Friday, April 5, 2013

Off to Namena for a Weekend of Diving

Wahoo, great weather for a shakedown sail to Namena!

We spent a very short week trying to finish up projects and get the boat put back together for sailing. The arch is pretty much complete. We've got new bright LED cabin lights (twice the light at 20% the power), and for the first time in a year, I have light on my side of the bunk!!

Dave spent the last 2 days doing small things... equalizing batteries, checking out the engine, putting things away. While I worked on catching up with internet and finances (we still haven't filed our taxes...), and provisioning.

Meanwhile, Jerry's new crew, Ulyana, joined Challenger just before Easter, and she spent the last week getting dive certified. Jerry wanted to take her on a little shakedown cruise, and we all wanted to get out and dive Namena one more time before we leave Fiji.

We got the genoa up this morning, pulled out of Savusavu at about 9:30, and are under full sail for the first time since we took the genoa down in September. We are doing almost 7 knots with a about 15 knots on the beam.

We'll be back in to Savusavu on Monday to finish provisioning and preparing for our trip north to the Marshall Islands. No internet for a few days.


At 04/05/2013 10:42 PM (utc) our position was 16°51.65'S 179°14.60'E

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