Galapagos to Marquesas 17 -18 March 2015

Exocet Strike
John & Stella Dyer
Wed 18 Mar 2015 11:03
We passed a few milestones today, less than 750 miles to go, or 3/4 of the way there, and then less than a Fastnet race, this is one of our favourite measures since we have completed four, usually taking 5 days, so hopefully we can beat that by a day at least.
the wind looks to be getting lighter, and for much of the day we had lesss than 15 knots, which since the wind is nearly dead behind us is our slowest point of sail, and we often cannot head dorectly to our destination.
We are all looking forward to arriving in Hiva Oa in the Marquesas after our single longest leg, and it looks like 6 boats will arrive within a few ours of each other. Sapare a thoughts for some of the fleet further east, they may be another 10 days at sea, that will make it 26 or maybe more days at sea.