Sunday, 17th January, 2016
W. Eric Faber
Sun 17 Jan 2016 10:40
Daily run: 117 logged miles
A little less wind towards evening last night persuaded us to hoist the mainsail, but there was insufficient wind to keep it filled and the banging of it backwards and forwards had us soon take it down again and hoist the staysail. Under the two poled-out foresails and no banging we achieved around 5 knots overnight.
Our noon position today showed that we have just over 100 miles to go. The wind is disappearing slowly, so that we may have to motor the better part of the last 100 miles to arrive at St Helena some time during Monday morning.