NY to SFO the hard way

ProaSailor

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Facebook message from Ryan: https://www.facebook.com/2oceans1rock/posts/455141716405320

"Light wind, waves on the beam and rain showers all around.  I'm really trying to make progress to the NW and occasionally am headed nicely, but I'm not sure it's with the sporadic conditions.  Rumor is there is a tiny shifting wind bridge joining these two hemispheres W of 105, and I intend to find it. I'm happy to play whatever cards are laid on the table once across.  I wish I could send pictures and videos more easily. Next time maybe? I-10 Longitude: San Antonio, TX. There will be many more days of Texas."

 

ProaSailor

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A much bigger one. Ryan and Jzerro seem to be able to regularly knock off 200 + mile days which is incredibly impressive.
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.

 

Trimariner

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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, 

 
What kind of boat and crew can normally achieve those daily runs on a passage?
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. 

 

Wess

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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.

 

Sidecar

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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, 


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Sidecar

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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.
I can relate to the chocolate hunt……

Go Ryan.

 
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Bruno

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Impressed by how well he keeps his average speeds up in lighter conditions, obviously sailing excellently. But also a very slippery design with low wetted surface, light weight, and not much appendage drag.

 

littlechay

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I have PM’d @littlechay  but have been bounced back.

From memory, he is based in the Falklands and knows the area well. I have seen his name often in RTW racing threads?

If anyone knows who he is and can contact him by other means, it might help.
Sorry missed this. I could have offered some help on the options.. dammit

 

Wess

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Guessing here obviously but I am thinking that is just a shift.  Could very easily be wrong but I was expecting a gybe and course change to nearly W and possibly going as far as 129 or so.  But I am one of the three blind mice so...

 

ProaSailor

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The tracker has stopped updating, last report was 5:05:00 AM PDT, more than 1.5 hours ago.

Heading shifted 31 degrees to the west from before to after the jibe:

  • 5:05:00 AM PDT | -5.321288,-103.083430 | 5.724 NM / 0.5 hours = 11.5 knots | heading 327°
  • 4:35:00 AM PDT | -5.401153,-103.030515 | 5.731 NM / 0.5 hours = 11.5 knots | heading 320°
  • 4:05:00 AM PDT | -5.474163,-102.968351 | 4.841 NM / 0.5 hours = 9.7 knots | heading 351°
  • 3:35:00 AM PDT | -5.554253,-102.955756
 
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ProaSailor

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Tracker filled in all the waypoints, maybe it was my browser?  (stuck again now at 7:35 AM?)

7:35:15 AM PDT | -4.913163,-103.264103 | 5.634 NM / 0.5 hours = 11.3 knots | heading 334°
7:05:15 AM PDT | -4.997750,-103.222431 | 5.325 NM / 0.5 hours = 10.7 knots | heading 334°
6:35:15 AM PDT | -5.077561,-103.182756 | 5.095 NM / 0.5 hours = 10.2 knots | heading 334°
6:05:15 AM PDT | -5.153993,-103.144905 | 5.331 NM / 0.5 hours = 10.7 knots | heading 337°
5:35:00 AM PDT | -5.236101,-103.109930 | 5.328 NM / 0.5 hours = 10.7 knots | heading 343°
5:05:00 AM PDT | -5.321288,-103.083430 | 5.724 NM / 0.5 hours = 11.5 knots | heading 327°
4:35:00 AM PDT | -5.401153,-103.030515 | 5.731 NM / 0.5 hours = 11.5 knots | heading 320°
4:05:00 AM PDT | -5.474163,-102.968351 | 4.841 NM / 0.5 hours = 9.7 knots | heading 351°
3:35:00 AM PDT | -5.554253,-102.955756

 
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