Thursday, November 8, 2007 - Day 7 of Passage: Slow Going
08 November 2007 | En Route from Fiji to New Zealand
The wind has been "on the nose" almost all day so progress has been slow. Our noon-to-noon distance for today was 105 miles for an average speed of 4.4 knots. At present, the wind is out of the south at 15-20 kts so we are only making about 4 kts toward Opua, NZ, 317 miles distant. Tomorrow's weather calls for more of the same. If we average 100 miles per day we will make landfall late on Sunday the 11th.
All else is well onboard. We finally landed a fish after losing the last two. It was a 30 lb bigeye tuna. Yum!