Time Bandit

Time Bandit

Sun Oct 29 15:28 2017 NZDT
Run: 250.8nm (453.9km)
27 46S 153 24E
Weather: Blazing Australian sunshine

Just cruisin'. If Villomee is on air would you tell Trevor and Jan we said hello and safe passage.


Fri Oct 6 7:33 2017 NZDT
Speed: 3.8knts
Run: 179.3nm (324.5km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 163.9nm
25 48S 156 49E
Weather:  10% cloud behind, cloud banks ahead 8 knots N 1016

  295 miles to Brisbane Wind dying away, slowing us down after a good run = no arrival at weekend = no overtime. Every cloud!!!! LIONHEART We had Ray on the Net yesterday. Very faint and just readable and he's only about 100 miles away so I expect he cannot hear you. Thanks Stuart & Anne Time Bandit


Thu Oct 5 5:18 2017 NZDT
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 129.4nm (234.2km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 145.8nm
24 55S 159 31E
Weather:  10% cloud, light haze 12-15 knots ENE 1018

  390 miles to Brisbane Thanks Stuart & Anne Time Bandit


Wed Oct 4 8:00 2017 NZDT
Speed: 7.0knts
Run: 203.6nm (368.5km)
Avg: 8.5knts
24hr: 204.9nm
24 28S 161 31E
Weather:  10% cloud, light haze 16-18 knots SE 1018

  501 miles to Brisbane QUESTION Wind of last two days is fading a bit. What are prospects for next 3 days as we approach the coast? Thanks Stuart Time Bandit


Tue Oct 3 8:09 2017 NZDT
Speed: 6.0knts
Run: 460.2nm (833km)
23 13S 164 26E
Weather:  10% cloud, 15 knots E

  on passage Australia, Brisbane Thanks Stuart Time Bandit


Hip hip hooray for ahappy and safe arrival into Brisbane. You will enjoy it here. Currently we are having a coffee near my son's house in Bne. Tomorrow we fly to Panama 4/10). I trust we will be back in contact when we arrive in December. In the meantime, happy landings to you both.
Mon Sep 18 7:40 2017 NZST
Run: 479.9nm (868.6km)
17 36S 168 15E
Weather: Calm

Moored in Port Vila awaiting window to get to Loyalties


Thu Aug 17 6:03 2017 NZST
Speed: 8.0knts
Run: 424.9nm (769.1km)
Avg: 2.6knts
24hr: 61.2nm
18 15S 175 31E
Weather:  0% cloud, 20-25 knots SE BAR 1012

  en route, Tanna, Port Resolution Great sailing. Thanks Stuart Time Bandit


Thu Aug 10 7:27 2017 NZST
Speed: 7.5knts
Run: 6.5nm (11.8km)
16 52S 178 12W
Weather:  10% cloud, 22knots SE 1015

  en route, Yadua to Yasawas Thanks Stuart Time Bandit


Mon Aug 7 7:00 2017 NZST
Speed: 0.0knts
Run: 52.2nm (94.5km)
16 49S 178 17W
Weather:  06:50 sun coming up. 50% cloud, 10-12 SE gusting 18-20. 1014

  Anchored in Yadua Island en route Yaswas QUESTION 1. Best windy day coming this week for a fast 50 mile sail to Yasawas??? Thanks Stuart


Mon Jul 31 6:06 2017 NZST
Speed: 0.0knts
Run: 107.3nm (194.2km)
17 10S 178 59W
Weather:  21:00 and flat calm. Occasional rain

  Anchored in Vanua Balavu, Northern Lau QUESTIONS / HELP 1. HOW WILL WINDS BE FOR PASSAGE FROM NORTHERN Lau to Savu Savu on Tuesday? 2. Do you know if we can anchor in Port Resolution, Tanna and check/clear in? Or do we have to go around to Lenakel? Thanks Stuart


Sun Jul 23 7:15 2017 NZST
Speed: 0.0knts
18 41S 178 38W
Weather:  5kts 060. 10% cloud cover. 1014

  Anchored in Komo, Southern Lau. Leaving Komo in an hour. Will we get any breeze heading north? Thanks Stuart


Fri Jul 21 6:51 2017 NZST
Speed: 0.0knts
18 41S 178 38W
Weather:  5kts 060. 10% cloud cover. 1014

  Anchored in Komo, Southern Lau. Awaiting wind (and Villomee) to get north to Vanua Balavu. Saturday??????? Thanks Stuart


Wed Jul 19 7:33 2017 NZST
Run: 197.4nm (357.3km)
18 41S 178 38W
Weather: 15NE, 2m SE, 50% hi cloud , 1014

in the Lau Group. Komo. Looking for Eliana on passage new Cal to Bundaberg


Tue Jun 6 16:18 2017 NZST
Speed: 0.0knts
Run: 342nm (619km)
Avg: 4.2knts
24hr: 100.9nm
18 07S 178 25E
Weather:  

  Anchored in Suva.

Thanks for the weather and being Gulf Harbour Radio. Very much appreciated.

Stuart


Mon Jun 5 6:48 2017 NZST
Speed: 5.0knts
Weather:  SSE 12. 100% cloud cover. 1 metre swell slight sea. 1012

  120 miles to Suva.

Thanks.

Stuart


Sat Jun 3 6:57 2017 NZST
Speed: 6.0knts
Run: 142nm (257km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 142.6nm
23 02S 177 49E
Weather:  S 15 - 20. 100% cloud cover. 1 metre swell confused sea. 1012

  298 miles to Suva.

Thanks. Better fitting wind received.

Stuart


Fri Jun 2 7:03 2017 NZST
Speed: 6.0knts
Run: 92.2nm (166.9km)
Avg: 3.8knts
24hr: 90.9nm
24 55S 176 55E
Weather:  N 15. 1000% cloud cover. Seas building 1012

  240 to Minerva or 420 miles to Suva.

Thanks. Have received wind you kindly sent. My fault though. I should have been more explicit as your gift is wrong size, i.e. North. Would like to return for wind that has better fit. Size E15 would be nice. Please advise.

Thanks Stuart


Thu Jun 1 6:42 2017 NZST
Speed: 2.0knts
Run: 256.8nm (464.8km)
Avg: 5.4knts
24hr: 129.1nm
26 15S 176 52E
Weather:  SW 0 -5. Light winds, 20% cloud cover. Pretty calm

  497 miles to Suva.

Please send wind.

Thanks Stuart


Be careful with what you wish for... Ray tells us that he managed to go backwards at one point - he is now at Vudu.
Tue May 30 6:57 2017 NZST
Speed: 2.0knts
Run: 84.3nm (152.6km)
Avg: 3.5knts
24hr: 83.1nm
29 47S 175 34E
Weather:  SW 0 -5. Dropping off since midnight. Dead calm most of night. Light SW 3-5 filling in 06:30

  698 miles to Suva. Long rolly swell.

Thanks Stuart


Mon May 29 6:36 2017 NZST
Speed: 6.0knts
Run: 152.3nm (275.7km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 150.7nm
30 59S 175 19E
Weather:  SW 5-10. Dropping off since midnight. Light squalls with rain. 1018

  792 miles to Suva. Long rolly swell.

Thanks Stuart


Sun May 28 6:21 2017 NZST
Speed: 6.0knts
Run: 332.1nm (601.1km)
33 07S 174 40E
Weather:  SW 10-15. Clear skies, 10% cloud cover. 1015

  925 miles to Suva. Long rolly swell.

Thanks Stuart


Great to see you are on your way. Sounds like a great sail. Safe journey. xx
Fri May 19 13:41 2017 NZST
Run: 192.6nm (348.6km)
37 52.49120S 175 29.73633E

Hope the position is a sleight of hand... Doesn't look very wet where you are showing as placed!

Oh very funny, why buy a house when you can just move Time Bandit to Cambridge on your YIT locater!, it's nice in Cambridge, we will come visit when we get home.

Would love to see you when you are back in NZ. Heading for UK early July for ~ 3 months. Phone 029 128 7038
Wed Nov 2 4:03 2016 NZDT
Speed: 0knts
Run: 153.5nm (277.8km)
Avg: 7.3knts
24hr: 175.4nm
35 19S 174 07E
Weather:  Who cares.

  Berthed at Q dock, drinking Scotland's best.

Thanks for all the weather info and support.

Stuart


Tue Nov 1 7:03 2016 NZDT
Speed: 6.4knts
Run: 161.9nm (293km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 161.9nm
33 12S 174 56E
Weather:  East south east 15 - 20 knots. Clear skies, 10% cloud cover. 1018

  134 miles to Opua. No wind from nowhere. Long rolly swell. 40% cloud cover. ETA|this time tomorrow ish Thanks Stuart


Mon Oct 31 7:03 2016 NZDT
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 139.5nm (252.5km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 139.8nm
30 57S 175 42E
Weather:  East south east 15 - 20 knots. Clear skies, 10% cloud cover. 1018

  274 miles to Opua. Big and bouncy night but heading in right direction making good speed. Thanks Stuart


Sun Oct 30 7:06 2016 NZDT
Speed: 5.8knts
Run: 289.5nm (524km)
Avg: 6knts
24hr: 144.6nm
29 17S 177 01E
Weather:  South South east 5knots. Under engine since 23:00 last night. Clear skies, 10% cloud cover. 1018

  385 miles to Opua (as crow flies). Our crow is taking a detour to better position for incoming SE wind. ETA noon 2nd NOV. Question for David....Is heading DUE south to get better angle on forecast GRIB wind still a valid strategy? Thanks Stuart


Fri Oct 28 7:03 2016 NZDT
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 179.5nm (324.9km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 165.7nm
25 38sS 179 20E
Weather:  South east 15 ish. Gusting 20. Flat sea, 100% cloud and rain squalls. 1014

  All is well. Great days sailing yesterday and last night until 03:00 motored for 2 hourrs in rain until wind filled in.

Stuart


Thu Oct 27 5:03 2016 NZDT
Speed: 5.3knts
Run: 150.3nm (272km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 171.4nm
23 26S 179 09W
Weather:  0 - 5kts E flat sea. dark, est 70% cloud, 1014

  All is well. Great days sailing yesterday 10 - 15 dawn to about 14:00 then 15 - 20 until 22:00....then died to nothing. Passing Minerva, 15 miles to east shortly. Motoring since 02:00 Stuart


Wed Oct 26 8:00 2016 NZDT
Speed: 4.5knts
Run: 1.2nm (2.2km)
21 36S 177 53W
Weather:  5 - 10kts E confused sea. 50% cloud, 1014

  All is well.  Wind filled in and sailing in confused seas. Heading for Minerva as it looks like we've missed our window for making for Whangarei direct. 126 miles to Minerva.

Stuart


Wed Oct 26 6:15 2016 NZDT
Speed: 4.5knts
Run: 101.5nm (183.7km)
Avg: 4.7knts
24hr: 112.5nm
21 35S 177 53W
Weather:  5 - 10kts S confused sea. 100% cloud, 1014

  All is well.  Motoring in confused seas. Heading for Minerva as it looks like we've missed our window for making for Whangarei direct. 126 miles to Minerva. Should have taken the plane! Stuart


Tue Oct 25 8:35 2016 NZDT
Speed: 7.6knts
Run: 159.9nm (289.4km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 159.6nm
20 32S 176 47W
Weather: 16se, flat seas, 5%cc, 1014,

1111 to Opua


Mon Oct 24 8:32 2016 NZDT
Speed: 7.6knts
Run: 86.5nm (156.6km)
19 50S 174 26W
Weather: 15S,

1242 to Whangarei


Wed Oct 5 18:07 2016 NZDT
18 39.36388S 173 58.96801W

En route NZ in next three weeks


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