December 16, 2018
Noon Position: 44 38N 23 16W
Course(t)/Speed(kts): SExE 7-8
Wind(t/tws): N 28-33
Sea(t/ft): N12; SW10
Sky: Overcast (has been raining hard)
10ths Cloud Cover: 10
Bar(mb): 1000 (gets all the way down to 993 by evening)
Cabin Temp(f): 57
Water Temp(f): 46
Relative Humidity(%): 85
Sail: Working genoa, well rolled up.
Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good (nm): 160
Miles since departure: 9765
Avg. Miles/Day: 134
A short post as we’re still working this weather. We rode increasing northerlies all night that didn’t really get going until after I was up. But by 6am, winds were 30+ and have been 35 – 38 most of the day. Seas are an awful mashup of N and SW to 12; the N seas we take on the beam. Mo’s being knocked around pretty hard, but is handling herself well and makes good time.
Wind will clock around to the W tonight, so I’ll be pretty busy till morning.
Nice to be going E for a change.
This article was syndicated from The Figure 8 Voyage