Day 609 [June 3/10] -- Continuing progress

Today's Report
June 3/10 0800 JST / 1400 local

11°53'N, 124°30'W (North Pacific Ocean) 

Even under moderate winds and with no helpful assist from current, he did well during the period as he moved another 114 nm toward Hawaii. The current is circulating in his general vicinity, and should go more favorable in about a day at 0.3 - 0.9 kts from the east.

The rainy weather seems to be easing, and although continuing isolated thunderstorms could be seen within 170 miles at the time of his morning call, Saito-san has not yet had any come within striking distance.

No problems were reported.  

Distance in last 24 hours: 114 nm overground/DMG 
Total distance completed: 22,435 nm
To Yokohama: 5,765 nm (distance remaining: 20.6%)
To Hawaii WP: 1,910 nm
Heading: 283°
Reported boat speed: 5.0 kts
Average boat speed: 4.8 kts
Average daily DMG over last 7 days: 96 nm 
Weather: Overcast
Temperature: 27.0° C
Barometer: 1009 hPa (steady)
Wind (from): 14-17 kts, N expected to be 10-15 kts NE over next 19 hrs
Waves: 2.0 m
Current (from): SW and N at 0.3 kts (circulating)
Engine: 0.0 hrs
Generator: 8.0 hrs
Sails: Genoa 80%, staysail 0%, mainsail 2-pt reef

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