Crew here again; First, apologies for inaccurate dist to go in last nights
blog (420 Nm), was more like 500. However we now at 0400, have 320Nm to go
after a best day yet of 165 miles thanks to a steady F7 'breeze' from behind
and those Atlantic rollers to surf down. Speaking of which, you would think
that we would have realized that every 324th wave came towards us with an
address on like "Ian, Snoozing on port side (just put clean shorts on)",
"Martyn, sat on transom (just had shower)" or "Saloon, via hatch left open -
again (just dried out from last time)" but no. Four old dogs, no new tricks.
The current progress means that a St Lucia arrival would be in the hours of
darkness so the plan is to reduce sail on Friday so that we can make our
approach in daylight on Saturday morning. "What thoughtful planning and good
seamanship given the navigational hazards that may exist" I can hear you
cry. No, we just want to look good on the photos!
Still no sighting of ARC boats although from position reports there are two
from our group approx 10 miles behind us - too far to see but at least we
are not last. There's about 80 boats in total vying for that honour.