Slowly we continue to catch up to the trailing edge of the depression, as the barograph has descended. The wind has stabilized at about 20 knots plus, we continue with the mainsail with 2 reefs, and fractional gennaker. But the storm is stretching out and it will slowly get quieter.

I’ve been in touch by email with Arnaud Boissieres, who was alongside us on the finger pier in LSDO for Vendée Globe 2008, and have been in touch with Eric and Alan as well.

Later today or tomorrow, I’ll have a Skype call with Murray Lister, my good friend from the New Zealand Pacific rescue of us in 1990 after the Capsize at Cape Horn, and who is also serving on our sitesALIVE Team of Experts for this program. Murray had an extraordinary career at sea, you can check his bio under Team of Experts. If you want to know about going to sea, ask him with Ask-A-Question.

Although the high speeds in an uneven sea are nerve-wracking for me, apparently I’m not the only one. As the others in the group are commenting similarly, that the sea is bad, that they may be slowing to save the boat, etc.

I made a short video about The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, inspired by Coleridge Bay north of Adams Island in the Auckland Islands on our path. I hope that you enjoy it!


51° 01’S x 161° 58’E
102° True
11.2 knots
15,062 nm
True Wind Speed
20 knots
True Wind Direction
Sails (click for sail diagram)
Mainsail (2 reefs), Fractional Gennaker
Air Temperature
54°F / 12.2°C
Sea Temperature
50°F / 10°C

Winch Pedestal Revolutions (daily) Amp Hours: Alternator (total) Amp Hours: Solar (total) Amp Hours: Hydro (total) Amp Hours: Wind (total)
3607 698 12,914 1974