Friday, June 13, 2014

Day 5

Yesterday was a beautiful day for a day sail. Bright sun and 15 to 17 knots.

During the night the winds built to 27 to 30. I got pushed west a fair amount. I wanted to wait for daylight and coffee to gybe in that kind of weather.

Gybe went well. Now scooting along at about 7 knots average; sometimes 9 others 4.5 depending on the waves. Waves are maybe 8 or 9 feet. Forecast seems accurate. Somewhere around here are 12 foot waves. Headed to a mark off of point Reyes 133 miles southeast.

Wondering about Kevin. Saw a gail warning near Flattery and southern winds from an approaching low. Don't know how Backbeat will do in these waves. I get a rail pretty deep into leeward every 20-25 waves. These conditions are similar to 2012 windy reach south of the Farrallones.

Listening to James Horner - Big soundtrack music.

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