Day 1071 [Sep. 8/11 JST] – All's Well Under Ideal Sailing Conditions

Today's Report
Sep. 8/11 JST 

Position:  28°11'N, 141°42'E
Remaining to Hachijojima:  294 nm (ETA: 3.25 days)
Remaining to Yokohama:  428 nm / 99.5% finished, (ETA: ?)

A rested and clearly pleased Saito-san enjoyed a quiet daybreak under clear skies and slightly cooler temperatures, the engine off and coasting over moderate seas at about 4 kts under sail – just the way he likes it.

He reported that everything was fine aboard ship, but that progress was "slow."

The sudden appearance of Typhoon Kulap, No. 14 of the season under the Japanese Meteorological Agency's system, appears to present no threat to Saito-san as it moves at 11 kts NNW obliquely away from his position. As of 0800 today it was 525 nm west and should be at least545 nm further away by tomorrow.

Sudden appearance of Typhoon Kanap 525 nm west at 0800 and moving away

Distance in last 20 hours: 77 nm DOG / 74 nm DMG
Total distance completed: 28,114 nm
To Yokohama: 428 nm (measured)
To Hachijojima: 294 nm (measured)

Ave DMG over last 2 days of sailing: - nm (measured) 
ETA, Yokohama: ? days

Heading: 345°
Reported boat speed: 4.0 - 4.5 kt
Average boat speed: 3.7 kt
Weather: clear w/ scattered clouds; mild
Temperature: 28.0° C
Barometer: 1013 hPa
Wind (from): 8-10 kts SE
Waves: 1.0 - 1.5 m
Sails: Genoa 90%, staysail 0%, mainsail 2pt reef
Engine: 3 hrs
Generator: 4 hrs

[Weather and wind forecasts are from ClearPoint Weather, a Saito 8 Supporting Sponsor.]