We are sailing with Molokai to port, still pointing in to the Kaiwi Channel. This means that we found the wildest layline! After 5 gybes some place out there in the middle of the Pacific on windshifts, we chose to go, and have been in fast VMG mode on port tack the last 650 miles. We mean it will be perfect to do the last gybe north/west of Molokai so that we cross the Kaiwi channel on starboard in the funnel effect between the islands giving some north direction on the wind and a good angle.
Humm.. That was a lot of strategy, but definitely something we spend time on discussing.
We have reported an ETA at 0400 Hawaii time, so we will anyway finish in the dark this time too. We are not planning to wait until daylight, the Mai Tais are hopefully ready for us in the night or early morning too!