Position: 19:36S 151:41E
It is now Sunday afternoon. Brilliant
sunshine, no wind and not a ripple on the sea.. quite different to the first few
We hope to arrive in Mackay early Tuesday morning..
- if this is the case it means only one more night at sea, providing we can work
out how/where to go in the dark.. (otherwise two more nights).
We are now in a group of 5 rally yachts. we
all grouped together to provide support to one of the yachts Aspen, who have had
problems with batteries not charging and were down to nothing and there was a
risk that their engine was going to stop running.. One of the other
yachts, Enchantress transfered two of their own batteries over so all is now
well on Aspen and they should be able to make it into Mackay under their own
It seems that a lot of yachts have had
problems.. Fai Tira is being towed in by Blue Magic as their engine has
broken and they cannot fix it. It is too dangerous to go through the pass
under sail, especially when there is no wind.
Touch wood - we are OK, it would be better to
have some sailing breeze though..