Current Position: 13 42S 095 41W
24 hour progress: 139nm, 5.8kts avg SOG. Overall progress for the passage is 1181nm with approximately 1115nm to go on the great circle route. Winds continue to vary and average between 10-15kts. The weather continues to be a mix of sun and clouds. Yesterday we shook out both our reefs set the day before and ran most of the day with lighter winds. We even sailed a broad reach for a short while. We set one reef around sunset and a second reef in the early morning hours. The winds and seas are forecasted to build over the next few days, but current conditions mean a reef or 2 will be shaken back out this morning.
The crew is doing well. The boys have some excess energy and are a bit stir crazy. Which means that everyone is a bit on everyone else's nerves, but we are getting through it. Our red-footed booby hitch hiker stayed with us throughout the day and night again - the anchor looks to be quite white. The second one still hasn't landed. He was around in the morning and back around evening but still hasn't braved a landing. We have also seen some storm petrels. We are still hoping to see some hard rain to wash everything down a bit, but thus far all we have seen is short lived drizzle that simply moves the dust around.