Tonga – Fiji – Day 2

Day 2: 14.09.18 2300 UTC, 1200 BoatTime (UTC+13) Position: 17:26S 178:58W COG: 280 SOG: 5,8 (average 24 hrs) Wind: 20 - 35 SE Sailed distance: 291 nm Sailed last 27 hours: 140 nm Distance to Savusavu, Fiji: 115 nm Weather: Fresh (+) winds and some light rain showers with quite heavy sea from behind. Making [...]

Tonga – Fiji – Day 1

Day 1: 13.09.18 2300 UTC, 1200 BoatTime (UTC+13) Position: 18:10S 176:34W COG: 280 SOG: 5,6 (average 27 hrs) Wind: 15-25 S-SE Sailed distance: 151 nm Sailed last 27 hours: 151 nm Distance to Fiji: 270 nm Weather: Wet and windy start. Cleared up in the night. We are well on our way to Savusavu, Fiji [...]

Tahiti – Tonga – Day 11 Arrival

Day 11: 27.08.18. 04:00, Tuesday, local Tonga time (UTC+13) Position: 18:32S 174:00W COG: 260 SOG: 5,0 (average 19 hrs) Wind: 12 - 20 kn S - SE Sailed distance: 1429 nm Sailed last 19 hours: 95 nm Distance to Neiafu, Vavau, Tonga: 10 nm Weather: Nice with scattered clouds. Moonlit land in sight. Tonga we [...]

Tahiti – Tonga – Day 10

Day 10: 26.08.18 2200 UTC, 1200 BoatTime (UTC-10) Position: 18:26S 172:28W COG: 260 SOG: 5,1 (average 24 hrs) Wind: 5 - 30 kn S - SE Sailed distance: 1334 nm Sailed last 24 hours: 131 nm Distance to Tonga: 95 nm Weather: Wind picked up, clouds gathered and heavy seas from the south emerged. A [...]

Tahiti – Tonga – Day 9

The previous email from today was wrong. This should be right. at 02:36 UTC 26.08.18 we were at 18:19S and 170:39W All is well. ____________________ Day 9: 25.08.18 2200 UTC, 1200 BoatTime (UTC-10) Position: 18:18S 170:10W COG: 260 SOG: 5,3 (average 24 hrs) Wind: 5 - 15 kn NE - SE Sailed distance: 1203 nm [...]

Tahiti – Tonga – Day 8

Day 8: 24.08.18 2200 UTC, 1200 BoatTime (UTC-10) Position: 18:08S 167:58W COG: 260 SOG: 5,3 (average 24 hrs) Wind: 5 - 15 kn NE - SE Sailed distance: 1076 nm Sailed last 24 hours: 126 nm Distance to Tonga: 350 nm Weather: Nice. Clear sky. Stars, and almost full moon. Another beautiful day at sea. [...]

Tahiti – Tonga – Day 7

Day 7: 22.08.18 2200 UTC, 1200 BoatTime (UTC-10) Position: 18:01S 165:47W COG: 260 SOG: 5,6 (average 24 hrs) Wind: 12 - 28 kn NE - SE Sailed distance: 950 nm Sailed last 24 hours: 135 nm Distance to Tonga: 470 nm Weather: Nice. Clear sky. Stars, and a big, fat and shining moon! Sea is [...]

Tahiti – Tonga – Day 6

Day 6: 22.08.18 2200 UTC, 1200 BoatTime (UTC-10) Position: 17:45S 163:29W COG: 260 SOG: 6,1 (average 24 hrs) Wind: 12 - 25 kn SE Sailed distance: 815 nm Sailed last 24 hours: 143 nm Distance to Tonga: 610 nm Weather: A bit cloudy. No rain.....yet. A bit windy and messy on the comfy scale. Sailing [...]

Tahiti – Tonga – Day 5

Day 5: 21.08.18 2200 UTC, 1200 BoatTime (UTC-10) Position: 17:25S 161:06W COG: 260 SOG: 6,1 (average 24 hrs) Wind: 12 - 25 kn SE Sailed distance: 672 nm Sailed last 24 hours: 147 nm Distance to Tonga: 750 nm Weather: Nice, clear sky Nice sailing conditions beam reaching. The waves were finally synchronized with the [...]