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At sea: Past halfway milestone

June 10th, 2009 · No Comments

Past the halfway point.  Less than 1500 miles to Marquesas Islands.  Quieter conditions, full sails and some motoring at night.  Still trying to keep north for better winds and better sailing angle when the winds go further into the east.  Next half may be slower if the forecast is to be believed.

Position: [-5.775,-114.858] at 16:00 local, 23:00 BST
24hr run:  156 miles by GPS, 151 miles through water.
1460 miles to Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands. ETA at 5 knots: 03:00 GMT 22nd June
Wind: SE 10 Sea: SW swell 1.5m
Sky:  Thin cloud 70% cover

Tags: At Sea · Pacific Leg