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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
Run: 144.7nm (261.9km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 147.8nm
34 26.00S 173 29.58E
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.


Matt & Elizabeth , been watching your passage with interest, first few days looked like rough going , we are well , F2 is in Hobart , we trip back & forth from Melbourne. Congratulations, enjoy your NZ land fall , warm regards Doug & Sandra
Sun May 5 7:51 2019 NZST
Speed:
5.2 kts
knts
Run: 154.3nm (279.3km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 147.5nm
32 54.90S 171 45.60E
Weather: winds 10-12 knts east-ne,mostly sunny

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


Sounds like a lovely night! Happy cinco de mayo to you-all, too. Love you!! Beanie
Sat May 4 6:45 2019 NZST
Speed:
4.7 kts
knts
Run: 130.6nm (236.4km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 138.4nm
31 10.88S 170 06.08E
Weather: winds 5 knts easterly,75% overcast

0530 All well on board. Motoring.


Fri May 3 8:06 2019 NZST
Speed:
5 kts
knts
Run: 132nm (238.9km)
Avg: 5.2knts
24hr: 124.5nm
29 19.48S 170 30.35E
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
Run: 107nm (193.7km)
Avg: 5.2knts
24hr: 123.8nm
27 42.22S 171 39.34E
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
Run: 57.5nm (104.1km)
26 17.00S 172 20.92E
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
Run: 125.6nm (227.3km)
Avg: 5.6knts
24hr: 135.2nm
25 29.13S 172 05.31E
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
Run: 206nm (372.9km)
Avg: 8.7knts
24hr: 208.6nm
24 44.54S 170 15.40E
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
Run: 7.7nm (13.9km)
21 54.36S 169 15.50E
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.


We're watching you thru this site - extremely cool. We love you guys and are thinking about you lots and lots. For some reason, we only realized today that we could send you a note! Doh! Also sent email to the sail mail address. Love you XXXOOO
Sat Apr 27 8:36 2019 NZST
Speed:
4.5 kts
knts
Run: 116.3nm (210.5km)
Avg: 4.7knts
24hr: 112.8nm
21 55.99S 169 08.55E
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
Run: 66.9nm (121.1km)
Avg: 2.8knts
24hr: 67.6nm
20 24.36S 168 23.08E
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
Run: 52.9nm (95.7km)
19 26.86S 168 31.69E
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
Run: 93.8nm (169.8km)
19 01.66s 167 51.05e
Weather: mostly sunny

Lumpy 2.5-5 mtr swell. all well onboard.


Sun Apr 21 14:03 2019 NZST
Run: 128.1nm (231.9km)
17 44.60s 168 18.73e
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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