A Soldier’s Breeze

Noon Position: 28 35.0 S 159 23.9 E
Course: South West Speed: 6 knots
Wind: North West, F4 – moderate breeze
Sea: slight Swell: South West 2 meters
Weather: sunny, mild
Day’s run: 94 nm sailed, 63 nm made good

After light headwinds overnight and a tack at midnight, we now have at last a fair breeze, a soldier’s breeze the old RN’ers would have called it, a beam reach that even a soldier could sail, in either direction. Well, actually, it isn’t quite a beam reach, more a close reach, but at least we can lay the line for Sydney, for now, and can ease the sheets so Sylph does not heel near so much. The motion is much more comfortable and is a welcome respite, much needed, but I am not expecting it to last for long.

All is well.