Position 06 29.190S 108 49.601W
Passage To Hiva Oa in the Marquesas Islands Day 10
We left Puerto Ayora Galapagos Island heading for Hiva Oa in the Marquesas Islands at 08.00 am local time UTC (GMT) - 6 hours on Sunday the 18 Mach 2012.
Day 9 Distance to go, 1805 miles.
Log reading now at noon 13036
Distance travelled noon to noon over the ground was 82 miles, through the water 78 miles.
Noon to Noon report on the 26th March 12
We have managed to sail a full 24 hours, unfortunately the wind has now a dropped to between 4 and 8 knots from the South East. We are now only sailing at 1 to 4 knots, but still in the direction we need to go, but very slowly. The weather prediction is for this strength of wind is to last for the next 2 to 3 days, so it is going to be very slow!!
The sea state is now smooth.
We have seen a few flying fish and a few sea birds, and a little squids on the deck, but nothing else.
During yesterday afternoon, we had a ship sail up towards us and then stop about 3 miles off our port side. It then maintained this position until we lost sight of it. It appeared to be some sort of research vessel, as was indicated by it maintaining a set position, may be to take samples of the sea water and various other measurements.
No fish yet!!!
Karacool set off with us, and is at present about 61 miles behind us.
Camelot set off on Tuesday and is now ? miles behind us (no position report today).
Marita 3 set off on Tuesday and is now ? miles behind us. (no position report today)
Cordelia an American boat we met on Saturday night before we left, has just joined the radio net. They also left on Sunday. There position is 60 miles ahead of us.
Next report on the 28th.
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