Duplicat's Diary

No wind!
by Rick at 02:47:10, 2017-10-12 (day 1257)
The Duplicat curse strikes again. We can’t take all the blame ourselves though, we were talked into trying PredictWind out - an app on the iPad (and other devices) that not only gets the European weather model, but can do the passage planning. It showed 10-12 knots from the E or NE today, which would have been fine. Indeed - it was for the first half of the day. Then it went wrong...

Now the wind has shifted to the SW and is only blowing 5 knots. We’ve opted to anchor at Nomuka Iki as there seemed little point in trying to sail with 5 knots on the nose. Our friends on Nautilus had lots of rain this morning and the southerly winds at Big Mama’s Yacht Club - so they also opted to stay put.

So now we ‘wait on weather’...