December 28, 2018 Day 85 Noon Position: 45 45S 16 51E Course(t)/Speed(kts): SExS 7 Wind(t/tws): NWxN 17 – 22 Sea(t/ft): W 10 Sky: Stratus; flat gray sky 10ths Cloud Cover: 10 Bar(mb): 1011 falling Cabin Temp(f): 63 Water Temp(f): 48 Relative Humidity(%): 66 Sail: #2 genoa to windward and poled out; #1 genoa to, Read More

Front Coming December 27, 2018 Day 84 Noon Position: 44 32S  13 19E Course(t)/Speed(kts): SExS 6 Wind(t/tws): WxS 15 Sea(t/ft): Mixed to 3 feet Sky: Puffy cumulus and moderate squalls 10ths Cloud Cover: 5 Bar(mb): 1014, rising Cabin Temp(f): 57 Water Temp(f): 59 Relative Humidity(%): 60 (dry) Sail: Working jib poled to windward, main;, Read More

December 26, 2018 Day 83 Noon Position: 44 18S  10 20W Course(t)/Speed(kts): SxE 3 Wind(t/tws): ENE 7 Sea(t/ft): Mixed to 3 Sky: Rain 10ths Cloud Cover: 10 Bar(mb): 997, rising Cabin Temp(f): 54 Water Temp(f): 46 Relative Humidity(%): 80 Sail: Close reaching under working jib and main. Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good (nm): 131 Miles, Read More

December 25, 2018 Day 82 Noon Position: 43 24S  07 34E Course(t)/Speed(kts): ExN 6 Wind(t/tws): SWxW 14 – 17 Sea(t/ft): W 6 Sky: Light Cumulus alternating to clear 10ths Cloud Cover: 10 Bar(mb): 1006, steady Cabin Temp(f): 61 Water Temp(f): 48 Relative Humidity(%): 65 (51 by end of day. Can feel the dryness in, Read More

December 24, 2018 Day 81 Noon Position: 43 50S  03 51E Course(t)/Speed(kts): E 6-7 Wind(t/tws): W 11-17 Sea(t/ft): W 10 Sky: Overcast (later clears, light fluffy cumulus) 10ths Cloud Cover: 10 / 5 Bar(mb): 998, rising Cabin Temp(f): 57 Water Temp(f): 48 Relative Humidity(%): 81 Sail: Twins poled out full, running Noon-to-Noon Miles Made, Read More

December 23, 2018 Day 80 Noon Position: 43 21S  00 42E Course(t)/Speed(kts): ExS 6+ Wind(t/tws): WNW 20 – 27 Sea(t/ft): NW W SW to 12 Sky: Thin stratus 10ths Cloud Cover: 4 Bar(mb): 1002, steady Cabin Temp(f): 61 Water Temp(f): 50 Relative Humidity(%): 75 Sail: Double reefed working jib Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good (nm):, Read More

December 22, 2018 Day 79 Noon Position: 43 05S 02 45W Course(t)/Speed(kts): E 5 Wind(t/tws): WxN 25 (40 in squalls) Sea(t/ft): W 10 – 12 Sky: Clear, then squalls 10ths Cloud Cover: 8 Bar(mb): 1000 Cabin Temp(f): 61 Water Temp(f): 50 Relative Humidity(%): 69 Sail: Working jib full or reefs, depending on squalls Noon-to-Noon, Read More

December 21, 2018 Day 78 Noon Position: 43 12S 06 11W Course(t)/Speed(kts): ENE 6 Wind(t/tws): NWxN 24 – 28 Sea(t/ft): N and NW to 10 Sky: Clear. Not a cloud. By 5:30pm, rain. 10ths Cloud Cover: 0 Bar(mb): 998, falling Cabin Temp(f): 63 Water Temp(f): 52 Relative Humidity(%): 74 Sail: Double reefed headsail Noon-to-Noon, Read More

December 20, 2018 Day 77 Noon Position: 43 58S  09 13W Course(t)/Speed(kts): ENE 7 Wind(t/tws): WxS 25 – 30 Sea(t/ft): NW and W to 15 Sky: Rain 10ths Cloud Cover: 10 Bar(mb): 995+, rising Cabin Temp(f): 55 Water Temp(f): 50 Relative Humidity(%): 79 Sail: Working headsail, 3 reefs. Broad reach to a run. Noon-to-Noon, Read More

December 19, 2018 Day 76 Noon Position: 43 58S 13 17W Course(t)/Speed(kts): ENE 8 Wind(t/tws): SWxW 25 – 33 Sea(t/ft): W 8, SW and NW smaller but apparent Sky: Clear. YES, clear. 10ths Cloud Cover: 0 Bar(mb): 994, rising (we’re in between systems) Cabin Temp(f): 57 Water Temp(f): 48 Relative Humidity(%): 69. By mid, Read More

December 18, 2018 Day 75 Noon Position: 44 44S 16 08W Course(t)/Speed(kts): ENE 6 Wind(t/tws): SWxW 13 – 16 Sea(t/ft): W 6 Sky: Partly Sunny. Wow. 10ths Cloud Cover: 7 Bar(mb): 1005+ Cabin Temp(f): 61 Water Temp(f): 46 Relative Humidity(%): 72 Sail: Twins poled out full. Dead run. Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good (nm): 155, Read More

December 17, 2018 Day 74 Noon Position: 45 01S 19 46W Course(t)/Speed(kts): E 7 Wind(t/tws): W 16 – 20 Sea(t/ft): NW 6 Sky: Overcast. Sun broke out for five minutes today. 10ths Cloud Cover: 10 Bar(mb): 999+, rising Cabin Temp(f): 57 Water Temp(f): 47 Relative Humidity(%): 80 Sail: Twin headsails poled out full. Running., Read More

December 16, 2018 Day 73 Noon Position: 44 38N 23 16W Course(t)/Speed(kts): SExE 7-8 Wind(t/tws): N 28-33 Sea(t/ft): N12; SW10 Sky: Overcast (has been raining hard) 10ths Cloud Cover: 10 Bar(mb): 1000 (gets all the way down to 993 by evening) Cabin Temp(f): 57 Water Temp(f): 46 Relative Humidity(%): 85 Sail: Working genoa, well, Read More

December 15, 2018 Day 72 Noon Position: 43 21S 26 30W Course(t)/Speed(kts): E 6 Wind(t/tws): NNW 12 Sea(t/ft): NW 2; SW 4 Sky: Overcast. Dull gray. Hard to remember anything different 10ths Cloud Cover: 10 Bar(mb): 1023, falling Cabin Temp(f): 61 Water Temp(f): 54 Relative Humidity(%): 71 Sail: working jib and main full, reaching, Read More

December 12, 2018 Day 69 Noon Position: 44 57S  28 57W Course(t)/Speed(kts): ExN 8 Wind(t/tws): WSW 20 – 25 Sea(t/ft): W 6 Sky: Overcast. A light mist. 10ths Cloud Cover: 10 Bar(mb): 1002+ Cabin Temp(f): 57 Water Temp(f): 52 Relative Humidity(%): 83 Sail: Twins poled out, reefed by half. Wind slightly on starboard quarter., Read More

Title: Don’t Do … That! December 11, 2018 Day 68 Noon Position: 45 36S  32 43W Course(t)/Speed(kts): E 7 Wind(t/tws): NW 15 Sea(t/ft): NW 3 Sky: FOG. A solid 24 hours of fog! 10ths Cloud Cover: 10 Bar(mb): 1011, falling Cabin Temp(f): 61 Water Temp(f): 51 Relative Humidity(%): 83 Sail: Working jib and main,, Read More

December 10, 2018 Day 67 Noon Position: 44 26S  35 18W Course(t)/Speed(kts): SE 5 Wind(t/tws): NWxN 12 Sea(t/ft): SW 4 Sky: Dense deck of cloud plus fog 10ths Cloud Cover: 10 Bar(mb): 1014+, steady Cabin Temp(f): 59 Water Temp(f): 51 Relative Humidity(%): 80 Sail: Twins poled out full since yesterday afternoon. Noon-to-Noon Miles Made, Read More

December 9, 2018 Day 66 Noon Position: 44 32S  37 36W Course(t)/Speed(kts): ExN 7 Wind(t/tws): W 20 – 257 Sea(t/ft): NW 8 – 10 Sky: Total Cement, rain earlier 10ths Cloud Cover: 10 Bar(mb): 1001, rising Cabin Temp(f): 61 Water Temp(f): 54 Relative Humidity(%): 82 Sail: Working jib, three reefs (due to much higher, Read More

December 8, 2018 Day 65 Noon Position: 44 23S 40 47W Course(t)/Speed(kts): ExN 6 Wind(t/tws): SSW 25 – 30 Sea(t/ft): SW 10+ Sky: Light Cumulus 10ths Cloud Cover: 6 Bar(mb): 1002, rising Cabin Temp(f): 59 Water Temp(f): 54 Relative Humidity(%): 71 Sail: Working jib with three reefs, broad reach. Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good (nm):, Read More

December 7, 2018 Day 64 Noon Position: 44 25S 43 51W Course(t)/Speed(kts): E 4 Wind(t/tws): SWxS 14 Sea(t/ft): SE  10 Sky: Clear here; a front moving in from the S, the next system 10ths Cloud Cover: 5 Bar(mb): 1008+, falling with purpose (1002+ as I type five hours later) Cabin Temp(f): 59 Water Temp(f):, Read More

Day 63 Time: 1600 local (gmt-3) Position: 45 52S 44 18W Only time for a post card tonight. Mo is working through the southerly arm of a low to the N. Forecast of 30 has built to a standing 35 to 45 with winds mostly over 40. SE is becoming slowly S wind and, Read More

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