log of SV Passage for 2006

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  GMT lat long CSM speed dir knots dir height % hPa ↑ or ↓  
01-04-06 2330         295 16-17     50 1010   Left Opua Marina to cruise Bay of Islands
01-05-06 0130 3514'S 17412'E     320 4-9     100 1010   CQR in 38' sand @ Pipi Bay, Mokurua Isl
  2230                       Left Mokurua Isl for ?
01-06-06 0100 3514'S 17404'E     210 10-15     25 1016   CQR in 19' sand @ Onewhero Bay, N Isl
  2345                 10 1023   Left Onewhero Bay for Rangihoua Bay
01-07-06 0130 3510'S 17406'E     350 7-10     5 1022 -1 CQR in 25' mud @ Rangihou Bay
01-09-06 2230         100 9-10     15 1023   Left Rangihou Bay for Urupukapuka Isl
01-10-06 0015 3513'S 17413'E     60-100 10-12     75 1023   CQR in 15' sand @ Otiao Bay on Uru..Isl
01-11-06 2015                 10 1018   Left Urupukapuka for Whangaruru Bay
  2230 3512'S 17421'E 138 5.4 050 2-6 E <1 25 1018   Cleared Cape Brett ~1/2 hr ago.  Mtrslng
01-12-06 0100 3523'S 17421'E         E 1       CQR in 18' sand/mud @ Oakura Bay
  0115                       Too rolly - Moving inside Whangaruru Hbr
  0140 3522'S 17421'E     340 6-7     50 1018   CQR in 12' mud/grass in Purir Bay
01-13-06 1955         094 3     100 1012   Left Purir Bay for Poor Knights Islands
  2330 3529'S 17443'E   2-4 NNW 2-6 E <1 25 1012   PK Isls too deep to anchor - Motoring
01-14-06 -330 3537'S 17432'E             75 1012   Arrived Tutukaka Marina
01-16-06 2000     118 4.6 155 18-20 ESE 1 50 1018   Left Tutukaka for Kawau Island
01-17-06 0010 3553'S 17441'E 175 7.1 110 6-7 ESE <1 <5 1019 +1 Between Bream Head & Hen/Chickens
  0415 3617'S 17450'E 139 6.7 045 8 ESE <1 <5 1018 -1 Off Cape Rodney
  0600 3626'S 17449'E                   CQR in 30' sand/mud @ Mansion Hs Bay
01-20-06 2115                 20 1023   Left Kawau Island for Auckland
  2215 3630'S 17449'E 140 5.5 034 13-15 E 1 20 1023   Motuora Island off starboard beam
01-21-06 0215 3650'S 17445'E             10 1021 -2 Arrived Westhaven Marina in Auckland, NZ
04-29-06           165 4.5     10 1002   Leaving Westhaven to begin northward trek
  2300 3639'S 17452'E 353 7.0 185 3-4 0   5 1003 +1 Motoring
04-30-06 0322 3608'S 17449'E 353 6.4     S 1 5 1003   Motoring.  Approaching Hen & Chickens
  0500 3557'S 17446'E 334 6 188 8.5 W 1 5 1003   Beam reach full main & #2. Taranga to port
  0540 3554'S 17444'E     196 8 SW 1 5 1003   CQR in 29' @ Lady Alice Isl (chicken)
  1900         153 7     10 1005   Left Lady Alice Isl for Opua, Bay of Isl
  2200 3537'S 17435'E 344 7.5 154 10 NW 1.5 10 1006 +1 Motorsailing w full main & #2 jib
05-01-06 0500 3519'S 17407'E     var 1+     10 1005 -1 Arrived Opua Marina
05-16-06 0000         250 6     50 1013   Left Opua for Suva, Fiji
  0300 3502'S 17410'E 341 7.6 232 18 SW 2 25 1012 -1 Single-reefed main, staysail, 50% #2 jib
  0625 3440'S 17409'E 344 7.7 215 17 SSW 2 50 1014 +2 Same sails.  Rolly seas.  Light rain/mist.
05-17-06 0525 3247'S 17433'E 034 5.4 111 14 SSW 3 50 1016 +2 Stbd tack w same sails.  Squalls nearby.
  2208 3132'S 17516'E 010 5.3 114 7 SE 3 80 1020 +4 Light winds.  Slow progress.  Air warmer.
05-18-06 0704 3044'S 17533'E 353 5.0 136 10 E 2-3 25 1020   Full main, staysail, & #2 jib.  Beautiful sail.
  1355 3011'S 17542'E 007 5.5 115 9.8 E 1-2 25 1021 +1 Boat seen ~5 mi off @ 280.  Radio contact
05-19-06 0008 2910'S 17553'E 352 7.6 099 17 E 2-3 20 1022 +1 Dbl-reefed main, staysail, 50% #2 jib
  0230 2853'S 17556'E 356 6.2 103 16 E 2-3 50 1020 -2 Ship 5-6 mi off @ 90.  No contact.
  1157 2758'S 17557'E 328 6 086 17 E 3-4 20 1021 +1 Dbl-reefed main, staysail, 10% #2 jib
05-20-06 0123 2642'S 17556'E 339 6 100 18 E 4-5 20 1018 -3 Rolly seas abating.
  1040 2548'S 17558'E 340 5.4 073 21 E 2-4   1019 +1 SV Optimum Trust 1.5 mi off port bow
  2200 2552'S 17613'E 024 6.6 052 23 E 2-4 50 1019   Same sails.  Regaining some easting.
05-21-06 0900 2356'S 17637'E 010 6.3 086 14 E 1-2 10 1017 -2 Sgl-reefed main, stysl, #2.  Nice sailing.
05-22-06 0430 2215'S 17646'E 348 6.5 083 11 E 2 25 1014 -3 Full main, stysl, & #2.  Back in the tropics!
  2045 2048'S 17725'E 005 6.5 135 16 E 2-5 50 1017 +3 Same sails
05-23-06 0445 1958'S 17738'E 352 6.0 105 16 E 5-6 70 1014 -3 Single reef in main
  2113 1827'S 17814'E 019 4.6 067 16 E 2-3 70 1016 +2 Beqa few miles to port.  Approaching Suva.
05-24-06 0200 1807'S 17825'E     071 18     100 1017 +1 CQR in 60' mud in Suva Harbor, Fiji
06-07-06 0145         090 7-10     25 1016   Left Suva for Nukulau Isl - inside reef
  0455 1813'S 17831'E 175 5.3 096 7 E 1-2 25 1016   Left Nukulau Prison for Kadavu Island
  1650 1852'S 17823'E 220 <.5 102 6 E 1 10 1016   Hove to outside Kavala Bay, Kadavu
  2210 1852'S 17824'E 148 5.8 080 13 E 1 25 1019 +3 Sailing toward Kavala Bay
  2345 1859'S 17825'E     114 6     25 1018 -1 CQR in 20' sand @ Kavala Bay, Kadavu, Fiji
06-20-06 2310     115 7         50 1013   Left Kavala Bay for Matasawalevu
06-21-06 0200 1900'S 17829'E     099 2     50 1012 -1 CQR in 75' mud in Matasawalevu Bay
06-22-06 2245         156 1-2     75 1014   Leaving Matasawalevu Bay for Totoya
  2320 1901'S 17830'E 076 5 162 3.5 E 1 75 1014   Cleared Naigoro Pass - motorsailing
06-23-06 0215 1900'S 17845'E 083 5 208 6.1 SE 2 90 1011 -3 Few squalls.  Full main & #2 jib.
  0335 1901'S 17850'E 087 4.5 139 3 SE 1-2 90 1012 +1 Motorsailing.  Learjet to port.
  0900 1900'S 17820'E 059 5.5 164 12.6 SE 1-2 50 1014 +2 Full main & #2 jib
  2215 1857'S 17953'W     220 S     100 1015 +1 CQR in 50' sand in Herald Sound, Totoya
06-24-06 0200 1857'S 17949'W     198 8-9     100 1013 -2 CQR in 60' mud in Totoya Harbor
07-01-06 2100         155 10-12 S 1-2 25 1014   Leaving Totoya Harbor for north shore
07-02-06 0200 1855'S 17951'W     150 6     10 1014   CQR in 35' sand @ Navu Bay, Totoya
07-03-06 0100                       Left Navu Bay for Vagava Bay, Totoya
  0145 1856'S 17950'W             10     CQR in 30' sand @ Vagava Bay, Totoya
07-04-06 0020         080 16 NE 1-2 20 1015   Leaving Vagava Bay for ?
  0330   17950'W     052 5 NE 1 75 1014 -1 Returned to Vagava Bay
  2200         037 14 NNE 1 80 1013   Leaving Totoya for Moala
  2300 1856'S 17952'W     028 10 N <1 80 1013   Diverted to Lawakilevu Bay to meet Learjet
07-05-06 1930                       Leaving Totoya (again) for Moala
  2030 1856'S 17955'W 335 6.3 210 13 W 2 75 1014   Cleared Naivaka Pass, Single reef & #2 jib
07-06-06 0100 1837'S 17954'E     222 14     98 1013 -1 CQR in 48' mud @ Moala
07-17-06 2320         143 10     50 1013   Leaving Moala for Kadavu
07-18-06 0015 1836'S 17957'E 127 4 137 17-18 SE 2-3 50 1012 -1 Cleared Boat Pass - rough
  0320 1836'S 17944'E 258 5.7 177 12 SE 1-2 50 1012   Single reef, staysail, 50% #2 jib
  0750 1850'S 17917'E 253 5.2 140 10-11 S 2   1013 +1 Same sails.  Rolly cross swell.
  2100 1900'S 17829'E     078 5-6     100 1015 +2 CQR in 73' mud @ Matasawalevu
07-24-06 2330         080 9     95 1020   Leaving Matasawalevu fpr Kavala Bay
07-25-06 0130 1859'S 17825'E     135 8     75 1019 -1 CQR in 30' mud @ Kavala Bay
  2140         100 7-8     50 1019   Leaving Kavala Bay for Namalata Reefs
  2230 1855'S 17822'E 270 6.3 102 18 E 1 50 1019   Short chop - sloppy.  50% #2 jib.
07-26-06 0140 1900'S 17809'E     162 9     25 1017 -2 CQR in 20' sand @ Drue, Namalata Reefs
08-03-06 1945                       Leaving Kadavu for Vatulele
  2055 1857'S 17806'E 313 6.4 058 12 N 2 10 1017   Single reef, 50% #2 jib, staysail
08-04-06 0050 1837'S 17747'E 300 6.5 063 18-20 NE 3 50 1013 -4 Cakau Lekaleka to port.  Dbl reefed
  0345 1829'S 17739'E     091 18     20 1012 -1 CQR in 15' sand @ Vatulele
08-05-06 2140 1828'S 17738'E 306 6 047 16 ENE 3 50 1012   Cleared Lee Passage out of Vatulele
08-06-06 0222 1806'S 17717'E 299 6.5 119 10 SSE 1 20 1010 -2 Off SW corner of Viti Levu.  Beautiful sail
  0520 1755'S 17716'E     242 4     40 1010   CQR in 33' sand in Momi Bay, Viti Levu
  2100                       Leaving Momi Bay for Vuda Point
08-07-06 0030 1741'S 17723'E     022 4-5     20 1010   Tied up in Vuda Point Marina
08-19-06 2340         280 6     10 1016   Leaving Vuda Point for Waya
8-20-06 0000 1741'S 17707'E     328 12           Wind on nose - motoring
  0400 1719'S 17707'E     272 6     20 1012 -4 CQR in 50' sand @ Yalobi Bay, Waya
08-21-06 2030         168 15 SE 2 10 1014   Leaving Yalobi Bay
  2200 1713'S 17706'E 018 5 166 5 S 1 10 1015 +1 N of Waya.  Motorsailing
08-22-06 0254 1652'S 17725'E 042 6 065 4.5 S 1 30 1013 -2 Approaching N end of Nacula
  0340 1651'S 17728'E     072 4     50 1012 -1 CQR in 30' sand @ Sewa-I-Lau
08-27-06 2130         090 14 ENE 1 20 1015   Leaving Sewa-I-Lau
  2300 1654'S 17720'E 212 5.1 136 10.5 SW <1 20 1016 +1 Off Tavewa Island
08-28-06 0130 1705'S 17717'E     316 3-4     10 1015 -1 CQR in 32' sand @ Naviti Island
08-30-06 2015         140 10     10 1015   Leaving Naviti Island
  2115 1703'S 17715'E 222 6.4 130 9 S 1 10 1015   Full main & #2 jib.  Motorsailing
08-31-06 0230 1727'S 17703'E     150 13     10 1013 -2 CQR in 70' sand/mud @ Navadra
09-01-06 1945         137 7-8 NW <1 95 1015   Leaving Navadra
  2050 1728'S 17708'E 090 6.3 135 9 S 1 40 1017 +2 Dbl reef main, staysail, #3 jib - motorsail
09-02-06 0015 1741'S 17723'E             10 1015 -2 Tied up in Vuda Point Marina
09-08-06 2330                 10 1016   Leaving Vuda Marina
09-09-06 0001 1740'S 17722'E 308 5.7 303 9 NNW <1 10 1016   Motoring toward Navadra or Waya
  0125 1744'S 17717'E 208 5 277 9     20 1015 -1 Full main & #2 jib.  To Musket Cove
  0330 1746'S 17711'E     210 2-3     20 1015   CQR in 60' mud @ Musket Cove
  2245         250 5     20 1016   Leaving Musket Cove
09-10-06 0035 1741'S 17706'E     008 3.5     20 1016   CQR in 36' sand @ Mana Island
  2200         037 4-5     10 1016   Leaving Mana Island
  2300 1742'S 17712'E 077 6.5 006 9-10 N 1 10 1016   Between Rorosewa & Vakelecini Reefs
09-11-06 0020 1742'S 17719'E 074 6 325 12 N <1 <10 1015 -1 Vunivadra ~5 mi to port.  Full main & #2 jib
  0110         313 7     <10 1015   Tied up in Vuda Point Marina
09-13-06 2350             NE 5-6 75 1017   Leaving Vuda Marina for Lautoka
09-14-06 0130 1735'S 17727'E     019 6-7     100 1016 -1 On mooring @ Bekana Garden Isl Resort
09-15-06 0150         220 8     80 1016   Leaving Lautoka for Vanuatu
  1002 1744'S 17631'E 254 7.3 140 25 SE 10 80 1016   Wind/sea abating from 30 kt/12' earlier
                          Dbl reef & staysail.  Cleared pass @ 0600
09-16-06 0005 1803'S 17455'E 245 6.5 SE 21 SE 6 20 1016   Dbl reef & staysail.  Confused seas
  0600 1810'S 17415'E 244 6.5 ESE 20 E & S 5 20 1016   162 nm in 24 hrs.  254 nm to Port Resolution
  1834 1838'S 17250'E 235 7 SE 19 SE 5 10 1016   Beautiful morning.  Steady wind & seas
09-17-06 0108 1854'S 17209'E 239 5-6 110 9-10 S-SE 2-4 10 1016   Single reef, staysail, #2 jib
  0706 1905'S 17130'E 242 6.4 097 14 SE 2-3 30 1015 -1 Same sails.  Wind backing.
  1750 1919'S 17021'E 251 6.8 090 8 SE 2 80 1016 +1 Misty morning.  Motor sailing
09-18-06 0300 1932'S 16930'E     115 4     90 1015 -1 CQR in 18' mud @ Port Resolution, Tanna, V
09-25-06 2010         115 8-9     25 1015   Leaving Port Res for Dillon Bay, Erromango
09-26-06 0056 1908'S 16915'E 310 6 107 18-19 SE 3-4 40 1015   Dbl reef, staysail, full #2 jib
  0500 1849'S 16901'E     090 15     80 1013 -2 CQR in 28' sand @ Dillon's Bay, Vanuatu
09-27-06 1630         085 20       1011   Leaving Dillon's Bay for Port Vila
  2115 1828'S 16844'E 314 6.7 098 20 SE 3-4 50 1014   Dbl reef, staysail, 50% #2 jib
09-28-06 0530 1745'S 16819'E     114 8     90 1011 -3 On mooring in Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
10-07-06 2145         105 15     95 1016   Leaving Port Vila for Port Havannah
  2230 1745'S 16819'E     129 10     75 1015 -1 Returned to mooring until tomorrow morning
10-08-06 1830                 100 1016   Leaving Port Vila.  Light rain.
  2100 1745'S 16811'E 301 5.8 150 1 S 2 100 1016   Rounded Devil's Point.  Motorsailing.
  2300 1734'S 16816'E     027 4     100 1015 -1 CQR in 36' mud/sand @ Port Havannah
10-15-06 1830                 90 1017   Leaving Port Havannah
  1920 1734'S 16812'E 320 5.8 337 4     75 1017   Cleared Little Entrance - dolphins
  2152 1718S 16811'E 340 6.3 102 14 E 3 95 1018 +1 Dbl reef, staysail, 50% #2 jib - rolly
10-16-06 0217 1648'S 16808'E 340 6.7 130 23 E 2 100 1015 -3 Same sails - Light rain
  0310 1644'S 16809'E     148 6     75 1015   CQR 30' sand @ Revilou Bay, Epi, Vanuatu
  2135         085 10     95 1018   Leaving Epi for Awei Island, Malekula
  2343 1639'S 16757'E 283 6.2 126 20 SE 2 75 1017 -1 Dbl reef, 75% #2 jib - beautiful sailing
10-17-06 0100 1635'S 16750'E 288 6.3 129 20 SE 2 75 1016 -1 Approaching Maskelyne Islands
  0210 1632'S 16746'E     140 5-6     75 1016   CQR in 50' @ Awei Island
10-20-06 2345         100 10     90 1015   Leaving Awei Isl for Banam Bay
10-21-06 0030 1630'S 16748'E     132 6     75 1014   Diverted to Sakau Isl - on mooring
10-22-06 2255                 100 1012   Leaving Sakau for Port Sandwich
10-23-06 0120 1628'S 16747'E     135 7     100 1011 -1 Bruce in 23' mud @ Port Sandwich
10-28-06 2130           0     100 1012   Leaving Port Sandwich
10-29-06 0040 1612'S 16742'E 293 5.5 124 11 SE 2 90 1012   Dbl reef main, 100% #2 - wing & wing
  0445 1606'S 16728'E     105 14-18   small 75 1010   CQR in 45' mud @ Port Stanley, Malekula
  1930             SE 10 75 1012   Leaving Port Stanley
  2240 1554'S 16723'E 330 6.8 124 14 SE 3 20 1013 +1 Dbl reef main, staysail, 50% #2 jib
10-30-06 0315 1532'S 16711'E     115 7     75 1011 -2 On mooring @ Aore Isl, Luganville, Santo
11-13-06 0010         100 8     40 1014   Leaving Vanuatu for Australia
  0215 1540'S 16703'E 241 6.1 120 12 S 1 75 1013 -1 Full main & #1 jib.  Nice beam reach.
  0445 1545'S 16648'E 236 8 136 16 S 1 50 1012 -1 Single reef main, staysail, 50% #1 jib
  1136 1605'S