The Voyage of the yacht Aldebaran - San Francisco to New Zealand 2011

In all maps, anchorages are shown by a blue yacht and log points while at sea by a green yacht
This page was last updated at 6pm on 3 December, New Zealand time (0500 hrs on 3 December, UTC)

All the daily yacht reports to family & friends
Myplaces-Aldebaran (Daily log points for the whole voyage on Google Earth).       Installation instructions

New Zealand - Opua to Auckland (27 - 29 November)

Moorings at Opua, 16 - 27 November

Opua to Auckland, 27-29 Nov

27 November - Tutukaka

28 November - Okoromai Bay

29 November (final destination) - Bayswater Marina, Auckland

Voyage statistics

North Minerva Reef to Opua, New Zealand (7 - 16 November)

North Minerva Reef departure

Minerva Reef to Opua, New Zealand

Opua arrival, 16 November

Voyage statistics

Ha'apai, Tonga to North Minerva Reef (1 - 4 November)

Ha'apai departure, 1 Nov

Ha'apai, Tonga to Minerva Reef, 1-4 Nov

Minerva Reef mooring

Voyage statistics

Ha'apai, Tonga

Vava'u to Ha'apai, 25-26 Oct

Mooring at Ha'apai, 26-27 Oct

Mooring at Ha'apai 28 Oct -1 Nov

Vava'u, Tonga

Vava'u Moorings 23 Sept to 25 October

Nieafu, Vava'u. 23-28 Sept & 5-7, 8-11, 14-25 Oct

Moorings 23 Sep - 25 Oct
unusual Google photo - land on right is green, on left is black

Niue to Vava'u, Tonga (20 - 22 September)

Niue departure, 20 September

Niue to Vava'u progress

Vava'u Arrival

Pacific location map

Voyage statistics

Suwarrow to Niue (10 - 15 September)

Suwarrow departure, 10 September

Suwarrow to Niue progress

Niue mooring

Voyage statistics

Suwarrow Island, Northern Cooks Group

Suwarrow anchorage
3 - 10 September

Pacific location map

Bora Bora to Suwarrow in The Northern Cook Group (28 August - 3 September)

Bora Bora departure, 28 August

Bora Bora to Suwarrow progress

Arrival Suwarrow
3 September

Voyage statistics

The Leeward Islands

Bora Bora
9 - 28 August

2-9 August at Huahine

28 July - 1 August
Tahaa & Raiatea

Leeward Islands
28 July to 28 August

The Society Islands with yacht locations shown

Tahiti to the Leeward Islands (this group includes Bora Bora)

Aldebaran was in Tahiti from 13 July to 25 July and spent time at both marinas in Papeete (see map)

Sailed the 3 hours north west from Papeete to Moorea on 25 July.  Their anchorage is shown in this map

Departed Moorea on 27 July and arrived at the island of Tahaa on 28 July.  Click on map.

Marquesas Islands to Tahiti, via Rangiroa in the Tuamotus (6 - 13 July)

 Route Map
Anchorages marked by a blue yacht
Daily log-in shown by a green yacht

Rangiroa anchorage & departure

Voyage statistics

Travel within the Marquesas Islands (11 June - 6 July)

Anchorages marked by a blue yacht

The Marquesas Islands

Mexico to Marquesas Islands (20 May - 11 June)

The last few days as we approached
the Marquesas Islands on 11 June

 Route Map

     Voyage statistics

California and Mexico

Overall Map (Dec, 2010 - 20 May, 2011)

Mexican Coast (20 March - 20 May)