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June 11, 2002

On board MV NORDHAVN 20:55 June 11th.

It has not been pleasure trip today. From the moment we departed Bahia Navidad we encountered confused seas with a prevailing swell of 5 to 15 feet (when measured from the trough to the to of the swell) , and 5 to 10 foot seas coming from the south west. Constant large breaking seas. Apparent wind was running anywhere from 25 kts to sustained gusts above 30 knots. In these conditions "Nordhavn" would build up speeds of 7+ knots then get slammed by a big wave dropping us down below 4 knots. We almost always had blue skies above with clouds surrounding us. The wind direction came from WNW, N and NE. It is currently on the nose at 20 kts. and the seas have calmed down to a point that they are only sloppy and not breaking too much. We will be making our right turn at Cabo Corrient for the (hoped for) run down swell to Puerto Vallarta, with our arrival time estimated to be 23:00 June 11th. Courtney Freeman, of Yachting Magazine will leave us tomorrow in PV. She as been a great crew member and we will miss her.

Thanks to Jerry Neely for recommending Bahia Naviad. It is a great place to stop even when you are not dodging tropical storms.

 

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