January 2013


January 21, 2013 We’ve just arrived to Ailinginae Atoll, which is 30 miles west of Rongelap. It was the most pleasant passage since sailing to Tonga, 2011… And we caught the biggest fish A 80 pound Yellow Fin Tuna! The biggest fish since our 300 pound Blue Marlin, Fiji, 2011…   We are anchored next to small deserted atoll and there is so much action It is very beautiful here and reminds me of the Tuamotus a lot!...

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January 18, 2013 We set course for Likiep Atoll early on January 3 on our first sail of the year! On our way across the 24 mile wide lagoon leaving Wotje we landed two small Skip Jack Tunas that we would give away when we arrived. We left the poles out the entire trip but these small tuna’s would be the only fish to bite a lour? It sure would have been nice to land a huge Mahi or Wahoo to give away but it was not to be…. The...

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January 16, 2013 Bob, We set sail at noon on Monday with a great wind angle and quartering seas following us doing 7-8 knots. Then around 9 pm the first squall showed it’s stuff. We rolled the Code Zero up after 2 tries, the wind unrolled the top of the sail we had to untangle that mess in the dark! That damn sail is not easy to handle since it has no foil to roll it up on! We left “patches” the jib out the rest of...

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With just a few days remaining in 2012 we set sail for our next adventure sailing with our friend Bob on Braveheart to Likiep atoll some 200 miles to the NW.  The winds were forecast to blow out of the east at 10-15 knots but we found ourselves motor sailing in little or no wind the first few hours.  We set sail at 10 am and calculated our arrival sometime the following afternoon using 7 knots as an average speed. When making a good...

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