Noumea to Kupang Day 9 - Approaching the Bligh Entrance to t he Torres Straits

Martin and Elizabeth Bevan
Sat 10 Oct 2015 08:52

Position           09:22.16 S 144:55.49 E                              

Date                1200 (UTC+11) Saturday 10 October 2015

Distance run    in 24hrs 161nm over the ground, 160nm through the water

Trip total         1472nm over the ground, 1443nm through the water

To go to           Kupang Indonesia 1334nm


We are now over half way to Kupang.  I doubt that the second half will be as fast as the first but we are not complaining.


We managed another good 24 hours of poled out genoa and winged main, the wind conveniently going round as we gradually altered course to line up for the Bligh Entrance to the Torres Straits Passage.  We put 2 reefs in for the earlier part of the night but were able to shake them out later without causing too much of an issue to the off duty watch.  The seas have definitely moderated which helps in the shaken and stirred stakes.


The Chef created a bake in the Remoska dish from a frozen Bouef Bourgione covered in sliced potatoes which went down well.