10:07.9N 77:49.9W 1051 miles covered, 54 miles to
Today was a "fun filled" day because, having
trashed the Parasailor yesterday, I was experimenting with different sails
to try and get a reasonable speed. To no avail. All I managed to do
was give Bertie a rope burn on the hand when the asymmetric spinnaker opened out
too quickly. It was largely my fault, I am afraid, because I did not
insist that everyone on the foredeck wore gloves and I told Bertie that the
asymmetric spinnaker would not pull up as hard as the Parasailor.
Fortunately it was not too bad a burn and he will be OK in a couple of
Andrea says if it happens again I will be looking
for a new crew.
Now we are reduced to tacking down to the finish
line using mainsail and genoa (at about 7 knots) so we will not be crossing
it until the early hours of the morning. Anchoring in the islands by
moonlight is going to be interesting.