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