The Elkins Round-the-World Voyage

March 12, 2000

Pacific Ocean


19*41 107*17 Last night light winds 4K rocky & rolly, not very good sleeping.  On my watch (12-3) at 3am, we became calmed. So Dan decided to make water at 4am, the sails were flogging - so much for my sleep. We reduced sail and motored 2 hours.  I went back to sleep 6-8 and he was putting sails up again.

Today was beautiful,  nice sunny day, cool breeze, 15K wind, short rollers built to 5'. 1:30pm wind started to pick up to 20k gusting to 25 moving along at 6-61/2k boat speed EEHA - now we're sailing!

Boat starting to heal 20-25. Dan is sleeping, should I wake him or wait?  So I waited, there was a front building on the N. We were on the edge but clear skys ahead. By 3:30 we were becalmed again. Just sitting here bobbing around. Wind is sporadic.  Dan took the jib down and reefed main to stable the boat. Time for a shower - oh boy fresh again!

Yesterday we only got 95 miles, hope we do better today. Dan was pretty relaxed and getting some sleep. Me too. No worries.

Click for previous entryClick for next entry
Back      Next