Day 546 [April 1/10] -- Solid progress as he passes a key milestone

Today's Report
April 1/10 0800 JST

25°54'S, 76°09'W (Pacific Ocean, 844 nm from Valdivia)

Another good day of progress as Saito-san passed a key milestone, breaking the 10,000 nm distance remaining to Yokohama. That means he has just 35% of the voyage still to go. 

He reported "no change" from yesterday, as the winds hit a groove the past 4 days that has not deviated more than a few knots below or above 18 out of the S or SSE. He said this morning the compass was pegged on "000."

Distance in last 24 hours: 139 nm
Distance completed: 18,377 nm
To Yokohama: 9,893 nm (distance remaining: 35.0%)
Heading: 000
Reported boat speed: 5.5 kt (day's average: 5.8 kt) under sail only
Weather: Partly cloudy 
Temperature: 18.0° C
Barometer: 1012 hPa (slight rise)
Wind (from): Favorable 14-18 kt SSE -- expected to be 18 kt SSE next 19 hrs
Waves: 2.0 m
Current (from): 0.3 kt NW
Engine rpms: 0 hrs
Generator: 10.5 hrs
Sails: Genoa 0%, staysail 100%, mainsail 2-pt reef

Position Map (click to enlarge)