Ta-b

Ta-b

Sat Nov 11 12:03 2017 NZDT
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Ta-b on her way to Australia


Tue Jul 25 7:39 2017 NZST
Speed: 7knts
Run: 66nm (119.5km)
Avg: 7.6knts
24hr: 183.1nm
15 25S 168 08E
Weather: 90%cc, 22SE

passing trhough the eastern islands of Vanuatu (Maewo and penetecost I think) on their way to Luganville


Mon Jul 24 23:00 2017 NZST
Speed: 7.5knts
Run: 122.8nm (222.3km)
Avg: 7.9knts
24hr: 190.4nm
15 33.454s 169 6.771e
Weather: 22knts SE 2m swell 50% cloud cover

Another great day of sailing, sunny skies and making good speed. Hope to be at pass for Santos sunrise tomorrow. Currently it is 2300 hrs Monday.


Mon Jul 24 7:31 2017 NZST
Speed: 7.5knts
Run: 65.4nm (118.4km)
Avg: 7.8knts
24hr: 186.4nm
15 51S 170 56E
Weather: 25SE, 2.5 se swell,

terrific sail and will be thru the pass tomorrow morning


Sun Jul 23 23:06 2017 NZST
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 182nm (329.4km)
Avg: 7.7knts
24hr: 184.3nm
15 58.108s 171 54.586e
Weather: 21knts ESE 1.5m swell 70% cloud cover

After 24 hrs we took down parasail this morning when wind got up to 25 knots. Job went smoothly and we are now trucking along nicely towards Santos. Currently 2300 hrs Sunday.


Sat Jul 22 23:24 2017 NZST
Speed: 5.0knts
Run: 70.5nm (127.6km)
Avg: 4.4knts
24hr: 106.6nm
16 17.009s 174 37.893e
Weather: 15knts ESE 0.5m swell 0% cloud cover

Put out Big Red our parasail this morning. A slow mellow day with not a lot of wind although thankfully it is beginning to increase and the weather forecast looks good for the rest of our trip. No fish caught today, only a stupid bird. Thankfully we were able to untangle him. He seemed fine, although a tad angry, as he flew off.


Sat Jul 22 7:31 2017 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 2307.6nm (4176.8km)
Avg: 298.7knts
24hr: 7169.5nm
16 31S 175 40E
Weather: 15NE

on passage Fiji to Espiritu Santo


Fri Jul 21 23:48 2017 NZST
Speed: 5.7knts
Run: 2507.9nm (4539.3km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 163.7nm
16 52.087e 176 08.612e
Weather: 14knts NE 0.5m swell 0% cloud cover

On our way to Vanuatu. Caught a large tuna this morning, so fresh ceviche and seared tuna on the menu. Have had a good trip so far with some great sailing.


Thu Jul 6 16:09 2017 NZST
Speed: 5.3knts
Run: 12.8nm (23.2km)
19 03.950s 178 43.828w
Weather: 16knts E 1m swell 60% cloud cover

We are sad to leave beautiful Fulaga, as well as wonderful old and new friends, but it is time to move on. Two weeks was not enough. We are heading west to spend a month in Vanuatu, will check out in Lautoka


Sun Jun 25 11:24 2017 NZST
Speed: 0.0knts
Run: 139.1nm (251.8km)
19 08.312s 178 33.043w
Weather: 8knts SE 0m swell 80% cloud cover

Waiting for the right weather paid off. Had a perfect overnight sail down from Vanuabalavu to Fulaga. Even arrived at planned time to navigate the pass, not for the faint hearted even then. Looking forward to exploring what looks to be a spectacular area. Hope to be here two weeks.


Tue Jun 13 7:57 2017 NZST
Speed: 0.0knts
Run: 72nm (130.3km)
017 10.549s 179 01.03w
Weather: 12 knots at anchor 50% cloud cover

Fabulous overnight sail to Vanua Balavu in mill pond conditions, but enough wind to sail in 6 knots at 4 knots over the ground. Will the full moon it was magic. Will be here for a while before heading south. Stunning area.


Sat Jun 10 13:18 2017 NZST
Run: 43.6nm (78.9km)
16 44.802S 179 59.402E

Gorgeous day. On our way to Vanua Balavu in Lau Group. Viani Bay was beautiful, wonderful community, stunning sunsets and rainbow reef on the doorstep. It was hard to leave, but weather window beckons.


Tue Jun 6 15:33 2017 NZST
Speed: 0.0knts
Weather: 10 knots 0.5m SE swell just had rain shower, sun around the corner

1500 hrs 6 June. Instead of plan A to head to Viani Bay, we opted for plan B and had a great sail to Koro Island. Got to love the weather. Now anchored just off Black Reef and have the bay to ourselves, perfect. Not sure how long we will stay, may grab a weather window and head to Taveuni in the next few days. Slowly making our way east towards the Lau Islands.


Sun May 28 18:39 2017 NZST
Speed: 0.0knts
Run: 610nm (1104.1km)
Avg: 4.1knts
24hr: 99.5nm
16 46.658s 179 19.94e
Weather: 6 knots E calm

28 May arrived safely this morning in Savu Savu. Fabulous to be back in the islands, beautiful sunset this evening. Will be checking in tomorrow morning before moving onto outer islands for chill time.


Thu May 25 6:54 2017 NZST
Speed: 3.6knts
Weather: 14 knots E confused swell 2.5m lovely sunrise 50% cloud

0600 hrs 25 May. Have had quite the sporty ride, but the seas and wind seem to be settling down. Have been on bare poles and a hankie of a geni for the last few days. Now taking it slow so not to arrive at the weekend. Time to do some fishing.


Mon May 22 15:30 2017 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 197.6nm (357.7km)
Avg: 8.4knts
24hr: 201.8nm
024 52.971s 175 35.53e
Weather: 25 knots E swell 4m confused 100% cloud cover

1500 hrs 22 May. We are over half way to Fiji, Savu Savu with approx. 525nm to go. Getting warmer, but cloudy, windy and rough. Very confused seas, but we are doing well. Wind down to 25 knots from the east, as are the waves at 4 meters. Three reefs and a hanky of a genni out.


Sun May 21 16:00 2017 NZST
Speed: 8.0knts
Run: 330.7nm (598.6km)
Avg: 13.6knts
24hr: 327.3nm
027 44.259s 175 24.67e
Weather: 22 knots ESE swell 3m confused 100% cloud cover

Ta-b loves this kind of sailing, she may not be very fast, but she is certainly comfortable. Have covered approx 450 nm. Wind now 20-22 knots at 1600 hrs 20 May. Swells up to 3.5 meters, but easing.


Sat May 20 15:45 2017 NZST
Speed: 6.0knts
Run: 199.6nm (361.3km)
032 26.000s 174 21.100e
Weather: 13.5 knots SSW swell 1-2m from sw 90% cloud cover

Left BOIs at 1700 hrs 18 May and have had a great first 24 hours at sea. Ta-b covered 170 nm with winds mostly 15-20 knots, slightly sloppy, but no big swells. 1700 hrs 19 May wind now dropping.


Great to see you are fit and healthy and underway. Safe sailing. Have fun.
Fri May 5 11:40 2017 NZST
Run: 103nm (186.4km)
35 18.9S 174 07.2E

Enjoying our last days in sunny Opua


Wed Nov 2 7:27 2016 NZDT
Speed: 6.0knts
Run: 162.4nm (293.9km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 162.1nm
33 51s 173 47e
Weather: 20kts NE 2m swell from NE 100% cloud, 1013

  Having a great downwind sail, Ta-b riding along nice and smooth. Looking forward to getting into Opua tonight. 77 miles to Opua as of 0700 2/11.


Tue Nov 1 7:24 2016 NZDT
Speed: 3.8knts
Run: 301.4nm (545.5km)
Avg: 12.6knts
24hr: 302.7nm
31 30s 173 45e
Weather: 5kts N-NE very fickle 1.5m swell from SE 10% cloud, 1018

  Where is the heater on this boat? Freezing out here. Otherwise all is well and NZ is slowly getting closer, although current is on our nose. 216 miles to Opua as of 0730 1/11. White Rabbits


Mon Oct 31 7:30 2016 NZDT
Speed: 6.6knts
Run: 95nm (172km)
Avg: 4.2knts
24hr: 100.4nm
27 19s 175 10e
Weather: 15kts ESE 2.0m swell from SE confused sea 80% cloud, 1017

  All well on Ta-b. Bumpy old ride at the moment, but trucking along well. 348 miles to Opua as of 0730 31/10. Happy Halloween


Sun Oct 30 8:46 2016 NZDT
Speed: 5.4knts
Run: 3.1nm (5.6km)
Avg: 2.6knts
24hr: 63nm
27 43S 176 39E
Weather: 7SE, 50%cc

Sun Oct 30 7:36 2016 NZDT
Speed: 6.2knts
Run: 173.2nm (313.5km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 170.4nm
27 41s 176 41e
Weather: 10.5kts ESE 1.0m swell from SE 20% cloud, 1017

  All well on Ta-b. Lovely mellow sailing and over half way there. 445 miles to Opua as of 0700 30/10


Sat Oct 29 7:12 2016 NZDT
Speed: 4.8knts
Run: 166.9nm (302.1km)
Avg: 7.4knts
24hr: 178nm
26 12s 178 57e
Weather: 8.5kts SSE 1.0m swell from SE 50% cloud, 1014

  Happy campers on Ta-b. Sailing has been great and we making good way over the ground. miles to Opua as of 0700 29/10


Fri Oct 28 8:42 2016 NZDT
Speed: 7.6knts
Run: 246.9nm (446.9km)
Avg: 19.8knts
24hr: 475.9nm
24 32S 179 07W
Weather: 14SE, 20%cc

Thu Oct 27 20:15 2016 NZDT
Speed: 7.7knts
Run: 134.9nm (244.2km)
Avg: 12.3knts
24hr: 295.5nm
23 34s 175 21w
Weather: 14.5kts ESE 1.5m swell from SE 100% cloud, 1014

  All is well.  Sloppy day, but have made great mileage. 790 miles to Opua at 2000 hrs


Thu Oct 27 9:17 2016 NZDT
Speed: 7knts
Run: 107nm (193.7km)
Avg: 7.8knts
24hr: 187.6nm
22 35S 177 11W
Weather: 15NE, 95%cc

Wed Oct 26 19:36 2016 NZDT
Speed: 6.2knts
Run: 57.3nm (103.7km)
Avg: 10.2knts
24hr: 243.8nm
21 39s 175 51w
Weather: 10kts ESE 1.5m swell from SE 100% cloud, 1013

  All is well.  Great to be on our way to New Zealand.  960 miles to Opua


Wed Oct 26 13:57 2016 NZDT
Run: 109.1nm (197.5km)
21 07.5126s 175 09.6931w
Weather: Wind is 7.5 knots SE, 25C, 100%cc

hope we will get more wind once we are away from land. They think 25C is cold. Wait till they get to NZ!


Fri Oct 21 8:39 2016 NZDT
Run: 52.6nm (95.2km)
19 45s 174 20w
Weather: lovely sunny day

Thu Oct 20 8:32 2016 NZDT
Speed: 8.5knts
Run: 27.3nm (49.4km)
19 00S 174 12W
Weather: 20e, 2m swell

on passage Vavauu to Hapaais. They left at 4am and are making good time to get there in good light.


Tue Oct 11 8:47 2016 NZDT
18 39.80s 173 58.93w
Weather: Raining, 2.5 knots of wind from 055 m

On mooring buoy, moving onto explore islands when weather improves


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