I’m off on ‘Magic Roundabout’ to NZ.
Magic Roundabout is the Oceanswatch 34ft Sweden that I sailed from Opua to Vanuatu last year.
It has arrived in Mooloolaba after a season of work in the islands and I’m taking it over to Whangarei with Jim and Ricky. Jim is technically the skipper for insurance purposes but I’ll be the practical skipper.
We left Mooloolaba this morning, Channel 7 met us there to see us off, Mum and I had a 5.30 am interview over the phone with Radio Kaitaia NZ, together with Chris Bone the CEO of Oceanswatch. So it’s all action!
We are sailing down to Bongaree, for the night and then clearing customs tomorrow morning at Scarborough. After that the Tasman.
We will be using a satellite phone to give position reports and trusty shore team Mum will publish short daily updates on my blogand will keep in touch with everyone.
Here's to fair winds!