Digiboat's "Product Testing"
Wed 20 Jun 2012 07:00
Good sailing but slow progress. Last few days have still been beating into 18-20kn headwinds. Yankee staysail, and a reef in each main has been a good balance of speed and pointing in the conditions.
Yesterday took a tack to within a mile or so of the Java coast to check for more favourable conditions there, unfortunately a contrary current weighed against the improved wind angle and calmer conditions. Taking back in now to give it a second chance as ceertainly the seas are smoother in near the coast - plus there's cell signal!
Current not looking good again so will head back out to sea and spend another few days getting pounded by 20kn headwinds and big seas!