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Squall Busting

Squalls everywhere: A challenge yet an opportunity. We have lots of miles to make out.

The Moon-Bow. If you haven’t seen one, go look for one!

This I can’t take a picture of. But it’s cool and rare. There is an essentially full moon that makes the whole Ocean glitter. Moving across our track, diagonally, with more or less the speed of the wind are squall clouds. And then… the rarest thing had us all in awe. Our rookie, Seth-the-Santa-Cruz-Surfer spots…

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Sailing the Trades

Nice waves, warmer, refreshing breeze, it’s starting to feel like Paradise.

Looking for more wind

Looking for more wind: everything seems a bit warmer and less windy. Squalls are already forming in the early afternoon.

The Hawaiian Koa‘e

The Tropicbird, Hawaiian Koa‘e, just greeted us, 1000 miles off any land. This very elegant bird likes to come and hunt flying fish while staying in the air for weeks at a time. They’ll also dive for prey if they spot any. The genetic lineage of the Tropicbird is a bit of a mystery. A…

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Position Update: July 12, 6:00pm

Philippe uses MotionX-GPS HD on the iPad and is sharing with you the following track: Name: Transpacific 2011-4 Start Date: July 8, 2011 1:33 pm Map: View on Map Total Distance: 1,195 nautical miles Elapsed Time: 100:28:39 Avg Speed: 11.9 kts Max Speed: 20.5 kts Avg Pace: 05’03” per nm Min Altitude: 0 ft Max…

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