1st June 31 04N 54 48W

Sarah Grace goes to sea
Chris Yerbury and Sophy White
Fri 1 Jun 2007 14:01
Sailing upwind is equivalent to riding a bike up hill, likewise going down hill on a bike is like sailing with the wind on or behind the beam. We are still going up hill,this time because we are told westerly winds are to be found to the north. So yet more close hauled. Fortunately the wind is a steady comparatively comfortable 20knts without the rain squalls and gusts of before and the grey wet mat of cloud has broken to give sunshine: things are looking up although the real turning point will be consistent westerlies. Westerlies would alow us to sail directly for the Azores, off the wind and at a good speed- all firsts for this leg- and in more comfort. Roll on!