Thu Sep 20 7:32 2018 NZST
Run: 24.4nm (44.2km)
17 27S 177 02E
Weather: s to sse 10-15, clear skies but cloud coming

11 boats now at Navadra. Looking forward to rain.

Wed Aug 29 9:15 2018 NZST
Run: 12.7nm (23km)
17 46.272s 177 11.284e
Weather: light NE breeze

a lot better weather than we have here at Gulf Harbour!

Wed Aug 22 7:31 2018 NZST
Run: 20.4nm (36.9km)
17 46.1916s 177 22.903e
Weather: light easterlies

Outside denerau actually with about 14 other boats. They had strong NW yesterday so will probably be having a rest today.

Tue Aug 21 7:27 2018 NZST
Run: 60.8nm (110km)
Avg: 2.5knts
24hr: 61nm
18 03S 177 17E
Weather: lovely day

They had a great sail just off the coast yesterday with 10-15easterlies. Now at likuri harbour on the way to Lautoka for some work on Grahame's back problem. He had a fall.

Mon Aug 20 7:32 2018 NZST
Run: 50.6nm (91.6km)
18 24S 178 08E
Weather: light NE

At anchor by the island outside of Suva, Panga I think , and will head down the coast today.

Fri Aug 17 7:31 2018 NZST
Run: 84.8nm (153.5km)
19 01S 178 33E
Weather: SE15, 80%cc

3nm from Kadavu and this was yesterday as I forgot to put it in. They are there now but Grahames signal was light so i did not get where they were anchored. They did not tow a line and hope that fresh fish will come from Craig!

Fri Aug 10 7:27 2018 NZST
Speed: 7knts
Run: 406nm (734.9km)
19 12S 179 50E
Weather: odd rain squall overnight and wind held at 20. now 15, 50%cc

About 5 m from Matuku and looking forward to the rain in the weekend to fill the water tanks.

Mon Jun 4 7:29 2018 NZST
18 39.6843s 173 58.9575w
Weather: 80%cc, N10

enjoying Vavauu

Sat Jun 2 8:46 2018 NZST
No position sent.
Weather: raining in Vavau with 18 to 20 se

At anchor in Port Muralle Vavau Tonga after a 13 day passage from Gulf Harbour four days in Minerva Reef waiting for low to pass between Fiji and Tonga

Thu May 31 7:54 2018 NZST
Run: 161.2nm (291.8km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 158.7nm
18 39.6843s 173 58.9575w
Weather: SE18-20

anchored and enjoying the rest

Wed May 30 7:32 2018 NZST
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 181.2nm (328km)
Avg: 7.5knts
24hr: 181nm
20 41S 175 13W
Weather: big swell the last couple of hours, SSE15-18

all well

Tue May 29 7:30 2018 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 132.2nm (239.3km)
22 26S 177 19w
Weather: SSE18, 100%cc, rain

have not seen the moon yet

Fri May 25 7:35 2018 NZST
Run: 12.7nm (23km)
23 39.721S 178 54.59W
Weather: E9

all well but bouncy at high tide overnight

Thu May 24 7:30 2018 NZST
Speed: 5.8mknts
Run: 163.6nm (296.1km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 164.4nm
23 50S 178 59W
Weather: SSE5

10nm from Minerva and looking forward to anchors down.

Wed May 23 7:37 2018 NZST
Speed: 6.9knts
Run: 159.3nm (288.3km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 158.5nm
26 12S 178 55W
Weather: 14-18SW after a wild night where wnd went E to n to NW and

all well on board despite the wild night. heading to Minerva

Sally passed on the link, sounds like you are all having a good trip.Safe saiing, Glenn

Hi everyone glad you are all ok on the water! Tell Peter lm all good and missing him! All the best to you all and safe sailing Sally
Tue May 22 7:31 2018 NZST
Speed: 6.2knts
Run: 151.4nm (274km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 151.6nm
28 28S 179 23W
Weather: wind up and down so motored all yesterday, now E10-12, flat

great radio signal from Toronui. All well.

Mon May 21 7:32 2018 NZST
Speed: 5.5mknts
Run: 355.4nm (643.3km)
Avg: 7.4knts
24hr: 177.6nm
30 20S 179 18E
Weather: flat calm seas and not much wind

They need Craig to bring up the spare network data VMG screen - which is in a plastic shopping bag in the garage. Craig was listening!

Sat May 19 7:31 2018 NZST
Speed: 7.4knts
Run: 104.6nm (189.3km)
34 35S 175 52E
Weather: wind up and down all night 5-15 but now WSW14

all well and a great signal so in ground plane to GHRadio

Hi Peter, the Hughes boys are keenly plotting your progress to Tonga on a map they printed out. Good luck out there! Campbell, Felix and Henry.

Hi Pete, Sally gave me the link to follow your progress so that will be great. All the best for good breeze & fine weather. N&M
Fri Nov 3 17:44 2017 NZDT
Run: 58.4nm (105.7km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 149.1nm
35 9.19968s 174 9.43404e

arrived as planned. Gulf Harbour Monday. bet they are pleased to be here.

Fri Nov 3 8:20 2017 NZDT
Run: 188.8nm (341.7km)
Avg: 7.9knts
24hr: 188.9nm
34 19S 174 18E

60nm to 9Pin. Happy landfall later.

Thu Nov 2 8:21 2017 NZDT
Speed: 6knts
Run: 183.8nm (332.7km)
Avg: 7.6knts
24hr: 183.5nm
31 36S 174 38E

eta 1800 tomorrow

Wed Nov 1 8:19 2017 NZDT
Speed: 6knts
Run: 180nm (325.8km)
Avg: 7.5knts
24hr: 180.3nm
28 57S 174 54E
Weather: 25E,has been 35to40 overnight bouncy seas, heavy o/c

Miserable conditions but all Ok on board.

Tue Oct 31 8:21 2017 NZDT
Speed: 8knts
Run: 167.3nm (302.8km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 167.2nm
26 25S 175 35E
Weather: E25

great progress and all is well. Wendy and Lyn must be fanatical on sail trim to get such good speeds. grahame sounds very happy with progress.

Mon Oct 30 8:20 2017 NZDT
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 314.3nm (568.9km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 157.6nm
24 01S 175 56E
Weather: NE12, 5-10%cc, 1012 st

motor on and off most of the night. All well.

Sat Oct 28 8:28 2017 NZDT
Speed: 6mknts
Run: 145.6nm (263.5km)
19 33S 176 51E
Weather: Se/ESE5, awob

On passage and will fix a destination when they get closer to NZ and see what the weather brings.

Mon Oct 2 8:32 2017 NZDT
Run: 31.9nm (57.7km)
17 27S 177 02E
Weather: clear skies and no wind

Glorious conditions in Navandra yasawas.

Thu Sep 28 8:32 2017 NZDT
17 46.1916s 177 22.903e
Weather: 100%cc, light e

waiting for the engineer to arrive with the engine damper before they can get underway again

Fri Sep 8 7:32 2017 NZST
Run: 33.3nm (60.3km)
17 46.1916s 177 22.903e
Weather: beautiful day

Anchored beside Revilo at Denerau

Fri Sep 1 7:32 2017 NZST
Run: 46.2nm (83.6km)
17 23S 177 41E

heading to Nadi

Tue Aug 29 7:40 2017 NZST
Run: 39.1nm (70.8km)
17 32S 178 22E
Weather: 100%cc, SE16 up and down, rain sq

On the eastern side of Viti Levu

Fri Aug 25 7:36 2017 NZST
Run: 90.1nm (163.1km)
17 26S 178 57E
Weather: rain o/n, 100%cc, 5NE

Had a pleasant sail to Makogi yesterday in 8-10ene

Thu Aug 24 7:38 2017 NZST
No position sent.
Weather: 100%cc, lightN, lots rain last night

on their way to Makogi from Cousteau

Mon Aug 21 7:37 2017 NZST
Run: 16.1nm (29.1km)
16 29S 179 53E
Weather: 8-10NE tending E

Moved to the Ne side of Viti Levu

Thu Aug 17 7:33 2017 NZST
Run: 36.5nm (66.1km)
16 43S 179 53E
Weather: 25%c, 13-15S, lots of rain

Tanks are full

Tue Aug 8 7:30 2017 NZST
Run: 97nm (175.6km)
Avg: 4.1knts
24hr: 97.2nm
16 46.670s 179 20.110e
Weather: winds 30-33 last night, Bouncy seas

about a mile away after a very fast 2.5day trip from Vavauu. Revilo just beat them in. Arrived around 10pm. Rough going around point.

Mon Aug 7 7:34 2017 NZST
Speed: 7knts
Run: 367nm (664.3km)
Avg: 7.6knts
24hr: 183.4nm
17 34S 179 27W
Weather: 25g29SE, lumpy seas

Wind picked up around 1am but was great sailing over the weekend. Revilo about 6nm behind. ETA calm waters about 10pm

Sat Aug 5 7:31 2017 NZST
18 39.6843s 173 58.9575w
Weather: 5E, 100%cc, drizzle overnight

Leaving today with Revilo to savusavu. ETA Tuesday am.

Mon Jul 31 7:34 2017 NZST
18 39.6843s 173 58.9575w
Weather: 95%cc, 8-10e, no rainyesterday

Tue Jul 18 7:32 2017 NZST
18 39.6843s 173 58.9575w
Weather: chilly, 18-20E, 100%cc

Sat Jul 15 7:35 2017 NZST
18 39.6843s 173 58.9575w
Weather: 100%cc, 15SE, looks drizzly

heavy rain yesterday, wind slowly backed in the 5-10 range until 6pm it turned S

Still in Vavau Tonga having a great time cruising with Craig Loren and Maya weather been up and down a bit this year with more rain than usual .but at least our water tanks are full of nice drinking water will head towards Fiji in about 3 weeks time . listen on 6516 just before 1745 nz time at Cheers to all

Hi Grahame & Lyn , we are going to spend most of the season in Fiji and then go directly to Noumea and on to Sydney , when will you be in Fiji , it's windy here but no rain , drop us a line , regards Doug & Sandra
Thu Jun 29 7:33 2017 NZST
18 39.6843s 173 58.9575w
Weather: 25 O.N but 10-12ESE now

actually they are on the eastern side and exposed near a reef. windy last night

Tue Jun 20 7:34 2017 NZST
18 39.6843s 173 58.9575w
Weather: windy all night, 20-25, 15%cc,

About 25 boats left Vavauu for Vanua Balavu today.

Go team nz 6-1

Hi graham. We heading up your way tonight. Catch ya for the AÇ somewhere eh.
Fri Jun 9 7:34 2017 NZST
18 39.6843s 173 58.9575w
Weather: heavy heavy rain overnight

two dinghys full in fact. All laundry done, but I dont know about drying!

Wed Jun 7 7:33 2017 NZST
Run: 37.5nm (67.9km)
18 39.6843s 173 58.9575w

Arrived Vavauu. Talked too early for hearing them and later they were probably in mourning when we heard that NZ crashed and burned inbermuda

Tue Jun 6 7:33 2017 NZST
Speed: 6.5mknts
Run: 176.6nm (319.6km)
Avg: 7.5knts
24hr: 180.2nm
19 08S 174 16W
Weather: Light NE 5,

good sailling until half way up from Tongatapu wth the odd rain shower

Mon Jun 5 8:02 2017 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 155.8nm (282km)
Avg: 3.2knts
24hr: 77.2nm
21 07S 175 59W

Just SW of Nukualofa on their was to Vavauu

Sat Jun 3 7:36 2017 NZST
Speed: 6.3knts
Run: 118nm (213.6km)
Avg: 4.9knts
24hr: 117.9nm
23 16S 176 43W
Weather: 23WNW, lumpy seas

near revilo. Front started 10pm with clear sky and no rain when the wind shift started.

Fri Jun 2 7:35 2017 NZST
Speed: 5.5mknts
Run: 160.7nm (290.9km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 160.4nm
24 55S 177 12W
Weather: 80-90%cc, no swell, light NW 2-3

heading direct to Vavauu but now about 150 to Nukualofa where revilo is going

Nice to see your progress - happy days and fair winds, Dan and Kat
Thu Jun 1 7:32 2017 NZST
Speed: 5.8knts
Run: 149nm (269.7km)
Avg: 3.4knts
24hr: 82.1nm
27 04S 178 11W
Weather: 14WSW

Tue May 30 12:00 2017 NZST
Run: 148.3nm (268.4km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 148.3nm
28 54S 179 28W

speed 5.5m, course 010m, 5west

Mon May 29 12:00 2017 NZST
Run: 156.3nm (282.9km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 156.3nm
30 43S 179 13E

course 010t, 5kt, SW8

Sun May 28 12:00 2017 NZST
Run: 323.8nm (586.1km)
32 35S 177 43E

016T. 6.5 speed, SW15. A good start

Sat May 20 8:51 2017 NZST
Run: 94.1nm (170.3km)
Avg: 4.9knts
24hr: 118.3nm
36 36.47852S 174 48.11350E

At Gulf Harbour waiting for a weather window to head to Tonga

Fri May 19 13:46 2017 NZST
37 37S 175 57E

Waiting at Gulf Harbour for departure to Tonga.

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