Galápagos>Marquesas 05-08-2011 (Day 3, 21:40 UTC): DTF 2297nm (02:22.5S 101:03.7W)

Vries Peter Pons
Fri 5 Aug 2011 20:40
TWS: 13-20kt (19kt)
TWD: 120-140 (110-130)
TWA: 130-150 (130-150)
AWA: 110-120 (110-120)
HDG: 270-290 (280-290)
COG: 255-275 (265-275)
Data average over last 24hrs and between () is now.

DTF: 2297nm
Track: 621nm
Trip: 582nm

Since early this morning a favourable veering windshift by some 10 degrees
allowing us to stay around 2S by pointing west or even slightly more
northerly than west, which we'll need hard enough when the wind will back to
the east.

Still have not made our first 200nm+ day, but we're working on it.

Relaxed day, Daph did the foodbrigade (as she calls drying and checking all
the veggies to keep them in pristine conditions), and prepared us sate with
salad, and I did the chafing brigade, checking all the lines for chafing,
which can completely eat through a line in less than an hour.

No living soul for hundreds of miles around us, except for the occasional
bird, which is pretty weird if you think of it too much.