A Fair Start

Noon Position: 35 35.5 S  150 33.6 E
Course: Sou’ Sou’ East; Speed: 5 knots
Wind: East, F4 (moderate breeze)
Sea: slight; Swell: East 0.5 m
Weather: sunny. Warm
Day’s Run: 81 nm

With a bit of assistance from the East Australia current, we made excellent progress last night, right up to midnight when the wind died and the current abandoned us just south of Jervis Bay. We drifted, rolling and pitching in the slight swell until seven this morning when a light breeze sufficient to fill the mainsail returned. Now the wind has freshened to a moderate breeze pushing us along at a very comfortable six knots.

All is well.