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July 26, 2006

Valis at Noon, July 26

Greetings from VALIS, sailing home. Our noon position is latitude 23deg 18min N, longitude 157deg 52min W. We are sailing due north (true north) at a speed of about 6+ knots. The weather is good, with 12 knot winds from the northeast, patchy clouds, and warm temperatures. Last night we got a VHF radio call […]


Some Boats in Trouble, VALIS OK

Good morning from VALIS, heading north. Yesterday we learned that “Mureadritta’s XL”, one of the Pacific Cup sailboats heading home, was sunk by a whale — the crew is all safe and aboard a fishing boat which is taking them back to Hawaii. The sinking took place about 200 miles north and slightly east of […]