Passage from Cape Town, South Africa to St Helena S25:19:351 E006:00:302

Superted V
Jean & Matt Findlay
Sat 23 Jan 2016 10:05

Day 4


The wind abated during the day and the large swells calmed – no whitecaps – so we had pleasant sailing conditions for most of the afternoon.  The sky cleared and we even had some sun for a good few hours.  During the afternoon we shook out a couple of reefs from the main – now have only 2 reefs in and have been sailing goose winged.  With the wind at around 20 knots we are still managing to make between 8 and 9 knots – long may it continue although I think we may have lighter winds from tomorrow.


In the better conditions we actually managed to do some reading and have a shower! Whoppee!  Not much in the way of wildlife – the odd bird (yes that one) and a few small flying fish.  Currently it’s reasonably comfortable with not too much rocking and rolling but we have grey skies again and the boat up ahead reported rain this morning on the SSB net. 


Date and Time: 23 January 12.00


24 hours distance:  196nm


Position:   S25:19:351 E006:00:302