The barometer has risen a bit and the clouds
are thinning.A squall just came
through and the wind has gone back to SE Force 4.
Boat speed is back up to nearly 8 knots.Let’s hope it stays that
It didn’t. Stay that way.We’re back to East Force 4. Boat speed
closer to 5 knots than 6. The rain hasn’t finished.It’s noticably colder. You need long
trousers and a fleece especially at night.
Just before Hamish came on watch I became aware of
increased sea coming form the SE.A
few minutes later we had 30 knots. We’ve got a big reef in the Yankee and the
baby main is equivalent to a double reefed main. Boat speed back to 9 knots for
The wind settled in SE Force 6 and we’ve
been making good time the last few hours.We now have lots of different shades of grey. The barometer is continuing
to rise so maybe when we get to Norfolk the wind will
Bits of blue sky are beginning to appear ahead of
us and the sun is actually out.
The wind holds at SE Force 6(around 25
knots) andw’re doing a steady 7 ½
to 8 knots.The 24 hour run was 167 milesand there is another 175 to