Sail Mail - April 13, 2015

Location: 38 16.1N - 134 50.4W - 580nm W of SF
Course: 81
Speed: 10 knots
Sea: Lumpy. Large rolling swell with crossed wind waves of ~4 feet
Wind: 18kts from N

We're now further north than SF and sailing fast to hopefully make it in by Thursday. There is a high pressure system chasing us which would threaten our speed if it caught up to us too.

We spent most of the night in wind up to 30kts with a double reefed main and jib. Putting that wind on the beam drove the boat fast with averages over the night coming in at near 10 knots. Day light brought lighter winds but now we've got almost full canvas out. Seeing 12kts over ground is become pretty frequent. We saw 13kts for a moment as well.