Langkawi to Uligan Day 9 - Almost there
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.