Around The World Voyage : Commentary : Leg 2

February 11, 2002

Time: 22:10
Local Position: 04.23' North -- 076.19 East
Course 269 degrees magnetic
Speed 7.3 knots

Fuel Information (as of noon local)
Fuel aboard 360 gallons
Distance remaining 235 miles

We enjoyed another excellent run of 196 miles over the past 24 hours. This morning a large squall line caused the wind to clock around to our port bow and lasted a few hours - blowing up to almost 20 knots. This wind has disrupted the exceptional current we have been enjoying and for the past 12 hours we have been running much slower.

As I write this we're only 157 miles from Malle however it's questionable whether or not we can make the anchorage in daylight hours tomorrow. We're running at 1,800 rpm tonight but still we're only making about 7.5 knots and this may not be fast enough. The entrance looks easy enough to do at night but I'd prefer a daylight entry.

Things continue to go extremely well with no problems to report.

 

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