Day 26  Noon Position: 8 19.58S 127 29.95W  Course/Speed: SE 5 – 6 Wind: ENE 10 – 12 Sail: All plain sail, close hauled to make some easting on this unusual wind. Bar: 1016 Sea: SE 3 Sky: Clear, then some squalls, then clear Cabin Temp: 85 Water Temp: 79 Miles last 24-hours: 142, Read More

Day 25  Noon Position: 6 10.31S 128 12.99W  Course/Speed: SSE 6+ Wind: E 10 – 15 Sail: Working Jib full; Main, two reefs  Bar: 1017 Sea: SE to 6 Sky: Clear Cabin Temp: 86  Water Temp: 79 (note significantly higher then low 70s of last week. Interesting oceanography to explore there.) Miles last 24-hours:, Read More

Day 24  Noon Position: 3 29.46S 128 07.79W  Course/Speed: SSE 7 Wind: E 11 Sail: Full working jib; one reef in main Bar: 1016 Sea: SE 4 Sky: Partly Cloudy Cabin Temp: 85 Water Temp: 77 Miles last 24-hours: 181 a) we went very fast; b) there must be a beneficial current in these, Read More

Day 23 Noon Position: 0 30 84S 127 58.85W  Course/Speed: S 7 Wind: ESE 14 – 20 Sail: Double reef in working jib and main Bar: 1015 Sea: Mostly SE to 8 Sky: Clear Cabin Temp: 82  Water Temp: 73 Miles last 24-hours: 158 Miles since departure: 2803 At 7:30 this morning Pacific Time,, Read More

Day 22 Noon Position: 01 53.52N  127 06.23W Course/Speed: SSW 5 Wind: ESE 12 Sail: Full working jib, reef in main Bar: 1015 Sea: SE 5 Sky: Clear Cabin Temp: 84 Water Temp: 73 Miles last 24-hours: 119 Miles since departure: 2645 It’s been a day of epiphany. Since entering the SE trades and, Read More

Day 21 Noon Position: 3 30.25N 126 00.97W Course/Speed: SW 4 – 5 Wind: SE 11 – 13 Sail: All plain sail.  Bar: 1017 Sea: SE to 6 (These are the reason we can’t get our speed over 5 knots.) Sky: Clear Cabin Temp: 85  Water Temp: 74  Miles last 24-hours: 118 Miles since, Read More

Day 20 Noon Position: 5 00.56N 124 55.59W Course/Speed: SW 5 Wind: SE 20 Sail: Tripple reefed main, double reefed working jib, close hauled Bar: 1013 Sea: SE to 6 and 8 late in the day Sky: Clear Cabin Temp: 84 (79 in the cabin when I woke. A first in days.) Water Temp:, Read More

Day 19 Noon Position: 6 28.43N 123 48.66W Course/Speed: SW 4 – 5 Wind: SE 10 – 16 Sail: Double reefed #2; single reefed main Bar: 1015 Sea: SE lumpy stuff to 5 feet Sky: Overcast. Squally. Cabin Temp: 86 Water Temp: 82  Miles last 24-hours: 99 Miles since departure: 2292 Define trade winds., Read More

Nov 15, 2017 Day 18 Noon Position: 7 29.17N 122 40.90W  Course/Speed: SW 4 Wind: SE 9 Sail: Main and big genoa out Bar: 1014 Sea: SE 3 Sky: Clear, squalls just ahead Cabin Temp: 87 Water Temp: 84  Miles last 24-hours: 97 Miles since departure: 2193 The image that I had been entertaining, Read More

Day 17 (I said 18 in today’s video log. I’m losing count.) Noon Position: 8 56.53N 122 31.87W  Course/Speed: S 2 Wind: ESE 5 Sail: Main and big genoa out Bar: 1017 Sea: SE, long and low rollers Sky: Sunny, open, thunderheads to windward Cabin Temp: 86 Water Temp: 83  Miles last 24-hours: 115, Read More

Day 16 Noon Position: 10 46.05N 122 08.91W Course/Speed: S 6 Wind: ENE 10 Sail: Main and big genoa out; wind on the beam Bar: 1016, rising Sea: SE, long and low rollers Sky: Sunny, open, light cumulus to windward Cabin Temp: 87 Water Temp: 83 (note sea slightly cooler) Miles last 24-hours: 116, Read More

I remember on the Friday before you left thinking “This is a house cleaning day. The sheets are going to be washed.” The process of removing you from the house, almost your ghost like footprint on a pillowcase was happening to quickly for me. I almost didn’t get the sheets washed. But my logical, Read More

Day 15 Noon Position: 12 46.82N  122 03.28W Course/Speed: S 4.5 Wind: 0 Sail: Motoring Bar: 1015, dropping Sea: SE 4, steep, plus others Sky: Sunny in the morning. Then rain. Cabin Temp: 85 Water Temp: 84 Miles last 24-hours: 110 Miles since departure: 1868 I saw movement in the cockpit well when I, Read More

Day 14 Noon Position: 13 57.32N 120 54.69W Course/Speed: SE 6 Wind: ENE 19 – 25 Sail: Two reefs in working jib, two reefs in main. Then, deeply reefed jib  Bar: 1013, dropping Sea: NE 4 – 8 Sky: Fully overcast. Squally Cabin Temp: 88 Water Temp: 84 Miles last 24-hours: 142 Miles since, Read More

Short post tonight I as am beat. 165 miles noon to noon. Best day yet, this on a double reefed headsail and same for the main in trades sometimes reaching the mid 20s. Seas steep to 8 feet. Decks awash. Yesterday the Watt and Sea hydrogenerator downhaul lanyard parted. This is a small loop of, Read More

Day 12 Noon Position: 18 39.15N 122 42.11W Course/Speed: SE 7+ Wind: NE 19 – 22 Sail: Two reefs in working jib, reef in main. Bar: 1017 and dropping (1015 by 3pm) Sea: NE 4 – 8 Sky: Clear Cabin Temp: 85 Water Temp: 80 Miles last 24-hours: 161 Miles since departure: 1451 All, Read More

Day 11 Noon Position: 20 50.49N 123 21.06W Course/Speed: SE 7 Wind: NE 18 Sail: Working jib, reef in main. True wind abeam; apparent running about 70 degrees Bar: 1019 Sea: NE 4 Sky: Clear Cabin Temp: 80 Water Temp: 78 Miles last 24-hours: 141 (!) Miles since departure: 1254 Thus far the wind, Read More

Day 10 Noon Position: 22 50.06N, 125 35.93W Course/Speed: SE 1 – 2 Wind: E 6 Sail: All plain sail Bar: 1021 Sea: Very lumpy from SE Sky: Clear with cloud at all horizons Cabin Temp: 82 Water Temp: 76 Miles last 24-hours: 88 Miles since departure: 1113 If it is true that all, Read More