Brazil to Grenada - Day 4 (A new personal best)
Phil May and Andrea Twigg
Tue 12 Mar 2013 21:31
06:16N 051:57W 1026 miles covered, 680 miles to go
The wind direction is perfect for Anastasia, and with the current reaching 3 knots at times we are flying along, despite having a heavily reefed mainsail. We generally consider 200 miles is a good distance to cover in one day but today we travelled 270 miles in 24 hours, averaging 11.25 knots, which is a new record for us.
We hooked a Dorado, but at 12 knots there was just too much strain on the line and it got away before we could slow down and reel it in.
We passed the half way point last night and Andrea baked chocolate brownies to celebrate.