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

Day 166/44 Noon Position: 10 18N 150 04W Course/Speed: NNW6-7 Wind: E5 Sky: Overcast. High haze to windward; clear to leeward Cabin Temperature: 88 Water Temperature: 83 Sail: Working sail, single reefs Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good: 130 Miles this leg: 5,618 Avg. Miles this leg: 125 Miles since departure: 22,723 A night worthy of, Read More

Day 166/44 Noon Position: 08 16N 149 19W Course/Speed: NNE3 Wind: SE9 Bar: 1013, rising Sea: NE 6-8; SE 3-4. Vile combo in such little wind. Sky: Partly cloudy; squalls to windward. Cabin Temperature: 88 Water Temperature: 84 Sail: All plain sail. Slatting terribly. Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good: 136 Miles this leg: 5,488 Avg., Read More

Day 164/42 Noon Position: 03 53S 149 46W Course/Speed: NNE6+ Wind: SE14. An hour later EXS 20 – 25 Bar: 1011, falling Sea: E4 Sky: White cumulus cover the sky. An hour later, low and gray squall clouds. Cabin Temperature: 89 Water Temperature: 84 Sail: All plain sail; Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good: 145 Miles, Read More

Day 163/41 Noon Position: 01 43N 150 52W Course/Speed: NNE4 Wind: SExE 7-10 Bar: 1009, steady Sea: E4 Sky: Overcast (alto cumulus and cumulus) Cabin Temperature: 88 Water Temperature: 84 Sail: All plain sail, reaching. Just after noon, up went the #1, Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good: 131 Miles this leg: 5,076 Avg. Miles this, Read More

Day 162/40 Noon Position: 00 90S 152 00W Course/Speed: NNE6+ Wind: SE13-17 Bar: 1010, steady Sea: E5 Sky: Clear Cabin Temperature: 87 Water Temperature: 82 Sail: All plain sail Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good: 150 Miles this leg: 4,944 Avg. Miles this leg: 124 Miles since departure: 22,050 Early this afternoon Mo and I crossed, Read More

Day 159/37 Noon Position: 06 58S 154 05W Course/Speed: N5-6 Wind: E15-18 (20 – 25 all afternoon) Bar: 1011, falling Sea: E5 Sky: Cumulus to 20% Cabin Temperature: 89 Water Temperature: 84 Sail: #2 jib full; main one reef, close reaching (double reefs in the afternoon) Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good: 137 Miles this leg:, Read More

Day 158/36 Noon Position: 09 15S 154 10W Course/Speed: NNE6+ Wind: ESE20 Bar: 1010, falling Sea: E6-8 Sky: Cumulus to 50% Cabin Temperature: 88 Water Temperature: 85 Sail: #2 jib, 1 reef; main, 2 reefs, close reaching Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good: 139 (I moved ship’s clock ahead one hour; so, a 23 hour day.), Read More

Day 157/35 Noon Position: 11 22S 155 07W Course/Speed: NNE6 Wind: E13-17 Bar: 1010, falling Sea: E6 Sky: Cumulus 20% Cabin Temperature: 86 Water Temperature: 85 Sail: Working Jib, one reef; Main one reef, close reaching on starboard Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good: 139 Miles this leg: 4,236 Avg. Miles this leg: 121 Miles since, Read More

Day 155/33 Noon Position: 15 39S 155 49W Course/Speed: N6+ Wind: E16-18 Bar: 1015, falling Sea: E6-8 Sky: Cumulus to 10% of sky, quite variable throughout day Cabin Temperature: 86 Water Temperature: 84 Sail: #2 genoa, one reef; main; one reef, close reaching Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good: 149 Miles this leg: 3,977 Avg. Miles, Read More

Day 154/32 Noon Position: 18 02S 156 32W Course/Speed: NNE6+ Wind: ESE14-18 Bar: 1016, falling Sea: E5 Sky: Tropical Cumulus; 30% of sky Cabin Temperature: 84 Water Temperature: 83 (wow. warm) Sail: #2 full and Main with one reef; close reaching on starboard Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good: 138 Miles this leg: 3,828 Avg. Miles, Read More

Day 153/31 Noon Position: 20 10S 157 26W Course/Speed: NNW3 Wind: ENE4 Bar: 1016, falling Sea: ENE3-4 Sky: Puffy Cumulus to 20% Cabin Temperature: 83 Water Temperature: 82 Sail: #1 and Main, close reaching; added little staysail in the afternoon Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good: 103 Miles this leg: 3,690 Avg. Miles this leg: 119, Read More

Day 152/30 Noon Position: 21 52S 157 33W Course/Speed: NNW4 Wind: NE8 Bar: 1015, falling Sea: NE3 Sky: Typical tropical cumulus, but small Cabin Temperature: 83 Water Temperature: 79 Sail: #1 genoa and main, close hauled on starboard Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good: 106 Miles this leg: 3,587 Avg. Miles this leg: 120 Miles since, Read More

Day 151/29 Noon Position: 23 58S 157 28W Course/Speed: NNW5 Wind: ENE9 Bar: 1018 Sea: NE3 Sky: Overcast; but squall complex with rain Cabin Temperature: 80 Water Temperature: 78 Sail: Close reaching with big genoa and main Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good: 68 (It doesn’t help when you tack most of a day over your, Read More

Day 150/28 Noon Position: 25 06S 157 05W Course/Speed: NW5 Wind: NNE7 Bar: 1018, falling Sea: NNE3-5, sloppy chop Sky: Weird mix of stratus, cumulus and squalls Cabin Temperature: 79 Water Temperature: 76 Sail: #2, full; main, full; close hauled to starboard Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good: 92 Miles this leg: 3,412 Avg. Miles this, Read More

Day 149/27 Noon Position: 26 31S 156 37W Course/Speed: N5.5 Wind: NNW4 Bar: 1019, falling Sea: W3 Sky: Hazy, high stratus, otherwise clear Cabin Temperature: 78 Water Temperature: 74 Sail: Motoring Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good: 108 Miles this leg: 3,321 Avg. Miles this leg: 123 Miles since departure: 20,565 It will be intersting to, Read More

Day 148/26 Noon Position: 27 46S 155 10W Course/Speed: NW6 Wind: NNE13 Bar: 1021, falling Sea: NE4 Sky: Partly Cloudy Cabin Temperature: 77 Water Temperature: 74 Sail: Full working sail, close hauled on starboard Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good: 136 Miles this leg: 3213 Avg. Miles this leg: 124 Miles since departure: 20,457 One effect, Read More

Day 147/25 Noon Position: 29 56S 154 27W Course/Speed: N5 Wind: ENE10-13 Bar: 1024, steady Sea: NE3 Sky: Alternating between puffy cumulus and squall clouds Cabin Temperature: 75 Water Temperature: 71 Sail: Working jib and main, full, close hauled Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good: 128 Miles this leg: 3,077 Avg. Miles this leg: 123 Miles, Read More

Day 146/24 Noon Position: 32 04S 154 12W Course/Speed: N5 Wind: SSE4 Bar: 1027, falling (slowly) Sea: S5, N3 (both old) Sky: Puffy Cumulus Cabin Temperature: 75 Water Temperature: 69 Sail: Motoring Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good: 96 Miles this leg: 2,949 Avg. Miles this leg: 123 Miles since departure: 20,193 I woke to a, Read More

Day 145/23 Noon Position: 33 38S 154 22W Course/Speed: N3 Wind: SSW5 Bar: 1029, steady Sea: S6, N4 Sky: Clear, cumulus on horizon Cabin Temperature: 71 Water Temperature: 67 Sail: Spinnaker and Main, Broad Reach Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good: 105 (again) Miles this leg: 2,853 Avg. Miles this leg: 124 Miles since departure: 20,097, Read More