Day 662 [July 26/10 JST] -- Another 3 or 4 days to Hawaii

Today's Report
July 26/10 0800 JST 

Position:  20°56'N, 160°32'W

Winds were good during the period but a mid-morning tack made the current unfavorable, slowing DMG by about a knot as he began another jog to the SE about 2 hours ago. He made 86 nm DOG and 43 nm DMG toward port, the best progress achieved since the engine went on vacation 6 days ago. 

Honolulu is now 148 nm to his NE, giving him an ETA of about 3 or 4 days.

No problems were reported.

Winds were 12-15 kts out of the ENE & E. On ClearPoint, they were predicted to rise somewhat, becoming 13 to 18 kts out of the ENE for the rest of the period, news that Saito-san declared "Good!" 

Distance in last 24 hours: 86 nm over ground / 43 nm DMG
Heading: 140°
Reported boat speed: 3.0 kts
Average boat speed: 4.8 kts
Engine: 0 hrs
Generator: 9.25 hrs
Weather: Mostly sunny skies, some clouds
Temperature: 26.6° C
Barometer: 1017 hPa
Wind (from): 12-15 kts ENE & E, expected to be 13-18 kts ENE over next 19 hrs
Waves: 2.0 m
Current (from): 0.9 kts SE (strongly unfavorable)
Sails: Mainsail 2-pt reef, genoa headsail 80%

Position Map

Tack to SE against .9 knt current. 148 nm from Honolulu.