Scintilla

Scintilla

Wed Jul 5 7:57 2017 NZST
Speed: 0.1knts
Run: 254.3nm (460.3km)
21 39.03S 150 14.60E
Weather: , 0 M seas, 10%clouds, 1010.1 bar

Going north to Townsviille


Mon Oct 31 10:30 2016 NZDT
Speed: 0.0knts
Run: 166.2nm (300.8km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 161.2nm
24 45.55S 152 23.03E
Weather: Wind 8.4 knots, NNW

Anchored in the Burnett River awaiting Officials and Port slip assignment in Bundaberg


Sun Oct 30 9:45 2016 NZDT
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 173.4nm (313.9km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 165.5nm
24 07.26S 154 55.83E
Weather: wind 13k, ESE ,

Pleasant sailing all day and through the night. We are 154 miles out of Bundaberg and expect to be in Monday morning.


Sat Oct 29 8:36 2016 NZDT
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 182.4nm (330.1km)
Avg: 7.5knts
24hr: 180.9nm
23 41.12S 157 38.02E
Weather: Wind 12k true, SSE , 1 M seas, 20%clouds, 1012.4 bar

Pleasant sailing during the day.. a few squalls at night, wind in the twenties and lumpy seas


Fri Oct 28 8:24 2016 NZDT
Speed: 6.9knts
Run: 196.7nm (356km)
Avg: 8.1knts
24hr: 194.3nm
23 11.68S 160 27.63E
Weather: SSE, 13 knots , 1 M seas, 20%clouds, 1011.1 bar

All is good... crew plugged one of the heads.. We made 180 miles in last 24 hours and are 475 out of Bundaberg. We will be looking to slow the boat down even more.


Thu Oct 27 8:06 2016 NZDT
Speed: 8.1knts
Run: 189.8nm (343.5km)
Avg: 8.1knts
24hr: 193.8nm
22 40.82S 163 30.03E
Weather: , 1.5 M seas, 40%clouds, 1012.1 bar, 18-20SE

All is well on board, we are about 180 miles out of Noumea. It has been a fast sail so far. Passed Our Rose early last night and saw one other stern light on route to Bundaberg. Should be in Sunday night. Might have to slow down for Monday arrival


Wed Oct 26 8:36 2016 NZDT
Speed: 0.0knts
22 16.60S 166 26.38E
Weather: , 1 M seas, 100%clouds, 1013.1 bar

We are anchored 7 miles off of Noumea and will be leaving for Bundaberg Australia in an hour


Good luck on the passage. I will be watching. You two ate awesome!!! Just had my knee done. Feeling pretty good. Rehab goes really well
Mon Oct 24 20:21 2016 NZDT
Speed: 0.0knts
Run: 143.6nm (259.9km)
22 16.60S 166 26.38E

Getting Ready to go to Australia


Sat Oct 1 8:51 2016 NZDT
Speed: 7knts
Run: 196.9nm (356.4km)
20 31.0835S 167 37.5962E
Weather: 10 knts T ESE, 1 M seas, 20%clouds, 1014.1 bar

all good... pleasant sailing in the company of Southern Cross and Mintaka


So, Chrisses, what's the paln for the summer?  Australia?  We still think it would be a huge mistake to miss it, and you ought to seriously consider spending two season there if you have time!  Summer in Tasmania was absolutely awesome, New Year's Eve in Sydney Harbour is for the bucket list, sailing Queensland could easily fill six months or more!  Bev and Robbie

So, Chrisses, what's the paln for the summer?  Australia?  We still think it would be a huge mistake to miss it, and you ought to seriously consider spending two season there if you have time!  Summer in Tasmania was absolutely awesome, New Year's Eve in Sydney Harbour is for the bucket list, sailing Queensland could easily fill six months or more!  Bev and Robbie

So, Chrisses, what's the paln for the summer?  Australia?  We still think it would be a huge mistake to miss it, and you ought to seriously consider spending two season there if you have time!  Summer in Tasmania was absolutely awesome, New Year's Eve in Sydney Harbour is for the bucket list, sailing Queensland could easily fill six months or more!  Bev and Robbie
Fri Sep 23 8:10 2016 NZST
Run: 197.3nm (357.1km)
17 44.6661S 168 18.7458E

Been waiting for refrigeration parts three weeks. This will likely be our northern most stop... next stop New Cal.


Thu Aug 25 7:24 2016 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 139.1nm (251.8km)
Avg: 2.9knts
24hr: 69.8nm
20 14.4048S 169 46.6053E
Weather: 7 knts T E, Calm seas, 40%clouds, 1014.6 bar

In Anelghowhat Aneityum


Tue Aug 23 7:34 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 0.3nm (0.5km)
19 48S 171 52E
Weather: 12ESE, 1m seas, 50%cc, 1014

Now going to Aneityum as wind behind with Tanna destination. (Crew must have rebelled).


Tue Aug 23 7:15 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 171.8nm (311km)
Avg: 7.3knts
24hr: 174.5nm
19 48.1389S 171 52.1831E
Weather: 12 knts T ESE, 1 M seas, 90%clouds, 1014.1 bar

all good... rained a lot in the last 20 hours


Mon Aug 22 7:37 2016 NZST
Speed: 9knts
Run: 11.4nm (20.6km)
Avg: 41.8knts
24hr: 1003nm
18 37S 174 11E
Weather: 2-3m SE conf swell, 25ESE, 30%cc, 1012.4

will arrive Tanna wed if this keeps up. They are wet so need a peaceful anchorage to dry out.


Mon Aug 22 7:21 2016 NZST
Speed: 8.5 -9.5knts
Run: 207.1nm (374.9km)
18 37.1257S 174 21.4741E
Weather: 25 knts T ESE, 2-3 M seas, 30%clouds, 1012.4 bar

Seas confused and a little steep. 3-4 break on the quarter an hour. Crew wet, tired and unconfortable


Fri Jul 15 12:48 2016 NZST
Run: 109.4nm (198km)
17 46.3400S 177 23.0400E

Currently in Port Denarau until the first or second week in August doing repairs and maintenance. Transmission fixed, waiting for parts for the windlass and catching up on varnishing and other projects


Fri Jul 1 7:06 2016 NZST
Speed: 6.4knts
Run: 86.7nm (156.9km)
17 59.9697S 179 01.8365E
Weather: 8 knts T ENE, 0.5 M seas, 90%clouds, 1011 bar

Motor sailing since 11:00pm... Raining all night... Christine is on day three of high fever, looking forward to getting to doctor in Suva


Sun May 22 9:08 2016 NZST
Speed: 0.0knts
Run: 116.4nm (210.7km)
Avg: 4.5knts
24hr: 107nm
16 46.6874S 179 19.7974E
Weather: 0 knts T NE, 0 M seas, 20%clouds, 1014.7 bar

Motored all day and night, arrived Savusavu at 3:30am. Not a breath of wind today


Sat May 21 7:01 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.0knts
Run: 159nm (287.8km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 157.9nm
18 26.9212S 179 33.3481E
Weather: 5 knts T NE, 1 M seas, 25%clouds, 1013.8 bar

Pleasant day of sailing fast with winds 12-15 knots. Winds light overnight 5-8 knots. Currently motoring. Lost masthead wind instrument yesterday. 105 miles to Savusavu.


Fri May 20 6:51 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.6knts
Run: 159.7nm (289.1km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 159.5nm
20 35.6554S 178 40.5605E
Weather: 9 knts T ESE, 1 M seas, 30%clouds, 1016.9 bar

Pleasant day of sailing fast with winds 15-20 knots. Winds light overnight 5-10 knots and some veer to the north. Backing to the east some this morning. 230 miles to Savusavu.


Thu May 19 6:49 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.8knts
Run: 145.8nm (263.9km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 148.4nm
22 52.2421S 178 15.0577E
Weather: 8 knts T SSE, 1 M seas, 20%clouds, 1017.8 bar

Pleasant day of sailing. Six hours of motor sailing last night, wind instruments are starting to go flaky making it harder in the dark.


Wed May 18 7:14 2016 NZST
Speed: 6.0knts
Run: 163.1nm (295.2km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 162.4nm
24 54.9987S 177 41.2138E
Weather: 10 knts T SSE, 1 M seas, 60%clouds, 1018.2 bar

Great day of sailing, sailed into the night in 15 knots until 3:00am Motor sailing until 7:00am


You Guys are making great time, so happy for you you all.. We will be held up because of weather, will keep you posted. Hugs Captain Bill and Maria
Tue May 17 7:08 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.0knts
Run: 144.4nm (261.4km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 145.4nm
27 09.0631S 176 50.4506E
Weather: 10 knts T SSW, 1 M seas, 50%clouds, 1017.4 bar

Motor sailing for the last 30 hours, running at 5 kts to conserve fuel. 500 miles out of Opua


Following you is great fun for me.... Keep up the great voyage. Wishing for some wind for you
Mon May 16 7:18 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 146.6nm (265.3km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 145.7nm
29 08.8461S 176 08.5742E
Weather: 2.3 knts T SE, 1 M seas, 30%clouds, 1017.6 bar

Motor sailing through the night. Some six hours of sailing, four hours of rain yesterday. 382 miles out of Opua


Sun May 15 7:09 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 146.8nm (265.7km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 146.2nm
31 10.8177S 175 26.7131E
Weather: 9 knts T SE, 1 M seas, 60%clouds, 1019.8 bar

Motor sailing through the night, there may be a breeze this morning for sailing. 250 miles out of Opua


Sat May 14 7:03 2016 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 149.1nm (269.9km)
33 12.2154S 174 40.8030E
Weather: 10 knts T NNW, 1 M seas, 40%clouds, 1021.4 bar

Left the dock in Opua at noon.... 130 miles out..all is well on board


Mon May 9 17:08 2016 NZST
Run: 100.8nm (182.4km)
35 18.69S 174 07.31E

Back in Opua and waiting for a weather window to Fiji


Hi Chris and Chris, hope you are both well. All the best for your trip, we are in Perth basking in the sunshine. Take care
Mon Oct 26 17:57 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5.7knts
Run: 308.2nm (557.8km)
Avg: 8.9knts
24hr: 213.6nm
33 53.9380S 173 40.6602E
Weather: 12 knts T SSW, 1 M seas, 50%clouds, 1020 bar (just changed the batteries and have not recalibrated)

128 miles 24 hours......80 miles to Opua, motoring on the rhumb line...all is well on board.


Looks like you have made it to New Zealand! You will love it! Congratulations! We have parked Charisma in Port Townsend, WA and are headed back to the Bay Area for the winter.

Hi Chris and Christine, Maria from the boat Peregrine has asked me to contact you - they left Fiji today, Monday, and would like to keep in touch with you while they do the passage to NZ. Could you perhaps email her on WDD7544@sailmail.com. Thanks. Irene

Welcome to NZ. I've been following you with interest after my daughter Nat on the Jenny told me about yit. (Great website!) Enjoy your time here :-)

Linda, We are in Gulf Harbour for the next couple of months. If Nat is about we would encourage her to drop by for a visit. Chris and Chris

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Sun Oct 25 7:19 2015 NZDT
Speed: 6.7knts
29 46.2531S 175 39.7883E
Weather: 13 knts T WNW, 1.5-2 M seas, 50%clouds, 1007.7 bar

155 miles 24 hours...all is well on board


Sat Oct 24 7:27 2015 NZDT
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 182.7nm (330.7km)
Avg: 7.8knts
24hr: 188.1nm
29 46.2531S 175 39.7883E
Weather: 10 knts T N,

160 miles 24 hours...all is well on board


glad to see your safe and have a good plan, we are following you closely, and also thank you for all of the updates....hugs...maria and capt bill Peregrine:):)
Fri Oct 23 8:08 2015 NZDT
Speed: 6knts
Run: 200.8nm (363.4km)
Avg: 8.5knts
24hr: 202.9nm
27 18.1034S 176 44.3942E
Weather: 10 knts T ESE, 1 M seas, 90%clouds, 1014.1 bar

180 miles 24 hours...all is well on board


Thu Oct 22 8:23 2015 NZDT
Speed: 7.5knts
Run: 214.7nm (388.6km)
Avg: 8.7knts
24hr: 208.2nm
25 21.6497S 179 09.1642E
Weather: 15-20 knts T ESE, 2 M seas, 100%clouds, 1015.9 bar

182 miles 24 hours...all is well on board


Wed Oct 21 7:38 2015 NZDT
Speed: 7knts
Run: 152.2nm (275.5km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 151.9nm
23 19.9084S 178 15.9623W
Weather: 15knts T ENE, 1.5M seas, 100%clouds, 1015 bar

Wet through out the night, speeds 7 and 8 wind veering to a little to the east over last six hours... Minerva 45 miles out...all is well on board. Discussed whether to carry on. Stay tuned.


Tue Oct 20 7:35 2015 NZDT
Speed: 4knts
Run: 98.5nm (178.3km)
22 04.0306S 176 18.7064W
Weather: 10knts T ENE, 1M seas, 80%clouds, 1015 bar

Slow going...


Sat Oct 17 9:11 2015 NZDT
Run: 0.1nm (0.2km)
21 07.5126s 175 09.6931w

With a group of boats waiting out the weekend In Tongatapu/Pangamotu with likely departure on Monday for NZ


Waiting for a fresh water pump for our engine. Should leave on Tuesday if all goes well. Fair winds. Bob and Mona

Thanks for the update. We are going to head for Minerva on Monday. Hope to see you there, in route or in NZ.

Thanks for the update. We are going to head for Minerva on Monday. Hope to see you there, in route or in NZ
Fri Oct 9 17:05 2015 NZDT
Run: 1231.9nm (2229.7km)
21 7.57943S 175 9.62456W

Anchoreed off Big Mamas in Nuku'alofa


Thanks for the update. We are going to head for Minerva on Monday. Hope to see you there, in route or in NZ
Sun Jan 11 0:00 2015 NZDT
36 37S 174 42.46E

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