The battle continues in division 7 – and what a race! Yesterday and last night we gained 15 nm on the Cal 40 Azure who has been in front of divison 7 since start,,,, – but things are changing! We’ve physically passed Azure now and have a shorter distance to Hawaii, but lack a couple of more miles to be number one also on corrected time. We just missed our 200 nm target yesterday by 6 miles, but belive us – we are sailing like hell for the moment – and as we speak the current figures match 200+ miles for tomorrow morning. The sail configuration is still spinakker and full main at about 12-18 knots and great surfin’ waves. From an overall perspective we are still in front of Comanche, even though they sat a new 24h Transpac record for monohulls covering 484.1 nautical miles this morning. We’ve concluded Cubaneren must be fast!
From a sightseeing perspective the attractions remains to be missing – although we appreciated the flying fish and a random small bird checking out our racing machine today. As the boat now finally is travelling in something closer to a horisontal level (remember we’re sailing an overrigged cano) – some of the crew members were forced to take a saltwater shower on the sunset cocktail deck aft of the cockpit due to evolving odeur issues. This is reported not to be a pretty sight.
Following your feedbacks about the weather situation discussed yesterday, the crew is now demonstratively wearing shorts and longsleeves at daytime to pretend it’s summer. As a result one beer per crew member was permitted to temporarily forget about the cold. Winning!
Saturdays in Norway means pizza evening (thank you Stabburet & Grandiosa) – but due to lack of freeze dried pizzas we opted for lasagne tonight. The packaging said «a taste of little Italy», and even though we’re stuck in 100% overcast in the Pacific Ocean in something named after a place they make sigars, we agreed it was at least a 5 on the food score.
To our female followers: Maren is still onboard.
Note to Theresa and Kevin: we remember you and will get back to you with our ASL.