POSITION REPORT ON WEDNESDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2018
POSITION REPORT ON WEDNESDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2018 AT 0700
So far we've done 515 miles with 1,285 miles to go to Jacaré, Brazil. We did 140 miles in the last 24 hours. We have 20% cloud cover and 10-14 knot ESE winds. We’re sailing wing-on-wing doing 5 knots with a 1 metre swell. Here's what we did yesterday and overnight.
27 February 2018 St Helena to Brazil (Day 4)
The showers dissipated by 08:00, leaving us with blues skies with fluffy white clouds. The wind slowly backed, so we gybed the main to port and re-rigged the pole & genoa out to starboard. The afternoon was idyllic, sailing along at 6 knots.
We have three time zones to pass through before we get to Brazil, which is at GMT -3. Sunrise didn’t happen until 06:45 this morning, so we put the clocks back one hour, so that Glenys gets an earlier dawn.
Night brought us showery weather again. The first shower hit Glenys at midnight, giving rain and variable winds. For my 1-4 watch, the wind was all over the place, changing in strength and direction as showers went past. Eventually, I gave up and ran the engine for 40 minutes; and then sailed for 20 minutes; and then motored a while. Glenys had more of the same on her 4-7 watch, so we ended up running the engine for 2.5 hours overnight. Oh well, we wanted hot water for a shower anyway.