Sahula

Sahula

Thu Aug 2 9:25 2018 NZST
No position sent.

Previous report was meant to read 84 miles to go and looking forward to showers. They will not be regulars on Tony’s net while making their way up the coast at civilised times to Townsville but thank everyone for their coverage. Please note that some of the times on their rerports are not accurate as Patricia no longer has full access to YIT so I entered reports as I got them from net control


Thu Aug 2 9:20 2018 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 93.4nm (169.1km)
Avg: 4.1knts
24hr: 97.8nm
20 18.9S 150 19.5E

Variable course as they make their way through the reef towards Mackay. 86


Wed Aug 1 10:25 2018 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 144.4nm (261.4km)
Avg: 7.2knts
24hr: 172.7nm
19 44.2S 151 37.5E
Weather: SE10

eta reef later this evening.


Tue Jul 31 14:21 2018 NZST
Run: 162.9nm (294.8km)
Avg: 7.3knts
24hr: 174.8nm
19 28.5S 153 49.5E
Weather: Wind S/E 16 knots.

ETA, McKay Thursday. Entering the reef on Wednesday afternoon


Mon Jul 30 15:59 2018 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 374.7nm (678.2km)
Avg: 5.3knts
24hr: 126.5nm
19 10.08S 156 18.09E
Weather: low swell wind ssw10/12 knots

Via ZL1HX, Pakiri -- Bowden Ashton


Fri Jul 27 16:55 2018 NZST
Speed: 5:5knts
Run: 104.1nm (188.4km)
Avg: 4.4knts
24hr: 106.5nm
18 01-6S 161 53.5E
Weather: 15 kts E, 2 m swell& chop, overcast,

Townsville 6 th via Mackay. 2 POB, All well.. Via Tony’s net.


Thu Jul 26 17:27 2018 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 158.8nm (287.4km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 156nm
17 25.5S 163 20.7E

On passage. This position from Tony’s ham net. Late going on yit, from Moscow!


Wed Jul 25 17:02 2018 NZST
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 211.5nm (382.8km)
16 20.8S 165 27.9E
Weather: Clear sky, 15-20se

Departed Luganville for Mackay


Tue Jun 26 17:48 2018 NZST
Run: 108.6nm (196.6km)
17 44.80553s 168 18.69654e

Hi, arrived on Vila Vanuatu yesterday. All is well with crew. Have to do rig and hull inspection as ferry collision seems to have loosened something near chainplates. Creaking noise to be investigated. So far wonderful people Lin and David


Sun Jun 24 13:34 2018 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 150.3nm (272km)
Avg: 5knts
24hr: 120.3nm
18 07S 169 55E

ETA Port Vila tomorrow morning. This from 2100 UTC on the ham net


Sat Jun 23 7:34 2018 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 146.3nm (264.8km)
Avg: 7.9knts
24hr: 190.1nm
18 16S 172 12E
Weather: 12s, 1M SWELL, 1014

all well and looking forward to P Vila to continue repairs from Suva saga


Fri Jun 22 13:06 2018 NZST
Run: 1289.3nm (2333.6km)
Avg: 43.7knts
24hr: 1049.6nm
18 08S 174 25.4E
Weather: SSE15, 100%cc, 1.5m swell, occ drizzle, 1012

Lin reported today.


Thu Jun 21 7:37 2018 NZST
Speed: 5mknts
Run: 1424.7nm (2578.7km)
Avg: 4.6knts
24hr: 109.6nm
34 28.8S 164 20.1E
Weather: light NE, 1010, 60%cc

on their way from Fiji to port Vila Vanuatu


Fri Jun 8 7:36 2018 NZST
Run: 10.4nm (18.8km)
18 07.440s 178 25.274e
Weather: Thunderstorm last night. 40+ winds

Sahula got hit by a ferry drifting through the anchorage. They suffered damage and lost their anchor and chain. Three other boats got hit and quite a lot of mayhem ensued during the fiasco. Today will be spent sorting out damage claims and finding chain and anchor. They kedged off a shallow rocky area. Good support by port folk so we hope all goes well today with discussions.


Thu Jun 7 7:30 2018 NZST
Speed: 5mknts
Run: 140.9nm (255km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 141.2nm
18 15.9S 178 28.6E
Weather: light NE7, calm seas, 90%cc

arriving Suva in 1.5hr. This passage has been very varied!


Wed Jun 6 7:33 2018 NZST
Speed: 4.5knts
Run: 292.2nm (528.9km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 145.9nm
20 17.3S 178 44.3E
Weather: NE7-8, 10%cc, 1012, 1m S swell

eta tomorrow morning in Suva


Mon Jun 4 7:29 2018 NZST
Speed: 4knts
Run: 93.8nm (169.8km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 164nm
24 30.4S 178 26.4E
Weather: N8-10, light winds and sea, 30%cc, 1009

all well on board


Sun Jun 3 17:45 2018 NZST
Run: 45.4nm (82.2km)
Avg: 26.5knts
24hr: 636.8nm
25 51.1S 178 14.3E

Heading toward Suva 330 miles away. Came through on the ham net at 1015NZST.


Sun Jun 3 16:02 2018 NZST
Run: 127.5nm (230.8km)
26 28.6S 178 27.9E
Weather: NE35, 1018, rough seas

Fri Jun 1 8:54 2018 NZST
Speed: 5mknts
Run: 145nm (262.5km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 148.3nm
28 19S 178 36.2E
Weather: ene5-10 var, 1m swell dropping,

awob. At between 10pm and midnight last night they observed a ship slowing and behaving oddly before eventually heading SSE. at the time sahula was at 29S and 178E


Thu May 31 9:27 2018 NZST
Run: 440.2nm (796.8km)
Avg: 1137.6knts
24hr: 27303.1nm
30 10.2S 177 28.5E
Weather: 4SE, low swell

eta Sunday


Thu May 31 9:03 2018 NZST
Speed: 4knts
Run: 959.1nm (1736km)
31 51.4S 170 18.4E

VK4HBV from the ham net report. ETA saturday


Fri Mar 2 12:25 2018 NZDT
Run: 45nm (81.5km)
45 33.1S 167 25.0E

Heading towards Preservation Sound. Eventual landfall, Bluff in a couple of days or so. High swell, otherwise good wx.


Sahula in Bluff - taken by Norma at ZL4GD qth
Thu Mar 1 10:22 2018 NZDT
Run: 8.3nm (15km)
45 46.185S 166 32.32E

At Luncheon Over Dusky Sound. Radio conditions really poor tod


Wed Feb 28 12:40 2018 NZDT
Run: 210.8nm (381.5km)
Avg: 11.5knts
24hr: 275.3nm
45 46.3S 166 42.7E
Weather: Glorious

At Dusky heading for Luncheon Cove. Clear sky No wind, heading 270T 5-6 knots. 3POB all well.


Tue Feb 27 18:17 2018 NZDT
Run: 196.2nm (355.1km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 164.7nm
42 43.476S 166 30.39E

Now in Dusky Sound. All is well. This position is not accurate as all we managed to get on the radio was a description and not the actual latitude and longitude. This report via Meri at Bluff Fisherman’s Rafio


Mon Feb 26 13:42 2018 NZDT
Run: 16.5nm (29.9km)
45 33S 166 53E

Poor radio conditions and poor weather


Sat Feb 24 19:50 2018 NZDT
Speed: 5knts
Run: 24.6nm (44.5km)
45 19.5S 166 46.3E
Weather: Wind NNW 8 Overcast

On the way from Doubtfull to Dusky Sound. 3 Pob and all well.


Fri Feb 16 11:48 2018 NZDT
Speed: 6knts
Run: 19.4nm (35.1km)
45 00.65S 167 00.59E
Weather: wind 30 kts, very rough seas,

ETA midday Thompson Sound.


Wed Feb 14 10:17 2018 NZDT
Speed: 5knts
Run: 24.9nm (45.1km)
44 52S 167 21E
Weather: clear skies, 1018, no wind

via Ashley in South Australia. We only just heard david up here at Gulf Harbour but not enuf to copy accurately. He will be Deep Cove saturday or Sunday and has the message from Lin. Will update as days go by. He is heading to Caswell Sound


Mon Feb 12 12:28 2018 NZDT
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 25.4nm (46km)
44 35.6S 167 40.8E
Weather: W7, no swell

Left Milford and heading to George Sound. This report was at 10am and is late on yit as somehow patricia messed up.


Sat Feb 10 10:36 2018 NZDT
Run: 147.8nm (267.5km)
Avg: 6knts
24hr: 145nm
44 14.7S 167 50.8E

really poor radio conditions today but Lin message passed, via stations in Australia!. Will know more of future intentions as the days go by! His eta Milford today 1330


Fri Feb 9 10:09 2018 NZDT
Speed: 5msknts
Run: 93nm (168.3km)
Avg: 3.9knts
24hr: 94.8nm
42 28.1S 169 29.1E
Weather: 1020, ripple on the water calm 0.5m swell, 5-10%cc

awob with eta around 2pm tomorrow. Not much wind to help the m


I have booked a flight to Queenstown for 19th, arriving late afternoon. Have room at a hostel for two nights. Hope we can communicate before that so I know what to bring with me and where to find you.
Thu Feb 8 10:36 2018 NZDT
Speed: 5.5msknts
Run: 130.6nm (236.4km)
Avg: 5.3knts
24hr: 128.2nm
41 33.2S 170 48.7E
Weather: light SSE, 2m swell

conditions will be light for a couple of days but the low has stalled so they will be OK with their eta of saturday morning.


Hi Charlie, It is nice to see where you are in the world, especially as you are on the ocean. Spoke to your Mum yesterday and she should have your room ready for you when you return in April! Bon Voyagexx
Wed Feb 7 10:09 2018 NZDT
Run: 3.2nm (5.8km)
40 41.05S 173 02.4E
Weather: 50%cc, 17-20E

con their way from Golden Bay and heading, once they go around the top, to Milford Sound


Thu Jan 25 18:12 2018 NZDT
Run: 136.5nm (247.1km)
Avg: 5.2knts
24hr: 124.8nm
40 42.2S 173 05.7E

On ham net at 2100 utc


Wed Jan 24 15:57 2018 NZDT
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 123.4nm (223.4km)
Avg: 4.5knts
24hr: 108nm
38 45S 172 43E
Weather: Wind South 16 Knots. Sea 2M swell.

Off Cape Egmont and heading for Golden Bay In the morning


Tue Jan 23 12:32 2018 NZDT
Speed: 4knts
Run: 165.4nm (299.4km)
Avg: 3.6knts
24hr: 85.4nm
36 58.46S 172 28.7E

Wind Ely 6kt calm seas 2m swell.


Sun Jan 21 14:04 2018 NZDT
Speed: 4knts
Run: 109.2nm (197.7km)
Avg: 3.9knts
24hr: 94.3nm
34 53.09S 173 55.2E
Weather: NE 8k. 100% cloud, slight drizzle.

2POB on their way to Cape Reinga


Hi there. Fair winds round the top. Just back to nz today. Great to be back. Hope to see you at top of south. Possibly Port Hardy on Durville?
Sat Jan 20 10:17 2018 NZDT
Speed: 6knts
Run: 86.6nm (156.7km)
36 16.8S 174 50E
Weather: N10

David has left Kawau bound for Cape Reinga. Winds shud be Ne when he gets out a bit so that will be helpful. Sahula is checking into Tony’s Maritime net on 14315 at 2100utc. This is a ham net that operates every day.


Wish I was on board. Though sailing may be slow until the winds pick up late today, I love light wind sailing. Looking forward to joining David and Charlie in February. Hope they are in Dusky sounds by then.

Good luck David and Charlie. Tracking you. Fair winds and kind seas. PBW&R

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