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Voyage 49 (June 10, 2019)

Another day comes to an end with half the hatch covers with piles of nets, drying out before they are stowed in the hold tomorrow.  There was one big net this morning which was quite a challenge.  We have been sailing with full sail up making over 6 knots.  To stop...

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Voyage 49 (June 7, 2019)

Blog for 7 June, 2019 Today was the slowest day of the trip.  We are now under all sail except the mainsail which is furled so we can use the cargo gear.  We are making about 4 knots in the general direction of Hawaii after turning around a few days ago.  Up to today...

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Voyage 49 (June 4, 2019)

Tuesday 4th of June Today we woke up closer to San Francisco than Honolulu.  We are at the eastern end of our journey and will now work our way slowly home, hunting all along.  We found tracker #14 right where it should be and used the cargo gear to pull a medium size...

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Voyage 49 (June 3, 2019)

Kwai weekend was spent working our way 500 miles to the ENE to pick up another tracked net.  This route takes us along the southern edge of the Paific Gyre and into prime hunting territory.  Saturday we were still under sail in 5-10 knots of SE wind, moving nicely...

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Voyage 49 (May 30, 2019)

No new nets found today.  The tracker attached to a large bundle of nets failed just a few days before we go to it.  We ran down to the last reported spot and along the estimated track line but never found it.  We did come up on an overturned 18' fiberglass boat that...

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Voyage 49 (May 29, 2019)

This is the fifth day of our 25 day charter to lasso ghost nets.  We are a crew of 11 plus 2 drone operators and are chasing down trackers that have been fastened to net balls floating in the North Pacific.  The charter is to Ocean Voyages Institute who got yachts...

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Voyage 49 (May 28, 2019)

At sunrise today we started our serious watch for nets and plastic debris.  Lookouts were posted at dawn.  As we approached the position of the satellite tracker as relayed form shore, we took in sail and came slowly downwind to find it. We came into a field of...

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Voyage 49 (May 27, 2019)

Kwai sailed Saturday, 25 May for a 25 day charter to pick up "ghost" nets in the North Pacific. We are headed to a latitude north of Hawaii for the first time since sailing from New Bedford in 2005. Crew is all happy to be at sea again, especially in the fine weather...

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