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Date: 01 Jun 2007 21:22:41
Title: Day 9 - No shortage of wind

Date: 1 June 2007, 1200 local time (GMT -7)
Position: 05:54.4S 110:00.9W
Day's run: 147nm
Course: 270
Distance to run: 1723nm

For the last 24 hours we've had wind, from the port quarter, with speeds of upto 25knots so we've double reefed the main and rolled the genoa quite a bit. The seas have been larger than I would have anticipated and we have not been pushing the boat too hard. We've been quite comfortable although we get the odd dollop of wet in the cockpit.

Found a reasonable size flying fish on deck today. All the kids are on good form; they get the boat untidy with lego, and then grumble about clearing it up!

We normally have enough power for the kids to watch a DVD for an hour or so each afternoon. Currently we're watching Star Wars II.




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