Day 4: Out of the hole

Here’s a quick update before I download the latest forecast and message from our shore crew. On Thursday evening we hit a wind hole and spent 24 hours eeking out forward movement while waiting for the wind to fill in. One night of creeping along under motor, and a day of working to fill the spinnaker in 2-4 knots of apparent wind, and we came out the other side. Anthea’s ability to sail under light wind conditions is saving us from simply wallowing and waiting. We managed to clock 101 nautical miles during this slowest period yet (thank you Mr. Perkins for fueling 30 of those). Late afternoon the wind arrived for a glorious spinnaker reach until sunset, and then a nice reach under reefed main and full jib all night. We’re now sprinting along at around 7 knots in a freshening breeze, counting down the latitude and watching the longitude grow. All is well. Kim
Latitude 17 degrees 37.5 min N
Longitude 117 degrees 06.8 min W
P.S. Look for an upcoming blog on visitors at sea.

2 thoughts on “Day 4: Out of the hole

  1. Wonderful that the wind kicked in. Mr. Perkins did his job well! Know your fuel is very limited and know you are noting amount used in your daily written log. Thinking of you all many times a day and loving your posts. Thank you for taking the time to do this as I know SSB radio is essential for weather. Hope you got the info about the daily cruisers net. If not, will send again. Love, Louise

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  2. Sounds like you’re all doing well. It’s great to be able to follow your adventures vicariously. Anthea is quite a sailor to achieve matching hull and wind speed. Wishing you all the best on your voyage.

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