Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Pacific Puddle Jump - Wizard SSB Check-in

Many of our friends are on their way to the South Pacific.  Most left the Banderas Bay area about 2 weeks ago and are half way on the 2700 mile trip.

In the evenings we listen in on the single sideband radio net and hear about the passage.  When communications are good we've talked to several boats.

  • Kiapa is in the Socoros Islands - 500 miles West of Mexico 
  • Wizard - about 1200 miles into the 2700 mile trip
  • Silhouette 600 miles out, leaving Costa Rica for the Galapagos

Here is a audio clip of our buddies on Wizard checking into the net with their position and speed.
There are about 30 boats that check in and report position, speed and weather.  This year it seems that there is a little less wind than normal and boats are taking a bit longer to make the crossing.

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