Humphrey Hydrovane awarded his first Gold Star

Ocean Rainbow
James (Skipper) & Claire (best crew in the world)
Mon 8 Jul 2013 15:23
45.27.368N 007.53.576W
What would we do without Humphrey – he has helmed impeccably with following winds and seas.  We flew Red Passion for 17 hours in very light winds and managed to keep our speed at over 5 knots.   A wind shift and slight course alteration saw Red Passion put to bed and main hoisted with full genoa.  We now have a reefed genoa as the wind is up and we currently have 120 miles to La Coruna.   Seas are beautiful, dolphins alongside, myriad stars at night – awesome.