Waiting for weather...

Alex and crew are ready to go! The boat is ready, passage planning is done and documentation is in order.  Provisions are stowed and meals are cooked, frozen, and waiting to be loaded on board.  But the weather is refusing to come to the party! 

And they're off!!

The weather gods (Predictwind and MetBob) decided that there would be a good window to leave from this evening onward, so Alex and Bill brought the boat up to town from Kettering this morning, stopping to fuel up at the RYCT dock and to raise the CYCT burgee!

Rusalka sailed on today, passing Tasman Island around midday in calm conditions.

Passage to NZ: Days 2-3

9am Fri. 19 Jan: Quite bumpy overnight. Winds 24-28kts, gusting into 30's as predicted. Seas mainly wind waves, not too bad, occasionally nasty.  Water in cockpit every now and then gets down below! 

Passage to NZ: Day 4

From Rusalka:

Morning, 20 Jan. 2018. 

Settled into the routine of 3hour watches. All together for the main meal at about 6pm AEDT.

ADDENDUM: 17:50 21 Jan. Ten minutes ago, just as the spaghetti bolognese was being served, we passed the halfway mark!!!

Passage to NZ: Day 6

Not much to report from Rusalka today. More light winds and calm seas. They finally turned the engine off again at 1pm today and are doing 6kt under full main and genoa.

Passage to NZ: Day 7

Sorry, no pictures from Alex today, but here is today's report from Rusalka:

Passage to NZ: Day 8

Morning Wednesday 24 January 2018 (Position report to follow this afternoon)

OFF WATCH

So what do we do when we're off-watch? Well, it's hard to say, but one thing is certain, it is not boring. It's been a very good passage so far....

1230 Wednesday 24 January 2018

We are closing in on our distination. We will arrive on Friday 26 Jan. Customs has been advised of ETA 1400 on 26 Jan.

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