Extreme Laundry

Sailing Joia
Stuart Jackson
Thu 2 Dec 2021 13:06
Another windy night, last night. Today we are taking a breather with music in the cockpit and catching up on domestic items.  
Having had nearly a week of winds close to gale force has been quite exhausting and has taken a toll on the ARC fleet.  So far, nine yachts have had serious problems: tho abandoned ship, two forced to turn back and others with issues including broken shroud, broken steering cable, inoperable systems or serious leaks.  We are grateful for how fantastic Joia has been in absorbing every blow and taking wonderful care of a crew new to ocean sailing.
17:22.9N 41:18.5W