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Tue May 7 9:18 2019 NZST
Speed:
0 kts
knts
Weather: winds were 10-12 kts east-ne, clear skies

Arrived at the Customs dock at Marsden Cove at 0500nz. Sitting now waiting for Customs to arrive. Long, sometimes rough, but Beautiful voyage. Good to be back in New Zealand and on to new adventures!


Mon May 6 7:21 2019 NZST
Speed:
5.2 kts
knts
GPS: 34 26.00S 173 29.58E
Run: 144.7nm (261.9km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 147.8nm
Weather: winds 15-20 knts, ne, 100% overcast

Land ho! We'll be arriving in Marsden Cove, Whangarei NZ tomorrow morning to check in with Customs.


Sun May 5 7:51 2019 NZST
Speed:
5.2 kts
knts
GPS: 32 54.90S 171 45.60E
Run: 154.3nm (279.3km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 147.5nm
Weather: winds 10-12 knts east-ne,mostly sunny

Beautiful starry night, peaceful seas and great gentle beam reach:)ahhhhh. Feliz Cinco de Mayo!


Sat May 4 6:45 2019 NZST
Speed:
4.7 kts
knts
GPS: 31 10.88S 170 06.08E
Run: 130.6nm (236.4km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 138.4nm
Weather: winds 5 knts easterly,75% overcast

0530 All well on board. Motoring.


Fri May 3 8:06 2019 NZST
Speed:
5 kts
knts
GPS: 29 19.48S 170 30.35E
Run: 132nm (238.9km)
Avg: 5.2knts
24hr: 124.5nm
Weather: winds 16 knts out of the e-se,75% overcast

All well on board. Sailing (still against a .5 kt current), hoping the wind bends like Beckham. Socks, we're remembering why one wears socks...


Thu May 2 6:39 2019 NZST
Speed:
5.3 kts
knts
GPS: 27 42.22S 171 39.34E
Run: 107nm (193.7km)
Avg: 5.2knts
24hr: 123.8nm
Weather: winds 15-18 out of the e-se,75% overcast

All well on board.


Wed May 1 9:54 2019 NZST
Speed:
5.7 kts
knts
GPS: 26 17.00S 172 20.92E
Run: 57.5nm (104.1km)
Weather: winds 10-15 out of the e-se, seas choppy, 60% overcast

Yup, tacking to NZ, pinching and motorsailing. Beautiful day. All well on board.


Tue Apr 30 7:12 2019 NZST
Speed:
5 kts
knts
GPS: 25 29.13S 172 05.31E
Run: 125.6nm (227.3km)
Avg: 5.6knts
24hr: 135.2nm
Weather: winds 15-18 out of the south, seas choppy, mostly clear skies

All well on board.


Mon Apr 29 8:54 2019 NZST
Speed:
5 kts
knts
GPS: 24 44.54S 170 15.40E
Run: 206nm (372.9km)
Avg: 8.7knts
24hr: 208.6nm
Weather: winds 15-18 out of the south, seas choppy, mostly clear skies

Winds switched and are out of the south so we are sailing ESE and will for another day or so. Then hoping for that easterly flow to take us down to New Zealand. Matt's in the dog house today as he ate the last of the M&M's!


Sun Apr 28 9:12 2019 NZST
Speed:
5 kts
knts
GPS: 21 54.36S 169 15.50E
Run: 7.7nm (13.9km)
Weather: steady east winds 15kts, mostly clear with trade wind clouds, some very tolerable swell and a 1kt counter current we will have to tolerate!

Lovely 24 hours reaching south. Vanuatu & New Caledonia are behind us now. We'll see what the days ahead bring.


Sat Apr 27 8:36 2019 NZST
Speed:
4.5 kts
knts
GPS: 21 55.99S 169 08.55E
Run: 116.3nm (210.5km)
Avg: 4.7knts
24hr: 112.8nm
Weather: last night mega squalls heavy falls, 16-30 kts, nicer now

Absolutely beautiful day yesterday,perfect sailing. Night brought out the boogymen & squalls. Dawn chased em back, charging on again. Happy belated Anzac day to all our mates. We listened to dawn service on hf and wish we were there to join you for a wee dram and two up! All good onboard.


Fri Apr 26 7:51 2019 NZST
Speed:
4.5 kts
knts
GPS: 20 24.36S 168 23.08E
Run: 66.9nm (121.1km)
Avg: 2.8knts
24hr: 67.6nm
Weather: Mostly clear skies, fluky/no wind, seas settling

Beautiful night, winds steady 16, seas laying down, lots of stars and moon. Dawn brought on wind drop, motor sailing till she fills. Hoping to clear New Cal and beeline NZ.


Thu Apr 25 8:06 2019 NZST
Speed:
4.5-5.5 kts
knts
GPS: 19 26.86S 168 31.69E
Run: 52.9nm (95.7km)
Weather: Mostly clear skies, wind 18-23kts out of ESE, seas bumpy but settling

On a tack back to clear New Calidonia. Winds more steady this morning and seas seem to be laying down, all Good! Will tack back and start gaining south again in a few hours. Sleep is good, food is good, sailing is good, Life is good!


Wed Apr 24 7:45 2019 NZST
Speed:
25-30 kts
knts
GPS: 19 01.66s 167 51.05e
Run: 93.8nm (169.8km)
Weather: mostly sunny

Lumpy 2.5-5 mtr swell. all well onboard.


Sun Apr 21 14:03 2019 NZST
GPS: 17 44.60s 168 18.73e
Run: 128.1nm (231.9km)
Weather: Overcast, rain on and off, light wind out of ESE

On mooring at Port Villa, Vanuatu. Looking to head out Tuesday 23 April. Have a Happy Easter!


Sun Apr 21 11:53 2019 NZST
No position sent.
Weather: Rainy and wet with light winds out of the east south east.

We are/have been sitting in Port Villa, Vanuatu awaiting better weather conditions to depart to New Zealand.

Looking like Tuesday, April 23 the waves drop and we are hoping to get out in the afternoon.


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