06:51:829S 96:11:59W Day 3

Superted V
Jean & Matt Findlay
Thu 1 Mar 2012 17:31


Great wind all day and night – only problem is the sea – like being in a giant washing machine so both feeling a bit delicate!  Reefed genoa early in evening.  Had to change course slightly to avoid other sailing boat!  Spoke to him on radio – skipper from Bradford – also heading for Marqueses.  Were adopted by a boobie for the day – kept us entertained with his flying skills.  He had taken up residence on the pulpit but when we reefed the main around midnight he must’ve got scared off by the noise and flapping so we lost him.  Still sailing with heavily reefed main and couple of furls in genoa – and doing around 8.5 to 9 knots!  Desperately hoping to find flatter seas now………..


24 hour distance:  223 miles     Position:  S06.51.829 W096.11.590