Ryan Breymaier on Maserati: Out of the Southern Ocean

Ryan Breymaier on Maserati: Out of the Southern Ocean

Friday January 25 2013 Author: Ryan Breymaier Maserati Location: none selected

On board Maserati we have already left the Southern Ocean. It is a bit sad as it is a magical place, but on the other hand, the conditions are easier with every mile we go to the north.

Our high speed reach to the north has ended as well. Now we are negotiating a small high pressure cell which blocks our path northwards. We are currently on starboard tack in light winds heading west, we'll wait for the northerly wind to shift west and allow us to tack onto port before continuing northwards. This will happen in the form of a small frontal passage with its associated squally weather in about 12 hours. Once we tack we have another 12 hours of gradually backing winds on port, where we will end up with the A3 headed north.

At that stage we should be home free, save a couple gybes till the equator.

Life onboard is organized and dried out, thanks to today’s light air. All are good onboard and beginning to see the steak at the end of the tunnel so to speak.

The rhythm of watches and sleeping is only broken by repairs or light wind, and has become very regular.

We are looking to be 1200 miles from San Francisco, close reaching up the NE trades on the 10th of February.

Wind has just started to pick up, time for some stacking.

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