If we count the ITCZ as the bit where the winds are a little
lighter, but there are lots of storm cells, then we entered it at around 0500
yesterday, and left it behind us around 0730 this morning. No real dramas,
apart from one unexpected soaking at around 0300 this morning, which washed off
the boat nicely, but also washed one of the cabins where we’d left a
hatch open to cool off.
We’re now running South against a Southerly, but we
should find the trades before too long, and then shape course for Brazil,
aiming South East of Noronha, then tuning to parallel the coast.
The Equator is now less than 60 nm away, and we are looking forward
to crossing the line.