Dancing Bear Transpac Report No. 6: Finally . . .

It took us the better part of nine days to get here, but Dancing Bear is finally relishing in the solid northeast trade winds we came out here searching for in the first place.

Finally. Finally. Finally. The first inkling came last night around sunset, when the fitful breeze we'd been struggling with all day long started to build and rise into the mid-teens. Just after dusk, we changed spinnakers from the light, half-ounce kite we'd been employing for the better part of the last two days to the 1.5-ounce chute, which was faster and held its shape better in the stronger breeze and sloppy seas. For the full story, please click here.