Day 995 [June 24/11 JST] – Slower as High Pressure System Passes Just North

Today's Report
June 24/11 0800 JST 

Position:  23°13'N, 157°15'E
Remaining to Yokohama:  1,355 nm (ETA: 16-17 days)

Slower today as he was caught by a passing high pressure bulge that sapped the winds near him during much of yesterday. He made 75 DMG toward Hachijima, and was showing improved winds after jibing onto a more southerly heading. That was not converting well to progress, however, in the early part of the day. He expected to jibe again in a few hours onto a more favorable heading.

No other issues were indicated.

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Distance in last 24 hours: 78 nm DOG / 75 nm DMG
Total distance completed: 27,098 nm
To Yokohama: 1,335 nm (measured)
To Hachijo Jima: 1,226 nm (measured)
To 150th longitude (turn up to north): 394 nm (measured)

Average daily DMG over last 4 days of sailing: 97 nm (measured) 
ETA to Hachijo Jima: 13 days
ETA to Yokohama: 16 days

Heading: 205°
Reported boat speed: 3.0 – 3.5 kts
Average boat speed: 4.0 kts
Weather: Clear; warm
Temperature: 29.0° C
Barometer: 1014 hPa 
Wind (from): 8-10 kts ENE
Waves: 1.0 m
Sails: Genoa 90%, staysail 0%, mainsail 3pt reef
Engine: 0 hrs
Generator: 11 hrs in 3 sessions

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