Day 614 [June 8/10] -- Slow day ends on faster, tiring note

Today's Report
June 8/10 0800 JST / 1400 local

14°37'N, 133°35'W (North Pacific Ocean) 

Remaining distance to Yokohama finish:

Winds were moderate to weak for much of the period, but rose to hit 21 kts toward the end. "It was really busy," the skipper reported, after the wind direction changed to out of the ENE, presenting an uncontrolled jibe potential and forcing him to reduce the genoa head sail to 70%. "I'm very tired now," he said. Seas were half a meter higher at 3.0 meters and boat speed was moving between 5.0 and 6.5 kts from brisk gusts at early afternoon his time.

Current improved slightly but is still weak and somewhat variable at 0.3 kts out of the ENE and E.

Distance in last 24 hours: 110 nm over ground / 108 nm DMG
Total distance completed: 22,992 nm
To Yokohama: 5,208 nm
To Hawaii WP: 1,358 nm
Heading: 278°
Reported boat speed: 5.0 - 6.5 kts
Average boat speed: 4.6 kts
Average daily DMG over last 7 days: 113 nm 
Weather: Overcast & cool
Temperature: 24.0° C
Barometer: 1010 hPa (rising slowly)
Wind (from): 11-19 kts, NE & ENE expected to be 16-18 kts NE over next 19 hrs
Waves: 2.5 - 3.0 m
Current (from): E at 0.3-0.4 kts (weak)
Engine: 0.0 hrs
Generator: 12.75 hrs
Sails: Genoa 70%, staysail 0%, mainsail 2-pt reef

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