Time Warp

19 December 2011 | Seattle, Washington
19 November 2011 | Seattle, WA
28 September 2011 | Oak Harbor, WA
05 August 2011 | Oak Harbor, WA
01 August 2011 | Oak Harbor, WA
23 July 2011 | Oak Harbor Marina, Oak Harbor, WA
18 July 2011 | Oak Harbor Marina
15 July 2011 | Oak Harbor Marina
10 July 2011 | 350 nm off Cape Flattery
07 July 2011 | Somewhere out in the Big Pond
01 July 2011 | 37N; 153W
01 July 2011 | 36N; 155W
28 June 2011 | 29N; 157W
25 June 2011 | Poor Boyz Yacht Club, Ala Wai Yacht Harbor, Honolulu
22 June 2011 | Ala Wai Yacht Harbor, Honolulu, Hawaii
21 June 2011 | Lahaina, Maui
11 June 2011 | 20.5N; 151W
11 June 2011 | 18.5N; 148W
11 June 2011 | 18.5N; 144W

Squal land

11 June 2011 | 18.5N; 144W
Peter
Yeah, well, sorry. Nothing broke today to write about!! :-) On top of all that, we had a great day! The sun came out for the first time in about a week and that lifted our spirits considerably. And with less than 650 nm to go, and the troubles of the past couple days behind us, we are both starting to feel like we might just make it to Hilo!

Not that we were ever in any doubt. But it just seems like the days go on and on. The ride hasn't been that smooth. The sun (and solar for the panels) and moon have been non-existent. And 3,300 nm is a long, long way to go!! So we were kind of in the dumps morale-wise this morning anyway. It wouldn't -- and didn't -- take much to lift our spirits.

We must be getting near Hawaii. The squalls have started. So now we must be on 'squal alert'. These are little micro-bursts that will increase the wind strength about 15k over the current wind. It will mean shortening sail (probably reefing the jib) in advance of the squall, and then unreefing it after it passes. We shook the single reef out of the main this morning, and good thing we did. The wind got light today. But late in the afternoon,as the squalls were lining up, we took a preemptive strike and reefed the main before any of them could get to us.

On top of that, we caught another mahi-mahi. This one was a little bigger than the last one and should keep us well stocked all the way into Hilo. I am hoping we can make Hilo by Sat. night. The alternative is standing offshore till Sunday morning, and that does not sound like fun at all. But we are at the mercy of the Lord and the winds and we'll arrive when we arrive. Can't do much about it either way. We've escaped hurricanes and boat breakdowns and some sleep deprivation, so we are really starting to hone in on the target.
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Vessel Name: Time Warp
Vessel Make/Model: Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 45.2
Hailing Port: Seattle, WA
Crew: Peter, Ruth & Will
About:
Seattle-based crew out for 3-4 years. We'll start in the Med in Spring, 2009, visit the Caribbean, Panama Canal, So. Pacific, and eventually end up in Oz. After that? Who knows! Peter is an avid sailor and world-class racer. Ruth is learning to sail, and Will is a very good youth sailor. [...]
Time Warp's Photos - Main
15 Photos
Created 24 December 2010
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Created 16 October 2010
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Created 24 August 2010
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Created 1 December 2009
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Created 24 August 2009
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Created 22 June 2009
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Created 28 April 2009
Our voyage across America in our "land yacht"
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Created 22 February 2009
The east coast delivery.
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Created 20 February 2009
Intracoastal Waterway
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Created 20 February 2009
Pictures of the boat
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Created 20 February 2009

Who: Peter, Ruth & Will
Port: Seattle, WA