Oct 24 - Day 5 - Way to go, All Blacks!

Time: 1200 local (2300Z)
Position: S28deg29min/E173deg04min
Day 5 run: 131 nm
Avg speed: 5.5 kn
Course: 188 T
Wind: ESE 16 kn
Seas: ESE 4'
Barometer: 1019
Sails: single reef main; full Yankee; staysail
Ship's log: The wind's easterly component finally showed up at 0930 this morning. We've had a good 24 hour run, but expect lighter conditions to follow. About 400 nm to our outside waypoint at Opua. We listened to the World Cup Rugby match (New Zealand vs France) last night on the SSB radio (1332 AM); NZ won 8-7 in a nail-biter; we're confident celebrations will still be going on when we arrive! All's well aboard. Update: Wind is now SSE, so we're still heading a bit more west than we'd like, on a course of 210T.

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