Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Past the halfway mark

Passage to Barbados, day 8. Today we passed our halfway point on the crossing. Our route from Mindelo to Barbados was nominally 2,010 miles. The distance to our waypoint marking the approach to the anchorage at Bridgetown, Barbados, is now just 930 miles away. We've been making really good time the last couple of days. In fact, day 8 is our record best 24 hours. We covered 171.9 nm for an average speed of 7.16 knots. Our previous best was 171.3 nm crossing toward Europe, so it was really almost a tie.

At 1500 UTC Jan. 5 our position was 13°40.611'N, 042°52.792'W. All is well aboard Solstice and Orinoco.

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