Saturday, 1 August 2015

Alone Again, Naturally ~ Day 10 to the Marquesas

31 July 2015  ~  Position 05 02S 113 579W at 1730UTC, 1130 Boat Time (Galapagos Local)  0530 tomorrow NZ Time.
Course Over Ground 265dT, Speed Over Ground 7.5 knots,  24 hour run 170 miles best yet, cleared this morning after cloudy night, winds constant though and great 24 hours sailing.   Still flying double reefed main, full jib poled to windward, wind has shifted more arund to the stern so quite comfortable.  Swell about 2m.

Romeo and Juliet the Wilsons Stormpetrals have slipped away from us, they must have finally worked out we were going the wrong way for them.  Good 24 hours, lovely conditions currently although Mezzaluna are reporting squalls so maybe coming our way too.  Big news tonight will be reaching the half way point, whew!!! 
Nothing else to report.
You can see our progress  on a map on our mailasail blog.  
Position at 2240UTC when sent via satphone 05 08.43S  114 30.64W  Squalls started about 30 minutes ago

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