Tamata

Tamata

Sat Jul 15 12:09 2017 NZST
Run: 173.5nm (314km)
31 41.46707S 115 42.03913E

arrived in mindarie ready to haul out on monday


Tue Jul 11 23:41 2017 NZST
Run: 91.8nm (166.2km)
29 16.36551S 114 55.19205E

fast ride down to dongara for few days until weather lets us get south


Sat Jul 8 11:53 2017 NZST
Run: 12.6nm (22.8km)
28 27.14717S 113 43.57372E

back to big pidgeon for few days until weather lets us head south


Thu Jul 6 20:23 2017 NZST
Run: 53.6nm (97km)
28 18.31680S 113 36.28142E

north island


Thu Jun 29 23:19 2017 NZST
Run: 155.6nm (281.6km)
Avg: 3.3knts
24hr: 78.3nm
27 42.49408S 114 9.89572E

back in kalbarri after a pretty tough run from steep point, spent all night and day hugging cliffs in winds gusting in the 40,s


Tue Jun 27 23:39 2017 NZST
Run: 31.3nm (56.7km)
Avg: 1522.7knts
24hr: 36544.9nm
25 32.35784S 113 29.26592E

moved across to peron penninsula to a calmer anchorage


Tue Jun 27 23:38 2017 NZST
Run: 48.7nm (88.1km)
25 29.73200S 112 59.31908E

one uncomfortable night in turtle bay after running up the outside of dirk hartog, 2 nice mackeral on way up


Sat Jun 24 21:55 2017 NZST
Run: 46.9nm (84.9km)
Avg: 4.1knts
24hr: 99.6nm
26 10.40047S 113 12.15300E

change of plan and riding out southerly back in shelter bay


Sat Jun 24 10:37 2017 NZST
Run: 25.8nm (46.7km)
25 30.88470S 113 1.14779E

anchored off Dampiers landing, will move to turtle bay today when wind shifts to the south


Thu Jun 22 19:14 2017 NZST
Run: 24.8nm (44.9km)
25 52.43200S 113 7.98523E

stop in hearld bight for the night, 2 spanish mackeral trolling on the way over


Tue Jun 20 19:09 2017 NZST
Run: 26nm (47.1km)
25 55.98618S 113 31.58097E

denham for few days


Thu Jun 15 22:05 2017 NZST
Run: 1.4nm (2.5km)
26 10.40701S 113 12.30775E

moved over to shelter bay with the tiger sharks. dad here for few days


Wed Jun 14 20:19 2017 NZST
Run: 2.5nm (4.5km)
26 9.40270S 113 13.14370E

weather much better now,


Mon Jun 12 16:09 2017 NZST
Run: 2.8nm (5.1km)
26 7.39982S 113 13.95235E

moved to sunday island bay to get better shelter from the wind which has hit 40kn at time


Hi Matt, good to see yr still at it, and good fishing! We are to the west of you in Rodrigues. Cheers Mike Lusi

good to hear from you Mike and nice one getting across the indian, enjoy, really hope we cross paths again one day, will keep an eye on your progress,
Sun Jun 11 16:23 2017 NZST
Run: 121.9nm (220.6km)
26 9.65362S 113 12.84333E

arrived south passage with typical south passage weather 35kn winds, all good though, 2 mackeral and 2 tuna released and one yellowfin kept


Fri Jun 9 12:57 2017 NZST
Run: 21.1nm (38.2km)
27 42.48827S 114 9.86147E

kalbarri


Wed Jun 7 15:54 2017 NZST
Run: 39.6nm (71.7km)
28 0.82608S 114 9.24346E

Sat May 20 15:31 2017 NZST
Run: 57nm (103.2km)
28 27S 113 44E

back at big pidgeon


Mon May 15 18:55 2017 NZST
Run: 57nm (103.2km)
28 46S 114 36E

geraldton for few days


Fri May 12 16:48 2017 NZST
Speed: naknts
28 27S 113 44E
Weather: 5 knts SSE, clear skies

back at big Pidgeon after few days in Gero


Mon Apr 24 16:39 2017 NZST
Speed: naknts
Run: 268.3nm (485.6km)
28 27S 113 44E
Weather: 15 knts SSE, clear skies

Moored at Big Pidgeon after easy run up from fremantle, just in time for Anzac Day,


Sat Apr 8 18:45 2017 NZST
Speed: naknts
Run: 11.7nm (21.2km)
32 00S 115 33E
Weather: 15 knts S, mostly clear

rottnest for the week with the family


Fri Apr 7 14:18 2017 NZST
Speed: naknts
Run: 170.3nm (308.2km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 149.2nm
32 04S 115 44E
Weather: 15 knts SSE, mostly clear

got a real indian ocean welcome with 30 to 40kn southerly winds all night but now in a berth thanks to the fremantle cruising club


Thu Apr 6 10:54 2017 NZST
Speed: 8.0knts
Run: 167.4nm (303km)
Avg: 7.4knts
24hr: 178.6nm
34 27S 114 59E
Weather: 20kn S wind, 2m seas, overcast, steady bar

rough but fast night with a lot of traffic to keep an eye on, running wing on wing, just passing cape leeuwin, 150nm to fremantle, wind really going to kick up today but hopefully once i am past cape naturaliste


Wed Apr 5 12:24 2017 NZST
Speed: 6.0knts
Run: 117.9nm (213.4km)
35 24S 117 42E
Weather: 10kn sse wind, calm seas, overcast, steady bar

had really nice sailing conditions until 0200 then lost wind and been motoring since,first hints of breeze now, should fill in nicely over next few hours and hold until i make it to fremantle, should arrive friday morning


Mon Apr 3 10:06 2017 NZST
Speed: naknts
Run: 148nm (267.9km)
Avg: 3.3knts
24hr: 79.9nm
34 25S 119 24E
Weather: calm, clear skies

typo in last update, anchored Bremer bay after long but easy sail, tired, going to bed


Sat Apr 1 14:39 2017 NZDT
Speed: naknts
Run: 75.1nm (135.9km)
33 52S 121 54E
Weather: calm, clear skies

anchored esperance after nice but tricky sail through the recherche archipelago, probably leave for either bremer or albany in the morning


Sat Mar 25 22:09 2017 NZDT
Speed: naknts
Run: 56.8nm (102.8km)
34 05S 123 11E
Weather: 15 knts NE, frontal system coming tonight and tomorrow

awesome day, moved to middle island, stopped and caught some fish, also 5 bluefin tuna in the last 2 days, kept 2 and released rest, will be holed up here for next few days, going to blow tonight and tomo


Fri Mar 24 23:00 2017 NZDT
Speed: naknts
Run: 311nm (562.9km)
Avg: 9knts
24hr: 217nm
33 51S 124 08E
Weather: 15 knts SW, mostly clear,rising barometer

Tamata is in western australia, anchored at Daw, long day, after being on one tack for 575nm had to tack 11 times in the last 24nm which took 6 hours trying to stay in the lee of Daw island, nice here but will have to bail tomorrow as weather coming,


Thu Mar 23 12:36 2017 NZDT
Speed: 5.0 nknts
33 47S 129 33E
Weather: 15 knts ENE, overcast,rising barometer

easy day yesterday but rugged night, 30kn gusting 40 with strong opposing current, hove to for 5 hours to sort deck out and get some sleep, wind eased right off now and sea slowly settling down, 150 to go


Wed Mar 22 12:00 2017 NZDT
Speed: 6.0 nknts
Run: 150.3nm (272km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 150.9nm
33 47S 129 33E
Weather: 15 knts ESE, overcast, slowly rising barometer

easy 24h, little slow but not going to make Daw island by tomorrow night anyway, running wing on wing, seas still little disorganised. wind slowly moving to NE, should get decent breeze tonight and tomorrow


Tue Mar 21 12:06 2017 NZDT
Speed: 6.5 nknts
Run: 179.3nm (324.5km)
Avg: 4.6knts
24hr: 110.1nm
33 50S 132 10E
Weather: 18knts S, mostly clear skies

real mixed bag of weather, spent time on all points of sail yesterday in fluky winds and very confused sea with huge SW swell, wind steadied last night and had an easy night but got current against us, trying to work back up onto continental shelf, forecast looks good for rest of trip, 400nm to go to Daw island ( off israelite bay)


Sun Mar 19 21:00 2017 NZDT
Speed: naknts
Run: 17.4nm (31.5km)
34 26S 135 13E
Weather: 18knts SSE, clear skies

anchored at seasick bay,leaving tomorrow morning to cross


Sat Mar 18 21:45 2017 NZDT
Speed: naknts
Run: 37.2nm (67.3km)
34 40S 135 20E
Weather: 10knts ESE, clear skies

anchored at Avoid bay,


Fri Mar 17 13:18 2017 NZDT
Speed: naknts
Run: 7.7nm (13.9km)
34 44S 135 59E
Weather: 18knts ESE, 50% cloud cover, rising bar

anchored near entrance to port lincoln ready for tomorrow morning departure to get to either coffin bay or avoid bay, monday possibly tuesday looks like the day to jump off across bight,


Sat Mar 11 15:21 2017 NZDT
Speed: naknts
Run: 119.8nm (216.8km)
34 43S 135 51E
Weather: calm overcast occasional light showers  steady bar

arrived port lincoln


Tue Mar 7 17:00 2017 NZDT
Speed: naknts
Run: 475.3nm (860.3km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 147.8nm
35 38S 137 39E
Weather: 18knts SE, calm seas, clear skies steady bar

arrived kingscote kangaroo island. No updates last 2 days due to laptop failure.good trip. Fast.


Sat Mar 4 11:48 2017 NZDT
Speed: 6.8 nknts
Run: 120.1nm (217.4km)
39 07s 145 07e
Weather: E 18kn, Steady Bar, clear skies 1.5m seas

on way to kangaroo island, good sailing conditions, hoping for wind shift to the south so we can settle on one tack


Tue Feb 28 12:54 2017 NZDT
Speed: naknts
Run: 99nm (179.2km)
Avg: 5.5knts
24hr: 130.9nm
39 28s 147 19e
Weather: variable winds to 12kn, Steady Bar, clear skies after very hazy early

anchored east cove, deal island, nice run in, arrived just as easterly dying, beautiful anchorage


Mon Feb 27 18:45 2017 NZDT
Speed: 8 nknts
Run: 146nm (264.3km)
39 05s 149 06e
Weather: 25 NE clear skies, Steady Bar, 2 m confused seas

85nm to deal island, fast but uncomfortable night, very confused seas, will heave to off the island around midnight and go in at daylight


Wed Feb 22 17:09 2017 NZDT
Speed: 0knts
Run: 145nm (262.5km)
37 04s 149 54e
Weather: 20 NNE clear skies

arrived Eden, reasonable easy run down,


Sat Feb 18 13:18 2017 NZDT
Speed: 0knts
Run: 6.1nm (11km)
35 04s 150 41e
Weather: rain, thunderstorms approaching, S 10kn

moved across to vincentia to wait out southerly winds


Thu Feb 16 22:24 2017 NZDT
Speed: 0knts
Run: 85.2nm (154.2km)
35 02s 150 47e
Weather: na

anchored in jervis bay, after a easy run down the coast,


Tue Feb 14 16:54 2017 NZDT
Speed: 0knts
Run: 269.6nm (488km)
33 52s 151 16e
Weather: na

getting ready in sydney to head west, depart for jervis bay on thursday


Tue Dec 13 17:03 2016 NZDT
Speed: 0knts
Run: 223nm (403.6km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 154nm
30 18s 153 08e
Weather: arrived

coffs harbour


Mon Dec 12 6:18 2016 NZDT
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 339.7nm (614.9km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 171.3nm
28 36s 156 17e
Weather: 14kn SE, 20% cloud cover, Steady Bar, 0.5m seas on a 2m swell

been fighting strong current most of last 24 hours but seems to have eased, nice conditions now, 194 to go, hoping to arrive in time to clear customs tomorrow


Sat Dec 10 6:42 2016 NZDT
Speed: 6.2knts
Run: 160.4nm (290.3km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 157.8nm
27 31s 161 43e
Weather: 22kn S, clearing skies after crossing trough line, Steady Bar, 1m confused seas.

nice night but now have our southerly change, bumpy 24h coming up, reaching double reefed main and staysail


Fri Dec 9 6:18 2016 NZDT
Speed: 4.2knts
Run: 151.6nm (274.4km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 152.2nm
25 56s 163 37e
Weather: 8kn NW, clear skies, slow falling Bar, calm seas. lot of shooting stars

expecting slow day today waiting for southerly change tomorrow morning, unbelievably, hooked a big squid within minutes of putting lures in the water and then had something bite the squid while reeling in and only got it part of its head back


Thu Dec 8 6:24 2016 NZDT
Speed: 5.7knts
Run: 153.2nm (277.3km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 152.2nm
24 47s 165 41e
Weather: Calm, 5% cloud cover, steady Bar, calm seas

nice night running under spinnaker in 10kn of breeze, clear skies and calm seas but now motoring with not a breath of wind,


Wed Dec 7 6:15 2016 NZDT
Speed: 5.2knts
Run: 193.8nm (350.8km)
Avg: 8knts
24hr: 191.4nm
24 12s 168 02e
Weather: 12kn SE, 15% cloud cover, steady Bar, calm seas

wind dropping, slow few days ahead but not stopping in New Cal, probably hoist kite at next watch change


Tue Dec 6 5:57 2016 NZDT
Speed: 7.5knts
Run: 193.4nm (350.1km)
Avg: 7.7knts
24hr: 185.7nm
22 53s 170 44e
Weather: 19kn SE, 20% cloud cover, very slow rising bar, 1.5m seas

good conditions, fast sailing, passing south of New Caledonia tonight, possible stop there depending on weather forecast


Mon Dec 5 4:57 2016 NZDT
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 182.4nm (330.1km)
Avg: 7.4knts
24hr: 178nm
21 10s 173 07e
Weather: 15kn SE, 30% cloud cover, steady bar, 1.5m seas

better conditions, seas more organised now


Sun Dec 4 4:21 2016 NZDT
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 120.1nm (217.4km)
Avg: 5.6knts
24hr: 134.4nm
19 36s 175 23e
Weather: 18kn SE, 60% cloud cover, steady bar, 1.5m seas

uncomfortable night with wind forward of beam


Sat Dec 3 6:54 2016 NZDT
Speed: 4.5knts
Run: 100.3nm (181.5km)
18 43s 176 58e
Weather: 13kn SSW, 60% cloud cover, steady bar, occasional rain and mild thunderstorms

on route to sydney, variable conditions


Mon Nov 14 18:03 2016 NZDT
Speed: naknts
19 01s 178 28e
Weather: 15kn ENE, 10% cloud cover, steady bar

kadavu, anchored


Wed Nov 9 9:15 2016 NZDT
Speed: naknts
Run: 55nm (99.6km)
19 01s 178 28e
Weather: 15kn Sse, 10% cloud cover, steady bar

kadavu, anchored


Sat Oct 29 19:48 2016 NZDT
Speed: naknts
Run: 53nm (95.9km)
18 22s 177 59e
Weather: 12kn Se, occasional light rain, 80% cloud cover

yanuca, anchored


Mon Oct 17 9:39 2016 NZDT
Speed: naknts
Run: 117.7nm (213km)
19 02s 178 23e
Weather: 15kn Se, rain, 100% cloud cover

kadavu, anchored


Thu Sep 29 11:45 2016 NZDT
Speed: naknts
Run: 22.6nm (40.9km)
17 46s 177 11e
Weather: hot with no breeze, barometer steady, 25% cloud cover

musket cove


Thu Sep 22 6:18 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.9knts
Run: 148nm (267.9km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 152.1nm
18 05s 177 16e
Weather: NE 12kn, flat calm seas, barometer steady, 10% cloud cover

motoring with 30nm to go to vuda marina, caught and released small blue marlin yesterday


Wed Sep 21 6:57 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.9knts
Run: 274.8nm (497.4km)
Avg: 11.5knts
24hr: 274.8nm
18 47s 179 24e
Weather: NNE 8kn, flat calm seas, barometer steady, 15% cloud cover

motoring in calm conditions, just enough breeze to hold the jib, crossed dateline last night


Tue Sep 20 6:57 2016 NZST
Speed: 4.6knts
18 47s 176 24w
Weather: ese 8kn, calm seas, barometer steady, 5% cloud cover

rounding bottom Lau group, very little wind, spinnaker up but will be motoring soon i think


Mon Sep 19 6:00 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.2knts
Run: 105.8nm (191.5km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 155.3nm
18 47s 176 24w
Weather: ese 12kn, calm seas, barometer steady, 15% cloud cover

on route Fiji, slow going but nice morning


Sun Sep 18 13:39 2016 NZST
Speed: 6.7knts
Run: 52.1nm (94.3km)
18 47s 174 47w
Weather: ese 15kn, 1.5m seas

on route Fiji, just stopped at Late for lunch and swim, awesome,


Tue Sep 6 11:51 2016 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 196.5nm (355.7km)
Avg: 5.4knts
24hr: 129.6nm
18 39s 174 00w

sorry typo in last position, in neiafu, tonga


Sun Sep 4 23:27 2016 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 53.8nm (97.4km)
Avg: 2.7knts
24hr: 63.8nm
18 39s 171 00w

anchored


Sun Sep 4 3:12 2016 NZST
Speed: 7.7knts
Run: 190.7nm (345.2km)
Avg: 7.9knts
24hr: 190.3nm
18 20s 171 45w
Weather: SE 20kn 1.5m seas,10% cloud cover , barometer steady,

another easy night, good conditions, getting speed up again after being backed off last night, 130 to go, arrive tonight


Sat Sep 3 3:09 2016 NZST
Speed: 8.2knts
Run: 145.6nm (263.5km)
Avg: 7.3knts
24hr: 174.7nm
18 42s 168 52w
Weather: SE 20kn 1m seas,80% cloud cover with occasional light rain, barometer steady,

good sailing, seas still quite smooth but will start to increase, passing north of Nuie, 290 to go


Fri Sep 2 7:09 2016 NZST
Speed: 6.2knts
Run: 148.5nm (268.8km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 142.3nm
18 33s 166 39w
Weather: N 14kn calm seas,80% cloud cover with heavy rain squalls ahead, barometer steady,

great conditions last night and this morning, ominous cloud and heavy rain approaching so about to reef right down, southerly change expected later today


Thu Sep 1 6:06 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 166.4nm (301.2km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 169.6nm
18 32s 164 23w
Weather: NE 12kn 1.0m seas, occasional rain,90% cloud cover, barometer steady,

slow rolly night, 550 to tonga,


Wed Aug 31 6:33 2016 NZST
Speed: 7.0knts
Run: 190.3nm (344.4km)
Avg: 7.5knts
24hr: 179.5nm
18 14s 161 52w
Weather: ESE 18kn 1.0m seas, occasional rain,80% cloud cover, barometer steady,

easy night, clear until midnight then rain showers moved in again, making decent progress wing on wing, nearly halfway,


Tue Aug 30 5:06 2016 NZST
Speed: 6.6knts
Run: 173.2nm (313.5km)
Avg: 7.4knts
24hr: 176.9nm
17 29s 159 05w
Weather: ESE 20kn 2.0m seas, rain,heavy low cloud, barometer steady,

good easy night, raining at the moment but breeze quite steady,


Mon Aug 29 5:36 2016 NZST
Speed: 7.3knts
Run: 178.5nm (323.1km)
Avg: 7.5knts
24hr: 179.2nm
17 16s 156 28w
Weather: ESE 18kn 2.0m seas, 50% cloud cover, barometer rising slowly,

good conditions, more rain last night but breeze quite steady,running wing on wing, all well, 1000nm to go


Sun Aug 28 5:42 2016 NZST
Speed: 7.3knts
Run: 168.8nm (305.5km)
Avg: 7.4knts
24hr: 178.5nm
16 58s 153 47w
Weather: SE 22kn 2.5m seas, 50% cloud cover and showers clearing, barometer rising slowly,

continuing on, rough night, squalls to 35 and heavy rain most of the night, night under double reef main only, all is well though,


Sat Aug 27 7:00 2016 NZST
Speed: 7.2knts
Run: 16.8nm (30.4km)
16 52s 151 14w
Weather: SE 20kn 1,5m seas, mostly clear, barometer rising slowly,

on way to Tonga with possible stop in Mopelia,


Wed Aug 24 16:00 2016 NZST
Speed: naknts
Run: 375.2nm (679.1km)
16 43s 151 02w
Weather: E 12kn , overcast, barometer steady

Anchored Huahine


Mon Jul 25 4:57 2016 NZST
Speed: naknts
Run: 47.3nm (85.6km)
16 39s 145 22w
Weather: ESE 18kn , overcast, barometer slight rise

Arriving Faaite


Sat Jul 23 6:12 2016 NZST
Speed: naknts
Run: 54.9nm (99.4km)
16 51s 144 41w
Weather: E 17kn , passing rain squalls, barometer on the rise

Anchored at Tahanea


Tue Jul 19 12:48 2016 NZST
Speed: naknts
16 27s 143 58w
Weather: E 12kn ,clear skies, barometer steady

makemo anchored


Sun Jul 17 17:39 2016 NZST
Speed: naknts
Run: 175nm (316.8km)
Avg: 2.9knts
24hr: 70.1nm
16 27s 143 58w
Weather: E 12kn ,clear skies, barometer steady

makemo anchored


Fri Jul 15 5:45 2016 NZST
Speed: 4.5knts
Run: 134nm (242.5km)
Avg: 5.4knts
24hr: 130.7nm
17 44s 146 15w
Weather: NE 15kn ,clear skies, barometer rising

heading for tuamotus


Thu Jul 14 5:09 2016 NZST
Speed: 4.5knts
Run: 87.4nm (158.2km)
17 23s 148 15w
Weather: NE 15kn , overcast skies, occasional rain

heading for tuamotus


Sun Jul 3 6:09 2016 NZST
Speed: naknts
Run: 98.1nm (177.6km)
Avg: 4knts
24hr: 96.5nm
17 32s 149 34w
Weather: clear skies, light trades

Arrived Tahiti


Sat Jul 2 5:45 2016 NZST
Speed: 6.7knts
Run: 115.1nm (208.3km)
Avg: 7.3knts
24hr: 174.3nm
18 57s 149 40w
Weather: 14 knts ESE, 10% cloud cover with occasional light showers last night but clear this morning , Barometer on slight rise

En route from Tubuai to Tahiti. nice conditions this morning. 80nm to go.


Fri Jul 1 13:54 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.1knts
Run: 196.4nm (355.5km)
20 31s 149 04w
Weather: 12 knts SE, 90% cloud cover with occasional light showers, Barometer on slight rise

En route from Tubuai to Tahiti. Sloppy with lighter winds than we'd hoped for. 180nm to go.


Fri Jun 17 7:04 2016 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 118.8nm (215km)
23 20s 149 28w
Weather: 15 knts ESE, 30% cloud cover with occasional light showers, Barometer on a slight rise

At anchor in Tubuai. Hooked a nice wahoo!


Mon May 30 7:02 2016 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 59nm (106.8km)
23 52s 147 41w
Weather: 12 knts ESE, 30% cloud cover, Barometer steady

Anchored in Rairua Bay, Raivavae after 19 days at sea!


Sun May 29 6:54 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.3knts
Run: 104.8nm (189.7km)
Avg: 4.3knts
24hr: 103nm
23 50s 148 37w
Weather: 12 knts E, 1m swell SE, 30% cloud cover, Barometer steady

Day 20: Motorsailing, 50nm W of Raivavae. Should be anchored by dinnertime if all goes well.


Sat May 28 6:29 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.7knts
Run: 116.1nm (210.1km)
Avg: 4.9knts
24hr: 117.3nm
24 54s 149 48w
Weather: 17 knts E, 1.5m choppy swell SE, 50% cloud cover, Barometer rising very slowly

Day 19: Moving along. 130nm to go.


Fri May 27 6:44 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 55.8nm (101km)
26 16s 150 53w
Weather: 15 knts E, 1m swell SE, 90% cloud cover with occasional light rain, Barometer steady

Day 18: Off to a good start this morning after heaving to again for most of the night. (PS: Yes, Gulf Harbour, we do listen. Thanks for the great service!)


Thu May 26 7:09 2016 NZST
Speed: 3.0knts
Run: 96.4nm (174.5km)
Avg: 4knts
24hr: 96.1nm
27 03s 151 06w
Weather: 17 knts ENE, 1.5m swell S, 1m confused seas, 60% cloud cover, Barometer steady

Day 17: On the road again. Favorable course heading, but slow going.


Wed May 25 7:05 2016 NZST
Speed: 0knts
28 11s 152 01w
Weather: 25-30 knts NE, 3m seas NE, 70% cloud cover, Barometer steady

Day 16: Hove to instead of continuing to beat into wind & sea. Waiting for better conditions and catching up on rest. All's well on board!


Tue May 24 7:05 2016 NZST
Speed: 3.5knts
Run: 77.5nm (140.3km)
Avg: 3.1knts
24hr: 73.8nm
28 11s 152 01w
Weather: 20knts NE, 2m seas, 80% cloud cover, Barometer steady

Day 15: Slow going... Close hauled, unfavorable winds.


Mon May 23 5:52 2016 NZST
Speed: 6.6knts
Run: 107.5nm (194.6km)
Avg: 4.8knts
24hr: 114.9nm
28 05s 153 17w
Weather: 8-15knts NNE, 1m swell S and confused seas, 100% cloud cover with passing showers, Barometer steady

Day 14: Sailing through occasional squalls and rain showers.


Sun May 22 7:25 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.6knts
Run: 154.9nm (280.4km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 152nm
29 16s 154 26w
Weather: 8knts SSE, 1.5m swell S, 10% cloud cover, Barometer steady

Day 13: Motorsailing. Appx 500nm to Raivavae.


Sat May 21 6:58 2016 NZST
Speed: 7.9knts
Run: 197.4nm (357.3km)
Avg: 8.2knts
24hr: 197.7nm
29 40s 156 58w
Weather: 15-20knts WNW, 3m swell S, 40% cloud cover, Barometer steady

Day 12: 350nm in the past 48hrs. Making hay while the sun shines.


Fri May 20 7:00 2016 NZST
Speed: 7.6knts
Run: 193.4nm (350.1km)
Avg: 8.1knts
24hr: 194.1nm
30 02s 160 14w
Weather: 15-20knts W, 4m swell S, 20% cloud cover, Barometer steady

Day 11: Great downwind sailing!


Great progress Matt and Kate. Guess you can smell the copra!!! Ross and Jo
Thu May 19 7:05 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.8knts
Run: 150.6nm (272.6km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 150.2nm
30 42s 163 23w
Weather: 12-15knts WSW, 5m swell S, 90% cloud cover, Barometer very slow rise

Day 10: Slow and rolly after midnight. Light breeze filling in. Sailing wing on wing now and making decent progress.


Wed May 18 7:01 2016 NZST
Speed: 7.9knts
Run: 160nm (289.6km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 164.2nm
30 46s 165 55w
Weather: 25knts W, 2m disorganized seas, 60% cloud cover and occasional squalls, Barometer just starting to rise again

Day 9: Fast sailing! Making some miles through very lumpy seas.


Tue May 17 7:38 2016 NZST
Speed: 6.3knts
Run: 151.3nm (273.9km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 157.9nm
32 13s 168 02w
Weather: 13knts NW, 1 m seas, 60% cloud cover, Barometer steady

Day 8: The wind is back! Nice conditions this morning.


Mon May 16 8:38 2016 NZST
Speed: 6.1knts
Run: 149.8nm (271.1km)
Avg: 5.7knts
24hr: 137.6nm
33 11s 170 22w
Weather: 5-10knts S, calm seas, 90% cloud cover and occasional light rain, Barometer steady

Day 7: Motorsailing. A bit grey out here.


Sun May 15 6:30 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.9knts
Run: 151.9nm (274.9km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 155.8nm
33 52s 172 50w
Weather: 6knts W, calm seas, 30% cloud cover, Barometer steady

Day 5: Motoring. Very mellow conditions. Heading NE to get atop approaching front.


Sat May 14 7:06 2016 NZST
Speed: 4.6knts
Run: 126nm (228.1km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 164.3nm
34 49s 175 14w
Weather: 8knts W, 1M confused seas, overcast, Barometer steady

Day 4: Slow going this morning with light wind and sloppy seas. Will have to motor to get further South.


Fri May 13 12:42 2016 NZST
Speed: 7.3knts
Run: 133.2nm (241.1km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 171.6nm
34 57s 177 27w
Weather: 20knts WNW, 1.5M seas, overcast, Barometer steady

Day 3: Making good progress. Very comfortable conditions.


Thu May 12 18:04 2016 NZST
Speed: 6.2knts
Run: 186.1nm (336.8km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 166.5nm
35 43s 179 37w
Weather: 15knts NW, 1.5m seas, mostly clear skies, Barometer steady

Just crossed the International Date Line. All's well on board.


Wed May 11 15:14 2016 NZST
Speed: 7.6knts
Run: 173.5nm (314km)
Avg: 3.9knts
24hr: 94nm
36 02s 177 05e
Weather: 20knts N, 1m swell from the N, 70% cloud cover, Barometer steady

Off to a good start.


Mon May 9 18:55 2016 NZST
35 18.9146s 174 7.2781e

testing, departing tomorrow for raivavae


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