White Hawk

Fri May 3 9:06 2019 NZST
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 11 08.25N 166 31.48E
Run: 202nm (365.6km)
Avg: 4.4knts
24hr: 106.7nm
Weather: Sunny and dry. Wind 19-22k 070T. 5/2/2019 1:05 AM UTC

Anchor down Thursday around 1PM local at one of our favorite places after a fabulous passage beam reaching all the way.


Wed May 1 11:39 2019 NZST
Speed:
8.5
knts
GPS: 09 10.98N 168 44.00E
Run: 230.8nm (417.7km)
Weather: Wind 15-18k 068T. 70% thin cloud cover. Seas 1.5-2m. Bar 1013. 4/30/2019 7:45 PM UTC

Departed Majuro Tuesday morning bound for atolls in the Ralik "Sunset" chain. Nice first day's sail on a beam reach making approximately 190 miles under double reefed main and full genoa.


Mon Mar 4 9:54 2019 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 07 06.22N 171 22.34E
Run: 187.6nm (339.6km)
Avg: 2.6knts
24hr: 61.5nm
Weather: 3/3/2019 7:44 AM UTC

Arrived back in Majuro Sunday morning to take care of some business after a glorious 6+ weeks snorkeling and exploring the interesting WWII relics on Maloelap and Wotje atolls. On our foray to the atolls we added 10 or 12 new species to our nudibranch list, had several close encounters with zebra sharks, octopuses and turtles, and witnessed a newborn yellow boxfish smaller than a dime attempting to learn to swim without the benefit of fins and tail.


Fri Mar 1 8:42 2019 NZDT
Speed:
0.2
knts
GPS: 09 32.33N 170 09.66E
Run: 2.9nm (5.2km)
Weather: 2/27/2019 7:58 AM UTC

Moved to nearby Anearmej Wednesday after being unable to find suitable anchorage under current conditions at the village islet of Ormed due to swell wrapping in to the anchorage.


Tue Feb 26 8:42 2019 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 09 30.54N 170 11.40E
Run: 5.3nm (9.6km)
Weather: 2/23/2019 9:19 AM UTC

Back to Anebing Friday night after snorkeling the wreck of the Toyotsu Maru at Egmedio.


Wed Feb 20 9:18 2019 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 09 26.68N 170 13.88E
Run: 6.5nm (11.8km)
Weather: 17-25k, 077-090T. 2/19/2019 9:15 AM UTC

Sailed in brisk gusty trades to the anchorage south of the main village on Wotje Islet Tuesday afternoon in order that we may further explore the WWII relics onshore.


Sun Feb 17 12:57 2019 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 09 31.31N 170 10.67E
Run: 1.1nm (2km)
Weather: Wind 9-12k 055T in lee. 90% cloud. Bar 1012. Sea temp 85F and feeling cold! 2/13/2019 11:25 PM UTC

Moved north Thursday to Toleej.


Thu Feb 14 10:57 2019 NZDT
Speed:
0.5
knts
GPS: 09 30.62N 170 11.31E
Run: 1.8nm (3.3km)
Weather: Wind 11-20kt 054T. 2/12/2019 8:10 AM UTC

Moved Tuesday to Anebing Island. Great protection here and another gorgeous pink sand beach to explore!


Sun Feb 10 9:18 2019 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 09 29.41N 170 12.27E
Run: 1.6nm (2.9km)
Weather: Wind 22-25k, gusting 32k. 061 T. 2/8/2019 8:32 AM UTC

Interesting snorkeling Thursday around Bwodao and the cut to the north where we filmed a small sea turtle wedged under a rock that allowed us to assist in lightly cleaning its shell, an eagle ray that was missing its tail hunting for food in the sand, and the nudibranch Dolabrifera dolabrifera. Moved Friday to Anea Island where an 8' zebra shark startled John when it suddenly appeared within a few yards of him. We also witnessed an octopus changing color while sitting atop of a coral head, a very large stingray with broken tail, and a colorful Phyllidia nudibranch. We're happy to be in Wotje where the protection is good during the current trade wind surge conditions.


Sat Feb 9 9:51 2019 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 09 28.31N 170 13.16E
Run: 90.2nm (163.3km)
Weather: Wind 15k 063T. 2/6/2019 7:50 AM UTC

Checked in at Wotje Island Wednesday after a short overnight passage from Maloelap, RMI. Anchored at well protected Bwodao Island for the night to avoid the heavy smoke coming from the main village.


Tue Feb 5 10:21 2019 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 08 34.00N 171 10.27E
Run: 12nm (21.7km)
Weather: Wind 15kt 057Tm down from 21kt 086T around midday while sailing south under sunny skies with a bit of haze. 2/3/2019 7:31 AM UTC

Anchored Sunday at beautiful Kumaru Island after a nice sail south from Pigeeyato. Snorkeling Sunday and Monday in the lee of the island, the cut to the south, and near the next islet south revealed gorgeous corals, 3 spotted eagle rays, a very close encounter with a turtle, a plethora of grouper, including pretty Chinese and lyretail, huge sling jaw wrasses and parrot fish, pink anemones with symbiotic crabs, big pink jellyfish, juvenile fish of every sort, and a very tiny new (to us) nudibranch which escaped before we could get a photo because we had already exhausted our camera batteries. It really doesn't get much better than this!


Tue Jan 29 20:00 2019 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 08 44.32N 171 11.60E
Run: 2.2nm (4km)
Weather: Light winds, sunny skies! 1/28/2019 6:21 AM UTC

Anchored at Pigeeyatto Island after a great day snorkeling the 2 Japanese ship wrecks at Ollot Island and the pristine reefs off the 2 small islets to the north of Ollot that were teeming with fish. Love sailing across the protected waters of beautiful lagoons!


Sun Jan 27 10:27 2019 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 08 45.82N 171 10.42E
Run: 10.1nm (18.3km)
Weather: Wind 13-19k. 67-81T. No rain, just beautiful weather for exploring! 1/26/2019 7:26 AM UTC

After a rolly Friday night at Tjan, we did a day sail Saturday north to Enea where we anchored in aquiline waters off the pink sand bar to the east. Gorgeous snorkel off the island just to the east of Enea (Talto?) then back to Ollot for the night as there was no protection on the northern islands from the swell wrapping in from the east.


Sat Jan 26 9:15 2019 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 08 51.51N 171 03.63E
Run: 10.1nm (18.3km)
Weather: Wind ENE 13-17 kt. 1/25/2019 7:39 AM UTC

Nice beach walk Friday around Bokanajbirok Island - 2nd island south of Ollot - followed by a beautiful snorkel in the crystal clear waters lagoonside. Moved the boat north and anchored off of native thatched structures in the village at Tjan Island, at the NE point of Maloelap Atoll, RMI.


Thu Jan 24 21:00 2019 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 08 45.81N 171 10.42E
Run: 5.3nm (9.6km)
Weather: Wind 13-18 kt, 037T. 70% cloud cover. Bar 1010. Air temp 86F. Sea temp 86F. 1/24/2019 6:55 AM UTC 6:55 PM local.

Anchored at beautiful Ollot Island, Maloelap Atoll, RMI.


Wed Jan 16 20:45 2019 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 08 42.17N 171 13.21E
Run: 111nm (200.9km)
Weather: Gusty winds ENE 14-22 kt in the anchorage. 60-70 % cloud cover with patchy sun. 1/16/2019 4:21 AM UTC

Anchor down around 1:45 PM Wednesday at beautiful Taroa Island, Maloelap Atoll in the Marshall Islands after an overnight passage from Majuro. The first part of the passage was marked by heavy rain and squalls gusting 37 knots but bringing welcome SE wind, before later turning NE 20-25+ knots. John caught a mahi-mahi outside the lagoon and also landed a "doggie" (Dogtooth tuna) inside while crossing to the anchorage so he's got a smile on his face and the fridge is bursting.

It is wonderful to be free from the clutches of the North Pacific gyre which is particularly strong in Majuro this year, making it difficult for yachts to escape:) We visited Maloelap twice in 2004, and are happy to see that the gun emplacement on the north beach and two wrecks visible above the water near shore are still here. There is much to explore here!


Wed Dec 19 9:30 2018 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 07 06.21N 171 22.34E
Run: 96.1nm (173.9km)
Weather: Wind NE 15-20k. Sunny skies with an occasional short shower. 12/18/2018 8:25 PM UTC

We were fortunate to arrive in the Marshall Islands just in time to briefly cross paths again with our good friend Jeff Hartjoy, who we first met along with his delightful wife Debbie in the Marshalls in 2004. We picked up a signed copy of his new book "No Turning Back" which tells the story of his trip of his 2015 adventure making him the oldest American to circumnavigate solo, nonstop and unassisted via the Five Great Capes.

We completed our check in to the Marshall Islands on Monday (Sunday in the States as we have crossed the date line again) and have already managed to do oil changes on both the main engine and generator, clean the bottom, replace the spinnaker halyard that met its end on the trip, service the watermaker, refuel by jerry jug ($5.90 per gallon), do 5 loads of laundry, visit telecom to get set up for Internet access, and put in our requests for permissions to visit various outer islands. We've still got some more chores to do - restitch the genoa cover, refill propane tanks, fix a small oil leak on the engine, and rebuild a primary winch - but we're feeling pretty accomplished. Today we meet with the Mayor of Wotje atoll to see if we are respectable enough to be granted permission to visit the atoll.

Last night we had a great time meeting up with the Mieco Beach Yacht Club members at the usual Tuesday night dinner out at a local restaurant. There is a very large and active cruising community here this year so it looks to be a very social holiday season. Dryer trade wind conditions have returned to the islands making for wonderful sleeping with fresh breezes! Life is good.


Sat Dec 15 7:27 2018 NZDT
Speed:
7.3
knts
GPS: 06 10.06N 172 24.45E
Run: 177.5nm (321.3km)
Avg: 5knts
24hr: 119.3nm
Weather: Wind 20-23k 126T. Seas 3.8 m. 100% cloud cover, rain. Bar 1009. 12/14/2018 7:37 AM UTC

Still can't shake the convergence. Another night and day of squally weather with winds from 9 to 35 knots, NE to SE. 4m swell on the beam and secondary swell aft made for a rolly ride today but now the seas are starting to lay down a bit.


Thu Dec 13 19:45 2018 NZDT
Speed:
6.7
knts
GPS: 04 20.04N 174 12.84E
Run: 158.7nm (287.2km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 168.5nm
Weather: Wind 16-18k, 083T. Seas 4 m NE. 100% cloud cover. Bar 1009. 12/13/2018 6:30 AM UTC

We had squalls all night Tuesday (AS time), but nothing over 25 knots and wind of about 14-15k between the squalls. The biggest challenge was dodging the numerous fishing boats plying these waters, some not using AIS, and the ones that do are transmitting but don't bother turning on a screen for receiving signals. The winds picked up mid-morning Wednesday and much of the day blew 17-20 knots, save one 33 knot squall. We've been seeing boat speeds in the 8's up to high 9's but we're still dogged by an adverse current setting SSW at up to 2.5 knots, putting a serious damper on our SOG.


Wed Dec 12 21:09 2018 NZDT
Speed:
5.8
knts
GPS: 02 42.64N 175 50.48E
Run: 135.1nm (244.5km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 138.6nm
Weather: Wind 11k 078T. 90% cloud cover. Seas 2.5 m NE. Bar 1011 - up 2 in 2 hours. 12/12/2018 7:44 AM UTC

Nice sailing the last 24 hours with wind in the 8-18 knot range, averaging 10 or 11. Our hitchhiker stayed with us all night and after daybreak decided that the cockpit cushion looked much more comfortable than the winch or deck and made itself at home. It flew off sometime during our morning radio net, only to return an hour later for another short ride atop the bikini looking for breakfast. 370 NM to Majuro.


Tue Dec 11 21:45 2018 NZDT
Speed:
6.2
knts
GPS: 01 10.32N 177 02.91E
Run: 76.8nm (139km)
Avg: 3.1knts
24hr: 73.4nm
Weather: Wind 17-20k, 080T. Seas 2m - W, S, and E. 100% cloud cover. Bar 1011, rising. 12/11/2018 8:11 AM UTC

Sunday brought another night with 25-30 knot squalls and plenty of lightning interrupted by nearly windless spells.

Mostly light wind with confused swell from the west, south, and east made it difficult to keep the sails filled today as we watched the windex spinning in circles when the boat rolled side to side. The seas improved and wind filled in late afternoon so we're making better headway but still fighting an adverse current of 1.5 to 2.2 knots.

We are currently carrying a passenger on board - a brown tern who has decided that one of our winches is a nice resting place. It has not moved the last few hours and is completely unfazed as we move within a foot of it to perform boat handling tasks, turn on lights, and start the generator. We have a bad feeling that it is not well and put out an egg for it to eat (we once saved an exhausted storm petrel this way) but it has not shown any interest. 488 miles to go to Majuro.


Mon Dec 10 20:39 2018 NZDT
Speed:
7.0
knts
GPS: 00 04.36N 177 12.53E
Run: 117nm (211.8km)
Avg: 4.9knts
24hr: 118.2nm
Weather: Wind 12k, 286T. 100% cloud, rain squalls, thunder and lightning. Bar 1009. 12/10/2018 7:20 AM UTC

A short time ago we made our seventh equator crossing on the good ship White Hawk. No wonder we can't seem to make it further west toward a circumnavigation - we keep going north and south! Not long after an impressive red sunset (Sailor's Delight?) we finally found the wind last night in the form of big squalls packing 25 knots, gusting 30 and of course, the ubiquitous lightning which has dogged us much of this trip. We got a bit of a scare in the midst of the largest squall when our radar display at the nav station conked out. At first we thought that stray atmospheric electrical energy had done it in and put an end to our squall tracking activity but we were relieved to find it working at the helm and the communication problem down below was rectified today. We had pleasant sailing today close reaching in 8-12 knots under cloudy skies but the squalls began late afternoon and we've tucked in a second reef. Though theoretically we should be under the influence of a helpful 2 knot west setting current, instead we find ourselves sailing to weather fighting a 2 knot east setting one! 545 NM to go to Majuro.


Sun Dec 9 20:54 2018 NZDT
Speed:
3.3
knts
GPS: 01 18.61S 178 11.11E
Run: 95.7nm (173.2km)
Avg: 4.2knts
24hr: 101.4nm
Weather: Wind 2-7k, 084T. 100% cloud cover, nearby thunder and lightning with occasional showers. Seas 3.5m NE, secondary swell from SE. Bar 1009. 12/9/2018 7:36 AM UTC

Friday night brought more light and variable winds dodging lightning squalls but on the plus side, another meteor shower at 5 AM. More light wind Saturday from every direction on the compass kept us busy with sail adjustments and alternating between sailing and slowly motoring. We've picked up a 3+ meter swell which knocks the wind from the sails and prevents us from sailing through the really light air as we did earlier with flatter seas. There are plenty of clouds about and the lightning started around sunset so it promises to be another interesting night. Majuro 2019 or bust?


Sat Dec 8 22:15 2018 NZDT
Speed:
3.7
knts
GPS: 02 24.02S 179 02.31E
Run: 97.4nm (176.3km)
Avg: 4.1knts
24hr: 99.1nm
Weather: Wind 3-5k 074T. 20% cloud. Seas: 2.5-3m long slow rolling NE swells indicating there is wind somewhere far from here. Bar 1010. Cabin temp and sea temp both 89.3F at 10 PM local. 12/8/2018 9:00 AM UTC

Thanks to calm seas we were able to make way under sail with only 3-4 knots of wind Thursday night and John was lucky enough to witness a spectacular meteor shower at 5 AM. The breeze freshened a bit late Friday morning making for a glorious day of 5-6 knot sailing under sunny skies in 5-7 knots of wind, with an occasional brief gust to 8 knots. Wahoo! We took advantage of the pleasant conditions to get the house ready for Christmas - stainless steel polishing topsides. The breeze went lighter and the swell increased around 5 PM but at present we are sailing and enjoying stargazing and satellite spotting yet again.


Fri Dec 7 22:39 2018 NZDT
Speed:
4.5
knts
GPS: 03 30.61S 179 54.44E
Run: 117.8nm (213.2km)
Avg: 4.6knts
24hr: 111.5nm
Weather: Wind 5-7 k, 078T. 10% cloud. Seas 1 m. Bar 1010. 12/7/2018 9:20 AM UTC

The decision before sunset Wednesday to take the slightly less favored tack to the east of the rhumb line rather than sailing west into the Heart of Darkness - a huge area of thick black clouds reaching down to the surface - turned out to be a good decision. Unlike the prior two nights we didn't have to run squall avoidance maneuvers but saw plenty of lightening in the western skies. Our big excitement for the evening was coming within a mile of what we think were gill nets lit by flashing red and white beacons at water level and on poles - a hazard to navigation if those lights fail.

Thursday morning brought the return of sunny blue skies and trade wind clouds. Though the wind was only in the 2-3 knot range this morning the seas were so calm we were able to keep sailing and by late morning the wind had filled in to 5-7 knots, allowing us to make 5 knots most of the day. We were visited by small dolphins just before sunset and enjoyed stargazing in the cockpit to top off a wonderful day.


Thu Dec 6 21:18 2018 NZDT
Speed:
3.0
knts
GPS: 04 48.33S 178 58.95W
Run: 105.7nm (191.3km)
Avg: 4.3knts
24hr: 103.3nm
Weather: Circular wind, mostly 2-5k. 100% thick cloud cover. 1 m seas. Bar 1010, up 2 in last 2 hours. 12/6/2018 6:45 AM UTC

Another squally night Tuesday dodging lots of lightning. Additional excitement was provided by an unidentified ship on AIS speeding up on an intercept course in an apparent attempt to catch us. For over an hour we took evasive action by altering course and speed and were matched each time by the ship which would not respond to our calls on VHF. Eventually we were close enough to clearly see the lights on the ship which flashed us with different colors and about then the AIS signal of a second stationary ship emerged from the huge squall on radar. Though it was worrisome for a while, in the end we surmise that the first ship was a long liner trying to ensure that we did not get behind them and the second was the mother ship. Perhaps neither spoke English.

Very light and variable winds today in the 1-5 knot range with thick cloud cover but we managed some sailing along with some motoring. With all the wind shifts our recent track line looks like an EKG - straight lines interrupted by dips in the shape of a "V."


Wed Dec 5 20:45 2018 NZDT
Speed:
4.7
knts
GPS: 05 51.50S 177 52.07W
Run: 141.4nm (255.9km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 141.2nm
Weather: Wind 5-7k, 105T. 60% cloud. Seas 1m. Bar 1009. Lightening off to east. 12/5/2018 7:00 AM UTC

Slow day in very light winds after an "interesting" Monday night. Shortly after John declared "This passage has been so peaceful it almost feels like a vacation," (the kiss of death) things rapidly deteriorated. Large areas of convection were showing on the radar and lightening was lighting the skies nearby. We fired up the engine to implement squall avoidance maneuvers but it wasn't long before the engine overheat alarm sounded. Inspection revealed that 2 belts were shredded and a third had slipped off. After making a disaster of the boat to reach the needed parts, repairs were quickly made and we were back in business just in time for the encore production. This time the squalls were much larger and more numerous and we soon found ourselves surrounded by lightening in all directions. For four more hours we motored in circles at full throttle dodging convective clouds that were spitting out spectacular lightning bolts hitting the water on all sides of us many times only a mile away. Each time a semi-circular line of squalls would move on by, marauding replacement troops lined up to chase us down yet again. Twice the B & G instruments shut down and restarted themselves after flashing crazy colors, and the computer - disconnected from the boat at the time - crashed and came back up (whew!) with settings changed and minus some of the data in OpenCPN, our PC navigation program. Around 3 AM we were overtaken by squalls but by then they had expended their electrical energy and we were spared. The forecasts indicate that we should be north of the convergence/ trough at present and the skies, while cloudy, do not look as foreboding tonight but we are already seeing some lightening in the distance so our fingers are crossed. Hoping for a more peaceful night! 1005 NM to Majuro.


Tue Dec 4 20:43 2018 NZDT
Speed:
5.8
knts
GPS: 07 19.51S 176 25.98W
Run: 332.9nm (602.5km)
Avg: 5.6knts
24hr: 134nm
Weather: Wind 11k, 102T. Seas 1.7m SE. 80% cloud, showers. Bar 1009, falling. 12/4/2018 5:30 AM UTC

Saturday and Sunday brought light and variable winds with some slow but pleasant sailing, some motoring, and a few hours under spinnaker late Sunday afternoon. The benign conditions even allowed us to do a bit of much needed stainless and fiberglass polishing. Had a lovely time both nights stretched out in the cockpit as we sailed along peacefully while staring at the starry skies under "cool" light breezes counting the plethora of shooting stars and busy orbiting satellites while listening to classic rock and vintage surf guitar music. After sunset Sunday the breeze filled in to 8-16k, mostly in the 12-14k range, through the night and much of today with many passing squalls. Wind has been trending lighter in the last few hours but we're sailing along nicely. We're well north of Funafuti, Tuvalu so a stop there is off the table.


Sun Dec 2 9:06 2018 NZDT
Speed:
5.1
knts
GPS: 11 10.75S 173 30.30W
Run: 285.6nm (516.9km)
Avg: 5.6knts
24hr: 134.7nm
Weather: Wind 3-5k 105T. Seas 1.5m. 90% cloud, showers, a bit of hail, and lots of rainbows. Bar 1015. 12/1/2018 7:03 PM UTC

On the rhumb line to Majuro, RMI. Departed Pago Pago on Thursday under sunny skies and light trade wind conditions but it was not to last as a new surface trough formed over us and our forecast of 12-15k wind turned in to 4-7k. So the first day we had a mixed bag of some pretty nice sailing in mostly light air, a few hours under half oz. spinnaker, and a half hour of motoring. After sunset the wind filled to 10-16k, mostly 10-12k, with squalls and lots of lightening.

Friday brought glorious sailing as the skies cleared, the wind went forward in the 10-16k range, mostly 12-14k. We were seeing boat speeds in the 8's to low 9's but fighting an adverse current of about 1.5k. The clouds built around sunset and the wind dropped but we sailed peacefully all night making SOG's in the 4k range in 6-7k of wind.

We were forced to turn on the engine at 5AM this morning when the wind went more aft and under 5 knots. The trough has expanded in size so we are seeing plenty of squalls, but not much wind in them - just lots of rainbows, and oddly a bit of hail on 2 occasions!


Fri Nov 30 6:12 2018 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 14 16.33S 170 41.68W
Run: 0.1nm (0.2km)
Weather: 11/29/2018 5:04 PM UTC

Departing shortly from Pago Pago, American Samoa bound for Majuro in the Marshall Islands with probable stops in Funafuti, Tuvalu and Tarawa, Kiribati depending on the wind.


Thu Nov 1 10:09 2018 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 14 16.38S 170 41.70W
Run: 45.8nm (82.9km)
Weather: Light south easterlies in the harbor. Sunny skies. 10/31/2018 8:52 PM UTC

Arrived in Pago Pago, American Samoa late Tuesday afternoon local (Wednesday Fiji time). We motored more than we would have liked but overall had a nice passage going the wrong direction. No complaints! Beautiful day here with a nice breeze keeping things cool.


Wed Oct 31 7:12 2018 NZDT
Speed:
5.2
knts
GPS: 14 31.15S 171 19.81W
Run: 118.6nm (214.7km)
Avg: 10.3knts
24hr: 246.4nm
Weather: Wind 5kt, 005T. Seas slight. Sunny skies. Bar not available. 10/30/2018 6:00 PM UTC

Enjoying a nice view of the Samoan islands of Upolu and Savai'i - which we visited in 2003 - this sunny morning as we motor by in light winds. Yesterday evening our chart plotter/ radar displays stopped displaying data, including GPS, and we had no data input to the auto pilot, causing it to fail. After a few hours of troubleshooting and repeatedly recycling power, resetting, and reconfiguring, we were able to get the display to work with limited functionality at the nav station, though not at the helm, but at least the auto pilot is operational! We've got OpenCPN running separately with CM93 charts and a GPS puck on the laptop so all is well. If you are going to have an auto pilot and instrument failure, the best case is to have it under calm conditions, close to a familiar high island with a well-marked entrance and great postal service, along with phosphorescence and a rising mandarin orange moon to entertain you while hand steering. We're feeling lucky but have some work to do on arrival - 36 miles to go.


Tue Oct 30 19:39 2018 NZDT
Speed:
6.0
knts
GPS: 14 45.38S 173 05.21W
Run: 29.4nm (53.2km)
Weather: Wind 9-10k. Seas slight. Sunny skies. 10/29/2018 11:14 PM UTC

Happiness is sailing under tropical skies on a calm moana blue sea listening to the Beach Boys on a great stereo as we pursue an endless summer. Life is good!


Tue Oct 30 7:24 2018 NZDT
Speed:
5.9
knts
GPS: 14 44.93S 173 31.56W
Run: 142.8nm (258.5km)
Avg: 6.1knts
24hr: 146.5nm
Weather: Wind variable 3-5 kt 020-060T. Seas slight. 95% cloud with light showers. Distant lightening around over night. Bar 1015. 10/29/2018 6:04 PM UTC

We had some peaceful sailing yesterday afternoon enjoying the light cool breeze in the cockpit but the wind shut down in the evening and we've been motoring since last night on calm seas. It is beginning to get light around 4 AM Fiji time and we had a peachy sunrise this morning at 5 AM - a sign that we have made some progress to the east. 166 miles to go to Pago Pago, American Samoa.


Mon Oct 29 8:00 2018 NZDT
Speed:
4.9
knts
GPS: 15 00.38S 175 38.81W
Run: 137.7nm (249.2km)
Avg: 5.7knts
24hr: 136.6nm
Weather: Wind 2-3 kt 282T. Sea slight. 90% cloud, some blue sky and a bit of sun peeking through! Bar 1013. 10/28/2018 6:44 PM UTC

Motoring on calm seas. 290 mi to go to Pago Pago.


Sun Oct 28 7:48 2018 NZDT
Speed:
7.2
knts
GPS: 15 46.86S 177 33.03W
Run: 221.5nm (400.9km)
Weather: Wind 25 kt 098T. Seas 2.5m. 100% cloud. Bar 1012. 10/27/2018 6:26 PM UTC

Departed Savusavu, Fiji bound for American Samoa Friday morning. Sailed nicely in very light winds a good bit of the day and night with one 20 kt squall overnight. Saturday brought winds in the 12 kt range and heavy rain. Winds dropped to 1-2 knots for a short time Saturday evening then went from 1 to 35 knots in a matter of seconds and remained around 28-30 kt, gusting over 30, with lightening for an hour and a half. Winds then moderated to the 20-25 kt range, gusting higher, and remain there, but White Hawk and crew are handling it well going hard to weather.


Tue Oct 23 8:00 2018 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 16 48.62S 179 17.23E
Run: 3.7nm (6.7km)
Weather: Wind 5-6 kt 062T. 95% cloud with showers. Rain overnight. 10/22/2018 6:47 PM UTC

Anchored off Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort outside of Savusavu since Friday. Took advantage of the break in the weather yesterday to snorkel the reef and found a new (to us) nudibranch and shell. Heading back to town today to prepare for possible weather window to American Samoa later this week.


Tue Oct 16 8:12 2018 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 16 46.66S 179 19.86E
Run: 214.6nm (388.4km)
Avg: 3.2knts
24hr: 76nm
Weather: Continuing bands of heavy rain last night and this morning. Wind ENE 5-10 kts in the harbor. Good thing we have our own ark! 10/15/2018 7:08 PM UTC

We arrived Monday afternoon in Savusavu under torrential rain after an overnight passage from Fulaga. The trip started with light air, about 12 knots, but built as the day progressed to the 20's by early evening. The rest of the trip the wind averaged around 22-25kt, gusting 32kt in the numerous squalls, accompanied by buckets and buckets of rain. There was occasional lightening about, but nothing too close. The seas built to the 8-12' (and then some, as we had some 15 footers on approach) forecast on the Honolulu High Seas while the GRIB had forecast only 1.4-1.7m. Love those folks in Honolulu! Thanks to our deep heavy keel, White Hawk handled the conditions marvelously and we were able to sail fairly comfortably the whole way under double reefed main and full genoa.


Sat Oct 13 12:24 2018 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 19 08.31S 178 32.96W
Run: 138.8nm (251.2km)
Weather: Wind 5-6 kt 128T. 60% cloud. Bar 1016. 10/12/2018 10:03 PM UTC

We departed the Bay of Islands, Vanua Balavu, early Saturday the 6th after having had a wonderful time visiting with friends on Eye Candy and doing lots of snorkeling. We especially enjoyed the gorgeous soft corals, bright sea fans and many species of nudibranchs.

The sail down from Vanua Balavu to Fulaga was fabulous! The seas were so calm we were able to sail the whole way under sunny and starry skies in only 3-8 knots of breeze, arriving just around daybreak. There were dolphins on the bow near Namuka-I-Lau and as there was no moon, we could not see them but could hear them take a breath each time they surfaced. Our time in Fulaga has gone quickly, catching up with friends on Roxanne, last seen 2 years ago in Tonga, snorkeling, and attending the big village celebration of Fiji Day. Unfortunately, the calendar is telling us it is time to get moving north toward Savusavu and beyond to escape the South Pacific cyclone season so we will depart on Sunday, destination TBD depending on the wind.


Thu Oct 4 8:48 2018 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 17 10.87S 179 01.37W
Run: 0.8nm (1.4km)
Weather: Squally night last night with heavy rain and winds shifting NNE to SE, gusting 24kt. Currently 9kt, 031T. 90% cloud. Bar 1014. 10/3/2018 7:17 PM UTC

Enjoying lots of snorkeling in the Bay of Islands taking in the exceptional soft corals, plentiful fish, and new to us nudibranchs. There are so many great spots to explore we could easily spend another week or two here but will head to Fulaga in a few days as the season is rapidly drawing to a close.


Thu Sep 27 19:54 2018 NZST
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 17 10.21S 179 01.25W
Run: 24.8nm (44.9km)
Weather: Wind light and variable in protected anchorage. 1-5kt. 150-340T. Clear skies. 9/27/2018 6:29 AM UTC

Anchored in the beautiful and calm Bay of Islands, Vanua Balavu, Fiji - a welcome change after a not-so-fun passage from Ovalau! We're sharing the well protected anchorage with only the cackling birds on shore and the active schools of bait fish swarming around the anchorage.


Thu Sep 27 7:21 2018 NZST
Speed:
4.2
knts
GPS: 17 01.73S 179 21.93W
Run: 126.9nm (229.7km)
Avg: 3.7knts
24hr: 89.8nm
Weather: Wind 20-25kt. 115-130T. Bar 1015. Seas steep and short period. Many squalls overnight with heavy rain and wind to 28kt. 9/26/2018 7:08 PM UTC

Bashing to weather from Ovalau to Vanua Balavu.


Tue Sep 25 21:27 2018 NZST
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 17 40.91S 178 50.21E
Run: 13.1nm (23.7km)
Weather: 9/25/2018 9:16 AM UTC

Came in to Levuka, Ovalau yesterday to top up on diesel before heading off to remote islands. Enjoyed checking out the small museum and seeing the colorful historic buildings of the original capital of Fiji, now a UNESCO World Heritage site.


Sat Sep 22 9:24 2018 NZST
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 17 34.22S 178 40.55E
Run: 13nm (23.5km)
Weather: Wind 7kt 170T. Sunny skies. Bar 1015. 9/21/2018 9:10 PM UTC

Anchored in a beautiful little bay with a white sand beach backed by dramatic rock structure on the north end of Naigani Island, NW of Ovalau. We enjoyed a wonderful snorkel on the extensive reef yesterday and are heading back out today to try to get another photo of the striking parrot fish - or possibly wrasse - that we can't find in our reference books!


Fri Sep 21 6:51 2018 NZST
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 17 44.29S 178 45.89E
Run: 5.9nm (10.7km)
Weather: Wind 4-5 kt, 120T. 20% cloud. Bar 1015. Yesterday morning winds started light and built to 20kt 140T by lunch time. 9/20/2018 6:39 PM UTC

Anchored overnight at Curly's "hurricane hole" near Wainaloka village on SW Ovalau, Fiji. Yesterday's snorkel nearby revealed 10 nudibranchs!


Sun Sep 16 20:42 2018 NZST
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 17 48.56S 178 42.95E
Run: 28.3nm (51.2km)
Weather: 9/16/2018 8:21 AM UTC

Anchored this afternoon at Leleuvia Island, southwest of Ovalau, Fiji where we were greeted by two boatloads of friendly, smiling locals offering use of the resort's mooring for free. Shortly after sunset we watched a spectacular 45 minute lightening show lighting up the sky and sending many bolts down to earth beneath the clouds on the thankfully distant horizon to the southwest of us.


Sat Sep 15 19:51 2018 NZST
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 18 10.26S 178 30.86E
Run: 32.3nm (58.5km)
Weather: Wind 15kt, 115T. Occasional showers. 9/15/2018 7:38 AM UTC

We arrived back in Suva on Monday for fuel and re-provisioning after having had a fabulous time in Beqa, Yanuca, Kadavu, and the Astrolabe Reef swimming with oceanic manta rays, laughing with the dolphins escorting us across the lagoon, glimpsing elusive sea turtles that rightfully hide from humans (locals still eat them even though it is illegal,) photographing "new to us" nudibranchs, flatworms and bottom dwelling jellyfish, and meeting up with good friends on Free Spirit and Wavelength.

We planned to head to Fulaga but the weather doesn't look promising any time soon so rather than wasting time in port we sailed to weather today in fresh 20 knot winds to Nukulau Islet in Laucala Bay, a nice protected anchorage for the night. Sunday morning we will head to the western side of Ovalau to explore the reef while waiting for more favorable weather to make the crossing to the Lau Group.


Thu Aug 23 19:15 2018 NZST
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 18 38.32S 178 31.64E
Run: 39.9nm (72.2km)
Weather: Wind 9kt 110T. Bar 1016. 2% cloud cover. 8/23/2018 6:34 AM UTC

Beautiful sail to weather on calm seas today from Beqa to North Astrolabe Reef under sunny skies with 10-12 knots of ENE breeze. The lagoon is gorgeous but the surrounding reef is low offering little protection - at low tide think Minerva Reef at high tide - and the swell comes in from all directions creating a washing machine with occasional waves breaking over the stern into the cockpit. We're anchored mid lagoon behind Solo "Island," more aptly named Solo "Rock," home of an old non-working lighthouse inhabited by sea birds. We did a snorkel off the boat today but will move on tomorrow to big Astrolabe or Kadavu in search of a less rolly anchorage. As we always say, if you don't go, you don't know! :)


Mon Aug 20 22:03 2018 NZST
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 18 22.71S 177 59.07E
Run: 11nm (19.9km)
Weather: Wind 5kt 080T. Bar 1017. Light overcast this evening after a sunny day today. 8/20/2018 9:44 AM UTC

We arose Sunday morning at 6:30 AM to the harmonious sounds of a cappella singing coming from the nearby Lalati village church in Malumu Bay before moving the boat to the west side of Yanuca Island. We're anchored off a beautiful beach and a small abandoned resort rumored to have been owned by an American that lost the lease. The enterprising care taker is charging a "visiting fee" of $10FJ per person to walk on the beach. Last night we were joined by the 180' Dutch built mega yacht Driftwood which was launched in 2017, and is owned by Nicholas Woodman, the 43 year old founder and CEO of GoPro - net worth 1.8 billion. We have seen lots of toys zipping by but so far have had no invitation to join them for the disco dancing last night or the movie they are watching tonight from the giant theater sized projector screen they have raised on the foredeck. Tomorrow after a morning snorkel we head back to Malumu Bay to meet up with friends.


Wed Aug 15 18:30 2018 NZST
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 18 22.62S 178 09.14E
Run: 24.8nm (44.9km)
Weather: 8/15/2018 6:24 AM UTC

Anchored in peaceful Malumu Bay, Beqa Lagoon, Fiji.


Tue Aug 7 9:54 2018 NZST
Speed:
0
knts
GPS: 18 07.47S 178 25.21E
Run: 65.4nm (118.4km)
Avg: 2.6knts
24hr: 62.4nm
Weather: Wind 10k 193T. Sunny, 10% cloud. Bar 1016. Not a drop of rain since arrival in Suva where it "is always rainy" so the salt remains on the boat for now as we won't be making water in Suva harbor! 8/6/2018 9:43 PM UTC

The winds shut down to 4-8 knots dead downwind Sunday night and we were forced to motor all night. When the winds picked up to 10-15k from 191 T Monday morning, we tried sailing but ETA for Suva was 8PM. We didn't want to stand off all night so added a little power assist and got the anchor down in Suva harbor just before 5 - in time for a gorgeous sunset with pink and orange sun rays shooting up from behind the misty layers and layers of mountains on Viti Levu. Currently waiting "patiently" for officials to arrive for clearance.


Mon Aug 6 8:45 2018 NZST
Speed:
7.6
knts
GPS: 19 00.66S 178 46.04E
Run: 184.4nm (333.8km)
Avg: 7.7knts
24hr: 184nm
Weather: 11k 173T. Seas 1.5-2m SSW. 40% cloud cover. Bar 1016. 8/5/2018 8:35 PM UTC

Passing by beautiful Kadavu. Nice to see some patches of blue sky after heavy cloud cover yesterday. 52 miles to go to Suva.


Sun Aug 5 8:42 2018 NZST
Speed:
6.9
knts
GPS: 21 30.20S 179 46.89E
Run: 182.4nm (330.1km)
Avg: 2.5knts
24hr: 60.2nm
Weather: Wind up and down 15-17kt (gusting 22kt and at times dropping to 10kt) from 195-205T. Seas SW 2.5m. 100% heavy cloud cover. Bar 1016. 8/4/2018 7:55 PM UTC

Awoke yesterday (Sat) to a glassy lagoon but by 8AM the winds filled in to 10-12kt. We exited the South Minerva pass bound for Suva, Fiji at 10AM with wind 18-19k and building from 241T, putting it just forward of the beam. The fishing gods blessed us with a nice mahi mahi as we passed about 20 miles west of North Minerva. We sailed in 20-25 knots, with gusts to 28, under doubled reefed main and partial genoa with wind and swell on the beam much of the day but by early evening the wind moved aft and the seas began to align for some wonderful fast sailing with speeds in the 9's. Overnight the winds went lighter - and at times slightly east of south - so we've slowed enough that we might not make Suva on Monday as we had hoped.


Thu Aug 2 8:00 2018 NZST
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 23 55.98S 179 06.20W
Weather: Wind 17k 166-178T. 50% cloud cover, light showers. Bar 1018 rising. 8/1/2018 7:43 PM UTC

Mission accomplished in South Minerva and waiting for a weather window to Suva. Most of the day yesterday (Wed local) winds were 22-27 knots, gusting just shy of 30, from 340T as low passed to the south, but winds moderated over night. Showers, some heavy, yesterday morning but clear all afternoon Wednesday.


Sun Jul 22 13:12 2018 NZST
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 23 55.99S 179 06.23W
Run: 119.3nm (215.9km)
Avg: 4.1knts
24hr: 99.6nm
Weather: Wind 4-5kts 133T. Calm seas. Sunny blue skies.

Anchor down in lovely, sunny, warm and blue, blue, blue South Minerva Reef at last! We've got the place to ourselves so we're playing the White Hawk "Sunshine Mix" up loud while we launch the dinghy and tidy things up wearing shorts for the first time in 6 months - at least for one of us :) We arrived after dark last night and stood off the NW side keeping watch while fore-reaching away from the reef at 0.7 knts. We waited until 10 AM to make our way back the 5 miles to the pass to enter in good light and perfect calm conditions at 11 AM. We're happy to have survived a passage from NZ without breaking anything - just a cover that chafed through on our Spectra core reefing line. Life is good on White Hawk!


Sat Jul 21 8:27 2018 NZST
Speed:
7.0
knts
GPS: 25 23.81S 179 53.36E
Run: 187.8nm (339.9km)
Avg: 7.7knts
24hr: 185.1nm
Weather: Wind 18-20k 102T. Seas 2.3m E-ESE. 100% cloud. Showers. Bar 1022. 7/20/2018 7:46 PM UTC

Surprisingly consistent wind the last 24 hours, mostly 16-21 kts from the SE. Nice downwind sailing much of the day yesterday with the wind going forward late in the day and remaining there all night at about 18-20 kts, with gusts to 26. Still dogged by an adverse current of about 1.8 kts. Weak squalls began just after 5AM local this morning. 100 miles to go to S. Minerva.


Fri Jul 20 8:06 2018 NZST
Speed:
7.8
knts
GPS: 27 51.69S 178 36.68E
Run: 177.7nm (321.6km)
Avg: 7.2knts
24hr: 173.4nm
Weather: Wind 17-21kt 191T. Seas 1.5m SSE. 70% cloud. Bar 1020. 7/19/2018 7:31 PM UTC

Fabulous 24 hours. What a difference a day makes! Yesterday we sailed at about 6 kts under mostly sunny skies with 12 knots of breeze and swell on the beam. By evening the winds filled in from the SSE to SSW and the seas began to align. Had a wonderful night with winds mostly 17-21kt, dropping to the occasional 14kt and gusting to 24kt. White Hawk was comfortably humming along (literally at times) downwind with boat speeds in the 8's and 9's, though an adverse current of 1.3-1.9 kts (with us the last 2 days) reduced our SOG. We don't expect this wind to last, but we're happy to have it for now. 262 to go to S. Minerva.


Thu Jul 19 7:30 2018 NZST
Speed:
6.0
knts
GPS: 29 58.41S 176 56.09E
Run: 133.1nm (240.9km)
Avg: 6knts
24hr: 143.9nm
Weather: Wind 23-27kt, 127T. Seas 3+m confused. 100% cloud, heavy rain bands. Bar 1015. 7/18/2018 7:09 PM UTC

Interesting 24 hours with a bit of everything. In recent hours, the boat was pounding to weather at nearly 9 knots with double reefed main and partial genoa, so we just now furled the genoa and turned on the engine to reduce speed. All well aboard.


Wed Jul 18 9:18 2018 NZST
Speed:
6.6
knts
GPS: 31 46.14S 176 07.31E
Run: 149.5nm (270.6km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 154.7nm
Weather: Wind 7-10k from 100 T. Seas calm. Sunny skies with 5% cloud cover. Bar 1017. 7/17/2018 8:57 PM UTC

We had a slow but pleasant day of sailing yesterday under 6-8 kts of wind until sunset when the wind shut down to less than 5 kts from behind (SSW). We saw mostly 1 to 2 kts overnight so we motored until sunrise when the wind picked up to 6 kts and shifted to the ENE. At present, we are sailing very comfortably to weather on course for S. Minerva under beautiful sunny skies. Wind is continuing to build slightly so we should make some good progress today.


Tue Jul 17 10:06 2018 NZST
Speed:
6.0
knts
GPS: 33 51.03S 175 25.43E
Run: 182.1nm (329.6km)
Weather: Wind 10-13k 233T. Seas 1.5m WSW-WNW. 80% cloud. Bar 1017. 7/16/2018 9:30 PM UTC

Dropped the dock lines at Marsden Cove, NZ around 11:15 AM Monday. Mostly motored in light air to just past the Poor Knights when winds filled in to 12-15k from SW. Starry night with nice sailing. Clouds building near sunrise today with first squall around 7 AM local bringing wind of only 23k. Winds going lighter as day progresses. All well!


Mon Jan 29 22:33 2018 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 36 26.39S 174 49.67E
Run: 6.8nm (12.3km)
Weather: 1/29/2018 9:03 AM UTC

Spending our last night on Kawau Island at South Cove near the old Copper Mine. We've had a great time cruising the Hauraki Gulf. Tomorrow we head to Whangarei to pay our dues and start the boat work.


Sun Jan 28 13:18 2018 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 36 29.60S 174 43.46E
Run: 7nm (12.7km)
Weather: 1/28/2018 12:12 AM UTC

Fantastic weekend at the Mahurangi Regatta viewing the classic yacht parade and races!


Wed Jan 24 23:48 2018 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 36 25.61S 174 49.09E
Run: 1.2nm (2.2km)
Weather: 1/24/2018 2:28 AM UTC

At anchor in lovely Mansion House Bay, Kawau Island, NZ cleaning the bag limit of scallops John nabbed in 20 minutes of diving on the shoals.


Wed Jan 24 15:36 2018 NZDT
Speed:
0.1
knts
GPS: 36 24.63S 174 49.52E
Run: 2nm (3.6km)
Weather: 1/23/2018 12:33 AM UTC

Anchored at North Cove, Kawau Island, NZ. Lin Pardey, who lives here and runs the boat yard, dropped by in her skiff Jay Dee to welcome us to the harbor.


Tue Jan 23 13:51 2018 NZDT
Speed:
0.6
knts
GPS: 36 26.38S 174 49.70E
Run: 1.9nm (3.4km)
Weather: 1/22/2018 9:14 PM UTC

Anchored off the abandoned copper mine on the glassy water of Dispute Cove on Kawau Island, NZ feeding a lonely duck and watching 3 yellowtail kingfish swim about the boat. Great Tuesday morning enjoying nature! We're off to dive the scallop beds at slack tide around noon.


Sun Jan 21 12:45 2018 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 36 26.66S 174 51.71E
Run: 27nm (48.9km)
Weather: 1/20/2018 10:57 PM UTC

Anchored at Bostaquet Bay, Kawau Island. Beautiful relaxing sail to weather yesterday from Putaki Bay, Waiheke on the semi-sheltered waters of the Hauraki Gulf in 10-14 knots of breeze. It was great fun watching the many local boats out enjoying the sunny but cool summer Saturday afternoon and the changing clouds and landscapes as we sailed by the numerous small islands scattered about the Gulf.


Sun Jan 14 18:00 2018 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 36 48.58S 175 01.91E
Run: 5.3nm (9.6km)
Weather: Current conditions: Wind NE 12-15k. 10% cloud cover. Bar 1018. 1/14/2018 4:44 AM UTC

Nice sail Saturday from Motuihe Island to Putiki Bay on the south side of Waiheke Island.


Fri Jan 12 21:48 2018 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 36 48.57S 174 56.16E
Run: 5nm (9.1km)
Weather: Wind 7-10k 020*T. Hazy skies, 20% cloud cover. Bar 1019, rising. 1/12/2018 7:54 AM UTC

Anchored at Motuihe Island, NZ.


Mon Jan 8 9:18 2018 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 36 46.61S 175 00.96E
Run: 43.7nm (79.1km)
Weather: 1/7/2018 8:16 PM UTC

Beautiful sail Sunday from Great Barrier Island to Waiheke in 8-18 knots, gusting 23k, with whales breaching and spouting off the NE end of Little Barrier Island. We were hard to weather but it was fun on the protected waters of the Hauraki Gulf. Too bad the open ocean isn't this flat! Monday we explore Waiheke by bus.


Sat Jan 6 22:12 2018 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 36 11.86S 175 19.93E
Run: 2.4nm (4.3km)
Weather: Wind SW 5k. 10% cloud cover. Bar 1013. 1/6/2018 8:04 AM UTC

Our last night at Great Barrier Island was spent in Smokehouse Bay - a beautiful end to the stay here after the atrocious weather the last few days. The wind finally eased and the clouds broke late afternoon making for a nice peaceful evening taking in the interesting scenery, birds, and Kiwis (the human kind) on holiday being Kiwis - fishing, cannon balling into the euphemistically speaking "refreshingly crisp" water, laughing with friends, and in general just enjoying life. We depart for Waiheke or Kawau Island in the morning depending on weather.


Fri Jan 5 13:00 2018 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 36 10.15S 175 21.42E
Run: 0.3nm (0.5km)
Weather: Wind NNE to NW gusting 45k+ this morning and overnight yesterday (Thursday night.) Very heavy rain Thursday and Thursday night. Mostly dry this morning with 100% cloud cover. Bar 995, up 1. 1/4/2018 11:44 PM UTC

Anchored at Port Fitzroy, Great Barrier Island, NZ. All is well.


Sat Dec 30 20:15 2017 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 36 10.37S 175 21.36E
Run: 51.4nm (93km)
Avg: 1028knts
24hr: 24672nm
Weather: Light and variable wind. Sunny skies. Bar 1013. 12/30/2017 6:46 AM UTC

Sailed Friday from Urquharts Bay, Whangarei to Great Barrier Island in boisterous conditions up to 30 knots. Anchored around 2:30 PM near Quion Is, Port Fitzroy, Great Barrier Is, NZ. Took a dinghy excursion on this beautiful Saturday afternoon with dolphins frolicking around us for over an hour.


Sat Dec 30 20:12 2017 NZDT
Speed:
0.00
knts
GPS: 35 50.79S 174 31.84E
Run: 46.9nm (84.9km)
Weather: 12/28/2017 5:36 PM UTC

Preparing to depart Urquharts Bay, Whangarei for Great Barrier Island, NZ.


Tue Dec 26 8:27 2017 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 35 11.58S 174 18.18E
Run: 4.8nm (8.7km)
Weather: 12/25/2017 5:50 PM UTC

Anchored Christmas night in Deep Water Cove, Maunganui Bay, New Zealand and awoke on Boxing Day to the sound of beautiful bird calls. Headed off today for Whangaruru and points south.


Mon Dec 25 16:18 2017 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 35 13.16S 174 13.41E
Run: 8.4nm (15.2km)
Weather: 12/24/2017 10:36 PM UTC

Spent a peaceful Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at anchor in Paradise Bay, Urupukapuka Island, Bay of Islands, New Zealand.


Wed Dec 13 11:06 2017 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 35 18.74S 174 07.61E
Run: 98nm (177.4km)
Avg: 4.1knts
24hr: 97.8nm
Weather: 12/12/2017 9:51 PM UTC

Wind picked up around 3:30 PM Tuesday and we had a fantastic sail on calm seas into Opua. Tied up to the Customs dock just before 10PM and cleared first thing Wednesday morning. Happy to be at anchor after a great 4.5 day passage from N. Minerva. Third time's a charm!


Tue Dec 12 11:03 2017 NZDT
Speed:
6.6
knts
GPS: 34 02.95S 174 54.57E
Run: 183.5nm (332.1km)
Avg: 7.8knts
24hr: 187.8nm
Weather: Wind 5-6k 307*T. Seas 1.5m. 90% cloud cover. Bar 1017. 12/11/2017 7:46 PM UTC

Motoring since 6PM yesterday when winds went ENE and dropped to 4-6k. 75 miles to go to the Bay of Islands.


Mon Dec 11 11:36 2017 NZDT
Speed:
7.8
knts
GPS: 31 42.39S 176 23.87E
Run: 209.4nm (379km)
Avg: 8.7knts
24hr: 208.1nm
Weather: Wind 15-17k 075*T. Seas 2m. 90% cloud cover. Bar 1019. 12/10/2017 7:54 PM UTC

Pleasant reach in relatively calm conditions since last update - mostly 14-20 knots of wind overnight, dropping to 11k for brief periods. Expecting the winds to go light later today and we may have to do some motoring, but we'll happily make the most of the breeze as long as we have it. 236 miles to go to The Bay of Islands.


Sun Dec 10 11:27 2017 NZDT
Speed:
8.1
knts
GPS: 29 00.76S 178 00.23E
Run: 209.8nm (379.7km)
Avg: 8knts
24hr: 192.6nm
Weather: Wind 17-18k, 113*T. Seas 2m. 10% cloud cover. Bar 1021. 12/9/2017 7:45 PM UTC

Boisterous sailing again yesterday as the wind remained in the 23-26k range, dipping around 20k for short periods, with rough seas and the occasional 15' wave. Conditions moderated after dark, settling in at 15-20 knots after midnight making for a restful night. Nice sailing this morning under blue skies and calmer seas. What a difference a day makes! We feel a distinct change in the air - pleasantly crisp like fall, only it is spring. 415 miles to go to The Bay of Islands.


Sat Dec 9 9:18 2017 NZDT
Speed:
8.2
knts
GPS: 26 17.75S 179 31.94E
Run: 133.1nm (240.9km)
Avg: 9.2knts
24hr: 221.1nm
Weather: Wind 20-25k 101*T. Seas sloppy 3+m. 70% cloud cover, clearing. Bar 1018. 12/8/2017 7:45 PM UTC

Came upon a 30 knot squall around 7:30 last night. Winds mostly 24-25k since then with rough seas but making great time, averaging over 8 knots overnight. All is well but wet - had to put the hatch boards in on passage for the first time since leaving San Diego and it is getting chilly so the sweats are on! 598 miles to go to the Bay of Islands.


Fri Dec 8 18:51 2017 NZDT
Speed:
8.5
knts
GPS: 24 33.96S 179 31.93W
Run: 76nm (137.6km)
Weather: Wind 16-23k 110*T. Seas E 3m. 60% cloud cover. Bar 1011 steady. 12/8/2017 5:31 AM UTC

Departed N. Minerva bound for NZ Friday morning 8:45 AM NZ local. Sailed a close reach under sunny skies and light winds the first few hours with wind, seas, and cloud cover picking up in the afternoon. Cruising along nicely on a beam reach with SOG hitting up to 9.6k at times.


Sun Dec 3 11:09 2017 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 23 37.91S 178 53.86W
Run: 88.9nm (160.9km)
Avg: 3.4knts
24hr: 81.3nm
Weather: Wind SE 20-22k. 100% cloud cover, showers. Bar 1012, falling. It's cold here! 12/2/2017 9:19 PM UTC

Arrived safely with anchor down before sunset on Saturday at North Minerva Reef. Early AM it appeared there was no chance we would make it in before dark and would have to stand off for the night. Plan B, sailing directly to NZ, was taken off the table due to developing weather systems, but door number 3 magically opened when the wind gods shined upon us with freshening breezes. The good ship WH was up to the task, galloping along at 8-10k to get us in on time for a wonderful night at anchor. At 30, she might not be as pretty as she once was, but she's still a joy to sail!


Sat Dec 2 8:54 2017 NZDT
Speed:
7.7
knts
GPS: 22 24.35S 179 19.32W
Run: 159.9nm (289.4km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 150.5nm
Weather: Wind 12-14k 078*T. Seas 2m SE. 100% cloud cover, light rain. Bar 1016. 12/1/2017 7:32 PM UTC

74 miles to go to North Minerva Reef. Passage weather to NZ looks reasonable so we are considering bypassing Minerva and continuing on. Stay tuned!


Fri Dec 1 7:24 2017 NZDT
Speed:
6.0
knts
GPS: 20 05.93S 179 30.26W
Run: 182.5nm (330.3km)
Avg: 7.7knts
24hr: 186nm
Weather: Wind ESE 12-13k. Seas SE 1.5-2m. 60% cloud cover. Bar 1014 rising. 11/30/2017 6:00 PM UTC

Sailing nicely to weather on port tack from Savusavu, Fiji to North Minerva Reef. 210 mi to go.


Thu Nov 30 7:51 2017 NZDT
Speed:
7.2
knts
GPS: 17 33.00S 179 46.00E
Run: 55.4nm (100.3km)
Weather: Wind 11-14k 110*T. Seas 1m E to ESE. 40% cloud cover. Bar 1012 rising. 11/29/2017 6:37 PM UTC

Departed Savusavu, Fiji before sunset Wednesday bound for Minerva Reef and eventually on to Opua, NZ. Light and variable wind overnight, NE to SE. Currently sailing nicely to weather on port tack.


Mon Nov 20 7:45 2017 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 16 45.10S 179 50.57E
Run: 18.9nm (34.2km)
Weather: Wind NE 3k. Sunny skies 10% cloud cover. Bar 1011. 11/19/2017 6:27 PM UTC

Arrived Sunday 2PM at Dakuniba Bay, Vanua Levu, Fiji after motoring on glassy seas from Katherine Bay, Rabi.


Sat Nov 18 7:42 2017 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 16 31.76S 179 59.51W
Run: 19.3nm (34.9km)
Weather: Wind inside the harbor 1-4k NNW to NNE. 50% cloud cover. Patchy sun this morning with thunder in the distance. Bar 1008. 11/17/2017 6:13 PM UTC

Tucked in to flat calm Katherine Bay, Rabi Island, Fiji. Landed a mackerel tuna just before exiting the pass at Budd Reef Friday and an 80lb 5' Spanish mackerel in the Rabi Channel off the Florida Reefs during a 30 knot squall with heavy rain, thunder, and lightening.


Fri Nov 17 9:33 2017 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 16 30.04S 179 42.12W
Run: 1nm (1.8km)
Weather: Variable winds. 80% cloud cover, showers. Bar 1009. 11/16/2017 8:25 PM UTC

Anchored last 2 nights between Yanuca and Yavu islands, Budd Reef, Fiji. Heading toward Savusavu today.


Tue Nov 14 8:15 2017 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 16 29.98S 179 41.26W
Run: 17nm (30.8km)
Weather: Wind E 5k. 95% cloud cover, showers. Bar 1012 rising. 11/13/2017 6:57 PM UTC

Arrived Monday at Budd Reef, Fiji. Anchored at the village anchorage between Yanuca and Maqewa Islands.


Sun Nov 12 10:30 2017 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 16 26.72S 179 56.27W
Run: 6.8nm (12.3km)
Weather: Light and variable wind 2-4k. 50% cloud cover, light showers. Bar 1013, rising. 11/11/2017 9:22 PM UTC

Arrived Saturday at tiny Albert Cove at the N end of Rambi Island, Fiji. Nice visit with the one family living ashore in a traditional thatched dwelling. Late afternoon snorkel around colorful pristine corals, including large tables.


Sat Nov 11 7:27 2017 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 16 31.75S 179 59.55W
Run: 9.1nm (16.5km)
Weather: 11/10/2017 6:13 PM UTC

Anchored Friday at calm, picturesque Katherine Bay, Rambi Island, Fiji. Explored a small waterfall and interesting snorkeling on the reefs outside the western side of the bay.


Wed Nov 8 8:39 2017 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 16 38.29S 179 55.86E
Run: 8nm (14.5km)
Weather: 11/7/2017 7:11 PM UTC

Sailed yesterday to the very well protected and remote unnamed anchorage on the NW side of Kioa Island, Fiji. Tucked in at the head of the bay in lake-like conditions surrounded by the sounds of exotic bird calls.


Sat Nov 4 21:48 2017 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 16 44.89S 179 53.64E
Run: 37.3nm (67.5km)
Weather: 11/4/2017 8:45 AM UTC

Anchored at Viani Bay, Vanua Levu, Fiji.


Tue Oct 31 21:42 2017 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 16 46.67S 179 19.91E
Run: 70.3nm (127.2km)
Weather: 10/31/2017 8:31 AM UTC

Arrived Savusavu, Fiji yesterday afternoon.


Sun Oct 29 7:33 2017 NZDT
Speed:
6.6
knts
GPS: 15 48.65S 179 00.15E
Run: 139.6nm (252.7km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 141.4nm
Weather: Wind ESE 10-12k. Seas SE 1.5m. 90% cloud cover. Bar 1013. 10/28/2017 6:18 PM UTC

Sailing along peacefully this morning enroute to Savusavu after a boisterous beat yesterday bashing in to 17-25k winds and 2.5-3m steep seas of short period.


Sat Oct 28 7:51 2017 NZDT
Speed:
5.8
knts
GPS: 14 04.84S 177 55.45E
Run: 122.9nm (222.4km)
Weather: Wind ESE 16-20k. Seas 2m, confused. 30% cloud cover. Bar 1013 steady. 10/27/2017 6:23 PM UTC

Departed spectacular Rotuma, Fiji yesterday after a short but sweet visit as the anchorage was becoming precarious. Currently bashing to weather in boisterous conditions enroute to Savusavu to pick up Fiji dollars and fuel.


Tue Oct 24 20:21 2017 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 12 29.13S 177 07.07E
Run: 112.9nm (204.3km)
Avg: 3.7knts
24hr: 88.4nm
Weather: Wind 14k ESE. 20% cloud cover. Bar 1015. 10/24/2017 6:25 AM UTC

Arrived off of Rotuma, Fiji 9:30 PM local Monday and stood off over night. We made our way to the anchorage this morning. The officials are not available to check us in until tomorrow but from our vantage point on the boat this island group is one of the most beautiful we have seen and we are anxious to explore it!


Mon Oct 23 13:42 2017 NZDT
Speed:
6.8
knts
GPS: 10 51.19S 177 10.74E
Run: 154.4nm (279.5km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 152.2nm
Weather: Wind E 12k. Seas ESE 1.5m. 10% cloud cover. Bar 1016. 10/22/2017 9:11 PM UTC

Pleasant beam reach under sunny skies and calm seas with 98 miles to go to Rotuma, Fiji.


Sun Oct 22 13:21 2017 NZDT
Speed:
5.2
knts
GPS: 08 37.22S 177 14.22E
Run: 116.3nm (210.5km)
Avg: 5.3knts
24hr: 126.3nm
Weather: Wind NE 8-10k gusting 12k. Seas NE 1.5m. 80% cloud cover. Bar 1014. 10/21/2017 9:24 PM UTC

Sailed all night at 4-5k+ in 8-11k NE wind under starry skies. Increasing clouds this morning and winds occasionally filling in a few knots. 228 miles to go to Rotuma.


Sat Oct 21 15:15 2017 NZDT
Speed:
5.4
knts
GPS: 06 56.28S 177 14.73E
Run: 144.2nm (261km)
Avg: 4.7knts
24hr: 112.5nm
Weather: Wind variable N-NE 4-5k. Seas NE 1-1.5m. 5% cloud cover. Bar 1010. Air temp 96F. Sea temp 87.5F. 10/21/2017 1:54 AM UTC

Peaceful sailing under clear starry skies in 10k breeze and calm seas last night. 11 shooting stars provided entertainment on night watch. Very light winds this morning of 4-6k, gusting 8k. Sailed until 1:15 PM local when winds settled in at 4-5k and we hoisted the 0.5 oz spinnaker but the wind was too light to keep it flying. Motoring as of 1:30 PM.


Fri Oct 20 8:30 2017 NZDT
Speed:
4.5
knts
GPS: 04 52.20S 176 57.77E
Run: 80.7nm (146.1km)
Avg: 4.8knts
24hr: 114.9nm
Weather: Wind NE 8-11k. Seas NE 1.6m. 10% cloud cover. Bar 1012. 10/19/2017 6:37 PM UTC

Nice night of sailing though slow and a bit rolly. 10 shooting stars, dolphins by the boat, lots of phosphorescence, and a cool, light breeze. Sunny skies this morning. Can't ask for more - well, except maybe a bit more wind, but not too much!


Thu Oct 19 15:39 2017 NZDT
Speed:
5.2
knts
GPS: 03 44.04S 176 41.46E
Run: 232.8nm (421.4km)
Avg: 7.3knts
24hr: 176nm
Weather: Wind NE-NNE 9-12K. Seas NE 1m. 30% cloud cover, increasing. Bar 1008, falling. 10/19/2017 2:20 AM UTC

Wind filled in and we decided to bypass Funafuti and sail directly to Rotuma, Fiji, making the course adjustment around 11:00 AM yesterday 10/18 local. Made 200 miles to destination in ensuing 24 hours before wind went lighter and aft.


Wed Oct 18 7:54 2017 NZDT
Speed:
5.8
knts
GPS: 00 27.03S 175 56.45E
Run: 75.4nm (136.5km)
Avg: 3.9knts
24hr: 94nm
Weather: Wind ENE 8-10K. Seas 1m. 5% cloud cover. Bar 1010. 10/17/2017 6:24 PM UTC

Slow but nice sailing under sunny skies yesterday and starry skies last night. Calm conditions yesterday allowed us to replace broken engine mounts on the generator at sea. It's looking like another fine day today.


Tue Oct 17 12:39 2017 NZDT
Speed:
3.4
knts
GPS: 00 04.40N 174 59.04E
Run: 145.4nm (263.2km)
Avg: 5.6knts
24hr: 135.5nm
Weather: Wind variable SE-S 7-8k. Seas E 1.8m. 5% cloud cover. Bar 1010. 10/16/2017 10:58 PM UTC

Beautiful but slow sailing under sunny skies and light wind this morning after boisterous sailing yesterday with wind 17-20k, gusting 23k, on the nose. Tacked away on wind shift 2 miles north of the equator crossing a short time ago to avoid atolls and predicted lighter winds to the south. Fighting adverse current of 1.5-2k.


Mon Oct 16 10:54 2017 NZDT
Speed:
5.2
knts
GPS: 02 10.33N 175 07.30E
Run: 77.5nm (140.3km)
Avg: 4.2knts
24hr: 99.7nm
Weather: Wind SE-SSE 10-11k. Seas ESE 1.2m. 90% cloud cover, squalls about. Bar 1010 rising. 10/15/2017 8:29 PM UTC

Sailing nicely since 3AM local after motoring much of the day yesterday in 2 knot winds. Still fighting adverse current of 1.2-1.5k, down from 2.5k.


Sun Oct 15 16:15 2017 NZDT
Speed:
3.8
knts
GPS: 03 08.21N 174 33.00E
Run: 133.5nm (241.6km)
Avg: 4.3knts
24hr: 103.4nm
Weather: Wind ESE 1-3k. Calm seas with 1.5-2 knot adverse current. 100% cloud cover. Bar 1007, down from 1010 at 19:20 UTC. 10/15/2017 1:04 AM UTC

Engine on an hour ago and motoring after a nice night of sailing in light winds.


Sat Oct 14 9:15 2017 NZDT
Speed:
5.5
knts
GPS: 04 49.72N 173 37.01E
Run: 112.9nm (204.3km)
Avg: 4.5knts
24hr: 108.4nm
Weather: Wind ESE 9-10kt. Seas 1.5m SE. Sunny skies, 5% cloud cover. Bar 1010, up 2. 10/13/2017 7:52 PM UT

Sailing in light but pleasant conditions 100 mi NE of Butaritari enroute from Majuro, RMI to Funafuti, Tuvalu. Squalls all day yesterday but improved conditions after sunset. Averaged about 4.5 knots overnight in light winds under mostly clear and starry skies.


Fri Oct 13 8:15 2017 NZDT
Speed:
6.8
knts
GPS: 06 08.97N 172 39.04E
Run: 116.5nm (210.9km)
Weather: Wind SSW 12kt. Seas sloppy with 2m ENE swell. 95% cloud. Bar 1010 rising. 10/12/2017 6:48 PM UTC

Departed Majuro, RMI midday yesterday enroute to Funafuti, Tuvalu. Fast sailing to weather just south of Arno Atoll with speeds up to 10 kt under sunny skies during the day. Squalls began at 6PM and continued through the night.


Tue Oct 10 5:36 2017 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 07 08.86N 171 16.98E
Run: 2.2nm (4km)
Weather: Wind SSE 25 kt, gusting 28. 100% cloud cover. heavy rain earlier. Bar 1008. 10/9/2017 4:09 PM UTC

Anchor watch on a rough night moored at Eneko Islet, Majuro Atoll, RMI after a fun 6 hour snorkel yesterday. Moving to Majuro town moorings at daybreak.


Tue Oct 3 14:18 2017 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 07 07.73N 171 18.53E
Run: 121.1nm (219.2km)
Weather: Gorgeous sunny day on a glassy lagoon. Wind NE 0-4kt. Bar 1014. 10/3/2017 12:37 AM UTC

Moored at Enemanit Island, Majuro Atoll, RMI. Waiting for engine parts.


Mon Aug 28 8:18 2017 NZST
Speed:
4.8
knts
GPS: 08 03.58N 169 48.64E
Run: 188.7nm (341.5km)
Avg: 4.6knts
24hr: 109.8nm
Weather: Wind E 4 kt. Seas < 1m. Cloud cover 20%. Bar 1011. 8/27/2017 8:02 PM UTC

Enroute from Kwajalein to Majuro, RMI. Under motor in light variable wind.


Sat Aug 26 15:03 2017 NZST
Speed:
6.3
knts
GPS: 09 26.97N 167 25.97E
Run: 24.7nm (44.7km)
Weather: Wind 13-15kt from 76T. 80% cloud, showers. Bar 1010. 8/26/2017 2:45 AM UTC

Enroute from Kwajalein to Majuro, RMI.


Tue Aug 15 9:00 2017 NZST
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 09 06.67N 167 18.84E
Run: 20.3nm (36.7km)
Weather: Wind 9-11 kt ESE, 20% cloud, bar 1013. 8/14/2017 8:41 PM UTC

Anchored between Enmat and Ennumet Islands near Nell on the western side of Kwajalein Atoll, RMI. Stunning both above and below the water!


Sun Aug 13 8:21 2017 NZST
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 09 20.09N 167 30.37E
Run: 25.4nm (46km)
Weather: Squally overnight with heavy rain, wind S 25-27 kt. Currently SE 6-10 kt, 95% cloud, bar 1012. Lagoon SST 87.4 F. 8/12/2017 7:55 PM UTC

Anchored at Edgigen (aka 6th) Island, Kwajalein Atoll, RMI.


Wed Aug 9 8:30 2017 NZST
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 09 02.98N 167 44.40E
Run: 10.7nm (19.4km)
Weather: 8/8/2017 8:20 PM UTC

Anchored at Omelek Island, Kwajalein Atoll, RMI. Awesome snorkeling!


Mon Aug 7 8:18 2017 NZST
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 08 53.84N 167 46.07E
Run: 8.7nm (15.7km)
Weather: 8/6/2017 8:10 PM UTC

Anchored at beautiful Bigej Island, Kwajalein Atoll, RMI.


Sat Aug 5 9:51 2017 NZST
Speed:
0.1
knts
GPS: 08 46.56N 167 44.12E
Run: 3.3nm (6km)
Weather: Wind 5 kt SE. 80% cloud cover. Bar 1014. Sea temp 87.5 F. 8/4/2017 9:43 PM UTC

Anchored at South Ebeye off of small boat harbor, Kwajalein Atoll, RMI.


Tue Aug 1 8:03 2017 NZST
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 08 43.68N 167 43.95E
Run: 3.9nm (7.1km)
Weather: 7/31/2017 7:46 PM UTC

Anchored at US Army Reagan Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll, RMI.


Mon Jul 3 18:51 2017 NZST
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 08 47.08N 167 44.03E
Run: 8.1nm (14.7km)
Weather: Wind 12 kt, 102 T. 30% cloud cover. Bar 1010.5. 7/3/2017 6:42 AM UTC

At anchor at Ebeye islet, Kwajalein Atoll, RMI.


Sat Jul 1 19:03 2017 NZST
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 08 53.79N 167 46.07E
Run: 35.1nm (63.5km)
Weather: Wind in protected anchorage 15kt, 068T. 90% cloud cover. Bar 1010.5. 7/1/2017 6:41 AM UTC

Anchored at Bigej islet, Kwajalein Atoll, RMI.


Thu Jun 29 18:03 2017 NZST
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 09 20.01N 167 30.37E
Run: 3nm (5.4km)
Weather: Wind 19 kt from 57 deg T with rain. Mostly cloudy with showers and light winds clocking from SE through NW earlier in the day. 6/29/2017 5:18 AM UTC

At anchor off Edgigen islet, Kwajalein Atoll, RMI. Nearby snorkeling rewards with spectacularly diverse marine life.


Sun Jun 25 17:33 2017 NZST
Speed:
0
knts
GPS: 09 22.37N 167 29.25E
Run: 138.4nm (250.5km)
Weather: Wind 33kt, 158 deg T. Very heavy rain. 6/25/2017 5:18 AM UTC

Anchored at Ennubirr islet Kwajalein Atoll, RMI after overnight passage to weather from Ailinginae Atoll.


Sun Jun 11 10:00 2017 NZST
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 11 08.25N 166 31.53E
Run: 72.3nm (130.9km)
Weather: 6/10/2017 7:16 PM UTC

Anchored at uninhabited Ailinginae Atoll, RMI.


Mon Jun 5 20:45 2017 NZST
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 11 34.24N 165 33.24E
Run: 12.5nm (22.6km)
Weather: 6/5/2017 8:32 AM UTC

Anchored at Rochikari islet, Bikini Atoll, RMI.


Sat Jun 3 7:57 2017 NZST
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 11 41.60N 165 25.08E
Run: 15.1nm (27.3km)
Weather: 6/2/2017 7:40 PM UTC

Anchored at Romurikku islet, at the north end of Bikini Atoll, RMI. Beautiful beaches, abundant bird life on shore. Underwater we are surrounded by huge schools of fish with great diversity along with the occasional sea turtle sighting.


Mon May 29 11:15 2017 NZST
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 11 31.45N 165 33.56E
Run: 91.5nm (165.6km)
Weather: 5/28/2017 10:19 PM UTC

Anchor down this morning at Enyu islet, Bikini Atoll, RMI.


Sat May 27 8:33 2017 NZST
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 11 17.36N 166 53.30E
Run: 191.7nm (347km)
Weather: 5/26/2017 8:24 PM UTC

Arrived yesterday at Eniaetok islet, Rongelap Atoll, RMI. Beautiful calm sand bottom anchorage surrounded by gorgeous aqua water and bordered by a long pink sand beach.


Tue May 23 8:27 2017 NZST
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 09 50.75N 169 17.89E
Run: 16.6nm (30km)
Weather: 5/22/2017 8:14 PM UTC

Anchored at N Loto islet, Likiep Atoll, RMI. Yesterday sailed down the lagoon with an escort of dolphins then swam with a sea turtle and clouds of fish. Topped the day off watching phosphorescent critters blinking alongside the boat at anchor.


Thu May 18 10:39 2017 NZST
Speed:
0.3
knts
GPS: 09 59.79N 169 06.546E
Run: 7.9nm (14.3km)
Avg: 14.4knts
24hr: 344.7nm
Weather: 5/15/2017 10:47 PM UTC

Idyllic anchorage at well protected Jeltoneej islet, Likiep Atoll, RMI. Magical snorkeling over ever changing habitat.


Thu May 18 10:06 2017 NZST
Speed:
0.2
knts
GPS: 09 55.461N 169 12.001E
Run: 5.4nm (9.8km)
Avg: 18knts
24hr: 432nm
Weather: 5/14/2017 11:52 PM

Tamol islet anchorage, Likiep Atoll, RMI. Nice but a bit rolly due to wrap coming up the reef from the south.


Thu May 18 9:48 2017 NZST
Speed:
0.2
knts
GPS: 09 53.304N 169 16.201E
Run: 4.8nm (8.7km)
Avg: 3knts
24hr: 72nm
Weather: 5/14/2017 3:47 AM UTC

Jebal islet overnight anchorage in front of graveyard. Likiep Atoll, RMI. Small village and copra station ashore.


Thu May 18 8:12 2017 NZST
Speed:
0.2
knts
GPS: 09 50.274N 169 13.340E
Run: 5.7nm (10.3km)
Weather: 5/14/2017 12:10 AM UTC

Entrance Island day anchorage. Likiep Atoll, RMI. Awesome snorkeling.


Mon May 8 13:09 2017 NZST
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 09 49.56N 169 18.27E
Run: 231.3nm (418.7km)
Weather: 5/8/2017 1:01 AM Time UTC.

Anchor down in beautiful protected bight of Likiep Island, Likiep Atoll, RMI.


Tue Mar 14 21:39 2017 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 07 07.75N 171 18.48E
Run: 160.9nm (291.2km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 156.3nm
Weather: 3/14/2017 8:28 AM UTC

Safely moored at Enemanit Island, Majuro Atoll, RMI watching a beautiful golden moonrise above the island palms.


Mon Mar 13 20:57 2017 NZDT
Speed:
6.8
knts
GPS: 08 41.80N 169 34.17E
Run: 142nm (257km)
Avg: 4knts
24hr: 95.3nm
Weather: Wind NE 11 kt. Seas 1.5 m. 80% cloud cover. Bar 1010. 3/13/2017 7:29 AM UTC

Very light winds the past 24 hours but now pleasant sailing enroute from Ailinginae to Majuro, RMI.


Sun Mar 12 9:12 2017 NZDT
Speed:
6.0
knts
GPS: 09 45.24N 167 47.12E
Run: 128.3nm (232.2km)
Weather: Wind E 10-12 kt. Seas 1.5 m. 100% cloud cover. Bar 1010. 3/11/2017 7:38 PM UTC

Enroute from Ailinginae to Majuro, RMI


Tue Mar 7 10:30 2017 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 11 08.20N 166 31.51E
Run: 12.3nm (22.3km)
Weather: Wind NE 20-22 kt. 30% cloud cover. Bar 1011. 3/6/2017 9:20 PM UTC

Beautiful morning in protected anchorage off of E reef of Ailinginae Atoll, RMI.


Mon Mar 6 8:45 2017 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 11 13.01N 166 41.24E
Run: 14nm (25.3km)
Weather: Wind NE 17-20 kt. 20% cloud cover. Bar 1010.5. 3/5/2017 7:40 PM UTC

Anchored at Tufa Island, Rongelap, RMI.


Sun Mar 5 8:57 2017 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 11 12.86N 166 53.61E
Run: 2.4nm (4.3km)
Weather: Wind E 15kt. 10% cloud cover. Bar 1010. 3/4/2017 7:48 PM UTC

Anchored at Busch Island, Rongelap Atoll, RMI.


Fri Mar 3 19:54 2017 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 11 14.97N 166 53.35E
Run: 2.6nm (4.7km)
Weather: Wind NE 18k. 80% cloud. Bar 1008. 3/3/2017 6:36 AM UTC

Anchored at Enialo Island, Rongelap, RMI.


Wed Mar 1 21:09 2017 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 11 17.21N 166 53.29E
Run: 15.5nm (28.1km)
Weather: Wind NE 17-20kt. Bar 1009. 3/1/2017 8:01 AM UTC

Anchored at Eniaetok Island, Rongelap Atoll, RMI.


Sun Feb 26 9:54 2017 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 11 26.75N 167 02.93E
Run: 5.1nm (9.2km)
Weather: Wind NE 18-22kt, gust 26kt. 20% cloud. Bar 1011. 2/25/2017 8:47 PM UTC

Anchored off Kabelle Is, NE Rongelap, RMI.


Wed Feb 22 8:57 2017 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 11 23.04N 167 00.48E
Run: 17.5nm (31.7km)
Weather: Wind E 15-20kt. 10% cloud cover. Bar 1013. 2/21/2017 7:36 PM UTC

Anchored off Labaredj Island, NE Rongelap, Marshall Islands.


Mon Feb 20 12:24 2017 NZDT
Speed:
7.4
knts
GPS: 11 19.13N 167 15.46E
Run: 17.2nm (31.1km)
Weather: Wind E 14-20kt. Swell 2.8m NE. 5% cloud. Bar 1014.5. 2/19/2017 11:15 PM UTC

Enroute from Rongerik to Rongelap. Sailing nearly dead down wind under main alone. Beautiful day.


Wed Feb 15 9:27 2017 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 11 23.01N 167 30.13E
Run: 21.7nm (39.3km)
Weather: Wind ENE 9kt. 5% cloud. Bar 1014. 2/14/2017 7:57 PM UTC

Beautiful day anchored off Bigonattam Island in idyllic Rongerik Atoll, Marshall Islands.


Tue Feb 14 9:21 2017 NZDT
Speed:
7.7
knts
GPS: 11 04.34N 167 32.86E
Run: 162.1nm (293.4km)
Avg: 7.5knts
24hr: 179.7nm
Weather: Wind 12-16kt E. Seas < 1m. 40% cloud. Bar 1014.5. 2/13/2017 8:06 PM UTC

Nice sailing over night making good time in calm seas.


Mon Feb 13 11:42 2017 NZDT
Speed:
4.2
knts
GPS: 09 25.39N 169 14.49E
Run: 134.4nm (243.3km)
Avg: 4.9knts
24hr: 116.9nm
Weather: Variable winds 6-9kt, SE to E. Calm seas, 10% cloud. Bar 1014.5. 2/12/2017 10:33 PM UTC

Auto pilot repaired at sea yesterday. Sailing in very light winds, calm seas enroute from Majuro to Rongerik.


Sun Feb 12 8:06 2017 NZDT
Speed:
1.6
knts
GPS: 08 01.25N 170 36.32E
Run: 78.2nm (141.5km)
Weather: Variable winds 2-5kt, mostly southerly. Calm seas, many showers. Gribs call for 15k NE. Bar 1011 steady. 2/11/2017 6:53 PM UTC

Becalmed and adrift to conserve fuel after motoring 10 hrs enroute from Majuro to Rongerik.


Sat Jan 21 9:06 2017 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 07 07.75N 171 18.49E
Run: 4.7nm (8.5km)
Weather: 1/20/2017 7:44 PM UTC

Nice morning on mooring at Enemanit islet, Majuro, RMI.


Mon Jan 9 23:18 2017 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 07 06.22N 171 22.34E
Run: 55.7nm (100.8km)
Avg: 3.6knts
24hr: 86.8nm
Weather: 1/9/2017 9:56 AM UTC

On mooring at Majuro, RMI.


Mon Jan 9 7:54 2017 NZDT
Speed:
8.1
knts
GPS: 06 19.49N 171 34.96E
Run: 459.4nm (831.5km)
Avg: 8knts
24hr: 191.6nm
Weather: Squally night starting 5PM local Sun. Wind 22-25 sustained for hours gusting 33. Currently 18k NE. 1/8/2017 6:21 PM UTC

Sailing close hauled bound for Majuro, RMI.


Fri Jan 6 22:21 2017 NZDT
Speed:
8.1
knts
GPS: 00 04.45N 173 50.92E
Run: 136.4nm (246.9km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 138.1nm
Weather: Wind E 15-17k. Seas 1.5m. Bar 1003. 1/6/2017 8:20 AM UTC

Another equator crossing! Sailing to weather E of Aranuka, Kiribati. Will fall off soon and sail between Aranuka and Abemama. May bypass Tarawa and sail direct to Majuro, RMI.


Thu Jan 5 22:39 2017 NZDT
Speed:
4.6
knts
GPS: 01 43.83S 174 38.87E
Run: 202.4nm (366.3km)
Avg: 8.5knts
24hr: 204.5nm
Weather: Wind 4-6k NNE. Seas < 1m. 20% cloud. Bar 1006. 1/5/2017 9:21 AM UTC

Sailing peacefully in very light wind under 41% waxing moon.


Wed Jan 4 22:54 2017 NZDT
Speed:
7.5
knts
GPS: 04 15.56S 176 07.59E
Run: 193.1nm (349.5km)
Avg: 16.1knts
24hr: 386.2nm
Weather: Wind 15k NNE. Seas 1.5m down from 2m a few hours ago. Bar 1003. 1/4/2017 7:52 AM UTC

Passage from Nukufetau, Tuvalu to Tarawa, Kiribati. Boisterous much of the day with wind up to 23k on the nose, but also a few spells as light as 10k. Conditions have improved last few hours.


Wed Jan 4 10:54 2017 NZDT
Speed:
8.2
knts
GPS: 06 40.51S 177 32.23E
Run: 108.2nm (195.8km)
Weather: Wind 16-18k NNE. Seas N 1m. 10% cloud. Bar 1005. 1/3/2017 8:34 AM UTC

Enroute from Nukufetau, Tuvalu to Tarawa, Kiribati. Beautiful beam reach under starry skies.


Thu Dec 29 9:57 2016 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 07 58.04S 178 25.66E
Run: 5.9nm (10.7km)
Weather: 12/28/2016 8:25 PM UTC

Anchored at N end of Lafaga motu, Nukufetau, Tuvalu.


Wed Dec 28 0:27 2016 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 07 59.62S 178 20.75E
Run: 4.6nm (8.3km)
Weather: Wind SSW 10-15k. Bar 1007. 12/27/2016 11:20 AM UTC

Anchored S of Coal Island, Nukufetau, Tuvalu.


Sat Dec 24 0:27 2016 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 07 56.26S 178 22.97E
Run: 2.5nm (4.5km)
Weather: Wind NNE 7-8k. 10% cloud. Bar 1007. 12/22/2016 11:06 PM UTC

At anchor in front of Funaota motu, NW side Nukufetau, Tuvalu. Isle used for pig farming project. Gorgeous snorkeling nearby.


Sat Dec 24 0:27 2016 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 07 57.66S 178 21.32E
Run: 4.9nm (8.9km)
Weather: 12/23/2016 2:09 AM UTC

Anchored off of Coal Is. surrounded by amazing shades of turquoise, aqua, and blue. Beach walk on soft, deep peach sands of Entrance Island. Nukufetau, Tuvalu.


Thu Dec 15 22:54 2016 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 07 58.79S 178 25.46E
Run: 5nm (9.1km)
Weather: Wind N 4-6k. 20% cloud. Bar 1006 rising. 12/15/2016 9:42 AM UTC

Anchored off unnamed motu S of Lafaga, Nukufetau, Tuvalu. Beautiful calm night with 99% waning moon shining on the water.


Sun Dec 11 8:03 2016 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 08 02.31S 178 22.92E
Run: 9.1nm (16.5km)
Weather: Wind 7-8k NNE. 50% cloud. Bar 1006. 12/10/2016 6:46 PM UTC.

Anchored at gorgeous Vasamotu, Nukufetau, Tuvalu.


Sun Dec 11 8:03 2016 NZDT
Speed:
1.3
knts
GPS: 07 57.99S 178 16.21E
Run: 209.3nm (378.8km)
Weather: Wind NNE 12-15k. Seas 1.5m. Cloud 20%. Bar 1007. 12/9/2016 7:53 PM UTC

Outside pass Nukufetau, Tuvalu waiting for good light.


Tue Nov 22 7:48 2016 NZDT
Speed:
4.5
knts
GPS: 09 56.73S 179 24.52W
Run: 168nm (304.1km)
Avg: 15.8knts
24hr: 378.6nm
Weather: Wind 10-12k SE. Seas 1m. 70% cloud cover. Bar 1007. 11/21/2016 6:32 PM UTC

Yesterday wind mostly ESE 20-25k, gusting mid 30s. Seas 3m, some 4m sets. Big squalls after sunset. Winds went light overnight.


Mon Nov 21 21:09 2016 NZDT
Speed:
8.0
knts
GPS: 11 37.03S 177 36.72W
Run: 151nm (273.3km)
Avg: 6knts
24hr: 143.5nm
Weather: Current wind SE 20-24k. Seas 2.5m. 95% cloud. Bar 1005. 11/20/2016 5:36 PM UTC

Last 24 hr wind mostly 20-25k, gust low 30's. Seas 3m, some 4m sets. Gribs called for 16k, 1.6m. All well.


Sun Nov 20 19:54 2016 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 13 17.24S 176 10.17W
Weather: Wind SE 15-22k. Bar 1008. 20% cloud. 11/19/2016 8:16 AM UTC

Departing momentarily for Tuvalu.


Sun Nov 20 8:30 2016 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 13 17.24S 176 10.17W
Weather: Wind SE 12-15k. Clear skies, starry night. Bar 1007. 11/19/2016 8:16 AM UTC

At anchor Faioa, Wallis. Depart early tomorrow for Tuvalu.


Tue Nov 15 7:18 2016 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 13 17.24S 176 10.17W
Run: 103.7nm (187.7km)
Weather: Wind ENE 8-10k. 50% cloud. Bar 1008. 11/14/2016 6:05 PM UTC

Anchored off Mata Utu in delightful Wallis.


Sat Nov 5 7:33 2016 NZDT
Speed:
7.5
knts
GPS: 14 15.80S 174 59.72W
Run: 165nm (298.7km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 164nm
Weather: Wind 20-23k ESE. Seas 3m. 70% cloud, showers. Bar 1006. Wind 20-25k most of yesterday, gusts to 29. Seas 3m+. Gribs called for 13-15k with 1.5m seas. 11/4/2016 6:20 PM UTC

Boisterous but not unpleasant sail in confused seas yesterday & overnight. 88 mi to go to Wallis.


Fri Nov 4 7:24 2016 NZDT
Speed:
7.5
knts
GPS: 14 18.90S 172 31.93W
Run: 123.1nm (222.8km)
Avg: 5.6knts
24hr: 133.4nm
Weather: Wind SE 17-20kt, gust 23kt. Seas 2.5m with higher sets. 50% cloud, nearby rain. Bar 1009.5. 11/3/2016 6:07 PM UTC

Enroute from Pago Pago to Wallis. Nice downwind sail in pleasant conditions.


Thu Nov 3 9:15 2016 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 14 16.39S 170 41.72W
Weather: Wind 16-18k SE. 90% cloud. Bar 1010. 11/2/2016 6:46 PM UTC

Preparing to raise anchor in Pago Pago bound for Wallis.


Sun Oct 23 7:33 2016 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 14 16.40S 170 41.70W
Run: 46.6nm (84.3km)
Weather: Wind NW 3kt. Bar 1008. 60% cloud. Occasional showers. 10/22/2016 6:06 PM UTC

Anchored in Pago Pago harbor.


Sat Oct 22 7:09 2016 NZDT
Speed:
5.4
knts
GPS: 14 51.37S 171 02.80W
Run: 121.9nm (220.6km)
Avg: 5.1knts
24hr: 122.2nm
Weather: Wind NNE 2-5kt. 90% cloud. Bar 1009. Seas < 1m. 10/21/2016 5:58 PM UTC

Nice sail in light breeze overnight. Motor on just before 5AM local. 36 mi to go.


Fri Oct 21 7:12 2016 NZDT
Speed:
6.3
knts
GPS: 15 04.49S 172 51.53W
Run: 84.9nm (153.7km)
Weather: Wind E 10-11k. Bar 1009 rising. 10% cloud. 1m swell. 10/20/2016 5:58 PM UTC

Sailing to weather bound for Pago Pago. Sunny skies, pleasant conditions.


Sun Oct 16 13:51 2016 NZDT
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 15 56.14S 173 46.11W
Run: 29.5nm (53.4km)
Weather: Stunning! Wind 11-13kt SE. Bar 1012. 10% cloud. 10/15/2016 9:06 PM UTC

Anchored in lovely Niuatoputapu Sat. around noon after easy sail under big moon.


Sun Oct 16 13:51 2016 NZDT
Speed:
6.5
knts
GPS: 16 21.59S 173 43.29W
Run: 818.6nm (1481.7km)
Avg: 15.5knts
24hr: 371.6nm
Weather: Wind 12kt SE. Bar 1011. 10% cloud cover. Time below is UTC. 10/14/2016 6:12 PM

Beautiful sail reaching in calm seas. 98% waxing moon lighting the way over night.


Fri Oct 14 8:58 2016 NZDT
Speed:
6.2
knts
GPS: 18 24S 174 03E
Run: 775.8nm (1404.2km)
Weather: 10-13 SE

wind will hold and get a little stronger to speed them to Nuituputapu


Sun Aug 7 7:24 2016 NZST
Speed:
0.2
knts
GPS: 18 44.59S 174 06.71W
Run: 71.1nm (128.7km)
Weather: NW 13-15. 20% cloud. Bar 1009. Time UTC. 8/6/2016 7:19 PM

Anchored at Ovaka for night dive last night.


Mon Jul 11 7:35 2016 NZST
GPS: 19 45s 174 20w
Weather: NW15-20, 5-10%cc, 1011

a mile front passing the hapaais


Fri Jul 8 7:33 2016 NZST
GPS: 19 45s 174 20w
Run: 45.9nm (83.1km)
Weather: gusting 25 ene, rain

will lighten tomorrow, but strong today


Sat Jul 2 6:33 2016 NZST
Speed:
0.8
knts
GPS: 19 54.68S 175 01.08W
Run: 88.5nm (160.2km)
Avg: 3.7knts
24hr: 89.1nm
Weather: Appears trough clouds arrived. Wind SE 14 Kt. Bar 1013 80% cloud. Time UTC. 7/1/2016 6:29 PM

Wind shifted from NE through NW, S, now SE starting late yesterday and overnight. Standing off Pangai, Haapai overnight.


Fri Jul 1 6:42 2016 NZST
Speed:
5.2
knts
GPS: 20 18.87S 176 18.75W
Run: 98.5nm (178.3km)
Avg: 4knts
24hr: 97.2nm
Weather: Wind NE 18K T. Bar 1012.5 falling. 80% cloud. Time UTC. 6/30/2016 6:15 PM

Thurs clear, wind NE 10k T. Overnight 12-20k T. All is well.


Thu Jun 30 6:22 2016 NZST
Speed:
6.3
knts
GPS: 21 09.94S 177 32.07W
Run: 94.6nm (171.2km)
Avg: 4knts
24hr: 95.7nm
Weather: Wind NE 14-17K T. Bar 1014 falling. Few clouds. Seas building. Time UTC. 6/29/2016 5:45 PM

Wed afternoon & eve clear, wind NE 10k.


Wed Jun 29 6:39 2016 NZST
Speed:
6.0
knts
GPS: 22 27.75S 178 00.23W
Run: 124.4nm (225.2km)
Weather: Wind E 16K T gust 20. Bar 1017. 50% cloud, some showers. Time UTC. 6/28/2016 6:33 PM

Boisterous night sailing to weather in confused seas.


Sun Jun 19 11:24 2016 NZST
Speed:
0.0
knts
GPS: 23 56.58S 179 07.04W
Run: 211.6nm (383km)
Avg: 7.4knts
24hr: 178.6nm
Weather: Wind SSE 20-25K. Bar 1018. 50% cloud, sprinkles. Time UTC. 6/18/2016 11:10 PM

Had another great night of sailing with 98% moon. Anchor down 9AM in S. Minerva. Have the place to ourselves.


Sat Jun 18 6:58 2016 NZST
Speed:
7.8
knts
GPS: 26 44.64S 179 30.91E
Run: 214.2nm (387.7km)
Avg: 8.9knts
24hr: 213.3nm
Weather: Wind SE 17-23k most of night. 1.5m SE swell. Bar 1020. 20% cloud. 182 mi to go. Time UTC. 6/17/2016 6:47 PM

Great night sailing. Wind a bit more aft, seas moderating.


Fri Jun 17 6:52 2016 NZST
Speed:
8.1
knts
GPS: 29 35.24S 178 06.86E
Run: 222.6nm (402.9km)
Avg: 8.8knts
24hr: 211.4nm
Weather: Wind 15k SE last hour. Seas moderating. 17-23k most of night with 2.5+m ENE swell. Bar 1020. Adverse current 1.5k - 2.2k. Time UTC. 6/16/2016 6:22 PM

Sailing comfortably after boisterous night due to ENE swell.


Thu Jun 16 5:36 2016 NZST
Speed:
6.2
knts
GPS: 32 32.53S 176 36.99E
Run: 204.7nm (370.5km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 148.1nm
Weather: Wind from S 14k. Seas slight. Clear overhead w/ a few low clouds. Bar 1021 falling. Time UTC. 6/15/2016 4:04 PM

Motored until 4 AM in very light wind. Sails up now and engine off.


Tue Jun 14 20:25 2016 NZST
Speed:
6.0
knts
GPS: 35 11.34S 175 00.90E
Weather: 5knts SSW. Sea slight.80% cloud cover. Time UTC. 6/14/2016 8:18 AM

Light winds. Motoring.


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