Position Update - Coconut Woman passes halfway mark of San Blas crossing

Image from Blue Planet Odyssey tracking site. The yellow line shows Coconut Woman's position as of Jan 24,  00:25 UTC. 

Image from Blue Planet Odyssey tracking site. The yellow line shows Coconut Woman's position as of Jan 24,  00:25 UTC. 

Coconut Woman is in the fifth day of their crossing from Martinique to the San Blas islands, and they have passed the halfway mark.

According to the tracking data available from the Blue Planet Odyssey, they have sailed a tight west southwest course and have caught up with the other Martinique boats after an initial one-day delay. 

According to wind information from www.sailflow.com, they have had light to moderate winds the entire time, and the wind direction has put them somewhere between a run and a broad reach.

It looks like the winds will pick up late tomorrow or Sunday as they enter into Columbian waters. The wind direction will shift southerly just as their course does.The wind and seas are known to be heavy at times in this area of the Caribbean due to the influence of the Trade Winds, the Andes mountains and the shape of the sea.

It's nothing the crew of Coconut Woman can't handle, and the last few days of the crossing look to be exciting.

Posted on January 23, 2015 .