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At sea: Spinnakers and Fronts

October 17th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Finally got to sail at Noon yesterday.  Fabulous run with the pink spinnaker up.  Left it up into 18 knots so was hard work to drop as the sock was stuck and didn’t come down over the sail.

Then it was through the front at 02:20.  Only light rain and a modest wind increase.  Wind from the south so were on starboard tack the rest of the night now on port as the wind has gone slightly east of south.  Progress will be slow until the wind goes more into the west.

Position: 29°25’S 174°21’E [-29.414,174.355] at 06:40 GMT+12 Mon 18th Oct, BST 19:40 17th October
24hr run: 138.7 miles by GPS, 150 by log (Adverse current now at times).
392 miles to Whangarei, NZ. ETA at 5 knots: 17:55 Thurs 21st October NZ Summer Time
Wind: South 15 knots Sea: SW swell 1.0m
Sky:  100% cloud cover

Tags: At Sea · Pacific Leg

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Michael // Oct 18, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    So did the pink spinnaker survived then????


    David, Mary, my best wishes for the next leg of the journey.
    You are always in my thoughts. Have fun and stay safe.

    Spinnaker…..18 knots!!! rock on David!!!