day three

Verplank/ Picot
Fri 30 Nov 2012 19:11
25.01.410N 27.17.179W

Just 2000 more miles to go. The run has been rather spirited so far with winds from the E to NE at 20 to 30 knots. The first night we had an accental gybe, bent a stanchion at midnight when we fell off a bigger than average wave and the auto pilot had trouble recovering. Top boat speed so far in 18kn. Earlier today we were accompanied by a whale surfing down the waves next to us.