July 17th, 06:30 pst

The mighty Pegasus performed well in the last 24 hours: our 6 am position yesterday was 32-58 N, 119-20 W. This morning at 6 am we were at 28-35N, 122-39 W. A simple spherical geometry calculation gives us a great circle distance of 312 nautical miles at a course of 214 degrees true. That’s a pretty good 24 hour run double handed on a 50 foot boat. Pushing hard has its rewards: we averaged 13 knots of boat speed over the last 24 hours and we went South.

The Weather is very unsettled. There is a tropical depression ahead of us as the following chart shows.