October 17, 2018 Day 13 Noon Position: 10 16N 131 04W Course/Speed: ESE 5 Wind: S 12 Sea: S 4 Sky: Cumulus and a layer of stratus above 10ths Cloud Cover: 9 Bar: 1013+ Cabin Degrees Fahrenheit: 84 Water Degrees Fahrenheit: 83 Percent Relative Humidity: 76 Sail: #2 genoa, full; main full, close hauled, Read More

October 15, 2018 Day 11 Noon Position: 14 50N 132 30W Course/Speed: SxE 7+ Wind: NE+ 20 (later NExE to 21) Sea: NE 5 Sky: Close packed, low cumulus; some cirrus 10ths Cloud Cover: 7 Bar: 1016, rising Cabin Degrees Fahrenheit: 84 Water Degrees Fahrenheit: 82 Percent Relative Humidity: 68 Sail: #2 genoa, one, Read More

October 14, 2018 Day 10 Noon Position: 17 23N 132 43W Course/Speed: 0 Wind: 0 Sea: NE 3, E 2, SE 4, sloppy little mess. Sky: Overcast and squally. Rain. Bar: 1016, rising Cabin Degrees Fahrenheit: 79 Water Degrees Fahrenheit: 79 Percent Relative Humidity: 81 Sail: All down. Effecting repair on main. Noon-to-Noon Miles, Read More

October 13, 2018 Day 9 Noon Position: 19 20N 132 38W Course/Speed: S 5 Wind: NNE 7 – 10 (NE 10 – 14 by mid afternoon) Sea: NE 4, SE 4 (Both are rolling in from somewhere else) Sky: Mostly clear. Some puffy cumulus. Bar: 1018, rising. Cabin Degrees Fahrenheit: 84 Water Degrees Fahrenheit:, Read More

October 12, 2018 Day 8 Noon Position: 21 00N 132 22W Course/Speed: S 5+ Wind: NNE 7 – 10 Sea: NE 3 Sky: Clear. Bar: 1700, falling Cabin Degrees Fahrenheit: 82 Water Degrees Fahrenheit: 76 Percent Relative Humidity: 61 Sail: Asymmetrical spinnaker and main, portside broad reach Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good: 101 Avg. Miles/Day:, Read More

October 11, 2018 Day 7 Noon Position: 22 40N 132 40W Course/Speed: S 4 Wind: NNE 8 Sea: NNE 4 Sky: Cear. Cumulus on all horizons but none here. Bar: 1016, falling Cabin Degrees Fahrenheit: 77 Water Degrees Fahrenheit: 75 Percent Relative Humidity: 67 Sail: Both genoas poled out, third day. Main with three, Read More

October 10, 2018 Day 6 Noon Position: 24 43N 132 13W Course/Speed: SxW 6 Wind: NxE 7 – 12 Sea: NNE 6+ Sky: Mostly clear Bar: 1016, falling Cabin Degrees Fahrenheit: 75 Water Degrees Fahrenheit: 74 Percent Relative Humidity: 69 Sail: Both genoas poled out; they take wind on port quarter. Noon-to-Noon Miles Made, Read More

October 9, 2018 Day 5 Noon Position: 27 06N 131 53W Course/Speed: S 6+ Wind: NExN 12 – 17 Sea: NE 8 – 10 Sky: Overcast. No sun shots today. Bar: 1017+, falling (1015 by 6pm) Cabin Degrees Fahrenheit: 72 Water Degrees Fahrenheit: 71 Percent Relative Humidity: 71 Sail: Both genoas poled out and, Read More

October 8, 2018 Day 4 Noon Position: 29 21N 130 33W Course/Speed: SSW 6 Wind: NNE to NE 15 – 18 Sea: NNE to 10 Sky: Overcast with drizzle Bar: 1020, falling Cabin Degrees Fahrenheit: 72 Water Degrees Fahrenheit: 69 Percent Relative Humidity: 74 Sail: Both genoas poled out; Mo is running dead downwind., Read More

We’re just shy of a year ago when I posted for the first time on this blog. I posted the letter I wrote for Randall as he headed out to sea. When I wrote last time I thought I wouldn’t see him again for a year. The reality was very different. Hi Figure 8, Read More

October 3, 2018 At anchor, Drakes Bay 7am. Showers. Flat Calm. If you’d asked me a month ago how the first few days of the F8V2.0 would go, a description including “anchored at Drakes Bay” would not have made the consideration set. I departed the Golden Gate Bridge on Sunday morning. It is now, Read More

Date: Oct 1, 2018 Day 0 Position: Anchored, Drakes Bay It was not a surprise, this start. Jo and I had picked the departure date two months ago, targeting a weekend when she was free combined with a convenient ebb. The wind would be what it was, and it was usually northwest. Almost a, Read More