SwiftSure

SwiftSure

Tue Oct 16 9:04 2018 NZDT
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 1201.3nm (2174.4km)
Avg: 2.8knts
24hr: 66.6nm
7 7.442n 171 18.04w
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
Run: 14.6nm (26.4km)
08 42.304n 171 13.343e
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
Run: 95nm (172km)
08 29.788n 171 11.165e
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
Run: 4.3nm (7.8km)
07 07.658N 171 18.592E
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
Run: 0.6nm (1.1km)
07 06N 171 22E
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
Run: 51.9nm (93.9km)
7 06.267n 171 22.403e

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
Speed: warmknts
Run: 135.6nm (245.4km)
Avg: 5.7knts
24hr: 136.7nm
07 20.54n 170 39.37e
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
Speed: 6.8knts
Run: 86.2nm (156km)
08 15.160n 168 54.070e
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
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
Run: 49.3nm (89.2km)
08 43.820n 167 44.166e

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
Speed: very warmknts
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
Run: 10.4nm (18.8km)
09 23.609n 167 28.275e
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
Speed: 7.2knts
Run: 124.5nm (225.3km)
Avg: 7.7knts
24hr: 183.9nm
09 31n 167 23e
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
Speed: 8.7knts
Run: 2.2nm (4km)
11 11.33n 166 42.146e
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
Run: 14.3nm (25.9km)
11 13.028n 166 41.253e
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
Run: 17.2nm (31.1km)
11 09.896n 166 53.529e
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
Run: 33nm (59.7km)
11 23.148n 167 00.564e

Anchored Laboredj Island on Rongelap Atoll.

Wed Mar 21 11:24 2018 NZDT
Speed: 6.8knts
Run: 14.2nm (25.7km)
11 23.02n 167 29.81e
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
Speed: air 28c sea 29c, trace rain last 24hknts
Run: 140.8nm (254.8km)
Avg: 7.8knts
24hr: 188.3nm
11 11.750n 167 34.910e
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
Speed: 7.0knts
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
Run: 9.8nm (17.7km)
09 55.444n 169 12.027e
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
Speed: sundowners!knts
Run: 41.9nm (75.8km)
09 49.585n 169 18.295e

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
Speed: 7.9knts
Run: 25.3nm (45.8km)
09 27.329n 169 47.500e
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
Run: 8.3nm (15km)
09 32.901n 170 09.029e
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
Run: 69.7nm (126.2km)
09 27.48n 170 13.82e
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
Speed: 5.2knts
Run: 15.7nm (28.4km)
08 51.256n 171 02.9541e
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
Run: 21.8nm (39.5km)
08 42.249n 171 13.345e
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
Speed: 8.2knts
Run: 93.8nm (169.8km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 166.8nm
08 31.592n 170 57.507e
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
Speed: 7.8knts
Run: 6.7nm (12.1km)
07 11.38n 171 11.66e
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
Run: 2.3nm (4.2km)
7 08.865n 171 16.936e
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
Run: 4.7nm (8.5km)
07 07.687n 171 18.570e
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.

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