We've managed to stay on our rhumb line and not drop south, which means maybe we won't have to thread through the Soccorro-Clarion Island group, where the Mexican Navy is holding exercises. We spoke with both Luckness and Zulu on VHF radio but they are now out of VHF but not SSB or Ham radio range. Also spoke with Estrellita and Pandeon, who are crossing, and Southern Cross, who is about to "jump." Good to hear their voices!
So lovely out here--warm sun, cool 15-knot breeze, medium swell, and we are making 4.5 to 5 knots on a SW course under a reefed main and genoa. The wind has gone slightly NW, which makes it possible to easily lay the course. To see where we are, click the "Where is Sockdolager now?" link on the left.
Posted from our Ham radio