Monday, August 9, 2010

Sailing Like a Scalded Dog

Well, the wind has come up as forecast. And we have managed to claw our way far enough to windward over the last 24 hours, that we can now fall off a little. So we have eased the sheets, and this old girl (not me, the boat!) really likes these conditions. We have a double-reefed main, the staysail, and about 60% of our genoa out, and we're averaging 7 knots, right on course for Fatu Hiva. Woo hoo!

Sailing On A Close Reach

Dave Hangs On (In Our Nice Dry Cockpit)

The wind is supposed to gradually increase through the night up to about 18 knots, but stay south of east. So we hope we'll have a nice sleighride into the Bay of Virgins (Hanavave) in Fatu Hiva, by about 3pm tomorrow.
At 8/9/2010 6:39 AM (utc) our position was 12°04.59'S 139°40.84'W

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