LAT 44 02.17S
LONG 140 55.87
ETA 1800 24
WEATHER CLOUD 2/8 WIND 310@15 BARO 998.6
A Good run for Goldcoast Australia. We are now almost most northerly boat
and we are making best speed for the northern Tasmanian gate. Tomorrow we
should see the rocks of Pedra Blanka sticking out of the water to the
south of Tasmania as we sail past en route to Stewart Island.
The winds over the next week are looking promising to make good speed to
New Zealand and at the moment we are sailing in paradise in the southern
ocean with a moderate 15kt wind, sunny blue skys and flat seas.
As we sail past the southern parts of Tasmaina it would be very tempting
to alter course north into storm bay and sail into home waters. Unlucly
for the other yachts in the race is the fact that my desire to win
overcomes the desire to sail home so we will continue on past Tasmania to