Thu May 14 11:56 2015 NZST
GPS: 19 15.18S 146 49.36E
Run: 52.8nm (95.6km)

Townsville Breakwater Marina

Thu May 14 9:10 2015 NZST
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Arrived in Townsville yesterday. All well

Wed May 13 7:41 2015 NZST
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all on schedule for afternoon arrival in Townsville

Wed May 13 6:40 2015 NZST
GPS: 19 24S 147 37E
Run: 153.2nm (277.3km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 155.5nm
Weather: Wind speed 7kts from the SE Clear skies.

Rounding Cape Bowling Green. 48nm to Townsville. This will be our last post before arrival at Townsville.

Tue May 12 7:02 2015 NZST
GPS: 20 50S 149 25E
Run: 166.2nm (300.8km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 166.5nm

Currently motoring 6.5kts heading 305T. Wind speed 4kts from the W. Clear skies. SE winds 10-15kts during the days and calm nights with variable winds from anywhere.

ETA Wednesday 2pm in Townsville

Mon May 11 7:05 2015 NZST
GPS: 22 10S 151 34E
Run: 163.3nm (295.6km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 163nm

Currently motoring 6.5kts heading 305T. Wind speed 4kts from the SW. Clear skies. Currently having perfect sailing days with SE 10-15kts and flat seas throughout the day with calm nights requiring motoring. Loving cruising inside the reef.

Sun May 10 7:02 2015 NZST
GPS: 23 04S 153 56E
Run: 168nm (304.1km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 152.2nm

Currently motoring 6.5kts heading 275T. Wind speed 3kts from the SE. Clear skies.

Sat May 9 4:33 2015 NZST
GPS: 23 55S 156 25E
Run: 159.2nm (288.2km)
Avg: 7.3knts
24hr: 176.2nm

Currently sailing 6kts heading 300T. Wind speed steady 15kts from the SE. Clear skies.

Fri May 8 6:52 2015 NZST
GPS: 25 05S 158 36E
Run: 119.7nm (216.7km)
Avg: 5.1knts
24hr: 123.2nm

Wind picked up this morning around 4am. Currently sailing 5kts heading 300T. Wind speed about 15kts (gusting to 20-25kts) from the SE. 100% cloud cover and raining.

Thu May 7 7:33 2015 NZST
GPS: 26 01S 160 13E
Run: 13.9nm (25.2km)
Avg: 7.3knts
24hr: 175.1nm
Weather: SE8 but building

had a great meetimg with the Carnival Spirit as they wre on the line from Noumea to Sydney. Much oil was transferred. Engine has been running with no problem for 12 hrs but sails are going up now as windbuilds. Seas flat. Absolutely lovel

Thu May 7 5:39 2015 NZST
GPS: 26 04S 160 26E
Run: 118.2nm (213.9km)
Avg: 5.1knts
24hr: 122.4nm

Currently motoring at 7 knots heading 280. Unbelievable story about getting the engine sorted. Got 40 liters from a passing cruise liner! You can read about it on our website: www.svlogbook.com/Tuuletar. Everything seems ok. Been motoring for 10 hours with no issues so far. Still doing regular checks though. Conditions went glassy yesterday around midday at 161 50E. Still have <5kts.

Wed May 6 6:28 2015 NZST
GPS: 26 11S 162 20E
Run: 151.3nm (273.9km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 159.7nm

Had a fantastic sail yesterday and overnight. We still have NE winds reducing to now 10-12kts. Heading 270 at 6kts.

Tue May 5 7:44 2015 NZST
GPS: 26 56S 164 38E
Run: 61.1nm (110.6km)
Avg: 5.1knts
24hr: 123nm
Weather: nne20-25, 60%CC,

now heading to Mackay, almost through the strong wx - about 10miles to clear thru it.

Mon May 4 19:49 2015 NZST
GPS: 27 08S 165 36E
Run: 59.3nm (107.3km)
Avg: 4.8knts
24hr: 116nm

We are trying to push through this trough to get to clean air on the other side. There is plenty of rain and we are seeing lightening in the distance. If communications drop out after this message then it is most likely that we would have gotten struck. Otherwise the boat is going very well and we are comfortable in the conditions. We are heading 270 at about 5 knots on a broad-reach with staysail-only. You know things are rough when the sea-birds have started taking refuge on the back deck. We have a little flock riding along with us.

Mon May 4 7:32 2015 NZST
GPS: 27 17S 166 33E
Run: 137.8nm (249.4km)
Avg: 5.7knts
24hr: 137.5nm
Weather: ene30-35, sea not too bad

hove to in strong winds. wnd will moderate

Sun May 3 7:29 2015 NZST
GPS: 27 55S 168 41E
Run: 147.5nm (267km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 147.7nm

Rough night last night with lumpy seas and sustained 30-knots for a lot of the night, some rain and squalls. The wind is easing now to 20-25kts. We're making 5kts heading 300T.

Sat May 2 7:31 2015 NZST
GPS: 29 05S 170 43E
Run: 118.7nm (214.8km)
Avg: 4.9knts
24hr: 118.4nm
Weather: light 10-15 all night but now 15-20plus ESE, confused seas,

going well and heading for Queensland. may go further south than Cairns. Stay tuned!

Fri May 1 7:27 2015 NZST
GPS: 30 16S 172 09E
Run: 362.6nm (656.3km)
Avg: 3.9knts
24hr: 92.6nm
Weather: 10-12S

dealing with the water in engine problem after the knock down in the rough sea conditions. Were heading to Cairns with eta 14May but with engine problems may decide on Noumea and will be looking at wx. The head winds next week would not make that easy

Mon Apr 27 9:26 2015 NZST
GPS: 35 15S 174 06E
Run: 130nm (235.3km)

Preparing to leave Opua on Tuesday or Wednesday. We would like to check in with Gulf Harbour Radio when they start up on Friday the 1st of May.

Sat Nov 22 19:44 2014 NZDT
GPS: 33 23S 173 49E
Run: 164.7nm (298.1km)
Avg: 7.2knts
24hr: 172.1nm

A lot of motoring again in glassy conditions up to about mid-afternoon when we were able to get our full rig out and had a great afternoon of sailing in very calm and flat seas with 12kts. Making 6kts. Hopefully in Opua tomorrow afternoon.

Fri Nov 21 20:46 2014 NZDT
GPS: 31 00S 173 49E
Run: 160.2nm (290km)
Avg: 5.6knts
24hr: 135nm

Wind died at 6am this morning and been motoring in calm conditions all day.

Thu Nov 20 16:17 2014 NZDT
GPS: 28 50S 174 46E
Run: 226.8nm (410.5km)
Avg: 5knts
24hr: 120.7nm

Wind directly on the nose 15-20kts since 8pm last night. We have been slowly reaching westwards to set ourselves up for a southerly reach when the high passes below us. Very slow progress the past 24-hours.

Tue Nov 18 19:12 2014 NZDT
GPS: 26 00S 176 38E
Run: 173.8nm (314.6km)
Avg: 7.3knts
24hr: 174.2nm

Dak-a-dak-a-dak-a-dak-a-dak. Still motoring. Caught a mahi-mahi at sunrise. Water went completely glassy mid-morning. 150nm in 24 hours.

Mon Nov 17 19:15 2014 NZDT
GPS: 23 31S 177 04E
Run: 156.7nm (283.6km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 157.1nm

Beautiful day of mostly motor-sailing in mostly flat seas and <10kts of breeze. Been making 7kts average today motorsailing with all of our sails up.

Sun Nov 16 19:19 2014 NZDT
GPS: 21 15S 177 07E
Run: 92.7nm (167.8km)
Avg: 5.1knts
24hr: 122.8nm

Beautiful day of sailing today in flat seas and 10-14kts of wind. Making up time after a slow night last night.

Sun Nov 16 1:12 2014 NZDT
GPS: 19 57S 177 28E
Run: 141.1nm (255.4km)
Avg: 3.6knts
24hr: 85.6nm

Making slow progress as hard on the wind as we can go. Rough seas easing.

Sun Nov 16 1:07 2014 NZDT
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Weather: 15knts SE, rough seas, no clouds

making slow progress in gusty conditions.

Fri Nov 14 9:39 2014 NZDT
GPS: 18 07S 178 25E

Clearing customs. Getting ready to leave this afternoon.

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