Saturday, 13 June 2015

Fremantle Departure

Hi everyone,
We departed Fremantle at 1600 yesterday afternoon. The crew of Vulcan Spirit saw us off. The weather forecast seemed excellent for a passage to Geraldton, and so it has been so far.
Our current position is 30 25S 114 53E. We are doing about 6 knots broad reaching in a 12 knot SE breeze. Very pleasant.

Last night the wind was 15-20 SW on departure. During the night it gradually backed to S and in the early hours to SE. We were sitting on 7 knots plus all night, sometime hitting 9s on waves. Great sailing albeit somewhat rolly. Happily our stomachs were up to the task!

We saw one whale only an hour north of Gage Roads. He/she blew about 30 metres away abeam us. Last night we did a HF radio sked with US yacht Apogee which is also sailing to Geraldton. This morning we passed a spacesailor 24 or 27 also heading north. He gave us a wave.
Today is turning into a very nice day out here. Trust all's well where you are!

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