Brent and Lisa Nettles
Fri 20 Mar 2020 22:26
We are currently at 09:26.665S 137:12.994W and we have 108 miles to go! We are sailing with jib only currently and have slowed on purpose to make a daylight landfall in the morning.
We are excited to be close, we have friends who are there and they have been told they must remain where they are due to the virus and cannot island "hop" for the time being but so far they are not turning boats away.
Today has been our most stressful day of the whole trip though, we have had sail problems since 2:30 am this morning when had equipment malfunction on the code zero and then we decided to raise the main this morning and the halyard twisted. Which in turn makes it almost impossible to lower the main and of course when we cannot lower the main we have a squall come up and throw at us over 30 knots of wind and 3 meter breaking swells and waves.
But that is all past us now, the squall passed and we were able to get the main down and stowed, so we are jib only and will continue to monitor the weather.
We will post when we arrive.
Brent and Lisa