V50 (Blog 2)

Gidday, as we Australians say. My Name is Ross and I am the First Mate on Kwai for Voyage 50. I heard about Kwai from another Australian, Madeleine, who was Captain of Kwai a few years ago. I love sailing with a purpose and delivering cargo to remote Pacific islands...

Voyage 50 (Blog 1)

Kwai Voyage 50, another milestone in our path to wherever.  Kwai departed on 27 June with a full ship bound for Kiribati and the Cooks. She is not stuffed as full as some previous trips, but this is a relief to us aboard.  There is actual room on deck to stand and...

Voyage 49 (June 16, 2019)

Kwai is now homeward bound, 2 days out of Honolulu, coming home with a big load of nets on the hatch and a belly full of nets and debris in bags.  We are not full and could easily stay out another month to fill up but this is the end of the charter and we are soon...

Voyage 49 (June 11, 2019)

Today we got the biggest net of the trip, about 10 tons in wet weight.  This one was a tracked net that had stopped transmitting, then came back on line.  Two days ago we diverted to pick it up and it was well worth it.  We found nets on the way, and are still picking...

Voyage 49 (June 10, 2019)

Another day comes to an end with half the hatch covers with piles of nets, drying out before they are stowed in the hold tomorrow.  There was one big net this morning which was quite a challenge.  We have been sailing with full sail up making over 6 knots.  To stop...