Passage from Reunion to South Africa S28:04:030 E037:39:007

Superted V
Jean & Matt Findlay
Tue 27 Oct 2015 05:34

Day 6


Very soporific day yesterday. Maybe due to lack of sleep the night before. Fairly pleasant and easy going conditions, with wind of around 15 – 20 knots all day and a 2m swell.  Lovely sunny day and last night a bright full moon with relatively flat sea.  Wind did drop slightly in the afternoon but went further ahead so we ‘de-goosed’ and have been on a 2 sail reach since then.  We put another roll in the genoa and another reef in the main before dark.  During the night we picked up a positive current but now back to neutral.  Wind around 13 knots from the south east so we have just shaken out the reefs in the main. A beautiful day with clear sky.  The wind is forecast to get up again during the day, but we are in no rush. We have managed to make contact with PeriPeri radio who are based in Cape Town with a relay in Durban and will speak to them again this morning to get a better idea of what’s happening with the weather and Agulhas current on the coast.  It looks from yesterday’s gribs that there’s a southerly on Tuesday, but that it will have cleared away by the time we approach the coast.


Less traffic on the AIS but more sea birds – I  guess if we were that way inclined we could put the rod out and maybe catch a fish or two but the freezer is full and no fridge so we won’t bother (aside from the fact that we’ve gone off fishing anyway!)




Date and time: 26th October 09.30 local (GMT + 4 hrs) 


Position:   S28:04:030 E037:39:007


24 hours distance:  184nm