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    Tuamotus – Raroia

    Following our final departure from the Marquesas islands on July 21st. we once again found ourselves in the familiar surroundings of a deep ocean passage. The journey south of 750kms to our destination Raroia took a little getting used to as I had to relearn the movements of the boat again. Just a day into our trip we had a series of problems with our automatic steering system and reverted to the wind vane system and eventually manually steering.  By day three our luck had changed and configuring the sails for forward of the beam sailing saw us putting 104 nautical miles per day behind us. We needed to arrive…