Silver Fern

Silver Fern

Sat Nov 21 8:22 2015 NZDT
Run: 11.1nm (20.1km)
35 50.20s 174 28.06e

Arrived safely in Marsden Cove. End of 11-year circumnavigation. Break out the champagne!


Fri Nov 20 8:28 2015 NZDT
Run: 7.7nm (13.9km)
Avg: 23knts
24hr: 551.2nm
35 50.67s 174 39.92e
Weather: 20 kts N wind; 1.5 m sea; cold light rain.

5 miles to Bream Head. Being met by friend on catamaran who will tow us into harbor and up to marina. There to be met by marina staff in dinghy. Should all be ok. Raining, blowing. All well on board.


Fri Nov 20 8:07 2015 NZDT
Run: 200.1nm (362.2km)
Avg: 9knts
24hr: 215.5nm
35 51.82698s 174 31.773e

getting a tow into Whangarei as they have propeller problems


Thu Nov 19 9:51 2015 NZDT
Run: 2.8nm (5.1km)
33 15.22s 176 03.09e
Weather: 10 kts SE wind;

All well. Thanks for your help yesterday. We've had a problem develop that will prevent us from motoring. Our propeller has failed. It is on the shaft and turning but no thrust. Will make our arrival Whangarei interesting! We did get some SE late last night, so that is good; boat speed was down to 2 knots this morning but breeze has picked up again.


Thu Nov 19 8:20 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5knts
Run: 117.5nm (212.7km)
Avg: 4.6knts
24hr: 111.2nm
33 17S 176 05E
Weather: light Se winds

175 to Whangarei


Wed Nov 18 6:59 2015 NZDT
Speed: 4knts
Run: 155.1nm (280.7km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 155.5nm
32 41.02s 177 58.84e
Weather: 10 kts SSW wind;

All well. Struggling to make headway against headwinds. DMG is awful (2-3 nm per hour). Course has been ok, at about 165 T until now, when we are heading into a squall line and have lost 40 deg of pointing. Hopefully will shift back again after this local weather. (At net time they were 250m from Whangarei- GHR)


Tue Nov 17 7:03 2015 NZDT
Speed: 8knts
Run: 168.9nm (305.7km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 169.1nm
30 35.20s 177 02.66e
Weather: 20 kts WNW wind; 1 m sea plus lots of small wind waves; 100% cloud. Expecting to hit that front sometime soon

All well. Just put reef in main and furled some genoa. Boat speed about 8+ knots.


Mon Nov 16 7:05 2015 NZDT
Run: 132.6nm (240km)
Avg: 5.5knts
24hr: 132.5nm
28 31.50s 178 33.20e
Weather: 5-10 kts NW wind;

Gybed at 6 a.m. winds still light.


Sun Nov 15 7:04 2015 NZDT
Run: 163.6nm (296.1km)
Avg: 9.3knts
24hr: 222nm
26 36.46s 178 29.236e
Weather: 5-10 kts E wind; 1 m sea; occasional rain; 100% cloud.

Under way; winds light and shifty. A couple hours slow. Now 4-6 kts depending on wind


Sat Nov 14 13:23 2015 NZDT
Speed: 8.3knts
Run: 1.7nm (3.1km)
24 34.13s 179 49.323e
Weather: 25 kts SE wind; 1.5 m sea SW; some rain squalls; 100% cloud. Lumnpy

Under way; one reef in main; small jib. Pounding a bit into wind and sea. Some rain squalls.


Sat Nov 14 8:24 2015 NZDT
Speed: 7knts
24 35S 179 48E
Weather: 20-25SE

left yesterday from Minerva


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