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....
an umbrella please

an umbrella please

FollowFollowFollow Well… it was inevitable after their delayed start, but today is Si’s birthday and he gets to spend it at sea! This makes him as old as the mighty sea dog Clawson himself. Whilst it is a delight to be spending it with his team-mates, slogging their...
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,...
Picking up speed…

Picking up speed…

FollowFollowFollow The winds have turned slightly more in our favour and picked up. The forecasts are predicting this to last for a few days at least, which if true, will accelerate us towards Oahu. As of writing we are setting our new 24hr mileage record. This is...