Ryan Breymaier on Maserati: Straight lining

Ryan Breymaier on Maserati: Straight lining

Wednesday January 30 2013 Author: Ryan Breymaier Maserati Location: none selected

We have entered a long period of straight line sailing on Maserati. Yesterday morning we made what has turned out to be our final gybe to the north. We are now on our way about 500 miles more out of the high pressure system with easterly winds which will transition into hopefully stronger easterly tradewinds.

This wind regime will continue till we pass the equator, 2000 miles and 7 days from now. Probably no sail changes. (we are on the A3 and full main) Most likely no gybes. Just trimming and easing the sheet once in a while in order to account for changes in windspeed and driving technique.

We are already having discussions about what the best VMG angle is, where to put the traveler, and who ate whose chocolate bar J

In short there is very little for anyone but the helmsman to do, so we all have a lot of time on our hands, and the sleeping is easy , so we are well rested.

The first routings to make it all the way to San Fran happened this past evening, 16 days, so the ETA remains the 15th, which is great.

We are all pretty happy to be able to make some easy , dry miles, after the descent of the atlantic, and the horn.

Next time I write, I will hopefully have a little collection of railside stories, if any can be repeated…”

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