Cape Town to St Helena Day 3 - Water, water everywhere
Position 29:42.11 S 011:32.61 E
Date 2359 (UTC+2) Saturday 21 January 2017
Distance run in 24hrs 165nm over the ground, 159nm through the water
Passage total 436nm over the ground, 226nm through the water
Distance to go 1264nm
Planned distance Cape Town to St Helena 1697nm
We continue to make reasonable progress under poled out genoa with the wind, as forecast, lightening which meant that at the end of the 24 hours our hourly rate was falling with further decreases to go.
The major issue of the day was the water maker failing again. The high pressure pump appears to be working but the system suddenly lost pressure whilst working and now refuses to pressurise.. I have sent an email to Dessalator asking for further advice but of course it is Saturday s no answer for two days. In the meantime, we are on to water conservation measures. It is amazing how little water you can use when you try.