L'Esprit de la Mer
Dr Chris Bates
Thu 2 May 2013 02:15
10 08 95 S 141 08 95 W
Making very slow progress because of lack of wind.Averaging just under 3knt and sailing amongst a mass of high cumulus clous which produce heavy rain and sometimes very strong short lived gusts.Things have not been helped by the No 1 furler giving problems so untill Penny brings new bearings from home it´s working jib and main( which has a reef in it to prevent it banging on the backstays.Have plenty of fuel but as this circumnavi8gation so far has been entirely under sail I´m loathe to use it for propulsion.It´s also very hot.Hopefuolly will see some wind tomorrow