24:04.080 N 19:16.430 W
Warm evening after a very hot day. Had a close encounter with a tanker who inexplicitly turned towards us at the last minute. Mr Perkins (the engine) was employed to take us to safety. Rupert and Tony were in the galley at the time preparing curried mahi mahi for dinner so no name can be apportioned. Wind picked up and all night watches had a good clear moonlit sail, clocking up exactly 300 miles by end of last watch (0800) at an average of approximately 9.5 kts.
We caught three mahi mahi today, the first two as a double strike just before lunch and the biggest weighing in at 12 lbs. The back of the boat was turned into Nico’s fish processing fish plant and the deck was awash with blood (very good for the teak, apparently).
Sea has been reasonably flat all day, a little rougher this morning. Been doing an average of about 9 kts all day and a top speed of 11.4 kts! Just covered our 406th mile, only 2429 miles to go!!