Sunday, July 1, 2007

Update 7 AM HST

Southern tip of Catalina Island is 50 miles away, Point Furman (sp?) - the start line for the TransPac is 72 miles away at 060 magnetic. Happily, Cirrus is on target heading 060. Lat. 33 deg. 23 min. N, 119 deg, 41 min. W.
Last night was very rough with high winds and 12-15 foot breaking waves. No jib and a double reef. Everyone is licking their proverbial wounds this morning but the wind is now lighter and they are making 5 kn. and anticipate putting the jib out and shaking out the reef. At the current pace, they should make Pt. Furman in about 24 hours.
They have several possible people to call to help with getting into the slip. There's good old reliable Joel. In addition, TransPac has assigned a host who lives near the harbor and there is also the possibility of aid from the harbor master.
That's it for now. I'll keep you posted.

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