July 18th, 06:00 pst – lat 27 11 N, lon 125 00 W

Half of the night was spent drifting. Our 24 hour run was just 135 nautical miles. We probably skirted the high too close. I’m no rock-star navigator, sorry Richard! Now we’re back sailing with a bit more speed: 8 knots heading 200 degrees. It feels like a hurricane! Speaking of which, the one that we are watching will miss Hawaii and should not be too much of a factor for the fleet. Now let’s see how quickly we can get into the Northwesterly trades. When you are headed Southwest, you get a cool sunrise every morning. Time for breakfast.

Richard and the sunset.