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Position Report: April 11, 2017

Position: 6º 26.1′ S 22º 9.198′ W We are having some really fantastic sailing today. Last night’s pizza was fantastic, and we are ripping along towards the site of the former ITCZ. it looks like there is a chance that we might be able to pass North while the ITCZ is absent. Fingers crossed. All […]

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Position Report: April 10, 2017

Position: 6º 41.742′ S 20º 0.282′ W Last night’s dinner turned out to be glorious chicken and slaw sandwiches. Ruby’s dough was used for focaccia instead of pizza (though we are having pizza tonight, I hear). And that was in turn made into sandwiches. For the non-GF non-cruiser set, this might sound under whelming, but […]

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Position Report: April 09, 2017

Position: 7º 7.47′ S 17º 13.47′ W The kids have requested to make one meal a day for the family. Considering that Ruby’s chocolate chip cookies are the best GF cookies I’ve ever had, I think we can trust them to do a good job. Tonight, it seems, is pizza night. We are making great […]

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Position Report: April 08, 2017

Position: 7º 47.01′ S 14º 53.94′ W We approached Ascension as twilight broke and wrapped slowly around the northwest tip of the island and down to the Georgetown Anchorage. The conditions were mild, and it seemed that the swell we had been warned of had left the area. After talking with friends on Gaia, we […]

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Position Report: April 07, 2017

Position: 9º 3.732′ S 12º 47.802′ W The kids made cookie dough yesterday and stashed enough in the freezer that we can have 2 cookies each per week until Martinique. Another bird hit the boat last night, this time it disappeared before I could check on it. The Wha? It’s finally starting to feel tropical. […]

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Position Report: April 06, 2017

Position: 10º 56.76′ S 11º 8.442′ W Making decent progress. Kids totally melted down yesterday, so much for sweet passage making mode. Last night on watch I got hit in the back of the head by a large seabird. That was pretty weird. It came to slowly and flew off after about an hour. All […]

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Position Report: April 05, 2017

Position: 12º 39.582′ S 9º 17.202′ W Day 2 was much like day 1. The conditions are very nearly ideal and we are making slower than normal but still good progress toward Ascension. It’s heartening that we are all slipping easily into cruising mode, given that we have 7000+ miles of it to do in […]

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Position Report: April 04, 2017

Position: 13º 59.808′ S 7º 44.802′ W We are on our way to Ascension Island. If everything goes according to plan we will be another 4 days at sea, then 3 days of rest before pushing onward for Martinique. The passage has been decent so far. The seas are a little lumpier than we had […]

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Position Report: March 22, 2017

Position: 15º 55.482′ S 5º 43.488′ W Moored in St Helena! Upon arrival we were greeted by the crews of no less than five boats who hopped right aboard for celebratory sundowners. Those who arrived before us report that this is a magical location, and our initial survey would lead us to concur. This most […]

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Position Report: March 22, 2017

Position: 16º 6.18′ S 4º 51.318′ W LAND HO! Vick spotted the faint outline of St Helena at 715GMT. We had 63 miles to go! It looks like we will make landfall just after sunset. I spotted a large turtle to port this morning. All is well.

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