Wednesday 20th January
We left Union Island at 6.45am as the sun was rising, we were just
behind Roundabout and in front of Blue Magic. Roundabout was flying a poled out
Genoa and a main sail, we had two head sails poled out and Blue Magic had
decided to sail their twistle rig. No 'to twistle or not to twistle' debate for
them. Jackamy was the sandwich filling between two Discovery 55's!
Because we are downwind sailing we have the Caribbean swell which
causes uncomfortable seas, it’s not as bad as the Atlantic swell though! It is
about 425 miles to Bonaire and should take us two and a half to three days
depending on the wind, we are currently doing 7 knots. Since arriving in Antigua
the beginning of December we have only been day sailing, so it's back to four
The fishing rods are back out and Paul had a whopper on the line
earlier. After wrestling with it for over an hour and the fish taking most of
the line, it got away, thankfully, as Paul's arms were aching and he wasn't
going to give in!
We have just had a sundowner and are getting ready for our night