We are traveling fast on a great course with reefed main and mizzen and the full working jib. We are enjoying a relatively gentle ride and steering despite confused seas due to wind shifts. Nautical miles to Tahiti: 587.34
time: 2012-10-22 04:00 UTC/GMT (18:00 HST Oct 21)
position: 26 degrees 58.3 minutes S 152 degrees 31.2 minutes W
course: 025 degrees True
speed: 10 knots
weather: clearing skies with low-level cumulus, 75% cloud cover, will have stars to steer by
wind: SSE 15 to 25 knots
sea state: SSW swells 10 to 15 feet, SE swells 6 to 8 feet, SW swells 6 to 8 feet (diminishing), wind chop, confused but moderate seas
vessel and crew condition: all ok (Faafaite also)
Celestial Observations, Navigation Stars, Planets and Moon Phases: sun only. Today, we again steered principally by the wind and swells.
Animal Life: None observed today.
Sea Birds and Sea Life: Almost none observed today.