Heading South (a little bit more!) Day 2 - Noon Position 21 52.00S 176 51.86W
Mike and Liz Downing
Mon 1 Nov 2010 01:18
The noon-to-noon run today was 140 miles. The seas have eased from 10-12ft down to about 6ft and the wind has eased down to 15-20kts, but with some higher gusts. The good point about heading for Minerva is that we came off the wind by about 30-40 degrees, so the wind is now on or just behind the beam - much more comfortable sailing. As a result we are both continuing to feel better, although not 100% yet. With the strong winds on Saturday night (20-25kts gusting 30kts and fine on the port bow), we put the 3rd reef in the main (for the first time) and have kept it in. It was going to come out this morning, but we're still making 6 to 7kts, so the reef will stay in a bit longer.
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