149* 05.5' West
July 26, 2010
Early this morning, we reached our halfway point of this leg. The second half of the trip should go a little faster because thus far we have been pointing a little to the east of Hawaii to compensate for an east to west current and possible wind shifts that could make our sailing angle to Hawaii very tight and uncomfortable. The closer we get the less these two factors will matter and the more we will be able to point the boat directly at Hawaii.
We are close enough to our friends on Mulan that we were able to talk to them on the VHF radio this morning and share the sunrise with them.