Sailing Around The World

Passage to Christmas Island Day 3

Once again the wind at night dropped off to less then 5 knots and we in response sailed at 2 knots. It made for great sleeping but not so great for distance over ground. At 3:15 we turned the engine on and motor sailed till 9am as the morning wind filled in at 15 knots. We are currently sailing at 8 Knots making up for a very slow night and evening. We are hoping to maintain our current speed and wind for the next 140 nautical mile to get out of the shadow of Australia were the wind is organized and steady.

Current Position: 12deg 05.5min South, 127deg 44.8min East, UTC20:51, COG 269, SOG 7.7kts, WS 15kts, WD 180deg, swell <1 meter, Sunny and Clear, 80deg F, Water Temp 90.7deg F



2 responses

  1. Ian Mc Donald (Macca)

    Hi Dragonsbane crew mete some of you in Brisbane for lunch enjoy the blog safe sailing.

    August 27, 2014 at 8:03 am

  2. Ann

    Happy to see your journey on here again! Just got your post card from Australia in the mail yesterday. Thinking of you often!

    August 27, 2014 at 12:46 pm