Report at 10/07/99 a.m.
Oct. 6, 5:02 a.m.: Hokule'a moving on a new tack, to Nalani Ko'olau (NE by N). The canoe is 174 miles from Rapa Nui, traveling at 4 knots.
Oct. 7 (16th day since departing Mangareva): 0:13 a.m.--Hokule'a has changed tack again, to 'Aina Malanai (ESE 117 true). The canoe is 136 miles from Rapa Nui, traveling at 2 knots and about 50 miles closer to Rapa Nui after the last 24 hours of tacking.
Oct. 7 : 6:20 a.m.--Just 112 miles from Rapa Nui...the
canoe could sail past the island by tomorrow mid-morning, at its current
speed of 4 knots. Will the canoe sail by close enough and will the weather
be clear enough for the crew to see the island?
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