2011-03-19

Baja Bash Log Book

During passages we are meticulous about keeping an hourly log. We log GPS position, course, speed, and wind speed, along with a note. Our rule is that the note should never be empty - There's always something to write about - whether it's a ship sighting, interesting sealife, present weather conditions, what we ate, or just how we are feeling. At the end of each passage this gives a total leg distance so we can easily calculate average speed, which is useful for future planning in similar conditions.

Below are the log book pages for our Baja Bash trip. Note we use the 'Miles' column for wind speed. When the log wheel is working we use true wind. As there was something fouling the log wheel (despite several attempts to clean it underway), we used apparent wind during these passages.










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