Tuesday, 13 August 2013

suwarrow day 1: let's rock 'n roll!

Day 1 has been a rollicking ride. There's nothing boring about the
occasional 4 metre wave we have seen in the past 27 hours. The winds have
hovered at about 20 knots which is great for a downwind sail. I won't
venture to guess how long it will take us to get to Suwarrow, but the winds
are supposed to continue lightening up, so we're using this push to get
ahead.

The crew is in good spirits if tired. (It always takes 24 to 48 hours to
adjust to our watch enforced sleep patterns.) The good news is we broke our
surfing record! Rick was very excited to say that our speed peaked at 13.6
knots when Nyon surfed down a particularly big wave.(Just to put this in
perspective, our hull speed is 7.3 knots.)

Other than bouncing off the stove and table with great regularity, we have
nothing else to report.

Position at noon: 15* 17.390'S 154* 28.646'W
Distance: 183 nm (in 27 hrs)
Heading:298*T
Speed: 6.8 knots

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