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Ocean Science's blog
Glenn Cooper
Sun 25 Jan 2015 13:13
We took the spinnaker down for night sailing and hoisted the genoa, poled out into the goosewing formation as the wind was pretty much dead astern
Overnight the wind tended to push us too far south (we are in fact south of our destination) and as we did not want to visit the Falkland Islands we have gone onto a starboard gybe to put a bit of north into our course.  The wind is light, around 15, and we are making about 7.5,  We have covered about 2,000 nm out of an estimated total of 3,000.  The sea is pretty calm now. 
Reading news – I asked the crew about what they are reading on the passage.  Here is a list:
The Innocent – Ian McEwen
The Third Twin – Ken Follett
The Last Englishman – Malcolm Chambers (biog of Arthur Ransome)
Birds of the West Indies
Brideshead Revisited
The New Statesman (Christmas and New Year Edition)
The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt
Panasonic SD253 Breadmaker user’s manual
The Night Sky
To the Hermitage – Malcolm Bradbury
Bad Science – Ben Goldacre
Yachting Monthly (as you might expect)
Malice – Keigo Higashano (crypto Japanese whodunit)
God of Surprises – Gerard W Hughes
Guns, Germs and Steel – Jared Diamond
Essential Sailing
New Scientist
plus various podcasts, mainly BBC including Great Lives, Infinite Monkey Cage, Inside Science, Britain at Sea, UK Confidential 30 yr papers, R3 Jazz Monthly, All in the Mind, In our Time, and one member spends time re-watching Blackadder
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