Kevin & Victoria Rolling
Sat 11 Jun 2011 07:29
39 52n : 22 21w
We continue to tack down the rheum line to the finish. When beating to windward like this the boat is continually at an extreme angle and we use our body weight on the high side to give the boat a little more power. I crawled / climbed out of my bunk at 08.00 to start my next watch and Matt literally climbed in the other end and was asleep before his head hit the pillow - its been a long old night and its blowing old boots !
We are making better than 7 kts over the ground, very good in this sea state - you might say 'we have the hammer down' and will have until we cross the line tomorrow night.
Cooking is out of the question so its energy bars and rolls for a couple of days.
K & M x