Day 3 - Hell now in our wake

Digiboat's "Product Testing"
Simon Blundell
Sat 28 Jan 2012 02:00

05:02.67S 115:18.26E

28/1 0200

Lost track of time - haven't slept, haven't left cockpit, barely let go of wheel! Think now about 3 days later as we close the Borneo S coast, at some time the otehr day - between the W winds and E current - we where actually (and depressingly) EAST of Borneo - and further away from Batam than when we started!!!
On the plus side, we are across the strong wind band and the waves and wind have moderated. Still a 2kn E current we have to fight against.
Time for some rest for me. No sleep the last 3 days and could rarely leave the wheel as conditions too wild for the autopilot. Sam took a day or two to get his sea legs then soldiered on extremely well considering the conditions for his first sea passage (I have tried to placate him, and assured him that it's unlikely he'll ever get conditions that rough ever again!).