Tonga to Fiji
Work in Progress
Lakeba Pass - recommended by John, used by Kuan Yin Added WP on Navionics, the pass is labeled
Also 2 other options, added markers to Navionics. Southern one looks easy, but would be better for Suva. Northern one seems riskier, more reefs.
Possible WPs? From compendium 17°28’S, 178°36’W 17°31’S, 179°37’W The don’t seem useful, ignore them
The Copra Shed Marina PO Box 262, Savusavu, Fiji T: +679 885 0457 | F: +679 885 0989 VHF Channel 16 Email: email@example.com
10/9 Tuesday Check out Back to anchorage Goodbye to Char, Bear @ Deli Final provisions & pizza @ Bella Vista Final meal Panda Motor to anchorage #5 Stow dingy and all the things
10/10 Wednesday Prepare food for first days Pull up anchor, set sails, leave Vava’u Turned off engine after getting sails up Wildberry passes us Gybed a few times to get out of Faihava Pass Luffed up to let freighter pass Set windvane, head to wp north of Late Island, Pass island before dark Good, easy dry sailing
10/11 Thursday Sprinkle of rain Mostly DDW, poker out jib for a while Didn’t want to use Lee cloths, so one of Us was always sleeping outside, it was dry so good sleeping
10/12 Friday Sprinkles of rain Heave to at dark in entrance, only Moved .5nm overnight
10/13 Saturday Enter Lakeba Pass at first light Very light winds during daylight Rains at night, Constantly watching Navionics Crappy visibility, worried about getting too close to the islands Make it only half way through pass, heave to until squall at 2a, worry about nearness to Island at NW side of pass
10/14 Sunday Morning Heavy rains, Complete journey through pass Turn NW, somehow we’re still DDW with the 30 degree change in course??
10/15 Monday Heavy rains in the morning Hand steering, big waves, great sailing, genoa only Enter Savusavu Bay after 2 gybes to get around reef Raise main, hard on wind all the way into Nakama Creek, only 7 miles Luff up furl Genoa, flake main, contact Copra Shed Marina on VHF
Arrive in Savusavu 12:30p Pull straight into a slip Marina organized our smooth checkin Health ($100USD) Bio security ($85FJD) Customs/Immugration (took our passports!)
Cleared!!! Checkin with marina Move to a different slip, right next to Ichi Ban Cold beer!
10/16 Tuesday customs to get our passports bio security to pay fees Tour town with John