Sudoeste

Sudoeste

Tue Oct 28 10:25 2014 NZDT
Run: 173.6nm (314.2km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 155.3nm
35 18.78S 174 7.33E

Arrived Opua Marina 5am this morning after a very rough and windy last 24 hours at sea. Caught in squash zone with sustained 35kt winds and 50kt gusts. Welcome home! Seriously, very glad to be back in NZ.


Mon Oct 27 7:35 2014 NZDT
Speed: 5.0knts
Run: 141.9nm (256.8km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 162.2nm
32 49S 173 47E
Weather: 8kts NW, smooth seas, 10% clouds, 1019 baro

Motored along most of yesterday afternoon and last night through the centre of the High. Picked up light NW this morning - now ghosting along at 4-6kts. Expect NW winds to strengthen throughout morning. All well on board. Looking forward to arriving at Opua tomorrow a.m!


Sun Oct 26 10:35 2014 NZDT
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 172.7nm (312.6km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 152.5nm
30 46S 173 40E
Weather: 15kts SE, moderate seas, 30% clouds, 1020 baro

Bit of a rough night with squally SE'ers on the nose. Beginning to ease now with the approaching high. All well on board. Looking forward to the final reach home in NWers beginning tonite - hopefully not too strong! Predicted arrival Opua Tues a.m.


Sat Oct 25 7:24 2014 NZDT
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 131.8nm (238.6km)
Avg: 5.5knts
24hr: 131.4nm
28 37S 175 08E
Weather: 8kts SSW, calm seas, 20% clouds, 1017 baro

Beat all night into light SSW. All good on board. Expecting to meet weak cold front mid-morning. Predicted arrival Opua Tues a.m.


Fri Oct 24 7:20 2014 NZDT
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 361.7nm (654.7km)
Avg: 15.3knts
24hr: 368.4nm
26 44S 175 28E
Weather: 8kts SSW, calm seas, 70% clouds, 1016 baro

Motored all night into very light SSW. Now on stbd tack into lightSSW. All good on board - looking forward to arriving Opua Tues a.m. See you then Mum!


Thu Oct 23 7:46 2014 NZDT
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 40.8nm (73.8km)
21 30S 175 26E
Weather: 6kts ESE, calm seas, 10% clouds, 1016 baro

Very pleasant night with light ESE. Ghosted along at 5 to 7kts.

Everyone got good sleep. One other sailing vessel sighted to NW yesterday but no contact able to be made.


Wed Oct 22 7:40 2014 NZDT
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 183.2nm (331.6km)
Avg: 7.7knts
24hr: 185nm
21 54S 175 54E
Weather: 15kts SE, moderate seas, 90% clouds, 1012 baro

Another rough night beginning with near gale force winds from SE.

Now abating and much more comfortable. Progress continues to be good. All well on board. No other vessels sighted in last 24 hrs. Updated ETA Opua Tues am.


Tue Oct 21 7:54 2014 NZDT
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 128.7nm (232.9km)
Avg: 5.5knts
24hr: 131.3nm
19 19S 176 32E
Weather: 15kts SSE, moderate seas, scattered clouds, 1012 baro

Bit of a rough night with wind further south than forecast. Progress good though and all good on board. 3 other boats in sight.


Mon Oct 20 8:23 2014 NZDT
17 38.58S 177 23.58E
Weather: Light E, slight seas, light cloud cover, 1013 baro

heading for lautoka today to check out.  NZ here we come!


Mon Oct 20 8:05 2014 NZDT
17 38.579S 177 23.577E

Back in Saweni to check out. Will head to NZ tonight


Mon Oct 13 8:12 2014 NZDT
Run: 48.4nm (87.6km)
17 38.578S 177 23.581E

Anchored in Saweni Bay. Provisioning & jobs before NZ departure.


Fri Oct 3 13:25 2014 NZDT
Run: 9.4nm (17km)
16 56.563S 177 21.980E

Anchored at the Blue Lagoon. Beautiful here!


Sat Sep 27 8:50 2014 NZST
Run: 58.8nm (106.4km)
16 50.781S 177 28.034E

Anchored at Sawa-I-Lau Is


Wed Sep 24 8:10 2014 NZST
17 18.255S 178 13.030E

Anchored at Nananu - I - ra


Sudoeste - Nananu-I-Ra

Currently anchored up at Nananu-I-Ra (NE end of Viti Levu). It's reputation as a choice spot for windsurfers and kite boarders is well deserved - it is very windy here!

The island is well developed but the resorts are very quiet. There are good walking tracks on the island and some nice beaches,  but it's really too windy to enjoy them. 

Our neighbors are Knot Tide Down and True Blue.

We plan to visit Raki Raki on Friday for provisions then head out to Sawa-I- Lau in the Read more...

Yasawas on Sunday.