First night sail

Gudrun V
Axel Busch
Sat 7 May 2011 15:57
Saturday, 06.05.2011, 16:00 UTC (12:00 local), 18:14N 4:58W
We dropped the main-sail at nine last night to go slower and to time our arrival to shortly after sunrise. For the rest of the trip we will be sailing with only the genoa. We had spaghetti for dinner, then lay on the deck and watched the stars in an almost cloudless sky. No land in sight, only a faint glow on the horizon from the lights of St Martin, St Croix, and the Virgin Islands. Liz stayed up and read until 1am, while I slept. Then we switched and she went to bed for the rest of the night.