According to @Ovakus's DOG column, which almost certainly undercounts actual Distance Over Ground, Ryan and Jzerro have averaged 242 NM per day (10 knots) over the last eleven days.A much bigger one. Ryan and Jzerro seem to be able to regularly knock off 200 + mile days which is incredibly impressive.
Averaging ~11 knots for a long southern ocean passage is about equivalent to state of the art maxi from late 1970s era, as that was the, then, astonishingly good performance of Pen Duik V(sp?- with the Uranium keel...) in the Whitbread race.What kind of boat and crew can normally achieve those daily runs on a passage?
Exemplary job by Ryan & Jzerro, following all the way! I was lucky enough to meet Jzerro & Russ on her former Pacific journey in Airlie Beach QLD Australia where she showed a very smooth fast & clean pair of transoms to the local fleet. Whatever actual records will be established she is the first Proa! Sail safe Ryan, Cheers,
I can relate to the chocolate hunt……And then this:
It's been nearly 16 days since I left Tierra del Fuego and rounded Cape Horn. I'm already past the halfway point to San Francisco with only 3,048 miles to go and depending how negotiations go with the doldrums, I could be in SF around Easter time. I've actually already gone on my own Easter egg hunt, looking for chocolate onboard Jzerro, and there is none left. Navigation wise, starting tomorrow I will be digging in deep to the west. This will feel like hemorrhaging miles, but it's not a place to cut corners. These corners cut back and I do not want to get stuck in a windless Langalier dimension with my fishing line pointing directly to the center of the earth.
So big moves tomorrow night. I-10 Longitude: Approaching Fort Stockton, of course, still in Texas.
Sorry missed this. I could have offered some help on the options.. dammit