Galapagos – Marquesas – Day 15

Day 15: 30.04.18 2000 UTC, 1200 BoatTime (UTC-8) Position: 9:17S 121:44W COG: 270 SOG: 5,6 (average 24 hrs) Wind: 8-20 kn ESE Sailed distance: 2123 Sailed last 24 hours: 135 Distance to Fatu Hiva: 991 (great circle line, updated) Weather: Nice, but with some cloud activity making the wind shift in strength and direction. Sea [...]

Galapagos – Marquesas – Day 14

Day 14: 29.04.18 2000 UTC, 1200 BoatTime (UTC-8) Position: 8:58S 119:31W COG: 270 SOG: 5,4 (average 24 hrs) Wind: 8-15 kn ESE Sailed distance: 1985 Sailed last 24 hours: 130 Distance to Fatu Hiva: 1130 (great circle line, updated) Weather: Nice!! Sea state: 1.0 - 1.5 m swell from SE. CsB still within sight. Fishing: [...]

Galapagos – Marquesas – Day 13

Day 13: 28.04.18 2000 UTC, 1200 BoatTime (Changed time zone to UTC-8) Position: 8:46S 117:21W COG: 280 SOG: 5,1 (average 24 hrs) Wind: 8-15 kn ESE Sailed distance: 1855 Sailed last 24 hours: 123 Distance to Fatu Hiva: 1261 (great circle line, updated) Weather: Nice weather. Less wind. Sea state: 1.0 - 1.5 m swell [...]

Galapagos – Marquesas – Day 12

Day 12: 26.04.18 2000 UTC, 1200 BoatTime (Changed time zone to UTC-8) Position: 8:41S 115:21W COG: 260 SOG: 6,2 (average 25 hrs) Wind: 8-17 kn ESE Sailed distance: 1732 (>50%!) Sailed last 25 hours: 155 Distance to Fatu Hiva: 1378 Weather: Nice weather. Slightly less wind. Sea state: 1.0 - 1.5 m swell from SE. [...]

Galapagos – Marquesas – Day 11

Day 11: 25.04.18 1900 UTC, 1200 BoatTime Position: 8:19S 112:50W COG: 265 SOG: 6,1 (average 24 hrs) Wind: 10-25 kn ESE Sailed distance: 1577 (>50%!) Sailed last 24 hours: 147 Distance to Fatu Hiva: 1533 Weather: Nice weather with a few rain showers in the night. Less wind in the night also. Sea state: 2.0 [...]

Galapagos – Marquesas – Day 10

Day 10: 24.04.18 1900 UTC, 1200 BoatTime Position: 8:00S 110:30W COG: 260 SOG: 5,5 (average 24 hrs) Wind: 10-20 kn ESE Sailed distance: 1430 Sailed last 24 hours: 133 Distance to Fatu Hiva: 1680 Weather: cloudy with better charging from the solar panels. Slightly less wind, and more from the east. Sailed through the night [...]

Galapagos – Marquesas – Day 9

Day 9: 23.04.18 1900 UTC, 1200 BoatTime Position: 7:48S 108:31W COG: 260 SOG: 6,0 (average 24 hrs) Wind: 15-20 kn SSE Sailed distance: 1297 Sailed last 24 hours: 145 Distance to Fatu Hiva: 1749 Seems like we lost day 8......Anyways 🙂 Weather: Overcast and stronger winds also today, slowing down a bit in the night [...]

Galapagos – Marquesas – Day 7

Day 7: 22.04.18 1900 UTC, 1200 BoatTime Position: 7:25S 106:16W COG: 260 SOG: 6,3 (average 24 hrs) Wind: 15-25 kn SSE Sailed distance: 11156 Sailed last 24 hours: 153 Distance to Fatu Hiva: 1894 Weather: Overcast and stronger winds also today. Beam reaching with only the Genoa. The sea feels better today, but maybe its [...]

Galapagos – Marquesas – Day 6

Day 6: 21.04.18 1900 UTC, 1200 BoatTime Position: 7:00S 103:75W COG: 260 SOG: 6,3 (average 24 hrs) Wind: 15-20 kn SSE Sailed distance: 1002 Sailed last 24 hours: 152 Distance to Fatu Hiva: 2047 (adjusted) Weather: Overcast and stronger vinds. More from the south than expected. Beam reaching with two reefs in both sails during [...]

Galapagos – Marquesas – Day 6

Day 6: 21.04.18 1900 UTC, 1200 BoatTime Position: 6:36S 101:36W COG: 255 SOG: 6,6 (average 25 hrs) Wind:5-20 kn SE to E Sailed distance: 850 Sailed last 24 hours: 165 Distance to Fatu Hiva: 2198 A grey and rainy day and night. Hardly any sun/charging. Light winds following showers. 5hrs motorsail. Wind picked up in [...]