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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Icon 50nm from Cape Flattery

Icon has been averaging 272nm/day the last few days of the return trip and is presently 50nm due west of Cape Flattery with landfall expected between 10:00-11:00am PST, just in time to catch the building westerly winds down the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

During our SSB check-in with Icon last night the crew reported catching several nice fish (some of which ended up as sashimi) with calm seas & moderate winds.  They are expecting the winds and sea state to build slightly as they make landfall making for a fast passage home.  The big question the crew had was what we wanted to do with all the extra fuel they have left -- from the sounds of it they have only used the contents of the cabin-top fuel bladder and have yet to touch the below deck bladder, both main tanks, and the two stern tanks...

If all goes well we expect Icon back in Anacortes by 10:00pm tonight making it an 11 day return trip from Hawaii - nice going everyone!