KK to HK

Digiboat's "Product Testing"
Simon Blundell
Wed 5 Oct 2011 06:35
05°58.91248S 116°01.8058E
Wed 5/10 1300LT
Finally departed Kota Kinabalu for non-stop to Hong Kong.
Left a few days late due to various reasons, so will have to keep our average up for the next week which means more motoring if the wind's not right. So far forecast appears clear of Typhoons ahead. A bit of a double-edged sword that. When Typhoons are a safe distance off, we get great winds for passage making, but then always a bit of an uneasy feeling being within a few hundred miles of such a storm! These days our communication and weather reporting is so good that it is unlikely such a storm could pose a real threat to us...
A few last details taken care of this morning, such as doubling the amount of chicken and rice onboard (the Burmese would mutiny if we ran out of this), and cleaning the hull for the race - a nicer job here in Borneo's pristine waters than in Victoria Hbr, Hong Kong surrounded by the outflow from a billion toilets!