Looking for more wind

Looking for more wind
Looking for more wind

Looking for more wind: everything seems a bit warmer and less windy. Squalls are already forming in the early afternoon.

The Hawaiian Koa‘e

The Hawaiian Koa‘e
The Hawaiian Koa‘e

The Tropicbird, Hawaiian Koa‘e, just greeted us, 1000 miles off any land. This very elegant bird likes to come and hunt flying fish while staying in the air for weeks at a time. They’ll also dive for prey if they spot any. The genetic lineage of the Tropicbird is a bit of a mystery. A gorgeous site that had the whole team on watch in awe.

Position Update: July 12, 6:00pm

Philippe uses MotionX-GPS HD on the iPad and is sharing with you the following track:

Name: Transpacific 2011-4
Start Date: July 8, 2011 1:33 pm
Map: View on Map
Total Distance: 1,195 nautical miles
Elapsed Time: 100:28:39
Avg Speed: 11.9 kts
Max Speed: 20.5 kts
Avg Pace: 05’03” per nm
Min Altitude: 0 ft
Max Altitude: 0 ft
Start Time: 2011-07-08T20:33:46Z
Start Location:
Latitude: 33º 38′ 19″ N
Longitude: 118º 22′ 07″ W
End Location:
Latitude: 24º 27′ 20″ N
Longitude: 137º 08′ 58″ W

 

Where we are in the Transpac Race:

Pegasus From the same mold , Fly Pegasus fly
Pegasus From the same mold , Fly Pegasus fly

We’re sailing to a tough handicap with a beautiful Santa Cruz 70 vintage design variation. So we need to be smart navigators. We are navigators. That’s what we do on the water, but that is very much our profession at Motionx-Fullpower. At MotionX we are leaders for In-Car navigation, Pedestrian navigation, Runner navigation and much more

That’s what we do. We are navigators building the best navigation tools.

We like to say that the vision for MotionX-Fullpower, our company, is to be the Navigators of the 21st century. To us it’s more inspiring than be the leaders for “display advertising” or some market-inflated “Formula” tied to a commercialism-hyped bubble. We craft what we have passion for. Real technology innovation .

Now on Transpac, we are sailing South while most of the fleet is still to the North. Let’s see how this all works out in a couple of days. We will sail more distance to go faster! If you play chess, it’s the equivalent of a gambit. Sacrifice some short term gains to invest in the long term future.

This race allows for some interesting tactical moves. We just made one. A bit of luck and it may all work out.

Fly Pegasus Fly!