Langkawi to Uligan Day 9 - Almost there

Martin and Elizabeth Bevan
Tue 1 Mar 2016 13:01

Position           06:57.87 N 073:32.02 E

Date                 1200 (UTC+7) Tuesday 1 March 2016

Distance run    in 24hrs 177nm over the ground, 158nm through the water

Trip total         1580nm over the ground, 11367nm through the water

To go to          Uligan, Maldives 37nm – 1,605nm total route distance


We, Flomaida and us, decided that there were two options to finish the passage.  We either pressed on hard and made about an average of 7 knots which would get us in late Tuesday afternoon or wallow and slap sailing very uncomfortably in not much wind, still end up motoring but not arrive until Wednesday morning.  Arriving in the dark was not an option.  We went for it.  The 24 hours had started with some great wind and fast downwind sailing.  This petered out around 2200 and from then onwards it was motoring with occasional sail assistance.  We have taken the opportunity to run the watermaker to fill the tank to maximum and even made a loaf of bread.