Hiro’s Journal / ヒロ日記より 04.03.2019 Day 38

4月3日 日本時間午前7時 38日目 天気晴れ

北緯18度48分 東経168度32分 東の風10ノット 

波30 CM  ヘディング320度 船速4.5ノット




Dream Weaver は頑丈で重たく、楽しいセーリングをするためには、15ノット以上の風が必要です。距離的に約600マイル(約1100 ㎞)短くなります。今のところ、予定より早く着けるのではないかと思われます。

April 3rd, JST, Day 38, Weather: Clear

18.48 N 169.32 E, East 10 kts. wind

Wave hight: 30 cm, Course: 320, Boat speed: 4.5 kts.

[ Big Decision ]

We made a big decision on April 2nd, 1 p.m., Japan Time (April 1st, 9 p.m., California Time.

Our original plan was to go west until we reach 150E and head north to Fukushima. As we mentioned over and over, the trade wind is very weak this year, then we were told that the winds will be low further west to 150E. After getting some advice / suggestions from our weather forecast advisor, our sailing instructor, Captain Keith and our friend, Kirk, we had discussion and came to the conclusion of changing course and turn right at 170E and head directly to Fukushima.

Dream Weaver a is very strong and heavy boat, so it requires more than 15 kts. winds to have a enjoyable sailing. Our new course will shorten the distance by 600 miles (1,100 km). Now we are expecting our arrival to be earlier than we thought it would be.


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