We are loving this South Pacific sleigh ride. Another lovely day of wing on wing with the Hoyt in the middle sailing. It’s a good rig. Even this morning at 05:30 when a grand daddy of a squall hit with 41 knots of wind, We were able to manage the boat by hand steering with the stern straight into the wind. Topping out at 11.6 knots of boat speed, it was an exhilarating ride. No need to repeat the experience, though...once was enough. But, it was a good confidence builder for this squall plagued crossing. This is the highest wind we have ever had with wing on wing with one reef in each sail. Today’s noon reading put at us 1/3 of the way to Fiji. We give thanks to Neptune for the good run we’ve enjoyed thus far on the Sweet Dream.image1.