Log Day 19: Di bolina
Thu 8 Dec 2022 23:42
An atlantic crossing usually involves a huge amount of broad reach sailing in the trade winds, all downwind from the Canaries to St. Lucia, and a tiny bit of upwind sailing around the corner of St. Lucia into Rodney Bay.
However, this time, it is different. A large storm in the north atlantic has disrupted the trade wind regime. This was noticeable already a couple of days ago, when we had different wind conditions. Today, we are even sailing upwind - against approx. 4Bf wind directly from west (instead of the usual 4-5Bf from the eastern sector).
Position at 23:40 UTC (14:00.0N 53:13.1W)