Thursday, April 3, 2008

are in the trade winds now!! (5:48 PM)

Well we've made it to the trade winds!! they are blowing 20 knots and we are having a great sail! we picked them up earlier than our friends on Tillicum - we got them at 118* w , they got them at 119* w. also had our spinnker blow out, and I mean blow out. the top ripped of the halyard and ripped the whole thing in half. we were unable to get the other half so king neptune has himself some sail cloth for clothes. and we have the other half and the sock for something. quite the excitement!! and
now no spinnaker. Steve is going to try to have 2 head sails up. gonna try that tomorrow. run the jib up on the side of the genoa. apparently this works well for these down wind winds.

our buddies on the Dorothy Marie also dumped their spinnaker. Their halyard holding the spinnaker broke , they managed to retrieve their spinnaker! no ripps

our current location is 14*12.91' N 118*39.26' W sailing at 6.5 knots. COG 228*T

other than all the flying fish everywhere not much else to say

Dionne

3 comments:

dad said...

you going to have to row now

Anonymous said...

Can't understand most of that nautical jargon....but must say it thrills me to me toes. You're having the most amazing adventure and I'm sailing along with you. Avast me hardies...hal that yard and spin that naker.
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