Ann and Barry are under sail again and heading to the Rangiroa Atoll for a stop over before moving on to Tahiti. This current stretch of the journey should take approx. 5 days. When Ann called they were making
6 knots and had lots of wind. I am sure they had their sails reefed to prevent stress on the rudder. The boat that is accompanying them was trailing by about 2 miles and they are staying in contact via VHF.
So far it has been smooth sailing.
The most recent marker should read May 8th.
The sailors did get a chance at their last anchorage to recheck the damage to the keel and rudder. They reported that there was no change to the cracks, which was a good sign.