Light Winds

Where Next?
Bob Williams
Wed 9 Dec 2009 16:18

Noon Position: 33 49.2 S 052 02.9 W
Course: Southwest. Speed: 3.5 knots
Wind: North nor’ east,  F2/3 - light to gentle breeze
Weather: Sunny, warm
Day’s Run: 90 nm

As we approach the high pressure system that has dominated the weather over the past several says the wind has backed more into the north and fallen lighter. Overnight we were gradually set to the east of our desired course but I decided to leave the necessary gybe until daylight, now we are running square on the starboard tack. The wind grew light and fitful this morning, the mainsail was slatting with nerve racking cracks so I dropped it and took the opportunity to glue on a couple of patches to some areas of chafe. Now the wind has freshened just a little so the mainsail is back up, it has also veered a little so I shall need to gybe again soon, but we will get there even if it is a bit of a zigzag course.

Feeling sad about my jib.

All is well.

Bob Cat:

A quiet day, just how I like it . . . Zzzzzz.