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At Sea: Another Record Day

June 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

What a lovely day sailing in the trade winds.  Giselle held 9 knots over the ground for most of the day and nearly 8 over night even though we had 2 reefs in the main to make it relaxing for the watch keepers.  We have earnt the respect of a fast cruising 51ft catamaran up front who thought they would walk away from us since they put up spinnakers and reachers.  They are about 1 knot faster.  Can see their boat at

Position: at 07:00 local, 14:00 BST
24hr run: 196 miles by GPS, 173 miles through water.
2455 miles to Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands. ETA at 5 knots:  03:04GMT 24th June
Wind: SE 15 knots (was 20-22 last 24 hours) Sea: choppy with S swell 2.5m
Sky:  20% cloud cover

Tags: At Sea · Pacific Leg