Time: 6:25 local
Lat: 33 20
Log: 145 02
Distance from Hawaii: 994
Distance to Golden Gate: 1130
24 hour distance made good: 129.8 nautical miles
A delightful and comfortable day sailing. Someone could, if they wanted, complain about it being too cold, or not sunny enough, or the wind being a bit shifty sometimes, but with a nice comfortable beam reach in 15 to 20 knots, you won’t hear anybody on this boat whining! Especially since we ended up another 130 miles closer to San Francisco.
That last nasty low pressure system has now run well ahead of us, and the high that we were worried about stealing our winds is dissipating behind us. We have another day or so before the front edge of the next low arrives. It will pick our winds up again, but this time they will be from the west, making a much easier downwind run straight towards the Golden Gate.
Before we left, I told everyone who asked that a 21 day crossing would be very fast in this boat, and 28 would be very slow. It is looking like we will be very close to the fast time. If we can keep our recent pace up, we’ll be making landfall on the 29th.