Galapagos to Marquesas 19/20 March 2015

Exocet Strike
John & Stella Dyer
Fri 20 Mar 2015 11:36
A frustrating day, spent quite a bit of the day always going no where near Hiva Oa due to wind contraints. The weather GRIB files, a computer forecast created  without any humnan intervention was not as accurate as previously. Its a good guide but doesnt always take into account some relevant dataa. Now however we have the Code Zero sail up, its like a super big lghtweight genoa, and with the main up we are doing 7.0 knots in 10 knots of wind at a true wind angle of 120 deg, apparent wind angle of 075. Thats for the sailors who may be reading this.
Our ETA for Hiva Oa is anywhere from 30 to 48 hours, and if the wind changes in strength and or directio we may have to end up motoring tha last few miles, currently 240 to go.