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Statistics from the Logbook: 8 June 1998 to 1 January 2001

From departure until January 1, 2001, Heartsong III sailed 12,000 miles and visited 70 different ports (some more than once) and 17 different countries or island groups.  We have averaged about 650 nautical miles per month, including one multi-day passage.  On average, we have visited just under one country per month, and about one port per week.

All of these stats ignore the full year we spent "at the dock" in New Zealand, where we left the boat for land travel in New Zealand and Australia.

Time Underway (through 1/1/01)

According to sailing magazines, the average percentage of days a typical cruiser spends some portion of the daylight hours underway is about 20%, plus or minus.  At 29%, we move around maybe slightly more than average.
bulletDays since departed USA:  560 (about 19 months, ignoring the year of land travel in NZ and Oz)
bulletDaysails, including passages:  163 (29%)
bulletNights in port:  489
bulletNights at sea:  69 (12.4%)

NIghts in Port (through 1/1/01)

bulletAt anchor:  256 (52%)
bulletOn a mooring:  66 (14%)
bulletAt the dock:  138 (28%)
bulletOn the hard:  29 (6%)

Passages

bulletNumber of passages (overnight or longer):  21
bulletLongest passage:  16.25 days, 3000 nm
bulletAverage passage length:  3.3 days

Boat Speed & Range on Passage

bulletBest day noon to noon:  215 nm
bulletAverage day noon to noon:  190 nm
bulletBest speed:  12.1 knots
bulletBest speed maintained over 1 hour:  10.5 knots
bulletAverage speed (port entrance to entrance):  7.9 knots

These stats are really old now.  Will update someday.

 

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