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    Despite best intentions, what happened last night...

    Despite best intentions, what happened last night at oh-dark-thirty cost us probably 1-2 miles. I had laid my head down for a nap after scanning for squalls on the moonlit horizon astern. The next...
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    Unclear how many rowers are currently attempting...

    Unclear how many rowers are currently attempting CA-Hawaii. Angela Madsen died 2 weeks ago on a second attempt....
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    Tuesday, July 7,2020, from my Log The trades...

    Tuesday, July 7,2020, from my Log

    The trades have backed into their usual direction, ENE. which puts the Finish DDW. On this displacement hull, the twins have come into their own, and we're always...
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    Day 10 7/07/20 Noon posit 25-22 N x 149-34 W 24...

    Day 10 7/07/20 Noon posit 25-22 N x 149-34 W 24 hour run 169 miles @ 243M (255T) Wind 17-18 knots from 78 T. Seas 4-6 feet from ENE, 25% cloud with squalls, 1022 mb. 577 miles @ 243 M to Hanalei...
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    Hi Skip, We fit a removable radar some time...

    Hi Skip,

    We fit a removable radar some time ago following your suggestion. There are photos at http://honeynav.com/category/cal40/

    We pull the cable down the mast on a leader and it exits...
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    Day 9 7/06/20 Noon Posit 26-07 N x 146-33 W 24...

    Day 9 7/06/20 Noon Posit 26-07 N x 146-33 W 24 hour run 167 miles at 6.9 knots. course made good 243 M / 256 T. Wind 16-18 knots from 84 T, Sky 25% clouds with squalls, Baro 1022 mb. Distance to go...
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    5600 Though I enjoy rowing, have never...

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    Though I enjoy rowing, have never understood ocean rowing, where progress, or lack of, is determined primarily by whims of wind and currents. This ocean rower's stated ambition is to break...
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    Hi Jackie, WILDFLOWER had 3 different...

    Hi Jackie,
    WILDFLOWER had 3 different windvanes during her 33 year lifespan, but never a Navik. The first was a homemade, vertical axis, and doubled as an emergency rudder. The second and...
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    Our halfway 4th of July party yesterday started...

    Our halfway 4th of July party yesterday started an hour before full moon rise at sunset. Enjoyed a beer and blue tortilla corn chips with salsa, Then steamed some hot dogs with buns and had them...
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    Thanks, Jackie! Good to hear long time friend...

    Thanks, Jackie! Good to hear long time friend Cliff Shaw and mothership RAiNBOW will be meeting up with WILDFLOWER and the 2020 SHTP fleet in Hanalei Bay.

    Day 7 7/04/20 Noon posit 28-00 N x...
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    Hi Jonathan, WILDFLOWER has now emerged...

    Hi Jonathan,
    WILDFLOWER has now emerged from under cloud cover that frequents the early half of most Transpacs. Direct sun can be energy sapping, especially with its declination passing nearly...
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    Day 6 7/03/20 Noon Position 29-28 N x 138-20. 24...

    Day 6 7/03/20 Noon Position 29-28 N x 138-20. 24 hour run 137 miles @235m (249T). Speed average = 5.7 knots knots. Current wind ENE (79 T) @11-12 knots with 3-5' seas. 25%% overcast. Baro=1020 mb.
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    Don't think the red and white spinny to windward...

    Don't think the red and white spinny to windward is Express-27 BOMBORA. Rebecca was entered in the canceled 2020 Pac Cup as navigator aboard SURPRISE, the Schumacher 46 and didn't do the SHTP...
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    Day 5 7/2/20 Noon Position 30-15 N x 135-59 W....

    Day 5 7/2/20 Noon Position 30-15 N x 135-59 W. 24 hour run 156 miles @220m (234t). Speed average = 6.5 knots. Current wind NE @13-15 knots with 3-5' seas. 50% cloud. Baro=1022 mb.

    I have been...
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    Hi Ants, Thank you for the question regarding...

    Hi Ants,
    Thank you for the question regarding WILDFLOWER's barometer. We use a Speedtech recording electronic barometer that hangs on the main bulkhead. It powers on 4xAAA batteries, which last...
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    Day 4 7/1/20 Noon Position 31-44 N x 133-25 W....

    Day 4 7/1/20 Noon Position 31-44 N x 133-25 W. 24 hour run 167 miles @220m (234t). Speed average = 6.9 knots. Current wind NNE @14-16 knots with 4-6' seas. 75% overcast. Baro=1022 mb.

    Running...
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    Since last log entry, we ran yesterday afternoon...

    Since last log entry, we ran yesterday afternoon under spinnaker, pole squared about 2' off headstay, in 15-16 knots of NE wind. Excellent sailing at mostly 6.5 - 7 knots, as the seas have smoothed...
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    Good news today from Capitola Boat Club Fleet...

    Good news today from Capitola Boat Club Fleet Surgeon: Dave W. is home recovering from emergency appendectomy and feeling "best I've felt in weeks." Brother-in-Law Tom has successfully weathered his...
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    X+3 6/30/20 Noon Position 33-15 N x 130-45. 24...

    X+3 6/30/20 Noon Position 33-15 N x 130-45. 24 hour run 165 miles @221m (234t). Speed average = 6.8 knots. Current wind NNE@16-19 with 5-8' seas. 75% overcast. Baro=1021 mb.

    As WILDFLOWER enters...
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    X+2 6/29/20 Noon Position 34-47 N x 127-57 W. 24...

    X+2 6/29/20 Noon Position 34-47 N x 127-57 W. 24 hour run from Start = 178 miles at 217m (232t). Speed average = 7.4 knots. Current wind N@20 with 7-12' seas. 90% overcast. Baro=1018 mb.

    Desired...
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    Day 1 + 6 hours 6/28/20 1800 DR = 35-43 N x...

    Day 1 + 6 hours 6/28/20
    1800 DR = 35-43 N x 125-37 W. Wind continues 22-26 knots from N. Reaching fast at 7 knot average. A couple of ships rang the AIS, set at 12 mile range, but no-one coming...
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    Thanks! Coming out the Golden Gate yesterday at...

    Thanks! Coming out the Golden Gate yesterday at 1300 hours, the wind was SW. Port tack took you up towards Pt. Reyes. Starboard tack aimed you at Half Moon Bay. As the front and its veering and...
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    X+1 6/28/20 Noon Position 36-19 N x 124-56 W. 24...

    X+1 6/28/20 Noon Position 36-19 N x 124-56 W. 24 hour run from Start = 158 miles at 217m (232t). Speed average = 6.3 knots. Current wind N @ 22-28 with 9-14' seas. 90% overcast. Baro=1013 mb.
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    5554 1945 As forecast, it's been all upwind...

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    1945 As forecast, it's been all upwind since the start, and we've made 5 tacks with the #2...mostly in W and WNW breeze 8-12. About 1600 the breeze freshened to 12-15 Knots, and now at 1945,...
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