Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Atlantic Crossing Day 6 - A New Record

From today forward Shirlee and I will be setting a record for the number of days at sea. Prior to today the record was five days when we sailed nonstop from Seattle to San Francisco. All of our sailing since heading south from San Francisco has been at most three days. Given the lack of wind the record we are creating on this passage may stand for a long time.

Last night and all of today there has been no more than 5 knots of wind. Currently there is 2.5 knots and our speed is 0.5 knots. The forecast is for SE winds to develop early tomorrow morning and we'll have 15 to 20 knots for 36 hours. Then the wind will die again. This is going to be very slow this coming week. Other than the slow progress all is well aboard Solstice.

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S/V Jammin said...

First time we have had internet for a month and a half so first time we read your blog in awhile. we are so excited for you two. I know you won't get this till you have internet but good luck hope all goes well. Will read the parts I missed once we are on land in August. We are in the middle sea and trying to maintain in 105 degree temps. I don't think the sea for the summer was that great an idea. Fair winds Dave