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June 2, 2014

VALIS Checking In

This morning around 9:00, the wind picked up and we were able shut down the diesel. It started gently, about ten knots, and has increased into the high twenties, with occasional gusts ov 30 kts. This is what we were expecting. The seas are perhaps ten feet from the NNW (as is the wind), and […]


Live From The Field

VALIS missed her first radio check this morning. Sorry, I was working out the bugs in our watch system and just forgot. Tonight at 8:00PM I promise we will be on the air. The good news is that we found the wind and are sailing — boatspeed is 8 kts @ 160 degrees Mag. Regards, […]


VALIS at Sea

Good morning from VALIS! Time: 7:00AM, June 2 Position: 48d 18.6m N, 125d, 15.5m W Course: 220d Magnetic, Speed: 4.2 kts Motoring in very light wind. The VALIS crew had a nice, but noisy, night. We motored out the Strait, and early this morning passed Tattosh Island and buoy R2, entering the great Pacific. As […]