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Date: 31 May 2016 12:07:49
Title: Azores - Home

41:22:2N 022:43:9W
Tuesday 31st May 2016
The wind gradually picked up yesterday as forecasted. By sunset we were had two reefs in  the main, at 2300hrs the third reef went in and that is how we stayed all night. The winds are now 30 – 40 knots and the waves have built to about four metres. We are averaging seven knots and surfing down the big waves at ten to fifteen knots, spray flying. Our amazing auto pilot can cope but it is a wiggly path, steering by hand allows us to anticipate and take advantage of the surf.
We are hoping to ride this wind and stay ahead of the predicted calm that will develop in this area over the next couple of days. If we can, then this could be a fast passage....Hooray! Perhaps giving us time to stop enroute and deliver on the scheduled arrival we have promised.
Miles travelled in the last 24 hours: 132 miles
Miles to go: 1125 miles

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