Sunday, May 21, 2017

22 May 2017 20:16Z


33 20.89 S
152 39.02 E
Course 005 True
Speed 2 knots

Winds SE variable below 10 knots
Seas SE 1.5 meters
Sky 80%
Bar 1023 steady

A long night. First sail with Clélia and Camille. We made it out of Sydney Harbor under sail and then slowly turned North as the wind shifted. We were doing OK until about 10 pm local. At that point there was a thunderstorm ahead of us. We turned East for the rest of the night. We are now well East of our track and have made very little progress North. The good news is we avoided the thunderstorm. Sunrise was welcomed as I had been cold all night.

Battery voltage is a concern. After overcast skies for a couple of days the batteries were not topped off when we left. Since we sailed rather than motored we did not generate electricity from the engine. As a result we ran a one hour charge from the engine in the middle of the night.

Fair winds and following seas :)

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