Day 7 - Western Atlantic
A day of making solid progress towards our destination - a fresh F4 wind from the NE remained with us all day - perfect reaching weather along our rumb line - recording noon-to-noon of 131nm - and a strong feeling we will beat our best run tomorrow. We all enjoyed long spells of helming under a cloudless sky and relatively calm seas. Although the day was not without its incident - in the late afternoon the anchor had worked its restraining pin loose and decided to deploy itself - whilst we were sailing at 8 knots! Thankfully it cleared the hull quickly and 50ft of chain later came to a halt on the windlass (well above the sea bed). An unscheduled boat stop to haul it in manually and re-secure and we were on our way again. No visible damage done. Magic Friday is sailing again peacefully into the sunset. Phil, Mike & Mike.