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Welcome to our blog, describing our voyage aboard Bravo, a Kelly Peterson 46 sailboat with homeport in Seattle, Washington. We headed south in 2010, destined for Mexico and beyond. Cheers, Adam and Cindi

"As for me, I am tormented by an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts." -Herman Melville, 1844

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Passage to NZ Day 1 - Pedal to the Metal!!

Our 1st 24 hours of the passage have been some of the fastest we've ever done, averaging nearly 8 knots. Winds have been easterly, at about 15-23 kn, seas have been around 2 m. So it's been a bit bumpy, but we're not complaining!!! Bravo seems to know that she needs to boogey, as we're now getting forecast data that shows a sub tropical disturbance to the south of us forming on Sun/Mon. If we can maintain 6 kn, we should be past it, so hopefully the wind, will not die completely !!! Winds have eased to around 10 kn still out of the east, but we shook out the reefs and are still making 6.5 kn.

Passage stats:
current position: 21d 25'S 177d 24'E
course: 191d T@ 6.5kn
202 miles made good
848 miles to go
fishing report: uh, no, haven't even tried in these swells!
ship sightings: zero

All's well on board, nice sailing under sunny skies!!!

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