July 9, 2014 @ 7:00am or (UTC July 8 @ 1900)
Day 13 LightSpeed Sailing from Marshall Islands to North America
Anchorage position: 12 14.68N 170 07.92E
0nm day/360nm total
Wind 18 ENE
80 % Cloud cover with a few rain showers
Air Temp 83F
Seas: inside lagoon nil
Sea temp 86F
Yesterday, major squalls with wind gusts to 41 knots and lots of heavy rain. We analyzed the weather extensively running scenarios using Viewfax and then more in depth studies with QTVLM. We'll check the GRIBs again this morning and see how things look. Some big squalls are visible on the horizon and the wind is more NE, but less than 20 knots for the moment.
Otherwise we idled the day away with a swim to polish the bottom of the boat and propellers, played Scrabble and read books made pizza for dinner and watched Homeland season 1 episode 6.
That's it for now.
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