Almost wet in filming with my iPhone.
Position is: 23 20 N, 153 24 W
TWD 072 @ 15, Swell 2 m from NW, Sky 80 clear, 1019mb
275 Nautical Miles to Honolulu
Asymmetrical Kite, Staysail sailing the tradewinds
Lots of jibing in this squally race. Here is a quick one.
Squalls everywhere: A challenge yet an opportunity. We have lots of miles to make out.
This I can’t take a picture of. But it’s cool and rare. There is an essentially full moon that makes the whole Ocean glitter. Moving across our track, diagonally, with more or less the speed of the wind are squall clouds. And then… the rarest thing had us all in awe. Our rookie, Seth-the-Santa-Cruz-Surfer spots it first… A Moonbow!!!! (Rainbow of the night) You don’t see those often, you can’t see them on photographs. The bright light of the moon playing with the giant prism encapsulated in the raindrops of a huge squall. Low, gigantic, totally mysterious. If you haven’t seen one, you must. Somewhere, over the Moon-bow….