Night 1 and Day 2
Wed 25 Feb 2015 16:06
Had a very good night crossing over the top of St Martins and started our long trek south east to Guadaloupe at around dawn on Wed. Guy and Jules had a very wet and windy watch between 0500 and 0800 this morning with several meaty squalls to keep them fully occupied. Tim and I came on for the sunshine and champagne sailing between 0800 and 1100 and now Mike and Colin are continuing to steer us down towards Nevis.
The 3 on 6 off watch system we are using is working very well. We have lost the generator with what we think is a blocked fuel filter so we are down to one tank of water (having used the first tank within 24 hours!). Showers have been banned although certain criminals amongst the crew have sneaked a quick shower this morning - they shall remain nameless. Other than that we are in fine fettle, cruising down the coast of St Kitts in the sunshine, 17 knots of wind and plenty of Atlantic swell.
The sat phone just will not connect so I am shooting this off via my iPhone hotspot courtesy of St Kitts telecoms. More will follow as soon as I can get another connection.