Marquesas to Tuamotus

Tahanea Atoll

Date:May 12, 2014, 8:57 p.m.
Position:16 50.52 S, 144 41.55 W

Anchored at Tahanea atoll.

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Through the Atolls

Date:May 11, 2014, 10:01 p.m.
SOG (kts):7.0
Position:15 46.00 S, 144 5.00 W

Made our biggest run yesterday at 170 nm! Monitor steering the whole way from Eiao, haven't had to touch a thing. Approaching Tahanea atoll. Nice full moon this week to navigate by.
15 46' S

144 05' W

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Closing in on Tuamotus

Date:May 10, 2014, 9:59 p.m.
SOG (kts):7.9
Position:13 56.90 S, 143 22.00 W

We are closing in fast on the Tuamotus group and aiming for an atoll called Tahanea. Yesterday we covered 162 nm! Close-hauled to beam breach. Another fast run for Privateer!

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Fast Tradewind Sailing

Date:May 9, 2014, 9:57 p.m.
SOG (kts):7.0
Position:10 55.00 S, 141 52.00 W

Making a fast reach in 14-18 knot SE trades! Didn't have to touch sails or Monitor all day. Moon is waxing to full for our passage through the Tuamotus--good timing. We sailed through a vast school of tuna and landed a 40-pounder in the cockpit--freezer is stocked!

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Sailing for the Tuamotus

Date:May 8, 2014, 9:56 p.m.
SOG (kts):8.0
Position:8 34.18 S, 140 58.55 W

Under sail en route from Eiao, Marquesas Islands, to the Tuamotu archipelago. About a 550 mile passage. Left Eiao this evening and are flying along with 1st reef in Main, full yankee full staysail. Monitor steering and making 8 knots! Huge fish that look like massive grey goldfish at Eiao. One took a papaya into it's mouth after Kelsey threw it overboard. We are sad to leave the Marquesas, but it feels good to be on the blue road again!

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Departing Eiao

Date:May 7, 2014, 10:59 p.m.
Position:7 59.37 S, 140 42.37 W

Departing Eiao tomorrow.

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