Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Day 1 Galapagos to Marquesas

We have just finished our first 24 hours of one of the longest passages a cruising sailboat is likely to make, Galapagos to the Marquesas
We had great winds leaving Isla Isabela in the Galapagos. We first sailed south to 2 degrees then west hoping to pick up the SE trade winds. Our first 24 hrs of the passage resulted in 192nm under the keel. Our top speed was 10.4kts SOG. Good speeds for a 43 ft sail boat.
We also caught a nice 10lb yellow fin tuna for dinner.
We are using 3 hours watches and log into the Barefoot net on 8122khz each morning and evening.
All is well aboard Bristol Rose

1 comment:

  1. Go crew go. You'll be in Polynesia before you know it.