Passage from Ascension to Grenada S06:22 W029:04
Another steady day with reasonable speeds. Wind up and down in the night but back to around 14kts again this morning. Had a strange gremlin fiddled with the autohelm early evening – it decided to reset itself – I was down making dinner and Matt was on the SSB – next thing we knew our speed suddenly dropped and we had gybed round – fortunately the preventer “prevented” and the only thing that broke was the kicker block which Matt has fixed with some rope. Hope it doesn’t happen again.
As we’re going west we’re trying to keep up with the time zones so we are now (boat time) on GMT- 2 hours. We’ve actually been a bit remiss in making the time changes, so now suffering the confusion for the rapid catch ups. This means a longer day which mucks up sleep patterns even worse than they are in the base case – we’ll probably have to go back another hour again tomorrow. Imagine putting the clocks back an hour every other day! If only it would work for our ages too and the wrinkles would disappear!
Date and time: 21st Feb 2016; 0800 GMT
24 hours distance: 177nm
Position: S06:22 W029:04