|Imvubu and Twister in Durban 12/2012|
Today Twister pulled her keel out of the chilly waters of the Norwegian fjords and sat down on a cozy aluminum crib for the winter. The hull looked surprisingly good given all the abuse I've give it the last couple of years.
Some more data-entry and number-crunching yielded the following:
Total distance sailed San Diego to Bergen (not counting a few hundred miles of day-sailing/side trips and assuming shortest route between each data point): 32 286 nautical miles (29 224 nm solo)
Total time: 2 years, 132 days
Time at sea: 318 days, 10 hours (285 days solo)
Average speed: 4.22 knots
Best 24-hour run: 169 nm, 00:00 31/01/2013 to 00:00 01/02/2013, (2nd day out of Cape Town on passage to St. Helena) with some help from Benguela Current.
Longest passage: both by time and distance was the first one from San Diego to Nuku Hiva: 2931 nm and 27 days 9 hours--Also the hardest passage (though weather-wise, very gentle). The second longest time-wise was also the slowest: Darwin to Cocos Keeling: 2022 nm in 26 days 12 h. One of the easiest passages.
Fastest passage (speed-wise): St. Helena to Recife: 1778 nm in 13 days 19 h = 5.68 knots average speed.