Sat May 25 21:06 2019 NZST
Run: 1nm (1.8km)
41 15S 173 16E
Weather: Sunny and warm !

Thank you to all our friends for your encouraging words and comments. Yes, it was well worth waiting for our passage across the Tasman. Light wind and settle conditions except for a few hours of 3 to 5Mtrs SW swell and 30 knts winds in the middle and a bumpy entrance into Tasman Bay. Sailed most of the way but we have use our engine at times. By going North in a long arc, we avoided the high SW swell and stronger wind as well as avoiding adverse conditions along the SW coast of NZ. Oh boring to some maybe but exactly what we where aiming for !

Nelson seams to have a sunny and warm micro-climate...since our arrival, weather feels much warmer than Tasmania ! We're looking forward to get to know area, its peoples and the local culture while hibernating here !

Cheers to all,

Sat May 25 6:18 2019 NZST
Run: 116.5nm (210.9km)
Avg: 5.2knts
24hr: 124.3nm
41 15.58S 173 16.84E

#11 Landed at last...in Nelson...all is well :)

Great to see you arrived and had a good passage after such a long wait for a window. Enjoy Nelson! Margy & Monty

Congratulations on a successful passage ! What an accomplishment. So happy to hear that you have arrived safe and sound. Enjoy your stay.

Hooray!!! Such wonderful news. So glad to hear that you are in Nelson! I will introduce you to several of my friends who live there. Nelson is full of cruisers who have “swallowed the anchor” and would love to meet you. Stay well and Have fun. Dorothy of Adagio

Congratulations team Spirare! Well done on an excellent passage! It’s a huge effort ..physically and mentally! Now you can relax and enjoy this magnificent part of the world. We are very proud of you! SV Lucy

Contente de vous savoir arrivés! Bon repos pour un petit moment????


Fri May 24 7:48 2019 NZST
Run: 130.1nm (235.5km)
Avg: 5.5knts
24hr: 132.6nm
40 05.70S 171 40.41E

#10 Still sailing...last day at sea :)

Salut Serge et Joane heureux pour vous pour cette traversee, bonne chance pour la suite Gilles

Well done , seas looked terrible, the forecast when you left looked ideal , Shame the wind dropped , we’ll talk soon , let us have your NZNumber , Congratulations & enjoy your land fall , Regards Doug & Sandra

Hi, looks like you had an okay trip other than having to motor a bit too much and some big swells at points. Hope you get cleared in and are able to get a great rest! Look forward to hearing from you!
Thu May 23 8:15 2019 NZST
Run: 126.3nm (228.6km)
Avg: 5.7knts
24hr: 135.9nm
39 49.61S 169 14.52E

#9 Full sails, light wind on the beam, calm seas ...all is well but low on fuel.

Wed May 22 9:57 2019 NZST
Run: 39.4nm (71.3km)
Avg: 94.6knts
24hr: 2271nm
39 19.92S 166 57.63E

#8 Under Spinnaker in light NE...all is well but low on fuel.

Wed May 22 9:32 2019 NZST
Run: 307.2nm (556km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 152.5nm
39 54S 166 54E
Weather: 12NW, swell SW2.5m, 18C, 1025.5st

This report put on by GHRadio as Sergios report has not come in for two days even though it seemed to go out OK.

Mon May 20 9:12 2019 NZST
Run: 144nm (260.6km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 141.6nm
38 12.54S 161 36.30E

#6 All is well, been motoring all night, clear sky, SW swell.

Jut keeping my eye on you two. I understand you are having a reasonable sail. Tamariki's keeping her eye on you as well. Fair winds to you. Love from Shirl xx

Bon courage les amis, vous avez fait la moitié du chemin ! Peu ou pas de vent jusqu'au 29 mai. J'espère que vous avez suffisamment de réserve de gaz. Si vous utilisez le moteur, je vous suggère d'adopter la vitesse économie d'essence. On pense à vous et bonne route. XX
Sun May 19 8:48 2019 NZST
Run: 303.5nm (549.3km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 154.3nm
38 23.25S 158 57.60E

#5 Rought nite, F5, 3.5+SW swell abating and sky clearing...all is well.

Fri May 17 9:36 2019 NZST
Run: 279.6nm (506.1km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 139.7nm
40 15.92S 153 49.57E

#3 Overcast, light wind W, calm sea, all is well but where is the wind ? Still motoring...burning fuel !

Wed May 15 9:33 2019 NZST
Run: 104.5nm (189.1km)
41 56.57S 148 56.37E

<#1 light wind, clear sky, cold with a nice sunrise...all is well

Hello You Two Intrepid Sailors! Just wanted to alert you that my friend, Jeanne Socrates, is sailing in your vicinity. She departed Vancouver October, 2018 and is now southeast of your position approaching the southern tip of the South Island, NZ. Her call sign is KC2ioV. I will send her your call sign and perhaps you can chat. She is on her second, solo, unassisted, nonstop circumnavigation aboard SV NEREIDA. Stay Safe! And Have Fun! Hugs, Dorothy

Bonjour les amis, tout semble bien aller pour vous :-) Météo : Selon votre position dans 24h Vent : 10 à 13 kts NO (Vert). Tout va bien pour les jours à venir. Houle dans 48 h ( 1.7m 13 sec.). On pense à vous et on commande la pizza pour vous pour qu'elle arrive dans 2 ou 3 jours. Laissez-nous savoir si vous voulez des frites avec ça ? :-) Bon vent et bonne route XX
Thu May 2 10:27 2019 NZST
Run: 17.3nm (31.3km)
42 53.00S 147 20.09E

Downtown Hobart waiting for weather to depart for NZ !

Sad to have missed you to bid you farewell. Wishing you fair winds, calm seas and a warm bunk. Honoured to have sailed with you over the weekend. Best wishes, Julie and Charles (SV Rhona H)

J'ai bien reçu votre courriel qui dit que vous êtes partis :-) Mais, le site indique que votre vitesse est de 0 km/h :-( Ça risque d'être long le voyage à cette vitesse ! Enfin, BON VOYAGE les amis et on va vous suivre et surveiller la météo.
Wed Apr 17 9:42 2019 NZST
Run: 11.9nm (21.5km)
43 07.55S 147 15.02E

-MESSAGE BEGINS- Back in Oyster Cove Marina in Kettering to help Peter refresh Tamariki's anti-fouling under perfect summer weather and amongst good friends ! - END MESSAGE

Tue Apr 2 18:36 2019 NZDT
Run: 27.5nm (49.8km)
43 02.15S 147 02.93E

-MESSAGE BEGINS- River sailing all afternoon. Now tided up downtown Huonville way way up inland ! If weather holds current partern, we will most likely depart Hobart for Picton NZ early next week ! Tonight low is forecast to be 0C ! Lets hope the river fresh water will not freeze over !?!- END MESSAGE

Hi Sphirare. Let us know when you are in the Queen Charlotte Sound. Phone number is 0272499149 or taranuitear@gmail.com. Cheers Brian and Hilary, yacht Taranui.

Hi Briand & Hilary, Good to hear from you guys...yes we will...but we keep delaying our departure from Hobart because of weather... Oh well that may not be entirely true...in fact its hard for us to peel away from here because we like it ! See you soon. Serge & Joanne
Tue Mar 19 19:24 2019 NZDT
Run: 18.9nm (34.2km)
43 25.32S 147 10.93E

-MESSAGE BEGINS- End of Bruny Island...Mickey's Bay - END MESSAGE

Mon Mar 18 19:36 2019 NZDT
Run: 17.2nm (31.1km)
43 10.34S 147 20.08E

-MESSAGE BEGINS- Back down the Channel in Missionary Bay - END MESSAGE

Sat Mar 2 11:12 2019 NZDT
0.1 SOG
Run: 17.7nm (32km)
43 05.65S 147 00.62E

Summer, 35C yesterday...up Huon river enjoying this BFSH (Big Fat Stationary High) !

Wed Feb 27 0:18 2019 NZDT
0.2 SOG
Run: 21.4nm (38.7km)
43 08.25S 147 21.31E


Sat Feb 9 12:00 2019 NZDT
Run: 20.7nm (37.5km)
42 49.77S 147 18.20E

-MESSAGE BEGINS- In Price Of Whales Marina for Hobart's Wooden boat Festival ! - END MESSAGE

Thu Jan 24 8:18 2019 NZDT

- BEGINS- After sail trials, back at the marina with gearbox problem and a rip in out Staysail - Nothing that can't be solve by throwing beer & wine money at it ! -END-

Sun Jan 13 16:48 2019 NZDT

- BEGINS-Out cruising for the summer in Tasmania - In Nubeena today - Wall to wall bleu sky -END-

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