Passge from St Helena to Ascension S11:48:79 W010:19:233

Superted V
Jean & Matt Findlay
Mon 8 Feb 2016 09:08

Day 2


A steady day with winds of around 15 – 20 knots.  Sea still relatively flat but a bit more of a swell later in the day.  The sun did make an appearance during the day – it’s now getting very warm as we get that bit closer to the equator!  It’s getting darker earlier now as well – sun going down around 7.15pm.


Stayed with the genoa poled out all day until just after midnight when we changed to a 2 sail reach but then back again to poled out genoa at 6am.  Not much traffic around – just 1 ship in the distance.  At 7pm we were about half way between 2 lots of friends – the ones in front had set off a day before us and the ones behind an hour later.


Nothing in the way of wildlife apart from quite a number of flying fish but surprisingly not a lot on deck.


Date and time:  8th Feb 2016; 0700 GMT

24 hours distance:   191nm

Position: S11:48:79 W010:19:233