At 6.40am most of the crew were up celebrating
passing the 1000 miles to go point. Into treble figures at last!
Then to awaken this morning to a good breeze still
But then -bang!! Yet another spinnaker halyard has
snapped, luckily with the other halyard also attached the kite kept flying. Then
after breakfast an attempt at mousing in a new one was aborted as sea state was
mking it impossible. We are now nursing the kite every six hours to check
strings and change if necessary. Another attempt may be tried in a
day or two.
Then later this afternoon, a red faced, agitated,
animated, asphyxiated skipper emerged from the blocked heads and proceeded to
demonstrate his abilities as a sanitory operative. First he asked nicely, then
more assertively and finally swore blue murder. This last technique worked.
Heads now flushing. Crew re-educated on correct use of said
Happy skip retired to his lair.
We continue westwards flushed with