Joy and sadness

Joy and sadness

FollowFollowFollow Today brought the crew both joy and sadness. It is with heavy heart we must reveal that Frank is finally no more. The crew are devastated that such a close friend, confident and utter workhorse has passed suddenly and will not complete the voyage....
Give us a break – not literally!

Give us a break – not literally!

FollowFollowFollow Would you believe me if I told you their auto helm packed up an hour ago? Completely died. No worries, they have replaced it, realigned the rudder and steering, and are are under way again. It is now 100 nautical miles to the next, and final check...
On the last lap

On the last lap

FollowFollowFollow We have made the 200 miles to go mark! It is early morning on the 9th for us (Hawaii is 3 hours behind California and 11 hours behind the UK). The impact of our earlier slow progress can now be seen, and it is not pretty. Unless there is divine...
Boats against the current

Boats against the current

FollowFollowFollow As we push closer and closer there is always the nagging feeling that the mighty Pacific is not quite finished with you yet. We have been making excellent progress and averaging over 60 nautical miles each day, but yesterday ran into a brick wall....
Rogue waves and flying fish

Rogue waves and flying fish

FollowFollowFollow Return of the rogue wave! As we’ve mentioned before, our progress has been dictated by the conditions. As the wind speed picks up (assuming it is coming from the right direction), there comes a point where it is pushing you faster than you can row,...