Southern Light

Fri Jun 9 7:38 2017 NZST
GPS: 20 20S 151 20W
Run: 81.3nm (147.2km)
Avg: 3.4knts
24hr: 81.6nm
Weather: about ene15

they heard us as we got a roger roger but no copy on them so this report is estimated from their InReach report earlier. They will be smelling the coffee and croissants by now though. We are!

Thu Jun 8 7:43 2017 NZST
GPS: 21 30S 151 30W
Run: 3556.1nm (6436.5km)
Avg: 150.5knts
24hr: 3611.6nm

Very light copy to Minerva this time. All going well. gettng very close. We wish we were there.

Wed Jun 7 8:06 2017 NZST
GPS: 22 55S 152 36E
Run: 3407nm (6166.7km)
Avg: 139.3knts
24hr: 3344.4nm

This position from inReach. They were there but this is the first morning even Pigrim could not copy them. Wx OK so nothing to worry about.

Tue Jun 6 7:39 2017 NZST
GPS: 24 00S 153 20W
Run: 162.8nm (294.7km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 163.1nm
Weather: cud not hear wx but about SW 10-12

All well. Suggested they stay east for a bit then head direct to Tahiti in a few days. Thanks Ron on Pilgrim who has amazing ears.

Mon Jun 5 7:41 2017 NZST
GPS: 25 30S 155 20W
Run: 201.4nm (364.5km)
Avg: 4.2knts
24hr: 100.4nm

This is an approximate position based on the InReach report. We got a roger roger for it being close enuf for government work! Are on the edge of the frontal band so will likely have NW15-20. We get a roger roger when we give the weather and also managed to learn that Southern Light has a home port of Vancouver.

Sat Jun 3 7:33 2017 NZST
GPS: 27 10S 158 0w
Run: 178.4nm (322.9km)
Avg: 7.4knts
24hr: 178.5nm
Weather: SW5

not much wind but he sounds cheerful. Thanks Ron on Pilgrim for the detail.

Fri Jun 2 7:34 2017 NZST
GPS: 28 30S 160 30W
Run: 110.6nm (200.2km)
Avg: 4.7knts
24hr: 113.4nm
Weather: 70%cc

Wow, a real chatty day. Love to all. 100%happy. No fish

Thu Jun 1 8:10 2017 NZST
GPS: 29 25S 162 0W
Run: 92.2nm (166.9km)
Avg: 3.8knts
24hr: 90.5nm
Weather: ene

they could hear us but we struggled with them except for the roger roger when David talked about wx for the next few days. I asked for a message from them for you folk following them tomorrow. r

Wed May 31 7:42 2017 NZST
GPS: 30 20S 163 07W
Run: 126nm (228.1km)
Avg: 5.3knts
24hr: 127.5nm
Weather: wsw5

back on route for Tahiti . Message from Ginny and family passed.

Tue May 30 7:59 2017 NZST
GPS: 30 39S 165 12w
Run: 97nm (175.6km)
Avg: 4knts
24hr: 95.5nm
Weather: WSW5, heavy rain 100%cc

Just at the end of the front and they are sounding a bit down. Even asked about diverting to Rarotonga! But this is only 10deg difference and they would get head winds so we hope they dont give up on Tahiti.

Mon May 29 7:36 2017 NZST
GPS: 30 56S 166 48W
Run: 63.4nm (114.8km)

Radio strong for a couple of words and then fades so is not getting good power or the batteries are low. But they are all good and in a couple of days will start heading for Tahiti.

Sat May 27 7:31 2017 NZST
GPS: 30 24S 167 40W
Run: 53.7nm (97.2km)
Weather: 14NE

good course. Thanks pilgrim for the relay. We congratulated the electronic genises on board

Fri May 26 7:42 2017 NZST
GPS: 30 50S 168 25W
Run: 78nm (141.2km)
Avg: 3.2knts
24hr: 77.8nm

Well this took a lot of effort from several boats as their radio is very weak today. Maybe low batteries. However they can hear well and family messages have been received. Will try after the weather to pass the inReach info. Often it is better a bit later.

Later, they did get the inReach info and we managed to get their speed - thanks Heather on Aradonna. We would head SE to 35S to avoid weather that will pass.This was discussed. Tuesday they can change course to Tahiti.

Thu May 25 7:38 2017 NZST
GPS: 31 16S 169 38W
Run: 94.5nm (171km)
Avg: 4knts
24hr: 96.2nm
Weather: SE15

Will keep south until the low above moves off. All is well. Radio signal is light at GHRadio so we are getting relays. This time from Pilgrim

Wed May 24 8:03 2017 NZST
GPS: 32 15S 170 45w
Run: 63nm (114km)

position is all we got but he can hear GHRadio and will keep tracking east until advised to head to destination.

Position corrected later . Thanks calypso 11

Mon May 22 19:06 2017 NZST
GPS: 32 44S 171 40W
Run: 4.6nm (8.3km)
Weather: 30kts wind

Waiting until tomorrow to repair the halyard. This position report from Local Talent.

Mon May 22 8:22 2017 NZST
GPS: 32 40S 171 40W
Run: 225.1nm (407.4km)
Avg: 3.1knts
24hr: 74.3nm
Weather: SW30

hove to due rigging problems. These are fixable but not in the current conditions. It will ease by midnight. All is well.

Fri May 19 7:36 2017 NZST
GPS: 34 22S 175 0W
Weather: nw20

really hard to understand their distorted radio. Hopefully it is just a charging problem. They are in touch with local Talent

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