Day 10 without caffeine or alcohol
RAVEN - Atlantic Circuit 2021-22
Tue 30 Nov 2021 19:12
We had some very strong squalls last night, got the third reef in the mainsail just in time. During the squalls the helm is in a boiling cauldron of surging seas roaring from behind, wind gusts up to 40k from shifting directions and often driving rain as well, all in pitch darkness and struggling to turn the wheel. We have stayed with main on reef 3 through today as conditions are going to be quite lively for a few more days and we need to wait for a calm day to sort the genoa furling.