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A family travels from Florida to New Zealand aboard their St Francis 50 catamaran
Day 14
04/14/2008, Pacific Ocean

Are you as tired of reading about nothing as I am about writing about nothing? We are trying to predict our landfall but it is difficult as we are loosing our wind. The prediction is only 10 knots for the next 42 hours. So depending on wind we hope to arrive the afternoon of the 17th or the morning of the 18th. Perhaps the afternoon of the 18th? The different scenarios play though my so called mind. Some data: We fly the spinnaker for the 4th day in a row. The bird is on his/her 11th day. He/she has traveled approximately 2000 miles with us. 547 miles to go. Rien de tres nouveau, le vent est leger, nous esperons arriverle 17 apres-midi ou 18 au matin, plus que quelques jours!!!!!!

04/14/2008 | Paul
Like the updates, hope to see a picture of the bird. Sounds like you are having a great time.
Day 13
04/13/2008, Pacific Ocean

738 miles to go. We are flying the spinnaker for the third day in a row. 199 miles yesterday, our average is 198.8 miles per day making yesterday a average day. The booby has been with us for 10 days or so now, we are discussing how to get rid of him/her upon landfall if it does not leave voluntarily. Rien de nouveau a l'horizon, mais un beau ciel bleu et le vent est dans la bonne direction a 15-18 noeuds, que demander de mieux.... Fatu Hiva .....

04/13/2008 | Pat Reischmann
Been following the website, looks like you are having a great time, keep me posted on how the boat is doing,
Day 12
04/12/2008, Pacific Ocean

Not much new to report which is fine by me, I am not looking for excitement here. Wind and weather continue to be great. We have the spinnaker up again today. 930 miles to go. Tout va bien, rien de nouveau, tres beau temps, avec le spi nous naviguons a une moyenne de 9 noeuds!

04/13/2008 | Derek Morrison
Just wondering why you are so far north. At this time of year I would imagine you would find better winds at about 8 degrees North. Someone told me they saw Safari (our st francis 48) on your site, but its in mothballs back at the factory. My wife, Carol and our 3 kids took off ftom St Francis in 2003 and returned in 2006. What an adventure. We wish you the same
Day 11
04/11/2008, Pacific Ocean

Winds are switching more to the east so this morning trying different sail combinations. Now we are sailing with the spinnaker up. 1112 miles to go. aujourd'hui pour la premiere fois, nous pouvons essayer le spi, le vent est presque en arriere/grand largue, le vent entre 16 et 18 noeuds. L'oiseau est toujours la et le nettoyage quotidien aussi! Les enfants essayent de passer ces longues journees a travailler un peu en avance afin de vraiment profiter des Marquises!

Day 10
04/10/2008, Pacific Ocean

Nice weather today. We have had 20-23 knots for a while now which is actually causing us to go slower. The waves slam the boat very hard when we go over 8 knots. In a few days the wind should slack off and back more to the east allowing us to raise more sail and keep the speed around 10 knots. Nathalie is sleeping so no French today. 1317 miles to go.
Beau temps aujourd'hui. Nous avons eu 20-23 noeuds pendant un moment ce qui en fait nous a ralenti: Les vagues claquent la coque lorsque nous allons a plus de 8 noeuds et le bruit n'est pas tres agreable. Dans quelques jours, le vent devrait s'adoucir et venir un peu plus du sud est, nous pourrons alors laisser plus de voile et reprendre notre vitesse d'environ 10 noeuds et etre comfortable. Encore 1317 miles!!!

04/10/2008 | nancy,joe,steve,cee
greetings from st.martin, joe & nancy saw safari today and thought of you. We are having
a great timeand cee and i look you up every day. Love to all Steve

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