Time: 25 nov 09.30
Position: 26:58.52N 16:39.41W
Speed: 9 knots
Distance sailed: 109NM
Weather: NNE 19knots, overcast.
After a much welcomed delay day during which we had time for some final
repairs and preparations, we took off yesterday! There was a band playing and
people cheering on the pier when we left the harbour. We think that our
Christmas outfit gave the cheering people an extra laugh
An uneventful start was followed by some eventful sailing – up to 33knots
of wind and considerable waves made parts of the crew feel unusually
unwell... We noticed our top speed at 15,7 knots in surfing!
The sea beeing a bit rough we took precautions with seasickness plasters
and pills. However one of us doesn’t really like pills and.... the seasickness
came over him and he felt a lot better afterwards. So far the kids are ok from
During the night we crossed an area of light and variable winds, which was
an endurance test for us.
We sail on, now only 2590 NM to go.