Wind strength: 7 - 23 knots (light yesterday
afternoon, built after some breezy rain and has been full on most of the night
since about 1130)
Wind direction: 089 - 040
Heading: 305 260
Boatspeed: 8 - 18 knots
We have had some entertainment last night, plenty of sail changes had
staysail in and out, up and down, A2 up and down a few times, A4 up
when it got over 20 (until the halyard let go and the whole chute went in
the sea at pace - no damage remarkably) and now A5 since then. Which was
Hence most of us have been up most of the night and the grinders are
breaking unless we feed them constantly. Legendary sailing though.
Less than 100 miles and about 10 hours to go, if we can keep on the
throttle. Principal plan is rhumbline and then try to sail shortest distances,
avoiding overfalls around St Lucia.