Tollgate Rounded

Where Next?
Bob Williams
Sun 15 Oct 2023 02:03
Noon Position: 35 45.6 S 150 15.5 E
Course: ESE Speed 6.5 knots
Wind: ENE, F5
Sea: slight Swell: SE 1.5m
Weather: overcast, mild
Days Run: 76nm

We have experienced a variety of conditions over the last 24 hours, with fresh W'lies as we passed Jervis Bay, diminishing to light winds and calms later in the day and early this morning. However, with patience and persistence, we have rounded Tollgate Island, the half way mark for the race, and we are at last heading north back towards Sydney. Admittedly we are a long way last and almost every other boat has finished but we are still sailing.
The forecast is for fresh NE'lies for the remainder of the afternoon turning west then south tomorrow. So once the wind has swung to the west we should make reasonable time for the second half of the course, hopefully better than the first half.
All is well.