Storm Bay of Hobart

Storm Bay of Hobart

Fri Sep 16 2:27 2016 NZST
Run: 191.5nm (346.6km)
Avg: 7.4knts
24hr: 176.8nm
30 18.3s 153 08.6e
Weather: Light westerly after a frontal system crossed at sea

Arrived in Coffs Harbour, yahooo!


Thu Sep 15 0:27 2016 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 159.9nm (289.4km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 158.6nm
28 41.3s 155 43.7e
Weather: N 20-30, pesky seas (1-2 metres) wanting to climb on board! Clear skies

Crashing along with double reefed main and staysail, front to cross tomorrow sometime


Wed Sep 14 0:15 2016 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 117nm (211.8km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 168.6nm
27 57.3s 158 13.3e
Weather: No wind, calm conditions for motoring. Clear sky and swell less than 1 m

Calm day of motor sailing


Tue Sep 13 7:35 2016 NZST
Speed: 6.5mknts
Run: 48.4nm (87.6km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 160.3nm
27 16S 159 58E
Weather: 5-10NNE, clear skies and slight seas

400nm to Coffs, Will get the front Thursday night but it does not look like going sw after that. Finger scrossed


Tue Sep 13 0:21 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 120.2nm (217.6km)
Avg: 7.2knts
24hr: 172.5nm
26 57.1s 160 40.2e
Weather: Light NNE, 5-10 knots, slight seas, clear skies

Gentle motor sailing day in calm conditions and clear skies


Mon Sep 12 7:37 2016 NZST
Speed: 6.8mknts
Run: 50nm (90.5km)
Avg: 7.2knts
24hr: 173.3nm
26 15S 162 27E
Weather: 5-10SE, sunny but the odd squall which gives them some wnd

540nm to Coffs Hbr so by friday if the diesel hold out! Hope so as they want to beat the front in.


Mon Sep 12 0:42 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 149.7nm (271km)
Avg: 6knts
24hr: 145.2nm
25 59.3s 163 12.1e
Weather: light NE, swell and sea have eased also.

Motor sailing most of the day, light and flukey winds.


Sat Sep 10 23:57 2016 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 92.9nm (168.1km)
Avg: 5.7knts
24hr: 136nm
24 58.5s 165 19.3e
Weather: ESE 10-15, with squalls and variable winds surrounding the squalls. Swell easing, 1.5-2 metres?

frustrating day of squalls, no wind, lots of wind and sometimes rain. Overall still making good progress!


Sat Sep 10 7:33 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.8knts
Run: 52.8nm (95.6km)
Avg: 7.3knts
24hr: 175.8nm
24 25S 166 40E
Weather: seas have been wild but now down to 2.5m, 15-20SE, mos

all well on board


Sat Sep 10 0:21 2016 NZST
Speed: 7knts
Run: 123.3nm (223.2km)
Avg: 7.3knts
24hr: 176nm
24 01.7s 167 23.3e
Weather: 20-30SSE, wrapping more S around S end of New Cal. Clear skies, big swell, 2-3 metres?

Plenty of wind all day, reefed right down and working more to windward than desired to clear the bottom of New Cal.

Talk to you in the morning Patricia and David, cheers and many thanks


Fri Sep 9 7:32 2016 NZST
Speed: 7.7knts
Run: 58.2nm (105.3km)
Avg: 7.5knts
24hr: 179.4nm
23 16S 169 09E
Weather: SSE20-25, partly cloudy

working their way around the bottom of the New Cal lagoon.


Thu Sep 8 23:45 2016 NZST
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 115.3nm (208.7km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 171nm
23 04.9s 170 02.6e
Weather: Slightly more moderate breeze today, 20 ish SE. Clear skies.

Nice day's sailing, sunny skies and now moonlit night. Still working on clearing the southern end of New Cal.

Cheers from Storm Bay, Patricia I will listen out from 715 (local) tomorrow morning.


Thu Sep 8 7:34 2016 NZST
Speed: 6.6knts
Run: 63.9nm (115.7km)
Avg: 8.1knts
24hr: 193.7nm
22 19S 171 39E
Weather: sse 20-25,, sunny and bouncy

looking ahead at the potential wx for arrivall in Newcastle and may need to stop in New Cal


Wed Sep 7 23:39 2016 NZST
Speed: 7knts
Run: 121.9nm (220.6km)
Avg: 7.6knts
24hr: 182.2nm
21 52.9s 172 31.8e
Weather: SSE 20-30, partial cloud cover. moderate to rough seas

plenty of breeze and bounce out here, but doing fine under double reefed main and yankee


Wed Sep 7 7:35 2016 NZST
Speed: 6.7knts
Run: 42nm (76km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 157.7nm
20 52.9S 174 05.4E
Weather: rain, 20SE,

good radio signal from Margaret. Storm Bay is the entrance to Hobart.


Wed Sep 7 1:12 2016 NZST
Speed: 7knts
20 27.3s 174 33.2e
Weather: SE 20-30 with some squalls

Bouncing along with double reefed main and yankee


Wed Sep 7 1:09 2016 NZST
Speed: 7knts
Run: 132.9nm (240.5km)
Avg: 7.6knts
24hr: 183.6nm
20 27.3s 174 33.2e
Weather: SE 20-30 with some squalls

Bouncing along with double reefed main and yankee


Tue Sep 6 7:46 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 133.6nm (241.8km)
Avg: 3.2knts
24hr: 77.4nm
19 04S 175 58E
Weather: 10-15se, sunny but squally ahead

On their way home! Will check in at newcastle before heading south to Tasmania.


Sun Sep 4 14:20 2016 NZST
17 40.835s 177 23.171e
Weather: sunny! very sheltered marina so hard to tell what the wind is doing!

in Vuda point marina, leaving Fiji Monday Sept 5 for either New Cal or the Australian east coast.


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