Tahiti – Auckland, New Zealand.

Saturday 15.8.2015 11:30am – Time to leave French Polynesia and go more south.

A few weeks ago we arrived in Auckland, New Zealand. It took us 10.5 days to sail the 2200nm from Papeete, Tahiti to Auckland, the City of sails. On the 21.8.2015 at 11am we sailed across the dateline and jumped a day forward, at this time we had 1000nm to go.

South Pacific Sunrise, what a beauty.

The weather and the southern ocean ment it good with us and apart of the last 30  were we got hit by a front with wind up to 30kn straight on the nose. Apart of that we  had a really nice passage.

An Albatross followed us for a few minutes.

On the 26.8.2015 21.30 local time Auckland we arrived safely at the customs dock to open up a couple of cold beverages.

The City of sails, Auckland / New Zealand

And now we are getting right in there to get the mighty Lupa ready for the Rolex Sydney – Hobert Race in end of December.