S rocks, P rocks, I rocks, N rocks, A rocks, double K rocks, E rocks, R rocks – SPINAKKER ROCKS!
Finally we’re running for real towards Hawaii. Through the night and half of thursday we reached into the Pacific using the A5 genakker before we hoisted the spinakker and celebrated the first milestone – 500 nautical miles! Only approx 1700 nm to go! The position report this morning still favours the boats on a more northerly route, but latest forecasts indicate that Cubaneren has a favorable position in terms of windspeeds and we are awaiting Friday’s report with excitement – especially since the boat handling changing from genakker to spinakker was flawless. Maybe 0.1 knots in lost boatspeed for 5 seconds. Winning!
The Siberian winter is finally about to leave us now, and today we’ve experienced something closer to a hot Norwegian summer – still cold, but not freezing. We’ve focused a lot on the sailing, so for you fans who is only chasing for gossips – it’s been a boring last 24 hours. Except, an unidentified crew member opened one of the large vacuumpacks with bacon last night – a meal that was not planned until end of the weekend. No suspects are yet identified, but investigations have been initiated. Anyways it resulted in the fact that we had bacon and eggs for lunch today, followed by pepper beef without pepper for dinner – so 4 point on the food scale. Updates to follow.
And hey, if you’re considering bringing your boat from Norway to the Pacific Ocean because you’ve heard rumors of easy and comfortable sailing – forget it. It’s just rumors! We actually recommend you just drop by the Hardangerfjord to experience similar conditions as the last 72 hours out here: windshifts of 40 degrees and change in windspeeds of 5 knots like every 10 minute or so. And yeah, if you drop by the Hardangerfjord you may see some exiting stuff like a troll tonque or something – the Pacific is currently nothing like the Kon Tiki movie. Where are all the sharks??