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Old 03-09-2011, 05:03   #1
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Hawaii to Samoa to Fiji, then to New Zealand

Leaving Hawaii in mid May of 2012, sailing to Samoa, restock(ish) then to Fiji.

Fiji till October then to New Zealand (Whangarei)

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Re: Hawaii to Samoa to Fiji, then to New Zealand

if you are sailing that way i really reccomend a stop at kanton atoll in the pheonix islands,take some extra food to trade,they make some really nice handicraft stuff.

i stopped there last year!! see this
UK sailor Alex Bond saves 24 starving Kanton islanders during voyage to Australia | Mail Online
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Will do atoll. I will going right by and it would be horrible to not stop by and help. Nice one week layover never hurts.
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Tried to PM, not sure it went thru.
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Re: Hawaii to Samoa to Fiji, then to New Zealand

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Will do atoll. I will going right by and it would be horrible to not stop by and help. Nice one week layover never hurts.
easy pass to enter,though tides run strong on a falling tide.

you will see the dock once through the pass on the left,about 400 ft to the right is a bouy this is a good mooring,though looks a bit suspect,don't carry further into lagoon as shallows soon after.

if you have a whizzy dingy take plenty of fuel as its about a 3mile walk to the settlement,but a short dingy ride otherwise.

photos of the pass looking out to sea,end of the ship wharf looking towards the pass and welcoming ceremony by the islanders.
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if you are sailing that way i really reccomend a stop at kanton atoll in the pheonix islands,take some extra food to trade,they make some really nice handicraft stuff.

i stopped there last year!! see this
UK sailor Alex Bond saves 24 starving Kanton islanders during voyage to Australia | Mail Online
As always, Mr. Bond the British people are quite rhankful to you for contacting the regional commanders of US military forces, so America can feed them forever!
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Re: Hawaii to Samoa to Fiji, then to New Zealand

Hello, are you still looking for crew members for your Hawaii to Fiji sail?
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Are you still looking for crew for Fiji - NZ leg?

I'm a 24yr old based in NZ, very adventurous.

Would be keen to find out more.
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I am a novice sailor but have sailed a bit. I am looking to get to the Philippines to join my wife and family Would appreciate any consideration
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Aloha Neighbor, I may be interested in joining you for your cruise. Come look me up at the Hawaii Yacht Club. I am the General Manager there. You might want to consider joining the flotilla that is being organized as a "regatta" about that time and then tag along with the Lattitudes-38 Pacific Puddle Jump that heads along the Coconut Milk Run you are doing. We have the regatta poster displayed at HYC. Same guys organizing it that handle the Transpac. I would like to meet you and see your boat.

I have a lot of sailing experience starting in 1980. Owned many small cats and a Cross Tri that I sailed through the Bahamas and Fla Keys. I held a USCG license for SW Florida that even had a sail addendum. I often race the Friday Night Races aboard Whisper. I am also the Commodore of the Kokokahi Sailing Club in Kaneohe with 70+ beach cats with a very active membership.

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Chris,
At this time was looking for a crew position, although if you could use a good breakfast cook or even a dishwasher, I have a lot of experience. I was even a chef-cook for the Minnesotta Wild, the hockey team there. I would deffinently make the trip for a job or to fill a crew slot if you know of one. I have had alot of trouble getting back to my family in the Philippines. I have a wife and 7 children there I have not seen in 4 years
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