Day three : 23:09N 20:56W
Elixir - Ovni
Wed 25 Nov 2009 11:25
On day three of our trip we are sailing in a South Westerly direction, about 200 miles off the coast of Africa. We can't turn West until we are in the best position to catch the Easterly Atlantic trade winds. These winds vary in strength and we have figured out that if we continue South West for the next two days we will catch a perfect trade wind to take us all the way to the Carribean. At least that's the plan and if it works out we will be ahead of those boats who decided to turn West too soon.
We had the spinnaker up for some time yesterday and made great pace at 7 - 8 knots and with a very able Mr Button on the helm we must have been putting up a strong chase for the racing division.
Last night during watch we noticed Phospherescents in the water which glowed as the boat sailed through them so we had a spectacular light show in the water as we sailed along.
Elixir continues to look after us well.