Sirena of Oare

Sirena of Oare

Sat Nov 10 5:51 2018 NZDT
Speed:
5-5-5 kts
knts

All Well On Board On passage from Noumea to Brisbane, two persons on board. I guess I should be careful what I ask for. Yesterday there was little or no wind from the north, which changed to 30 plus knots in the space of 15 mins from SE as the front approached. All much better now.

Wind SW 15-20 kts Sea 2.5 m swell, 1m waves Barometer 1013.1 Cloud Cover 35% Temperature 21.6 degC Eric


Fri Nov 9 8:12 2018 NZDT
Speed:
6.5 kts
knts

All Well On Board On passage from Noumea to Brisbane. Two persons on board. All well on board. Motoring for last 20 hrs. Hoping to reach SE Winds forecast soon. 425 miles to go to Brisbane Port Channel.

Wind N 2-4 kts Sea 0.5m swell, Glassy sea Barometer 1012.4 falling very slowly Cloud Cover 55% Temperature 22 degC Eric


Making good progress Eric - Cant see the boat name on the map though, so following your progress as a pink cymbal that might be the correct location. Thanks for the updates. Hope the sails fill soon.
Wed Nov 7 4:00 2018 NZDT
Speed:
6 -7 kts
knts

All Well On Board On passage from Noumea New Caledonia to Brisbane. Two persons on board. 680 miles to go to Brisbane approach channel. Wind and waves from port aft quarter.

Wind E 16 -22 kts Sea 1.5 m swell, 0.75m waves Barometer 1015.4 steady Cloud Cover 5% Temperature 21.1 degC Eric


Hi Eric and Nic - wishing you both a safe passage and smooth seas. All good in Vanuatu.

Al - I'm not able to see the boat track - why is this? can you see it? I can see yours all through to Bundaberg.
Sat Oct 20 8:06 2018 NZDT
Speed:
7.5 8.0 kts
knts

All Well On board. Good broad reaching conditions. May stop at Port of We to rest injured leg.

Wind E 13 15kts Sea 1.0 m swell, 0.2m waves Barometer 1012.4 rising very slowly Cloud Cover 5% Temperature 26 degC Eric


Wed Sep 12 5:03 2018 NZST
Speed:
5-5-5 kts
knts

All Well On Board On passage from Port Boise (New Caledonia) to Anatom. Two persons on board. Good broad reachingconditions most of the time. 115 miles to go, and will arrive quicker than planned, so may be a night entry or probably lay off till first light Wind SE 8-12 kts Sea 1.0 m swell, 0.2m waves Barometer 1014.4 falling very slowly Cloud Cover 35% Temperature 21.1 degC Eric


Mon Aug 6 3:51 2018 NZST
Speed:
5-5-5 kts
knts

All Well On Board On passage from Brisbane to Noumea. Seventy Five miles to Dumbea Pass. Winds are still easterly, and will need to tack in order to make the waypoint. Fingers crossed there will be a wind shift today otherwise tacking approx 35 miles. Wind E 8-12 kts Sea 1.5 m swell, 0.2m waves Barometer 1016 falling very slowly Cloud Cover 35% Temperature 20.1 degC Eric


Sat Aug 4 6:54 2018 NZST
Speed:
4-5 kts
knts

All Well On Board On passage from Brisbane to Noumea. Light winds gone round to NNE. Taking advantage of light wind and change of direction to change tack and get back towards rhum line readu for anticioated wind shify to Easterly or even SSE winds. Overflown earlier today bu Australian Border Force aircraft checking up on us. Apart from a fishing boat just sighted on AIS no other traffic for last three days.

Wind NNE 4-8 kts Sea Slight swell, 0.2m waves Barometer 1017.2 steady Cloud Cover 10% Temperature 20.2 degC


Fri Aug 3 4:48 2018 NZST
Speed:
4-5 kts
knts

All Well On Board On passage from Brisbane to Noumea. Weather light to moderate. Now beating into SE winds and will probably need to tack to make Noumea unless the weather gods put some more south into the wind.

Wind E to SE 10- 14kts Sea Slight swell, 0.2m waves Barometer 1017.2 steady Cloud Cover 10% Temperature 20 degC Please ignore previous temperature readings, the sensor failed, All OK now with new batteries.

Eric


Thu Aug 2 6:57 2018 NZST
Speed:
4-5 kts
knts

All Well On Board On passage from Brisbane to Noumea. Weather light, some motoring and hoping for decent wind soon.

Wind E 8-10 kts Sea Slight swell, 0.2m waves Barometer 1018 steady Cloud Cover 40% Temperature 15 degC Eric


Wed Aug 1 7:03 2018 NZST
Speed:
5.5 kts
knts

All Well On Board On passage from Brisbane to Noumea. Two persons on board. Winds very light and variable, motored for previous twenty hours, expect wind within next 12 hrs Wind Variable, mainly easterly quadrant 2-5 kts Sea Slight. Swell approx 1meter Barometer 1018.9 falling slightly within last 3 hrs Cloud Cover 20% Temperature 15.5 degC Eric


Thu Sep 28 4:33 2017 NZDT
Speed:
6-7 kts
knts

All Well On Board On passage from Noumea to Brisbane. Just arriving at Fairway buoy for Brisbane. Fast finish to trip. Thanks again Patricia and David for support during the trip. You both do a great job.

Wind NNW 15-20 kts Sea 0.71.5 m swell now disappeared off the landll Barometer 1013 Cloud Cover 20% Temperature 17 degC Eric


Wed Sep 27 5:54 2017 NZDT
Speed:
4.5kts
knts

All Well On Board On passage from Noumea to Brisbane. The wind has disappeared again. Currently motoring. Expect wind to fill from the north within next 12 hrs. Still amazing VHF propogation. I talked with Moololobar MRC on VHF 243 miles away and got a weather forecast. Additionally picking up ships with full AIS data over two hundred miles away. The furthest contact was a navaid 404 miles away Wind SW 4-7 kts Sea 0.75m swell Barometer 1015 Cloud Cover 0% beautiful night for stargazing Temperature 18 degC Eric


Tue Sep 26 6:36 2017 NZDT
Speed:
5-7kts
knts

All Well On Board On passage from Noumea to Brisbane. 287 Miles to go. Finally found wind, sometimes a little too much. Amazing VHF Propogation conditions. At 18:00 Australian time heard Moololobar and Hervie Bay MRCC on Ch 16 loud and clear, followed by Hervie Bay on Ch67 giving weather forecast. Distance approx 320 miles Then during the night two AIS contacts, from ships. One 140 miles away, the other 304 miles.

Wind NNE 18-25kts gusting 30 Sea 1.5m swell with lumpy seas on top of swell Barometer 1014 Dropped three points in 8 hrs Cloud Cover 10% Temperature 18 degC (warmer during day but still cool breeze) regards Eric


Mon Sep 25 6:51 2017 NZDT
Speed:
4.5-5kts
knts

All Well On Board On passage from Noumea to Brisbane. 420 Miles to go. Slow progress during the day due to continued lack of wind. .

Wind N-NE 8-10 kts, Sea slight swell approx 1M 0.2M waves on top of swell.

Barometer 1017.

Cloud Cover 5% Temperature 18 degC (warmer during day but still cool breeze) Eric


Sun Sep 24 7:18 2017 NZDT
Speed:
3.5 - 4.5kts
knts

All Well On Board On passage from Noumea to Brisbane. 651 Miles to go. Slow progress during the day due to lack of wind. .

Wind SE 4-8 kts, Sea slight swell approx 1M 0.2M waves on top of swell.

Barometer 1018.

Cloud Cover 20% Temperature 17 degC (warmer during day but still cool breeze) Eric


Sat Sep 23 5:00 2017 NZST
Speed:
6kts
knts

All Well On Board On passage from Noumea to Brisbane. 651 Miles to go. Slow progress during the day due to lack of wind. Engine failure, now resolved. Sailing on broad reach.

Wind SSE 10-12 kts, Sea slight swell approx 1M 0.3M waves.

Barometer 1018.

Eric


Fri Sep 22 6:15 2017 NZST
Speed:
5.8 kts
knts

On passage from Noumea to Brisbane. Two persons on board. 720 miles to go. Wind South 4-5 kts Sea Calm.

Barometer 1017 Cloud Cover 5% Motor sailing, heading North of rhumb line looking for more wind. All well on board Eric Govan


Wed Aug 9 7:35 2017 NZST
Speed:
5.5
knts
Run: 102.7nm (185.9km)
16 21S 167 47E
Weather: 1014, 10S, 50%cc

returning to Luganville for an outboard engine


Thu Jul 20 7:31 2017 NZST
Run: 137nm (248km)
Avg: 5.7knts
24hr: 136.6nm
17 44.80553s 168 18.69654e
Weather: 95%cc, In the last 4hr light wind NE to E to SE . 1012

Actually 10 miles to go so have beaten the front.


Wed Jul 19 7:27 2017 NZST
Speed:
6
knts
Run: 11561.3nm (20926km)
Avg: 45.4knts
24hr: 1090.2nm
19 37S 167 37E
Weather: 12e, 1015, 30%CC

On passage from new Caledonia to Port Vila. 135nm to go so should arrive in the morning prior t the front.


Sat Jul 8 16:57 2017 NZST
Speed:
0
knts
Run: 11085.8nm (20065.3km)
Avg: 30knts
24hr: 720.5nm

Moored At Anchor in Baie Kuto, Isle de Pins. Waiting wind for Mare then Lifou. Expected departure AM Monday Wind WNW 4-7kts, Sea Smooth Barometer 1015 Steady Sky 30% cloud, clearing At anchor in Baie Kuto, very light winds, expected to fill Sunday PM will depart on Monday AM for Tadine / Mare.

Very poor propogation here, possible to hear Gulf Harbour, but not possible to transmit All well on board.

Eric and David


Fri Jun 23 7:42 2017 NZST
Speed:
5.5ms
knts
Run: 145.7nm (263.7km)
Avg: 6knts
24hr: 144.9nm
24 58S 158 20E
Weather: 10-20SSE, 5%cc, 1019 st

same again tomorrow so all well on board


Thu Jun 22 7:34 2017 NZST
Speed:
5
knts
Run: 8303.4nm (15029.2km)
Avg: 349.3knts
24hr: 8383.6nm
25 55S 156 15E
Weather: 22S, 2.5m swell, 80%cc, 1020

Have a great trip, Good to see you are back out there! Are you coming back to NZ? Mary and Dave at RDM
Wed Jun 21 7:48 2017 NZST
Speed:
5
knts
Run: 8125.5nm (14707.2km)
Avg: 34.2knts
24hr: 821.8nm
26 38S 06 0E
Weather: 20-25 S to SW

on passage from Brisbane to New Cal


Sun Jun 11 10:31 2017 NZST
Run: 15.1nm (27.3km)
27 11.64177S 153 6.44142E

Just back from the UK. Finished readying the boat for a trip to New Caledonia and Vanuatu. Just need the right weather.


Sun Sep 13 15:51 2015 NZST
Speed:
4.55+ kts
knts
Run: 214.4nm (388.1km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 161.3nm
26 59.6S 153 12.2E

On passage from Noumea to Brisbane. On passage from Noumea to Brisbane, currently in moreton Bay 12 miles to go Wind E 10-12 kts, Sea slight swell.

Barometer 1025 Almost arrived in Brisbane expected in Rivergate Marine 17:30 NZT.

DISASTER. Ran out of chocolate biscuits during the last night watch. Dee will be disciplined!!! We have never eaten so much and so well (apart from the Cassouilette when the weather was too bad to cook properly) because the authorities will confiscate fresh and frozen produce on arrival.

Thanks David and Trish at Gulf Harbour for weather updates and support.

All well on board.

Eric and Dee


Sat Sep 12 7:57 2015 NZST
Speed:
6
knts
Run: 146.2nm (264.6km)
Avg: 6knts
24hr: 143.8nm
25 48S 156 24E
Weather: E17-22 with gusts to 35 last night

all well


Sat Sep 12 4:24 2015 NZST
Speed:
5+ kts
knts

On passage from Noumea to Brisbane. Expect to arrive off Brisbane on Sunday Mid day Wind E 20-25 kts, Gusting 35kts (glad to be sailing downwind) Cloud cover 50-60% Sea 1.5 M swell with a confused sea.

Barometer 1025 All well on board.

Eric and Dee


Fri Sep 11 7:32 2015 NZST
Speed:
6-8
knts
Run: 154.9nm (280.4km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 154.2nm
25 02S 158 35E
Weather: 20-25ESE, 1.5m conf swell, 50%cc, 1024

all well on board


Fri Sep 11 3:58 2015 NZST
Speed:
6+ kts
knts

On passage from Noumea to Brisbane. Expect to arrive off Brisbane on Sunday AM Wind ESE 18-23 kts, Cloud cover 50-60% Heavy rain shower within the last 30 mins. Barometer The wind seems to have settled on this course as forecast by the gribs. Barometer 1024. Wind has been rising and shifting easterly over the last 6 hrs David forecast boisterous conditions. He was absolutely correct. It's washing machine conditions today. Had to cancel fresh Mahi Mahi for dinner and settle for a tin of Cassioulet. NEVER again. That will be struck off the provisioning list.

Exchanged greetings with yacht Bamboozle at 12:00 after seeing him on AIS. He passed us on the way to Brisbane All well on board.

Eric and Dee


Thu Sep 10 7:26 2015 NZST
Speed:
5
knts
Run: 496.7nm (899km)
24 21S 160 56E
Weather: S18-23, 1.5m, 1019

some info may not be accurate as Eric is hard to hear


Thu Sep 10 3:56 2015 NZST
Speed:
4.5 kts
knts

Wind SSW 8-10 kts, Cloud cover 50-60% Light rain within the last 20 mins. The wind seems to have settled on this course as forecast by the gribs. Barometer 1018 steady On the rhumb line between Noumea and Brisbane, encountered a strong current which currently appears to flow NE and now N in direction. This is slowing progress. I didn't see that on a pilot chart, I guess I should have looked a little more carefully.

All well on board.

I can hear forecasts booming in from David at Gulf Harbour (with the exception of yesterday when everybody struggled) but was unable to call in. However was able to talk to Astarte in Vanuatu with no problem. Still struggling with the KISS radials installed when the metal fuel and water tanks were replaced with plastic!!!!!!


Wed Sep 9 3:50 2015 NZST
Speed:
5 kts (variable)
knts
Weather: Barometer 1018 (dropping slowly) Wind N 10-12 kts Sea swell 2m calm. 5% cloud cover currently(was complete overcast). Visibility excellent.

On passage from Noumea to Brisbane 612 miles to go to Brisbane entrance Passed through a frontal system approx 4 hrs ago. Wind swung from E to N accompanied with heavy rainfall, wind faded for 2 hrs then re-established from N to NE back to N approx 10 - 12 kts


Tue Sep 8 4:02 2015 NZST
Speed:
6 kts
knts

Weather: 18kts E wind(has slowly swung from SE over the last 2hrs. 65% cloud cover. (during last 2hrs cloud has increased considerably. Barometer 1019 steady.

On passage from Noumea, New Caledonia. Good start wind forward of the beam, but swung around to behind the beam and slowing us down.

Expect wind to go lighter tomorrow.

Hi to Molly and Grace!!!!! Hope all's well with you


Tue May 26 4:56 2015 NZST
Speed:
0
knts
Run: 140.5nm (254.3km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 141.9nm
22 16.9S 168 25.8E
Weather: Barometer 1022m Bar Wind (at entrance 20-30kts ESE( in Noumea calm) Cloud cover 60%. Visibility excellent

Arrived safely 04:40 NZ time. Long slow trip at times. Thanks to Gulf Harbour Radio for weather advice.


Great to hear from you. How is NC. We will eventually catch up to you, but we are still in love with Fiji We also have a KISS and it works for us. Cheryl and Karen
Mon May 25 5:10 2015 NZST
Speed:
5.5kts
knts
Run: 156.6nm (283.4km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 138.5nm
23 49.7S 166 59.8E
Weather: Barometer 1022 Wind SW 15-20 kts Sea swell 2.5m (was around 4m plus for a time) 5% cloud cover. Visibility: excellent.

Great sailing conditions, just need a little more West in the wind to help us into New Caledonia. Approximately 95 miles from the pass (Dumbea) into New Caledonia, but by the time we gybe to get there, probably closer to 120 miles. Should be a very early arrival on Tuesday into Port Moselle and hope to complete formalities the same day.


Sun May 24 2:02 2015 NZST
Speed:
4.5kts
knts
Run: 73.4nm (132.9km)
Avg: 4knts
24hr: 94.9nm
25 00.4S 169 07.3E
Weather: Barometer 1014mB. Wind SW 18-25kts. Swell approx 2.5M

Still rolling along. Weather has been very changeable. Gusts to 35kts. Mostly averaging 18-25kts. The wind is backing to a more favourable direction and we are now pointing towards Noumea.


Sat May 23 7:28 2015 NZST
Speed:
5
knts
Run: 26.4nm (47.8km)
Avg: 4.6knts
24hr: 109.7nm
26 03S 168 54E
Weather: 25NNW

front will have moved on by midnight. Radio good today


Hi El, Glad all is going well. We are at Vancouver awaiting flight to Calgary. We left ACK on Friday at 2000, crossed the international date line and arrived on Friday at 1330. After 12 1/2 hours flying we arrived before we left! Glad the water maker is up to speed. Take it easy, A&H x
Sat May 23 1:42 2015 NZST
Speed:
5 kts
knts
Run: 124nm (224.4km)
Avg: 5.3knts
24hr: 127.6nm
26 16.6S 168 33.45E
Weather: Barometer: 1014mB Wind: 15kts NNW. Visibility: excellent Sea state: 1.5M swell with 0.5 waves

Sailing at last, great wind from the wrong direction. That will soon come right according to grib files. On port tack to get north,not much to choose between either tack. Bring on that wind shift!!!!!!!


Hello Dee and Eric ... Glad to see you're nearly there. Miss you lots. Just one thing, why is there somewhere called Burnt Pine in the middle of the sea? xx
Fri May 22 2:23 2015 NZST
Speed:
5.5kts
knts
Run: 158.8nm (287.4km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 155.5nm
27 46.7S 169 39.5E
Weather: Barometer 1020 (dropping slowly) Wind ESE 3-5kts Sea swell 1.5m calm. 5% cloud cover. Visibility excellent.

Still motoring to get ahead of weather. (No real alternative, no wind!) Problems with SSB radio. Don't appear to be heard over longer distances. Apologies Patricia and David at gulf Harbour Radio, I hear you well, but my transmission doesn't appear to be heard by you or most people on the net. For info, I changed all the fuel and water tanks which were all copper bonded, fitted plastic tanks and a KISS. The configuration doesn't appear to work too well for Sirena but does weork well for others. I need to tweak it I guess.


Hi Dee and Eric - Enjoying tracking your progress...hope the wind picks up! Jx
Thu May 21 1:52 2015 NZST
Speed:
5.5 kts
knts
Run: 132.2nm (239.3km)
Avg: 5.6knts
24hr: 134.3nm
29 58.5S 170 25.6E
Weather: barometer 1023, dropped back from a peak of 1025 at 12:00 yesterday. Wind light Easterly 5-6 kts. Swell 1M

Wind died at 12:30 local yesterday. Motoring. Wind slowly drifting towards E since 22:00. Made lots of water, long hot showers all round.


Wed May 20 2:14 2015 NZST
Speed:
4.5 kts
knts
Run: 299.7nm (542.5km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 147nm
31 48.8S 171 02.5E
Weather: 02:00 NZ local time barometer 1023mB Wind 8-10kts SE 1.5M swell

Light winds. Could use a little more to push away from the developing low currently south of our position. Noon to Noon today 136 nautical miles. Slow progress but happy.


I have always had trouble with wind. Hope you fair better, love Andy & Heather x
Tue May 19 0:16 2015 NZST
Speed:
5.5- 6.5kt
knts
Weather: Currently 18-22kts South. Barometer 1023mb steady Recent gusts 28kts within last 5 hrs with winds dropping off occasionally 12-15kts. 1.5M swell from SSE

Lumpy confused seas, rolling along with 743 miles to go to Noumea. Two reefs in main and reduced genoa for a quiet night.


Mon May 18 1:18 2015 NZST
Speed:
4.5 - 5.5 kts
knts
Run: 50nm (90.5km)
35 06.9S 174 24.8E
Weather: Southerly 12-15kts. Good visibility, 5% cloud cover

Cleared customs at Marsden Cove 12:30 900 approx miles to Noumea, New Caledonia. Easy start to the trip, running downwind with just a headsail to Cape Brett. Staying with that configuration till morning. Nice easy start to the trip!


Sat May 16 17:24 2015 NZST
Run: 11nm (19.9km)
35 50.22S 174 28.13E

At Marsden Cove ready for customs tomorrow. Hoping for a good trip to New Caledonia.


Sun May 10 14:23 2015 NZST
35 43.5s 174 19.7e

Still waiting in Town Basin. Weather looks promising for departure to New Caledonia next weekend. Very changeable patterns. Keeping fingers crossed. Winter is on it's way!


Wed May 6 17:58 2015 NZST
35 43.5s 174 19.7e

Sitting in Town Basin Whangarei Waiting for weather to go to New Caledonia


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