The Magic Dragon

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

Automated update

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

Around Cape Palliser

Sun setting over DUrville island
Sun setting over DUrville island
Tue Apr 24 8:49 2018 NZST
GPS: 41 12.106s 176 4.363e
Run: 0.1nm (0.2km)
Avg: 12.4knts
24hr: 297.9nm

Sailing past Flat Point. Gorgeous conditions.

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

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

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

Underway from Napier, bound for Wellington

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

11 miles off Napier

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

11 miles from Napier

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

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

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

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

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

Powering across toward Mayor Island

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

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
GPS: 37 13.439s 175 52.488e
Run: 12.5nm (22.6km)

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

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

Lunch break at Slipper Island

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Sailing for Whangarei harbour.

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

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

Thu Aug 31 7:33 2017 NZST
GPS: 33 35S 172 02E
Run: 73.6nm (133.2km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 142.5nm
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
GPS: 32 36.7S 171 30.8E
Run: 82.4nm (149.1km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 171.3nm
Weather: moderate SW winds, SW swell

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

Wed Aug 30 7:37 2017 NZST
GPS: 31 43S 170 35E
Run: 76.1nm (137.7km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 146.9nm
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
GPS: 30 51.9S 169 46E
Run: 75.6nm (136.8km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 159.1nm
Weather: favourable winds, NE

Approx 340 nm from Opua. Eta Friday.

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

eta friday night but Josh may decide to crack the whip

Tue Aug 29 6:51 2017 NZST
GPS: 29 14.8S 168 10.1E

Report from Peter at Maritime Radio at 1838 last night.

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

Sat Aug 26 7:40 2017 NZST
GPS: 23 22.9S 166 36.0E
Run: 77nm (139.4km)
Avg: 3.2knts
24hr: 76.9nm
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.

Fri Aug 25 7:37 2017 NZST
GPS: 22 16.617s 166 26.396e
Run: 12.5nm (22.6km)
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
GPS: 22 10.275S 166 16.924E
Run: 19nm (34.4km)
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
GPS: 21 59.8S 166 03.12E
Run: 20.2nm (36.6km)
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
GPS: 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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