Thursday, August 9, 2012

Rota to Tenerife, August 9, 2012

Noon Position
N 32 22.430
W 012 05.482
388 NM traveled
128 NM Last 24
5.1 Average Knots
318 NM to go

Another very pleasant 24 hours. Moderate winds, moderate seas. The wind has been slowly veering. I am 10 NM right of track. Since Reboot does not like to go dead down wind (without either poling out the jib, something I don't like doing single handing, or using a symmetric spinnaker, which I don't own) I will continue to drift to the right for a while. At some point the wind will have veered (according to Bill - KI4MMH) to the northeast. At that point I will gybe. If I do it now my VMG Waypoint will drop quite a bit. The Monitor wind steering is quite a gadget. It keeps the same heading to the wind. So once an hour I adjust it back on base course.

I should point out that not only have the winds been veering but the waves have been coming more to the stern. This has made the ride even more comfortable.

Fair winds and following seas.

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