83 yr old, SF to Osaka solo

ProaSailor

dreaming my life away...
6,105
791
Oregon
I found a way to export hourly coordinates from the tracker in JSON format (currently 436 points in a 15K line text file), then wrote PHP code to:

  • sort the points by a sequence 'key'
  • calculate the distances between all points to get the actual distance traveled
  • derive average speed and GC distance remaining to Nishinomiya
  • estimate days remaining, total days and percent completed

So with only a few mouse clicks, I get the following: (in addition to the complete sorted list of hourly coordinates)

  • Days so far: 18.13
  • Distance from San Francisco: 1981.6 NM
  • Average speed: 4.56 knots
  • GC distance to Nishinomiya: 3725.6 NM
  • Days remaining (estimated): 34.08
  • Total days (estimated): 52.2
  • Percent completed (estimated): 34.7%

Again, I don't know what his route ahead will be - certainly longer than the great circle distance used - but this method will become increasingly accurate as he approaches Japan.  And it's now very quick and easy to produce.

 
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ProaSailor

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6,105
791
Oregon
Looks like he is about to pass through the Kaiwi Channel between Oʻahu and Molokaʻi.

Kenichi_Horie_Apr15a.png

[...]  (date/time shown is PDT)
April 15, 2022, 12:48 am | 5.52 NM | 21.428629159927368, -156.64918184280396
April 15, 2022, 1:48 am | 5.22 NM | 21.406205892562866, -156.74479722976685
April 15, 2022, 2:48 am | 4.91 NM | 21.386711597442627, -156.83569192886353
April 15, 2022, 3:48 am | 4.03 NM | 21.364352703094482, -156.92017078399658

Hourly waypoint count: 475

  • Last WP: 21.381,-156.99 | April 15, 2022, 4:48 am
  • Track distance from San Francisco: 2166.1 NM
  • Days so far: 19.794
  • Average speed: 4.56 knots
  • GC distance to Nishinomiya: 3612 NM
  • Days remaining (estimated): 33.007
  • Total days (estimated): 52.8
  • Percent completed (estimated): 37.5%

* As before, his actual route forward will certainly be longer that the "GC distance to Nishinomiya" I used.

 
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Kolibri

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Haleiwa, HI
In one of the early Latitude 38 articles he said he planned to pass Hawaii a few miles to the south. The article wasn't clear if "Hawaii" was referring to the Big Island or not. He said he wanted to go that route because it was much warmer and he wanted to sail in a t-shirt. He didn't say anything about stopping in Hawaii.

 

LTR

Member
303
10
USA
I would rather eat shit and die in the ocean than sitting in a room at some senior housing facility. 

This guy does not seem to be floating and drifting around like Rimas! 

Send it!

 

ProaSailor

dreaming my life away...
6,105
791
Oregon
He didn't say anything about stopping in Hawaii.
That would save me the trouble of modifying the PHP code to handle a stop, which I wasn't looking forward to.

Hope he knows to stay out of the wind shadow on the leeward side of all the islands.

https://www.windy.com/?20.133,-159.060,7,m:egFaM2

Typical trade wind E 16 knots gusting to 24 knots, Waves E 6 feet at 7 secs., Current flowing W 0.9 knots

Kenichi_Horie_Apr15a.jpg

Kenichi_Horie_Apr15b.jpg

 
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ProaSailor

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791
Oregon
Kenichi Horie sailed into Oahu's wind shadow for a few hours but is emerging now, doing 4.1 knots.  He didn't stop.

Kenichi_Horie_Apr16a.png

 

ProaSailor

dreaming my life away...
6,105
791
Oregon
Kenichi_Horie_Apr29a.png

His tracker

航海日記 (nautical diary)
https://www.suntorymermaid.com/sm3/category/diary/

I am sailing well.
April 27, weather cloudy

Updated on 2022/04/28 (Japan time)

The Japanese archipelago has appeared on the left side of the weather map. When I left San Francisco, the Hawaiian Islands were on the left side of the weather map. It came to the center, turned to the right and disappeared from the weather map. Finally cross the International Date Line. It is still more than half of the voyage. You need to step on the back and step on the lid. do one's best.

* All dates in the logbook text are local time.
Waypoint count: 809

Last WP: 23.987,177.981 | April 29, 2022, 3:20 am PDT
Track distance from San Francisco: 3602.8 NM
Days so far: 33.733
Average speed: 4.45 knots
GC distance to Nishinomiya: 2306.3 NM
Days remaining (estimated): 21.594
Total days (estimated): 55.326
Percent completed (estimated): 61%

 
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ProaSailor

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791
Oregon
Looking at the forecast for at least a few days, the east trade wind holds steady if he stays south of latitude 25, even dipping into the edge of the tropics for 2,000 NM.  Here is a route that stays south to get west, then goes north to Nishinomiya.  2,800 NM / 4.5 knots = 622 hours / 24 = 26 more days for a total of 60 days?

https://on.windy.com/6fdqb

Kenichi_Horie_Apr30d.jpg

 

ProaSailor

dreaming my life away...
6,105
791
Oregon
Kenichi_Horie_May4a.png

Hourly tracker

May 3, 2022, 12:47 am | 4.76 NM | 24.36919927597046, 170.3193712234497
May 3, 2022, 1:47 am | 4.81 NM | 24.380571842193604, 170.2333903312683
May 3, 2022, 2:47 am | 4.82 NM | 24.393081665039062, 170.1465082168579
May 3, 2022, 3:47 am | 4.23 NM | 24.40191149711609, 170.05900382995605
May 3, 2022, 4:47 am | 4 NM | 24.410172700881958, 169.9821424484253
May 3, 2022, 5:47 am | 4.25 NM | 24.414786100387573, 169.9092721939087
May 3, 2022, 6:47 am | 4.35 NM | 24.428733587265015, 169.83314037322998
May 3, 2022, 7:48 am | 4.57 NM | 24.443271160125732, 169.75533485412598
May 3, 2022, 8:48 am | 4.85 NM | 24.46631669998169, 169.6756625175476
May 3, 2022, 9:48 am | 4.84 NM | 24.505101442337036, 169.59783554077148
May 3, 2022, 10:48 am | 4.62 NM | 24.546858072280884, 169.5220685005188
May 3, 2022, 11:48 am | 4.71 NM | 24.581533670425415, 169.44658041000366
May 3, 2022, 12:48 pm | 4.77 NM | 24.61115598678589, 169.36667203903198
May 3, 2022, 1:48 pm | 4.62 NM | 24.645380973815918, 169.28792238235474
May 3, 2022, 2:48 pm | 4.67 NM | 24.66159224510193, 169.2052674293518
May 3, 2022, 3:49 pm | 4.38 NM | 24.67057228088379, 169.12035942077637
May 3, 2022, 4:49 pm | 4.49 NM | 24.677664041519165, 169.04049396514893
May 3, 2022, 5:49 pm | 4.55 NM | 24.679477214813232, 168.95826816558838
May 3, 2022, 6:49 pm | 4.5 NM | 24.672889709472656, 168.87516260147095
May 3, 2022, 7:49 pm | 4.68 NM | 24.66680645942688, 168.7929368019104
May 3, 2022, 8:49 pm | 4.34 NM | 24.663652181625366, 168.7072777748108
May 3, 2022, 9:50 pm | 4.44 NM | 24.664478302001953, 168.6278200149536
May 3, 2022, 10:50 pm | 4.52 NM | 24.677846431732178, 168.54789018630981
May 3, 2022, 11:50 pm | 4.64 NM | 24.695130586624146, 168.46725225448608
May 4, 2022, 12:50 am | 4.61 NM | 24.717564582824707, 168.38584184646606
May 4, 2022, 1:50 am | 4.81 NM | 24.746875762939453, 168.30771446228027
May 4, 2022, 2:50 am | 5.04 NM | 24.773815870285034, 168.22473764419556
May 4, 2022, 3:50 am | 5.04 NM | 24.80789065361023, 168.14023733139038
May 4, 2022, 4:50 am | 4.95 NM | 24.842147827148438, 168.05597305297852
May 4, 2022, 5:51 am | 4.78 NM | 24.880406856536865, 167.97565698623657
May 4, 2022, 6:51 am | 4.75 NM | 24.92201328277588, 167.90087699890137
May 4, 2022, 7:51 am | 4.48 NM | 24.956023693084717, 167.82223463058472
Waypoint count: 934

Last WP: 24.988,167.748 | May 4, 2022, 8:51 am PDT
Track distance from San Francisco: 4181.5 NM
Days so far: 38.962
Average speed: 4.47 knots
GC distance to Nishinomiya: 1778.4 NM
Days remaining (estimated): 16.571
Total days (estimated): 55.533
Percent completed (estimated): 70.2%

https://www.windy.com/?34.579,150.557,5,m:emPakO8

Wind E 14 knots gusting to 19 knots, Waves E 6 feet at 7 secs., Current flowing N 0.5 knots, Temp 76 F

Windy_Kenichi_Horie_May4a.jpg

航海日記 (nautical diary)
https://www.suntorymermaid.com/sm3/category/diary/

Over 60% of the itinerary
May 2 weather fine

2022/05/02 update (Japan time)

It is sailing smoothly. About a week earlier than planned, it exceeded 60% of the total itinerary.
Head west on the 24th parallel north of your current location, aiming for Minamitorishima, North Iwojima, and 10 miles south of Cape Muroto.
The Kuroshio does not ride but crosses. I think this yacht will fully demonstrate its capabilities.
The point to note is the typhoon. I hope you don't come across it.

* All dates in the logbook text are local time.

Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. Site Click here for location information during the voyage of Suntory Mermaid III

 
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Jud - s/v Sputnik

Super Anarchist
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1,704
Canada
View attachment 508340

Hourly tracker

May 3, 2022, 12:47 am | 4.76 NM | 24.36919927597046, 170.3193712234497
May 3, 2022, 1:47 am | 4.81 NM | 24.380571842193604, 170.2333903312683
May 3, 2022, 2:47 am | 4.82 NM | 24.393081665039062, 170.1465082168579
May 3, 2022, 3:47 am | 4.23 NM | 24.40191149711609, 170.05900382995605
May 3, 2022, 4:47 am | 4 NM | 24.410172700881958, 169.9821424484253
May 3, 2022, 5:47 am | 4.25 NM | 24.414786100387573, 169.9092721939087
May 3, 2022, 6:47 am | 4.35 NM | 24.428733587265015, 169.83314037322998
May 3, 2022, 7:48 am | 4.57 NM | 24.443271160125732, 169.75533485412598
May 3, 2022, 8:48 am | 4.85 NM | 24.46631669998169, 169.6756625175476
May 3, 2022, 9:48 am | 4.84 NM | 24.505101442337036, 169.59783554077148
May 3, 2022, 10:48 am | 4.62 NM | 24.546858072280884, 169.5220685005188
May 3, 2022, 11:48 am | 4.71 NM | 24.581533670425415, 169.44658041000366
May 3, 2022, 12:48 pm | 4.77 NM | 24.61115598678589, 169.36667203903198
May 3, 2022, 1:48 pm | 4.62 NM | 24.645380973815918, 169.28792238235474
May 3, 2022, 2:48 pm | 4.67 NM | 24.66159224510193, 169.2052674293518
May 3, 2022, 3:49 pm | 4.38 NM | 24.67057228088379, 169.12035942077637
May 3, 2022, 4:49 pm | 4.49 NM | 24.677664041519165, 169.04049396514893
May 3, 2022, 5:49 pm | 4.55 NM | 24.679477214813232, 168.95826816558838
May 3, 2022, 6:49 pm | 4.5 NM | 24.672889709472656, 168.87516260147095
May 3, 2022, 7:49 pm | 4.68 NM | 24.66680645942688, 168.7929368019104
May 3, 2022, 8:49 pm | 4.34 NM | 24.663652181625366, 168.7072777748108
May 3, 2022, 9:50 pm | 4.44 NM | 24.664478302001953, 168.6278200149536
May 3, 2022, 10:50 pm | 4.52 NM | 24.677846431732178, 168.54789018630981
May 3, 2022, 11:50 pm | 4.64 NM | 24.695130586624146, 168.46725225448608
May 4, 2022, 12:50 am | 4.61 NM | 24.717564582824707, 168.38584184646606
May 4, 2022, 1:50 am | 4.81 NM | 24.746875762939453, 168.30771446228027
May 4, 2022, 2:50 am | 5.04 NM | 24.773815870285034, 168.22473764419556
May 4, 2022, 3:50 am | 5.04 NM | 24.80789065361023, 168.14023733139038
May 4, 2022, 4:50 am | 4.95 NM | 24.842147827148438, 168.05597305297852
May 4, 2022, 5:51 am | 4.78 NM | 24.880406856536865, 167.97565698623657
May 4, 2022, 6:51 am | 4.75 NM | 24.92201328277588, 167.90087699890137
May 4, 2022, 7:51 am | 4.48 NM | 24.956023693084717, 167.82223463058472
Waypoint count: 934

Last WP: 24.988,167.748 | May 4, 2022, 8:51 am PDT
Track distance from San Francisco: 4181.5 NM
Days so far: 38.962
Average speed: 4.47 knots
GC distance to Nishinomiya: 1778.4 NM
Days remaining (estimated): 16.571
Total days (estimated): 55.533
Percent completed (estimated): 70.2%

https://www.windy.com/?34.579,150.557,5,m:emPakO8

Wind E 14 knots gusting to 19 knots, Waves E 6 feet at 7 secs., Current flowing N 0.5 knots, Temp 76 F

View attachment 508342

航海日記 (nautical diary)
https://www.suntorymermaid.com/sm3/category/diary/
Typical Japanese understatement: “The point to note is the typhoon. I hope you don't come across it.”

:)

 

ProaSailor

dreaming my life away...
6,105
791
Oregon
Windy_Kenichi_Horie_May11a.png

His hourly tracker.

May 10, 2022, 12:08 am | 4.06 NM | 24.873679876327515, 156.7820692062378
May 10, 2022, 1:08 am | 3.87 NM | 24.86577272415161, 156.70810461044312
May 10, 2022, 2:08 am | 4.08 NM | 24.852490425109863, 156.6385817527771
May 10, 2022, 3:08 am | 4.23 NM | 24.83535647392273, 156.56609773635864
May 10, 2022, 4:08 am | 4.54 NM | 24.816945791244507, 156.49125337600708
May 10, 2022, 5:08 am | 4.54 NM | 24.794769287109375, 156.41170978546143
May 10, 2022, 6:08 am | 4.24 NM | 24.773590564727783, 156.3317584991455
May 10, 2022, 7:08 am | 4.28 NM | 24.7531521320343, 156.25740766525269
May 10, 2022, 8:09 am | 4.09 NM | 24.740889072418213, 156.18009567260742
May 10, 2022, 9:09 am | 3.9 NM | 24.72793936729431, 156.106538772583
May 10, 2022, 10:09 am | 4.04 NM | 24.703584909439087, 156.04029893875122
May 10, 2022, 11:09 am | 3.7 NM | 24.679198265075684, 155.97141981124878
May 10, 2022, 12:09 pm | 3.6 NM | 24.667460918426514, 155.90487957000732
May 10, 2022, 1:09 pm | 3.2 NM | 24.671645164489746, 155.83902597427368
May 10, 2022, 2:09 pm | 3.07 NM | 24.680635929107666, 155.78121900558472
May 10, 2022, 3:09 pm | 2.97 NM | 24.696375131607056, 155.72768211364746
May 10, 2022, 4:09 pm | 3.39 NM | 24.702093601226807, 155.67363023757935
May 10, 2022, 5:10 pm | 3.36 NM | 24.696675539016724, 155.6118106842041
May 10, 2022, 6:10 pm | 3.29 NM | 24.692630767822266, 155.55042028427124
May 10, 2022, 7:10 pm | 3.45 NM | 24.687341451644897, 155.49044609069824
May 10, 2022, 8:10 pm | 3.41 NM | 24.68007802963257, 155.4278540611267
May 10, 2022, 9:10 pm | 3.43 NM | 24.67578649520874, 155.36554098129272
May 10, 2022, 10:10 pm | 3.69 NM | 24.673619270324707, 155.30277729034424
May 10, 2022, 11:10 pm | 3.69 NM | 24.680689573287964, 155.23572206497192
May 11, 2022, 12:10 am | 3.83 NM | 24.684627056121826, 155.16825914382935
May 11, 2022, 1:10 am | 4.27 NM | 24.69375729560852, 155.09875774383545
May 11, 2022, 2:11 am | 22 NM | 24.70551609992981, 155.02161741256714
May 11, 2022, 8:11 am | 3.35 NM | 24.71245765686035, 154.61868524551392
May 11, 2022, 9:12 am | 3.35 NM | 24.70452904701233, 154.55793857574463
May 11, 2022, 10:12 am | 3.16 NM | 24.68881130218506, 154.49914455413818
May 11, 2022, 11:12 am | 3.07 NM | 24.67774987220764, 154.44260358810425
May 11, 2022, 12:12 pm | 3.39 NM | 24.673662185668945, 154.3866205215454
Waypoint count: 1101

Last WP: 24.667,154.325 | May 11, 2022, 1:12 pm
Track distance from San Francisco: 4929 NM
Days so far: 46.143
Average speed: 4.45 knots
GC distance to Nishinomiya: 1157.6 NM
Days remaining (estimated): 10.837

Total days (estimated): 56.981
Percent completed (estimated): 81%

https://www.windy.com/?28.324,156.797,5,m:emhaksp

Wind E 4 knots gusting to 8 knots, Waves E 6 feet at 9 secs., Current flowing SW 0.7 knots, Temp 78 F

Windy_Kenichi_Horie_May11b.jpg

航海日記 (nautical diary)
https://www.suntorymermaid.com/sm3/category/diary/

Pass the north side of Minamitorishima
May 11 weather fine

Updated on 2022/05/11 (Japan time)

The waves are small and the wind is weak. It is a calm sea following yesterday. According to the weather forecast, it will continue until tomorrow.
Whether to pass the north side of Minamitorishima or to the south side. I was worried. If you go west on the current course, you will pass 24 miles north of Minamitorishima. It's a little too close, but the island looks bright even at night with lighthouses and searchlights. Be careful and sail on the north side.

The time difference with Japan has been reduced to 1 hour.

* All dates in the logbook text are local time.

Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. Site Click here for location information during the voyage of Suntory Mermaid III


date_default_timezone_set("Asia/Tokyo"); // Japan time


May 10, 2022, 12:06 am | 4.32 NM | 24.86953854560852, 158.07806968688965
May 10, 2022, 1:06 am | 4.51 NM | 24.873626232147217, 157.9989767074585
May 10, 2022, 2:06 am | 4.64 NM | 24.872252941131592, 157.91632175445557
May 10, 2022, 3:06 am | 4.69 NM | 24.885213375091553, 157.8324007987976
May 10, 2022, 4:06 am | 4.97 NM | 24.8940646648407, 157.74699926376343
May 10, 2022, 5:06 am | 4.97 NM | 24.90046977996826, 157.65612602233887
May 10, 2022, 6:06 am | 4.7 NM | 24.897315502166748, 157.56508111953735
May 10, 2022, 7:07 am | 4.23 NM | 24.892594814300537, 157.47905731201172
May 10, 2022, 8:07 am | 4.26 NM | 24.887380599975586, 157.40163803100586
May 10, 2022, 9:07 am | 4.42 NM | 24.8815655708313, 157.32378959655762
May 10, 2022, 10:07 am | 4.19 NM | 24.878958463668823, 157.2428297996521
May 10, 2022, 11:07 am | 4.06 NM | 24.879151582717896, 157.16601133346558
May 10, 2022, 12:07 pm | 4.44 NM | 24.8740017414093, 157.0918321609497
May 10, 2022, 1:07 pm | 4.31 NM | 24.87553596496582, 157.0103359222412
May 10, 2022, 2:07 pm | 4.2 NM | 24.87303614616394, 156.9313931465149
May 10, 2022, 3:08 pm | 3.95 NM | 24.8765766620636, 156.8544888496399
May 10, 2022, 4:08 pm | 4.06 NM | 24.873679876327515, 156.7820692062378
May 10, 2022, 5:08 pm | 3.87 NM | 24.86577272415161, 156.70810461044312
May 10, 2022, 6:08 pm | 4.08 NM | 24.852490425109863, 156.6385817527771
May 10, 2022, 7:08 pm | 4.23 NM | 24.83535647392273, 156.56609773635864
May 10, 2022, 8:08 pm | 4.54 NM | 24.816945791244507, 156.49125337600708
May 10, 2022, 9:08 pm | 4.54 NM | 24.794769287109375, 156.41170978546143
May 10, 2022, 10:08 pm | 4.24 NM | 24.773590564727783, 156.3317584991455
May 10, 2022, 11:08 pm | 4.28 NM | 24.7531521320343, 156.25740766525269
May 11, 2022, 12:09 am | 4.09 NM | 24.740889072418213, 156.18009567260742
May 11, 2022, 1:09 am | 3.9 NM | 24.72793936729431, 156.106538772583
May 11, 2022, 2:09 am | 4.04 NM | 24.703584909439087, 156.04029893875122
May 11, 2022, 3:09 am | 3.7 NM | 24.679198265075684, 155.97141981124878
May 11, 2022, 4:09 am | 3.6 NM | 24.667460918426514, 155.90487957000732
May 11, 2022, 5:09 am | 3.2 NM | 24.671645164489746, 155.83902597427368
May 11, 2022, 6:09 am | 3.07 NM | 24.680635929107666, 155.78121900558472
May 11, 2022, 7:09 am | 2.97 NM | 24.696375131607056, 155.72768211364746
May 11, 2022, 8:09 am | 3.39 NM | 24.702093601226807, 155.67363023757935
May 11, 2022, 9:10 am | 3.36 NM | 24.696675539016724, 155.6118106842041
May 11, 2022, 10:10 am | 3.29 NM | 24.692630767822266, 155.55042028427124
May 11, 2022, 11:10 am | 3.45 NM | 24.687341451644897, 155.49044609069824
May 11, 2022, 12:10 pm | 3.41 NM | 24.68007802963257, 155.4278540611267
May 11, 2022, 1:10 pm | 3.43 NM | 24.67578649520874, 155.36554098129272
May 11, 2022, 2:10 pm | 3.69 NM | 24.673619270324707, 155.30277729034424
May 11, 2022, 3:10 pm | 3.69 NM | 24.680689573287964, 155.23572206497192
May 11, 2022, 4:10 pm | 3.83 NM | 24.684627056121826, 155.16825914382935
May 11, 2022, 5:10 pm | 4.27 NM | 24.69375729560852, 155.09875774383545
May 11, 2022, 6:11 pm | 22 NM | 24.70551609992981, 155.02161741256714
May 12, 2022, 12:11 am | 3.35 NM | 24.71245765686035, 154.61868524551392
May 12, 2022, 1:12 am | 3.35 NM | 24.70452904701233, 154.55793857574463
May 12, 2022, 2:12 am | 3.16 NM | 24.68881130218506, 154.49914455413818
May 12, 2022, 3:12 am | 3.07 NM | 24.67774987220764, 154.44260358810425
May 12, 2022, 4:12 am | 3.39 NM | 24.673662185668945, 154.3866205215454
Waypoint count: 1101

Last WP: 24.667,154.325 | May 12, 2022, 5:12 am
Track distance from San Francisco: 4929 NM
Days so far: 46.143
Average speed: 4.45 knots
GC distance to Nishinomiya: 1157.6 NM
Days remaining (estimated): 10.837
Total days (estimated): 56.981
Percent completed (estimated): 81%

 
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ProaSailor

dreaming my life away...
6,105
791
Oregon
Windy_Kenichi_Horie_May14a.png

His hourly tracker. 

date_default_timezone_set("Asia/Tokyo"); // Japan time


May 13, 2022, 12:14 am | 3.76 NM | 24.680142402648926, 153.28116416931152
May 13, 2022, 1:14 am | 3.48 NM | 24.67925190925598, 153.21239233016968
May 13, 2022, 2:14 am | 3.36 NM | 24.675883054733276, 153.14881324768066
May 13, 2022, 3:15 am | 3.33 NM | 24.6557879447937, 153.09141397476196
May 13, 2022, 4:15 am | 3.61 NM | 24.66458559036255, 153.03120374679565
May 13, 2022, 5:15 am | 3.72 NM | 24.65060591697693, 152.96698093414307
May 13, 2022, 6:15 am | 3.71 NM | 24.640220403671265, 152.89990425109863
May 13, 2022, 7:15 am | 3.01 NM | 24.617303609848022, 152.836754322052
May 13, 2022, 8:15 am | 3.87 NM | 24.610737562179565, 152.7820372581482
May 13, 2022, 9:15 am | 4.06 NM | 24.589462280273438, 152.7151107788086
May 13, 2022, 10:15 am | 4.34 NM | 24.56918478012085, 152.64430046081543
May 13, 2022, 11:16 am | 4.39 NM | 24.5689594745636, 152.56492853164673
May 13, 2022, 12:16 pm | 3.92 NM | 24.551643133163452, 152.48695135116577
May 13, 2022, 1:16 pm | 3.72 NM | 24.569495916366577, 152.41787910461426
May 13, 2022, 2:16 pm | 3.65 NM | 24.5779287815094, 152.35035181045532
May 13, 2022, 3:16 pm | 3.65 NM | 24.57870125770569, 152.28357553482056
May 13, 2022, 4:16 pm | 3.31 NM | 24.582746028900146, 152.2169065475464
May 13, 2022, 5:16 pm | 3.52 NM | 24.577027559280396, 152.15667486190796
May 13, 2022, 6:16 pm | 3.18 NM | 24.572113752365112, 152.09245204925537
May 13, 2022, 7:17 pm | 3.09 NM | 24.577252864837646, 152.03447341918945
May 13, 2022, 8:17 pm | 3.17 NM | 24.59287405014038, 151.98055028915405
May 13, 2022, 9:17 pm | 2.58 NM | 24.619535207748413, 151.93057537078857
May 13, 2022, 10:17 pm | 2.24 NM | 24.638482332229614, 151.88817501068115
May 13, 2022, 11:17 pm | 1.78 NM | 24.652987718582153, 151.85036659240723
May 14, 2022, 12:17 am | 2.41 NM | 24.659972190856934, 151.8187165260315
May 14, 2022, 1:17 am | 3.47 NM | 24.67183828353882, 151.77661657333374
May 14, 2022, 2:17 am | 3.82 NM | 24.69651460647583, 151.71923875808716
May 14, 2022, 3:17 am | 2.56 NM | 24.742112159729004, 151.6705083847046
May 14, 2022, 4:18 am | 2.49 NM | 24.760522842407227, 151.62819385528564
May 14, 2022, 5:18 am | 2.35 NM | 24.76765751838684, 151.5831971168518
May 14, 2022, 6:18 am | 1.94 NM | 24.762872457504272, 151.54045343399048
May 14, 2022, 7:18 am | 2.77 NM | 24.768515825271606, 151.50545597076416
May 14, 2022, 8:18 am | 3.05 NM | 24.769223928451538, 151.4547300338745
May 14, 2022, 9:18 am | 3.52 NM | 24.77492094039917, 151.39917612075806
May 14, 2022, 10:18 am | 3.46 NM | 24.780489206314087, 151.33493185043335
May 14, 2022, 11:18 am | 3.01 NM | 24.784051179885864, 151.27161026000977
May 14, 2022, 12:19 pm | 2.62 NM | 24.790595769882202, 151.2169361114502
May 14, 2022, 1:19 pm | 2.92 NM | 24.801313877105713, 151.1704158782959
May 14, 2022, 2:19 pm | 2.27 NM | 24.801453351974487, 151.11679315567017
May 14, 2022, 3:19 pm | 2.36 NM | 24.8006808757782, 151.0752511024475
May 14, 2022, 4:19 pm | 2.11 NM | 24.801539182662964, 151.03192806243896
May 14, 2022, 5:19 pm | 2.41 NM | 24.80292320251465, 150.99326133728027
May 14, 2022, 6:19 pm | 1.67 NM | 24.813169240951538, 150.9504747390747
May 14, 2022, 7:19 pm | 2.55 NM | 24.815282821655273, 150.92002630233765
May 14, 2022, 8:20 pm | 1.85 NM | 24.821451902389526, 150.8737850189209
May 14, 2022, 9:20 pm | 1.94 NM | 24.82410192489624, 150.8400321006775
Waypoint count: 1166

Last WP: 24.828,150.805 | May 14, 2022, 10:20 pm
Track distance from San Francisco: 5126.5 NM
Days so far: 48.857
Average speed: 4.37 knots
GC distance to Nishinomiya: 999.9 NM
Days remaining (estimated): 9.529

Total days (estimated): 58.387
Percent completed (estimated): 83.7%

航海日記 (nautical diary)
https://www.suntorymermaid.com/sm3/category/diary/

Tired of squalls
May 13 Weather Cloudy Occasionally rain

Updated on 2022/05/13 (Japan time)

Squalls are coming one after another. One will come every hour from the morning. The wind is not stable either.
Escape from the cockpit to the cabin with each squall. I'm sick.

* All dates in the logbook text are local time.

Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. Site Click here for location information during the voyage of Suntory Mermaid III


https://www.windy.com/?32.815,141.877,6,m:emvakmv

Wind E 6 knots gusting to 11 knots, Waves E 5 feet at 8 secs., Current flowing E 0.5 knots, Temp 78 F,

Windy_Kenichi_Horie_May14b.jpg

 

El Borracho

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Interesting re the squalls he is experiencing. The WX charts do imply unsettled air masses out there. Those conditions are exhausting for shorthanded sailors. Either trim for slow, and sleep, or reef a dozen times a day as you go nutty.

Likely confused seas out there too. The weather evens out later in the year – except for the “tropical revolving storms”.

 

Jud - s/v Sputnik

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What’s “fire up the iron jib” in Japanese?
“Airon jeebu o fairu uppu kudasai!”

(But not sure if iron jib - “airon jeebu” requires the polite honorific prefix “o-“, as many common Japanese words do: o-sake (sake, rice wine); o-hashi (chopsticks); o-tearai (washroom/toilet), etc. )

 
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Jud - s/v Sputnik

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This is a direct 1056 NM route, though his speed has been dismal lately and the weather along this route changes frequently:
https://on.windy.com/6gt97

View attachment 510034
If anyone here has a direct line via radio or sat phone to 83 year old Horie-san (or is he Horie-sensei out of deferential respect to his age and accomplishments?).  From all of us at Cruising Anarchy:

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