day 3: Parasailor is up

Espen Aalstad
Thu 29 Nov 2007 13:24
24:41N 18.47W
SW in 12 knot, NE wind doing 7 knot, cloudy and 22 degrees. Wind died out in morning, but picked up at noon.  We set our Parasailor (spinnaker) for the first time with . nerves among the crew and skipper. We learn as we go. Everybody was happy after 2 hours and we celebrated with our first beer on the trip. Just to realize we have made mistake with a sheet under the boom costing us repair on the Lazy Jack. Regi got to test the new sewing kit at a high angle at the end of the boom...
First position reports are in for the boats and we compare....have we made the right decision to go so much east to make it faster south?