Sailing Around The World

Day 2 Passage to New Zealand

Once again I can report that we have completed 156 nautical mile day and are track to make it to New Zealand by Monday 18th of November. The wind has been maintaining 20 to 24 knots in the last few hours but early this morning we did have a spell of 12 knots winds that appeared to clock to our nose. I thought like always the wind would turn to the direction of were we want to go. But after tacking out the 2 reefs in the main, raising up the staysail, and a full jib we were back up to to 7 knots of boat speed passing the low wind speed slick. We now have 2 reefs in the main, full staysail, and reefed jib making 7 to 9 knots in 23 knots of wind. Lots of ocean water coming over the decks but nothing to worry about. We are holding on to our pants but we are flying!

Current Position UTC03:33, 23deg 07.0min South 175deg 51.3min East, COG 198degs, SOG 7.6kts, WS 20 to 24kts, Swell 1 to 2 meters, WD 135deg ESE, Cloudy/overcast.

Key Abbreviations
COG: Course Over Ground/Heading
SOG: Speed Over Ground/boat speed in Knots
WS: Wind Speed/Apparent Wind Speed

Thanks for Checking up on Dragonsbane and Crew,


2 responses

  1. Mike Nelson

    You are making very good progress. It would be interesting if you posted daily and night time temperatures as you progress so we can see the effect of progressing south from the warm climes of Fiji. Hello to Jade and the rest of the crew. Thinking of you all.

    November 13, 2013 at 8:12 am

  2. Ann

    Thinking of you guys!! Keep up the posts! Love hearing from you.

    November 13, 2013 at 8:31 pm