The Magic Dragon

The Magic Dragon

Tue Apr 24 23:15 2018 NZST
Speed:
12
knts
Run: 31.3nm (56.7km)
Avg: 6knts
24hr: 144.5nm
41 16.876s 174 48.458e

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Tue Apr 24 18:03 2018 NZST
Speed:
11
knts
Run: 0.5nm (0.9km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 160.6nm
41 37.121s 175 12.626e

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Tue Apr 24 17:59 2018 NZST
Run: 0.1nm (0.2km)
Avg: 8.8knts
24hr: 210.7nm
41 37.298s 175 13.096e

Around Cape Palliser


Sun setting over DUrville island
Sun setting over DUrville island
Tue Apr 24 17:58 2018 NZST
Speed:
10
knts
Run: 50.5nm (91.4km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 140.2nm
41 37.331s 175 13.183e

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Tue Apr 24 9:19 2018 NZST
Speed:
7
knts
Run: 0.4nm (0.7km)
Avg: 4.6knts
24hr: 111.1nm
41 13.518s 176 2.341e

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Tue Apr 24 9:14 2018 NZST
Speed:
9
knts
Run: 0.4nm (0.7km)
Avg: 4.6knts
24hr: 111.1nm
41 13.424s 176 2.760e

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Tue Apr 24 9:09 2018 NZST
Speed:
8
knts
Run: 0.4nm (0.7km)
Avg: 4.6knts
24hr: 111.5nm
41 13.190s 176 3.070e

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Tue Apr 24 9:04 2018 NZST
Speed:
7
knts
Run: 0.4nm (0.7km)
Avg: 4.6knts
24hr: 111.1nm
41 12.942s 176 3.361e

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Tue Apr 24 8:58 2018 NZST
Speed:
10
knts
Run: 0.4nm (0.7km)
Avg: 4.6knts
24hr: 111.1nm
41 12.668s 176 3.688e

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Tue Apr 24 8:53 2018 NZST
Speed:
9
knts
Run: 0.4nm (0.7km)
Avg: 5.1knts
24hr: 123nm
41 12.376s 176 4.030e

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Tue Apr 24 8:49 2018 NZST
Speed:
5.5
knts
Run: 0.1nm (0.2km)
Avg: 12.4knts
24hr: 297.9nm
41 12.106s 176 4.363e

Sailing past Flat Point. Gorgeous conditions.


Tue Apr 24 8:48 2018 NZST
Speed:
11
knts
Run: 44.3nm (80.2km)
Avg: 5.7knts
24hr: 136.1nm
41 12.041s 176 4.441e

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Tue Apr 24 0:59 2018 NZST
Run: 5.3nm (9.6km)
Avg: 12.3knts
24hr: 296nm
40 36.877s 176 24.944e

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Tue Apr 24 0:34 2018 NZST
Run: 0.1nm (0.2km)
Avg: 18.9knts
24hr: 454.7nm
40 38.536s 176 30.658e

Past Cape Turnagain.Can see Castlepoint light casting over the horizon.


Tue Apr 24 0:33 2018 NZST
Speed:
7
knts
Run: 77nm (139.4km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 167.9nm
40 38.470s 176 30.724e

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Mon Apr 23 13:33 2018 NZST
Speed:
12
knts
Run: 0.6nm (1.1km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 166.7nm
39 37.318s 177 6.024e

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Mon Apr 23 13:28 2018 NZST
Speed:
12
knts
Run: 0.6nm (1.1km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 166.7nm
39 37.013s 177 5.466e

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Mon Apr 23 13:23 2018 NZST
Speed:
11
knts
Run: 0.6nm (1.1km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 166.7nm
39 36.540s 177 5.104e

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Mon Apr 23 13:17 2018 NZST
Speed:
12
knts
Run: 0.6nm (1.1km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 166.7nm
39 36.108s 177 4.657e

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Mon Apr 23 13:12 2018 NZST
Speed:
12
knts
Run: 0.6nm (1.1km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 167.2nm
39 35.697s 177 4.187e

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Mon Apr 23 13:07 2018 NZST
Speed:
12
knts
Run: 0.6nm (1.1km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 166.7nm
39 35.283s 177 3.719e

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Mon Apr 23 13:02 2018 NZST
Speed:
12
knts
Run: 0.6nm (1.1km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 166.7nm
39 34.867s 177 3.261e

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Mon Apr 23 12:57 2018 NZST
Speed:
12
knts
Run: 0.6nm (1.1km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 166.7nm
39 34.445s 177 2.812e

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Mon Apr 23 12:51 2018 NZST
Speed:
12
knts
Run: 0.6nm (1.1km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 166.7nm
39 34.021s 177 2.380e

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Mon Apr 23 12:46 2018 NZST
Speed:
12
knts
Run: 0.6nm (1.1km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 166.7nm
39 33.599s 177 1.955e

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Mon Apr 23 12:41 2018 NZST
Speed:
11
knts
Run: 0.6nm (1.1km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 166.7nm
39 33.186s 177 1.515e

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Mon Apr 23 12:36 2018 NZST
Speed:
12
knts
Run: 0.6nm (1.1km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 167.2nm
39 32.776s 177 1.072e

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Mon Apr 23 12:31 2018 NZST
Speed:
11
knts
Run: 0.6nm (1.1km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 166.7nm
39 32.364s 177 0.644e

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Mon Apr 23 12:26 2018 NZST
Speed:
11
knts
Run: 0.6nm (1.1km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 170nm
39 31.951s 177 0.217e

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Mon Apr 23 12:21 2018 NZST
39 31.547s 176 59.798e

Underway from Napier, bound for Wellington


Mon Apr 23 12:20 2018 NZST
Speed:
12
knts
Run: 10.7nm (19.4km)
39 31.530s 176 59.783e

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Sat Apr 21 9:20 2018 NZST
Speed:
5.2
knts
Run: 52nm (94.1km)
Avg: 5.7knts
24hr: 137.6nm
39 26.107s 177 9.566e

11 miles off Napier


Sat Apr 21 0:15 2018 NZST
39 6.595s 178 2.157e

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Sat Apr 21 0:15 2018 NZST
Speed:
5.2
knts
39 6.595s 178 2.157e

11 miles from Napier


Sat Apr 21 0:08 2018 NZST
Speed:
10
knts
Run: 50.5nm (91.4km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 139.9nm
39 6.580s 178 2.158e

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Fri Apr 20 15:29 2018 NZST
Speed:
6.5
knts
Run: 35.6nm (64.4km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 155.8nm
38 24.425s 178 17.786e

Off Tolaga Bay. Photo shows Cooks Cove where they parked for a bit.


Fri Apr 20 10:00 2018 NZST
Speed:
6.2
knts
Run: 135.8nm (245.8km)
Avg: 5.7knts
24hr: 136.4nm
37 53.500s 178 18.479e

Motoring through a millpond. Very welcome calm after a sporty run from Cape Runaway to East Cape


Thu Apr 19 10:06 2018 NZST
Speed:
6
knts
Run: 0.2nm (0.4km)
Avg: 19.5knts
24hr: 467nm
37 13.099s 175 58.714e
Weather: W5

Powering across toward Mayor Island


Thu Apr 19 10:05 2018 NZST
Speed:
12
knts
Run: 6.2nm (11.2km)
37 13.069s 175 58.532e

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Wed Apr 18 18:53 2018 NZST
Run: 1.7nm (3.1km)
37 12.063s 175 51.944e

Freshly antifouled and sailing tomorrow from Whangamata bound for Napier then Wellington. Full family crew of Josh, Fiona, Lucy and Sylvie.


Fri Jan 12 18:50 2018 NZDT
Run: 12.5nm (22.6km)
37 13.439s 175 52.488e

Safely in Whangamata. Boat is going to live here for a month or so.


Fri Jan 12 13:27 2018 NZDT
Run: 25.5nm (46.2km)
Avg: 4.9knts
24hr: 118nm
37 2.942s 175 56.111e

Lunch break at Slipper Island


Fri Jan 12 8:15 2018 NZDT
Speed:
11
knts
Run: 1.2nm (2.2km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 162.5nm
36 41.009s 175 52.251e

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Fri Jan 12 8:05 2018 NZDT
Speed:
10
knts
Run: 5.9nm (10.7km)
36 40.042s 175 51.799e

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Thu Jan 11 18:04 2018 NZDT
36 36.167s 175 47.571e

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Thu Jan 11 17:59 2018 NZDT
36 36.168s 175 47.573e

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Thu Jan 11 17:53 2018 NZDT
Run: 0.1nm (0.2km)
36 36.157s 175 47.570e

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Thu Jan 11 17:48 2018 NZDT
Speed:
1
knts
Run: 0.4nm (0.7km)
Avg: 4.6knts
24hr: 111.1nm
36 36.198s 175 47.673e

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Thu Jan 11 17:43 2018 NZDT
Speed:
9
knts
Run: 0.5nm (0.9km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 138.9nm
36 36.200s 175 48.067e

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Thu Jan 11 17:38 2018 NZDT
Speed:
8
knts
Run: 0.5nm (0.9km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 139.4nm
36 36.346s 175 48.552e

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Thu Jan 11 17:33 2018 NZDT
Speed:
9
knts
Run: 0.5nm (0.9km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 138.9nm
36 36.493s 175 49.026e

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Thu Jan 11 17:27 2018 NZDT
Speed:
8
knts
Run: 0.4nm (0.7km)
Avg: 4.6knts
24hr: 111.1nm
36 36.660s 175 49.481e

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Thu Jan 11 17:22 2018 NZDT
Speed:
9
knts
Run: 0.5nm (0.9km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 138.9nm
36 36.914s 175 49.830e

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Thu Jan 11 17:17 2018 NZDT
Speed:
9
knts
Run: 0.5nm (0.9km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 139.4nm
36 37.273s 175 50.112e

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Thu Jan 11 17:12 2018 NZDT
Speed:
10
knts
36 37.686s 175 50.280e

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Thu Jan 11 17:12 2018 NZDT
Run: 88.2nm (159.6km)
36 37.688s 175 50.276e

A stunning day at Great Mercury Island. Finally found a crayfish after three weeks aboard.


Tue Jan 9 11:24 2018 NZDT
No position sent.
Weather: Westerly 5-10 knots

A gorgeous day in Colville Channel.


Moehau
Moehau
Wed Jan 3 11:18 2018 NZDT
Speed:
11
knts
Run: 0.6nm (1.1km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 166.7nm
35 41.104s 174 46.445e

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Wed Jan 3 11:13 2018 NZDT
Speed:
11
knts
Run: 0.6nm (1.1km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 166.7nm
35 40.695s 174 45.992e

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I hear the fishing is good. What about crayfish free diving?
Wed Jan 3 11:07 2018 NZDT
Speed:
12
knts
Run: 0.6nm (1.1km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 166.7nm
35 40.307s 174 45.541e

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Wed Jan 3 11:02 2018 NZDT
Speed:
11
knts
Run: 0.6nm (1.1km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 166.7nm
35 39.896s 174 45.107e

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Wed Jan 3 10:57 2018 NZDT
Speed:
11
knts
Run: 0.6nm (1.1km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 166.7nm
35 39.491s 174 44.713e

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Wed Jan 3 10:52 2018 NZDT
Speed:
11
knts
Run: 0.6nm (1.1km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 167.2nm
35 39.102s 174 44.278e

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Wed Jan 3 10:47 2018 NZDT
Speed:
11
knts
Run: 0.6nm (1.1km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 167.2nm
35 38.731s 174 43.825e

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Wed Jan 3 10:42 2018 NZDT
Speed:
11
knts
Run: 0.6nm (1.1km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 166.2nm
35 38.362s 174 43.393e

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Wed Jan 3 10:36 2018 NZDT
Speed:
11
knts
Run: 0.6nm (1.1km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 167.2nm
35 37.987s 174 42.959e

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Wed Jan 3 10:31 2018 NZDT
Speed:
12
knts
Run: 0.6nm (1.1km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 166.7nm
35 37.618s 174 42.523e

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Wed Jan 3 10:26 2018 NZDT
Speed:
11
knts
Run: 0.6nm (1.1km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 167.2nm
35 37.220s 174 42.089e

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Wed Jan 3 10:21 2018 NZDT
Speed:
12
knts
Run: 1.7nm (3.1km)
Avg: 43.4knts
24hr: 1041.7nm
35 36.814s 174 41.665e

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Wed Jan 3 10:19 2018 NZDT
Speed:
6
knts
Run: 20.4nm (36.9km)
35 35.638s 174 40.515e
Weather: 5 knots easterly

Motoring through slightly lumpy sea. Bound for Port Abercrombie. 4 POB.


Sun Sep 3 18:26 2017 NZST
Run: 28.2nm (51km)
Avg: 3.6knts
24hr: 85.7nm
35 49.710s 174 27.192e

A long day from Whangamumu to Whangarei harbour with a nice view of poor knights islands.


Sun Sep 3 10:32 2017 NZST
Speed:
5
knts
Run: 86.7nm (156.9km)
35 25.778s 174 33.491e

Sailing for Whangarei harbour.


Thu Aug 31 18:51 2017 NZST
Speed:
5.5
knts
Run: 105.7nm (191.3km)
Avg: 9.4knts
24hr: 224.8nm
34 38.5s 173 22e
Weather: SW 10, sea slight.

Off Cape Karikari. Hi Michel and Jane perhaps you can see our light? Carrying on through to Whangarei tomorrow.


Happy to hear you have arrived safely.
Thu Aug 31 7:33 2017 NZST
Run: 73.6nm (133.2km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 142.5nm
33 35S 172 02E
Weather: W16, 1.5m swell, 30%cc, 1010

ETA early friday morning in Opua but the winds look good for possibly getting to Marsden/Whangarei before the heavy wx comes. We will know by this time tomorrow!


Wed Aug 30 19:10 2017 NZST
Run: 82.4nm (149.1km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 171.3nm
32 36.7S 171 30.8E
Weather: moderate SW winds, SW swell

Sailing at 6 knots. 200 nm off opua. Eta midnight Thursday.


Wed Aug 30 7:37 2017 NZST
Speed:
6
knts
Run: 76.1nm (137.7km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 146.9nm
31 43S 170 35E
Weather: 30%cc, W12, 1017

May go into Opua depending on weather. they have made good progress but the weather comes!


Tue Aug 29 19:11 2017 NZST
Run: 75.6nm (136.8km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 159.1nm
30 51.9S 169 46E
Weather: favourable winds, NE

Approx 340 nm from Opua. Eta Friday.


Tue Aug 29 7:47 2017 NZST
Speed:
5.8
knts
Run: 71.6nm (129.6km)
Avg: 77.3knts
24hr: 1855.5nm
30 01S 168 58E
Weather: NE12, 1016,

eta friday night but Josh may decide to crack the whip


This latest position (morning 29th) is quite different to the one he gave us last night (evening 28th). Last night he said he was just off Norfolk Island, which was consistent with the co-ordinates. This morning's position puts him quite a bit further to the east. I wonder if this is correct? Fiona

well Fiona. I hit the west button instead of the east button. Much better track now. patricia Gulf Harbour radio

Yes, much better! Thank you Patricia. Have added tonight's reported position. Fiona
Tue Aug 29 6:51 2017 NZST
Speed:
4
knts
29 14.8S 168 10.1E

Report from Peter at Maritime Radio at 1838 last night.


Mon Aug 28 19:23 2017 NZST
Run: 416.8nm (754.4km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 167.5nm
29 14.8S 168 10.1E

Sat Aug 26 7:40 2017 NZST
Speed:
6m
knts
Run: 77nm (139.4km)
Avg: 3.2knts
24hr: 76.9nm
23 22.9S 166 36.0E
Weather: 5NNw, clear, 1014, 0.5m swell

Currently 55nm sse from Amadee light. left 6pm last evening.There will be no report for 2 days as GHRadio is away. I may get a report from Maritime in which case i will pop it in. They are at 0800627 48 463 and are happy to give position reports to family.


Good that you are on your way. Have a safe journey. Andrew and Jenny
Fri Aug 25 7:37 2017 NZST
Run: 12.5nm (22.6km)
22 16.617s 166 26.396e
Weather: clear skies

Clearing process this morning in Noumea then departing this afternoon. It takes a while to walk to Customs, then Immigration, then a long walk around the waterfront past the Maritime Museum, to get to the port captain for the final sign off.


Wed Aug 23 19:33 2017 NZST
Run: 19nm (34.4km)
22 10.275S 166 16.924E
Weather: SE 20, skies clear

Anchored at Tiare. Squeezed in a final surf at Tenia this morning then beat into 20-25 knot headwinds all afternoon to shakedown the two new crew. This anchorage is a bit rolly in SE conditions it transpires, I would prefer to be just around the headland back in La Guerre or Baie Maa.


Tue Aug 22 22:04 2017 NZST
Run: 20.2nm (36.6km)
21 59.8S 166 03.12E
Weather: SE 10-15 easing

Anchored beside Ducos Island, two new crew collected from airport, embarked MD at Ouenghi.


Mon Aug 21 19:07 2017 NZST
22 09.9S 166 18.6E
Weather: SE 10, bit hard to tell up here! Occasional 12 knot gust.

Quietly anchored adjacent the Rapaki in Port Laguerre. Done some offshore prep jobs and enjoying a beer with Pete.


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