Rubicon

Rubicon

Thu Aug 23 5:42 2018 NZST
Speed:
5-6 kts
knts
Run: 128.4nm (232.4km)
16 00.22S 167 38.55E
Weather: Clear skies, no wind

At the top of Malakula motoring along. Should be in Peterson Bay, Santo just after noon. Trip was lumpy and wet at first, then some nice sailing with a glowing volcano and now, hopefully, an easy slide in!


Wed Aug 15 12:09 2018 NZST
Run: 56.9nm (103km)
17 44.89S 168 18.58E
Weather: 100% overcast, light rain

Arrived in Port Vila, Vanuatu yesterday morning after a final glorious 24 hours. Good to be home.


Hi from Anchorage Alaska, been following your passage from NZ , looks like it was a good one , we are visiting family including our new Granddaughter “Mako” , Rob and Lia have relocated from Sydney to here for Rob’s work . We are back home in Melbourne 9/6 to do some maintenance on F2 . Drop us a line , as time permits, wam regards Doug & Sandra
Tue Aug 14 4:27 2018 NZST
Speed:
5-6kts
knts
Run: 110.5nm (200km)
Avg: 4.8knts
24hr: 116.1nm
17 54.52S 169 09.47E
Weather: clear skies, wind 8-15 SSE

About 8 miles outside Port Villa. Should be inside the harbor in a couple hours. Great sail and beautiful day today, no need for diesel!


Mon Aug 13 5:36 2018 NZST
Speed:
4-5kts
knts
Run: 127.8nm (231.3km)
Avg: 5.6knts
24hr: 134.5nm
19 29.07S 168 52.40E
Weather: Clear all night with some clouds this am. wind light 7-13 and fluky, seas good.

Been moving slowly under sail until this morning now motoring. about 110 miles to Villa but no wind and minimal fuel. Will see what the day brings. All good!


Sun Aug 12 6:48 2018 NZST
Speed:
4-5kts
knts
Run: 273.8nm (495.6km)
Avg: 5.6knts
24hr: 133.7nm
20 09.80S 170 42.12E
Weather: mostly clear, wind SSE 10-13, small swell

Starting to move through the southern Vanuatu Islands. Looks like a beautiful day ahead. Have a great Sunday.


Sat Aug 11 5:03 2018 NZST
Speed:
5kts
knts
Weather: 100% overcast with flash lightning all around, some sprinkles of rain, wind is out of the north at 10-14kts, seas are not too bad with a slight swell.

Sailing along nicely dodging the big black blobs. The flash lightning is beautiful yet scary. Every once in a while a glimpse of stars.


Fri Aug 10 5:39 2018 NZST
Speed:
5-6kts
knts
Run: 155.5nm (281.5km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 151.1nm
23 45.28S 172 30.24E
Weather: wind (finally) SSE 15-18kts S swell 1mtr, some clouds mostly starry no rain.

All good on board, enjoying having the engine off and sailing along. Cool this evening but yesterday was down right warm if not hot out. Butter is starting to melt!


Thu Aug 9 4:57 2018 NZST
Speed:
5-6kts
knts
Run: 150.8nm (272.9km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 149.2nm
25 55.27S 173 10.47E
Weather: Clear skies, very light westerly wind, seas flat

Motor sailing under a blanket of stars, beautiful out this morning.


Wed Aug 8 4:42 2018 NZST
Speed:
6kts avg.
knts
Run: 151.5nm (274.2km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 150.9nm
28 00.2S 173 54.3E
Weather: 80% overcast, winds SSW 0-5

motoring along on a magic carpet of bio-luminescence. all well on board.


Tue Aug 7 4:36 2018 NZST
Speed:
5kts avg.
knts
Run: 143.2nm (259.2km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 151.1nm
30 08.56S 174 27.13E
Weather: Mostly clear, no rain last night, winds SSW 8-12

Sailing, motor sailing, motoring, keeping pace and making all the north we can. Chilly again last night.


Mon Aug 6 5:51 2018 NZST
Speed:
5-6 knts
knts
Run: 147.1nm (266.3km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 150.9nm
32 12.69s 174 35.64E
Weather: 100% overcast skies with squalls, 1.5 metre seas, Wind out of W-NW 10-15kt gusting to 25.

All well aboard, getting warmer.


Sun Aug 5 6:27 2018 NZST
Speed:
5-6 knts
knts
Run: 103.7nm (187.7km)
Avg: 4.7knts
24hr: 112.1nm
34 20.32S 174 32.38E
Weather: clear skies, 1.5 metre seas, Wind out of S,SW 10-13kt

A bit rolly running almost down wind. A bit chilly!


Sat Aug 4 8:15 2018 NZST
Run: 11.2nm (20.3km)
35 50.25S 174 28.17E
Weather: clear skies, no wind.

sitting dockside at Marsden Cove, will check out and head north today.


Sun Dec 3 18:00 2017 NZDT
Run: 742.6nm (1344.1km)
Avg: 3.3knts
24hr: 79.3nm
35 43.4S 174 19.6E
Weather: Beautiful mostly sunny New Zealand day!

Rubicon, Matt & Elizabeth arrived in New Zealand on November 30, in 10 days 20hours. We blew out our trusty little storm jib, "Patches" along the way and it looks like we are going to have to do some major work on our diesel auxiliary engine, "Elmer".

We are now settled in Whangarei and getting the boat rinsed of the salt and us a bit of a catch up on sleep. Monday we begin to tackle projects. Despite all we had a great sail and sailed most of the way.

New Zealand is a beautiful place and we look forward to exploring in between our boat projects.


Wed Nov 29 7:57 2017 NZDT
Speed:
5.2 kt
knts
Weather: Wind 8-10 kts SE, calm sea, 80% cc, Bar 1024

all well,slowly tacking to Whangarei


Tue Nov 28 7:30 2017 NZDT
Speed:
4kt
knts
Weather: Wind 0-13 kts E, 1 m sea, 100%cc, Bar 1026

all well,motorsailing


Mon Nov 27 7:48 2017 NZDT
Speed:
5.8
knts
Weather: Wind 15 kts E, 1.5 m sea, 80%cc, Bar 1021

all well


Sun Nov 26 8:09 2017 NZDT
Speed:
5.8
knts
Weather: Wind 20 kts E, 1-2 m sea, 80%cc, Bar 1021

all well


Sat Nov 25 7:39 2017 NZDT
Speed:
5.7
knts
Weather: Wind 15 kts SE, 1 m sea, 100%cc, Bar 1021

all well


Fri Nov 24 9:15 2017 NZDT
Speed:
5.5
knts
Run: 1.4nm (2.5km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 160.9nm
25 43S 169 45.8E
Weather: Wind 20-28 kts SE, 1-2 metre sloppy sea 20% cc Bar 1019

all well on board


Fri Nov 24 9:03 2017 NZDT
Speed:
5.5 kts
knts
Run: 144.1nm (260.8km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 140.2nm
25 42S 169 45E
Weather: 20-28 kts SE, 20% cc bar 1018

all well


Thu Nov 23 8:22 2017 NZDT
Speed:
6
knts
Run: 147.4nm (266.8km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 147.9nm
23 36.96S 169 41.24E
Weather: 65% cc, 20-25 kts SE, lumpy seas

alls well aboard


Wed Nov 22 8:26 2017 NZDT
Speed:
5
knts
Run: 71.4nm (129.2km)
Avg: 3knts
24hr: 71.4nm
21 29S 169 38E
Weather: 15SE,

all well


Tue Nov 21 8:27 2017 NZDT
Speed:
6.2
knts
Run: 207.1nm (374.9km)
20 41S 168 56E
Weather: ESE14, 0.7m choppy

relayed from Trigger


Tue Nov 7 13:06 2017 NZDT
Run: 272.8nm (493.8km)
17 44.7S 168 18.7E
Weather: Beautiful day. 30 % cc

Moored in Port Vila awaiting a weather window to depart to Whangarei NZ.


Wed Aug 23 7:44 2017 NZST
Run: 13.5nm (24.4km)
13 52S 167 33E
Weather: 100%cc, g20

at anchorage in Sola enjoying the rain.


Tue Aug 15 7:36 2017 NZST
Run: 40.3nm (72.9km)
13 43S 167 25.24E
Weather: calm, clear skies

a good place to be


Sat Aug 5 7:39 2017 NZST
14 18S 167 25.86E
Weather: 10-15SE gusty

At Gaea and will be up in the Banks group for a couple of weeks.


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