Passage from Ascension to Grenada S01:46:096 W039:56:531

Superted V
Jean & Matt Findlay
Thu 25 Feb 2016 10:33

Day 9


With all this positive current and the grib files showing the winds going to the east we decided to leave the genoa poled out and not bother with the main.  We had to wait much longer for the wind to fill in from the east so didn’t get the main out until around 5pm we put a reef in expecting stronger winds but been fairly light winds all night so have just shaken out the reef this morning. 


We had another long day yesterday as we put our clocks back another hour – we’re now GMT-3 and the nights are getting longer as we near the equator (11 hours of darkness last night).  We’re just about half way to Grenada now and about 100 miles south of the equator but don’t think we’ll cross the line until tomorrow as we’re still heading west.  Saw the sun rise this morning for the first time in about 4 days – but it’s starting to cloud over again now!


Date and time: 25th Feb 2016; 0800 GMT

24 hours distance:   192nm

Position: S01:46:096 W039:56:531