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At sea: Squalls and 12.1 Knots

June 13th, 2009 · No Comments

At 11:30 last night we were both up keeping out the rain just in the cabin wondering if the windpilot could control a 30 knot squall.  The answer is yes and it has the max speed for this leg at 12.1 knots!  The wind changed to the NE with that squall. We thought it would come back and held onto the port tack too long.  Been on starboard since dawn.  Forecast has the wind going back in the next 12 hours. High through water miles reflects good winds and that we were slow to gybe.

Position: [-7.003,-125.135] at 16:00 local, 23:00 GMT
24hr run: 150 miles by GPS, 169 miles through water.
844 miles to Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands. ETA at 5 knots: 23:05 GMT 20th June
Wind: NE 17 knots Sea: SW and SE swell both 2.5m
Sky:  70% nazy high cloud

Tags: At Sea · Pacific Leg