250 miles left to go. Day 152

23 May 2014

“The last 24 hours were great; Tourgoyak and I covered an entire one degree. The wind is east-north-easterly, 10-12 knots. The waves are helping the boat along the course. There were six flying fish on deck this morning. I am not fishing any more, to save time, but it’s nice to get a surprise like this. I cooked three of them and the other three are drying on the railings. The weather is changing and by Saturday the wind will be making a complete 360 turn around. At first, it’s forecasted, the wind will come from the north, then from the west and later will die down towards the south. I can already see that my mileage on Saturday will be poor.  Come Sunday, the wind is expected to be from the south-east, at the port side, which is a good direction for me.

I’m in a great hurry to get as close to the Australian coast as possible. The weather window is narrow and won’t last long. I have 4-5 days at most, and the weather will change, perhaps bringing much stronger winds which would complicate my landing.”  

The map of the Tourgoyak’s course: http://yb.tl/konyukhov2

The detailed map of the course: www.oceanrowing.com/Konyukhov/Pacific2013/dist_map.htm

Translated by Tatiana Koreski

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