Sahula seen by Peter entering The Bay of Islands. Welcome home David and Lin.
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.
90 miles to north cape. Sorry no report on conditions. Radio time was spent getting all the info needed for check IN wednesday.
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
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.
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!
This position taken on Tonys ham net at 2100UTC which is 9am NZ time
they will have another day of sporty conditions before it eases. All well.
All well on board and lovely sailing conditions.
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.
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
Variable course as they make their way through the reef towards Mackay. 86
eta reef later this evening.
ETA, McKay Thursday. Entering the reef on Wednesday afternoon
Via ZL1HX, Pakiri -- Bowden Ashton
Townsville 6 th via Mackay. 2 POB, All well.. Via Tony’s net.
On passage. This position from Tony’s ham net. Late going on yit, from Moscow!
Departed Luganville for Mackay
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
ETA Port Vila tomorrow morning. This from 2100 UTC on the ham net
all well and looking forward to P Vila to continue repairs from Suva saga
Lin reported today.
on their way from Fiji to port Vila Vanuatu
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.
arriving Suva in 1.5hr. This passage has been very varied!
eta tomorrow morning in Suva
all well on board
Heading toward Suva 330 miles away. Came through on the ham net at 1015NZST.
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
VK4HBV from the ham net report. ETA saturday
At Luncheon Over Dusky Sound. Radio conditions really poor tod
At Dusky heading for Luncheon Cove. Clear sky No wind, heading 270T 5-6 knots. 3POB all well.
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
Poor radio conditions and poor weather
On the way from Doubtfull to Dusky Sound. 3 Pob and all well.
ETA midday Thompson Sound.
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
Left Milford and heading to George Sound. This report was at 10am and is late on yit as somehow patricia messed up.
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
awob with eta around 2pm tomorrow. Not much wind to help the m
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.
con their way from Golden Bay and heading, once they go around the top, to Milford Sound
On ham net at 2100 utc
Off Cape Egmont and heading for Golden Bay In the morning
Wind Ely 6kt calm seas 2m swell.
2POB on their way to Cape Reinga
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.
arrived Opua yesterday - this from the Marina folk
No motor. Arriving Opua area midnight as 87 to go.
ALL WELL. 150 to Opua, monday eta
227 to Opua, eta Monday
400nm to North Cape.
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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