Day 621 [June 15/10] -- Improved progress

Today's Report
June 15/10 0800 JST / 1400 local

Position:  17°49'N, 147°36'W (North Pacific Ocean) 

Remaining distance to Yokohama finish:  15.7%

Assisted by an improved current, Saito-san saw a better DMG yesterday at 118 nm, as winds remained moderate out of the E and ENE at 11-15 kts. The current was slightly less than had been predicted, at 0.5 kts out of the SE and E, though still good for 10-12 miles toward Hawaii.

He has 665 nm remaining to reach his Hawaii stopover at Keehi Marina, averaging 111 nm a day over the past three days. Saito believes his ETA will be Monday, June 21, "in the morning."

Distance in last 24 hours: 119 nm over ground / 118 nm DMG
Total distance completed: 23,822 nm
To Yokohama: 4,462 nm
To Hawaii WP2: 665 nm
Heading: 272°
Reported boat speed: 4.5 kts
Average boat speed: 5.0 kts
Average daily DMG over last 3 days: 111 nm 
Weather: Overcast, cool 
Temperature: 23.0° C
Barometer: 1014 hPa 
Wind (from): 11-15 kts, ENE, sometimes E, expected to be 13-16 kts ENE over next 19 hrs
Waves: 1.5 m
Current (from): SE & E at 0.5 kts (better)
Engine: 0.0 hrs
Generator: 11.0 hrs
Sails: Genoa 50%, staysail 0%, mainsail 2-pt reef

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