In late November 2017 we sailed from Fiji to New Zealand, roughly a 1,000-mile voyage. The rationale for doing it was covered here:
This is a technical passage, crossing an area prone for heavy weather and significant currents, and we prepared accordingly:
The passage was indeed safe, as planned, but far more uncomfortable than expected. We analyzed it thoroughly afterwards, as covered here:
- On the Meantime …
- What Happened ?!?
- Watch Those Currents !
- Using 500mb Charts for Forecasting and Passage Planning
- Variability of Long-Term Forecasts