Mon Apr 20 12:53 2020 NZST
GPS: 07 16.877n 134 22.670e
Run: 5.4nm (9.8km)
Weather: Wind ENE 11; Sea calm inside; Clouds 15%; Bar 1011, Temp 28c; Isolated Showers,Trace rain last 24h

Heading to Malakal Harbor this morning, two hour run.

Wed Apr 15 15:55 2020 NZST
GPS: 07 19.774n 134 26.35e
Run: 1.1nm (2km)
Weather: Wind ESE 7.7kts, Sea calm inside the lagoon, Bar 1010, Clouds 20%, Temp warm

Full load of fuel, water, nitrox and provisions, headed to the Rock Islands. We'll be back in Koror, whenever. Enjoying this beautiful place.

Sun Mar 22 12:21 2020 NZDT
GPS: 7 20.365n 134 27.122e
Weather: Wind 15NE, Sea outside the reef E 1.5m @7secs, Clouds 30%, Temp 82F or 28C, Bar 1010, Warm and Sunny.

Hanging here in Palau's Malakal Harbor on our RBYC mooring. It is sad to see this place shutting down. No more tourists are arriving and many in the diving and hotel industry are being laid-off. A number of foreign nationals have left on the last few flights. United will keep one weekly flight to Guam. We were planning to be here until May so no big change for us.

Provisioning is still arriving via container, we expect the stores will be overstocked for a while as restaurants/hotels scale back or shutdown.

Staying longer in Palau is not a hardship! Most every country in this part of the Pacific is not allowing yachts entry or to move around, in country. We can sail to the other islands of the group and dive in the national park. All is Well on Board

Thu Mar 12 12:45 2020 NZDT
GPS: 7 20.365n 134 27.125e
Run: 11.6nm (21km)

We are back on our RBYC mooring in Koror for a few days.

Fri Mar 6 18:21 2020 NZDT
GPS: 07 16.52n 134 17.745e
Run: 11.6nm (21km)

Just arrive in Swiftlet Bay, Ulong, Palau. Perfect deserted island marine lake, we are snuggly surrounded by green hills with only a shallow narrow opening. Swinging room for one. So shallow even Cat drivers hesitate to cross the reef entrance. ;-)

Sat Feb 8 12:03 2020 NZDT
GPS: 7 20.366n 134 27.131e

Hanging on our mooring at the Royal Belau YC. Still enjoying Palau and still receiving replacement and upgrade gear. New code 0 sail, main-sail bag, and trampolines are installed. Lithium batteries arrived yesterday, direct from China; more work! We'll head to the gorgeous Rock Islands for a few days, get in a some dive/fun time before we start the lithium install.

Sun Jan 12 12:08 2020 NZDT
GPS: 7 20.365n 134 27.136e
Weather: Wind SE 5kts, Sea outside 1m NE @ 9 sec, Bar 1006, Temp 27c, Water 26c, Clouds 20%, Trace of rain last 24h

Still enjoying Palau!

We are doing some replacements/upgrades: New Code 0, Mainsail Bag, Trampolines, Lithium Batteries and some related electrical gear. This is the last place we will have access to the US Postal System as we proceed west from here. All of Micronesia is still in the US Domestic Postal System, an odd legacy we happily enjoy. Our US internet purchases arrive in 5-7 days.

No plans to depart soon.

Mon Dec 23 12:13 2019 NZDT
GPS: 7 20.366n 134 27.139e
Weather: Wind SW 7kts, Sea outside the reef N 1.5m, Temp 28c, Bar 1008, Partly Sunny.

A beautiful day here in Koror, Palau, with SwiftSure moored in light air and calm sea. TS Phanfone passed just to the north of us yesterday and is now 150nm away. Its on its way to the Philippines, where it may become a full typhoon. It's passing was a non-event here, light air and no rain. We'll be in Palau this Christmas #6 on board. All is well and Merry Christmas to all.

Thu Oct 10 14:19 2019 NZDT
GPS: 7 20.370n 134 27.153e
Run: 0.1nm (0.2km)

Back in Koror at the RBYC after a 10-day swing into the Rock Islands. Truly one of the world's most beautiful places, with it's unique "mushroom" shaped islands and labyrinth of marine lakes. Jellyfish lake is also a unique must-do adventure in the Rock Islands.

Sun Sep 1 9:46 2019 NZST
GPS: 7 20.330n 134 27.190e
Run: 25.6nm (46.3km)

Moored at our new home: the Royal Belau Yacht Club. We are looking forward to staying a while and exploring all the islands of Palau, above and below the surface.

Sat Aug 31 9:28 2019 NZST
GPS: 07 27.120n 134 48.490e
Run: 157.8nm (285.6km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 156.1nm
Weather: Wind 10 E, Sea calm, Bar 1009s, Clouds 85%, Temp 31C, Isolated Showers around.

We have had Palau in sight for several hours even before sunrise. It's a high green island. 14nm to our approach way point, 4 more to the harbor channel entrance. Calm overnight with winds 5kts or less, flat seas, and no rain. The Yanmars are getting a workout. We dodged a whole fleet of FADs around local midnight. Thankfully they all had AIS beacons. Welcome rainbow ahead. AWOB

Fri Aug 30 9:12 2019 NZST
GPS: 08 41.060n 136 44.935e
Run: 109.9nm (198.9km)
Avg: 5.1knts
24hr: 123.1nm
Weather: Wind 14kts NE, Sea .5m NE, Bar 1010 s, Clouds 80%, Isolated showers, Temp 29C

We departed Yap with beautiful moderate wind, sunny & dry day AND similar routing forecast. It was quite wrong. Leaving Yap in sunshine the weather quickly turned into a series of squalls, up to 45kts. (after the fact, they changed the "forecast") We had a quiet motor sail most of the night with the squalls ending early yesterday evening and an unforecasted tail wind & wave assist. Still a few showers around this morning. AWOB.

Thu Aug 29 11:46 2019 NZST
GPS: 9 30.879n 138 7.358e
Weather: Wind 10kts from 320, Sea 1.25M, Bar 1010, Clouds 30%, Temps: 32C, No precip last 24h

Preparing to Depart Yap for Palau. Roller furling is not ocean-ready so we'll leave it furled for this trip. I'll have the repair parts meet us in Palau. Mainsail & Diesels for the trip.

Thu Aug 1 9:56 2019 NZST
GPS: 09 30.870n 138 07.385e
Run: 62.4nm (112.9km)
Avg: 2.7knts
24hr: 64nm

Today finds us quietly anchored in the harbor at Yap Island. We made the anchorage at sunset yesterday. We have seen little of Yap except the Entry Officials, who all happily came last evening to clear us in. It was overtime. We've got a few projects to work on then on to shore to pickup packages at the US Post Office and explore the town.

Wed Jul 31 10:33 2019 NZST
GPS: 09 08.859n 138 57.530e
Run: 121.4nm (219.7km)
Avg: 4.9knts
24hr: 117.2nm
Weather: Wind 238 @17kts, Sea WSW @ 2m, Bar 1007s, Clouds 50% w/ hazy sunlight. No rain last 24h

Motorsailing in boisterous conditions with full main. Genoa is out of action with a problem at the mast head, sea too large at 2-3m to go aloft to inspect/repair. We'll wait for the calm waters of Yap Anchorage. Our speed was greatly reduced last night as a result. We are 51nm miles from the entrance, we are hopeful that we will arrive an hour or two before sunset. It is one of the best lit commercial entrances in this part of the pacific. Otherwise AIWOB.

Tue Jul 30 9:42 2019 NZST
GPS: 08 07.410n 140 24.102e
Run: 0.1nm (0.2km)
Weather: Wind 22kts @254, Sea 1.5m SW, Bar 1010, Clouds 85%, Temp 28C.

Just preparing to depart Sorol Atoll for Yap Atoll. ETA: PM tomorrow

Tue Jul 23 9:27 2019 NZST
GPS: 08 07.375n 140 24.070e
Run: 33.4nm (60.5km)
Weather: Wind N 3kts, Sea Flat, Bar 1006, Temp 31C, Clouds 20%, Isolated Showers in the area.

Sorol Atoll, we arrived yesterday afternoon at this "wow" atoll. Five islands, one large lush one, all connected by a wide protecting reef and large sand banks. They are all uninhabited with lots of marine and bird life. At least 3 wrecks on the outer reefs. Water Vis is 100'+. We were welcomed by a school of dolphins on the outside, followed by pulling in a Rainbow Runner and a Tunney, passing a mating pair of large sea turtles, all before the anchor was down. We have gang of young, friendly Blacktips keeping us company at anchor. Our new favorite atoll.

Mon Jul 22 8:44 2019 NZST
GPS: 08 03.785n 140 53.151e
Run: 133.5nm (241.6km)
Avg: 5.7knts
24hr: 136.9nm
Weather: Wind ENE 1.5kts, Sea Calm, Bar 1010s, Clouds 5%, Temp 32C, Isolated rain cells overnight.

27nm to the Sorol Atoll. We are motor-sailing on a glassy sea. Perfect sunrise w/o any clouds to obstruct this morning. Sailed and motored as the wind came and went last night. One squall of 25kts gave us a nice lift for a few hours. We expect to make the pass with good light. Noticed that Sorol is referenced on my e-charts as "under US protection", we are curious, no others in the FSM. Send us a sailmail if you know wdh6825@sailmail.com

Sun Jul 21 9:20 2019 NZST
GPS: 07 36.083n 142 46.752e
Run: 78.7nm (142.4km)
Avg: 3.8knts
24hr: 92.4nm
Weather: Wind Variable 5.0 Kts, Sea Flat, Bar 1010r, Clouds 100% high overcast, Temp 31C. Trace of rain last 24h.

Good sailing yesterday but motor-sailing last 6 hours in very light, variable, winds, sea flat. We avoided a few gusty squalls up to 25kts, around sunset yesterday, they dissipated and took their wind with them. Trace of rain overnight in the form of sprinkles. Winds predicted to be light today, likely we'll be moving all day with a Yanmar breeze. 140nm to Sorol Atoll.

Sat Jul 20 12:53 2019 NZST
GPS: 07 22.108n 143 54.181e
Run: 0.1nm (0.2km)
Weather: Wind S 8-10kts, Sea

Just raising the anchor. Our happy time in Woleai has come to an end. A must stop if your are cruising this way. We have a south wind so we'll ride it west to uninhabited Sorol Atoll. A 2 day sail in these conditions. From there we'll head to Yap, our last stop in the FSM.

Fri Jul 12 9:46 2019 NZST
GPS: 07 22.140n 143 54.222e
Run: 23.5nm (42.5km)
Weather: Wind WSW 13kts, Bar1009s, Clouds 75%, Temp 29C, Rain overnight. West winds expected next 2 days.

Anchored in Woleai Atoll yesterday morning. We exchanged greetings with the two Paramount Chiefs, who granted us permission to stay as long as we want and enjoy the islands and reefs. They have a full time generator here and "street lights" even three pick-up trucks. There is a regional high school and a limited satellite up-link to the net. They have repaired the old Japanese runway to an active runway with a 16-pax CIA plane every two weeks. Very modern people but still living the traditional way, women are separate from the men most of the day and wear lava-lava skirts and are topless. Men wear loin cloths. BTW we gifted our turtle meat to the Chiefs, who happily accepted and commented they had taken too many and now rarely saw them here.

Thu Jul 11 8:57 2019 NZST
GPS: 07 24.214n 144 14.650e
Run: 112.1nm (202.9km)
Avg: 5.2knts
24hr: 123.9nm
Weather: Wind NW 4.7kts, Sea W .25m @ 4secs, Bar 1010s, Clouds 10%, Temp 30c, Trace of rain last 24h.

Nice calm night, intervals of sailing, but mostly motor-sailing in light air. Beautiful sunny morning. 20nm to Woleai Atoll pass. ETA 11:am local. AIWOB.

Wed Jul 10 11:14 2019 NZST
GPS: 07 41.220n 145 51.332e
Run: 1.9nm (3.4km)
Weather: Wind NW 6.2kts, Sea SW >1m @8secs, Bar 1010s, Clouds 10%, Temp HOT

Preparing to depart uninhabited Olimarao Atoll for Woleai Atoll, 124nm. Woleai is inhabited and MAY even have wifi. NHOB. We have been waiting on some wind but what little there has been is from the west. So with 6kts from the NW we'll attempt to close-reach West to Woleai with the liberal application of hydrocarbons.

Tue Jul 2 9:31 2019 NZST
GPS: 07 42.037n 145 52.809e
Run: 23.9nm (43.3km)
Weather: Wind E 10, Sea -1m, Bar 1010, Clouds 15%, Temp 31C, No rain last 24h

We are anchored in Olimarao Atoll. A small atoll with only two palm covered islands but a high wide reef all uninhabited and natural. Some have called this the prettiest atoll in the FSM, it is definitely in the running. We nosed up on a broad white sand shelf dropped in 3m of clear turquoise water. Snorkeling, we were visited quickly by a white tip then a few minutes later by a pair of grays. Lots of large reef fish here and they seem unafraid of us. The larger island gives good protection from the NW-N-E. Looking forward to beach combing, who knows what "treasures" you can find washed up on a deserted beach.

Mon Jul 1 9:06 2019 NZST
GPS: 07 30.478n 146 10.202e
Weather: Wind ESE 7kts, Sea E -1m @9sec, Bar 1010s, Clouds 20%, Temp warm 31C, No rain last 24h

Preparing to get underway for Olimarao Atoll within the hour. It's 22nm pass to pass. It is an uninhabited atoll. We are looking forward to deserted beaches again. We should arrive this afternoon with good light for the "pass", its really just a shallow section of the surrounding reef.

Fri Jun 28 10:05 2019 NZST
GPS: 07 30.461n 146 10.212e
Run: 14.6nm (26.4km)
Weather: Wind N 2.5kts, Sea S .5m @7secs, Bar 1011, Clouds 70%, Occasional Showers, Temp sea&air 30C!

We are moored in the half-moon bay at Elato Atoll. We arrived yesterday after a 3 hour sail. When we arrived we went ashore for the usual island protocols. The Men's Lodge is where everything happens in this part of the Pacific. Women are not allowed in or near the lodge, except visitors. Most of the men and Chief John, arrived to greet us. They wanted to know where we were coming from, what we wanted to do on their island, and did we have any ability to help them with their broken tech, and did we have "weather". After a positive meeting (very nice people) we were granted permission to hike, dive, snorkle, etc. We can have a "village share" of the sea turtle, and the pig just prepared for a party today. We will delicately decline the turtle, but the pig is on our menu. These people are well educated, but love their traditional way of life. They share everything, even with total strangers like us. They do have some tech but it is only a spice, not the main course. Very few yachts call here, and those that do will find it a lifetime memory.

Thu Jun 27 13:22 2019 NZST
GPS: 07 27.461n 146 22.609e

Departing Lamotrek Atoll for nearby Elato Atoll. Should arrive in a few hours.

Can't say enough good things about the people and hospitality of Lamotrek. Worth the effort if you are in the area.

Mon Jun 24 8:55 2019 NZST
GPS: 07 27.458n 146 22.585e
Run: 66.6nm (120.5km)
Avg: 2.7knts
24hr: 64.9nm

We are moored in Lamotrek Atoll of Yap State. We had planned arrival this am in Elato Atoll, a bit farther west. The un-forecast higher beam winds and the EQ current, pushed us along nicely. We were safely able enter the pass here with good light yesterday afternoon. Ginger caught a nice wahoo on the way to the pass. We shared him with the locals on arrival.

Sun Jun 23 8:17 2019 NZST
GPS: 07 25.774n 147 20.850e
Run: 124.7nm (225.7km)
Avg: 7.2knts
24hr: 173nm
Weather: Wind 12 NE, Sea 1m @ 6secs NE, Bar 1009, Clouds 40%, Temp 30C, No rain last 24h

70nm to Elato Atoll. Nice night of sailing, full main and genoa, Forecast winds of 6-8kts turned into 12-16kts on the beam. No rain with warm conditions, tee-shirt and shorts. Seas were a bit confused with swells from the SSW and NNE but all less than a meter.

Sat Jun 22 14:59 2019 NZST
GPS: 07 20.415n 149 09.860e
Run: 2.1nm (3.8km)
Weather: Wind 7.5 N, Sea 1m E @ 7secs, Bar 1007, Clouds 30%, Temps (hot) 29C.

Departed Puluwat Atoll at local noon today after the wind came up a bit. Lovely atoll with nice, welcoming folks living a very traditional life-style. No wifi or phone or power. Zoom in on GE too see the natural beauty. We are en-route to Elato Atoll which is a part of Yap State. 1-2 day trip in light air.

Fri Jun 14 15:24 2019 NZST
GPS: 07 21.228n 149 11.517e
Run: 48.1nm (87.1km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 151.6nm

Arrived safely at Puluwat Atoll. Narrow entrance pass got the Admiral's attention. At one point only 6' from the beach. This is truly a postcard atoll.

Fri Jun 14 7:47 2019 NZST
GPS: 07 21.898n 149 53.603e
Run: 133.4nm (241.5km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 141.5nm
Weather: Wind NE 15, g18; Sea NE 1m @8sec; Bar 1011, Clouds 90%, light rain; Temp 26C

Light air sailing leaving Chuuk, winds picked up around midnight, improving our speed. Wind and sea off the stern quarter. 42nm to Puluwat Atoll Pass. Sunrise in 45mins. AIWOB

Thu Jun 13 9:09 2019 NZST
GPS: 7 26.538n 151 50.247e
Run: 0.1nm (0.2km)
Weather: Wind 12 E, Sea 1.4m E, Bar 1010, Clouds 90%, light rain, Temp 28c

Preparing to get underway this AM. Departing Chuuk for Puluwat Atoll 160nm to the west. Chuuk (Truk) has been a very pleasant surprise in regards the people and officials. All very friendly and helpful. We knew the diving was good and were not disappointed. Our diving was with the Truk Stop resort. Very Cruiser friendly folks, with an available mooring just off their dock. Highly Recommended.

Sat May 18 6:59 2019 NZST
GPS: 7 26.510n 151 50.176E
Run: 310.1nm (561.3km)
Avg: 4.3knts
24hr: 104nm

Arrived safely yesterday here in Truk (Chuuk). Our anchor is is down in front of the Truk Stop Hotel/Dive Shop. Clearence was a breeze everyone very friendly. Heading to the US Post office for some waiting packages.

Wed May 15 7:27 2019 NZST
GPS: 06 50n 156 19e
Run: 116.3nm (210.5km)
Avg: 5knts
24hr: 120.6nm
Weather: Wind 8 SE, Sea .5m @ 8sec, Bar 1011, Clouds 25%, Temp 27c, No Rain last 24h

Quiet night broad-reaching and running in very light air, with some hours of motor-sailing. Seas relatively calm. 261nm to run to Chuuk NE Pass. All is well on board.

Tue May 14 8:18 2019 NZST
GPS: 06 47.948n 158 00.662e
Weather: Wind 10 SE, Sea 1m E@ 9sec, Bar 1010r, Clouds 30%, Trace of rain since midnight. Temp 29C

We didn't leave Ant Atoll yesterday, the wind went to near zero and the right on the nose of projected course, with numerous squalls. So we are now departing Ant Atoll in the next few hours with 10-12 knots from the SE with a mostly sunny day. It is great to have no schedule.

Mon May 13 11:26 2019 NZST
GPS: 6 47.952n 158 0.671e
Run: 0.1nm (0.2km)
Weather: Wind 10S, Sea 1.5m E@9 sec, Bar 1009, clouds 50%.

With the passing of Invest 92 (another GFS Ghost Storm) we are preparing to depart this beautiful atoll for Chuuk (Truk) Lagoon. There is a sunken Japanese fleet waiting for our underwater exploration.

Fri May 3 6:57 2019 NZST
GPS: 6 47.902n 158 0.727e
Run: 17.1nm (31km)
Weather: Wind 10-12 ENE, Sea, 1m NE @ 7secs, Bar 1009, Clouds 10%, No precip last 24h.

We are anchored in idyllic Ant Atoll, in 4 meters over a beautiful white sand bottom. Ant is 28nm West of Pohnpei. Nice sail yesterday, after being anchored at Mangrove Bay Resort for nearly two months. Time to clean the bottom and replace the zincs.

Thu May 2 7:19 2019 NZST
GPS: 6 57.435n 158 12.219e
Run: 0.3nm (0.5km)
Weather: Wind 15 ENE, Sea 1.5m NE, clouds 30%, Bar 1010r

We are preparing to raise anchor and clear out of Pohnpei this morning. A stop at the Mangrove Bay fuel dock for a top off, then on Ant Atoll 28nm to the west. We have been on this lovely, verdant island two months.

Sat Mar 2 10:07 2019 NZDT
GPS: 06 57.628n 158 12.027e
Run: 45.2nm (81.8km)

We arrived safely and cleared in yesterday after noon. Surprisingly, Pohnpei looks a bit like Bora Bora from the sea approach, with it's two granite peaks, one with a flat top. Well marked channel with a large commercial dock, we are anchored deep inside the bay next to Mangrove Marina and Hotel.

Fri Mar 1 8:59 2019 NZDT
GPS: 07 03.270n 158 51.115e
Run: 183.3nm (331.8km)
Avg: 7.6knts
24hr: 183.3nm
Weather: Wind 22 NE, Seas 2-3m NE @6sec, Bar 1011, Clouds 50%, Temp 27c, A few isolated showers in the area.

35nm to the North Pass of Pohnpei, afternoon arrival. Nice sailing conditions for us, one reef in the main and partial furl on the genoa. 2-3m swells aft of the beam pushing us along, too. All is well on board.

Thu Feb 28 8:59 2019 NZDT
GPS: 06 24.71n 161 26.55e
Run: 131.9nm (238.7km)
Avg: 5.6knts
24hr: 133.7nm
Weather: Wind 16 g20 NE, Seas 2m NE @ 10sec, Bar 1010, Clouds 50%, Temp 26c, Few isolated showers in the area.

We are in route this morning heading for Pohnpei. OK night of sailing, winds not at the optimal angle, at our stern, but they have moved further forward, NE, giving us a decent sailing angle this morning. All is well on board.

Wed Feb 27 9:18 2019 NZDT
GPS: 5 19.725n 163 1.350e
Weather: Wind 5-10ENE, Sea 1.5m @ 12sec, Bar 1010, Clouds 15%, Temp27C, Sunny day.

Weighting anchor in a few minutes, heading for Pohnpei. Should be a two day sail if the winds are as predicted. We are both a bit sad to be leaving Kosrae. These are some of the nicest people we have ever met. The island is remote and beautiful, we were the only yacht here for 30 days in a large protected bay. This is "don't miss" place. FYI the Clearance process was fun and easy total of $50US arrival no departure fees at all.

Tue Feb 26 9:50 2019 NZDT
GPS: 5 19.723n 163 01.355e
Weather: Wind 12kts g18 ENE, Sea 2m ENE @ 10sec, Bar 1010, Clouds 10%, Temp 28c, Sunny Day

Still anchored in Lelu Bay, Kosrae, FSM. Will clear out today for an AM departure tomorrow for Pohnpei.

Wed Jan 30 9:18 2019 NZDT
GPS: 05 19.728n 163 01.345e
Run: 46nm (83.3km)
Weather: wind 12 ENE, Clouds 10%, Bar 1009, Temp 27C, Sunny Day.

Anchored in beautiful Kosrae at Lelu Bay. This bay is surrounded by green hills and mountains. It is reminiscent of the the Marquesas, except the anchorage is quite calm, not rolly or bumpy.

Tue Jan 29 8:12 2019 NZDT
GPS: 05 40.50n 163 35.62e
Run: 134.1nm (242.7km)
Avg: 5.6knts
24hr: 134.4nm
Weather: Wind 10kts, E, Sea 1m @10secs E, Bar 1009, Clouds 40%, Temp 28C, No Precip last 72h.

38nm to the entrance of Lelu harbor, Kosrae. 15mins to sunrise. Quiet night, light winds, motor-sailed to arrive daytime. 15 mins to sunrise. Looks to be a nice day with high, hazy, partial clouds and a beautiful sunrise. We'll roll out the code zero again after coffee, and drop our fishing lines in too, Mahi & Wahoo are running.

Mon Jan 28 8:15 2019 NZDT
GPS: 06 31.040n 165 21.106e
Run: 107.9nm (195.3km)
Avg: 4.5knts
24hr: 107.9nm
Weather: Wind 6kts E, Sea .5 meter ENE @10sec, Bar 1009, Clouds 20% w/ high thin haze, no rain last 48h.

Winds largely single digits last 24+ hours. Slow but enjoyable sailing, seas calm, less than a half-meter. We haven't had a passage this slow in a few years. Enjoying the sunny days, no rain last 48hrs. We'll roll out the Code Zero today. All is well on board.

Sun Jan 27 8:15 2019 NZDT
GPS: 07 29.27n 166 35.06e
Run: 119nm (215.4km)
Avg: 5knts
24hr: 120nm
Weather: Wind 14 NE, Sea 1m NE @ 8secs, Bar 1010, Clouds 20%, Temp 26c, sunny day

Pleasant if somewhat slow sail overnight. Winds were light and variable overnight from 3-14kts. Seas dropped to one meter mostly on the stern. Clear skies w/bright moon. Good first night after so long in the lagoon.

Sat Jan 26 8:27 2019 NZDT
GPS: 8 46.652n 167 44.155e
Run: 3.2nm (5.8km)
Weather: Wind 11kts E, Sea outside the lagoon 1-2m NE, Bar 1010, Clouds 60%, Temp 26C, Isolated showers around.

Just pulling the anchor up now here in Ebeye, we'll cross the lagoon and exit the South Pass. Then take a direct course for Kosrae. 2-3 days depending on winds.

Fri Jan 25 8:30 2019 NZDT
GPS: 8 43.834n 167 44.166e
Run: 37.7nm (68.2km)
Weather: Wind 10kts NE, Bar 1010, Clouds 5%, Temp 28C, Beautiful Morning.

Preparing to leave the Kwajalein Marina for the anchorage at Ebeye this morning. We must officially clear out of the Marshall Islands with C & I located there. Great send-off party on board last night! Thanks!

Fri Jan 11 12:24 2019 NZDT
GPS: 09 14.107n 167 31.517e
Run: 11.6nm (21km)
Weather: Wind 16 ENE, Sea (lagoon) .5m ESE, Bar 1010, Clouds 80%, Light intermittent rain showers.

We are underway inside the Kwajalein Atoll. Sailing between Roi-Namur Island and Kwajalein Island, where we expect to linger until departing for Kosrae in the FSM. Our friend and Kwaj sponser "Mo" is at the helm and apparently enjoying sailing a catamaran. Will her mono hull ever be the same? Mixed bag of weather rain and sun. Afternoon arrival at the Kwaj Marina expected.

Thu Jan 3 13:32 2019 NZDT
GPS: 09 23.619N 167 28.273E
Weather: Wind 13NE, Sea 2m NE@7sec, Bar 1010, Clouds 50%, Temp 27c

Still anchored at Roi-Namur. Enjoying the Holidays at the USAKA Base.

Thu Dec 13 9:48 2018 NZDT
GPS: 09 23.619n 167 28.273e
Run: 13nm (23.5km)
Weather: Wind 24 g35 ESE, Sea 4m @ 6sec. Bar 1010, Clouds 100%, Temp 28c

Anchored at Roi-Namur off Red Beach at the US Army Base. The storm forecasted for the northern Marshall Islands is upon us. We are glad we made the trip down from Rongerik where there is little protection to this more protected place. The storm is passing us well to the east, so we so we are not getting it's full force. We are in the lee of the Kwajelain Atoll with winds overnight to 45kts here. Anchored in deep white sand with good holding. We have anchored here several times before on our previous visits to the base. s/v Apolima is in sight anchored 2.5nm south of us at "3rd" Island and is doing fine. We expect the storm to move past us later today on its way to Rongelap/Rongerik Atolls. All is well aboard.

Tue Dec 11 8:06 2018 NZDT
GPS: 09 34.711n 167 26e
Run: 125.2nm (226.6km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 146.2nm
Weather: Wind 20 g24 ENE, Seas 2m ENE @ 8sec. Bar 1010, Clouds 40%

12nm to the North Pass of Kwajalein Atoll. Sunrise in a few minutes. Clear, moonless night passage with 3m swells just aft of the beam, steady winds to 18-22 g28. We will proceed into the lagoon with good light in 2 hours. We have s/v Apolima 1nm from our beam, also heading to Kwajalein.

Mon Dec 10 11:33 2018 NZDT
GPS: 11 23.315n 167 30.146e
Weather: Wind 17 E, g21, Sea 2.5m NE @ 9 sec., Bar 1009, Clouds 10%, Sunny Day no rain last 48h

Preparing to get underway. Planning to leave Beautiful and Isolated Rongerik Atoll for Kwajalein Atoll, in the next few hours. An overnight sail to the North Pass of Kwajalein Atoll.

Wed Nov 21 8:42 2018 NZDT
GPS: 11 23.316n 167 30.143e
Run: 15.7nm (28.4km)
Weather: Wind 15E, Sea 1m E @6 sec, Bar 1010, Clouds 5%, Temp 28C, no rain last 48h

Anchored in Rongerik Atoll, completely un-inhabited, 20 islands make up this lagoon. Most with white powder beaches and coconut palms. Every shade of Turquoise surrounds us. Paradise found.

Tue Nov 20 7:57 2018 NZDT
GPS: 11 11.124n 167 36.380e
Run: 160.7nm (290.9km)
Weather: Wind 14E, Seas 1m E @ 6sec, Bar 1010, Clouds 20%, Temp 27C. Another sunny day.

10nm miles from the South Pass of Rongerik Atoll. Nice overnight passage from Likiep Atoll. Sunrise in a few minutes, we'll proceed into the pass with good light. We passed s/v Apolima yesterday evening on this same heading; not currently in visual or radar range.

Thu Nov 15 8:06 2018 NZDT
GPS: 9 38n 169 22e
Run: 215.5nm (390.1km)
Avg: 8.9knts
24hr: 213.9nm
Weather: Wind 19NE, Sea 1.5m ENE @ 6sec, Bar1009, Clouds 20%, Temp 27C, Beautiful sunrise!

Nice fast passage from Majuro consistent wind in the high teens, moderate seas. We are 14nm from the south pass of Likiep Atoll, ETA 8:45am or 20:45Z.

Wed Nov 14 7:55 2018 NZDT
GPS: 07 08.438N 171 15.573E
Run: 3nm (5.4km)
Weather: Wind 14NE, Sea 1.5m E @ 9sec, Bar 1006, Clouds 75%, scattered showers, Temp 29c

Leaving Majuro for what could be the last time. We are heading for Likiep Atoll to spend a few months in the northern Marshalls, departing for FSM after the New Year. Christmas in Kwajalein. All plans written in "Sand Script"

Tue Oct 16 9:04 2018 NZDT
GPS: 7 7.442n 171 18.04e
Run: 109.4nm (198km)
Weather: Wind 3kts E, Sea calm, clouds 20%, Bar 1008, Temp air 29C,

Motoring on a glassy lagoon from Eneko Island to Majuro. We spent the week diving, snorkeling, beach fun, as well as boat projects, anchored off this small day resort. Water temps as high as 36c at the surface, vis at 30+m.

Fri Sep 28 7:24 2018 NZST
GPS: 08 42.304n 171 13.343e
Run: 14.6nm (26.4km)
Weather: wind 3 W, Sea Calm, Bar 1008, Temps Air 29, Sea 31, Clouds 20% mix of Cumulus and Stratus.

Moved to Taroa Island On Maleolap Atoll. Going to dive the WW2 wreck of the Terashima Maru this morning. Still have these these unusual westerly winds, thankfully the are light or the fetch would be very uncomfortable.

Thu Sep 27 6:57 2018 NZST
GPS: 08 29.788n 171 11.165e
Run: 95nm (172km)
Weather: Wind 7 SSW, Sea Calm, Bar 1009, Temps Sea 30, Air 28, Clouds 25% mostly Cumulus

Anchored at Airik Island, Maleolap Atoll. Yet another warm and sunny day. New solar panels are keeping far ahead of our power consumption, even with two visitors on board (Gingers parents). Haven't run the gen-set in since the solar installation except to make water.

Mon Aug 27 7:09 2018 NZST
GPS: 07 07.658N 171 18.592E
Run: 4.3nm (7.8km)
Weather: Wind 10 ENE, Sea 1M ENE, Bar 1009, Clouds 40%, Isolated showers, Temp 28C

Moored at Enemonet Island in the Majuro Lagoon. Enjoying this lovely calm bay doing some boat maintenance. Preparing for the arrival of our new solar panels. 1300 watts worth!

Fri Jun 22 7:10 2018 NZST
GPS: 07 06N 171 22E
Run: 0.6nm (1.1km)
Weather: Wind 12 WEST! Sea 1m West, Clouds 30%, Temp 32C, No rain last 24h

Preparing to depart our Majuro Mooring for the Enigu Island. Lagoon very choppy with West Winds.

Wed May 9 8:59 2018 NZST
GPS: 7 06.267n 171 22.403e
Run: 51.9nm (93.9km)

On our mooring in Majuro. Yachties Night Out at the MIR last night, Team s/v Seal & Viadante took the cash at Quiz night. The US Post Office was glad to see us yesterday, to free up some shelf space where our packages were being stored. All well on board.

Mon May 7 7:12 2018 NZST
GPS: 07 20.54n 170 39.37e
Run: 135.6nm (245.4km)
Avg: 5.7knts
24hr: 136.7nm
Weather: Wind 16 ESE, Sea >1m E, Bar 1008s, Clouds 100%, Light Rain, Vis 12, Temp

sp: 7.2 24NM miles to run to Majuro Pass. Overcast and light rain falling. Too cloudy for the Meteor Shower.

Sun May 6 7:24 2018 NZST
GPS: 08 15.160n 168 54.070e
Run: 86.2nm (156km)
Weather: Wind 16 ENE, Sea 2m NE, Clouds 80%, BAR1012r, A few Squalls in the area.

Departed Kwajalein Atoll, last evening for Majuro Atoll 151nm to run. Lumpy conditions with variable wind speeds. All is well on board

Wed May 2 7:27 2018 NZST
GPS: 08 43.823n 167 44.168e
Weather: Wind 13ESE g20, Sea 1m E, Bar 1009, Clouds 80%, INVEST 96 is moving over us now, winds vering NE-SE overnight.

Enjoying the US Base hospitality here on Kwajalein on the guest dock. INVEST 96 is going over us at the moment. We'll head south to Majuro with any wind from the NE in the coming week.

Sun Apr 29 7:44 2018 NZST
GPS: 08 43.820n 167 44.166e
Run: 49.3nm (89.2km)

Arrived Kajalein Yacht Club yesterday afternoon. We are resting comfortably on the guest dock, first dock since Apia in 2016! This REALLY is an American Town. We'll enjoy the change for a week or so before heading to Majuro.

Sat Apr 28 7:27 2018 NZST
Very warm
GPS: 09 23.616n 167 28.278e
Weather: Wind 12kts ENE, Sea >1m, Clouds 40%, Bar 1010, Temp

Preparing to raise the anchor. Departing Roi-Namur Island for Kwajalein Island. 42nm run all inside the Kwajalein Atoll. (the worlds largest)

Sat Apr 14 7:48 2018 NZST
GPS: 09 23.609n 167 28.275e
Run: 10.4nm (18.8km)
Weather: Wind 16 ENE, Sea 1.5 E, Bar 1011, Clouds 75%, Temps air 31 sea 29,

Anchored at Roi-Namur Island on Kwajalein. We are enjoying the hospitality of the US military base here. Thanks to our sponsors, we have full access to all the base facilities. We'll get caught up on wifi (first wifi in 3months!!!) in the next few days. We have loaner bikes, we haven't ridden bikes in several years good to be back on the road!

Thu Apr 12 7:24 2018 NZST
GPS: 09 31n 167 23e
Run: 124.5nm (225.3km)
Avg: 7.7knts
24hr: 183.9nm
Weather: Wind 16 ESE, Sea 1m E, Bar 1011, Clouds 20%, Vis 15nm, Temps Air 33 Sea 29,

Just after sunrise and 10nm miles from the north pass of Kwajalein, heading for the US Base at Roi-Namur, just east of the pass. Wind shifted to the SE this morning!

Wed Apr 11 15:09 2018 NZST
GPS: 11 11.33n 166 42.146e
Run: 2.2nm (4km)
Weather: Wind 18NE, Sea 1.5m NE 10sec, Bar 1008, Clouds 40% high & hazy, Temps Air 33, Water 31,

Just leaving Tufa Island, Rongelap for Roi-Namur, Kwajalein. Nice afternoon for a sail. This is an overnight passage hopefully timed to arrive at the north pass of Kwaj after sunrise.

Wed Apr 4 14:12 2018 NZST
GPS: 11 13.028n 166 41.253e
Run: 14.3nm (25.9km)
Weather: Wind 9kts SE, Sea >1m, Bar 1008, Clouds 0%, Temps Air 34c, Water 31c

Moved inside Rongelap Lagoon to this gorgeous nearly 360 protected anchorage: Tufa Island. Mark1 eyeball nav the last nm. White sand beaches with lots of coconuts and beautiful reefs & bommies. This may be paradise found. Caught a Rainbow Runner on the way over! No one lives in this paradise, hard to believe. NASA rocket launch tonight from Kwajalein, should have excellent seats.

Sun Apr 1 14:42 2018 NZST
GPS: 11 09.896n 166 53.529e
Run: 17.2nm (31.1km)
Weather: Wind SE 12kt, sea 1.25m E, Clouds 20%, Bar 1009, Temp Air 32c Sea 29c

Moved inside the lagoon to Rongelap Island, the main habitation for this atoll. Anchored off the municipal dock. Population about 30-40 workers building new homes for the former displaced inhabitants. A modern ghost town, complete with an empty resort, wonderful concrete roads and paved airport with new terminal, (but no air service) 24/7 electricity (free) and RO water (free).

Thu Mar 22 8:30 2018 NZDT
GPS: 11 23.148n 167 00.564e
Run: 33nm (59.7km)

Anchored Laboredj Island on Rongelap Atoll.

Wed Mar 21 11:24 2018 NZDT
GPS: 11 23.02n 167 29.81e
Run: 14.2nm (25.7km)
Weather: wind 15ENE, sea 1.5m NE, Bar 1009, Cloud 50% High Broken, Warm and mostly Sunny.

Underway Rongerik Atoll to Rongelap Atoll.

Sat Mar 10 8:09 2018 NZDT
Air 28c Sea 29c, Trace rain last 24h
GPS: 11 11.750n 167 34.910e
Run: 140.8nm (254.8km)
Avg: 7.8knts
24hr: 188.3nm
Weather: Wind 18NNE, Sea 1m NE, Bar1010, Clouds 60%, Vis 12, Temp

sp: 7.8 Timing our arrival for light at the south pass of Rongerik Atoll. Just now sunrise with 8nm to run.

Fri Mar 9 14:12 2018 NZDT
GPS: 09 55.456n 169 12.022e
Weather: Wind 18 E, Sea 1.25m, Bar 1008, Clouds 90% high, Vis 15nm, Temp 31c, water 30c

Underway from Likiep Atoll to Rongerik Atoll

Wed Mar 7 8:42 2018 NZDT
GPS: 09 55.444n 169 12.027e
Run: 9.8nm (17.7km)
Weather: Wind 15 ENE, Bar 1007, Clouds 90%, Rain Intermittent showers, Temps quite warm

We are anchored on the deserted island of Enej in the Likiep Atoll.

Fri Mar 2 9:12 2018 NZDT
GPS: 09 49.585n 169 18.295e
Run: 41.9nm (75.8km)

Anchored in Likiep, unique village here settled by Europeans in the 1890s. We are enjoying this lovely quiet bay with winds outside at 23kts and 2.5m seas. Just gifted with 4 dozen cay limes and 20 drinking nuts: Sundowners!

Wed Feb 28 10:06 2018 NZDT
GPS: 09 27.329n 169 47.500e
Run: 25.3nm (45.8km)
Weather: Wind 18NE, Sea 2m NE, Bar 1011r, Clouds 10%, Warm & Sunny.

Inroute Wotje Atoll to Likiep Atoll

Sat Feb 24 8:42 2018 NZDT
GPS: 09 32.901n 170 09.029e
Run: 8.3nm (15km)
Weather: Wind 18 g20 NE, Bar 1010, Clouds 10%, Vis 20NM, Temp: WARM, Water: WARM

Still in the Wotje Atoll but moved north to beautiful Ormed Island. Its one of those places with blazing white sand beaches and every shade of turquoise water.

Tue Feb 6 8:36 2018 NZDT
GPS: 09 27.48n 170 13.82e
Run: 69.7nm (126.2km)
Weather: Wind 18 g20 ENE, Bar 1010r, Clouds 30%, No rain last 12h, Temp 27c

Anchored off the old Japanese Seaplane ramp, Wotje, RMI. Beautiful calm anchorage here. Sunken ships and aircraft in the lagoon. Japanese bunkers, aircraft and war relics abound on shore. Great place for divers and history buffs.

Sun Feb 4 6:24 2018 NZDT
GPS: 08 51.256n 171 02.9541e
Run: 15.7nm (28.4km)
Weather: Wind 15ENE, Sea 1.5m NNE, Clouds 20%, Bar 1009, No rain last 24h

Slowing making our way thru the atoll in the predawn moonlight to the NW Pass of Maloelap Atoll, enroute to Wotje Atoll.

Thu Jan 25 9:03 2018 NZDT
GPS: 08 42.249n 171 13.345e
Run: 21.8nm (39.5km)
Weather: Wind 16 g18 ENE, Sea, 1.5, Bar 1006, Clouds 30%,

Anchored off the old Japanese Pier at Taroa, Maleolap.

Wed Jan 24 8:15 2018 NZDT
GPS: 08 31.592n 170 57.507e
Run: 93.8nm (169.8km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 166.8nm
Weather: Wind 16 NNE, Seas 1.25m 10sec, Bar 1006, Clouds 20% mostly cumulus, Temp 29C

6nm miles from the Enijun Pass of Maleolap. Sun is just up. Squally night early, later cleared. Looks to be a nice mostly sunny day.

Tue Jan 23 18:45 2018 NZDT
GPS: 07 11.38n 171 11.66e
Run: 6.7nm (12.1km)
Weather: Wind 15, Sea 1.25m 9sec, Bar 1004, Clouds 30% Scattered Cumulus, few isolated showers. Temp WARM & HUMID!

Underway tonight for Maleolap Atoll, just departed the Majuro. Plan to arrive after dawn at Maleolap south pass. Rendevous with Blowin' Bubbles & Halo.

Tue Jan 23 8:25 2018 NZDT
GPS: 7 08.865n 171 16.936e
Run: 2.3nm (4.2km)
Weather: Wind 16 ENE, Sea 1.7m, Bar 1008, Clouds 40%, Temp 32C, Water 29C

Moored at Enigu Island. Contrary winds, Numerous Squalls, decided for us to hang around Majuro Lagoon for another day, before departing for Maleolap. The ITCZ is over us making the weather even less predictable than usual.

Mon Jan 22 16:33 2018 NZDT
GPS: 07 07.687n 171 18.570e
Run: 4.7nm (8.5km)
Weather: Wind 13 E, Sea 1.7 ENE, Bar 1008, Light rain showers, 75% cloud cover, Temp 32C, water 29C

Moored at Anememwot, Majuro Lagoon. Preparing to get underway for Maleolap, overnight passage tonight.

Sun Dec 31 9:00 2017 NZDT
GPS: 7 6.248n 171 22.383e
Weather: Wind 16 ENE, Sea 2.5m ENE, Clouds 40%, Bar 1004, 30C. Widely Scattered Showers last 24h

Moored at Majuro in the Marshal Islands. BIG Whole Island New Years Eve street party tonight ashore.

Tue Dec 5 8:27 2017 NZDT
GPS: 07 06.255n 171 22.381e
Run: 63.8nm (115.5km)
Avg: 2.6knts
24hr: 61.7nm

Arrived safely in Majuro yesterday evening, after an amazingly nice and fast 6 day/1100nm sail from Tuvalu. We've taken a mooring in the South Anchorage; our friends on sv Seal welcomed us back home! It's likely we will be here through the Holidays.

Mon Dec 4 7:39 2017 NZDT
GPS: 06 11.88n 171 32.93e
Run: 206nm (372.9km)
Avg: 8.6knts
24hr: 206.4nm
Weather: Wind 16 NE, Sea 1m ENE, Bar 1006, Vis 15nm, Clouds 30%

Nice night with a few squalls around midnight, brilliant moon overhead, setting just at sunrise. We are smelling the barn, 55nm to Fordyce Passage on the east end of Majuro.

Sun Dec 3 7:42 2017 NZDT
GPS: 03 19n 172 18.88e
Run: 204.5nm (370.1km)
Avg: 8.5knts
24hr: 204.1nm
Weather: Wind 18kts E, Sea .5m ESE, Bar 1007, Clouds 25%, No rain last 24h, 31C, Vis 15nm

Great warm night of sailing. Gentile flat, following sea, consistent breeze of 15-18kts. Nearly full moon, clear skies. Just now local sunrise, hopefully another good day ahead. 210 to run to Majuro, Marshall Islands

Sat Dec 2 7:39 2017 NZDT
GPS: 00 29n 173 10e
Run: 198.8nm (359.8km)
Avg: 8.3knts
24hr: 198.8nm
Weather: Wind 15 ENE, Sea 1.5m ENE, Clouds 30%, Bar 1007, Vis 15nm, no rain last 24h, Temp 31C

We are back in the Northern Hemisphere! Crossed the equator again, 4th crossing in 2 years. 55 nm to Tarawa, however if the weather to the north looks good we will press on to Majuro in the Marshalls, if not we'll hang in Tarawa to wait for the window. Yachts ahead of us are reporting the Kiribatis are not issuing permits to the outer islands including Makin (Butaritari) island, sadly we will pass right by it on our way to the Marshalls.

Fri Dec 1 7:39 2017 NZDT
GPS: 01 57s 174 42e
Run: 213.4nm (386.3km)
Avg: 8.7knts
24hr: 209.5nm
Weather: Wind 16 NNE, Sea 1m NE, Bar 1007, Clouds 15%, Vis 15nm, No rain last 24h,

Nice night of sailing, beautiful sunrise this morning. 230 to run to Tarawa.

We now have 7 yachts on our net, all moving north thru or to the Kiribatis & the Marshals. and expect a few more to join in the next few days. 8122 or 8297 at 1845Z & 0700Z

Thu Nov 30 7:12 2017 NZDT
GPS: 04 20s 176 40e
Run: 184.1nm (333.2km)
Avg: 7.7knts
24hr: 184.1nm
Weather: Wind 16kts NNE, Sea 2m NNE, Bar 1006r, Clouds 25%, A few Isolated rain cells in the area. Vis 15nm, 32c

410nm to run to Tarawa. Just after sunrise getting ready to take the overnight reefs outs.

Wed Nov 29 7:12 2017 NZDT
GPS: 06 25s 178 20e
Run: 157nm (284.2km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 162.2nm
Weather: Wind 16 NNE, Sea 1m NE, Bar 1006r, Clouds 20% scattered cumulus, Vis 15nm, 32c, No rain last 24h

Beautiful morning. Overnight reefs out at sunrise, back up to speed. Steady progress to Tarawa 565nm to run

Tue Nov 28 7:58 2017 NZDT
GPS: 8 31.363s 179 11.459e
Run: 9.8nm (17.7km)

Departing Funafuti this morning for Tarawa

Sat Nov 25 8:18 2017 NZDT
GPS: 08 37s 179 05e
Run: 9.8nm (17.7km)
Weather: Wind 9 NW, Sea 1m, Bar 1005, 30% Clouds, HOT 34C, Sea temp 30C, Vis 20nm

sv Chez Nous joined us in Funafala, Tuvalu. We are planning a Monday Departure for Tarawa.

Tue Nov 21 8:20 2017 NZDT
GPS: 8 31.4s 179 11.5e
Run: 5.4nm (9.8km)
Weather: Wind 10NNE, Sea 1m E, Bar 1005, Clouds 50%, Showers, Temp 33C

Anchored Funafuti w/ 6 other north-bound yachts. FYI Funafuti is currently not allowing transiting yachts to stop at any other islands in the group including Namumea or Nukufetau.

Fri Nov 17 7:48 2017 NZDT
GPS: 08 33s 179 07e
Run: 146.9nm (265.9km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 146.6nm
Weather: Wind 12kts NNE, Sea 1.5m ENE, Bar 1005, Clouds cumulus 20%, Vis 20nm, 30C

Funafuti lagoon! Just entered the pass headed for the anchorage and clearance. Beautiful sunny day. 8 yachts already anchored here, several more inbound, guess the secret is out. Previous 2 times we were here, we were the only yacht for months!

Thu Nov 16 7:45 2017 NZDT
GPS: 10 40s 179 19e
Run: 137.8nm (249.4km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 138.4nm
Weather: Wind 8 NE, Sea 1m, Bar 1008f, Clouds 20% mostly cumulus, Vis 15nm, Temp 30C.

Warm & mostly sunny, with occasional light showers. Winds light. Quiet starry night with lots of meteors. Past close Niulakita a few hours ago; need to stop there one of these trips saw lights ashore. Need to adjust speed to arrive at the South Pass of Funafuti at first light tomorrow.

Wed Nov 15 7:51 2017 NZDT
GPS: 12 36s 179 49e
Run: 151.8nm (274.8km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 152.4nm
Weather: Wind 12kts ENE, Sea 1m, Bar 1010, Clouds 20% cumulus, Vis 20nm, Temp 29C & rising

Beautiful sunny morning. We had a great starry-night sail, warm & clear, nearly flat sea, consistent beam winds.

Tue Nov 14 7:57 2017 NZDT
GPS: 14 46.03s 179 49.156w
Run: 139.7nm (252.9km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 138.6nm
Weather: Wind 15kts NNE, Sea 1m NE, Bar 1010s, Clouds 80%, intermittent showers overnight.

Sailing around numerous rain cells, leveraging off their outflow. 376nm to Funafuti

Mon Nov 13 7:46 2017 NZDT
GPS: 16 46.500s 179 56.100e
Run: 41.1nm (74.4km)
Weather: Wind 4 ENE, Sea Calm, Bar 1011r, Clouds 50% mostly cumulus, Intermittent light rain last 24. 28c

Just Departed Viani Bay for Funafuti, Tuvalu. ETA Friday AM. Motorsailing this morning in the shadow of Teveuni.

Sat Nov 11 7:46 2017 NZDT
GPS: 16 46.72s 179 18.85e
Run: 1.2nm (2.2km)
Weather: Wind 5kts ESE, Sea Calm, Bar 1010S, Clouds 50%, Light intermittent showers last 24h.

Departed Savusavu heading north via the Somosomo Strait. Motorsailing in light air in company with s/v Rouser.

Fri Nov 10 7:46 2017 NZDT
GPS: 16 46.667s 179 19.924e
Weather: Wind 3kts W, Bar 1010, Clouds 50% mostly high hazy, Intermittent light showers last 24h

Savusavu. Moored at Copra Shed Marina. Preparing the final items for a departure from Fiji, headed north. Possible Sunday or Monday departure.

Tue Nov 7 8:16 2017 NZDT
GPS: 16 46.660s 179 19.910e
Weather: Wind 11 ESE, Bar 1011.5, Clouds High broken 50%, heavy showers last 24. Warm and mostly sunny this AM.

Savusavu, moored at Copra Shed Marina.

Mon Nov 6 7:44 2017 NZDT
GPS: 16 46.668s 179 19.936e
Run: 42.4nm (76.7km)

Savusavu. INTERESTING passage yesterday from Nabouwalu (Coconut Point). Started motoring with 2.5 kts seas calm, with intermittent light showers. After some hours we approached Nasonisoni Pass and the winds jumped to 22kts ESE, by the time we through the pass we had sustained winds of 38-42kts, g45. Seas were still under 2m, thankfully they hadn’t had time to build. Showers remained intermittent the whole day. Strangely were not behind any islands at all to have blocked the wind, our entire route was open to the E. Other sailors approaching from Teveuni saw 47 kts.

All in a days sail, safe and sound here in a very quiet Savusavu.

Sun Nov 5 10:41 2017 NZDT
GPS: 17 01.865s 178 44.875e
Run: 42.9nm (77.6km)
Weather: Wind 2.6 NNE, Seas .33m NE, Clouds 100%, Bar 1011 rising, Intermittent light rain. 25C

Motorsailing in light rain from Coconut Point to Savusavu. Landed a Tuna, & a Barracuda yesterday on our passage across the Vatu-I-Ra channel. Released the 'cuda. The third strike on the same lure, (a yellow painted plug), spit it out no idea what it was. The neon yellow squid on the other line had no takers.

Sat Nov 4 7:33 2017 NZDT
GPS: 17 19.204s 178 10.342e
Run: 30.4nm (55km)
Weather: Winds down to 9kts ESE, Clouds 25%, Bar 1009, Few light showers before midnight. Temp 25c.n

Anchored at Volivoli Resort last night. We will depart for Vanua Levu via Vatu-I-Rai Pass and Blight Water this AM.

Fri Nov 3 13:13 2017 NZDT
GPS: 17 24.433s 177 43.254e
Run: 33.7nm (61km)
Weather: Wind: 6kts N, Sea Calm, Bar 1008, Clouds 40%, Temp 27C, No rain last 24h,

Motorsailing in light air towards Rakiraki, Viti Levu.

Wed Nov 1 7:46 2017 NZDT
GPS: 17 46.225s 177 22.835e
Weather: Wind 5kts ESE, Bar 1009, Cloudless! Port Denarau

Turning NORTH this morning on our slow way to the Marshals, via N. Fiji, Wallis, Tuvalu & Kirbati. Departing Denarau first stop today Lautoka.

Sun Oct 29 9:23 2017 NZDT
GPS: 17 46.217s 177 22.818e
Run: 9nm (16.3km)

On a mooring for a few days in Denarau Marina.

Wed Oct 25 7:45 2017 NZDT
GPS: 17 38.47s 177 23.55e
Run: 2.8nm (5.1km)
Weather: Gorgeous sunny day: Wind 1kt E, sea calm, Bar 1012, Clouds 5% high wispy.

Back in the water! Splashed at Vuda yesterday and sailed to Saweni Bay where we are anchored and attempting to rid our boat of multi-colored yard dust & dirt!

Fri Oct 20 7:43 2017 NZDT
GPS: 17 40.902s 177 23.165e
Weather: Wind 16 ESE, Clouds 40% high thin & broken, Bar 1010

We watched the area Diwali fireworks from our bimini temporarily 15m above sea level. Great view with dozens of local sites putting on displays. Still in Vuda Marina, nearly ready to go back in the water, with new bottom paint.

Fri Oct 13 7:42 2017 NZDT
GPS: 17 40.890s 177 23.151e
Weather: Wind 8kts ESE, Bar 1011, Clouds 75% high broken, No rain last 24hr

Vuda Marina, on the hard for a bottom painting.

Thu Oct 12 7:55 2017 NZDT
GPS: 17 40.916s 177 23.165e
Run: 2.9nm (5.2km)
Weather: Wind 9 ESE, Bar 1013, clouds 40% high thin, no rain last 24h

In Vuda Marina, awaiting haul out for new bottom paint.

Tue Oct 10 7:54 2017 NZDT
GPS: 17 38.452s 177 23.561e
Run: 31.5nm (57km)
Weather: Wind 3kts E, Sea Calm, Bar 1010, Clouds stratus 5%, Vis15nm w/smokey haze, No rain last 24h.

Beautiful sunny day anchored in Saweni Bay. Ginger's parents depart today ending their month-long visit with us.

Sun Oct 8 11:14 2017 NZDT
GPS: 17 13.691s 177 11.422e
Run: 4.9nm (8.9km)
Avg: 3.9knts
24hr: 92.8nm

Sailing to Saweni Bay, Beautiful sunny day. Four lines in the water!

Sun Oct 8 9:58 2017 NZDT
GPS: 17 09.463s 177 12.152e
Run: 18.3nm (33.1km)
Weather: Wind 8.5kts, ESE, Sea .5m ESE, Clouds 5%, Bar 1014, No rain last 24h

Anchored at Cuvu Bay for another try at the Mantas.

Fri Oct 6 8:09 2017 NZDT
GPS: 16 56.633s 177 22.016e
Run: 11.3nm (20.5km)
Weather: Wind 11kt E, Sea 1m ESE, Clouds 90% high overcast, Bar 1013

Anchored in the Blue Lagoon

Wed Oct 4 8:13 2017 NZDT
GPS: 17 04.993s 177 16.606e
Run: 7.1nm (12.9km)
Weather: Wind, 7.5kts ESE, Sea 1m ESE, Bar 1015, Cloudless Sky, Vis 20nm.

Anchored Somosomo Bay, Naviti Island. 30 kts gusts early last evening.

Tue Oct 3 7:55 2017 NZDT
GPS: 17 9.455s 177 12.185e
Run: 35.6nm (64.4km)
Weather: Wind 9ESE, Sea 1/2m ESE, Bar 1019, Cloudless, Vis 20, No rain last 24h

Anchored at Cuvu Bay to dive with the mantas. Near the pass at Manta Resort.

Mon Oct 2 8:16 2017 NZDT
GPS: 17 38.413s 177 23.554e
Weather: Wind 1kt E, Sea Calm, Bar1013, 15% Clouds, No rain last 24h, Vis hazy 15nm

Saweni Bay, preparing to hoist the anchor for Manta Ray Bay.

Wed Sep 27 8:13 2017 NZDT
GPS: 17 38.41S 177 23.558E
Run: 9nm (16.3km)
Weather: First Cloudless day we have ever seen in Fiji! Wind less than 1kt ESE, Sea Glass, Bar 1004, Smokey Haze from cane sugar fires.

Still Anchored Saweni Bay. Mangos are just coming into season, the pickling type have arrived but the sweet eating types any day now!

Fri Sep 22 7:04 2017 NZST
GPS: 17 46.208s 177 22.837e
Run: 13.3nm (24.1km)
Weather: Wind 5kts E, Bar 1014f, High thin clouds 20%, No rain last 24h, Vis 20nm

Moored in Denarau Marina.

Wed Sep 20 6:45 2017 NZST
GPS: 17 46.358s 177 10.698e
Weather: Extended wind report: Yesterday 5-6kts S until noon, then 15-18kt SSE increasing to low 20s SSE remainder of day and overnight last night. Winds now 16kts SSE. Note we are anchored further out in cleaner air than most of the Regatta Fleet.

Anchored Musket Cove for Regatta.

Mon Sep 18 7:05 2017 NZST
GPS: 17 46.397s 177 10.718e
Weather: Wind .2 kts W, Sea Flat Glass behind the reef, Bar 1016, Clouds 10%, Vis a hazy 10nm.

Anchored in Musket Cove for the Regatta.

Sat Sep 16 7:04 2017 NZST
GPS: 17 46.395s 177 10.733e
Run: 16.8nm (30.4km)
Weather: Wind 3kts E, Sea 1m SE, Bar 1015, Clouds 5%, Vis unlimited, no rain last 24hrs.

Anchored Musket Cove for the Regatta!

Mon Sep 11 7:03 2017 NZST
GPS: 17 38.447s 177 23.557e
Weather: Wind 2kts E, Sea Calm, 20% clouds, Bar 1013, Vis 12nm, hazy smoke from cane field burns, Overnight shower.

Anchored Saweni Bay.

Sat Sep 9 6:55 2017 NZST
GPS: 17 38.438s 177 23.570e
Weather: Wind 5 kts SSE, Sea calm, Bar 1014, Vis 15nm, Clouds high thin 20%, no rain last 24h

Gorgeous Sunny Morning in Saweni Bay, only a bit of smoke & ash from the sugar cane fields being burned off.

Wed Sep 6 7:13 2017 NZST
GPS: 17 38.436s 177 23.570e
Run: 34.5nm (62.4km)
Weather: Wind 1kt E, Sea Calm, Bar 1014, Clouds 10%, Vis 15nm, smoke from cane burning

Anchored Saweni Bay just north of Vuda Marina.

Tue Sep 5 6:47 2017 NZST
GPS: 18 06.734s 177 13.290e
Run: 88.9nm (160.9km)
Avg: 3.7knts
24hr: 89.4nm
Weather: Wind: 23 E, Sea: 2m SE, Bar 1017, Clouds 10%, Vis 15nm

Sailing to Vuda Marina. Just passing Likuri Harbor on SW corner of Viti Levu.

Mon Sep 4 6:55 2017 NZST
GPS: 19 02.843s 178 09.183e
Weather: Wind 5kts SE, Sea calm, Clouds 10%, Bar 1018+ , Vis unlimited. Beautiful sunny day

Anchored at Vanisea, Kadavu. Will depart for Vuda Marina this afternoon or tomorrow afternoon if wind fills in.

Sat Sep 2 8:36 2017 NZST
GPS: 19 02.840S 178 09.180E
Run: 9.2nm (16.7km)
Weather: Wind 8SE, Sea calm, Bar 1015, Clouds 100%, Light drizzle, Vis 5nm

Anchored at Vunisea, Just off the Kadavu Airport.

Fri Sep 1 7:30 2017 NZST
GPS: 19 05.577s 178 01.205e
Run: 8.7nm (15.7km)
Weather: Wind 3N, Seas, 1m E, Bar 1013, Clouds 80%, Vis 10nm, Light rain

Anchored Talualia Bay, west side of Kadavu, very rolly. This is just an overnight stop heading to Vunisea, Kadavu in a a few hours as visibility improves with sun moving higher.

Thu Aug 31 11:57 2017 NZST
GPS: 19 11.839s 178 05.734e
Run: 18.4nm (33.3km)
Weather: Wind 16 NE, Sea 1.5 E, Bar 1013, Clouds 80%, Trace rain last 24h

Heading for the west end of Kadavu.

Mon Aug 28 7:24 2017 NZST
GPS: 19 02.639s 178 19.512e
Run: 5.7nm (10.3km)
Weather: Wind 4kts E, Sea .5m ESE, Clouds 50%, Bar 1016, Trace of rain last 24h

Anchored in Soso Bay, South side of Kadavu. Planning to dive with the giant mantas today, hopefully they cooperate by showing up!

Sat Aug 26 7:22 2017 NZST
GPS: 19 01.206S 178 24.570E
Run: 4.2nm (7.6km)
Weather: Here in the bay: No wind, glassy sea, 50% clouds, bar 1017, no rain now but wildly scattered light showers last 24h

Anchored at Korolevu Bay, Kandavu. 2nm from Matava Dive Resort.

Sat Aug 19 7:18 2017 NZST
GPS: 19 00.24s 178 28.318e
Run: 3.5nm (6.3km)
Weather: Wind 9kt ENE, Sea 1.25m SE, Bar 1015, Clouds 50%, no rain last 24h

Anchored off Matasawalalevu (near Niagoro Pass) NE corner of Kadavu. Planning to dive pass today.

Wed Aug 16 7:06 2017 NZST
GPS: 18 58.577s 178 25.599e
Run: 6.5nm (11.8km)
Weather: Wind 5kts S, Sea 1m SSE, Bar 1014, Clouds multi level 100%, Rain intermittent, heavy at times.

Anchored in Kavala Bay, Kadavu. Beautiful deep bay only open to the north. Lush green hills surround the bay. Wind 5kts S, Sea 1m SSE, Bar 1014, Clouds multi level 100%, Rain intermittent, heavy at times.

Tue Aug 15 7:16 2017 NZST
GPS: 18 53.322s 178 27.747e
Run: 40.6nm (73.5km)
Weather: Wind 8 kts E, Sea 1m, bar:1015, clouds 90%, misty intermittent rain overnight.

Anchored Ono, Kadavu

Mon Aug 14 6:47 2017 NZST
GPS: 18 22.741s 178 09.173e
Run: 0.5nm (0.9km)
Weather: Wind 15E, Sea 1m SSE, Bar 1017, Clouds 40%

Just underway at Beqa heading for Kadavu. Nice morning, sun is out! Wind 15E, Sea 1m SSE, Bar 1017, Clouds 40%

Mon Aug 7 7:18 2017 NZST
GPS: 18 23.164s 178 09.165e
Run: 20.2nm (36.6km)
Weather: Wind 7kts g 17kt SSE, Clouds 90%, Bar 1019, Trace Rain last 24

We are anchored at Malumu Bay, Beqa in a deep fiord-like bay. Winds gusting overhead but calm here at sea level.

Wind 7kts g 15kt SSE, Clouds 90%, Bar 1019, Trace Rain last 24

Sun Aug 6 11:21 2017 NZST
GPS: 18 10.400s 178 21.838e
Run: 4.9nm (8.9km)
Weather: Wind 14kts SSE, Sea 1m SSE, Bar 1018, Clouds 30%, Vis unlimited.

Reaching to Beqa from Suva. Beautiful sunny day. Wind 14kts forward of the beam.

Mon Jul 31 7:06 2017 NZST
GPS: 18 06.539s 178 23.735e
Run: 53.3nm (96.5km)
Weather: Wind 7kts NE, Sea: 1m SE, Clouds 5%, Bar 1018 steady, 0 rain last 24h

Arrived Suva Harbor after motor-sailing in very light air all the way from Gau island, yesterday. Today Suva is beautifully SUNNY (hard to believe in the rainiest harbor in the S.PAC)! Wind 7kts NE, Sea: 1m SE, Clouds 5%, Bar 1018 steady, 0 rain last 24h

Sun Jul 30 7:06 2017 NZST
GPS: 17 59.330s 179 11.822e
Run: 3nm (5.4km)
Weather: Wind 10kts ESE, Sea .25m, Clouds 90% high overcast, Bar 1018, trace rain last 24h.

Underway, Gau Island to Suva. Wind 10kts ESE, Sea .25m, Clouds 90% high overcast, Bar 1018, trace rain last 24h.

Sat Jul 29 7:15 2017 NZST
GPS: 17 59.547s 179 14.507e
Weather: Wind 11.5kts SE, Sea 1m SSE, Bar 1017 steady, Clouds 40%, 0 Rain last 24h, air temp 20c

Beautiful cool day in Herald Bay, Gau Island. We'll move a bit south to dive Nigali Pass, Gau, today.

Wind 11.5kts SE, Sea 1m SSE, Bar 1017 steady, Clouds 40%, 0 Rain last 24h, Air temp 20c

Fri Jul 28 7:06 2017 NZST
GPS: 17 59.549s 179 14.506e
Run: 49.1nm (88.9km)
Weather: Wind 12kts SE, Sea 1m SSE, Clouds 10%, large band to our north, Bar 1017, No Precip last 24h

Anchored Gau Island, visited by a giant manta ray while anchoring.

Wind 12kts SE, Sea 1m SSE, Clouds 10%, large band to our north, Bar 1017, No Precip last 24h

Thu Jul 27 7:09 2017 NZST
40%, Quite chilly 21c, no precip last 24h
GPS: 17 17.27s 179 20.44e
Run: 1.6nm (2.9km)
Weather: Win

sp: 6 d: 27/07/17 06:58 UTC Just departing Koro Is. for Gau Is. In company with Blowin' Bubbles.

Wind: 13 kts SE, Sea: 1m SSE, Bar: 1018, Clouds: 40%, Quite chilly 21c, no precip last 24h

Wed Jul 26 7:24 2017 NZST
GPS: 17 16.44s 179 21.62e
Weather: Wind 8.5 S; Sea 1m SSE; Bar 1017; Clouds 50%.

Anchored Dere Bay Koro Island, Fiji. Waiting for wind to depart to Gau Island.

Wind 8.5 S; Sea 1m SSE; Bar 1017; Clouds 50%.

Sat Jul 22 7:09 2017 NZST
GPS: 17 16.465s 179 21.633e

Moored in the beautiful Dere Bay, Koro Island. Nice diving and friendly Expat community. Quiet calm bay. Repaired two Winston damaged moorings, with Blowin' Bubbles, now useable by yachies, without charge. Wind 3kts E, Seas calm, Clouds 10%, Bar 1014 steady, light shower early am moved to the west. Beautiful sunny day.

Fri Jul 21 8:42 2017 NZST
GPS: 17 16.459s 179 21.620e
Run: 42.8nm (77.5km)

Anchored in Dere Bay, Koro Island.

Thu Jul 20 7:06 2017 NZST
GPS: 16 56.061s 179 54.060e

Paradise Taveuni Bay, Just getting underway for Koro Island.

Wind 2kts E, Seas calm behind Taveuni, Clouds 20%, Bar 1016,

Mon Jul 17 6:56 2017 NZST
GPS: 16 56.059s 179 54.055e
Run: 12nm (21.7km)

Moored at Paradise Resort, Taveuni.

Wind 13 E, Sea 1 m SE, Bar 1019 rising, Clouds 30%, no precip last 12 hours, cool temps overnight 16c.

Thu Jul 13 7:15 2017 NZST
GPS: 16 45.794s 179 52.235e
Run: 2.2nm (4km)

Viani Bay, diving the walls off Taveuni daily!

Wind: 8 kts NE; Sea 1m SE; Cloud 10%, Bar 1014

Mon Jul 10 7:00 2017 NZST
GPS: 16 44.97s 179 53.994e
Weather: Wind: 14kts SSW; Sea: 1.25m SE; Bar:1015 steady; Clouds: 70%;

Diving the reefs between Viani Bay & Taveuni this morning. Anchored in Viani Bay, Vanua Levu. Wind: 14kts SSW; Sea: 1.25m SE; Bar:1015 steady; Clouds: 70%;

Fri Jun 30 7:00 2017 NZST
GPS: 16 44.992s 179 53.985e
Run: 40.7nm (73.7km)
Weather: Win

d: 30/06/17 06:49 UTC Anchored in Viani Bay next to s/v Blow'in Bubbles. Beautiful cool calm morning here in the bay, sunrise on the misty mountain top of Teveuni in the distance.

Wind: 8kts SE; Sea: 1m SSE; Bar:1015 steady; Clouds 50%; no precip. Temp 22c

Thu Jun 29 6:57 2017 NZST
100%; light rain showers in the area. Temp 23C
GPS: 16 48.668s 179 17.238e
Run: 4nm (7.2km)
Weather: Win

d: 29/06/17 06:50 UTC Anchored at the Cousteau Resort, Vanua Levu. We'll be underway for Viani Bay within the hour. Wind: 12kt SE; Sea: 1m SSE; Bar: 1016 steady; Clouds: 100%; light rain showers in the area. Temp 23C

Sat Jun 24 7:06 2017 NZST
GPS: 16 46.641s 179 20.130e
Weather: Win

d: 24/06/17 06:59 UTC Moored in Savusavu. Still provisioning. Beautiful calm morning no rain last 36 hours. Glassy bay. Wind: 1kt SE; Sea calm; Bar; 1011 -1; Clouds 65%; No precip last 36 hours.

Sat Jun 17 7:24 2017 NZST
GPS: 16 46.648s 179 20.120e
Run: 37.5nm (67.9km)

Anchored in Savusavu. Beautiful clam morning on absolute glass on the river. Wind less than one knot.

Wed Jun 14 6:51 2017 NZST
GPS: 16 45.086s 179 54.089e
Run: 82.8nm (149.9km)
Avg: 3.5knts
24hr: 82.8nm

Anchored Safely in Viani Bay last night, heading around to Savusavu after sunrise.

Tue Jun 13 6:51 2017 NZST
GPS: 15 36.591s 179 43.162w
Run: 125.1nm (226.4km)
Avg: 5.2knts
24hr: 125.9nm
Weather: win

d: 13/06/17 06:33 UTC Just north & east of Cikobia Island, Fiji. Heading for Rabi and Somosomo Channels to Savusavu. Sailing under 50% furled genoa & single reef main. Seas 2m with random sets 4m last night. WET. All is well on board.

wind: 20.5kts ESE; Sea; 2m SE; Bar: 1017; Clouds 85%, vis 10nm; no rain

Mon Jun 12 7:00 2017 NZST
GPS: 13 48s 179 43.902w
Run: 131.8nm (238.6km)
Avg: 5.5knts
24hr: 132.9nm
Weather: Win

d: 12/06/17 06:50 UTC On a heading to approach the Somosomo Straits from the NE. 125nm to Somosomo Strait.

Sun Jun 11 7:12 2017 NZST
GPS: 11 57.678s 179 44.847e
Run: 129nm (233.5km)
Avg: 5.3knts
24hr: 127.1nm
Weather: Win

d: 11/06/17 07:02 UTC Motorsailing with very light winds. Calm seas, nearly cloudless skies. Brilliant full moon last two nights. Boated a tuna each of last two days. Sashimi!

Sat Jun 10 6:51 2017 NZST
GPS: 10 07.867s 179 22.374e
Run: 111.1nm (201.1km)
Avg: 5.4knts
24hr: 129.5nm
Weather: Win

d: 10/06/17 06:38 UTC Underway for SavuSavu, Motorsailing, calm seas. Spectacular full moon set and sunrise this morning on a glassy sea.

Fri Jun 9 10:15 2017 NZST
GPS: 8 32.02984S 179 11.26705E
Run: 0.8nm (1.4km)

Departing Funafuti this morning for SavuSavu.

Thu Jun 8 6:51 2017 NZST
GPS: 8 31.369s 179 11.466e
Weather: Win

d: 08/06/17 06:43 UTC Anchored Funafuti, fueled up and ready for departure to Savu Savu tomorrow.

Wed Jun 7 7:27 2017 NZST
GPS: 8 31.372s 179 11.463e
Run: 17.6nm (31.9km)
Weather: Win

d: 07/06/17 07:16 UTC Anchored Funafuti, only yacht in Tuvalu. Quite hot ashore, bay is glassy calm. Fueling today, then ready to proceed Wallis or Suva Suva with any suitable wind.

Tue Jun 6 6:57 2017 NZST
GPS: 08 19.410s 179 01.825e
Run: 113.3nm (205.1km)
Avg: 4.7knts
24hr: 113.3nm
Weather: Win

d: 06/06/17 06:48 UTC Slowly motoring to time the entrance to North Funafuti Pass. 6nm out. Seas calm, 1/2 hour after sunrise, winds very light. Slack tide in 30 mins. All is well on board.

Mon Jun 5 6:57 2017 NZST
GPS: 06 56.672s 178 08.175e
Run: 141.7nm (256.5km)
Avg: 6knts
24hr: 144.1nm
Weather: Win

d: 05/06/17 06:44 UTC Beautiful, warm, sunny day, seas flat, winds under 10kts. Motorsailing. 100nm to run to Funafuti.

Sun Jun 4 7:21 2017 NZST
GPS: 05 11.283s 177 04.295e
Run: 126.8nm (229.5km)
Avg: 5.2knts
24hr: 125.2nm
Weather: Win

d: 04/06/17 06:51 UTC 220nm to Funafuti. Sky 90% overcast. Very widely scattered low-energy squalls in the area. Sea less than a meter. Winds have slowly clocked 360+ in the last 24 hours. All is well on board.

Sat Jun 3 7:03 2017 NZST
GPS: 03 48s 175 52.083e
Run: 127.7nm (231.1km)
Avg: 5.3knts
24hr: 127.4nm
Weather: Win

d: 03/06/17 06:53 UTC Overcast, broad area of rain ahead. We'll try to pick our way thru, although we do need a good rinse.

Fri Jun 2 7:00 2017 NZST
GPS: 02 12.881s 174 55.068e
Run: 148.6nm (269km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 149.2nm
Weather: Win

d: 02/06/17 06:49 UTC Yes, we have been able to hear GHR, not sure they could hear us w/o a relay. Winds light after 0300, flat seas, clear, warm & sunny day. Beautiful sunrise.

Thu Jun 1 7:06 2017 NZST
GPS: 00 13.293s 174 06.574e
Run: 167.2nm (302.6km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 168.3nm
Weather: Win

d: 01/06/17 06:50 UTC New Destination: FunaFuti. Winds picked up overnight. Still in night sail mode: 1 reef main. We would like to get the most SEasting before it lightens up further south. Few scattered low energy squalls in the area, with little moisture. Another warm sunny day!

Wed May 31 7:15 2017 NZST
GPS: 01 46.260n 172 44.201e
Run: 155.6nm (281.6km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 155.3nm
Weather: Wind 7.5kts ENE; Sea calm; Bar 1009; Clouds 10%; Vis 20nm

Light winds, calm seas, clear sunny skies. Motorsailing off & on with genoa & main lightly pulling. We are in the lee of Tarawa Atoll now. On course for the Tarawa Main Channel marker less than 20nm. Good chance we will bypass Tarawa and press on to Tuvalu.

Tue May 30 7:12 2017 NZST
GPS: 03 55.11n 172 03.505e
Run: 133.5nm (241.6km)
Avg: 5.6knts
24hr: 134.6nm
Weather: Win

d: 30/05/17 07:02 UTC Calm & slow night, wind speeds under 8kts for 8 hours. Back to speed now. Full Genoa & 1 reef main. All is well on board, meet lines in the water at sunrise.

Mon May 29 7:24 2017 NZST
GPS: 05 47.872n 171 36.608e
Run: 155.1nm (280.7km)
Avg: 9.2knts
24hr: 219.6nm
Weather: Win

d: 29/05/17 07:16 UTC South bound from Majuro. Hot and sunny light breeze. Thinking of changing headsail to code zero.

Sun May 28 14:27 2017 NZST
GPS: 08 00.75n 171 14.87e
Run: 61.3nm (111km)
Weather: Win

d: 28/05/17 14:14 UTC Departing Majuro for Fiji, heading generally SE towards Kiribati. Lovely day. Fishing lines out yahoo are biting.

Mon May 8 7:27 2017 NZST
GPS: 07 07.688n 171 18.566e
Weather: Bar: 1010; Win

d: 08/05/17 07:18 UTC Preparing to depart Amamenot Island for Majuro harbour. Beautiful day!

Fri Apr 28 8:57 2017 NZST
GPS: 07 07.685n 171 18.568e
Run: 72.3nm (130.9km)
Avg: 2.9knts
24hr: 70.7nm
Weather: Bar 1011; Wind 15 ENE; Seas 2m ENE; Clouds 15% Cumulus, Vis 15mn

Back in Majuro Atoll, moored at beautiful Anemwanot island.

Thu Apr 27 8:24 2017 NZST
GPS: 07 22.364n 170 17.043e
Run: 120.8nm (218.6km)
Avg: 4.8knts
24hr: 115.5nm
Weather: Bar 1010; Wind 20-22 g25 ENE, Sea 1.75m ENE, Clouds 10% scattered cumulus; Vis 15mn

40nm to run to Majuro Pass. Motorsailing.

Wed Apr 26 7:18 2017 NZST
GPS: 08 05.246n 168 40.471e
Run: 80nm (144.8km)
Weather: Bar 1011; Wind ENE 17 g20; Seas 1m ENE, Clouds 5% cirrus; Vis 20nm

Underway Kwajalein to Majuro.

Sun Apr 16 8:06 2017 NZST
GPS: 08 46.642n 167 44.141e
Run: 39.5nm (71.5km)
Weather: Wind 18 ENE; Sea 1.75m NE; Bar 1009; Clouds 10%; Vis 20nm

Anchored Ebeye Island, Kwajalein Atoll.

Sat Apr 15 9:12 2017 NZST
GPS: 09 17.70n 167 29.510e
Run: 6.9nm (12.5km)
Weather: Wind 16-g20 ENE; Sea: .25m; Bar 1011 +1, Clouds 5%, Vis unlimited;

Enroute Roi-Numur to Ebeye Island inside the Kwajalein Lagoon. 30 miles of reach on flat water, beautiful sunny day. Week four with no measurable rain in the North Marshals.

Thu Apr 13 7:45 2017 NZST
GPS: 09 23.609n 167 28.288e
Run: 3.3nm (6km)

Anchored at Roi Namur, Kwajalein, the US Radar/Missile test facility.

Wed Apr 12 7:18 2017 NZST
GPS: 09 24.916n 167 25.738e
Run: 126.4nm (228.8km)
Weather: Bar 1010; Wind 17NE; Sea 1.25m ENE; Clouds 5%; Vis 25nm

3nm from the the North Pass of Kwajalein Atoll. Massive radar dishes & Airport visible on Roi Manur Island.

Sun Apr 9 9:30 2017 NZST
GPS: 11 09.945n 166 53.534e
Run: 8.8nm (15.9km)
Weather: Bar 1010; Wind 16E; Sea 2m ENE; Clouds 5%; Vis 25NM;

Anchored Rongelap Island, Rongelap Atoll

Fri Apr 7 8:03 2017 NZST
GPS: 11 17.585n 166 53.337e
Run: 10.4nm (18.8km)

Anchored at Eniaetok Island, Rongelap Atoll. Yet another deserted beautiful island.

Tue Apr 4 8:33 2017 NZST
GPS: 11 23.151n 167 00.566e
Run: 31.2nm (56.5km)
Weather: Bar 1011; Wind 17 ENE; Sea 3m NE; Clouds 50%; Squalls passing to the south.

Arrived Rongelap Atoll yesterday pm. Pleasant downwind/wave sail from Rongerik with 20-24kt winds and 3m swells. Anchored at Labavedj Island, just north of the NE Pass. This is as far north as we will go this season, turning south from here.

Mon Apr 3 9:00 2017 NZST
GPS: 11 22.815n 167 28.175e
Run: 2.4nm (4.3km)
Weather: Bar: 1012; Win

d: 03/04/17 08:51 UTC Underway Rongerik Atoll to Rongelap Atoll. 25nm to run

Fri Mar 31 9:54 2017 NZDT
GPS: 11 23.330n 167 30.236e
Run: 34.3nm (62.1km)

Anchored Rongerik Atoll. It is a gorgeous and wild place, totally uninhabited. Not a light or dwelling in sight.

Thu Mar 30 8:33 2017 NZDT
1.25m NE, Clouds: 10%
GPS: 11 05.709n 167 54.729e
Run: 145.3nm (263km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 151.9nm
Weather: Bar: 1012, W: 13-16 ENE, Wave

sp: 6.2 28mn to run for Rongerik Atoll

Wed Mar 29 9:36 2017 NZDT
GPS: 10 27.251n 169 57.040e
Run: 14nm (25.3km)

Anchored Kaven Islet, Ailuk Atoll, preparing to depart for Rongerik Atoll this morning.

Sat Mar 25 10:03 2017 NZDT
GPS: 10 15.25n 169 58.79e
Run: 18.1nm (32.8km)

Anchored safely at Uriga Island, Ailuk Atoll. Arrived yesterday morning.

Fri Mar 24 8:33 2017 NZDT
GPS: 10 18.040n 169 43.111e
Run: 67.8nm (122.7km)

Heading for Ailuk Atoll, Marshall Islands. Sun is now up, just tacked east direct to the pass. 10nm to the pass.

Fri Mar 17 10:51 2017 NZDT
GPS: 9 27.48n 170 13.765e
Run: 9.4nm (17km)

Anchored at Wotje Island, Wojte Atoll, just off the old Japanese Sea Plane Ramp.

Thu Mar 16 8:24 2017 NZDT
GPS: 09 23.713n 170 06.418e
Run: 84.8nm (153.5km)

Just entering Wotje Atoll Pass. Beautiful Sunrise!

Sun Mar 12 9:09 2017 NZDT
GPS: 8 45.912n 171 10.352e
Run: 5.4nm (9.8km)

Anchored Ollot Island, Maloelap Atoll.

Wed Mar 8 10:00 2017 NZDT
GPS: 08 42.199n 171 13.309e
Run: 10.6nm (19.2km)

Anchored off Taroa, Maleolap Atoll.

Fri Mar 3 10:57 2017 NZDT
GPS: 8 49.86n 171 18.52e
Run: 39.7nm (71.9km)

We are anchored off Airik Island in the south Maleolap Atoll. Hot and Sunny with crystal clear water, can easily see the anchor in 12m.

Thu Mar 2 8:27 2017 NZDT
GPS: 08 24.00n 170 55.460e
Run: 91.8nm (166.2km)

We are in the channel between Aur and Maloelap atolls, 13 miles to the Maloelap south pass.

Tue Feb 28 10:06 2017 NZDT
GPS: 07 07.673n 171 18.584e
Run: 4.7nm (8.5km)

Moored at beautiful Anemwanot. Nice wreck dive here at these coordinates and deserted white sand beaches. Preparing to depart for the Maleolap Atoll tonight.

Sun Jan 22 12:09 2017 NZDT
GPS: 07 06.204n 171 22.415e
Run: 25.2nm (45.6km)

Moored Majuro, Marshal Islands, arrived safely yesterday afternoon. Hugh lagoon!

Sat Jan 21 8:42 2017 NZDT
GPS: 06 44.5n 171 25.329e
Run: 185.6nm (335.9km)
Avg: 7.9knts
24hr: 189.1nm
Weather: wind 26kts ene, seas ene 1.7m, Bar 1010, clouds 20%.

20 nm to run to eastern tip of Majuro Atoll. 50% Genoa & 1 reef in main. Easterly seas confused swells under 2m. Caught a tuna! shashimi dinner last night. Cats too!

Fri Jan 20 9:09 2017 NZDT
GPS: 04 04n 171 10.702e
Run: 153.8nm (278.4km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 150.7nm

On a direct course to Majuro. Reaching in easterly trades which finally filled in 2 hours ago. Beautiful day!

Thu Jan 19 8:39 2017 NZDT
GPS: 02 15.751n 172 29.00e
Run: 69.3nm (125.4km)

Departed Tarawa for Majuro, Marshal Islands.

Mon Jan 9 9:39 2017 NZDT
GPS: 01 21.893n 172 55.745e
Run: 24nm (43.4km)

Anchored and Cleared into Tarawa yesterday AM. Going exploring today.

Sun Jan 8 8:21 2017 NZDT
GPS: 01 24n 172 35e
Run: 144.3nm (261.2km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 146.7nm

Arrived Tarawa, standing off waiting for sunrise/ good light to approach the entrance.

Sat Jan 7 8:45 2017 NZDT
GPS: 00 26s 173 35e
Run: 4.1nm (7.4km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 164nm

Slowing down to time our arrival Tarawa in good light tomorrow AM. Crossing the Equator in a few minutes. Will celebrate with a Cafe au Lait. Cheers! (Resend)

Sat Jan 7 8:09 2017 NZDT
GPS: 00 28.78s 173 37.262e
Run: 170nm (307.7km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 170.7nm
Weather: Win

d: 07/01/17 06:54 UTC Slowing down to arrive Tarawa in good light AM tomorrow. Crossing the Equator in a few minutes will celebrate with a cafe au lait.

Fri Jan 6 8:15 2017 NZDT
GPS: 02 40s 174 44.9e
Run: 151.8nm (274.8km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 151.8nm
Weather: Win

d: 06/01/17 06:55 UTC In Kiribati waters now. 270nm to run to Tarawa. Winds out of the east, seas flat, sunny day, lines in the water.

Thu Jan 5 8:15 2017 NZDT
GPS: 04 38.350s 175 43e
Run: 153.3nm (277.5km)
Avg: 7.2knts
24hr: 171.9nm
Weather: Wind 17nne, sea 1.5m ne, bar 1007, clouds 10%, vis 25nm, temp 32c

Enroute Nukufetau to Tarawa

Wed Jan 4 10:51 2017 NZDT
GPS: 06 25s 177 03e
Run: 136.5nm (247.1km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 166.7nm
Weather: Wind 17NNE, Sea 1m NE, Bar 1006 +1, Clouds 20%

Enroute from Nukufetau to Tarawa.

Tue Jan 3 15:12 2017 NZDT
GPS: 07 57.500s 178 17.600e
Run: 4.2nm (7.6km)

Departed Nukufetau, Tuvalu @ 13:00, heading for Tarawa, Kiribati. Possible intermediate stop at Nanumea, Tuvalu.

Mon Dec 26 11:48 2016 NZDT
GPS: 07 59.529s 178 20.654e
Run: 11.6nm (21km)
Weather: Win

d: 26/12/16 10:11 UTC Happy Boxing Day. Arrived Christmas morning here at beautiful Nukutefau Atoll, Tuvalu. Great Christmas celebration last night with s/v White Hawk.

Sun Dec 25 7:57 2016 NZDT
calm, bar: 1008 +1, Clouds 90%, Vis: 15nm
GPS: 08 09s 178 24e
Run: 60nm (108.6km)
Weather: wind 5knts-variable, sea


Fri Dec 23 8:24 2016 NZDT
GPS: 08 31.443s 179 11.488e
Run: 50.3nm (91km)

Arrived yesterday afternoon. Anchored in Funafuti, Tuvalu, off the town seaside park, which is all decked out for this week's Christmas events. Beautiful lights and local music last night.

Thu Dec 22 6:57 2016 NZDT
GPS: 08 56s 179 48e
Run: 158.6nm (287.1km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 156.7nm
Weather: Win

d: 22/12/16 05:42 UTC Motor-sailing in flat sea, 48nm to SE pass of Funafuti. Crossed the 180th meridian, we are now EAST. A glass of bubbly later to celebrate!

Wed Dec 21 6:40 2016 NZDT
GPS: 09 55.650s 178 06.185w
Run: 146.6nm (265.3km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 146.8nm
Weather: Wind 14kts NNW, Sea .05m NNW, Bar 1008, clouds 40%

180nm to run to Funafuti, Tuvalu

Tue Dec 20 6:42 2016 NZDT
GPS: 10 50.500s 176 09.400w
Run: 153.1nm (277.1km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 148.5nm
Weather: Win

d: 20/12/16 07:15 GMT+1400 Light winds, calm seas, sailing and motor sailing.

Mon Dec 19 5:57 2016 NZDT
GPS: 11 41s 174 04w
Run: 159.7nm (289.1km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 155.5nm
Weather: Wind 4.3knts WNW, Swell .5m WNW, 80% clouds, Bar 1008 rising. 31C

Motor Sailing on calm seas heading for Funafuti, Tuvalu

Sun Dec 18 5:18 2016 NZDT
GPS: 12 34s 171 53w
Run: 87.5nm (158.4km)

Underway Apia to Funafuti

Thu Dec 8 6:55 2016 NZDT
GPS: 13 49.652S 171 45.576W
Run: 20.7nm (37.5km)

In the Apia Marina.

Thu Dec 8 6:53 2016 NZDT
No position sent.

Wed Dec 7 6:57 2016 NZDT
GPS: 13 52.845s 171 27.345w
Run: 58.9nm (106.6km)
Avg: 4.8knts
24hr: 114nm

Sailing along North Coast of Western Samoa 15 miles to Apia.

Tue Dec 6 18:33 2016 NZDT
GPS: 14 16.505s 170 40.651w
Run: 1.3nm (2.4km)

Departing Pago Pago for Apia

Tue Nov 29 15:32 2016 NZDT
GPS: 14 16.363S 170 41.840W
Run: 27.9nm (50.5km)

Anchored in Pago Pago Harbor.

Sun Nov 27 7:19 2016 NZDT
GPS: 14 38s 170 53w
Run: 159.2nm (288.2km)
Avg: 1061.3knts
24hr: 25472nm

Approaching Pago Pago Harbor Entrance. 20nm to run.

Sun Nov 27 7:10 2016 NZDT
GPS: 16 24s 172 25w
Run: 177.4nm (321.1km)
Avg: 7.2knts
24hr: 172.3nm

Enroute from Neiafu to Pago Pago.

Sat Nov 26 6:27 2016 NZDT
GPS: 18 25.02471S 174 04.750W
Run: 19.9nm (36km)

Outbound Vava'u for Pago Pago

Fri Nov 18 13:03 2016 NZDT
GPS: 18 42.05s 174 01.77w

Moored in Port Maurelle

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