Azores to Gibraltar Day 2 - Fast and furious

Martin and Elizabeth Bevan
Wed 29 Mar 2017 03:34

Position                    37:30.72 N 020:28.32 W

Date                          2359 (UTC) Tuesday 28 March 2017

Distance run             in 24hrs 190nm over the ground, 181nm through the water

Passage total            251nm over the ground, 239nm through the water

Distance to go          737nm

Planned distance      Ponta Delgada, Azores to Gibraltar 986nm


Today we have made very good progress with great if robust conditions.  With the sea on the starboard quarter varying from 1.5 to 3.5 metres and the wind 20 to 25 knots on the beam Caduceus has been flying along and the crew hanging on to things as the contents of the inside of the boat make occasional attempts to redistribute themselves.  Looking back at the forecast for the immediate area of Ponta Delgada and we see winds of 30 to 35 knots so the decision to sail on Monday has been vindicated.  The daily run is one of our better efforts; a few days of that on our passage from Ascension Island and we would have taken considerably less than 28 days.