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July 9, 5:30 PM PST Today we are living within the realm of Squalls. Squalls in the the Northeast sub-tropical Pacific are different. They are small, concentrated and powerful. The rain lasts ~20 minutes under them if you're stationary. We're not.

July 7, 4:50 AM PST A quiet and relatively slow night. Around 10 PM it became clear that the wind was backing off and that we were entering the "Pacific High doldrums ridging zone". That means large oscillations and significant wind speed changes.

July 6, 6:00 PM PST, Course 227° T, Speed 14.7 Knots After we licked our wounds, we made sail changes all day. With just the two of us and a lot of sail area, each change is a major project. Therefore, we think before we act, and we triple check everything. The one who's steering watches for the one who's on the fore-deck.