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This is the blog of Maunie of Ardwall. After a six-year adventure sailing from Dartmouth to Australia, we are now back in Britain.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

A very different sailing experience

After a busy morning shopping for food provisions in Nadi (the veg market is absolutely huge on Saturdays), we left the delights of Port Denarau for the short passage across to Musket Cove. The wind was light but just enough to give us a hint of Kiapa's performance.

Di enjoying the big wheel

Beginning to get some speed

An impressive wake begins to form at 10 knots

Numbers we can only dream of in Maunie - 10.5 knots of boat speed in only 15 knots of wind!
We have a fourth crew member, Suzy, arriving today and are thoroughly enjoying being back in the warm waters and sunshine of Fiji after the cold spell in New Zealand.


  1. Don't tell me you are converting to Cat sailing? Remember the Prindle 16 off Sandgreen all those years ago! It will be interesting to get your views on big cat sailing in the rough stuff!? Have fun Steve

    1. Hi Steve. Hopefully we won't do the same trick that we managed on the Prindle (known as 'going arse over tea-kettle')! Hoping for not too much rough stuff as we head south but we'll see. Cheers, Graham