Michael and Susan left Florida in 2007 aboard their Westsail 43 INFINI to fullfill a dream of full time cruising.
Jan 29 - Indian Ocean
Pos: N08deg38min/ E092deg56min. Day 2: 117 nm. We sailed thru one of the wide passes from the Andaman Sea into the Indian Ocean in the late afternoon. We avoided shoals, funny water (overfalls) with breaking water and had a fairly comfortable sail once the engine was shut down. Yesterday's mileage reflected very light winds and the motor going almost 16 hours. We've got the reaching pole out and are running downwind wing and wing. The roll's not too horrible but the slatting of the sails is hard on the ears, and the sails. As it turns out, we hold this same course all the way to Sri Lanka, so basically just have to adjust the sails to the conditions and hang on.
Pic: our instrument panel at night.