W
Weather: 18-22E

light radio signal at this stage


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