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Day Two to NZ – Careful What You Wish For

DISTANCE TO NZ: 803.5 NM No wind, engine running. Keeping it slow to save fuel. There was wind, from the perfect direction, but it was less than eight knots. Usually more like four or five knots. Forget making it to New Zealand by Thanksgiving, sailing in that sort of wind Read On..

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Day 8 to New Zealand – the Wind Zones

Well, we’ve got wind. Lots of it. But its not necessarily a ?happy? wind. There are some welcome winds and some unwelcome winds, all having to do with the characteristics of how boats sail. Cruisers have a very different attitude about some of these winds than racing sailors might. Racers Read On..

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