Sailing Around The World

Gearing Up For The New Zealand Voyage

The last three days have been spent repairing, cleaning, and overlooking Dragonsbane right down to the last bolt. I have been watching the weather windows to make our 1400 nautical mile voyage to Opua New Zealand. We will be departing Suva, Fiji on Monday 11/11/13 afternoon for New Zealand. We will sail through the south Pacific Cyclone belt and down to were the gale winds of northern New Zealand blow by at 50 knots. I have been looking forward to this challenge for a few months and its great that it is finally here. It should be a wet and wild ride down. Like always I will post my position and whats going on each day.

Take care,

Jacques

4 responses

  1. Bill Reynolds

    Jacques,
    Dark skies, light snow flurries, and chilly mornings up here in Houghton. Have enjoyed your blogs. Have been thinking about your crossing for the last month or so. I guess have backups to backup plans. All the best on that one. Fair winds and following seas.
    Cheers,
    Bill

    November 8, 2013 at 1:12 pm

  2. cherie konrad

    hey what no pic’s of Fiji – ant cc

    November 8, 2013 at 3:32 pm

  3. Mike Nelson

    Hey guys sorry we missed you here in Fiji. We will be following your trip to NZ and looking forward to your updates as you make them. Godspeed and have a wonderful trip. Fair winds and slight seas. We will be with you in thoughts with good wishes.

    November 9, 2013 at 7:01 am

  4. Thanks Bill and Cherie I will post lots of pictures when I get to New Zealand. It just takes hours and hours to post a few pictures here. Mike, Jade says hi and thanks for the wishes. Take it easy everybody.

    Jacques

    November 10, 2013 at 11:07 pm