Well, that's not completely true. In the roughly 1,000 miles that we covered after setting forth from Lima, Peru, in the middle of March, we did enjoy a pleasant 12-knot southeaster . . . for exactly six hours. We took advantage of the nice weather to hoist our big asymmetric spinnaker, emblazoned with a rendering of North America, Central America, and South America, but it was a short-lived exercise. Other than that, with the exception of a couple of equally brief periods, it's a good thing we topped up the diesel tanks in Lima, for the engine's been turning over the rest of the time.