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Date: 22 Mar 2010 11:26:46
Title: " A LADY TRIP" Sailing around the World, and missing " Adare " ( presently at sea in the South Pacific )

Distance travelled since last May 2009.................................14,000 miles
Total distance of this leg, .....................................................3,000 miles
Distance to travel to our next destination,..................................375 miles
Distance travelled in the last 24hrs............................................170 miles
Average speed over the last 24hrs...............................................7.08knots
Wind  ENE...............................................................................12 / 15 knots
 
Position      09 degrees 09 minutes S         132 degrees 46 minutes W
 
SUNDAY 21st March  2010
 
04.00hrs   A very bumpy night, the boat was really rocking and rolling all night, and that makes sleeping difficult,
               Donal and the Skipper gybed to boat as the wind has gone from ESE  to  ENE,
               Very light winds, ( we are not used to this on this boat)  Pitch black night , except for the stars twinkling up there overhead.
 
07.00hrs Beautifull  sunrise again, but no sign of " Crazy Horse" Where did he go ?
 
10.00hrs   Radio Call,The same as every day, but " Crazy Horse" has gone 1 mile ahead and 9 miles to the north of us.
               We are stil;l holding onto our position, bit if the wind gets any lighter, we will have to motor,  A Lady does not like
               light winds and in particular with choppy seas,
 
11.30hrs  We decided to repack the KITE, This operation took an hour and was difficult in the heat, God is it hot today !
               We then hoisted the Kite, but during the operation the sail got a tear on the foot, ohhh feck , does not look good,
                so we apply some magic tape, but because of salt on the sail, it really only half worked,
                so we pray that the wind does not go over 19 knots
 
14.00hrs The wind got so light that the KITE dropped down over the pulpit and snagged again and the tear became a monster,
             so we took down the KITE, and packed it all away in its bag,  ohhhhh its sooooo  hot that the Skip and Fats are melting by now,
 
The wind is now below 9 knots and we are effectivly stopped, so ( Feck ) we decide we had to go for the engine,
We still have over 750 litres of fuel, so this is not a problem, we can motor all the way if necessary.
Fats goes for his siesta,  ( I think he will never be seen again)
A few days of this and He will become, Lean and mean, ohhhhh our poor cuddily Donal.
 
Dinner ( by Fats ) was called  " turkey a la A  LADY " I dunno what he put into it , but it was tasty,
 
Night Watches :-       Aileen................................ 22.00  /  01.00hrs
                                Stephen..............................01.00  /  05.00hrs
                                Donal..................................05.00  /  09.00hrs
 
Thats it for today,
 
Signed  :-    Stephen Hyde   ( Skipper )

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