We continue to sail with main and genoa doing 10-11
knots in a fine breeze.The wind has veered to ESE which allows us to point
higher towards Saint Lucia.We are sailing on the same port gybe as our
competitors ,but are falling back a little as we cannot yet fly the
spinnaker.Today is the birthday of Leonidas.No cake,however.Bad planning!Our
dinner is chicken and rice,better than mama’s.We have refrigerated food
from Las Palmas and Mimis combines it with rice,puree or pasta.Succulent.
07:00 Our competitors are gaining on us.We really
need the spinnaker.As it gets light,we raise it.It holds.YUHAH. Half an hour
later we spot a weakness in the repair and down it comes for rectification.20
minutes later we fly it again.It allows us to sail 2 knots faster and 5degrees
closer to target.
12:00 The miday fix brings good news.We are
ameliorating our position,not dramatically in 4 hours,but in the right
lucia is along way away.
13:45 We breech the 2000 miles distance to destination.2000
miles,bah a mere bagatelle!