Getting ready to leave Fiji

July 11, 2008

Tomorrow morning (2030 UTC July 11) we will leave Momi Bay on the big island of Viti Levu, Fiji for Port Resolution on the island of Tanna, Vanuatu.  The course is a 460 nautical mile straight shot from here on a course of 246 degrees magnetic.  The forecast is for winds 22-26 knots from the east becoming ESE with seas of 3 to 3.5 meters, easing.  These robust winds should get us to Tanna Island fairly quickly. We may need to slow down in order not to arrive before dawn (local time) Monday in Tanna.  If the wind is too strong on arrival or out of the north then we may deviate to Port Vila on the island of Efate since Port Resolution has limited protection.  “Vera” will be traveling with us. Our current position is:

South 17 degrees 54.9 minutes
East 177 degrees 15.9 minutes

Port Resolution, Tanna Island, Vanuatu is located at S 19 degrees 31.6 minutes, East 169 degrees 29.1 minutes.