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Friday, July 11, 2014

Underway Day 16 LightSpeed Sailing from Marshall Islands to North America

July 12, 2014 @ 7:30am or (UTC July 11 @ 1930)

Day 16 LightSpeed Sailing from Marshall Islands to North America


Underway position: 14 25N 170 00E

Distance:
143nm day/653nm total

Course 000
Speed avg 6.3

Weather:
Wind 17 @ 082T
40 % Cloud cover
Air Temp 86F
1012 mbar
Air temp 86
Sea temp 86

Plenty of squalls overnight would have us ripping along upto 12 knots then nearly becalmed banging around in the swells waiting for the wind to fill back in. Still running a storm size jib and double reef main. Definitely looking forward to any point of sail other than close on the wind.

Still heading due north and currently within a few hundred miles of Wake Island which lies to our west.

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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