The night is brightly lit by the nearly full moon as Carina races up and down the waves, propelled by only a tiny slip of a mainsail and staysail. The seas seem to be calming down a bit but the wind continues strong.
We had hoped to maintain an average speed of <4 knots to make our destination in the late morning of Wednesday, but it seems impossible to slow down this little boat as she surges up the waves and gracefully slides down the other side, galloping through the night. If conditions continue as such we'll heave to sometime tomorrow to allow some hours to pass and to get back on our arrival "schedule".
At 6/4/2012 and 11:32 UTC (GMT) our position was: 10°57.57'S / 170°20.85'E.
We were traveling 227T degrees true at 4.5 knots.
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