C A R I N T H I A

Welcome to S/V Carinthia's Sailblog :

12 December 2012 | Gulf Harbour, Whangaparoa, New Zealand
01 December 2011 | Fiji - New Zealand
27 September 2011 | South Coast Vanua Levu, Fiji
26 June 2011 | Fiji, Lautoka
12 May 2011 | Malolo Island
30 April 2011 | Manoriki
02 January 2011 | Gulf Harbor, Whangaparoa
15 June 2010 | Whangarei NZ
09 June 2010 | whangarei nz
15 May 2010 | Whangarei, New Zealand
19 April 2010 | Gulf Harbor Marina
11 March 2010 | Auckland New Zealand
27 February 2010 | Auckland New Zealand
07 January 2010 | New Zealand
01 January 2010 | Auckland New Zealand
09 December 2009 | Auckland New Zealand
13 November 2009 | 40 nm to Opua New Zealand
09 November 2009 | en route to New Zealand

land ho !

13 November 2009 | 40 nm to Opua New Zealand
Dietmar Petutschnig
land ho !

land !

now we see it . 09:21 AM Local 20:49 Zulu time

there it is - the land of the long white cloud !

we have crawled into merciless winds for 9 days beating at 3 knots an hour taking a bashing every 8 seconds.

a sort of crawling into an everlasting spanking ...

so overall 185,760 bashes since Minerva reef - 1 % of them hurt - those violent gasps in mid air - upon release the vessel shatters itself onto another rogue 6 - 10 foot wave - repercussions - percussions - shake rattle and roll - the bang - the roll - repeat .

this has been by far the most miserable part of the voyage thus far - it "almost" broke our spirits - a broken boom - a nasty and cold wind of 15 kts steady on the nose as high as 23 - consistent - relentless - but there on the horizon is the prize - the finish line - our home for the next 6 months.

no remorse .

new zealand - land ho !
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Vessel Name: Carinthia
Vessel Make/Model: Lagoon 444 #258
Hailing Port: Las Vegas
Crew: Dietmar / Suzanne / Vienna / Kurt
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