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At sea: Teeing up for the romp to Whangarei

October 19th, 2010 · No Comments

Great sail yesterday.  Mostly to windward tacking on the windshifts and Giselle going very well with one reef in 12-15 knots of SSE wind.  Died a bit at midnight so started motoring.  Expecting wind tonight from NW and then 20 knots or so from SW.  Well positioned to the west of Whangarei so should have a fast romp of a sail in.  Expecting to make up enough time on the 5 knot ETA to clear customs on Thursday 21st October and then move on down to Auckland for Friday Morning.  Westhaven Marina has allocated us the same berth as last year – S73.

Position: 31°21’S 173°49’E [-31.357,173.829] at 11:35 19th Oct GMT+12 , 00:35 BST 19th October

24hr run:  93 miles by GPS. 119 by log – windward sailing a lot of the time.

280 miles to Whangarei, NZ. ETA at 5 knots:  21:31 Thurs 21st October NZ Summer Time

Wind: SW 4 knots Sea: SW swell 3.5m

Sky:  3% cloud cover

Reminder – position in decimal form (ie -31.357,173.829) can be inserted in Google maps and you will see where we are.

Tags: At Sea · Pacific Leg