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At sea: Buses come in threes

September 15th, 2009 · No Comments

You know the rule that says when you are exasperated waiting for a bus, then three will come together.  Seems ships work to the same rule.  We are expecting our third any moment now!  We have gone for 4 days with nothing.  Today the Atlantic Crown on its way to Panama altered course to give us a mile of sea room and the Antonia Schulte on route to Auckland passed some 10 miles ahead.

We reached the halfway point at 11:00.  Excellent sailing for the last 24 hours in 15 to 20 knots of wind.

Be sure to read tomorrow’s “at sea”, we will announce the next competition there.

Position: 15°28’S 162°27’W [-15.481,-162.458] at local 16:00, GMT 02:00 September 15th
24hr run: 162.1 miles by GPS, 153.6 miles through water.
551 miles to Apia, Samoa. ETA at 6 knots: 12:00 18th September local time
Wind: ESE 18 knots Sea: ESE swell 1.5m
Sky:  100% cloud cover

Tags: At Sea · Pacific Leg