Passage from Ascension to Grenada Position: N10:22:511 W058:56:411

Superted V
Jean & Matt Findlay
Thu 3 Mar 2016 11:25

Day 16


Lovely day yesterday if a bit slow.  Wind switching forward and aft a bit so we had the genoa poled out at one point but we’re now back to a 2 sail reach.  I got up for my watch at 1am only to discover that Matt was hand steering – the autohelm had packed in about 15 minutes before.  Fortunately we have a complete second system for just such occasions, so he dug in the aft locker and switched it over – phew!  The wind has been light but fairly steady and the seas very calm most of the night, though the forecast is for even less for a period before getting up a bit tonight. We are less than 90nm from the north tip of Tobago, then it’s only another 90nm to Grenada. Lets hope we can continue to ghost along without recourse to the iron jib!


Date and time: 3rd Mar 2016; 0800 GMT

24 hours distance:   162nm

Position: N10:22:511 W058:56:411