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At Sea: Less Wind

June 4th, 2009 · No Comments

Wind eased back last night and went around to the east.  Not what was predicted but I suspect the forecasts in this area won’t be very accurate given the distance from any data collection and lack of anybody to appreciate the forecasters skills!  Still managing 5.0 knots over the ground just and going the correct way.  If uit drops anymore will either have to motor or head off south to get the apparent wind speed up.

Position: -4.574,-100.756 at 07:00 local, 14:00 BST Thursday 4th June
24hr run:  168 miles by GPS, 155 miles through water.
2303 miles to Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands. ETA at 5 knots: 17:37 GMT 23rd June
Wind: East 10 knots Sea: SE swell 1.0m SW swell 2.5m

Tags: At Sea · Pacific Leg