The Japan Times, Japan’s largest and oldest English-language daily newspaper, invited Hiro and Doug to talk about their 54 day, non-stop voyage across the Pacific as part of the newspaper’s Deep Dive podcast series.
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.
Dream Weaver Support team will try Live Stream the launching ceremony on our Facebook Page. It will be from Feb. 24th, 12:30 pm on Pacific Time. For the folks who is in Japan, it will be from Feb. 25th 5:30 am your time. We may have some connection issue, but we will try what we can.
We are having one of the Dream Weaver support team member, Hiki-san and Hanaoka-san (what people call him legend!) came to see the boat. They are teaching Doug and Hiro more sailing technic in bad weather. We appreciate their time and effort!!!