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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Underway Day 15 LightSpeed Sailing from Marshall Islands to North America

July 11, 2014 @ 9:30am or (UTC July 10 @ 2130)

Day 15 LightSpeed Sailing from Marshall Islands to North America


Underway position: 14 25N 170 00E

Distance:
93nm day/510nm total

Weather:
Wind 17 @ 082T
40 % Cloud cover
Air Temp 86F
1011.5 mbar
Air temp 86
Sea temp 86

The first few days of a multi day trip are always the hardest as it takes time for the mind and body to slowly adjust to the constant movement and lack of sleep. Yesterday, Kathy and I were both feeling a little sea sick, but today were fine minus the general malaise of not enough rest. It's usually a few days until the body is tired enough to sleep through the jolting crash of a extra big wave, until then a solid sleep will be but a fleeting memory.

Since our last report we averaged 6 knots of boat speed and have more or less gone due north. It could have been closer to 7, but around 2am I was tired of banging around and furled the jib, dropping our speed to 4-5 knots until 7:30 this morning.

Moving forward I plan to post just once daily. Our position report to Yotreps (call sign WDF2150) and this blog update will hopefully both go out at noon local or 0000UTC


That's it for now.

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