We've allowed ourselves to get a little too far west - for this latitude we should be crossing the equator now, not being 200 miles north of it. This means we'll have to 'beat' pretty hard for the rest of the 900 miles. Next time we'll know better although many of the boats in our fleet have taken the same route.
Even though we're now more than halfway, we're still in one of the most remote parts of the world. There are very few other spots in the world's oceans that are this far from any land. Due east of us is Bogota, Columbia, 3,333 miles away.
We hope that you're all doing great and that you enjoyed your weekend.
At 4/4/2011 7:39 PM (utc) Rutea's position was 02°26.64'N 129°38.44'W
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Some pretty good storms moved out from under New Zealand last week. We're
looking at some pretty good surf up here later this week. The forecast is not
giant because a lot of the power was filtered out by the south Pacific islands.
You should have a bit of swell yourself. The storms moved east and
reintensified below Tahiti. You should see the direction change from SW to S.
Don't have too much fun!