Passage from Ascension to Grenada Position; N08:57:697 W056:37:370
Another perfect passage making day even though there was not that much sun about – but enough to charge batteries! Positive current began to drop off later in the evening and is now down to less than 0.5 knot with wind from the east, meaning slower progress expected over the next few days, though only 335nm to go! Pulled out a bit more mainsail yesterday but restricted by the ‘rope shrouds’ as to how far it will go. Reefed it and the genoa back in for the night.
Had noddies hitching a lift again on the solar panels. Part of the night we had clear sky and could actually see both the southern cross and the plough very clearly.
Date and time: 2nd Mar 2016; 0800 GMT
24 hours distance: 202nm
Position: N08:57:697 W056:37:370