Day 3

Digiboat's "Product Testing"
Simon Blundell
Thu 5 May 2011 22:09
10°53.35S 109°52.19E
Be careful what you wish for!
Wind arrived just before sunrise, 15-20kn squalls which lasted until a couple of hrs after sunset! Wave after wave of squalls all day with washing machine seas. At least the direction was mostly favourable, so got some great sailing with peak speeds of 11kn.
A very wet day for me in the cockpit with a 20 hr continuous watch. Conditions a bit challenging for anyone not knowing the yacht, and besides they were all seasick to varying degrees.
Passed the halfway point early afternoon, so helped myself to a Rum and Coke but no one else conscious to join me acknowledge the landmark.
Dropped off about 9pm and handed watch over to Steve for a few hours while I got some sleep. Wind continued to die so back to motoring for most of the night.