Position 08 13.62S 121 06.40W
Passage To Hiva Oa in the Marquesas Islands Day 16
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 16 Distance to go, 1065 miles.
Log reading now at noon 13796
Distance travelled noon to noon over the ground was 129 miles, through the water 141 miles.
Noon to Noon report on the 2nd April 12
We have managed to sail a full 24 hours, and the wind has been more consistent over the last 24 hours, however we have had lots of line squalls go through over the last 12 hours. We have had lots of rain, preceded by the wind increasing by about 10 to 15 knots to 35 to 35 knots, and with a direction change of about 50 to 60 degrees. We are now travelling at 5 to 6 knots.
The sea state is now moderate to rough with a swell running of about 3.00 m.
Still only a few flying fish and sea birds, but not much else.
I have had another day off fishing, due to the weather, so STILL No fish yet!!!
Karacool set off with us, and her position is 64 miles ahead of us.
Camelot set off on Tuesday and is now 412 miles behind us.
Marita 3 set off on Tuesday and is now 440 miles behind us.
Next report on the 3rd April.
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