Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Passage Tarawa to Majuro

Passage recap: 384 nm in 66 hours (2 3/4 days), for an average speed of 5.8 knots. The trip was close on the wind the whole way, but not terrible. We kept up more sail than we usually would, because we were trying to get in in time to check in on Friday.

We didn't notice much current ourselves, but others have remarked on the current.

Our route was to stay east as much as possible, without having to actually go east of the islands on the way to Majuro. The course is generally 345 degrees, but we varied our course from 325 to 360 based on the wind and land situation, using waypoints on the NW tips of Butaritari and Mili as intermediate points. We were worried about the last bit between Mili and Majuro, but the wind swung a little more east (vs ENE), and the last leg we were worrying about was no trouble at all.

We got into the Majuro mooring field about 12:30pm on Friday, and we finished with Customs and Immigration by about 3pm.
At 05/10/2013 1:21 AM (utc) our position was 07°06.22'N 171°22.34'E

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