from early evening Yesterday we stated
getting the product of the low pressure system that we have to travel through to
get safely into Auckland, we have about 20% main and possibly only 25% genoa out
and are still managing to average 6.3 knots in 3.5 meter beam on seas . The wind
speed is getting up to 30+ knots and is supposed to drop off to 15 to 25 knots
later on this evening at which point if you believe the forecast it should ease
tomorrow afternoon to perhaps 15 knots.
Although its not very comfortable sailing we
are moving along nicely and only on the odd occasion do we catch a rouge wave
that crashes over the top.
At this point in the delivery we are not too far from the east
coast of the north island and I guess we are all looking forward to that.,