Passage from Ascension to Grenada Position: N07:36:569 W053:30:733
A ‘plodding along nicely’ kinda day. Actually it was superb passage making conditions. Beam reach, flattish seas, 15k breeze and 1.5k current. If only we could have unleashed all available power, we could have had a record breaking 250nm day. Anyway we were prudent under the circumstances and nursed the boat along under well reefed main and genoa, which we unfurled and re-furled by degrees according to the wind strength. A very hazy sun all day but no rain – enough sun however to keep the batteries topped up.
This morning we’ve picked up a bit more current – around 2 knots which is good because the wind has dropped and gone behind a bit! This makes the small reefed main less useful as we can’t let it out very far. It looks like there will be less wind more from behind for the last few days, so it would be nice to make the most of what we have now. Thinking of ideas – need to change the batteries in the slide rule! Thin cloud again, but might brighten as the morning progresses.
Date and time: 1st Mar 2016; 0800 GMT
24 hours distance: 216nm
Position: N07:36:569 W053:30:733