Midday position 14:16.5N 52:54.3W
Plan +24 hours: continue great circle route to St
After a night of heavy rain showers, none of
which brought much wind, daylight brought a change of scene. The swell had
reduced and what was left was from a more consistent direction, and we were
given brilliant trade wind puffy clouds and sunshine.
All appreciated the calmer conditions as a chance
to catch up on sleep, and this afternoon even do some sewing, with the trisail
sheets now properly whipped (Paul) and the tails cut off Ross' REYC Commodor's
burgee (because he is now a past Commodore), and the end sewn up
Unfortunately this change of conditions also
came with a little less wind, with the resulting knock back on our boat
speed, and there was much talk on the radio net today of the wind dropping to
even less as we get closer to land. Hopefully this will build a little
stronger before we get there.
Al and Paul are viewing the remaining miles in
terms of the Fastnet course - we left Cowes yesterday lunch time, and as I type
have just passed Land's End. Hopefully we will round our mythical rock
Only downside of the day is the strange smell
emitting from our freezer, brought up to 0 degrees in order to try to save
power, now it is no longer required to keep food frozen.
All otherwise ok,
Ross, Al, Al, Paul, Will