Atlantic Odyssey Day 9, the flying fish have landed

Moxie - Beck Family Adventure
Mike, Denise, Asia and Aranya Beck
Tue 26 Nov 2013 13:27
Pos 17.59.82n 29.48.18w noon 26 Nov 2013
Sw 7.5 knots!!! :(. That's the direction we want to go. Overcast, rain, calm sea, sog 1.5 backwards.

Flew spinnaker all night in 4.5 to 6 knots wind, todays run only 107 miles, we should be doing 160 but have not managed that yet. Hopefully a short term situation, wind has died and turned against, parasail got a bit tangled in rigging this morning and broke a string but now repaired, I hope.

Brian caught the first flying fish last night and Jenny the second, we will try them on the BBQ later. Going into serious conservation mode with fresh fruit and veg as will need to stretch things out a few days longer than hoped. Using an amazing amount of electricity, not much direct sun for solar to be of much help past couple of days. Going up the mast soon to tape up the shaggy bits on the spreaders to reduce second spinnaker tangle risk.