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to Fiji on E'eva

16 June 2010
UP at 7am 130 miles from Suva, all things going well we should get there by tomorrow morning.

We had sailed all night with one reef in the main and the Genoa poled out, we have been on this tack since leaving Minerva. We had to gibe once due to a wind shift but are still on 339 degrees.

the swells are a bit bigger this morning with the odd crumbling top, they are going northwest, a little across us, E'eva is rolling and wobbling abit.

by 8pm we were getting 30 - 35 knt winds and it became apparent that if we kept the ammount of sail up that we had, (a 3 reef main and 2 meters of genoa) we would get to Suva in the night, not good if you don't know the way through the reefs. so we pulled the main in all together and took another 1/2 a meter of genoa in, we were still doing 4.5 knts all night.
Vessel Name: Thistledown
Vessel Make/Model: Hartley RORC 32
Hailing Port: Tauranga
Crew: Steve and anyone who wants to come
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Who: Steve and anyone who wants to come
Port: Tauranga