Passage from Ascension to Grenada S04:34:94 W034:28:26
Have truly entered into the ITCZ (doldrums) and spent an extremely rainy day trying to keep the boat going as the winds came and went – by mid afternoon the boat speed was around 2 knots. We had just furled the genoa and brought in the main sail and started the engine when the wind got up – it then came from ahead of the beam so we were able to sail on a reach with a very reasonable speed and lovely flat seas. This lasted late into the night then it swung back but still blowing at around 15 knots from astern. We kept up a good speed through the night until just before dawn then the sea started to get lumpy and the wind dropped. It’s back up a bit again – very overcast – so we’ll see what the day brings.
now just picking up the westward flowing equitorial current, (the current gribs
seem to be right!), which eventually become the
Just got a visit from a very large pod of small high leaping dolphins waving
PPS Officially identified as pan-tropical spotted dolphins or maybe Atlantic spotted dolphins – difficult to distinguish between them!
Date and time: 23rd Feb 2016; 0800 GMT
24 hours distance: 163nm
Position: S04:34:94 W034:28:26