Tue Jul 12 7:02 2016 NZST
Run: 12.7nm (23km)
16 44.989S 179 53.246E

On Jack's mooring in Viani Bay. Wind SSW 12-15kts, Baro 1013, clear skies. Enjoying some great diving on rainbow reef.

Mon Jul 4 7:15 2016 NZST
Run: 40.3nm (72.9km)
16 56s 179 54e
Weather: SE10, 1014

not much paradise at Paradise. Rain & 90%cc

Mon Jun 20 6:26 2016 NZST
Run: 228.9nm (414.3km)
Avg: 4.8knts
24hr: 115.7nm
16 46s 179 19e
Weather: SE 20, 1013

arrived Savusavu last night, good to have anchor down!

Sat Jun 18 6:57 2016 NZST
Run: 138.1nm (250km)
Avg: 5.7knts
24hr: 136.2nm
19 58s 179 47w
Weather: 0, 1016

heavy rain & thunderstorm last night but little wind. Motoring now.

Fri Jun 17 6:37 2016 NZST
Run: 162.3nm (293.8km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 161.4nm
21 51s 179 04w
Weather: SE 5, 1014

unable stop Minerva -v high sea & wind. Enroute Savu, motoring

Thu Jun 16 6:29 2016 NZST
Run: 173nm (313.1km)
Avg: 7.4knts
24hr: 176.7nm
24 10s 179 29w
Weather: 0, 1014

wind has died. Motoring to N Minerva. ETA lunchtime today

Wed Jun 15 6:59 2016 NZST
Run: 200.4nm (362.7km)
Avg: 8.2knts
24hr: 197.4nm
26 37s 179 57e
Weather: ESE 20, 1018

conds easing, 100% cloud, seas 2.8. All well on board

Tue Jun 14 6:37 2016 NZST
Run: 205.3nm (371.6km)
Avg: 8.6knts
24hr: 205.9nm
29 30s 179 36e
Weather: SE 25, 1026

triple-reefed & hunkered down, hoping for easing conds soon

Mon Jun 13 6:41 2016 NZST
Run: 169.6nm (307km)
Avg: 8.2knts
24hr: 196nm
32 00s 177 44e
Weather: S 26, 1019

seas confused 3m, bumpy ride with 3 reefs.

Sun Jun 12 9:55 2016 NZST
Run: 140nm (253.4km)
33 51s 175 48.8e
Weather: Sw 8,1017

mtr sailing en route Minerva/fiji

Mon Jun 6 17:57 2016 NZST
Run: 0.2nm (0.4km)
35 19S 174 07E
Weather: e15

test msg delorme inreach

Thu Jun 2 12:38 2016 NZST
Run: 0.2nm (0.4km)
35 18.91768S 174 7.16441E

Decided to stay put after another review of the weather this morning. No sense pushing our luck trying to beat the trough to Minerva. Instead we'll enjoy the Bay of Islands a bit longer.

Thu Jun 2 7:12 2016 NZST
Run: 0.2nm (0.4km)
35 18.77841S 174 7.35953E

Departing Opua Thurs pm heading for Fiji via Minerva, will need to get a lot of easting initially.

Tue May 31 9:04 2016 NZST
Run: 0.1nm (0.2km)
35 18.89491S 174 7.27520E

Missed Mon departure due to watermaker issues. all good now so planning on Thurs departure heading to Minerva

Thu May 26 9:04 2016 NZST
Run: 112.2nm (203.1km)
35 18.77048S 174 7.27654E

No window yet, still waiting. Maybe Tuesday next week?

Sat May 21 7:17 2016 NZST
Run: 112.1nm (202.9km)
36 51.01694S 174 45.94209E

Still in Opua, looking at possible departure to Fiji on Thursday 26th May

Thu May 19 8:19 2016 NZST
Run: 5.9nm (10.7km)
35 18.757S 174 07.645E

In Opua, waiting on that elusive weather window

Sun May 15 7:51 2016 NZST
Run: 35.1nm (63.5km)
35 14.022S 174 10.151E

Crew on board, now in Bay of Islands awaiting weather window

Tue May 10 7:58 2016 NZST
Run: 210.1nm (380.3km)
35 43.484S 174 19.620E

Awaiting crew in Whangarei, heading to Opua Sat 14/05

Thu Dec 10 19:37 2015 NZDT
7 knts
Run: 112.4nm (203.4km)
Avg: 4.9knts
24hr: 117.4nm
32 46.6S 175 13.6E

150NM to Opua, ETA late Friday 11th, early Sat 12th. All well on board but will be glad of an uninterrupted night's sleep!

Wed Dec 9 20:38 2015 NZDT
6 knts
Run: 481nm (870.6km)
Avg: 17knts
24hr: 408.9nm
31 27.5S 174 06.2E
Weather: S 18 knts, seas 1.5 M, overcast and grey, 1018 baro

zig zagging our way to Opua, motor-sailing hard on the wind trying to get south. It could be a long last leg! 280NM to go...

Tue Dec 8 16:24 2015 NZDT
4 knts
Run: 359.1nm (650km)
Avg: 7.6knts
24hr: 182.9nm
31 18S 177 44.7W
Weather: SSW 14 knts, seas 1.8 M, 1014 baro

having to motor-sail to avoid either going too far east or NW, hoping for southerly soon in order to get sailing angle.

Sun Dec 6 17:16 2015 NZDT
5.5 knts
Run: 151.4nm (274km)
Avg: 10.1knts
24hr: 242.5nm
27 18.4S 178 26.5E
Weather: ESE 9knts, 1M seas, 100% cloud cover, 1016 baro

the wind has finally run out as we expected. now motorsailing in light winds on a grey overcast day

Sun Dec 6 2:17 2015 NZDT
8.1 knts
Run: 199.6nm (361.3km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 162.5nm
25 13.5S 179 12.1E
Weather: ESE 18 knts, seas 2.5M, 1015 baro,50% cloud cover

great day's sailing today in calmer seas and good winds. Making the most of it before it dies off!

Fri Dec 4 20:48 2015 NZDT
9 knts
Run: 265.4nm (480.4km)
Avg: 8.8knts
24hr: 211.5nm
22 36S 179 28.8W
Weather: 23knts ESE, 2-5-3.0M seas, 1014 baro

it's a wild ride out here! Hoping for some easing in the wind tonight and some respite from the rock and rolling.

Thu Dec 3 14:41 2015 NZDT
7.8 knts
19 46.0S 176 42.0W
Weather: 19knts SSE, 2.5-3m swells, partly cloudy, baro 1010

left Vava'u yesterday at 1400 heading to Opua. A very bumpy but fast first 24 hrs. Seas settling now so a more comfortable ride. The upgraded autopilot is working flawlessly.

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