When we were long distance cruising, we very often had sundowner drinks. In these days, we have the full moon, and that brings up several good drink opportunities! A challenge of course is that the sundowner and moonraiser is happening at the same time. As also the moondowner and sunraiser are. In the meantime, you could of course enjoy the moonshine!
About 14 hours ago we passed the half-sailed distance, and that was celebrated with 3 sips of a nice home-made beer along with egg and bacon for lunch. The first non-freeze-dried meal so far.
From position report to position report yesterday we came 196 NM closer to Honolulu. The first 2 of those hours were not in very favorable conditions, so now we are really moving. We have one reef and S4 (spinnaker) up, and over the last 2 hours Ian has had the helm and done 19 miles. If the conditions keep up like this, we will in other words actually have a chance to do more than 210 miles in 24 hours. The previous record for this boat is 206. We are now leading the class and are actually gaining ground also on Free, the Swan 46.