Saturday, July 19, 2014

closing in on Samoa

Webb Chiles is closing in on Apia, Samoa, the end of the second leg of his sail aboard Gannet.  He appears to be making excellent time, his last yellow brick mark showing a speed of 5.7 knots on a course of 207°.

Straight line distance from his last mark to Samoa is about 160 miles.  If the wind holds, and the wind from the earth wind map appears to be excellent, Webb could be in port in the next 24 to 36 hours, which would be slightly less than his prediction of a three week passage.  

I don't know about you, but I'm having a great time following along on the sail.  (The photo above is from Gannet off of San Diego last February.)  As for my own sailing, tomorrow looks pretty good.


Baydog said...

Yes, I'm enjoying his progress as well as your accounts of Hatteras and such. Tomorrow does look to be nice, and I'll be sailing as well for the first time in a couple of weeks!

Steve said...


Have a great day on the water!

Wife fixed shrimp and grits for dinner tonight, life is good.


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