Since midnight last night Rutea has been sailing in 30 to 35 knot winds and nine to twelve foot seas. As of six this morning the winds dropped from 25 to 30 knots. However, the wind seems to be building again and the seas are big so we have decided to just run with it until things calm down. We are sailing under the tri-sail and staysail going about 8 knots and our compass heading is 330m. Looks like we are heading to Vanuatu! As soon as the wind or the swell dies down we will head back on our course to Fiji. The boat is doing great and all is well with the crew.
R of Rutea
At 4/17/2012 10:25 PM (utc) Rutea's position was 33°00.95'S 174°53.50'E
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