Passage from Bermuda to Azores Position: N34:38:27 W062:37:02

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Jean & Matt Findlay
Sun 15 May 2016 13:05

Bermuda to Azores  – Day 1


Departed Bermuda 06.15 Local (09.15utc). Clear skys and 20k from the SW – ideal.

All well until 11pm, when all hell let loose with severe thunder and lightening, and 40k gusts. Headsail away and down to tiny bit of main. Gybed to head north across the back of the storm and managed to get out of the worst of it before dawn. Skys now clearing and looking OK. Have got a bit more main out now and some headsail. Forecast for the passage is looking very uncertain, as is our destination – watch this space!

No contact with anyone on SSB, so all a bit lonely at the moment.


Date and time: 15th May 2016; 09.15 GMT

Position: N34:38:27 W062:37:02

24 hr distance: 171M