Our first real night at
sea with Caduceus (III) passed largely uneventfully. Wind strengthened to
15-20kts but still from the SW. We headed approximately west until 0945
Thursday 26 Jul and then put our first tack in to head south. This is beginning
to look as though it will be uphill all of the way. We are having an easier
time than other Rally members, many of whom took shelter in
Yesterday afternoon and last night provided lots of practice in avoiding fishing boats, all of which appeared to be stern trawling. In this instance AIS is not much help as they do not have it. ARPA, radar tracking and the radar generally proved themselves for the first time.
Our informal watch
keeping system is working.
24 hours down with a daily run of 115 miles.