08:56:602S 101:42:881W

Superted V
Jean & Matt Findlay
Sat 3 Mar 2012 16:25

Still at the launderette!  Sailed 230 deg with reefed main and reefed headsail, beam reaching, port tack all day.  We downloaded a couple of different grib files to try and get a read on the wet squally weather we have been experiencing and concluded that we could avoid most of it if we worked our way to around 9S. This seems to have paid off as we now have relatively constant SE wind few wind shifts and no rain or significant squalls.  Had a fairly bright day with some sun and light cloud cover but seas still turbulent and on the beam so not very comfortable.  Just before dark we put the main away and bore away to 260 deg to try to get the waves behind.  No squalls or rain and fairly steady breeze 15 – 20 knots all night. Overnight count of flying fish caught on deck: 20


24 hours distance:    178 miles              Position: S08.56.602 W101.42.881