December 5, 2018 Day 62 Noon Position: 48 14S  45 52W Course(t)/Speed(kts): NExE 7 Wind(t/tws): SE 20 – 23 Sea(t/ft): SE 5 Sky: Low and Gray 10ths Cloud Cover: 10 Bar(mb): 1012 Cabin Temp(f): 52 Water Temp(f): 50 Relative Humidity(%): 82 Sail: Three reefs in main and working jib. Close reaching. Noon-to-Noon Miles Made, Read More

December, 2018 Day 61 Noon Position: 49 47S 48 33W Course(t)/Speed(kts): ENE 7 Wind(t/tws): NWxW 20 Sea(t/ft): NW 3 and 8 (granddaddy swell under local small sea) Sky: Cumulus and alto cumulus 10ths Cloud Cover: 9 Bar(mb): 1008+, steady Cabin Temp(f): 59 Water Temp(f): 45 Relative Humidity(%): 70 Sail: Working genoa and main; one, Read More

Hi Virtual Voyagers! Yes, this post is not one of our usual posts. But we thought many of you would enjoy hearing from Randall for a change. The night before Randall set sail he made time to chat with one of our friends/advisors Matt Rutherford. Matt holds the honor of being the first person, Read More

December 3, 2018 Day 60 Noon Position: 50 54S  52 07W Course(t)/Speed(kts): ENE+ 6+ Wind(t/tws): NWxN 12 Sea(t/ft): NW 2 Sky: Thin Stratus 10ths Cloud Cover: 2 Bar(mb): 1016, falling Cabin Temp(f): 61 Water Temp(f): 43 Relative Humidity(%): 67 Sail: Main and working jib, full. Reaching. Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good (nm): 163 Miles since, Read More

December 2, 2018 Day 59 Noon Position: 51 57S  56 08W Course(t)/Speed(kts): ENE+ 7+ Wind(t/tws): NWxW 20 – 25 Sea(t/ft): NW 5 Sky: Some cirrus; otherwise clear 10ths Cloud Cover: 2 Bar(mb): 1014, steady Cabin Temp(f): 59 Water Temp(f): 43 Relative Humidity(%): 79 Sail: Working jib and main, three reefs each, close reach. Noon-to-Noon, Read More

December 1, 2018 Day 58 Noon Position: 53 27S 60 24W Course(t)/Speed(kts): NExE 7 Wind(t/tws): WxN 15 – 16 Sea(t/ft): SW 2 and 12 (big old swell; we almost surf) Sky: A front to windward and to lee ward; clear here. 10ths Cloud Cover: 1 Bar(mb): 1014, steady Cabin Temp(f): 59 Water Temp(f): 43, Read More

November 28, 2018 Day 55 Noon Position: 55 54S  71 58W Course(t)/Speed(kts): E 7+ Wind(t/tws): NWxN 27 – 31 Sea(t/ft): NW 10; very steep and breaking Sky: Overcast, low gray deck 10ths Cloud Cover: 10 Bar(mb): 1007+, falling Cabin Temp(f): 54 Water Temp(f): 40 Relative Humidity(%): 71 Sail: #2 working genoa, two reefs, broad, Read More

Broken Wing and Positioning for Cape Horn November 27, 2018 Day 54 Noon Position: 56 01S  77 05W Course(t)/Speed(kts): ExN 7+ Wind(t/tws): WNW 25 – 27 Sea(t/ft): NW 8 – 10 Sky: Overcast with drizzle 10ths Cloud Cover: 10 Bar(mb): 1012, steady Cabin Temp(f): 52 Water Temp(f): 40 Relative Humidity(%): 74 Sail: #2 poled, Read More

The Bone of Satisfaction November 25, 2018 Day 52 Noon Position: 54 56S  86 34W Course(t)/Speed(kts): ExS 7+ Wind(t/tws): WNW 25 – 30 Sea(t/ft): W  10 Sky: Total, slate gray cloud cover 10ths Cloud Cover: 10 Bar(mb): 1000 Cabin Temp(f): 52 Water Temp(f): 40 Relative Humidity(%): 79 Sail: Twin headsails, poled out; reefed by, Read More

November 29, 2018 Day 56 Noon Position: 55 59S 67 44w Course(t)/Speed(kts): E 7+ Wind(t/tws): W 15 – 25 Sea(t/ft): W 5 Sky: Overcast with rain and drizzle 10ths Cloud Cover: 10 Bar(mb): 998, rising slowly Cabin Temp(f): 55 Water Temp(f): 45 (warmer. hmm.) Relative Humidity(%): 69 Sail: Twin headsails poled out; three reefs, Read More

November 24, 2018 Day 51 Noon Position: 53 51S  89 52W Course(t)/Speed(kts): SExE 6 Wind(t/tws): WNW 33 – 39 Sea(t/ft): W 20 Sky: Light cumulus 10ths Cloud Cover: 5 Bar(mb): 989, steady Cabin Temp(f): 54 Water Temp(f): 40 Relative Humidity(%): 77 Sail: Working genoa, four-reefed as usual. Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good (nm): 159 Miles, Read More

November 21, 2018 Day 48 Noon Position: 49 18S  100 42W Course(t)/Speed(kts): SExE 6 Wind(t/tws): WxN 25 – 37 Sea(t/ft): W 14 Sky: Clear 10ths Cloud Cover: 0 Bar(mb): 999 slowly falling Cabin Temp(f): 57 Water Temp(f): 43 Relative Humidity(%): 63 Sail: Tripple reefed working jib, broad reach tending toward a run. Noon-to-Noon Miles, Read More

November 20, 2018 Day 47 Noon Position: 47 45S 103 54W Course(t)/Speed(kts): ESE 5 Wind(t/tws): WxS 15 – 22 Sea(t/ft): SW 8 Sky: Some blue sky left, but squalls in long lines from the west. 10ths Cloud Cover: 8 Bar(mb): 1003, steady Cabin Temp(f): 55 Water Temp(f): 45 Relative Humidity(%): 61 Sail: #2 genoa, Read More

November 19, 2018 Day 46 Noon Position: 46 31S 106 33W Course(t)/Speed(kts): SExE 7 Wind(t/tws): WSW 17 – 25 Sea(t/ft): SW 12+ Sky: Light cumulus and wisps of cirrus 10ths Cloud Cover: 2 Bar(mb): 999, rising Cabin Temp(f): 59 Water Temp(f): 46 Relative Humidity(%): 60 Sail: #2 genoa, 2 reefs, broad reach Noon-to-Noon Miles, Read More

November 18, 2018 Day 45 Noon Position: 44 48S 109 13W Course(t)/Speed(kts): SExS 6 Wind(t/tws): W 18 – 22 Sea(t/ft): SW 10 – 12 Sky: Stratus trending to clear 10ths Cloud Cover: 5 Bar(mb): 1008, falling Cabin Temp(f): 61 Water Temp(f): 48 Relative Humidity(%): 64 Sail: #2 genoa and one reef in the main,, Read More

November 17, 2018 Day 44 Noon Position: 42 56S  111 29W Course(t)/Speed(kts): SSE 6 Wind(t/tws): WxN 15 Sea(t/ft): SW 10; some much larger, but old. Sky: Clear 10ths Cloud Cover: 1 Bar(mb): 1013 Cabin Temp(f): 64 Water Temp(f): 51 Relative Humidity(%): 66 Sail: #2 genoa and main, broad reach. #2 poled when wind comes, Read More

November 16, 2018 Day 43 Noon Position: 41 29S 113 31W Course(t)/Speed(kts): SExE 6 – 7 Wind(t/tws): NWxW 19 -21 Sea(t/ft): NW 10 Sky: Low, gray, solid, undifferentiated. Drizzle. 10ths Cloud Cover: 10 Bar(mb): 1003+, falling Cabin Temp(f): 63 Water Temp(f): 51 Relative Humidity(%): 76 Sail: Headsails poled out, deeply reefed. Running. Noon-to-Noon Miles, Read More

November 15, 2018 Day 42 Noon Position: 39 18S 115 45W Course(t)/Speed(kts): SE 7 Wind(t/tws): N 18 – 20 Sea(t/ft): N3, S5 Sky: Low and gray but not dark 10ths Cloud Cover: 10 Bar(mb): 1020, falling; 1017 by 5pm. Cabin Temp(f): 66 Water Temp(f): 56 Relative Humidity(%): 65 Sail: Big genoa out full; one, Read More

November 14, 2018 Day 41 Noon Position: 38 13S 117 04W Course(t)/Speed(kts): SExE 3 Wind(t/tws): WxN 6 Sea(t/ft): S 5  W  1 Sky: Thin cloud cover looks like it will burn off soon. 10ths Cloud Cover: 8 Bar(mb): 1022, steady Cabin Temp(f): 68 Water Temp(f): 56 Relative Humidity(%): 65 Sail: Reaching with #1 genoa, Read More

November 13, 2018 Day 40 Noon Position: 36 35S  118 50W Course(t)/Speed(kts): S 5 Wind(t/tws): WNW 9 – 11 Sea(t/ft): SSW 8; W 1 Sky: Stratus on the horizon; otherwise clear 10ths Cloud Cover: 3 Bar(mb): 1022 Cabin Temp(f): 70 Water Temp(f): 59 Relative Humidity(%): 49 (wow, dry!) Sail: Reaching with #1 and scandalized, Read More

November 12, 2018 Day 39 Noon Position: 35 42S 119 39W Course(t)/Speed(kts): SE 7 Wind(t/tws): SWxS 15 Sea(t/ft): S 10 Sky: Stratus clouds cover the sky, but there maybe blue to windward 10ths Cloud Cover: 10 Bar(mb): 1016+, rising Cabin Temp(f): 66 Water Temp(f): 61 Relative Humidity(%): 60 Sail: #2 genoa and main, reaching, Read More

November 11, 2018 Day 38 Noon Position: 34 55S 122 07W Course(t)/Speed(kts): SExE 8 Wind(t/tws): SW 25 – 28 Sea(t/ft): SW 12 Sky: Rain. Low and gray 10ths Cloud Cover: 10 Bar(mb): 1004, rising Cabin Temp(f): 66 Water Temp(f): 60 Relative Humidity(%): 75 Sail: Triple reef in main and #2 genoa, hard reaching Noon-to-Noon, Read More

November 10, 2018 Day 37 Noon Position: 33 01S  124 15W Course(t)/Speed(kts): ESE 5 – 6 Wind(t/tws): SWxW 7 – 10 Sea(t/ft): S7 (big swell; not from here) Sky: Broken cumulus and strato cumulus. A sky that means trouble. 10ths Cloud Cover: 8 Bar(mb): 1010, falling. 1006 by 6pm. Cabin Temp(f): 70 Water Temp(f):, Read More