July 6, 2018 Day 188/18 Noon Position: 39 51N 129 16W Course/Speed: SE3 Wind: WxN4 -6 Bar: 1026, up sharply Sea: W4 Sky: Heavy overcast in morning, clear and sunny now Cabin Temperature: 70 Water Temperature: 61 Sail: Spinnaker and Main, rund dead downwind Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good: 113 Miles this leg: 2,452 Avg., Read More

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July 5, 2018 Day 187/17 Noon Position: 40 31N 131 34W Course/Speed: ESE4-5 Wind: W6-12 Bar: 1017, rising Sea: W4 Sky: CLEAR Cabin Temperature: 68 Water Temperature: 62 Sail: Twins poled out Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good: 150 Miles this leg: 2,339 Avg. Miles this leg: 138 Miles to San Francisco: 445 The low gave, Read More

July 4, 2018 Day 186/16 Noon Position: 42 15N 133 57S Course/Speed: SE7+ Wind: NxE18-20, by 1300, NxE25-32) Bar: 1011, steady Sea: NE8 Sky: Low, gray, rain Cabin Temperature: 67 Water Temperature: 59 Sail: After 1300, main, three reefs; working headsail, two; broad reach on port Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good: 138 Miles this leg:, Read More

July 3, 2018 Day 185/15 Noon Position: 43 48N 136 58W Course/Speed: ESE7+ Wind: WSW17-20 Bar: 1025, falling rapidly Sea: SW5 Sky: Rain most of day, sometimes heavy Cabin Temperature: 63 Water Temperature: 57 Sail: #2 poled to starboard, main to port, broad reach on starboard Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good: 137 Miles this leg:, Read More

July 2, 2018 Day 184/14 Noon Position: 44 45N 139 11W Course/Speed: ESE5-6 Wind: WSW8-10 Bar: 1037, steady Sea: SW <1 Sky: Overcast. As in NO FOG. Cabin Temperature: 74 Water Temperature: 56 Sail: Spinnaker poled out; main other side, running. Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good: 109 Miles this leg: 1,914 Avg. Miles this leg:, Read More

July 1, 2018 Day 184/13 Noon Position: 44 54N 141 43W Course/Speed: ExN3-4 Wind: SW7-9 Bar: 1034 Sea: SW2 Sky: FOG, heavy Cabin Temperature: 74 Water Temperature: 55 Sail: Spinnaker, poled to port. No main. Not enough air. Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good: 117 Miles this leg: 1805 Avg. Miles this leg: 139 We motored, Read More

June 30, 2018 Day 183/12 Noon Position: 44 22N 144 48W Course/Speed: ExN5 Wind: SSW4 Bar: 1030, still rising slowly Sea: SW1 Sky: Heavy fog in the moring give way to overcast Cabin Temperature: 68 Water Temperature: 56 Sail: Motoring Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good: 114 Miles this leg: 1688 Avg. Miles this leg: 141, Read More

June 29, 2018 Day 182/11 Noon Position: 44 01N 146 58W Course/Speed: ExN7 Wind: SW17-20 Bar: 1024, rising Sea: SW6-8 Sky: Fog, low and heavy fog Cabin Temperature: 67 Water Temperature: 54 Sail: #1 full free, #2 full and poled; broad reach to starboard Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good: 142 Miles this leg: 1574 Avg., Read More

June 28, 2018 Day 181/10 Noon Position: 42 28N 149 26W Course/Speed: N5 Wind: WSW10 Bar: 1027, steady Sea: SW3 Sky: Overcast, fog Cabin Temperature: 67 Water Temperature: 56 Sail: Motoring sailing for a few hours to charge batteries. Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good: 138 Miles this leg: 1432 Avg. Miles this leg: 143 Wind, Read More

June 27, 2018 Day 180/9 Noon Position: 40 49N 151 38W Course/Speed: NE6 Wind: WSW10-15 Bar: 1024, steady Sea: SW5 Sky: Fog. Still dense fog. Cabin Temperature: 70 Water Temperature: 57 Sail: Twins still polled. Still running. Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good: 142 Miles this leg: 1294 Avg. Miles this leg: 144 Miraculously, winds are, Read More

This post dedicated to Pam Wall, who consulted with me on Mo’s suit of electronic navigational equipment and who will know, intimately, the foibles of manual navigation. June 26, 2018 Day 179/8 Noon Position: 39 22N 154 00W Course/Speed: ENE7 Wind: SW15-20 Bar: 1023, steady Sea: SW6+ Sky: Fog, drizzle, then more fog Cabin, Read More

  June 25, 2018 Day 179/7 Noon Position: 37 13N 156 00W Course/Speed: NNE7+ Wind: SSW17-20 Bar: 1026, steady Sea: NE/S3 Sky: Overcast, frequent drizzle Cabin Temperature: 72 Water Temperature: 63 Sail: Twins poled out full, running Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good: 169 Miles this leg: 987 Avg. Miles this leg: 141 Mo is not, Read More

June 24, 2018 Day 178/6 Noon Position: 35 00N 158 20W Course/Speed: NNE8 (must have a current with us) Wind: SE14 Bar: 1030, dropping Sea: NE/E8 Sky: Overcast, drizzle Cabin Temperature: 72 Water Temperature: 67 Sail: All plain sail Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good: 159 Miles this leg: 818 Avg. Miles this leg: 136 Wind, Read More

June 23, 2018 Day 177/5 Noon Position: 32 21N 158 35W Course/Speed: N7+ Wind: ENE 17-20 Bar: 1028, steady Sea: Lumpy and steep to 8 feet Sky: Overcast Cabin Temperature: 76 Water Temperature: 74 Sail: double reefed working jib; one reef in main, close reaching to close hauled Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good: 143 Miles, Read More

June 22, 2018 Day 176/4 Noon Position: 29 59N 158 29W Course/Speed: N5 Wind: ENE6 Bar: 1024, steady Sea: NE and W to 1; NW to3 Sky: Overcast with high squalls Cabin Temperature: 82 Water Temperature: 75 Sail: #1 and Main, close reaching Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good: 117 Miles this leg: 516 Avg. Miles, Read More

June 21, 2018 Day 175/3 Noon Position: 28 01N 158 30W Course/Speed: N5 Wind: E5 Bar: 1021, rising Sea: Less than 2 feet Sky: Partly cloudy Cabin Temperature: 84 Water Temperature: 78 Sail: Motoring (needed to charge batteries anyway) Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good: 115 Miles this leg: 399 Avg. Miles this leg: 133 Miles, Read More

June 20, 2018 Day 174/2 Noon Position: 26 08N 158 55W Course/Speed: N7-8 (we must have a beneficial current) Wind: E12-14 Bar: 1017, steady Sea: NE4 Sky: Clear now; high overcast this morning Cabin Temperature: 83 Water Temperature: 72 Sail: All plain sail. Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good: 163 Miles this leg: 284 Avg. Miles, Read More

June 19, 2018 Day 171/1 Noon Position: 23 26N 158 42W Course/Speed: N5 Wind: S8 Bar: 1016, steady Sea: N2 (chop) Sky: Overcast/Squalls and drizzle Cabin Temperature: 84 Water Temperature: 80 Sail: Asymmetrical Spinnaker and main, running dead downwind Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good: 121 Miles this leg: 121 Avg. Miles this leg: 121 Miles, Read More

June 18, 2018 Day 170/0 Noon Position: 21 27N 158 14W Course/Speed: NNW6 Wind: NE9 Bar: 1017 Sea: NE1 Sky:Clear Cabin Temperature: 84 Water Temperature: 82 Sail: All plain sail For procrastinators, “departing is such sweet sorrow” would be better rendered as “departing will be better tomorrow.” In any case, that’s my relationship to, Read More

Day 169/48 Noon Position:20 08N 154 50W Course/Speed: NW6-7 Wind: ExN15-20 Bar: 1020, steady Sea: E4 Sky: Clear, then light Squalls Cabin Temperature: 83 Water Temperature: 78 Sail: All plain sail Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good: 152 Miles this leg: 6,250 Avg. Miles this leg: 130 Miles since departure: 23,354 The overnight ritual of calls, Read More

Day 168/47 Noon Position: 17 43N 153 07W Course/Speed: NNW7 Wind: ENE19 Bar: 1019, steady Sea: E7 Sky: Overcast, squally Cabin Temperature: 82 Water Temperature: 80 Sail: Working sail, one reef, close reaching Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good: 170 (169.5…but I’m taking the half mile. Our best day’s run of this leg!) Miles this leg:, Read More

Day 167/46 Noon Position: 15 06N 151 58W Course/Speed: NNW7+ Wind: E20+ Bar: 1017, steady Sea: E8+ Sky: Clear, a few inconsequential cumulus, so thin as to be translucent Cabin Temperature: 88 Water Temperature: 85 Sail: #1 and Main, one reef each Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good: 161 Miles this leg: 5928 Avg. Miles this, Read More

Day 167/45 Noon Position: 12 36N 151 02W Course/Speed: NNW7 Wind: E12 -15 Bar: 1014, rising before noon, falling after Sea: E3 Sky: Overcast, solid deck with heavy cumulus under Cabin Temperature: 86 Water Temperature: 82 Sail: #1 and Main, full, reaching at between 7 and 8 knots Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good: 149 Miles, Read More