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At Sea: Kao Shen No 6

June 10th, 2009 · No Comments

Strategy of keeping north has worked well.  In much better wind than the boats 60 miles south.  We have been able to sail all day at 6.5 knots.

Our second cargo boat that we have seen since the Galapagos was as surprised as us to see someone else. Kao Shen No 6 altered course 20 degrees to come and see us!  They got to within 5 miles before going back on their course for Zhoushan, China – ETA 6th July.

Position: [-6.001,-117.572] at 16:00 local, 23:00 BST
24hr run: 162 miles by GPS, 151 miles through water.
1298 miles to Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands. ETA at 5 knots: 18:36 GMT 21st June
Wind: SE 13  knots Sea: SW swell 3.0m

Tags: At Sea · Pacific Leg