July 21st, 14:00 utc – lat 25 31 N, lon 137 48 W

In the last 24 hours despite being ‘swallowed’ by a net, and stuck a couple of times behind windless squally clouds, we still managed to sail 249 nautical miles, most of those in the direction of the Diamond Head Lighthouse. We are now sailing in solid 18 knot winds, gusting, our cog is 255 degrees, true wind angle averaging 145 and true wind direction of 45 degrees. Life is good!

Richard and I split the night four hours on/off each. So we were both able to get 3 hours of sleep, which is a luxury that we both enjoyed. We both trust in each other’s abilities to do the right thing.

Night watch at Daybreak