Noon Friday

Hanse 540
Fri 10 Dec 2010 12:35
13.27.32N 51.16.73W

We are making ok progress towards finish and expect to arrive Monday AM.

at the moment 20 knts of wind, quite large seas,we are making 9 knts . We are sailing under white sails as we have failed to fix fittings at top of mast.

Yesterday the steering became very loose with violent reactions on the wheels and big banging noises. We took it too bits and fixed it whilst continuing to sail which was interesting chalenge.

Fish: Charles recruited as the specilaist fisherman (salmon in scotland) has found another lure .

However , its too big, the waves are the wrong type, the swivel is wrong , the line is too weak , we are going too fast and its the wrong time of the month for fish, so we opened tin of tuna !! He has done excellent job with provsions though.

Tony has just had a beer for medical reasons !

Thanks for all the emails of support

best john