Offshore Log: Across the Pacific
Calypso makes the long run from Panama to Tahiti, moving quickly through the Tuamotus due to water shortage, and skips Rangiroa due to squalls. In Papeete, the brie and Medoc are as good as in France, but at twice the price.
Racing through paradise, Calypso sails nearly 5,000 miles from Panama to Tahiti. The GPS is a boon, but the watermaker and mini-M fail, causing problems.