Approaching Oahu

Diamond Head (2) 8.5

Adrian now faced a navigational challenge. He had never intended to sail close to Hawaii, much less attempted to dock, and had no charts for the waters. The damage to the mast could worsen at any time and he could not risk using the mailsail. Waikiki Yacht Club offered to meet Barrabas off Diamond Head Buoy and lead him in but that still meant 36 hours of helming to get to that position with no prospect of leep or respite. Adrian radioed the US Coast Guard and established an hourly call schedule to allow them to plot him in towards Diamond head. As his progress looked stable, the radio checks were reduced to two hourly intervals but USCG continued to track him right into the dock, finally calling him on his mobile phone to ensure that he had safely docked.

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