Hard going

L'Esprit de la Mer
Dr Chris Bates
Sun 10 Nov 2013 20:20
33 35 23 S 178 07 00 E
The strong southwesterly continues .Means we stay 200nm east of NZ . Hard going into  big seas .Bimini ripped in night so now exposed to sun a s well as weather. Not that there´s much sunshine about . Picked up NZ radio last night so intouch with news , premier league and rugby results. Look forward to England/ All Blacks next weekend . One other yacht seen has night but he was motor sailing and we quickly overhauled him .Wind should change east later today and then it´s 36 hrs to Opua