Duplicat's Diary

Off we go...
by Rick at 19:59:11, 2017-10-19 (day 1264)
After a very nice gathering for sun-downers on She-san last night, the fleet is on the move this morning. She-san is first out of the gate and will be closely followed by Nautilus and Vega. We’ll leave an hour or so later, Loupan probably the same.

The models look good, with some motoring in 36 hours time for a day to punt through the high, then we should be able to sail most of the rest of the way. If we’re slow, then the threat of the low is receding with the latest model runs showing a high pressure and very light winds over a large area around New Zealand - so more motoring if it comes to that. Fingers crossed thats how it plays out :) However, we can get the updates at sea, and adjust over time.

Looks like about a week though, as successive model runs show lighter average winds.

I’ll try to update our spot position at 6am UK time daily - but it depends on what is going on and sea state etc.