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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Day 7



We are making tracks with the winds now 15 – 20 kn from behind. Interlude will do half wind speed with the wing and wind sail configuration. The seas however have been quite confused with swell directions from two distant storms and the local wind waves converging. This gives us quite a rolly, bumpy ride that Katie describes as being in the worst turbulence you have ever experienced on an airplane but it doesn’t stop. We finally took the whisker pole down, changed course slightly south and now have smoother ride on a broad reach. We also noticed the pole had chafed thru the genoa sheet chafe cover over the past three days (this is a common issue). The load bearing core of the sheet is made from Spectra which is very strong and inherently chafe resistant so there was no danger of the line parting anytime soon. Kurt put a new sacrificial cover on the sheet while Katie baked a fresh banana/chocolate chip bread.

On May 21, 2024, our position at

1200 local

1200 PDT

0700 NZST (May 21)


21d49.0m N, 136d03.9m W

24 hr noon to noon:   207nm

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