28 Nov 2011
Had a good last 24 hours. Again made 150 NM with mild winds. We are now seeing a few other boats along the path as we all start heading west with the trades. Weather during the past few days and forecast for the next is almost the same. So hopefully we will continue with 150 miles per day. Still have about 1600 miles to go or about 10/11 days. At best 7 Dec arrival but that may be optimistic.
Work on the boat has consisted on looking at lines for chafe. Several areas are chafing and we have made adjustments to handle that. Still running wing and wing sailing which is easy at night.
Flying fish are becoming unfortunate passengers at night so the decks need to be cleared in the morning.
Wing and Wing configuration with the sails. Genoa poles out to port and mainsail to starboard for this run.
Our neighbor for several hours. A Gannet