15:26.9N 48:10.1W

Michael Hughes and Ger White
Thu 27 Dec 2018 19:23

Just when we had got used to pleasant sunshine sailing in benign seas, this afternoon we have had our first squalls and even a sprinkling of rain. Sky largely overcast and looks loke we will have a bit more work to do reefing and unreefing.

We have taken down the cruising chute---it is to hard to reef in a hurry---and are now under main and mizzen on starboard tack with the genoa poled out to starboard. A bit slower, particularly when the wind drops, but much more controllable when it blows hard.

All is well. We are sailing prudently with an eye on the weather. Wind still not strong but up and down which is a bit frustrating in fixing a sail plan.

Fishing not too good. 3 bites in last couple of days, but all got away.

We will be 2/3rds of the way by mid-night!