LOG DAY 9 - Melted butter

Global Yacht Racing's EH01
Global Yacht Racing - sponsors: Caspian Services
Tue 29 Nov 2011 23:36
Crickey so thats what its like...I mean a great days sail without any overly dramatic incidents, mast ascents, kite wraps, fish murders or fouled props. Just a long stonking kite run from sun up to sun down, top speed of 13.4 kts and hot sunshine ummm!
In fact the only drama today was a watch change-around when Dave swapped with Al to try to even out the driver quotient on each watch. Much banter and discussion surrounded this controversial move however it was pushed through by a covert action and in all seems to be a wise decision. We've kind of decided to not fly kites at night for the foreseeable future unless the wind decreases to a point where we absolutely need to. Not a 'fast ' decision I'll grant you but one that keeps Bertie and I from getting greyer and generally the rest of the troops more relaxed and focussed for kites and action during daylight hours.
Not much else to report really, we are trucking at 8 to 9 kts in roughly the right direction now, we had a squallearlier but not a major one and the moon has made what will be an ever increasing presence to light the way ahead; all good.
Andy (skipper)