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Date: 05 Dec 2010 18:19:11
Title: Fw: ARC + 14

 
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Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2010 4:30 PM
Subject: ARC + 14

Hi All
 
Today the breeze is about 12knots true.  We are making due west in the hope that we will pick up the better winds in this latitude (12degrees) earlier than those to the north.  The grnoa is poled out and we are goosewinging making 4 - 5 knots.  With about 1500 miles to go we want more speed.  It will be interesting to see if the strategy of coming south will beat those to the north.  The leaderboard could be turned on its head!
 
James is having a bad day fishing so it is pasta again tonight.
 
We are struggling to master the Hydrovane with only Lawrence being able to get any performance out of it.  It may come into its own in stronger winds we hope.
 
I have been posting blogs daily but the Iridium signal drops outs frequently.  I am wondering if when I think a blog has gone it has not actually done so. Iridium catch you for loads of minutes this way.
 
Skipper

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