Eleven boats have left Marsden Cove today on their way to Tonga, Fiji, New Caledonia or Vanuatu.
Those of us going to Tonga or Fiji will be making a stop in Minerva Reefs about 800 nautical miles from the mouth of the harbour. In a weeks time there might well be a squally system passing through bring winds from completely the wrong direction. Minerva Reefs is a good place to wait it out before carrying on in our case to Fiji. It should take us about 6 days to get Minerva Reefs.
There’s no wind at the moment but we are ready for when it comes. Light winds are expected in the coming days.