Day 389 [Oct. 27/09] -- Cape Horn position update

Position (1400 JST)
55°32'S, 66°05'W -- 38 nm east of Cape Horn
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Distance completed to Yokohama finish: 65%
Heading: 220
Boat speed: 6.0 kt (7-day average: -- kt)
Weather: Overcast, cold, winds strong, seas moderate
Barometer: 981 hPa (rising)
Waves: 2.5-3.0 m
Wind (from): 30-35 kt WNW
Current (from): 1.0 kt SW

Today's Report UPDATE (1400 JST)

At the time of his call, he was approx. 38 nm east and slightly north of the islands below Cape Horn. At a speed of 6 kts, he is expected to pass below the islands in 6 - 8 hours.

He reports no problems. He said the seas are "not bad" at 2.5 to 3.0 m. Winds were strong, as predicted by ClearPoint, and were expected to drop in about 3 hours into the mid teens to lower 20s. They will rise again into the low 30s in about 10 hours.

Iridium reception was a bit poorer, and wind noise was apparent, with Saito-san shouting to be heard.

Saito-san will call in his next position at 2000 JST.