VALIS – Thursday, July 10

Thursday, July 10, 12:30 PM Lat 33d 52m, Lon 131d 11m SOG 7.5 kts, COG 210d mag TWS 15 kts, TWD 335d mag
We had a good 24-hour run (8:00AM to 8:00 AM) — 173 miles. The winds have become lighter, and the seas smoother. Last night we had the moon peeking through the cloud cover and it was warm enough that we’ve shed some of our cold-weather layers. The water temperature is about 65 degrees F, which is 10 degrees warmer than it was off the San Francisco coast. We did have light drizzle last night as we sailed under the cloud systems.
And we are flying the spinnaker! We hoisted it around 11:45 and it has definitely improved our boatspeed in the diminishing wind. Everyone seems happy with the conditions and configuration.
But today it’s overcast again. We’re looking forward to seeing the sun!
Regards, Paul / VALIS

2 Responses to

  1. Rolf says:

    Good luck, enjoying the blog.

  2. Lisa Wear says:

    Love to see your updates and follow your track Paul! Safe and smooth sailing to you. See you at the island. Lisa (Michael M’s friend from your last Pac Cup voyage)

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