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Making great time

Aug 7, 2008

Location: Passage to Townsville, half way point
Author: Tyler
This marks the third day out on Argo’s passage from Vanuatu to Townsville, Australia. Our longest passage so far, 1100 nm, and our last passage this summer. This is also our third 200 mile day, and we are averaging 10 kts. By the end of the day we hit 12 kts again! As a note, the fastest that Argo can sail while displacing water is about 14 kts so we are cruising at nearly the fastest that Argo has recorded since her first departure from Thailand nearly two years ago. The cloudy weather has subsided and we had a beautiful blue sky. We expect to arrive in Australia on the 10th just after passing through the Great Barrier Reef.