10:39:495S 134.07.561W Day 16
Hard work all day to keep the boat going – very light winds – only making between 4 and 6 knots. The wind died off more in the night and at around 4am we had a rain squall after which the wind died completely and we were just floundering around with sails banging and going nowhere fast. So I’m afraid the iron jib went on and we slowly motor sailed for around 3 hours. The wind then came in from the north and we were able to sail for an hour before it dropped off again. The grib files show very little wind all the way to the Marquesas. Very frustrating as we only have 275 miles to go.
Well at least the rain washed the decks a bit – they are so full of salt and fish scales it’s like the floor of a fish and chip shop!
24 hour distance: 137 miles Position: S10.39.495 W134.07.561