Saturday, November 7, 2015

Day 5 Minerva Reef to New Zealand

Looks like we turned the corner. Yesterday afternoon we stopped adding westerly to our position and tacked to a starboard tack. This pointed us much more south (and some unwanted east) as the wind had gone a little west of south -- very little west. If we stay on this course we will end up in Antarctica. The winds should continue to clock to the SW and then west putting us on a direct course for the entrance to the Bay of Islands, where our customs entry point Opua is. The seas have laid down and it is really a pleasant sail now. With the nasty front behind us this stuff is just like banging your head against the wall, it feels so good when you stop. We were the first boat of the boats near us to tack. I bet a number of them have decided to take the gamble by this morning.

About 310 miles to go.

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1 comment:

  1. It can be a trying passage. The wind often goes through 360*