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Thursday January 1 1970 Author: Location: none selected

Puma's Amory Ross: Toy boat in a bathtub

Location: Middle of nowhere, deep south, day 1
Boat speed: 34 knots
Wind speed: 23 knots
Heading: 070deg
Distance to Cape Horn: 2,900 miles

Puma's Amory Ross: Waiting for the big stuff

Water temp: 14degC
Wind speed: 20 knots
Boat speed: 22 knots
Heading: 118deg
Distance to Cape Horn: 3,350 miles

Puma's Amory Ross: Passage through the high

Location: 215 miles E of Pitt Island
Wind speed: 4 knots
Boat speed: 4 knots
Heading: 104deg
Distance to Cape Horn: 3,600 miles

Puma's Amory Ross: Waiting for the fun to begin

I can’t believe I actually told people on the dock I was excited for this. Naivety, in a nutshell.

Puma's Amory Ross: Respect the Southern Ocean

It feels like I was just here on this laptop writing one of these reports, like Auckland was one more vivid dream, the result of another long day’s exhaustive efforts.

Puma's Amory Ross: Land Ahoy!

Location: 30 miles NW of Cape Reinga, New Zealand
Boat speed: 12.5 knots
Wind speed: 17.2 knots
Heading: 140-degrees
Sails: Full Main, small jib

Puma's Amory Ross: Are there any snacks left?

I don’t know how I managed to fall asleep last night with all the crashing—each wave sent me further down the bunk, bare feet invading Tom’s nav station—but at some point I

Puma's Amory Ross: Accursed clouds

Location: 320 miles W of Norfolk Island
Boat speed: 10.9 kts
Wind speed: 9.4 kts 
Heading: 169deg
Sails: Big jib, full main
DTF: 650 miles

Puma's Amory Ross: Dreaming about the finish

LOCATION: 250 miles W of the Isle of Pines
BOATSPEED: 16.6 KTS
WINDSPEED: 13.7 KTS
HEADING: 164-degrees
SAILS: Big Jib, staysail, full main

Puma's Amory Ross: Galley strap

Location: 100 miles W of New Caladonia
Boat speed: 14.6
Windspeed: 14
Heading: 181-degrees
Sails: Big jib, staysail, full main
DTF: 1200 miles

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