Sweet Disorder

Sweet Disorder

Tue Nov 3 20:46 2015 NZDT
Run: 55.6nm (100.6km)
36 37.263S 174 47.307E

Predicted wind didn't kick in so slow trip home. All safely tied up. Adventure over and back to reality.

WELCOME HOME!! Looking forward to catching up and hearing all about it, hopefully when you come back to work, Helen ;-) xx
Mon Nov 2 20:43 2015 NZDT
Run: 43.3nm (78.4km)
35 50.652S 174 31.956E

On our way home to gulf harbour. Slow motor today hopefully sails up tomorrow. Looking forward to getting home.

So pleased that you had a good trip back. It has been great to watch your progress.

Welcome back to the gulf. Looking forward to hearing your latest adventures soon.
Fri Oct 30 7:20 2015 NZDT
Run: 176.7nm (319.8km)
Avg: 3.8knts
24hr: 90.8nm
35 18.876S 174 07.304E

made it 0930 29/10 at Opua. Good trip in ahead of front will be here for a few days. Great to be home again

Wed Oct 28 8:38 2015 NZDT
Run: 146.5nm (265.2km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 146.1nm
32 47S 173 41E
Weather: SSW5,

eta Th am, hopefully EARLY!

Tue Oct 27 8:34 2015 NZDT
Run: 104.1nm (188.4km)
Avg: 4.3knts
24hr: 104.4nm
30 40S 173 34E
Weather: 3-5S, 90%cc

Mon Oct 26 8:38 2015 NZDT
Run: 152.2nm (275.5km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 150.1nm
29 10S 173 43E
Weather: 20S, 100%cc, 1012

Sun Oct 25 8:17 2015 NZDT
Run: 128.8nm (233.1km)
Avg: 5.4knts
24hr: 130.4nm
27 02S 174 20E
Weather: NW8, clear skies, 1018

Sat Oct 24 8:35 2015 NZDT
Run: 147.8nm (267.5km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 148.9nm
25 20S 175 11E
Weather: 5SSE, 30%cc, 0.5m swell, 1015

Fri Oct 23 8:45 2015 NZDT
Run: 310.3nm (561.6km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 155nm
23 12S 175 21E
Weather: SSe12, SE swell

Wed Oct 21 8:42 2015 NZDT
Run: 89.6nm (162.2km)
Avg: 4.5knts
24hr: 107.4nm
19 00S 177 03E
Weather: SE6,

4POB on passage. all well

Happy days, wishing you smooth sailing home. Hopefully not too much seasickness x
Tue Oct 20 12:40 2015 NZDT
Run: 4.2nm (7.6km)
17 44.059S 177 20.681E

All checked out at and on our way home.

Great news ... best wishes for an enjoyable trip south and back to the "land of the long white cloud" ... as it seems to be currently
Sun Oct 18 12:31 2015 NZDT
Run: 0.6nm (1.1km)
17 46.857S 177 23.173E

At Vuda and hoping to check out tomorrow. Very hot and sticky. Crew looking forward to finally getting away

Safe sailing guys! Look forward to catching up in NZ

Wishing you good sailing with enough,but not too much wind. looking forward to hearing all about the trip. Take care. All the beat Nick and Claire
Tue Oct 6 19:24 2015 NZDT
Run: 0.1nm (0.2km)
17 46.355S 177 22.948E

Yay we float! Finally back in the water after 8 long weeks. Our heartfelt thanks to the cruising community here for taking us in and looking after us and all their support. We couldnt have survived without you. Crew arriving tomorrow. Still a few jobs to sort here and need to trial rudder, then look for that weather window.

Great news. We wondered when that would happen. Best wishes.
Mon Aug 31 14:37 2015 NZST
Run: 6.1nm (11km)
17 46.436S 177 22.857E

On hardstand Port Denarau waiting for our new rudder to be built. Work has finally begun. We are now known as the refugees being passed around the cruising community. All well.

Mon Jul 13 20:07 2015 NZST
Run: 30nm (54.3km)
17 41.121S 177 23.358E

Arrived Vuda this afternoon to tidy up and do jobs before joining rally and moving on to Vanuatu. Probably here for rest of the week.

Its been bloody cold here for the last week or so :(. Did you get my email re. Dates n stuff
Sun Jul 12 19:44 2015 NZST
Run: 32.5nm (58.8km)
17 25.154S 177 44.905E

Good sail under genoa all the way to Vatia. Only boat in here, wind dropped to nothing will press on tomorrow.

Sat Jul 11 16:42 2015 NZST
Run: 41.2nm (74.6km)
17 18.891S 178 13.715E

Great sail, wind 20 - 25knots SE made for a quick trip. Probably just here for the night

Thu Jul 9 13:53 2015 NZST
Run: 17.3nm (31.3km)
17 26.440S 178 50.337E

Back in Makogai for a couple of nights to play with the turtles. Brilliant day here but not good for a sail. Sunshine at last!

Wed Jul 8 18:55 2015 NZST
Run: 70.8nm (128.1km)
17 41.431S 178 50.335E

Wow great day in Levuka. What an amazing place. Will head back to Makogai tomorrow

Wed Jun 17 19:44 2015 NZST
Run: 3.5nm (6.3km)
16 46.690S 179 19.688E

Back in Savusavu to stock up for a couple of days before heading South. This place is jumping at present! There is a navy hospital ship here with 800 personnel on board so its all go! Just in Time arrived today so great to see them.

Great to know things are going well. We follow you on YIT. What is your email address?

Hi Bill & Hazel great to hear from you. Still in Savusavu waiting to get to Makogai. email hjleydon@gmail.com Hope all well with you. Helen & Paul
Tue Jun 16 20:17 2015 NZST
Run: 40.3nm (72.9km)
16 48.555S 179 17.220E

Back in savusavu bay. Slow start but great sail once wind kicked in at about 130 0. No fish yet again! Saw several small pods of dolphins. Managed to dodge the rain until we got here. A calm anchorage.

Mon Jun 15 17:17 2015 NZST
Run: 24.1nm (43.6km)
16 44.891S 179 53.591E

Viani Bay for night, gave Taveuni a miss as we have another wet day! Bit over all this rain, will head Savusavu way tomorrow.

Sat Jun 13 14:25 2015 NZST
Run: 1.9nm (3.4km)
16 43.823S 179 44.613W

Horseshoe Bay Matagi. A grey drizzly day but tucked up out of wind.

Fri Jun 5 17:21 2015 NZST
Run: 20.8nm (37.6km)
16 44.561S 179 46.194W

Another paradise found! Namata Bay Qamea. Have just met the Mitchell family what lovely people. Also just seen our first turtle.Sun shining another glorious evening.

Hi Paul and Helen Good to see that you are enjoying your cruising. Bet you can't believe how quickly the time time is going - a month gone already!! Tropicbird has a new home for the winter. We lifted her out of the water, put her on a truck and she now resides in our garden. Lots and lots of work to do but she'll be beautiful when we put her back in October. Happy Sailing John and Evelyn
Thu Jun 4 20:21 2015 NZST
Run: 8.3nm (15km)
16 31.613S 179 59.358W

Reluctantly dragged ourselves away from Albert cove. Catherine Bay for the night, very sheltered and calm. Church booming out over the Bay! Will move on tomorrow.

Tue Jun 2 7:31 2015 NZST
Run: 21.9nm (39.6km)
16 26S 179 56wE
Weather: 15-20SE, 10%cc, 1010

anchored at Albert Cove for a few days

On the move again don't know where & don't know when. The good life???

Remember, only 1 job a day. We had a successful Pacifica rally, brought forward to the Saturday. With the forecast, everyone went home afterwards except us and we enjoyed some walks and a great sail home yesterday with a 12 knot following breeze. Happy anchoring.
Sat May 30 21:48 2015 NZST
Run: 1.3nm (2.4km)
Avg: 12.6knts
24hr: 302.7nm
16 44.884S 179 53.665E

Sat May 30 21:42 2015 NZST
Run: 36.4nm (65.9km)
16 44 S 179 53E

Viani Bay, great sail down, no fish only 2 of us in here. Good to be out and about again

Mon May 18 7:31 2015 NZST
16 46.670s 179 20.110e

radio check and all good. The old read the instructions book fix!

Yay for making it! Thanks for your email to Wendy, it's great to hear what you have been up to. I hope you are feeling better Helen! Hope you're having a great time, wish I was there!

Hi Helen and Paul Pleased to see you made it safe. Had some hideous weather here so hope it's been better for you. Ascot crew all say hi. =) Cara xx
Fri May 15 7:32 2015 NZST
Run: 96.5nm (174.7km)
Avg: 4knts
24hr: 96.9nm
16 46.670s 179 20.110e
Weather: se

could not copy the very garbled radio TX. Strong signal but just too difficult for anyone to copy - but thanks harley for trying. Arriving Savusavu today

Well done. Hope you are enjoying a well deserved rest. Enjoy.

Hope clearing in goes well. Enjoy hot peas and a Fiji Bitter to relax after hard slog.
Thu May 14 7:39 2015 NZST
Run: 150.9nm (273.1km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 150.1nm
18 10S 179 29E
Weather: E10, sw 1m swell, 10%cc

good conditions for their arrival tomorrow Friday in Savusavu

Yay - great to see you made it safely to sunny Fiji! Enjoy! J x
Wed May 13 7:31 2015 NZST
Run: 139.7nm (252.9km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 140nm
20 20S 179 12E
Weather: E10-15, 0.5m swell, 80%cc

our early bird - a good radio check!

Sounds like you have finally made, well done! A very long trip, hope all well, lots of love, Mum
Tue May 12 7:34 2015 NZST
Run: 125.5nm (227.2km)
Avg: 5.2knts
24hr: 125.3nm
22 19S 178 47E
Weather: E10, 0.5m swell, 80%cc

Are we there yet?? How come you went backwards, did you forget your glasses? Pat says it looks as though you are making good progress & everyone says "Hi"
Mon May 11 7:32 2015 NZST
Run: 218.9nm (396.2km)
Avg: 4.6knts
24hr: 109.4nm
23 59S 178 0E
Weather: 1.5mswell, 25%cc,

eta Savusave Wed/thursday

Good one! We had great weather over the weekend, missed you at Station Bay
Sat May 9 7:31 2015 NZST
Run: 126.5nm (229km)
Avg: 5.3knts
24hr: 126.7nm
27 09S 177 59E
Weather: N20, 100%cc, rain

Radio is an SEA235

Hope you are ok ..based on that course we'll see you in Brisbane next week...Happy Mothers Day xox

Hi guys, looks like s--t up there, haven,t had to get that parachute wet have you, thinking of you back here in NZ take care
Fri May 8 7:33 2015 NZST
Run: 118nm (213.6km)
Avg: 4.9knts
24hr: 118.2nm
28 56S 178 27E
Weather: NNE10,

not stopping at Minerva and hdg direct to savusavu

Looks like you're half way there so no turning back now. Must be into the good fish trolling territory too. Smooth sailing. B&J

Not the perfect cruise but you are out there doing it. Hope you enjoy better conditions into Fiji. Happy sailing.

hang in there auntie hell! sorry you have had such a lumpy trip... we couldn't help but notice the cheap airfares to fiji this week... only $249! take care xx

Glad to see you are getting there but it looks like hard work. You are doing better than us. We are back in Opua with rudder box problem being repaired in Gulf Harbour. We did 655nm to nowhere. Saw the sea, 2 whales and a large pod of dolphins, and half a day of the weather you've been sailing in. We were not very well! We'll be heading off again later next week with a bit of luck. Keep trucking on and enjoy the sunshine when you get there.


Thu May 7 7:35 2015 NZST
Run: 118.7nm (214.8km)
Avg: 4.9knts
24hr: 118.3nm
30 38S 178 38E
Weather: 60%cc, 1-2m, NE15-20

Wed May 6 7:30 2015 NZST
Run: 51nm (92.3km)
Avg: 3.6knts
24hr: 86.2nm
29 16S 177 26E
Weather: NE15

lookimg frward to sme respite. Great radio.

Tue May 5 17:18 2015 NZST
Run: 265.3nm (480.2km)
Avg: 27.2knts
24hr: 653.3nm
29 59 s 177 14e

lumpy confused sea Not having much fun

Tue May 5 7:33 2015 NZST
Run: 170.6nm (308.8km)
Avg: 2.7knts
24hr: 63.7nm
33 49S 176 59E
Weather: 25-29E boisterous

will be pleased to get to Savusavu!

Sat May 2 15:19 2015 NZST
Run: 22.1nm (40km)
35 08S 174 27E
Weather: 7 knots from NE calm sea

Finally on our way motoring

Tue Apr 28 16:51 2015 NZST
35 18S 174 07E

On marina at Opua better weather today

Tue Apr 28 13:27 2015 NZST
35 18s 174 07e

Mon Apr 27 20:21 2015 NZST
No position sent.

In Opua waiting to go crew arrive on Friday

Sweet Disorder - Opua

In Opua waiting.

We are looking forward to catching up with you in Fiji. Enjoy the adventure.
eva and Rory

We are logged on and watching. Hope departure's smooth and sailing's easy.

Will be following your progress and wish you well. Hope you don't have to wait too long before departure.