Randall Reeves

Silently Mo Glides

3 Dec

Day 35  Noon Position: 28.01S 124.24W  Course/Speed: SSE 4 Wind: E 6 Sail: Full Bar: 1024 Sea: S 10; E 6 (old rollers), otherwise the sea is flat. Sky: Mostly clear; some cumulus; occasional squall Cabin Temp: 79!  Water Temp: 75 Miles last 24-hours: 118  Miles since departure: 4547 Silently Mo glides through a, Read More...

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Provisioning 

2 Dec

Day 34 Noon Position: 26 17S 125 10W Course/Speed: 0 Wind: S 3 Sail: Dowsed Bar: 1025 Sea: E 2 Sky: Squalls Cabin Temp: 86 Water Temp: 77  Miles last 24-hours: 97 Miles since departure: 4429 “Damn wind!” I muttered to Monte this morning. We both sat on the rail staring at the horizon, Read More...

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Trades and Chores

30 Nov

Day 33 Noon Position: 24 54S  125 51W Course/Speed: SE 6 Wind: E to ENE 10-14 Sail: Full working sail Bar: 1025 Sea: E 3 and diminishing Sky: Clear Cabin Temp: 84 Water Temp: 75 Miles last 24-hours: 136 Miles since departure: 4332 Timeless. All day we’ve reached into light but unvarying trades. The, Read More...

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Easing it Out of the Trades

30 Nov

Day 32 Noon Position: 22 47S 126 38W Course/Speed: SE 6+ Wind: ENE 10 – 15 Sail: Full Bar: 1024 (wow) Sea: SE 6; E 4 Sky: Clear Cabin Temp: 83 Water Temp: 77 (finally trending down consistently) Miles last 24-hours: 146 Miles since departure: 4196 Gray cloud filled in last evening and went, Read More...

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A Personal Best

29 Nov

Day 31 Noon Position: 20 30.15S 127 12.03W Course/Speed: S 7 Wind: E 15+ and steady Sail: Heavily reefed, only because I’m working on a project with the tiller Bar: 1022 (highest to date) Sea: E 3 – 6 Sky: Clear Cabin Temp: 85  Water Temp: 78 (going down slowly)  Miles last 24-hours: 159, Read More...

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Variable Trades, More of Same

27 Nov

Day 30 Noon Position: 17 54.92S 127 11 22W Course/Speed: SSW 5 Wind: E 15 Sail: Working jib, full Bar: 1020 Sea: E 10 Sky: Squalls Cabin Temp: 85  Water Temp: 80  Miles last 24-hours: 139  Miles since departure: 3891 Difficult few days. Giant squalls, one after the other, still the norm, making wind, Read More...

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Lightning

26 Nov

Day 29 Noon Position: 15 43.97S  126 58.95 Course/Speed: S 6 Wind: E 10 – 20+ Sail: You name it; I done it. Bar: 1019 Sea: E to 11 Sky: Squalls Cabin Temp: 86 Water Temp: 80 Miles last 24-hours: 154 Miles since departure: 3752 Frustrating bit of ocean, this. Inconsistency in wind and, Read More...

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Pirates

26 Nov

Day 28  Noon Position: 13 14.94S 126 51.02W  Course/Speed: SSE 6 Wind: E 15 but up and down 10 – 20 Sail: Various Bar: 1017 Sea: E 6, some rollers to 10…something brewing east. Sky: Cumulus, some thunderheads Cabin Temp: 86 Water Temp: 81 Miles last 24-hours: 153 Miles since departure: 3598 “Hey Monte,”, Read More...

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Thanksgiving and a note on Distance

25 Nov

Day 27 Noon Position: 11 10.43S  127 57.77W Course/Speed: SSE 6+ Wind: E 11 – 25 Sail: Double reefed jib, double reefed main; apparent wind about 70 degrees Bar: 1016 Sea: SE 6 – 8 Sky: Open, then squalls Cabin Temp: 87 Water Temp: 81 Miles last 24-hours: 153 Miles since departure: 3445 “Senior,”, Read More...

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