Day 3 Crossing the date line S26:27:371 E179:14:617

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Jean & Matt Findlay
Mon 5 Nov 2012 18:17

So we’re now officially half way round the world!  Crossed the date line yesterday even though we have been GMT +13 since Samoa.  So we’re still GMT+13.  Bit of a rough sea all day and with winds of around 15 – 20 knots – a couple of rolls in the genoa and a reef in the main.  Wind died off around 4am so motor sailed for a couple of hours but it’s back up again now. Sailing close hauled on port tack still.   Sea around 2meters.  After studying the gribs yesterday, we changed our plan a bit so we now are heading more or less for Opua rather than going more west before heading south – if it works we should cut around 100 miles off the trip. We didn’t have any flying fish on deck this morning but the decks had been ‘pumiced’!


24 hour distance: 192 miles