Hiro’s Journal / ヒロ日記より 03.02.2019 Day 7



北緯23度53分 経度121度12分 北の風 風速7メートル 6ノット 波50センチ

ボードヘディング268度 船速11キロ 


今朝7時やっと風が出てきて、帆を転回しセーリング出来るようになりました。7メートルの風の中、Dream Weaverは6ノット(11キロ)で快走中。昨日までの忍耐があったからこそ、この素晴らしいセーリングをよりエンジョイできていると思います。


[Enjoying nice sailing in Pacific Ocean]

March 2nd, 2 p.m. March 3rd 7 a.m. Japan Time, Day7, Weather: Clear

23 53N 121 12 W, North wind, Wind speed 7 meter/ 6 kts, Wave hight: 50 cm

Course 269°, Boat speed: 11km

We have been struggling from very weak wind for the past 6 days. The only time we had good wind was on the first day when the documentary maker, Fukuhara san’s ship was following us. I believe Fukuhara-san’s passion must have been the source of that powerful wind.

We finally have some decent wind from around 7 a.m. here and started to sail close-hauled in 7 meter wind. Currently that Dream Weaver is sailing joyfully at 6 kts.

This is Day 7. I feel this is a very special day as Shinbo-san and I’s voyage across the Pacific in 2013 came to an end on day 6 when we had a collision with a whale. I had some frightening memories pop up during the past 6 days but I think I have overcome them and am now actually enjoying the sailing.

Close-hauled /のぼり

Dream Weaver current location on March 3rd, 07:09 Japan Time

23.8744 N 121.2193 W, Course 262° true, 4.6 kts

Report from Doug at 2:17 a.m. Japan Time:

El Niño and the affects of a succession of low pressure systems forming off Hawaii have conspired since our departure to prevent us from heading west and have disrupted normal wind patterns.  Having said that we are at 23 57N   120 50 W on a heading of 250 degrees close-hauled ( who would have expected that?!) moving around 4.5 knots.   At this rate we will make Hawaii in around 17 days, much slower than expected.   Fortunately, the winds from Hawaii west look much better.

Dougからの報告 日本時間、午前2時17分

エルニーニョとその影響からハワイ沖で次々と発生する低気圧の状況は我々の出航と同じ頃から始まり、西への航路を阻み、通常の風向きのパターンを崩しています。そんな状況ですが、今、北緯23度57分 西経120度50分の所をコース250度、クローズホールド、のぼり(誰がそんな状況を想像したでしょう?)を船速4.5ノットで航行しています。このペースで行くとハワイ付近にはおよそ17日で到達する事になり予想よりかなり遅いです。幸いな事にハワイの西側の状況はずっとましな様です。