Sofia RYS

Sofia RYS

Mon Oct 31 8:43 2016 NZDT
Run: 378nm (684.2km)
Avg: 15.7knts
24hr: 377nm
19 54.9756s 158 26.90676e
Weather: light NW

10m to go. Have a great time and Anne, thank you for all the relays. the net would not have been as efficient without you. Patricia


Sun Oct 30 8:39 2016 NZDT
Run: 315.4nm (570.9km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 157.5nm
23 57S 154 28E
Weather: ene10-15, 1m E swell, 5%cc, 1017

Happy landfall.


Fri Oct 28 8:35 2016 NZDT
Speed: 6.2mknts
Run: 143.1nm (259km)
Avg: 6knts
24hr: 143.3nm
23 25S 159 25E
Weather: 8SE, .5m swell, 30%cc, 1015

Thu Oct 27 8:37 2016 NZDT
Speed: 4.5knts
Run: 167.2nm (302.6km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 166.7nm
23 08S 161 39E
Weather: E10, 1.5m swell, 70%cc, 1017

thanks for the relays Anne.


Wed Oct 26 8:33 2016 NZDT
Speed: 7.2knts
Run: 135.6nm (245.4km)
Avg: 5.7knts
24hr: 135.9nm
22 42S 164 14E
Weather: 15%cc, SE15-18, 2m s swell and 1.5m wave , 1018

there wont be any slime on Sofia for the aussies to complain about!


Tue Oct 25 8:36 2016 NZDT
Run: 8.3nm (15km)
22 19S 166 19E
Weather: 5NW, 50% light cc, 1014

will likely leave this afternoon.


Thu Oct 20 8:30 2016 NZDT
22 16.617s 166 26.396e
Weather: 10NE

actually at Isle Maitre


Tue Oct 18 8:45 2016 NZDT
22 16.617s 166 26.396e
Weather: no wind, 1015, clear

Tue Oct 11 8:12 2016 NZDT
22 16.617s 166 26.396e
Weather: 50%cc, rain and grey skies, 1009, no wind, early rain

sails come back today.


Mon Oct 10 8:19 2016 NZDT
22 16.617s 166 26.396e
Weather: Rain, 1009, south south east 20

Not a good day in noumea


Wed Oct 5 8:37 2016 NZDT
Run: 25.2nm (45.6km)
22 16.617s 166 26.396e
Weather: 2-3NNE, 1013, clear skies

Noumea


Tue Oct 4 8:32 2016 NZDT
Run: 22.7nm (41.1km)
22 23S 166 49E
Weather: no wind, clear skies, 1013

in Wooden Canal and will motor up to Noumea today


Mon Oct 3 8:36 2016 NZDT
Run: 114.2nm (206.7km)
22 14S 167 08E
Weather: 5sse, 5%cc, 1014

heading to Noumea to repair a torn mainsail


Sat Oct 1 8:30 2016 NZDT
Run: 1.3nm (2.4km)
20 42.849s 166 26.180e
Weather: 4ENE, clear skies, 1014.5

a glorious day in the paradise of Ouvea lagoon


Thu Sep 29 8:38 2016 NZDT
Run: 5.1nm (9.2km)
20 43S 166 25E
Weather: clear skies, 5S, 1010

one other yacht at beautiful Ouvea


Wed Sep 28 8:32 2016 NZDT
Speed: 4knts
Run: 84nm (152km)
Avg: 3.5knts
24hr: 84nm
20 47S 166 23E
Weather: 6-8WSW, 85%cc, no swell, 1010.5

About 5 nm from beautiful Ouvea in the northern Loyalties


Tue Sep 27 8:32 2016 NZDT
Run: 10.2nm (18.5km)
21 58S 166 41E
Weather: 3W, blue

waiting for the w wind to pick up


Mon Sep 26 8:34 2016 NZDT
Run: 30.9nm (55.9km)
22 01S 166 50E
Weather: 6SSW, clear skies

anchored and waiting for better wind direction to ouvea


Fri Sep 23 9:24 2016 NZST
22 16.617s 166 26.396e
Weather: 2-4NE, 95%cc, 1011

will head south today with the intention of going to the Loyalties over the weekend sometime


Wed Sep 21 7:35 2016 NZST
Run: 24.9nm (45.1km)
22 16.617s 166 26.396e
Weather: 100%cc, 1014, 6-8S

on a mooring at Moselle, Noumea


Mon Sep 12 7:41 2016 NZST
Run: 5.6nm (10.1km)
22 19.24226s 166 49.63197e
Weather: 2-4n, 1018, 60%grey cloud

baie de proney by the island


Fri Sep 9 7:36 2016 NZST
Run: 39.9nm (72.2km)
22 22S 166 54E
Weather: 6-8ese, clear skies 1020

very protected in Baie de prony. Windier outside.


Wed Sep 7 7:32 2016 NZST
Run: 45.3nm (82km)
22 39.43044s 167 26.37486e
Weather: 8-10ne, 60%cc, grey skies , 1019

Mon Sep 5 7:36 2016 NZST
Run: 24.1nm (43.6km)
22 27S 166 46E
Weather: 6NNE, blue skies, 1018

SE corner of Ouen at Koutoure


Wed Aug 31 7:33 2016 NZST
22 16.617s 166 26.396e
Weather: 4SE, 10%cc, 1020

will be in P Moselle through the weekend when guest arrives.


Tue Aug 30 7:37 2016 NZST
Run: 33nm (59.7km)
22 16.617s 166 26.396e
Weather: 60%cc, 1018, 6-8E , looks like rain soon

Good signal from Port Moselle marina in Noumea.


Mon Aug 29 7:37 2016 NZST
Run: 204.4nm (370km)
Avg: 2.8knts
24hr: 68.1nm
22 21S 166 57E
Weather: 4W, clear skies , 1016

Port Boise just inside Havannah pass. A good rest spot to wait for tide and winds to get north to Noumea


Fri Aug 26 7:33 2016 NZST
Speed: 4knts
Run: 236.3nm (427.7km)
Avg: 4.9knts
24hr: 118.2nm
19 32S 167 55E
Weather: ene9, 1005, .5m swell, 100%cc with drizzle

eta Havannah Pass noon Saturday - tomorrow


Wed Aug 24 7:34 2016 NZST
Speed: 6mknts
Run: 27.3nm (49.4km)
16 07S 168 03E
Weather: 95%cc, little rain earlier, 5ESE, 1012

left Ambrym and on their way to P Vila to check out.


Sat Aug 20 7:35 2016 NZST
Run: 9.3nm (16.8km)
16 25S 167 47E
Weather: 2S, 1012, 5%cc

Port Sandwich


Thu Aug 18 7:49 2016 NZST
Run: 76.6nm (138.6km)
16 33S 167 46E
Weather: 10S, 1011, 100%cc, rain on and off

Meskylenes


Mon Aug 15 7:42 2016 NZST
Run: 23.5nm (42.5km)
17 33S 168 16E
Weather: 80%cc, grey, 1013, 5E

Havannah Harbour


Hi guys, We will be following in your footsteps soon (heading from Fiji to Tanna) and wanted to ask you some questions about the anchorage and check in experience. We don't have your email but would appreciate it if you could reply to us (our email address should show up in the notification you get from YIT for this comment). Thanks tons! Beth and Ken
Fri Aug 12 8:05 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 77.9nm (141km)
Avg: 3.2knts
24hr: 77.6nm
17 53S 168 20E
Weather: ese18, 2-3m swell, 1017

will arrive later today. Will be pleased to be out of the swell


Thu Aug 11 8:00 2016 NZST
Run: 58.7nm (106.2km)
18 49S 169 00E

Dillons Bay Erromango. A little swelly but reasonably sheltered from wind


Wed Aug 10 7:31 2016 NZST
19 31.64562s 169 29.5794e
Weather: S10inside 20outside, 1016, 70%cc

P resolution


Tue Aug 9 7:38 2016 NZST
19 31.64562s 169 29.5794e
Weather: 5%cc, 2S,

p Resolution


Mon Aug 8 7:52 2016 NZST
Run: 176.7nm (319.8km)
Avg: 3.7knts
24hr: 87.8nm
19 31.64562s 169 29.5794e
Weather: S 20, sheltered in the bay

Customs coming over so that was good luck as the truck trip over to lenekai is hard on the buttocks!


Sat Aug 6 7:34 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 125.7nm (227.5km)
Avg: 5.2knts
24hr: 125.8nm
19 02S 172 09E
Weather: 18SE, 2m S swell, 98%cc, dark clouds, 1011

a spec of blue t the north. heading to P Resolution, Tanna


Fri Aug 5 7:35 2016 NZST
Speed: 4knts
Run: 140.4nm (254.1km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 139.7nm
18 36S 174 01E
Weather: 10ene, cloud to west but clear overhead, calm seas, 1012

on passage to Vanuatu


Thu Aug 4 7:28 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 87.9nm (159.1km)
18 08S 176 06E
Weather: ESE 12-14, 1014, 15%cc Cu, 1m se swell

Lenakai will not be suitable so stay tuned for destination


Tue Aug 2 7:35 2016 NZST
Run: 35.9nm (65km)
17 46.1916s 177 22.903e
Weather: no wind, 65% broken cc, 1010

Tue Jul 26 7:34 2016 NZST
Run: 11.3nm (20.5km)
17 19S 177 07E
Weather: 3-5NE, clear, 1014.5

Waya


Sat Jul 23 7:36 2016 NZST
Run: 29.7nm (53.8km)
17 10S 177 11E
Weather: 8-12E, 5%cc, 1014. Was 20kts yesterday

Thu Jul 21 7:34 2016 NZST
Run: 125.8nm (227.7km)
Avg: 5.2knts
24hr: 125.9nm
16 50S 177 28E
Weather: 40%cc, 12-14ESE, 1015

Wed Jul 20 7:35 2016 NZST
Run: 139.3nm (252.1km)
Avg: 2.9knts
24hr: 69.7nm
16 54s 179 22e
Weather: clear, SE5, 1015

Blue Lagoon


Mon Jul 18 7:37 2016 NZST
Run: 17.7nm (32km)
17 04S 177 16E
Weather: 15%cc, no winds, great day

Somosomo Bay


Sat Jul 16 7:37 2016 NZST
Run: 31.5nm (57km)
17 16S 177 06E
Weather: 6-8e, 95%cc, 1016

At Waya in the Yasawas.


Wed Jul 13 7:32 2016 NZST
Run: 12.7nm (23km)
17 38S 177 23E
Weather: 1013, 12SE

Midnight was not a time to remember happily but all is well and i will leave the details for them to describe.


Fri Jul 8 7:33 2016 NZST
Run: 22.1nm (40km)
17 27S 177 22E
Weather: 6-8NE, 1015

At anchor and hard to hear today


Tue Jul 5 7:32 2016 NZST
17 46.1916s 177 22.903e
Weather: ese3, 95%cc, 1014

Fri Jul 1 7:35 2016 NZST
Run: 9.3nm (16.8km)
17 46.1916s 177 22.903e
Weather: 1012, 95%cc, no wind

not a very good signal from noisy Denerau


Thu Jun 30 7:36 2016 NZST
Run: 79.9nm (144.6km)
17 49S 177 15E
Weather: 4SE, 1013.5, 10%cc

on their way from Suva around the island


Tue Jun 28 7:43 2016 NZST
18 07.440s 178 25.274e
Weather: 1014, 3N

Suva


Mon Jun 27 7:35 2016 NZST
Run: 58.7nm (106.2km)
18 07.440s 178 25.274e
Weather: 5%cc, 1014, 5N

Anchored outside of the Royal Fiji yacht club


Sat Jun 25 9:14 2016 NZST
17 26.53329s 178 57.19962e
Weather: 5NE, 16%cc, 1013.5

leaving Makogi tomorrow for Levuka and then onto Suva.


Thu Jun 23 7:34 2016 NZST
17 26.53329s 178 57.19962e
Weather: 1014, 65%cc, 5E, odd gusts to 15kts, a few shws

Wed Jun 22 7:59 2016 NZST
17 26.53329s 178 57.19962e
Weather: 15-20%cc, 12-16e, 1014 with stronger gusts

Mon Jun 20 8:03 2016 NZST
Run: 20.7nm (37.5km)
17 26.53329s 178 57.19962e
Weather: 60%cc, 1013, 7-16 from s direction

Sat Jun 18 7:53 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.8knts
Run: 45.5nm (82.4km)
17 26S 179 16E
Weather: 35%cc and ark, about 25nm from Makogi

Tue Jun 14 7:55 2016 NZST
16 46.670s 179 20.110e
Weather: 100% cc, rain on and off, 1012, 10ENE

Fri Jun 10 7:34 2016 NZST
16 46.670s 179 20.110e
Weather: 100%cc, rain since midnight and lightening at 1am, 1011

Tue Jun 7 8:10 2016 NZST
Run: 351nm (635.3km)
Avg: 4.9knts
24hr: 117.6nm
16 46.670s 179 20.110e
Weather: 100%cc, 3SE, 1014

Sat Jun 4 8:32 2016 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 108nm (195.5km)
Avg: 4.3knts
24hr: 103.3nm
18 08S 175 32W
Weather: SE9, 1.5m swell, 85%cc, 1016

Fri Jun 3 7:27 2016 NZST
Run: 82.3nm (149km)
Avg: 3.5knts
24hr: 84.5nm
18 39.6843s 173 58.9575w
Weather: 15%cc, 7E, 15ESE o/n

entering Vavauu for a few days prior to moving to Fiji.


Later. Decided to carry on to Fiji now. Want to be in by monday night.


Thu Jun 2 8:05 2016 NZST
Run: 6.6nm (11.9km)
19 48S 174 21W
Weather: e light wind, 5%cc, 1016

on their way to Vavauu. Then will look at going to Fji later next week


Wed Jun 1 8:01 2016 NZST
Run: 7.1nm (12.9km)
19 53S 174 24W
Weather: 6E, clear, cloud on horizon, 1014

Tue May 31 8:00 2016 NZST
Run: 14.1nm (25.5km)
19 57S 174 29W
Weather: 70%cc, 6-7NE

moving from Hapaais today


Mon May 30 8:08 2016 NZST
Run: 39.2nm (71km)
19 56S 174 42W
Weather: 1014, 6-7NE, 95% blue sky

leaving Hahafever (guess I had better look up the correct spelling!)


Sat May 28 7:30 2016 NZST
Run: 48.5nm (87.8km)
20 30S 174 44W
Weather: NE7, 35%cc, 1016

kelfesia, 3hr of driving rain last night. About to move anchorage


Fri May 27 7:36 2016 NZST
Speed: 4knts
Run: 16.1nm (29.1km)
21 03S 175 12W
Weather: NE14, 60%

Tue May 24 7:33 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.5mknts
Run: 139.2nm (252km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 139.3nm
21 03S 175 27W
Weather: ssw7, sw2M LONG PERIOD SWELL, 10-15%CC, blue sky

8m to reef entry Tongatapu. Sounds a grim check in process


Mon May 23 7:34 2016 NZST
Speed: 5mknts
Run: 146.3nm (264.8km)
Avg: 3knts
24hr: 73.1nm
22 18S 177 09W
Weather: SW8, long swell 3m sw, 80%cc, 1015

thanks for great report re front. I dont think Sofia crew got much sleep on Sat night!


Sat May 21 7:32 2016 NZST
23 39.721S 178 54.59W
Weather: 98%cc, 6NE

about 20 boats in N Minerva


Fri May 20 7:32 2016 NZST
Run: 5.3nm (9.6km)
23 39.721S 178 54.59W
Weather: no wind, 10%cc,

12 boats in N Minerva at the moment


Thu May 19 7:31 2016 NZST
Speed: 340tknts
Run: 108.3nm (196km)
Avg: 4.5knts
24hr: 108.5nm
23 42S 178 59W
Weather: 9SSE, no swell, few clouds on horzon

approaching N Minerva and anchor down in about 2hr


Wed May 18 7:34 2016 NZST
Speed: 4.5knts
Run: 128.3nm (232.2km)
Avg: 5.3knts
24hr: 128nm
25 16S 178 56W
Weather: 10SSE, 1.5m swell SSE, 5%cc, 1020

all well but want more wind. Thanks for relay work.


Tue May 17 7:31 2016 NZST
Speed: 4.5knts
Run: 143.8nm (260.3km)
Avg: 6knts
24hr: 143.7nm
27 02S 179 34W
Weather: SW9, 5%cc, 1019,

all is well


Mon May 16 7:30 2016 NZST
Speed: 5mknts
Run: 270.7nm (490km)
Avg: 5.6knts
24hr: 135.4nm
28 43S 179 03E
Weather: 7NW, smooth seas, clear

great radio signal. Had normal convergence conditions last night so that kept them busy. 


You seem to be making good time. I hope conditions remain favourable. wml, Txx
Sat May 14 7:30 2016 NZST
Speed: 6mknts
Run: 156.1nm (282.5km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 158.3nm
32 03S 176 40E
Weather: 4SSW, clear

Hi guys got you registration , thanks and welcome aboard the 2016 Down Under Rally ,, have a great passage !
Fri May 13 7:50 2016 NZST
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 112.9nm (204.3km)
Avg: 4.6knts
24hr: 111nm
33 55S 175 09E
Weather: 14WNW, 0.5m swell WNW, 1020 steady

all well. strong current driving them NW


Thu May 12 7:26 2016 NZST
Run: 0.2nm (0.4km)
35 18.77566S 174 7.22008E

leaving today 12/5/16 for Tonga [NZ time]


Mon May 2 12:00 2016 NZST
Run: 11.4nm (20.6km)
35 18.93388S 174 7.24871E

iin MARINA AWAITING PASSAGE TO tonga


Mon Oct 19 20:56 2015 NZDT
Run: 265.9nm (481.3km)
Avg: 4.4knts
24hr: 105.6nm
35 9.19968s 174 9.43404e

Arrived this Monday morning


Hi Anne and Jonathon! Thanks so much for happy hour on the lovely Sophia. So nice to have met you both. Enjoy the Bay of Islands and we'll try to catch up with you in Whangerai. Lexi
Sat Oct 17 8:31 2015 NZDT
Speed: 4.8knts
Run: 127.3nm (230.4km)
Avg: 5.3knts
24hr: 126.9nm
31 21S 173 28E
Weather: 9SSE, 1030, 50%

I am missing your Sunday report. I hope that means you have arrived in Opua. It's already Sunday evening in the UK!!
Fri Oct 16 8:26 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 126.8nm (229.5km)
Avg: 5.3knts
24hr: 127.3nm
29 31S 173 40E
Weather: 14SE, 1028

Thu Oct 15 8:33 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5.8knts
Run: 141.2nm (255.6km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 141.4nm
27 47S 174 21E
Weather: 1024, 12-14 SE,

in mast furling system no working so main is either fully up or down on the deck so pleased no wind to speak of below 30S


What bad luck! It sounds like another expensive repair will be necessary. I hope you don't get any stormy weather. with love,Triciax
Wed Oct 14 8:34 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5knts
Run: 132.3nm (239.5km)
Avg: 5.5knts
24hr: 132.4nm
25 48S 174 54E
Weather: 1023, blue skies, 15-19SE

all well on route to Opua


Tue Oct 13 8:35 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5.3knts
Run: 148.2nm (268.2km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 148.4nm
23 54S 175 09E
Weather: 18-21ESE, 1022, 45%cc

still not very comfortable


I hope conditions become more comfortable soon. Autumnal weather in Wilts lovely, but UK now dark at 6.30pm! Enjoy your sunsets. wml, Tricia xx
Mon Oct 12 8:37 2015 NZDT
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 273.9nm (495.8km)
Avg: 5.7knts
24hr: 136.9nm
21 57S 176 07E
Weather: 15-19 ESE/SE, 1022, 0.5-2m swell

eta sat/sun


Sat Oct 10 8:35 2015 NZDT
Run: 50.7nm (91.8km)
Avg: 5knts
24hr: 119.2nm
18 34S 178 19E
Weather: 16-20SE, 1m swell, blue sky, 1019

tacking down


Fri Oct 9 22:23 2015 NZDT
Speed: 5.4knts
Run: 59.1nm (107km)
18 01.087s 178 49.743E
Weather: 15 knots Sse 1.5 swell from the S no moon sadly Sent from phone

Set off from Levuka at noon. Been tacking down the coast into swell. Nearly at the SE corner of Fiji at last when we can bear away and get moving.


Good luck! Tx
Thu Oct 8 22:07 2015 NZDT
Run: 4.7nm (8.5km)
17 18.237s 179 19.275e

Leaving Levuka at 1300 local on 9/10/15 for Opua NZ. We have a weather route from Bob Mc Davitt, but will be checking in with you regularly by radio as we like the way you explain things. very difficult to hear the broadcast today [noise] but gather David was recommending Monday


Hopefully Bobs, plan not a disaster!


Wed Oct 7 8:39 2015 NZDT
Run: 49.9nm (90.3km)
17 18S 179 15E

position may not be correct as very hard to hear


Mon Oct 5 13:02 2015 NZDT
Run: 25.5nm (46.2km)
16 55.984s 179 54.020e
Weather: blue sky, 1019, 10 knots SE [sheltered by island]

Mooring Buoy at Paradise Resort, Taveuni


Thu Oct 1 9:00 2015 NZDT
16 44.581S 179 46.167W

anchored, Namata Bay, Qamea, Fiji


Wed Sep 30 8:40 2015 NZDT
No position sent.
Weather: 1020, 14E, 80%cc

light signal from the NW side of Taveuni


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