Selkie - Pacific Crossing 2010

28 October 2010 | Opua, New Zealand
27 October 2010 | Pacific Ocean
25 October 2010 | Pacific Ocean
24 October 2010 | Pacific Ocean
23 October 2010 | Pacific Ocean
22 October 2010 | Pacific Ocean
21 October 2010 | Pacific Ocean
20 October 2010 | Musket Cove, Fiji
18 October 2010 | Musket Cove, Fiji
10 August 2010 | Vuda Point Marina, just south of Lakouta, Day 8
09 August 2010 | Pacific Ocean, Outside harbour of Suva, Fiji, Day 7
08 August 2010 | Suva, Fiji, Day 6 (lost a day)
05 August 2010 | Pacific Ocean, off coast of American, Samoa, Day 3
04 August 2010 | Pacific Ocean, off coast of American, Samoa, Day 2
03 August 2010 | Pacific Ocean, off coast of American, Samoa, Day 1
29 July 2010 | Pacific Ocean, Day 18, 2nd entry
29 July 2010 | Pacific Ocean, Day18
28 July 2010 | Pacific Ocean, Day17

Pacific Crossing (4th Leg) Fiji to NZ - Day 7

28 October 2010 | Opua, New Zealand
Fa
Gary and Nick made excellent time on the passage, arriving 3 days ahead of schedule at 2.30am Friday morning. They have a day full of customs, immigration, and marina and boat duties. Hopefully, I'll be able to find a flight for them to come home this weekend or early next week. Kia ora, guys! It is nice to have you back in the country. And for Gary, nice job on your >7000nm across the Pacific!

Pacific Crossing (4th Leg) Fiji to NZ - Day 6

27 October 2010 | Pacific Ocean
Fa
Just got a text from Gary and they expect to arrive in Opua at 4am tomorrow (Friday) morning. Hope to see them back home in Dunedin this weekend!

Pacific Crossing (4th Leg) Fiji to NZ - Day 4

25 October 2010 | Pacific Ocean
Fa
Noon to Noon run 164nm - Gary and Nick are really making record time! Hopefully they'll make landfall this weekend. The near New Zealand forecast looks pretty good, with a high pressure system keeping winds steady and light.

Pacific Crossing (4th Leg) Fiji to NZ - Day 3

24 October 2010 | Pacific Ocean
Fa
Noon to Noon run 166nm - wow, new record! Last night was really rough with 40kt winds. The forecast is favourable, so the are turning slightly and heading straight for Bay of Islands. At this rate, Nick and Gary will arrive well ahead of schedule (although probably exhausted from the rough sail). They've got plenty of fuel in reserve, so as the winds ease near New Zealand they'll probably have a slow motor. Both households miss the guys and want them home safely soon.

Pacific Crossing (4th Leg) Fiji to NZ - Day 2

23 October 2010 | Pacific Ocean
Fa
Noon to Noon run another 159nm day. Too bad it is so rough because they are making very good progress. The seas and winds are still pretty big and out of the East, so the sailing is pretty rolly. The seasickness is better, but they are looking forward to calmer winds as the head South towards New Zealand.

Pacific Crossing (4th Leg) Fiji to NZ - Day 1

22 October 2010 | Pacific Ocean
Fa / Sunny
Noon to Noon run 159nm - wow! They are making very good progress.

Gary says that it is fast, but very rough (although it is getting a bit better). Normally the guys are pretty immune to seasickness, but Nick has been sick and even Gary is feeling a bit queasy. Let's hope that the winds ease a bit so the guys can get some rest. We want them to come home fast, but safely and having a pleasant journey.
Vessel Name: Selkie
Vessel Make/Model: C&C Landfall 38
Hailing Port: Olympia, WA USA
Crew: Gary, Fa, Ginny & Hank Niemi
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