14 degrees 47minutes N 47degrees 57minutes w. 6th December
Robin and Sue carter
Tue 6 Dec 2011 13:18
Well I and my crew are about 2000 miles from Grand Canaria and have about 760 miles to go – we will all need a good clean and a 3000 mile service. The crew have been kept on their toes with torrential rain, windy squalls and rough seas right up my stern. These feats of nature have provided challenges for the humans, in the form of lasagne leaping from the oven and the tin, endless changes of sail configurations and a fun time tossing pancakes! I have reached a surfing record of 9.2 knots, but they always cut my sails down to spoil the fun. We are going a bit south now to keep in the trade winds and expect to be at sea for another 6 or 7 days before a rest in the sun.