Tamariki

Tamariki

Fri May 24 11:57 2019 NZST
Speed:
4.5 knts
knts
Run: 103.7nm (187.7km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 141.4nm
40 27S 172 54E
Weather: Wind S 4 kn, sky clear, baro 1022 steady, swell 0, sea flat calm.

Sailed fast all night in S wind 12 to 15. SW swell minimal. Roger got the Moro bar for spotting Farewell light at 0515 and then land at 0630. Have to sail/motor slowly across Tasman Bay so we arrive at Queen Charlotte sound entrance at dawn for Saturday arrival Picton. Its a nonsense to have to sail past Nelson to clear in. The Nelson staff have to drive to Picton to clear us. All well on board.


Thu May 23 18:21 2019 NZST
Speed:
6 knts
knts
Run: 176.2nm (318.9km)
Avg: 7.3knts
24hr: 174nm
40 04S 171 00E
Weather: Wind S 12 to 15 kn 60% cloud, baro 1024 steady, swell SW minimal, sea S about 0.5m.

Sailing well all day in S wind 12 to 15. SW swell minimal. currently 85 mile to Farewell Spit. Might have to have to heave too in Tasman Bay so we arrive at Queen Charlotte sound at dawn for Saturday arrival Picton. Will see NZ at dawn. All well on board. Spoke with Taupo Maritime Radio yesterday.


Wed May 22 18:03 2019 NZST
Speed:
5 knts sailing
knts
Run: 101.1nm (183km)
Avg: 4.6knts
24hr: 111nm
39 33S 167 45E
Weather: Wind W 6kn to 10kn. 60% cloud, baro 1024 rising, swell SW 1 m about 15 sec, sea flat.

motoring until 1230. W breeze 10 kn filled but now dropping. SW swell minimal. Looks like Saturday arrival Picton. All well on board. Having dificulty raising Taupo Maritime Radio


Tue May 21 20:12 2019 NZST
Speed:
6 knts motoring
knts
Run: 136.2nm (246.5km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 138.5nm
39 00S 166 00E
Weather: Wind W 4kn to 10kn. 50% cloud, baro 1023 steady, swell SW 3.5 to 4 m about 15 sec, sea S 0 m.

another slow day alternately motoring or trying to sail with little wind. SW swell still running but easing. All well on board. Having difficulty raising Taupo Maritime Radio


Belated birthday greetings Roger. I've been watching the weather forecasts and wondering how you're progressing.

Hope birthday was good. Look forward to being a welcome second port of stay
Mon May 20 20:36 2019 NZST
Speed:
6 knts motoring
knts
Run: 138nm (249.8km)
Avg: 5.6knts
24hr: 135.5nm
38 31S 163 33E
Weather: Wind S 4kn to 10kn. 50% cloud, baro 1023 rising, swell SW 3.5 to 4 m 12 to 15 sec, sea S 0.5 m.

slow day alternately motoring or trying to sail with little wind. SW swell still running but easing. Finally turned for Picton All well on board especially Roger as its his birthday.


I can see you've covered some serious water and it looks like you'll be in Picton by Friday with a bit of luck.

Sounds like less lovely conditions today. Happy Birthday first mate!
Sun May 19 20:09 2019 NZST
Speed:
5 knts
knts
Run: 160.4nm (290.3km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 168.1nm
38 28S 161 00E
Weather: S 8kn to 12kn. 80% cloud, baro 1022 steady, swell SW 2m 12 sec, sea S 0.5 m.

Very windy last night now dropping and veering slowly but will stay on 090 tonight. All well on board but boat rolling in SW swell when wind drops yugh.


Sat May 18 21:15 2019 NZST
Speed:
7 knts
knts
Run: 113.9nm (206.2km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 164.2nm
38 55S 158 05E
Weather: WSW 10 to 16. clear sky, baro 1022 steady, SW swell 2.5 12 sec, sea W 1 m.

Wind still backing so slowly changing towards 080 as wind shifts further. All well on board.


Sat May 18 4:36 2019 NZST
Speed:
5.5 knts
knts
Run: 53.8nm (97.4km)
Avg: 97.8knts
24hr: 2347.6nm
39 00S 155 58E
Weather: WSW 8 to 10 clear, baro 1022 steady, SW swell 1.5 12 sec, W sea minimal.

Wind shifting so gybed onto new course,will come to 080 as wind shifts further. All well on board.


Sat May 18 4:03 2019 NZST
Speed:
4.5 knts
knts
Run: 165.7nm (299.9km)
Avg: 5knts
24hr: 120.7nm
39 32S 155 14E
Weather: NW 15 to 20 kn during the day now NW 8kn, 50% cloud, baro 1022 steady, SW swell 2 to 3m 12 sec, NW sea 1 m at times.

GOOD wind all day sailing 6 to 8 kn, Cloud building to S. All well on board. Beef Curry for dinner tonight


It’s so good to see that you have hardly any swell. Good progress guys!
Thu May 16 19:06 2019 NZST
Speed:
6 knts
knts
Run: 151nm (273.3km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 160.7nm
40 35S 152 25E
Weather: N 8 kn, 80% cloud, baro 1022 rising, SW swell 2 to 3m 12 sec, sea calm..

no wind all day, been motoring. Cloud building to N. now sailing. All well on board.


Hi Roger, Reza and I are watching your progress daily. You've made lots of progress since Maya and I looked yesterday. Safe travels, Sarah
Wed May 15 20:33 2019 NZST
Speed:
5 knts
knts
Run: 134.8nm (244km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 151.5nm
41 20S 149 42E
Weather: W 4 kn, clear, baro 1020 rising, W swell 2.5 m 12 sec, sea calm..

no wind, motoring. Gorgeous sunset. All well on board. 1st of James chilly dinners tonight


Sounds idyllic. Missing Tamaraki from in front of SV Rhona H. Watching the rhumb line to see where you turn for Aotearoa. Fair winds. Julie & Charles
Tue May 14 23:12 2019 NZST
Speed:
6.7 knts
knts
Run: 26.1nm (47.2km)
42 46.5S 147 55.8E
Weather: W 10/15kn, clear, cold, baro 1013 steady, sea flat

depart Tasmania via Denison Canal for Picton. Gorgeous sunset. All well on board.


Tue May 14 23:12 2019 NZST
Speed:
7 knts
knts
Run: 24.9nm (45.1km)
43 01.2S 147 32.2E
Weather: W 10 cloudy, cold. baro 1013 mb rising

departed Hobart 0900 bound for Picton via Denison Canal at 1530 hr. Spirare just astern.


Tue May 7 22:03 2019 NZST
Speed:
0 knts
knts
Run: 57.4nm (103.9km)
43 10S 147 05.1E
Weather: NW 0 clear, cold

anchored Cygnet. Taking Roger on tiki tour while we wait for a weather window to depart for Picton


Fri May 3 23:03 2019 NZST
Speed:
0 knts
knts
Weather: NW 0 clear

on MAST mooring Port Arthur


Thu Apr 11 23:45 2019 NZST
Speed:
0 knts
knts
Run: 48.9nm (88.5km)
43 33.9S 146 5.0E
Weather: NW 0 clear

anchored in Coalbins Bay. Recherche Bay the southernmost protected anchorage in Tasmania


Tue Apr 9 12:06 2019 NZST
Speed:
0 knts
knts
Run: 45.9nm (83.1km)
43 20.3S 147 00.4E
Weather: NW 10/25 overcast with some rain

anchored behind Rabbit Island waiting for yet another front to pass


Tue Mar 19 22:39 2019 NZDT
Speed:
0 knts
knts
Run: 31.4nm (56.8km)
42 50.5S 147 36.7E
Weather: NE 05 overcast

anchored behind Sandy Point in river at Dodges Ferry. 5 hr motor from Hobart


Tue Mar 12 10:15 2019 NZDT
Speed:
0 knts
knts
Run: 4.4nm (8km)
43 02.2S 147 03.1E
Weather: NE 10 overcast

alongside public dock upper Huon River. Very pretty motoring up very narrow waterway. Tannin makes the river water the colour of dark tea. Jaime and Linda on SOL are also here


Fri Mar 1 0:33 2019 NZDT
Speed:
0 knts
knts
Run: 46.6nm (84.3km)
43 05.6S 147 00.7E
Weather: NE 0. fine.

anchored Franklin Town on Huon River.


Tue Feb 26 13:42 2019 NZDT
Speed:
0 knts
knts
Run: 120.3nm (217.7km)
43 12.67S 146 06.05E
Weather: NE 10. fine.

anchored Deep Bay, Port Cygnet. Great sail down the D'Entrecasteaux Channel from Oyster Cove, Port Kettering.


Sat Feb 16 23:54 2019 NZDT
Speed:
0 knts
knts
Run: 61.9nm (112km)
42 02.9S 147 51.7E
Weather: SW 20. fine. No smog

anchored Taranna


Sat Feb 2 23:51 2019 NZDT
Speed:
0 knts
knts
Run: 41.3nm (74.8km)
42 56.6S 147 51.3E
Weather: NE 25/30. fine. No smog

anchored King George Sound sheltering from wind


Sat Feb 2 23:51 2019 NZDT
Speed:
0 knts
knts
Run: 20.2nm (36.6km)
43 06S 147 04E
Weather: 10 kn SE. Large bush fires still raining ash and smoke on southern Tasmania

anch Nubeena, Tasman Peninsula


Fri Jan 4 22:42 2019 NZDT
Speed:
0 knts
knts
Run: 16.2nm (29.3km)
42 52.97S 147 20E
Weather: 15 kn NE large bush fire raining ash on Hobart

Constitution Dock, Port Hobart


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