Our passage to from the Galápagos to Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Chile, tried our perseverance like no other passage we’d experienced. The trade winds had more south in them than we’d anticipated, so for most of the passage we close-reached, sailing 55 to 75 degrees off the wind in 18 to 30 knots. This meant we spent most of our time heeled over hard, all the while bashing into 2- to 3-meter seas that were very close together. Some moments were challenging; others humorous (mostly because we both felt a bit delirious at times); and some were beautiful and raw.
Fourteen days and 4 hours after we departed Galápagos, we dropped our hook in Anakena anchorage on the northern coast of Rapa Nui, one of the most remote inhabited islands on earth.
Read more about our passage HERE.
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