RTW Day 241-242: N. Pacific: Little or no Wind Wednesday Overnight and Thursday. Tiring and Frustrat

Wednesday and Thursday 19-20th June 2013

Wednesday – Good speed overnight but WNW 4 winds became W and increasingly light over the day.  Genoa was poled out to go goose-winged over the afternoon but speed was down to under 2 kt by 9PM in WSW wind.  Slight drizzle became fog overnight.

Thursday – Sky getting light by 3AM.  Constantly on deck overnight.  Took genoa off pole which was stowed away.  Gybed onto starboard tack in light S winds.  Later gybed again several times, trying to keep boat moving NE at only 1 kt.  Calm with overnight fog.  Wind became NE for a time before becoming SE around midday, later ENE.

Light winds likely for at least another day, making for more frustratingly slow progress.  Tonight we are making NNE at around 3 kt.

Radio communications have also been difficult if not impossible over the last two days (not helped by “Chinese radar” noise jamming frequencies) – hence this brief two day report.

Need to average just 5 kt to arrive 30th June despite light winds.

24hr DMG to 2300GMT: Wednesday 124n.ml.
24hr DMG to 2300GMT: Thursday 40n.ml.

Strait of Juan de Fuca: 1066n.ml. (079T); Victoria: 1126n.ml.

From: KC2IOV/MM by HF radio. Transcribed by Tom, N5TW, Georgetown, TX via Ham Radio for posting.

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For my positions and track, see:
www.svnereida.com - 'Travels' - "Where is 'Nereida'?"
and/or:
http://www.exactearth.com/media-centre/recent-ship-tracks/tracking-nereida/
http://www.7163net.com Current Position Reported by Ham Radio with Google Earth Tracking

Written by : Mike

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