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Vaka Motu ‘Rangi’, May 4

Are we there yet? So there you have it: 2000 plus nautical miles, averaging 6knts per hour, all nearly done and dusted. What you may notice is I'm not giving a definite date of arrival. What that's about, is sailors through out history are inherently superstitious. What ever it takes to...

Vaka Motu 'Rangi', May 3

Kia ora koutou katoa, There's a common saying that goes: "What happens on tour stays on tour". For voyagers it is similar to: "What happens on the waka stays on the waka". So without naming specific characters the following is s synopsis of what life has been like on the waka...

Vaka Motu ‘Rangi’, May 1

Kia ora koutou katoa Well, yesterday was definitely one of our most challenging days. Although the winds were favourable they sometimes gusted up to 30 knots at times which is a bit too much for our little waka to cope with. We had been sailing with 2 reefs on the main...

Vaka Motu 'Rangi', April 29

Te Moana nui a Hiva Things are going well here on the waka at this stage, we have finally reached warmer climates and are about to enter the latitudes of the south east trades. These are the prevailing winds that will hopefully carry us onward to Tahiti. The ocean has now turned...

Vaka Motu 'Rangi', April 27

Kia ora koutou katoa, Further to yesterday's blog, acknowledgement must be given to Dieter Paulman for it is through his vision that we as the new breed of Pacific Voyagers were able to realise our dreams and identities and traverse the mighty Te Moana nui a Kiwa as once did our...

Vaka Motu 'Okeanos', April 26

Aling, Ki ora , Evohe, Bula to our family out there, Every new day we learn something new out here. This voyage has taught us in many ways and brings us a better understanding of our environment. Last week we were working with a research team studying the reef, taking pictures and collecting data....

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