⚠PAN PAN!!!⚠ RESCUED By COAST GUARD!
⚠PAN PAN!!!⚠ RESCUED By COAST GUARD! Sailing Through STORMY WATERS! 🌊🌊🌊 | S01E16 Sailing Pivo
We were eager to make it as far south down the coast of New Zealand as possible, and when we saw a weather window, we decided to make a small leap from Whitianga to Neaves Bay, a short 10 nautical miles. We knew there were some winds coming in overnight, so we had reached out to the local sailing community to see if the bay we chose was safe, and we received and affirmative. However, that was not the case, and after dragging anchor at Neaves Bay several times, we saw that our raw water pump on our engine had gone out and we couldn't reset the anchor. We had to call coast guard for help!
We were luckily able to fix the pump the next morning, and we continued our trip south to Tauranga stopping at Slipper Island, Mayor Island, and then eventually Tauranga. However, by time we got there, we had changed our minds about continuing south and we decided we would turn back north.
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Come join my wife, dog, and I as we learn to sail and have new sailor experiences on our New Zealand made Whiting 40. We are a brand new sailing couple, and have fallen in love with the sport. Many sailing lessons have been learned so far as we learn how to become sailors. Our first mate, Pivo, keeps us out of trouble and is also learning along the way.
We are starting our voyage in New Zealand where we have been living for the last 4 years. But we are going zero to cruising because we're from the mountains of Colorado and have zero experience! Our first sail was with the sailing school, Great Escape, up in Opua, New Zealand (home the 2021 America's Cup). We hope our lessons from a beginner sailor will help you also as we set out on a multi-year sailing adventure around the world.
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Fair winds & calm seas,
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