s/y Geronimo - Atlantic Crossing Autumn 2011
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Sun 27 Nov 2011 13:54
Today our Sunday morning was almost like at home: classical music in the cockpit, great breakfast and relaxed atmosphere.
On top of that: blue sky, 18 knots of wind from East, spinnaker up and off we went. Everybody happy!
After a night with too little wind (and thus engine on), this was a welcome surprise.
We are curious to get the update of the position of the main competition because we fear a dramatic set back in the field.
Still 1450 Miles to go so tomorrow we expect to be half way. Everything is still open.
If you like to learn about stars, planets and space, it might interest you that our on board scientist Sjors Boelaars (almost M.A. Philosophy) is requested (read instructed ! ) to prepare a presentation on this subject for the night of November 29. For this purpose, Sjors will study the book "Sterren" by Kevin Tildsley, kindly offered by Renee). If you have questions about this subject, Sjors will gladly answer them next days.
While writing this, the wind has again dropped to just 13 knots (East) which gives us only 6, 5 knots of speed. This might last some more days. According to the Gribfiles the main competitors in the South have only a few knots more wind. Exciting!