Wed Sep 30 8:25 2020 NZDT
GPS: 35 9.19968s 174 9.43404e
Run: 105.1nm (190.2km)
Avg: 4.8knts
24hr: 116.3nm

Sahula seen by Peter entering The Bay of Islands. Welcome home David and Lin.

Tue Sep 29 10:44 2020 NZDT
GPS: 34 13S 172 42E
Run: 129.4nm (234.2km)
Avg: 10.7knts
24hr: 256.1nm
Weather: WSW17-20, sunny 20%cc, 3m swell, 1020

9 miles from North Cape and AWOB. Picked up by Ashley in Townsville which is appropriate!. Then at the end of the net Dieter heard them in Melbourne.

Mon Sep 28 22:37 2020 NZDT
GPS: 33 39S 170 33E
Run: 126nm (228.1km)
Avg: 3.5knts
24hr: 83.2nm

90 miles to north cape. Sorry no report on conditions. Radio time was spent getting all the info needed for check IN wednesday.

Sun Sep 27 10:17 2020 NZDT
GPS: 33 09S 168 27E
Run: 514.4nm (931.1km)
Avg: 5.3knts
24hr: 128.2nm
Weather: SW20g30 3m swell

Good copy from Sahula by station in Melbourne. (Dieter VK3FFB). They are 196 miles to North Cape. Expect their arrival in Opua not before Wednesday. Patricia

Sat Sep 26 17:01 2020 NZST
No position sent.

There was no response today from Sahula on Tonys maritime ham net. Calls were made on both sides of the Tasman. The last contact was very weak so the radio maybe out of action. I am in touch with Customs in Opua so will advise on arrival. patricia GHRadio.

Thu Sep 24 9:34 2020 NZST
No position sent.

Signal was just too weak to pick up today. Many tried - from both sides of the Tasman. They will have some weather to deal with still. Calmer tomorrow so they can gather their energy for the weekend front!

Wed Sep 23 9:00 2020 NZST
GPS: 30 42S 160 10E
Run: 167nm (302.3km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 170.2nm
Weather: NNW15, overcast with rain

This position taken on Tonys ham net at 2100UTC which is 9am NZ time

Tue Sep 22 9:26 2020 NZST
GPS: 29 39S 157 39E
Run: 161.2nm (291.8km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 161.4nm
Weather: NNW20g25, swell NW3,

they will have another day of sporty conditions before it eases. All well.

Mon Sep 21 9:28 2020 NZST
GPS: 28 44.6S 155 11.3E
Run: 121.8nm (220.5km)
Avg: 5.6knts
24hr: 134.4nm
Weather: clear skies, 17N, 2m N swell

All well on board and lovely sailing conditions.

Sun Sep 20 11:43 2020 NZST
GPS: 27 55.7S 153 24.8E
Run: 561nm (1015.4km)
Weather: mostly cloudy 22C

And they are off! David and Lin set off from Southport today. They will have a spot of wind to deal with mid way but otherwise a pretty good trip is forecast.

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
GPS: 20 18.9S 150 19.5E
Run: 93.4nm (169.1km)
Avg: 4.1knts
24hr: 97.8nm

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

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

eta reef later this evening.

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

ETA, McKay Thursday. Entering the reef on Wednesday afternoon

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

Via ZL1HX, Pakiri -- Bowden Ashton

Fri Jul 27 16:55 2018 NZST
GPS: 18 01-6S 161 53.5E
Run: 104.1nm (188.4km)
Avg: 4.4knts
24hr: 106.5nm
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
GPS: 17 25.5S 163 20.7E
Run: 158.8nm (287.4km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 156nm

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

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

Departed Luganville for Mackay

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

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
GPS: 18 07S 169 55E
Run: 150.3nm (272km)
Avg: 5knts
24hr: 120.3nm

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

Sat Jun 23 7:34 2018 NZST
GPS: 18 16S 172 12E
Run: 146.3nm (264.8km)
Avg: 7.9knts
24hr: 190.1nm
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
GPS: 18 08S 174 25.4E
Run: 1289.3nm (2333.6km)
Avg: 43.7knts
24hr: 1049.6nm
Weather: SSE15, 100%cc, 1.5m swell, occ drizzle, 1012

Lin reported today.

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

on their way from Fiji to port Vila Vanuatu

Fri Jun 8 7:36 2018 NZST
GPS: 18 07.440s 178 25.274e
Run: 10.4nm (18.8km)
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
GPS: 18 15.9S 178 28.6E
Run: 140.9nm (255km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 141.2nm
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
GPS: 20 17.3S 178 44.3E
Run: 292.2nm (528.9km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 145.9nm
Weather: NE7-8, 10%cc, 1012, 1m S swell

eta tomorrow morning in Suva

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

all well on board

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

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

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

Fri Jun 1 8:54 2018 NZST
GPS: 28 19S 178 36.2E
Run: 145nm (262.5km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 148.3nm
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
GPS: 30 10.2S 177 28.5E
Run: 440.2nm (796.8km)
Avg: 1137.6knts
24hr: 27303.1nm
Weather: 4SE, low swell

eta Sunday

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

VK4HBV from the ham net report. ETA saturday

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

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
GPS: 45 46.185S 166 32.32E
Run: 8.3nm (15km)

At Luncheon Over Dusky Sound. Radio conditions really poor tod

Wed Feb 28 12:40 2018 NZDT
GPS: 45 46.3S 166 42.7E
Run: 210.8nm (381.5km)
Avg: 11.5knts
24hr: 275.3nm
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
GPS: 42 43.476S 166 30.39E
Run: 196.2nm (355.1km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 164.7nm

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
GPS: 45 33S 166 53E
Run: 16.5nm (29.9km)

Poor radio conditions and poor weather

Sat Feb 24 19:50 2018 NZDT
GPS: 45 19.5S 166 46.3E
Run: 24.6nm (44.5km)
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
GPS: 45 00.65S 167 00.59E
Run: 19.4nm (35.1km)
Weather: wind 30 kts, very rough seas,

ETA midday Thompson Sound.

Wed Feb 14 10:17 2018 NZDT
GPS: 44 52S 167 21E
Run: 24.9nm (45.1km)
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
GPS: 44 35.6S 167 40.8E
Run: 25.4nm (46km)
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
GPS: 44 14.7S 167 50.8E
Run: 147.8nm (267.5km)
Avg: 6knts
24hr: 145nm

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
GPS: 42 28.1S 169 29.1E
Run: 93nm (168.3km)
Avg: 3.9knts
24hr: 94.8nm
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

Thu Feb 8 10:36 2018 NZDT
GPS: 41 33.2S 170 48.7E
Run: 130.6nm (236.4km)
Avg: 5.3knts
24hr: 128.2nm
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.

Wed Feb 7 10:09 2018 NZDT
GPS: 40 41.05S 173 02.4E
Run: 3.2nm (5.8km)
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
GPS: 40 42.2S 173 05.7E
Run: 136.5nm (247.1km)
Avg: 5.2knts
24hr: 124.8nm

On ham net at 2100 utc

Wed Jan 24 15:57 2018 NZDT
GPS: 38 45S 172 43E
Run: 123.4nm (223.4km)
Avg: 4.5knts
24hr: 108nm
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
GPS: 36 58.46S 172 28.7E
Run: 165.4nm (299.4km)
Avg: 3.6knts
24hr: 85.4nm

Wind Ely 6kt calm seas 2m swell.

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

2POB on their way to Cape Reinga

Sat Jan 20 10:17 2018 NZDT
GPS: 36 16.8S 174 50E
Run: 86.6nm (156.7km)
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.

Wed Nov 16 9:05 2016 NZDT
GPS: 35 9.19968s 174 9.43404e
Run: 96.2nm (174.1km)

arrived Opua yesterday - this from the Marina folk

Mon Nov 14 8:40 2016 NZDT
GPS: 33 52S 174 48E
Run: 82.7nm (149.7km)
Avg: 3.5knts
24hr: 82.9nm
Weather: NNE8, slight seas,

No motor. Arriving Opua area midnight as 87 to go.

Sun Nov 13 8:43 2016 NZDT
GPS: 32 41S 175 01E
Run: 92.5nm (167.4km)
Avg: 3.9knts
24hr: 93.8nm
Weather: 15SSW, rough 1m swell,

ALL WELL. 150 to Opua, monday eta

Sat Nov 12 9:02 2016 NZDT
GPS: 31 24S 174 34E
Run: 271.4nm (491.2km)
Avg: 5.7knts
24hr: 135.7nm
Weather: W15, rough 2-3m W swell

227 to Opua, eta Monday

Thu Nov 10 9:03 2016 NZDT
GPS: 27 29S 174 54E
Run: 241.2nm (436.6km)
Avg: 5knts
24hr: 119.7nm
Weather: 7SE, 1-2m swell, 70%cc

400nm to North Cape.

Tue Nov 8 8:42 2016 NZDT
GPS: 26 26S 178 38E
Run: 97.6nm (176.7km)
Avg: 4.1knts
24hr: 98.2nm
Weather: 9S, blue sky

Mon Nov 7 8:50 2016 NZDT
GPS: 25 16S 179 31E
Run: 442.9nm (801.6km)
Avg: 3.9knts
24hr: 92.7nm
Weather: E6-7

Wed Nov 2 14:13 2016 NZDT
GPS: 21 07.5126s 175 09.6931w

Plan to depart Nuku Alofa tomorrow Thursday for Minerva Reef to Opua NZ. I will come on GHR on Thursday or Friday. New Mainsail (Giddens) arrives from NZ today.

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