Passage from Cocos Keeling to Rodrigues S13:04:908 E093:29:548
Winds 25 – 30 from SE over the last 24 hours. When we first set off the seas were very confused (3 – 4m) and grey squally skies. We are on port tack with a triple reefed main and stay sail and have been making around 9 knots. As the day wore on the clouds cleared a bit and we had a glimpse of the sun now and then. The seas have gone round aft a bit to the port quarter, but this morning seem even bigger. Just a slither of new moon for a couple of hours, so very dark night. This morning there are a few more rain clouds about again, but no rain yet – wind slightly further aft, so speed down a bit. Might need to try a bit of reefed genoa shortly. 8 pre-cooked meals left so that’s a good sign! Got two or three boats to talk to on SSB morning and evening, all heading to Rodrigues.
Date and time: 16th September 10.15 local (GMT + 6.5 hrs)
Position: S13:04:908 E093:29:548
24 hours distance: 204 nm