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

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
Run: 165.6nm (299.7km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 164.2nm
13 52.63S 032 19.53W

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
Run: 153.8nm (278.4km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 153.5nm
14 02.31S 029 51.75W

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
Run: 174.4nm (315.7km)
Avg: 7.2knts
24hr: 173.7nm
13 51.33S 027 34.64W

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

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

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
Run: 154.9nm (280.4km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 156.5nm
14 26.67S 022 18.25W

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
Run: 172.6nm (312.4km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 168nm
14 35.12S 019 59.59W

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!

Tehani-li tehani-li tehani-li. This sailing vessel La Buse. Hope all is good. Please specify port of entry in Brasil in one of your next update. Over.
Thu Apr 18 3:06 2019 NZST
Run: 125.2nm (226.6km)
Avg: 5.5knts
24hr: 131.5nm
15 15.93S 017 30.34W

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
Run: 323.3nm (585.2km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 159.8nm
15 34.66S 015 39.32W

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
Run: 172.4nm (312km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 171.3nm
15 29.62S 010 48.09W

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
Run: 134.8nm (244km)
Avg: 5.6knts
24hr: 135.4nm
15 28.48S 008 12.78W

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
Run: 34.7nm (62.8km)
15 56.44S 006 14.75W
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
Run: 98.8nm (178.8km)
Avg: 3.4knts
24hr: 80.5nm
15 55.46S 05 43.46W

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

Great to see you are there safe and sound. Looking forward to following you further

Glad to hear you’re doing good so far with good speed. Safe final stretch. Nicole and I following your progress.

Following you. Congrats! so far so good? no dammage? all good?
Thu Apr 4 1:03 2019 NZDT
Run: 180.7nm (327.1km)
Avg: 7.8knts
24hr: 186.1nm
16 43.77S 004 29.63W

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
Run: 202nm (365.6km)
Avg: 7.9knts
24hr: 188.6nm
17 43.30S 001 57.72W

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
Run: 176.1nm (318.7km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 170.4nm
19 09.91S 000 43.02E

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

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

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
Run: 156.5nm (283.3km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 168.1nm
22 01.14S 005 06.05E

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

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

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

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

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
Run: 137.9nm (249.6km)
Avg: 7.9knts
24hr: 189.7nm
25 24.00S 012 33.51E

Sailing with full headsail and main in very pleasant conditons

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

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
Run: 182.6nm (330.5km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 145.4nm
26 38.36S 15 09.46E

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

Safe travels and hope you enjoy Napoleon's digs! XX
Sun Mar 17 0:51 2019 NZDT
Run: 175.2nm (317.1km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 163.9nm
29 16.20S 015 26.46E

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
Run: 115.1nm (208.3km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 171.6nm
31 35.78S 016 36.56E

Motor sailing in light seas. Beautiful day!

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

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

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