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Vessel Name: Windspirit
Vessel Make/Model: Alan Wright Oceans 14
Hailing Port: Waiheke Auckland
Crew: Tim Foreman, Jordan Clarke, Paul Norfolk, Tom Foster-Christie
27 June 2022 | 18 45..9'S:176 59.6'E, Sth Pac
26 June 2022 | 21 32..5'S:176 33.5'E, Sth Pac
25 June 2022 | 23 53.6'S:176 12.1'E, Sth Pac
24 June 2022 | 26 36.0'S:175 43.8'E, Sth Pac
23 June 2022 | 29 21.5'S:175 52.4'E, Sth Pac
22 June 2022 | 31 52.6'S:175 59.9'E, Sth Pac
21 June 2022 | 34 43.8'S:175 44.6'E, Sth Pac
21 June 2022
21 June 2022
12 June 2022 | 36 48.4'S:175 02.2'E, waiheke
30 May 2022 | 36 48.4'S:175 02.2'E, waiheke
23 May 2022 | 36 47.16'S:175 01.86'E, waiheke
23 May 2022
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27 June 2022 | 18 45..9'S:176 59.6'E, Sth Pac

Closing on Land

After a night where we were haunted by various vessels threatening to cross our path too close for comfort É.the dawn arrived, and clarity reigned again. We are 49 nm from Navula pass and once inside the reef its a couple of hours to Port Denerau and the joys of clearing in. We are amping along under [...]

26 June 2022 | 21 32..5'S:176 33.5'E, Sth Pac

Floating Coconuts

Jordan here, it's a great day as we've finally made it into the trade winds, we're flying along at 8-9 knots with full sail out in 15 knot south easterly. We're on the home stretch with only 218 miles to go which should have us in Denarau tomorrow afternoon. I spotted another yacth on the horizon this morning, the first we have seen other than a container ship. We are now racing them to the finish line, as is tradtion when another sailing vessel on the same couse is nearbyÉAll is well onboard with much discussion around what beverage we will order first at the bar tomorrowÉ

25 June 2022 | 23 53.6'S:176 12.1'E, Sth Pac

Floating Coconuts

The water temperature is 24.4, so we stopped the boat and had a beautiful swim in the now deep deep blue sea. Earlier we spotted a couple of itinerant coconuts, just drifting about with no fixed abode.

Closing on Land

27 June 2022 | 18 45..9'S:176 59.6'E, Sth Pac
Tim
After a night where we were haunted by various vessels threatening to cross our path too close for comfort É.the dawn arrived, and clarity reigned again. We are 49 nm from Navula pass and once inside the reef its a couple of hours to Port Denerau and the joys of clearing in. We are amping along under genoa, stays'l and reefed main, heeling over, taking a wave over the fore deck every so often trying to ensure we get into the berth before darkness falls.
The boys ( and myself) as true sailors are particularly enthusiastic about claiming their just rewards, in the form of rum, Im sure the strength of the winds and size of waves will grow bigger in the yarns we will spin tonight!.
This may be the last blog for a day or soÉÉ
7.9 kts
10 deg T

Floating Coconuts

26 June 2022 | 21 32..5'S:176 33.5'E, Sth Pac
Tim
Jordan here, it's a great day as we've finally made it into the trade winds, we're flying along at 8-9 knots with full sail out in 15 knot south easterly. We're on the home stretch with only 218 miles to go which should have us in Denarau tomorrow afternoon. I spotted another yacth on the horizon this morning, the first we have seen other than a container ship. We are now racing them to the finish line, as is tradtion when another sailing vessel on the same couse is nearbyÉAll is well onboard with much discussion around what beverage we will order first at the bar tomorrowÉ

Floating Coconuts

25 June 2022 | 23 53.6'S:176 12.1'E, Sth Pac
Tim
The water temperature is 24.4, so we stopped the boat and had a beautiful swim in the now deep deep blue sea. Earlier we spotted a couple of itinerant coconuts, just drifting about with no fixed abode.
Still little wind but we are motorsailing with genoa and main just catching enough wind to stop them slatting, we hope that this arvo or evening the wind will slowly build so we will be able to stop the engine. Jordan is cooking lunch, (and I quote) of mediterranean chicken pasta spiced with paprika, italian herbs red onion, with a garnish of parsley and avocado. I just heard come and get it! So Ill bugger off.
Spd 7.3 kts
COG 8 True
Wind light SE
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