Randall Reeves

Bodgering and Big Wind

6 Dec

Day 39  Noon Position: 35 58S 119 42W Course/Speed: SE/SSE 6 – 7 Wind: N 11 – 15 Sail: Twins, poled out full Bar: 1027 (wow) Sea: N 6 SW 8 Sky: Overcast, drizzle all night Cabin Temp: 79 Water Temp: 66 (big drop) Miles last 24-hours: 151 Miles since departure: 5100 “Bodacious” (a, Read More...

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A Banner Day

5 Dec

Day 38 Noon Position: 33 47S 121 04W Course / Speed: SSE 5 Wind: N 9 – 11 Bar: 1023 Sea: E 5, S 8 Sky: Overcast. Light rain in the morning. Cabin Temp: 82 Sea Temp: 67 Mile since last noon: 139 Miles of voyage: 4949 Three reasons this is a banner day:, Read More...

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The Ancients

5 Dec

Day 37 Noon Position: 31 53S 122 35W Course / Speed: SSE 5… Cabin Temp: 81 Sea Temp: 71 Miles since last noon: 140 Miles for voyage: 4810 Standing at the boom gallows in the afternoon and watching this lonely run of the sea, lonely because the flying fish of the north have departed, Read More...

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New Jacklines

3 Dec

Day 36 Noon Position: 29 57.2S 124 59.7W Course/Speed: SSE 6 Wind: E 9-11 Sail: Full Bar: 1026 Sea: Locally flat. Old swell form SW is growing. Sky: Clear. Thunderheads to windward. Cabin Temp: 81 Water Temp: 74  Miles last 24-hours: 123 Miles since departure: 4670 Stronger breezes this morning. Mo got up a, Read More...

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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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