Monthly Archives: April 2016

As the wind blows

Time: 6:18 local Lat: 34 10 Log: 143 02 Distance from Hawaii: 1101 Distance to Golden Gate: 1021 24 hour distance made good: 110.9 nautical miles All the wind models agree that in three days a high pressure system will … Continue reading

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No news is good news.

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 … Continue reading

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Another day…

Time: 6:10 local (we are now 1 hour ahead of Hawaii time) Lat: 32 49 Log: 147 33 Distance from Hawaii: 884 Distance to Golden Gate: 1259 24 hour distance made good: 125.3 nautical miles A few minor mechanical issues … Continue reading

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And now for more of the same…

Time: 0620 local Lat: 32 51 Log: 150 01 Distance from Hawaii: 814 Distance to Golden Gate: 1385 24 hour distance made good: 132.1 nautical miles All four independent weather models agree on the kind of winds we should have … Continue reading

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And now for something completely different

Time: 0615 local Lat: 32 38 Log: 152 38 Distance from Hawaii: 737 Distance to Golden Gate: 1503 24 hour distance made good: 110.4 nautical miles First the good news: Drifting around in light winds is over, at least for … Continue reading

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Slow day…

Time: 0630 local Lat: 32 02 Log: 154 30 Distance from Hawaii: 671 Distance to Golden Gate: 1605 24 hour distance made good: 87 nautical miles Yesterday’s morning weather forecast reflected a bit of wishful thinking. Instead of a wind … Continue reading

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The front in front…

Time: 0620 local Lat: 30 59 Log: 155 41 Distance from Hawaii: 595 Distance to Golden Gate: 1684 24 hour distance made good: 130.1 nautical miles The wind has slowed to about 8 knots overnight, and become a bit “fussy” … Continue reading

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Things are set to change.

Time: 0620 local Lat: 28 57 Log: 156 33 Distance from Hawaii: 466 Distance to Golden Gate: 1777 Ever since we left Hawaii we have been sailing as close to the Northeast Tradewinds as we can. The Tradewinds in the … Continue reading

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The Menu

Time: 0645 local Lat 26 26 Log 156 30 Distance from Hawaii : 319 Distance to Golden Gate: 1846 Just to give you a little feel for the menu onboard, here was yesterday’s fare: Breakfast: oatmeal Smile, easy to prepare, … Continue reading

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Same, same…

Time: 0800 local Lat: 24 22 Log 156 55 Nothing new and dramatic. It has been so far a bit of a trip of one day after another. We continue to press hard close hauled making our way north. The … Continue reading

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