Friday, November 18, 2016

Position report

As of 17.40 UTC
Our current position is 25.58S 159.29E
Heading 231 True
Speed 6 kts
Wind speed 17 Knots from the East
Seas 1.5m waves with 3 m long period swell from the east.
Distance traveled: 447nm
Distance to Sydney: 670nm

The last couple of days have been pretty good as the seas have been relatively benign and the winds constant at around 17-22 knots from the SE giving a nice beam reach, the only downside being that we have had a 1-1.5kt current against us and which meant that instead of averaging 7.5 to 8kts we have only been averaging 6.5kts.

The winds have now turned to the east and have lightened so we have slowed down somewhat and a further decrease in wind is forecast over the next couple of days.

We are now heading for Coffs Harbour and will see what the weather looks like as we approach the coast to decide if we check in at Coffs or carry on to Newcastle or Sydney. Should know is a couple of days.

Everybody is well onboard. Jude's leg is recovering nicely and Katya has been crocheting something.

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