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August 6, 2014

Adendum to Aug6 PM Log

Apologies…forgot to add we were dropping the spinnaker for the night and instead of poling out the genoa we are going to beam or broad reach tonight to make sure we stay as close to a 030*m heading as possible. The new GRIB shows us threading the needle with 15-20 knot winds for the next […]


Aug6 PM Log

Sail vessel VALIS is moving right along. At 0600 this morning we were 1545nm from the Strait of Juan De Fuca. This evening at 1800, we are 1473 nm away. We have been sailing under the big blue 1.5 oz spinnaker on a heading of 030 doing an average of 6.5 to 7.5 knots with […]


Aug6 AM Log

Ahoy from VALIS, 1545 nm from the entrance to the Strait of Juan De Fuca… We are at 34*37′N 152*23′W…heading 025*m…SOG 6 knots…Wind 8 knots @ 129* m Smooth night of sailing wing-on-wing. Seas mostly calm with an occasional wind shift to keep the trimmers trimming. Today’s GRIB was a pleasant surprise. Expedition is now […]