Passage from Ascension to Grenada Position: N05:41:571 W050:27:929
Well we actually had some sun yesterday – enough for the solar panels to make something of it! Wonderful! We sailed with just the genoa until about 4pm then the wind dropped a bit so we added a well reefed main. Because of the extra rigging doubling up the D1 shrouds, we can’t get the main out very far, but its fine on a close or beam reach, which it is now. So we now still have reefed main and genoa but we have around 1.5 knots of positive current so we’re doing quite well. The lumpy sea from yesterday has calmed down a bit now too.
did rain a bit in the night but ‘normal’ rain and the sky is a bit
grey again this morning but only a thin veil of cloud so it’s all good on
this leap year day! We are currently about 100nm off French Guyana and
Date and time: 29th Feb 2016; 0800 GMT
24 hours distance: 202nm
Position: N05:41:571 W050:27:929