Day 141/19 Noon Position: 37 18S 162 22W Course/Speed: ENE2 Wind: SW3-6 Bar: 1027, steady Sea: SW6…still old rollers from S Sky: Squalls; otherwise clear Cabin Temperature: 66 Water Temperature: 63 Sail: Twins poled; then spinnaker and main Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good: 97 Miles this leg: 2,400 Avg. Miles this leg: 126 Miles since, Read More

Day 140/18 Noon Position: 37 39S 164 21W Course/Speed: E6 Wind: SW6 Bar: 1026, steady Sea: SW8, big slow rollers from down south Sky: Squalls Cabin Temperature: 71 Water Temperature: 63 Sail: Motoring Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good: 106 Miles this leg: 2304 Avg. Miles this leg: 128 Miles since departure: 19,546 My tactic was, Read More

Day 139/17 Noon Position: 38 12S 166 30W Course/Speed: NE7 Wind: SSW 20-25 Bar: 1024, steady Sea: SW6, lumpy, but fun to watch Sky: Cloud, squally, some rain Cabin Temperature: 67 Water Temperature: 64 Sail: working jib, two reefs; main, two reefs, broad reach Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good: 150 Miles this leg: 2,198 Avg., Read More

Day 137/15 Noon Position: 41 39S 171 12W Course/Speed: E6 Wind: SW15 Bar: 1023, steady Sea: SW4 Sky: Clear Cabin Temperature: 71 Water Temperature: 61 Sail: Twins poled out and full Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good: 152 Miles this leg: 1,887 Avg. Miles this leg: 126 Miles since departure: 19,142 Overnight only one squall required, Read More

Day 136/14 Noon Position: 43 25S 173 40W Course/Speed: NE7 Wind: WXN25 Bar: 1007, steady Sea:n NW8 Sky: High Cumulus Cabin Temperature: 63 Water Temperature: 60 Sail: Broad reach with two reefs in working jib and main Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good: 143 Miles this leg: 1,735 Avg. Miles this leg: 124 Miles since departure:, Read More

Hi folks! Quick update from Team Figure 8 now that Randall and Moli are clearly hitting their stride. The Tracker – for those of you checking the tracker on a regular basis you’ll notice that we switched from a continuous line to dots on the map. We needed to make the switch due to, Read More

Day 135/13 Noon Position: 44 39S 176 30W Course/Speed: ENE6 Wind: NNW25-30 Bar: 1015, dropping a point per hour Sea: NW8 Sky: Dark, rain, more dark Cabin Temperature: 60 Water Temperature: 57 Sail: working jib, three reefs; main, three reefs, reaching Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good: 160 Miles this leg: 1,592 Avg. Miles this leg:, Read More

Day 134/12 Noon Position: 44 31S 179 45E Course/Speed: E5 Wind: NNE13 Bar: 1027, steady Sea: NE2 Sky: Overcast Cabin Temperature: 58 Water Temperature: 55 Sail: Working jib and main full, close hauled Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good: 43 Miles this leg: 1,432 Avg. Miles this leg: 119 Miles since departure: 18,687 Consider for a, Read More

Day 133/11 Noon Position: 44 52S 178 51E Course/Speed: NMNE4 Wind: SSW10 Bar: 1027, steady Sea: W5+ (old rollers) Sky: Partly Cloudy Cabin Temperature: 60 Water Temperature: 55 Sail: Twins poled out ful. Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good: 127 Miles this leg: 1,389 Avg. Miles this leg: 126 Miles since departure: 18,644 I came on, Read More

Day 132/10 Noon Position: 45 52S 176 12E Course/Speed: ENE5 Wind: WSW10-15 Bar: 1022, steady Sea: W3 Sky: Overcast Cabin Temperature: 59 Water Temperature: 53 Sail: Twins headsails, poled out, full Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good: 145 Miles this leg: 1262 Avg. Miles this leg: 126 Miles since departure: 18,517 A gray boat sliding above, Read More

Day 131/9 Noon Position: 46 47S 172 57E Course/Speed: ENE 7 Wind: W15-20 Bar: 1016, steady Sea: W5 Sky: Overcast Cabin Temperature: 56 Water Temperature: 50 Sail: Twin headsails, poled out Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good: 148 Miles this leg: 1,117 Avg. Miles this leg: 124 Miles since departure: 18,372 “I know what your problem, Read More

Day 130/8 Noon Position: 47 42S 169 36E Course/Speed: NE7 Wind:WSW20 Bar: 1003, rising Sea: W10 Sky: Broken, clearing Cabin Temperature: 55 Water Temperature: 49 Sail: Twin headsails poled out Noon to Noon Miles Made Good: 156 (now that’s more like it; over twice the distance of the last two days combined) Miles this, Read More

Day 129/7 Noon Position: 47 34S 166 07E Course/Speed: SE 7-8 Wind: WNW to 20 Bar: 1009 Sea: W5 Sky: Broken but lots of sun now; front visible astern Cabin Temperature: 55 Water Temperature: 54 Sail: Twins poled out Noon to Noon Miles Made Good: 62 (We sailed 140 to gain those 62.) Miles, Read More

Day 128/6 Noon Position: 47 00S 164 28E Course/Speed: E4 Wind: SSE11 Bar: 1016 Sea: SE4 Sky: Overcast Cabin Temperature: 55 Water Temperature: 54 Sail: All plain sail, close hauled starboard Noon to Noon Miles Made Good: 42 (ah, the pleasure of working up wind) Miles this leg: 751 Avg. Miles this leg: 125, Read More

Day 128/5 Noon Position: 46 39S 163 36E Course/Speed: SE5 Wind: S15 Bar: 1023 Sea: S4 Sky: Broken, sometimes squally Cabin Temperature: 56 Water Temperature: 54 Sail: Working jib, full; main, one reef, close hauled on starboard Noon to Noon Miles Made Good: 138 Miles this leg: 709 Avg. Miles this leg: 142 Miles, Read More

Day 128/4 Noon Position: 46 21S 160 17E Course/Speed: E7 Wind: SSW 25 Bar: 1013 Sea: SW5 Sky: Clear with puffy cumulus Cabin Temperature: 59 Water Temperature: 52 Sail: Working jib, 3 reefs; main, 2 reefs, close hauled Noon to Noon Miles Made Good: 143 Miles this leg: 571 Avg. Miles this leg: 143, Read More

As it is with the news, we were only told about an hour before airing that an update from our friendly NBC reporter Joe that Randall and the update on his story would be on the 6pm local news station. Want to watch. You can check out the brief update here. And yes, they’re, Read More

Day 127/3 this leg Noon Position: 45 47S 156 56E Course/Speed: ESE7 Wind: NW20 Bar: 1006 Sea: NW5 Sky: RAIN! Cabin Temperature: 60 Water Temperature: 53 Sail: One reef working jib, One reef main; wind port quarter Noon to Noon Miles Made Good: 133 Miles this leg: 428 Avg. Miles this leg: 143 Miles, Read More

Day 126 (Day 2 of this leg) Noon Position: 44 58S 153 59E Course/Speed: ESE4 Wind: W10 Bar: 1013 steady Sea: W3 Sky: Squally Cabin Temperature: 65 Water Temperature: 55 Sail: Wing and wing with main and working jib Noon to Noon Miles Made Good: 150 Miles this leg: 295 Avg. Miles this leg:, Read More

Day 125 (Day 1 of this leg) Noon Position: 44.00S 150.46E Course/Speed: ESE7 Wind: N20 Bar: 1014 and falling Sea: N4 Sky: Scattered cloud and haze Cabin Temperature: 69 Water Temperature: 60 Sail: Working headsail, one reef; Main, one reef Noon to Noon Miles Made Good: 145 Miles this leg: 145 Avg. Miles this, Read More

Well, if you’re following the tracker,¬†you’ll know that Mo and Randall left for San Francisco yesterday. And very quickly turned around and came back. What’s the problem? Well the AIS antenna (tested before he left) apparently is not doing what it’s supposed to do. Sailing 9000 something miles back to San Francisco with no, Read More

Hey virtual voyagers! First, thanks to all the people who’ve reached out about Randall’s news to check in and see if I’m ok with the decision to basically extend the project by a whole extra year. I’m 100% in support of the plan. And for those of you who know me well, you know, Read More

March 29, 2018 I shot the following video on March 4th, two weeks after the knockdowns previously discussed. It’s day 110 of the Figure 8 Voyage, day 50 of this leg, and by now I’ve decided to put into Hobart, Tasmania, for repairs. The race is on. If I can make the remaining 2058, Read More