December 8

Departed San Quinten at 9:45 in overcast conditions. Wind 8-15 from the NW with occasional gusting to 18k. Seas are lumpy with a 3-5 foot swell from the NW. We motored for an hour and raised the main, genoa and mizzen at 10:45. We are making appx. 5-7k.

At 1:30pm the Sun is starting to break through. Wind continues from the NW at 10-13k. Making 6k over ground. At 11:30pm conditions remain essentially the same. Wind has moderated somewhat to 8-10k True but continues to guest up to 12k occasionally. Seas are calm with a 1-2 foot swell from the NW. Sky is partly cloudy, moon is almost full.