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Thursday January 1 1970 Author: Location: none selected

Puma's Amory Ross: Passing the Solomons

LOCATION: 100 miles E of Guadalcanal
BOATSPEED: 10.7
WINDSPEED: 9.3
HEADING: 170-degrees
SAILS: Code-0, staysail, full main
WEATHER: Sunny & VERY hot

Puma's Amory Ross: West Side Story

LOCATION: 200 miles N of Malaita, Solomon Islands
BOATSPEED: 14.3
WINDSPEED: 15.7
HEADING: 177-degrees
SAILS: Big jib, full main

Puma's Amory Ross: We stink

We continue to careen around the Pacific Ocean like an angry New York City taxi driver delivering a very-late passenger.

Puma's Amory Ross: 523 miles

523 miles in 24 hours is a lot of miles for a sailboat. That’s averaging 22 miles per hour over the last day, and it’ll likely improve over the next few hours too.

Puma's Amory Ross: 523 miles in 24 hours

523 miles in 24 hours is a lot of miles for a sailboat. That’s averaging 22 miles-per-hour over the last day, and it’ll likely improve over the next few hours, too.

Puma's Amory Ross: A little giddy

LOCATION: 10 miles E of Ogasawara Islands, Japan.
BOATSPEED: 16 KTS
WINDSPEED: 14 KTS
HEADING: 104-degrees

Puma's Amory Ross: Back from the brink

LOCATION: 250 miles W of Chichi-jima Island, Japan.
BOATSPEED: 19 KTS
WINDSPEED: 14 KTS
HEADING: 092
SAILS: Full main, big jib, staysail

Puma's Amory Ross:

It only gets stranger. We’re surrounded by Japanese islands, one of which we passed within a mile of last night, and being by ourselves is again a surprise.

Puma's Amory Ross: Smiles all round

There is a lot to be happy about onboard PUMA’s Mar Mostro.

Puma's Amory Ross: Rationing already

The realities of the coming complications are setting in. Our predicted 18-day leg has turned into a 20-day one, maybe even 21 or 22; it is hard to know as the models keep changing.

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