Captain Brad’s Blog Dec 28, 2015

Final departure from Christmas Island on 23rd December found us in the same weather that has plagued the Line Islands and the Central Pacific Equatorial Waters for weeks.  Plenty of NE winds and rain extending up to 6N latitude. We caught a short break for the first...

Captain Brads Christmas day blog

Christmas Day finds Kwai beating into 20 knots of NE wind, 2 days out of Christmas Island. Last night we finally cleared the squalls, calms, wind shifts and RAIN of the ITCZ weather.  On our third attempt we have finally crossed 4N and even 5N latitude and are in the...

Captain Brad’s Blog 22 December

Back in Christmas Island, yet again!  I keep meeting people on shore who do a double take and ask why we are still here. Yes, that is the question. We ventured out a second time on Sunday, but returned in 2 days.   This time the engine was overheating.  The raw water...

Captain Brad’s Blog

Saturday night before Christmas, we are working our way through the ITCZ (Inter Tropical Convergence Zone) 60 miles north of Christmas Island. Shifty winds and rain and the moon has long set.  But the wind at least briefly has come to ESE which is  lift for us as we...

Joanna Malta (Crew) Blog

Maori (hello in Kiribati),  this is Joanna Maltas signing in to share a few words from a ‘visitor’ perspective on the Kwai. As a rookie to not only Kwai but to sailing, I find myself in a unique and busy scene, a world unto itself where there is constant...

Captain Brad’s Blog

Kwai is swinging at anchor in Christmas Island with 75 tons of copra still in her belly.  The last week we made a quick trip to Fanning and Washington under charter to the Education Ministry to repatriate students between the islands at the end of the school year....