Day 3 - Azores - Portugal

Magic Friday
Phil, Di and Annelise
Fri 31 May 2019 12:19

39:09.6N 22:52.5W

 Day 3 (31/5) – Yesterday ended pleasantly with sundowners and Matt's sailing playing list music, boat speed 5-6knts in the continuing southerly breeze. Fresh cabbage, potatoes and pre-cooked turkey  on the menu after 23 days effectively “at sea” (no fresh provisioning opportunity ion Horta)! The night was lit by a billion stars, the Milky Way and a shimmering light across the sea from Venus, low on the south eastern horizon. Unfortunately, the wind died in the early hours of the morning, leaving no choice but to motor sail. GRIB files show an extended area of little/no wind in between light northerlies and southerlies, pressure above 1,000mb – an Azores high zone. The only prospect could be a spinnaker run 30+nm north to reach 10Kn south-westerlies….a decision to be made later this morning… And we did – full asymmetric spinnaker out and flying nicely (well, most of the time in very light winds)!!

 Position posting at 12:00 Azores time (GMT) 31/5

 Phil and Matt

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