The crossing of the Alenuihaha Channel was about what I expected - there was lots of wind and waves. Leaving the lee of the Big Island I saw wind in the 15-20 knot range a little forward of my beam. This veered around to end up on my starboard quarter after strengthening to 25-33 knots. The waves were 10-12 feet. I started the crossing at 5:30am and had crossed the channel by noon - it was a nice sail, my first for a while. Once I had crossed the channel I started to head north along the coast with my destination being three miles north of the southern tip, off of Big Beach (Oneloa.) The wind died as expected and by the time I was in the anchorage area there was roughly 10 knots of variable wind around.
|Oneloa "Big Beach", Maui|
|Molokini from Big Beach|
|Some of the Maui coastline, south of Lahaina|
|Making power in sunny Lahaina.|