After our last misadventure with a spinnaker, and the discovery of a small hole in our mainsail, we’ve put Elusive in damage control mode and throttled back a fair bit, running with a #4 jib poled out. Since the seas don’t seem to be flattening out any time soon, we’ll probably keep this configuration most of the way to Hawaii. It’s actually almost as fast as a spinnaker in terms of miles made good. Spirits are high as we get close to the finish. Last night saw only a couple squalls, and for most of the night Elusive glided on top of beautiful moonlit swells, with a couple stars peeking through the clouds here and there. ETA is tentatively set for the morning of the 24th, about 48 hours from now, although the winds might lighten up and slow us down a little as we get closer.

Adrian