Towards Niue - Tatt av vinden - day 1

Tatt av vinden
Bjørn Larsen
Sat 15 Sep 2018 23:05
Position: 15:34.0 S 153:48.7 W
Wind 20 kn E. Has been up to 29 and down to 10.
COG: 295
SOG: 5 – 6.5 kn (say 5.5)
Weather nice, some showers in the morning.
Sailed distance last 23 (!) hours: 130 nm.
About 15 nm to first waypoint from Bob, then a course closer to W. We shall keep that course for two to three days, up to 15 S, if we do not get new advices from Bob.
Our extra crew, Swedish Mia, is ready to do her night watches seul next night. We shall do 2 hour watches.
Life is normal for a crossing, we expect more wind, especially Monday to Wednesday. But we think we shall cope.
ETA Niue: Next Saturday, one week from now.