POSITION REPORT ON MONDAY 19 JUNE 2017
POSITION REPORT ON MONDAY 19 JUNE 2017 AT 0700
So far we've done 260 miles with 85 miles to go. We did 145 miles in the last 24 hours. We have 90% cloud cover and 15-20 knot SE winds. We’re zipping along on a broad reach at 6-7 knots with 1½ metre seas. We’re hoping to be sailing around the top of Mauritius before sunset, but will probably not be at an anchorage until 22:00. Here's what we did yesterday and overnight.
18 June 2017 Rodrigues to Mauritius (Day 2)
The wind picked up at 07:00 to 10 knots from the south-east, so we were able to start sailing on a broad reach with the genoa poled out to port. It was a lovely day with mostly blue skies with 25% fluffy white cloud cover, although we had a couple of showers. The nice thing was that the showers didn’t alter the wind strength too much, although the wind veered and backed a little causing us to gybe the genoa a few times.
As the afternoon passed by, the wind picked up to 12-15 knots and, with the slight 1 metre seas, it was fabulous sailing. Glenys produced a great Beef Vindaloo curry to end a pleasant day. The first half of the night was very dark, but the good wind continued. The wind gradually increased to 15-20 knots, so the second half of the night was more boisterous and we had a few showers, which increased the wind by 5 knots and had us reefing and gybing the genoa a couple of times.