Stars End 2

Stars End 2

Mon Jul 31 11:57 2017 NZST
Run: 209.2nm (378.7km)
04 31.39S 129 53.8E
Weather: Sunny and hot in wonderfull Banda Island

Great sail from Debut . Exploring the old dutch town with its narrow streets and dutch buildings.


Sat Jul 22 2:00 2017 NZST
Run: 152.5nm (276km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 152.5nm
05 44.45S 132 40.7E
Weather: O/cast and rain

Arrived in Debut on the 22nd July after a long hard sail from Port Moresby. Lots of Rally boats here already but still plenty of space for us to anchor. Had issues with drift nets over the last 4 days where some boats were caught in them.


Fri Jul 21 2:00 2017 NZST
Run: 341.6nm (618.3km)
Avg: 14.2knts
24hr: 341.6nm
7 17.36755S 134 15.57129E
Weather: o/casr

Sailing at 6.5k still using a triple reefed foresail and storm trisail on the mizzen. saw more nets and fishing boat in the night but had no problems.


Thu Jul 20 2:00 2017 NZST
Run: 240.9nm (436km)
Avg: 3.3knts
24hr: 80.3nm
9 37.76728S 138 39.70458E
Weather: o/cast , some sunny patches

Sailing well had issue with nets in the night, they were easy to spot in the dark because they had bright flashing lights at either end and were about 2 miles long.


Mon Jul 17 2:00 2017 NZST
Run: 158.5nm (286.9km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 158.5nm
10 34.96563S 142 4.07089E
Weather: sunny

Out in the open again after sailing thru the Torres Strait heading for Debut.


Sun Jul 16 2:00 2017 NZST
Run: 215.7nm (390.4km)
9 17.72457S 143 59.63745E
Weather: o/cast rain

Entering Bligh passage, Sailing well with triple reefed foresail and a storm tri sail on the mizzen. Still doing 7k.


Sun Jul 2 2:00 2017 NZST
Run: 195.1nm (353.1km)
Avg: 11.6knts
24hr: 278.7nm
9 27.94877S 147 9.17771E
Weather: sunny

Moored in the Royal Papua Yacht club, very friendly staff and people.

Great supermarket close to the marina, reasonable prices and range of products.


Sat Jul 1 9:12 2017 NZST
Speed: 5.6knts
Run: 318.7nm (576.8km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 154.2nm
11 04S 149 31E
Weather: 20k SE 3.0m 10% cloud cover.

Only 140 nm to go to Port Moresby, All well on board Thank you for your coverage.


Thu Jun 29 7:35 2017 NZST
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 175.3nm (317.3km)
Avg: 7.9knts
24hr: 189.2nm
12 53S 153 51E
Weather: ESE23

Thanks to Pilgrim for the relay


Wed Jun 28 9:21 2017 NZST
Speed: 6.8knts
Run: 1.1nm (2km)
13 59s 156 12e
Weather: 29k SE 3.0m 90% cloud cover.

Day 3 of our passage to Port Moresby. To much sail up for the strong gusts, rolling with the waves.


Wed Jun 28 7:38 2017 NZST
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 161nm (291.4km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 160.7nm
13 59S 156 11E
Weather: 25g30

Tue Jun 27 7:35 2017 NZST
Speed: 6.8knts
Run: 34.5nm (62.4km)
Avg: 62.8knts
24hr: 1507.7nm
15 09S 158 16E
Weather: 19SSE

Tue Jun 27 7:03 2017 NZST
Speed: 6.8knts
Run: 200.8nm (363.4km)
Avg: 8.7knts
24hr: 208.7nm
15 09s 158 47e
Weather: 19k SSE 2.0m 80% cloud cover.

Day 2 of our passage to Port Moresby. Fast sailing especially with a consistent 1.4 k current with us.


Mon Jun 26 7:57 2017 NZST
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 148nm (267.9km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 152.4nm
16 25S 161 30E
Weather: 14-15SE

Sun Jun 25 8:39 2017 NZST
Speed: 0.2knts
Run: 369.7nm (669.2km)
18 03s 162 57e
Weather: 15k SE 2.5m 20% cloud cover.

Anchored in Huon reef preparing to head to Port Moresby today.


Wed May 31 9:09 2017 NZST
Speed: 0.2knts
Run: 1009.3nm (1826.8km)
22 17s 166 26e
Weather: 10knts E

At anchor outside of Port Moselle waiting for weather window to sail to Port Morseby then Indonesia


Sun Oct 23 10:02 2016 NZDT
Run: 119.6nm (216.5km)
Avg: 231knts
24hr: 5543.7nm
35 15.27S 174 07.05E

Arrived 0730 on Sat 22 oct. Had a rough last leg to Opua.

The boat is now at Opua marina, and we are with our friends in Russel relaxing.


Sun Oct 23 9:31 2016 NZDT
Run: 218.5nm (395.5km)
Avg: 4.4knts
24hr: 106.2nm
36 33.75600S 175 31.05469E

Fri Oct 21 8:09 2016 NZDT
Speed: 5.2knts
Run: 156nm (282.4km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 153.8nm
33 37s 174 07e
Weather: 15k SW 3.5m 20% cloud cover.

All well onboard, motor sailing to Opua, About 98 miles to go.


Great progress guys... Welcome to Aotearoa. Looks like a bit of cool S. Westers to greet you in. Hang back if too much for you....dying out Sunday.

Hey guys you are doing so well.! Lets hope this continues and you get to Opua really soon. Looking forward to catching up with you really soosn. Love Nadia David & Dan
Thu Oct 20 7:48 2016 NZDT
Speed: 5.2knts
Run: 166.7nm (301.7km)
Avg: 7.2knts
24hr: 173.1nm
31 22s 173 54e
Weather: 3k SW 0.5m swell from the W 80% cloud cover.

Had a pleasant night, no wind flat seas, noisy motor


Wed Oct 19 8:41 2016 NZDT
Speed: 4.2mknts
Run: 223.9nm (405.3km)
Avg: 9.3knts
24hr: 223.8nm
29 21S 172 22E
Weather: 3SSE, 1021

Tue Oct 18 8:40 2016 NZDT
Speed: 7.8knts
Run: 160.1nm (289.8km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 159.8nm
27 18S 175 13E
Weather: 17SE, 1021

485 to Opua but progress will slow soon!


That sea water will be cooling down the bilge by now. Excellent progress.
Mon Oct 17 8:38 2016 NZDT
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 149.1nm (269.9km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 149.8nm
25 02S 175 45E
Weather: 15SE

Sun Oct 16 8:45 2016 NZDT
Run: 139.9nm (253.2km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 139nm
23 11.0s 176 58.0e
Weather: 20knts SSE 2.5m swell from the SE 80% cloud cover.

The calm has gone, replaced by 20k SSE and 2.5m swell, and rain and no sun.

But I guess you have to get the bad now and then to appreciate the good.

All well on board.


Looks like light winds for the next few days after you get through the 20knot section. Getting closer to us! Good going,
Sat Oct 15 8:35 2016 NZDT
Speed: 5.5mknts
Run: 154.2nm (279.1km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 154.4nm
21 25S 178 02E
Weather: calm, o/c

all is well


looking good frank, headwinds for sunday /monday then on with the iron sail .
Fri Oct 14 8:37 2016 NZDT
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 14.4nm (26.1km)
Avg: 3.6knts
24hr: 85.3nm
19 15S 178 36E
Weather: 10-12 se

on their way to opua


Fri Oct 14 4:34 2016 NZDT
Run: 95.5nm (172.9km)
Avg: 5knts
24hr: 119.2nm
19 2.54324S 178 35.01526E

Sailing well,SSE 11k wind. fighting a 1.8k current boat speed 4.6 over ground.

All is well.


Thu Oct 13 9:21 2016 NZDT
Speed: 0knts
Run: 6.1nm (11km)
17 40.86s 178 50.21e
Weather: SE 6k,100% cloud cover

Clearing customs in Levuka and departing for Opua.


Fri Oct 7 20:17 2016 NZDT
17 44.23509S 178 45.94863E

at anchor


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