COG 289T SOG 6.8
Well it's been an eventful day. Our bad weather has not left us, in fact we've been sailing in 35 -
40 knots on the nose most of the day, with big seas crashing over My Way every few seconds. Still,
at least we were sailing. No motor. No exhaust fumes. Good speed. Relative bliss. I was just having
one of those dangerous "Actually this is going quite well..." moments when BANG! The clew ring
pulled out of the jib leaving the sail flapping furiously and uselessly off the forestay. We quickly
rolled it up and after some very wet work on the foredeck we're now motor sailing with our storm jib
and a heavily reefed main (reefed beyond the part with the rip in it). Problem is, My Way doesn't go
upwind very well at the best of times. Add 3 meter waves, 35 knots of wind and ruined sails and it
becomes a bit of a joke. A Spanish galleon heavily laden with stolen Inca gold would put us to
shame. So we may have to stop make an unscheduled stop in Galle in Sri Lanka to try and fix our jib
there. We still have 2,500 miles to the Red Sea and we're going to need sails.
That's all for now,
Mike & co.