Saturday, 8 March 2014

Towards Bali Afternoon Day 6

Hi everyone,
We've had very nice winds today, the strongest since our first day out. They got up to 18 knots or so for a while, still out of the WNW-W. We are currently at 04 41.8S 111 21.6E, doing 6 knots on a course of 130.

We had hoped to get into a position from which we'd have one long broad reach past Bawean Island but it looks like we're going to be gybing every few hours, zig-zagging our way along. On the tracker that might look strange since it only plots one position per hour.

The stronger winds gave us good boat speeds pretty much all day. For an hour we had a reef in but shook it out when the wind started to decrease again. Now we have about 12-14 knots of wind and the boat is moving along nicely.

First Reef
We have about 100nm to go to our waypoint off Bawean Island. From there it's about 300nm to Benoa.

Trust all's well where you are.

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