Jamani reporting on progress..

After 5 days of sailing and over 850 nm from the GGB, things are settling into a routine. We survived the (very) windy reach with minimal carnage, then Jamani fought through the transition zone desperate to get south. What a weird Pacific High this year! Even at latitude 30N (ie Mexico) we still suffered high pressure and low wind speed. Yesterday, at latitude 30N I crossed Maersk Tender around 1600 hrs. It looked strange, two large commercial vessels very close together. They politely informed me that they indeed were tethered together – with a net(!) – sweeping plastic out of the High. They asked me to get out of their way as they had “limited maneuverability.” As did Jamani, with 3 kts boat speed in 5 knots of wind. But we avoided them and wish them well on an amazing mission.

Here’s best wishes for safe and fast tradewind sailing to all the competitors.


6/27 Hula beam reach.

6/28 Hula all present and accounted for.  

6/29 Squid attacks! Haha  Hula aok!!

6/30 Rain has soaked Hulas grass skirt. All aok.

7/1 Shocking news: Flight attendant fixes solar regulator! Hula aok.

7/2 Halfway party at my place tonight! Hula aok.

7/3 I brought way too much food. Could you make it 2 laps? Hula aok.

7/4 Flying fish are cool. Hula aok.

7/5 Doing the reaching strut boogie! Hula aok.


All is well aboard GWENDOLYN Thurs 6/28.

All is well aboard GWENDOLYN. Wed 6/29

GWENDOLYN- captain, crew, owner, and guests all well 6/30.

POL All OK aboard GWENDOLYN, 7/1

7/3 GWENDOLYN- POL, Sailing good, weather good, see you soon. Todd