Day 6 to the Marquisas
13 June 2008 | South Pacific
Nice day today. Great sailing. We closed out our 5th 24 hour period with a 210 mile day. The swell is up today and it is certainly not long and rolling at 9 to 10 seconds but it is not too bad either. When it comes in right we get surfing in the teens. I think our high today was 15 knots and change. Ever so fleeting though. We've managed to average over 9 today and we're supposed to have 20-25 knots tonight and then for the next day, so we should make good time.
We have been getting a pretty good wind angle for the conditions, with wind and sea averaging about 120 off the port bow. Not the fastest point of sail for us but good with the 4 meter swell. We are making a line on 257 degrees true for Fatu Hiva to hold the wind. There are a lot of boats that went way south early and they are having a hard time now having to run dead down wind.
Nobu says: "I enjoyed playing guitar today"
Hideko says: "zzzz (sleeping)"
1,788 nm to go...