May 2, 2013
Position: 17°34.97'S 149°37.31' W
Marina Tahina mooring ball A9
LightSpeed is back in Tahiti after 5 days and 3 hours of mostly great sail from covering 794nm from Fatu Hiva, Marquesas to Marina Tahina, Tahiti. The last few hours sailing toward Tahiti we were ripping off 9.3 nautical miles per hour which was a great finish to the voyage. A few highlights of the trip were catching a huge blue marlin, stopping for a night at Toau for snorkeling, stopping for a night at Niau atoll for more snorkeling and hitting 18.5 knots of boat speed on huge surf. Most days we flew a spinnaker and most nights just the jib thus the average speed of only 6.5 knots overall.
Today will be a bit more mundane as the laundry is piling up and the cupboards to be filled for the long voyages ahead.
That's it for now.
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