2000Z 01OCT19, Day 10, Easter Island to Puerto Montt, Chile. We continue to make progress in, mostly, the right direction. Things continue to calm and we gradually have shaken out all the reefs. It is likely just a matter of time before the engine comes on.
Current Position: 37 36S / 088 53W
24 hour progress: 122nm, 5.1kts avg SOG
Overall progress for the passage is 1289nm with approximately 740nm to the entrance canal to get to Puerto Montt. Another gray day with cloud cover. We are sailing a starboard tack, close hauled to close reach, with the full main and the full genoa. Winds are currently 15kts true +/-5kts and the seas continue to calm.
The crew are all doing well. The boys officially declared themselves cold this morning and went digging under their beds for the down comforters. So everyone will be warmer sleeping now - some good and toasty naps have been had already!
We continue to see different types of albatrosses and other occasional birds. No other wildlife to report. The lack of marine mammal sightings is disappointing. As conditions have calmed the fishing line is back in. Working in the galley is much more manageable.