Position Reports


Latitude Longitude Date / Time (UTC) Depth (m) Speed (kts) Course (°T) Comment
24° 46.308' N 112° 15.401' W 24 May 2018 07:50 7.0 None None Hook down just under 48 hours after leaving Cabo. Slow going but not too bad. Solstice did great except when getting beat into it. Tranny is leaking a little (about a tablespoon every 24 hours) but R2 did great and held course well through it all. Happy to have this first jump in our wake. The wind started to howl just as we anchored and it's supposed to blow for the next 3 days. So we'll be here waiting for the next window to head north. Happy to rest after a couple of long nights on a surging sea. All is well. Arrrrrr.
24° 45.362' N 112° 13.717' W 24 May 2018 07:00 30.0 5.1 2 Heading into the bay at sunrise. Desolate, windswept and barren landscape - Beautiful.
24° 30.007' N 112° 14.536' W 24 May 2018 04:00 90.0 2.5 297 Motored about 3-5 miles along the coast and made good headway - per guidebook advice needed to give Punta Tosca a wide berth so headed back offshore just before sunset. Hit with big wind and seas again. Slowly trying to get around this point. Like Cabo Also things settled once I got a little north. Stars also came out but IT'S FREAKING FREEZING!!! Hat and warm weather gear has been broken out.
23° 58.073' N 111° 4.143' W 23 May 2018 08:25 100.0 4.1 318 The first 3-4 hours were tough going rounding Land End and trying to make headway. Much of those hours was spent doing 2-2.5 knots with a 25-30 knot blow and a 6 foot swell smashing into the bow sending sheets of water over the length of the boat. I came close to turning back but texted Jake a few times and decided to stick with it at least for a few hours to see if things would settle. Finally got a little headway and the seas settled and Solstice got up to 3 to 3.3 knots. Jake rule was if he was doing 3 knots keep going. I adopted that so persevered and pressed on. Things settled more and I'm in the low 4's staying close to shore where the winds and sea are lighter. For now.
22° 51.124' N 110° 1.209' W 22 May 2018 11:00 None 4.5 277 This is the 5th time I've rounded this Cape and each time it's the same - winds howling with a steep sea with short intervals. Every other time I was either heading into the Sea of Cortez or out Southwest for the Marquesas. This time I'm having to turn straight into it. Arrrrrrr!!!


Vessel Particulars

Name: Solstice

Length: 14.0

Draft: 2.0

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