Nearing the mid-point

The Adventures of the Good Ship Equinox
Cate and Chris Galloway
Tue 13 Oct 2009 06:24
Position at 1600 AEST: 13:34:74S 149:45:39E
Course 221T Speed 5.6knots, wind ESE 10 knots
Hi All,
We were hopeful of a 200nm day but unfortunately the breeze died out somewhat early this morning and so we will have to content ourselves with the 169.5nm we actually achieved. Still a good days offing.
The weather continues to improve despite Mr. A. Allan Tillet's naysaying of my forecasting abilities. I must say the model has improved considerably since hope was removed as a data input set...
The day has been quiet with the exception of some spinaker excitement - a chafed halyard left it streaming out alongside us. Sail retirieved, nnil damage, we'll have another go tomorrow.
Anyhoo, sunset with Gin and fizzy Tang beckons. TTFN