Sunday, November 4, 2007 - Day 2 of Passage: Good Sailing Close to the Wind
04 November 2007 | En Route from Fiji to New Zealand
The wind speed has picked up so that we are now sailing with both sails reefed and we are making 6.5 knots in 16 kts of wind from the east-southeast. The noon-to-noon distance for today is a respectable 128 miles for an average speed of 5.3 kts. The sailing is close to the wind so the boat is heeled 15 degrees but is not rolling as it would going downwind. The forecast calls for lighter winds tomorrow and Tuesday so we are "making hay while the sun shines".
All else is well onboard. The tuna has been eaten so we are again dragging lures.