Day Two - Noon 21 05.51S 179 38.29W

Mike and Liz Downing
Sat 12 May 2012 05:10
Very light winds from behind throughout the night. Kept sailing until we dropped below 2.5 knots and the wind dropped out completely, then the engine went on for 5 hours until the wind came up enough to sail again. It's taken a lot of sail/direction tweaking to keep up 5kts. But it was a lovely night, rising and falling to a small swell and ghosting along with the moon lighting up the way ahead. Since leaving Minerva Reef yesterday morning we had made 161 sea miles at noon today. The wind has come up a bit now and we're back up to 6kts, having made 187 miles, with 254 still to go. The forecast is for light winds from the east for the next few days, so hopefully it'll be pleasant sailing, but it's not going to be fast!

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