Quick note from Jo and Team F8 before you read through Randall’s report from Moli. First – you should be aware that this whole thing was typed out 160 characters at a time. Team F8 then had to copy and paste each section to build this and upcoming posts. Hence the slightly stilted langage. , Read More

Hey Virtual Voyagers! Quick update for everyone following. Windy TV tracking. Later today (we hope) this should be back up and running due to the awesomness of Tedde and the team at Follow My Challenge. We’re linking our secondary communication system to the Windy TV app. I don’t have an idea of the frequency of, Read More

Hi all! For those who follow Randall on his tracker. Do not panic. He’s fine. His tracker is not. I’m sure you all noticed the stormy weather over the last 24 hours. There were, of course, shenanigans. Randall is drying out and figuring things out and we’re going to try and get the tracker, Read More

Day 96 Noon Position: 47 03S  53 43E Course/Speed: E7 Wind: NW 20 – 30 Sail: Working jib, two reefs Bar: 996 Sea: NW to 12; N to 7 Sky: Clear, for the moment Cabin Temp: 56 Water Temp: 43 Miles last 24-hours: 136 Longitude Miles Made Good: 131 Miles since departure: 13,057 In, Read More

Day 95 Noon Position: 46 48S  50 31E Course/Speed: ESE7 Wind: NNE20 – 25 Sail: two reefs in working jib and three in the main Bar: 1012 Sea: N6 but steep Sky: Overcast with rain Cabin Temp: 52 Water Temp: 41 Miles last 24-hours: 151 Longitude Miles Made Good: 143 Miles since departure: 12,921, Read More

Day 94 Noon Position: 46 45S  47 02E Course/Speed: E7 Wind: NW20 Sail: Big Genoa, poled out (damn but it looks huge) Bar: 1014 Sea: NW6 Sky: Overcast Cabin Temp: 57 Water Temp: 45 Miles last 24-hours: 159 (I set ships clock back an hour, so this was a 23-hour day) Longitude Miles Made, Read More

Day 93 Noon Position: 46 33S  43 26E Course/Speed: E7 Wind: W20+ Sail: Twin headsails poled out Bar: 1015 Sea: W8 Sky: Clear Cabin Temp: 54 Water Temp: 42 Miles last 24-hours: 176 Longitude Miles Made Good: 162 Miles since departure: 12,611 The difficulties of the night have been balanced out by the joys, Read More

We were both working at OpenTable. I remember turning to Andy and saying “Wait! You have a boat? Team building activity!” Poor Andy, I was his new boss, and I don’t think he knew the tornado of energy that had descended into his life. Fortunately for both of us this tornado also understood that, Read More

Day 92 Noon Position: 47 18S  39 28E Course/Speed: E6+ Wind: SWS 15-20 Sail: Full working jib Bar: 1027 Sea: SW8, steep Sky: Overcast Cabin Temp: 50 Water Temp: 38 Miles last 24-hours: 169 Longitude Miles Made Good: 155 Miles since departure: 12,435 This morning at 8 o’clock we passed beneath Marion Island, the, Read More

Day 91 Noon Position: 48 11S  35 41E Course/Speed: ENE7 Wind: SW20 Sail: Working jib out full Bar: 1015 Sea: SW7 Sky: CLEAR! Cabin Temp: 47 Water Temp: 39 Miles last 24-hours: 171 Longitude Miles Made Good: 163 (We made 4 degrees of longitude–only the second time so far.) Miles since departure: 12,266 Mo’s, Read More

Day 90 Noon Position: 48 55S 31 41E Course/Speed: NE7 Wind: W30, gusts to 40 Sail: Storm Jib Bar: 1002 Sea: NW12 Sky: Clear Cabin Temp: 50 Water Temp: 41 Miles last 24-hours: 150 Longitude Miles Made Good: 141 Miles since departure: 12,095 The front, dark and heavy, moved through with rain, but not, Read More

Day 89 Noon Position: 49 22S 28 14E Course/Speed: E5 Wind: N20-25 Sail: Staysail and main Bar: 987 Sea: NW10 Sky: Drizzle and Fog Cabin Temp: 51 Water Temp: 40 Miles last 24-hours: 109 Longitude Miles Made Good: 83 Miles since departure: 11,945 South, south the wind keeps pushing us until we bottom out, Read More

Day 88 Noon Position: 48 29S  26 12E Course/Speed: ESE5 Wind: NE10 Sail: Main and working jib full Bar: 1003 Sea: N4 Sky: FOG. Can see maybe 30 feet past the bow. Cabin Temp: 51 Water Temp: 39 Miles last 24-hours: 144 Longitude Miles Made Good: 138 Miles since departure: 11,845 On deck this, Read More

Day 87 Noon Position: 48 00S 22 49E Course/Speed: E7 Wind: NNW 25 Sail: Main and working jib, both with two reefs Bar: 1006 Sea: NW6 Sky: Overcast Cabin Temp: 52 Water Temp: 38 (!) Miles last 24-hours: 174 Longitude Miles Made Good: 170 (4.24 degrees of longitude–best day by far) Miles since departure:, Read More

Day 86 Noon Position: 48 02S 18 35E Course/Speed: E7 Wind: NW 15-25 Sail: Working jib full, wind on port quarter Bar: 1003 Sea: W10 Sky: Overcast Cabin Temp: 53 Water Temp: 42 Miles last 24-hours: 163 Longitude Miles Made Good: 155 Miles since departure: 11,527 Yesterday. A half day of open blue sky, Read More

No formal blog tonight. An active weather system is moving in during the time I usually write, and I need to be on deck. Spectacular day. Blue sky for its entirety and a nice fast wind. Also our best run in a while: 171 miles over the ground noon to noon and 165 longitude, Read More

Day 84 Noon Position: 47 26S  10 46E Course/Speed: E7 Wind: W20 Sail: Twins, two rolls Bar: 981 Sea: W8 Sky: Overcast Cabin Temp: 50 Water Temp: 42 Miles last 24-hours: 142 (Another 23-hour day due to setting ship’s clock back.) Longitude Made Good: 133 Miles since departure: 11,192 In the morning, the working, Read More

Day 83 Noon Position: 47 40S  7 32E Course/Speed: E7 Wind: NW 15 – 25 Sail: Working jib out full Bar: 993 Sea: NW 8 Sky: Overcast Cabin Temp: 53 Water Temp: 41 Miles last 24-hours: 163 (moved clock back, so this mileage from a 23-hour day) Longitude Made Good: 156 (best day for, Read More

Day 82 Noon Position: 47 21S  3 43E Course/Speed: SSE4 Wind: NNW10 Sail: Twins poled Bar: 1008 Sea: NW 4 Sky: FOG FOG FOG Cabin Temp: 52 Water Temp: 42 Miles last 24-hours: 142 (I set ship’s clock back one hour yesterday; so this represents a 23-hour day. Still disappointing.) Longitude Made Good: 123, Read More

Day 81 Noon Position: 47 24S  0 40E Course/Speed: E6 Wind: NW12 Sail: Working Jib and Main out full; wind abeam Bar: 1011 Sea: NW3 Sky: Rain Cabin Temp: 51 Water Temp: 42 Miles last 24-hours: 160 Longitude Made Good: 145 Miles since departure: 10,745 Today’s post is a video log. Enjoy. PS. In, Read More

Day 79 Noon Position: 47 34S  06 23W Course/Speed: E7 Wind: SW25+ Sail: Working jib, full; wind on starboard quarter Bar: 1005 Sea: SW8 Sky: Fog, then high cloud Cabin Temp: 53 Water Temp: 40 (note much colder) Miles last 24-hours: 142 LMG: 123 Miles since departure: 10,428 The Southern Ocean is working me, Read More

Day 78 Noon Position: 47 22S  09 27W Course/Speed: E6 Wind: N10+ Sail: Big genoa, full main, close reach Bar: 1021 Sea: N3, S4 Sky: Just gray. Gray everywhere Cabin Temp: 53 Water Temp: 47 Miles last 24-hours: 135 LMG: 123 Miles since departure: 10,286 How good it is to have slept well. Just, Read More

Day 77 Noon Position: 47 10N 12 32W Course/Speed: E7 Wind: W15 – 20 Sail: Twins poled out Bar: 1023 Sea: W4 Sky: Overcast Cabin Temp: 57 Water Temp: 45 Miles last 24-hours: 137 (Low mileage due to light wind and that I set ship’s clock back an hour.) Longitude Made Good: 129* Miles, Read More