Fri Jun 14 8:42 2019 NZST
GPS: 10 40.81N 61 37.90W
Run: 62.9nm (113.8km)
Weather: Glorious

Circumnavigation done ✅

Woohooo! Tied up at Coral Cove marina for 10 days. It’s surreal to be back here !

Gotta go, champagne waiting!!

Sat Jun 8 8:51 2019 NZST
GPS: 11 09.42N 060 50.54W
Run: 217.6nm (393.9km)
Avg: 8.4knts
24hr: 201.2nm

Welcome back to the Caribbean!! Arrived in Tobago; Woooohooo! At anchor in lovely bay. Ready to party! Only 60 nm to go to complete our circumnavigation!!

Fri Jun 7 6:54 2019 NZST
GPS: 09 22.12N 058 12.58W
Run: 221.9nm (401.6km)
Avg: 9.1knts
24hr: 218.3nm

Sailing with full main, genoa and staysail. Wind and current pushing us at a whopping 9-10 knots. Only 189 nm to Tobago and our last night at sea!

Thu Jun 6 6:30 2019 NZST
GPS: 07 37.11N 055 29.25W
Run: 196.8nm (356.2km)
Avg: 8knts
24hr: 192nm

Sailing on a beam reach, ENE winds at 12-14knots, doing between 7-8 knots on a slightly bumpy sea. Almost half way!!

Wed Jun 5 5:54 2019 NZST
GPS: 05 56.40N 053 10.30W
Run: 60.5nm (109.5km)

We have left Iles du Salut this morning for Tobago. Since then we have been dodging squalls and forever changing sail configuration to maintain speed and course. Luckily the 3-4 knot current that assisted us from Brazil is still with us!!

Sat Jun 1 0:18 2019 NZST
GPS: 05 17.01N 052 35.44W
Run: 111.8nm (202.4km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 150.7nm

Just anchored at Ile Royale after a black night riddled with squalls and wind shifts! Happy to be here for a few days rest.

Fri May 31 6:30 2019 NZST
GPS: 04 49.10N 051 02.13W
Run: 197.8nm (358km)
Avg: 8.4knts
24hr: 200.7nm

We have finally entered French Guyana waters after 7 days sailing along the Brazilian coast! Sailing beautifully on a broad reach in 15knots of wind. One more sleep to go before landfall with 95nm to go.

Thu May 30 6:51 2019 NZST
GPS: 03 32.20N 048 28.18W
Run: 224.5nm (406.3km)
Avg: 9.3knts
24hr: 224nm

After a squally night and boisterous morning, sailing on a beam reach at 8knots with 10-15knots of NE winds.

2 more sleeps before destination at Ile Royale.

Wed May 29 6:48 2019 NZST
GPS: 01 55.82N 045 38.63W
Run: 176.2nm (318.9km)
Avg: 7.4knts
24hr: 177.3nm

Sailing with poled genoa and main despite the light winds. Sun came out today after hiding all day yesterday. Less than 500nm to go!!

Tue May 28 6:57 2019 NZST
GPS: 00 29.57N 043 32.31W
Run: 193.2nm (349.7km)
Avg: 8knts
24hr: 191.6nm

Squalls and rain kept us busy all day with sail changes. Some motoring due to lack of wind. Crossed the equator this morning in good cheer despite the grey skies. Just managed to set the sails wing-on-wing and sailing along at 7-8 knots.

Mon May 27 6:45 2019 NZST
GPS: 01 05.75S 041 14.32W
Run: 211.5nm (382.8km)
Avg: 8.8knts
24hr: 211.9nm

A challenging day in terms of wind shifts, hence sail changes. Lots of squalls around us taking the wind out of our sails, while the weed puts the fish off our lures. Otherwise all well; about 100nm from the equator!

Sun May 26 6:48 2019 NZST
GPS: 02 27.98S 038 30.11W
Run: 206.5nm (373.8km)
Avg: 8.7knts
24hr: 209.1nm

Haven't changed sailing configuration for about 36 hours! Still poled out. Smoking along at 8-10 knots today due to favorable current. Let's hope this keeps going!

Sat May 25 7:06 2019 NZST
GPS: 04 13.27S 036 04.74W
Run: 174.1nm (315.1km)
Avg: 7.2knts
24hr: 173.4nm

Sailing with a poled out genoa, doing around 7knots.

Fri May 24 7:00 2019 NZST
GPS: 06 19.85S 034 41.86W
Run: 49.9nm (90.3km)

Left Jacare, our last port in Brazil, this morning en route towards French Guiana. Sailing poled out at about 6 knots in 15 knots of Southerly winds

Sat May 18 4:57 2019 NZST
GPS: 07 02.08S 034 51.46W
Run: 165.2nm (299km)
Avg: 7.5knts
24hr: 179.4nm
Weather: Sunny with some scattered clouds

Anchored in front of Jacare-Village Marina!

Will be here a few days to catch up with friends!!

Fri May 17 6:51 2019 NZST
GPS: 09 24.00S 035 12.45W
Run: 150.1nm (271.7km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 150.7nm

Motor sailing with winds forward of the beam. Hoping to ease sheets once around Recife. Otherwise all good, hot and sunny and fish for dinner as we caught a nice size tuna. Less than 150nm to go.

Thu May 16 6:57 2019 NZST
GPS: 11 10.05S 036 29.46W
Run: 158.5nm (286.9km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 154.3nm

Motor sailing at 6-7knots after a slow day of non wind.

Wed May 15 6:18 2019 NZST
GPS: 12 53.20S 038 02.56W
Run: 28.8nm (52.1km)

Left Salvador this morning en route for Jacare. A better start today than last Friday,when we had squalls, confused seas and head winds. None of which showed on our weather models! Anwyay, beautiful sailing day today.

Sailing with all three sails up doing between 5.5 and 8 knots with 1.5 metre seas and sun shining!

Sat May 11 18:38 2019 NZST
GPS: 12 48.54S 038 27.79W
Run: 11.8nm (21.4km)
Weather: Rain, rain and more rain

We decided to leave yesterday heading for Jacare. The weather wasn’t as predicted as we encountered heavy seas and winds on the nose when they were predicted to be from the south! The conditions were miserable so we headed back in to an anchorage further into the bay, waiting...

Wed May 1 2:31 2019 NZST
GPS: 12 58.32S 038 30.93W
Run: 5164.4nm (9347.6km)
Avg: 55knts
24hr: 1319nm
Weather: Hot! Warm! Humid!

Accidentally put longitude as East, which put us in Mozambique!

Just corrected; apologies for confusion! We are in Brazil!

Sat Apr 27 4:33 2019 NZST
GPS: 12 58.32S 038 30.93E
Run: 5061.4nm (9161.1km)
Avg: 204.5knts
24hr: 4908.1nm
Weather: Beautiful

Arrived at sunrise in gorgeous Salvador!

Tied up at marina and celebrated with Champagne! Welcome to Brazil 🇧🇷

Fri Apr 26 3:48 2019 NZST
GPS: 13 12.78S 037 00.36W
Run: 140.4nm (254.1km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 139.5nm

We were hoping for a diesel free trip, but might have to turn the engine on in the next hour or so if we want to make landfall by day break tomorrow. Only 90nm to go. Champagne in the fridge!!!

Thu Apr 25 3:39 2019 NZST
GPS: 13 30.96S 034 56.48W
Run: 177.4nm (321.1km)
Avg: 7.5knts
24hr: 178.9nm

After a lovely morning at good speeds, wind is now slowly dying. Less than 48 hours to go!

Wed Apr 24 3:51 2019 NZST
GPS: 13 52.63S 032 19.53W
Run: 165.6nm (299.7km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 164.2nm

Sailing "wing-on-wing" at 6-7 knots. Quite a few squalls about so we put the spinnaker to bed last night! 365nm to go!

Tue Apr 23 3:39 2019 NZST
GPS: 14 02.31S 029 51.75W
Run: 153.8nm (278.4km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 153.5nm

Still slowly moving forward at top speeds of 4-5 knots! The good news is that we caught a beautiful king fish yesterday, the bad news is we lost him as we were hauling him into the cockpit!!

Mon Apr 22 3:36 2019 NZST
GPS: 13 51.33S 027 34.64W
Run: 174.4nm (315.7km)
Avg: 7.2knts
24hr: 173.7nm

Very pleasant sailing conditions, still with Spinnaker and poled headsail. Happy Easter!

Sun Apr 21 3:30 2019 NZST
GPS: 13 57.50S 024 58.80W
Run: 182.4nm (330.1km)
Avg: 7.6knts
24hr: 182.4nm

Changed the spinnaker for the main sail early this morning as winds were picking up! Sailing along at 6.5 to 8 knots depending on the whim of the wind which is slightly inconsistent. All well!

Sat Apr 20 3:30 2019 NZST
GPS: 14 26.67S 022 18.25W
Run: 154.9nm (280.4km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 156.5nm

Celebrated half way point an hour or so ago. Sailing nicely under a beautiful sky with spinnaker and poled genoa.

Fri Apr 19 3:45 2019 NZST
GPS: 14 35.12S 019 59.59W
Run: 172.6nm (312.4km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 168nm

Fortunately the winds picked up yesterday evening and all day today. They are starting to calm down and the residual swell is making us rock'n'roll!! We are almost at half way. Wooohooo!

Thu Apr 18 3:06 2019 NZST
GPS: 15 15.93S 017 30.34W
Run: 125.2nm (226.6km)
Avg: 5.5knts
24hr: 131.5nm

Sailing very, very slowly (4.5knots) as winds seemed to have vanished. Otherwise, beautiful sunny days with still a few squalls about

Wed Apr 17 4:15 2019 NZST
GPS: 15 34.66S 015 39.32W
Run: 323.3nm (585.2km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 159.8nm

Sailing with Headsail and spinnaker, about 6 knots. It's slow going but pleasant!

Tue Apr 16 3:39 2019 NZST

Sailing along slowly with spinnaker and poled headsail. Fingers crossed the squalls have gone for the next day or so!

Mon Apr 15 3:42 2019 NZST
GPS: 15 29.62S 010 48.09W
Run: 172.4nm (312km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 171.3nm

Haven't touched the sail configuration for over 24 hours. Squalls which have been present since our departure seem to have dissipated. Sailing in bumpy seas at 7knots

Sun Apr 14 3:33 2019 NZST
GPS: 15 28.48S 008 12.78W
Run: 134.8nm (244km)
Avg: 5.6knts
24hr: 135.4nm

Sailing with main and genoa poled out. speeds of 5.5 to 7.0 knots depending on the wind swings and squalls.

A bit more comfortable than yesterday.

Sat Apr 13 3:39 2019 NZST
GPS: 15 56.44S 006 14.75W
Run: 34.7nm (62.8km)
Weather: Lots of squalls with light rain

Left St-Helena this morning, have been working on sail configuration non-stop as winds extremely variable!

Fri Apr 5 6:30 2019 NZDT
GPS: 15 55.46S 05 43.46W
Run: 98.8nm (178.8km)
Avg: 3.4knts
24hr: 80.5nm

Welcome to St-Helena! Arrived in darkness, anchored and early this morning picked up a mooring! Will be here a few days or more!

Thu Apr 4 1:03 2019 NZDT
GPS: 16 43.77S 004 29.63W
Run: 180.7nm (327.1km)
Avg: 7.8knts
24hr: 186.1nm

Sailing along and rolling as winds have lightened. The good news is that we only have 82nm to go, making it a night time arrival!

Wed Apr 3 1:45 2019 NZDT
GPS: 17 43.30S 001 57.72W
Run: 202nm (365.6km)
Avg: 7.9knts
24hr: 188.6nm

Crossed the line last night, in good cheer! Now back in the Western Hemisphere. Sailing with reefed main and reefed headsail poled out. Sea are boisterous but manageable. Only 238nm to go!!

Tue Apr 2 0:03 2019 NZDT
GPS: 19 09.91S 000 43.02E
Run: 176.1nm (318.7km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 170.4nm

Sailing under full main and poled out gib. Very rolly, but making good speed. 413nm to go!!

Sun Mar 31 23:15 2019 NZDT
GPS: 20 48.02S 002 47.80E
Run: 170.5nm (308.6km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 170.9nm

A bit rolly as we have headsail poled and full main. The good news is that we passed half-way mark!!

Sat Mar 30 23:18 2019 NZDT
GPS: 22 01.14S 005 06.05E
Run: 156.5nm (283.3km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 168.1nm

Sailing with spinnaker and poled genoa. Smooth seas and almost at halfway point!!

Sat Mar 30 0:57 2019 NZDT
GPS: 23 20.23S 007 05.75E
Run: 163.7nm (296.3km)
Avg: 8.1knts
24hr: 194nm

Sailing slowly at 4.5 knots with poled out genoa and spinnaker. 850nm to go!

Fri Mar 29 4:42 2019 NZDT
GPS: 24 22.84S 009 25.20E
Run: 209nm (378.3km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 170.6nm

After sailing poled out since this morning, Tried spinnaker for 2 hours and now back to main and headsail! 8.1 knots and sun is shining!!

Wed Mar 27 23:18 2019 NZDT
7.0-7.5 knots
GPS: 25 24.00S 012 33.51E
Run: 137.9nm (249.6km)
Avg: 7.9knts
24hr: 189.7nm

Sailing with full headsail and main in very pleasant conditons

Wed Mar 27 5:51 2019 NZDT
GPS: 26 16.37S 014 33.14E
Run: 45.2nm (81.8km)

Left Luderitz 5 hours ago. Started with rough seas but caling down now. Sailing with one reef in main at 6.5/7knots 15/20 knots of wind from S.

Mon Mar 18 7:00 2019 NZDT
GPS: 26 38.36S 15 09.46E
Run: 182.6nm (330.5km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 145.4nm

On a mooring in Luderitz! Blowing 25-30 knots!!!

Sun Mar 17 0:51 2019 NZDT
GPS: 29 16.20S 015 26.46E
Run: 175.2nm (317.1km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 163.9nm

Motor sailing since the early hours as wind died. Caught big blue fin tuna, or so we think! 158 miles to go!

Fri Mar 15 23:12 2019 NZDT
GPS: 31 35.78S 016 36.56E
Run: 115.1nm (208.3km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 171.6nm

Motor sailing in light seas. Beautiful day!

Fri Mar 15 7:06 2019 NZDT
GPS: 32 59.09S 017 41.76E
Run: 76.3nm (138.1km)

Have finally left lovely Cape Town and on our way to Luderitz. Sailing under beautiful blue skies!

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