Author Archives: Frank Taylor

Port Resolution

The plan was that our friends on s/v Stray Kitty would raise anchor first and depart Aneityum. The winds were light, and they are a bit slower than Tahina. I checked the weather one last time, and went out and … Continue reading

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Tahina Arrives in Fiji

The final day into Fiji was actually quite good – despite another equipment failure. We had a downwind run the whole way. In fact, the winds were again stronger than forecasted – which was good because it would have been … Continue reading

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Land Ho!

We had a great day of sailing yesterday after all! The sun came out, tropical warmth, good winds. Despite our jib being out of commission, we trucked along with our main and storm jib for a while. Then the winds … Continue reading

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Day 2 Report

Day 2, as expected, was not as fun a day. We knew there would be some NW wind and mixed seas. And, the weather delivered it. We made good speed, averaging close to 8 kts most of the day. But, … Continue reading

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Great Start for Fiji

We had beautiful weather when we left Marsden Cove at 11 AM. We still had an hour of motoring to get out of the river and around the point before we could head northward and have the winds to raise … Continue reading

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Passage Posting

One of the reasons I switched to WordPress for the Tahina Expedition web site was to enable us to make blog posts during passages via E-mail. In the past, one of my friends would receive my post via E-mail and … Continue reading

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