Posts in category Suwarrow to Samoa

LAND HO! We’re in Tutuila, Amer...

LAND HO! We’re in Tutuila, American Samoa!
After three very fast days under way we have made landfall at Tutuila, American Samoa. We covered 450 miles in three days – not bad for ol’ Ellie girl. We are barricaded down below, still running from stiff trades, with a big squall on top of us right now. We’re making 7 knots SOG and are only 27 miles to windward of Tutuila [...]

Suwarrow to Samoa – Day 2 ̵...

Suwarrow to Samoa – Day 2 – Roller Coaster Ride!
Day two finds us 230 miles from Samoa – halfway. We are running downwind in stiff trades and breaking seas. We smartly sailed SW out of Suwarrow in anticipation of finding the strong SE trades and therefore being able to run off W-WNW once in their clutches. Good thing because we are now running from 30+ knots gusting higher. The tough [...]

On Passage to Samoa

On Passage to Samoa
We sailed west from Suwarrow yesterday and have covered 150 very rolly miles so far. We are still 300 miles from Samoa, two days if the wind holds. The forecast was calling for a big area of dead air and low pressure to form over Suwarrow this week so we decided to pull anchor and ride the remaining easterlies to Samoa. It was a great experie [...]

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