4/5 February

Sun 5 Feb 2006 14:44
We are having a hard time of it at present contending with South easterly
winds which are trying to drive us northwards. We just have to plug away
until we get the more favourable easterlies or north easterlies. Sea state
is also very confused, rollers going one route chop going another.

Everything else on board is fine water maker still performing and the sun
is shining, nights are surprisingly cold.

Is there anyone out there who can comment on the performance of an ocean
rowing boat in a following wind. We are finding that the most stable
position requiring less adjustment to steering is with the wind on either of
the rear quarters. This seems ok but does any one have good success running
directly with the wind. By the way we are using the smaller rudder I

Mick and Tim