Our course is still South. Due South. South By South. Much to the chagrin of my friends who have been screaming we’re lost. We’ve been on the due south course for a week looking for an opportunity to turn west. Even the computer models have been scoffing at my southness… but finally a few hours ago all 4 computer models have swung into agreement with me!
We have a dilemma: we have 2,200nms to go. One series of computer modelling using weather forecasts says we have 21 days to go by sailing the fastest route with good winds that takes us 300nms / 600 kms off the rhumb line.
The other series of computer models (a little cheat put into the data by moi) is slower, more along the rhumb line, 300nms/600 kms shorter and takes 22 days.
I've not looked at predicted weather, but that strategy makes good sense to me. Running a little higher than DDW and be more comfortable too, depending on wave state.He must have seen your post, because about an hour and half ago, he turned south. There's some calms headed toward them, he might be headed south to stay on the wind, get north later.