The wind finally veered and we made good progress when I noticed that the batteries weren’t charging. It turned out to be a fault in the alternator. That was a major problem. We’d loose the instruments and the navigation lights. It was still daylight and close to Brighton so we made a second stop over there. Also one of the seacock fittings of the forward heads was leaking. Anyway at Brighton they could fix the alternator but not the seacock fitting, the lock to the crane was out of order so there was no way to haul us out.