Noumea to Whangarei November 1st 2016 Again, this blog covers an ocean passage that took place just over a year ago.
Heading from Noumea to Whangarei
The passage covered 1176 nautical miles over 8 days at an average of 6.1 knots. The best noon 24-hour run was 159 nautical miles and the slowest was 130 nautical miles. Overall, the voyage was a very smooth quick passage.
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Oceania » New Zealand » North Island The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more
Hi, I'm Doug Nicol, and these are the stories about sailing around parts of New Zealand, some of the South Pacific and eastern Australia in my 36 foot yacht Hakura (Maori for Grey's beaked whale).
You may even be able to join me someday.
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