The wind has gone WSW, which is a good wind angle for us,
but there’s not a lot of it. We’ve set the full sail rig and are motor sailing
almost a knot faster than under engine only. Normally I would have turned off
the engine by now and sailed gently but we need to be as far South as possible
before the South Easterlies return so we need to keep boat speed up.
The wind in now Force 4 and we’re sailing again on the
Starboard Tack for the first time in many months. We’re making 7 knots on
Well that didn’t last long.The Sun has set and taken the wind with
it. Boat speed dropped to 4 sometimes 5 knots so we’re motoring
Still motor sailing. Good boat speed. 445 miles to go
which means we half way between
Noumea and Opua.
motoring.Barometer rising. Yesterday’s run 192 miles all on
track.We only sailedfor 1
½ hours. 405 miles to go.Cross
track error down to 69 miles.
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