Spellbound Pacific Cup 2012

20 August 2012 | 925 to go to the SF Light Bucket (as of 4:30 PM)
19 August 2012 | 100 to go to the SF Light Bucket (as of 9PM)
19 August 2012 | 180 to go to the SF Light Bucket (as of Noon)
18 August 2012 | 294 to go to the SF Light Bucket (as of 9:20 PM)
18 August 2012 | 367 to go to the SF Light Bucket (as of 9:20 AM)
17 August 2012 | 483 to go to the SF Light Bucket (as of 4:10 PM)
17 August 2012 | 1361 to go to the SF Light Bucket (as of Midnight)
16 August 2012 | 610 to go to the SF Light Bucket (as of 9:10 PM)
15 August 2012 | 803 to go to the SF Light Bucket (as of 12:30 PM)
15 August 2012 | 1623 to go to the SF Light Bucket
14 August 2012 | 1805 to go to the SF Light Bucket
13 August 2012
13 August 2012 | 1047 to go to the SF Light Bucket (as of 12:00 PM)
12 August 2012 | 1123 to go to the SF Light Bucket (as of 9:00 PM)
12 August 2012 | 1123 to go to the SF Light Bucket (as of 9:00 PM)
12 August 2012 | 1262 to go to the SF Light Bucket (as of 7:30 PM)
11 August 2012 | 1262 to go to the SF Light Bucket (as of 7:30 PM)
09 August 2012 | 1506 to go to the SF Light Bucket (as of 8 PM)
06 August 2012 | 120 miles off Oahu
29 July 2012 | Kaneohe

Escape from the High

20 August 2012 | 925 to go to the SF Light Bucket (as of 4:30 PM)
Bob
(from Bob) After that last update, I was not able to connect with the radio to send email. I kept getting an error that the connection to the modem was lost. The propagation did not show good probability of connecting. I was relieved to be able to send later that night.

Progress yesterday was slow, despite passing the halfway mark and 1000 mark. During my night shift, I tried tacking to port, but still couldn't sail fast, and was heading SE. Larry and Scott were having similar trouble heading West of North and very slow VMG. When I woke up for my 9 AM shift, I tacked onto port and after a few minutes the wind started filling in from 030 at 10 knots. We have been blasting along close the rhumb line in 10 to 13 knots of wind. I think it has even lifted a few more degrees. (Yay!)

Last night we had Chicken thighs with onions, potatoes, and lentil soup. Delicious again. I hear there are only 4 or 5 more thighs left...

The wind looks good for the next few days. The boat just has to survive slamming over waves every once and a while. We should be able to average 6 knots or 150 mile days. So less than 7 days. We still have 60 gallons of fuel left, so can run for 120 hours or 720 miles (if light wind).

The ride has gotten considerably rougher since we started sailing. I had to put on a patch yesterday.

Currently (4:30 PM) Bsp 6 COG 062 AWS 17 AWA -35 Main full. #2 Jib up and close hauled. Engine 0 PRM Barro 1025 Lat 35 47N Long 141 41W

Fishing No
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Vessel Name: Spellbound
Vessel Make/Model: Olson 40
Hailing Port: San Francisco, CA
Crew: Javier Jerez, Bob Gardiner, David Ross, Nathan Bosset, Hendrik Bruhns
About: 5 sailors from the SF Bay area chasing pineapples.
Spellbound's Photos - Main
Fotos from the sail from SF to Kanehoe
19 Photos
Created 13 August 2012
4 Photos
Created 3 July 2012
5 Photos
Created 27 June 2012

Who: Javier Jerez, Bob Gardiner, David Ross, Nathan Bosset, Hendrik Bruhns
Port: San Francisco, CA