Licking our wounds and fixing everything

When we jibed we realized that something was wrong with our mast. Putting a mate up 75 feet above the deck (yes our rig is gigantic for a 50 foot boat!) is taking their life in your hands when it is blowing 25+ with 30+ foot waves. It takes a lot of mutual trust and confidence. Crusty and David hoisted Zan up and I steered the boat, as steady and smooth as possible. Yes, sailing an average of 16.8 mph for 24 hours with a max-speed of 27 knots on the GPS takes a toll on the equipment and the team. After a couple of heavy weather jibes, we realized that something had tangled up at the top-end of the mast. All solved now, with good team work, focus and some acrobatics. With just 4 of us on board, we’re very busy and have to take some calculated risks. Now time for a dark and wet night. A good one!


Crusty is filming with his iPhone 4, Zan is on top of the mast and you see me at the end of Crusty’s clip steering.

Pegasus-MotionX, Pac Cup 2010 – Position Update 6

Philippe uses MotionX-GPS HD on the iPad and is sharing their latest position:

Pegasus-MotionX Pacific Cup 2010 – Position Update 6

Pegasus-MotionX Pacific Cup 2010 – Position Update 6

Name: Position Update 006
Date: Jul 13, 2010 2:00 pm
Map: Google Maps
iPhone/iPad Map: Maps Application

Current Speed: 14.6 kts
Current Course: 192ºM
Distance since last update: 197 nautical miles
Distance to Finish: 1,313 nm
Bearing to Finish: 219ºM

Location:
Latitude: 35º 56′ 20″ N
Longitude: 138º 58′ 02″ W
Altitude: 0 ft

IMOCA Open 50 24 hour record: We did 403+ Nautical Miles.

Wow! We broke the IMOCA Open 50 24 hour record: We did 403+ Nautical Miles. This is really impressive because we broke that record by close to 80 nautical miles and the 400 mile mark was a huge unattainable barrier for a long time on sailboats of any size. We knew it was a fast around the clock ride, and extreme. Now the numbers show them. Here are our two reporting positions 24 hours apart. You can verify my calculations:

lat 36.59 N
lon 128.36 W

lat 36.07 N
lon 136 53 W

This gives me a Distance of 403.1 Nautical miles at a course of 262º, 36′.7 True

Pegasus-MotionX, Pac Cup 2010 – Position Update 5

Philippe uses MotionX-GPS HD on the iPad and is sharing their latest position:

Pegasus-MotionX Pacific Cup 2010 – Position Update 5

Name: Position Update 005
Date: Jul 13, 2010 2:00 am
Map: Google Maps
iPhone/iPad Map: Maps Application

Current Speed: 15.7 kts
Current Course: 252ºM
Distance since last update: 203 nautical miles
Distance to Finish: 1,485 nm
Bearing to Finish: 224ºM

Location:
Latitude: 36º 11′ 53″ N
Longitude: 134º 55′ 12″ W
Altitude: 0 ft

Pegasus-MotionX, Pac Cup 2010 – Position Update 4

Philippe uses MotionX-GPS HD on the iPad and is sharing their latest position:

Pegasus-MotionX Pacific Cup 2010 - Position Update 004

Name: Position Update 004
Date: Jul 12, 2010 2:00 pm
Map: Google Maps
iPhone/iPad Map: Maps Application

Current Speed: 17.6 kts
Current Course: 244ºM
Distance since last update: 203 nautical miles
Distance to Finish: 1,674 nm
Bearing to Finish: 229ºM

Location:
Latitude: 36º 33′ 06″ N
Longitude: 130º 44′ 38″ W
Altitude: 0 ft

Pegasus-MotionX, Pac Cup 2010 – Position Update 3

Philippe uses MotionX-GPS HD on the iPad and is sharing their latest position:

Pegasus-MotionX Pacific Cup 2010 - Position Update 003

Pegasus-MotionX Pacific Cup 2010 - Position Update 003

Name: Position Update 003
Date: Jul 12, 2010 2:00 am
Map: Google Maps
iPhone/iPad Map: Maps Application

Current Speed: 15.2 kts
Current Course: 241ºM
Distance since last update: 99.1 nautical miles
Distance to Finish: 1,875 nm
Bearing to Finish: 233ºM

Location:
Latitude: 37º 27′ 58″ N
Longitude: 126º 40′ 06″ W
Altitude: 0 ft