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Date: 24 May 2007 18:32:25
Title: Bermuda - Azores. Day 4

Date: 24-05-07     Time: 16:23 UTC      Position: 30:49.07N  054:32.41W  

Distance last 24h: 137 (25.3 h)          Distance from Bermuda: 526           Distance to Flores: 1253
Wind speed & direction: NNE 23-27      Current COG, SOG: 100, 5     Waves: 4        Barometer: 1019

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Det blåste godt i går og frem til midnatt.hadde vi tre rev i storseilet og bare halvparten av genoaen ute. Værmeldingene sa at vi var kommet langt nok sør for å unngå lavtrykket og tilhørende kuling, så vi dreide vår kurs til rett øst, som var så høyt mot vinden som de fiske nord-nord-østlige vindene og bølgene tillot med en rimelig grad av komfort ombord. Så forsvant vinden midt på svarte natta og vi måtte gå for motor, men det gikk ikke mer enn en time og vinden var tilbake, men denne gangen en behagelig 12-13 knop som tillot full seilføring og fortsatt kust rett øst. Men Adam var ikke lenge i Paradis, og da sola kom opp hadde vi liten kuling. Det begynte å regne også - ikke kjekt.  Anna og Seven synlig i regnet rett bak oss.
 
 

English version

There was a fresh wind all afternoon and evening and until midnight we had three reefs in the main and about half of the genoa rolled away. The weather forecasts I downloaded indicated that we had come far enough south to avoid the low pressure wnd associated gales, so we headed due east for the rest of the day. The fresh north-north easterlies meant that we couldn't head much north of east with any degree of comfort. The wind vanished after midnight and after a valliant attempt to keep sailing in the flukey winds, all three boats started their machines and mootred for an hour or so. Then just as suddenly the wind was back - but a pleasand 12-13 knots this time which meant full sails and good speed as we continued heading due east. This didn't last long though - at sunrise we hade a strong breeze occasionally near gale force 7. It started to rain to - just to irritate us more. Anna and Seven just visible in the rain behind us.
 

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