Day two of leg 2 BWR 26:22:19N 14:59:35W
Our first days run was some 145nm. Not brilliant. Mostly
either under engine or motor sailing, but we did sail all day to day from 0800
onward until 1800 this evening. We could have started sailing at around 0200
this morning but shock horror I found the hydraulic motor on the
We sailed using the Hydrovane to steer to windward, close hauled at 35 degrees apparent to the wind. Very stable and very reliable, providing the sails are perfectly balanced.
It was a frustrating tacking off the African coast and not
making much progress towards the
There has been a smattering of Dolphins again today, and very few sightings of ships and none at all of yachts.
The wind forecast for the next 2 days is more of it on the
nose, so I have decided to put the fore sails away and motor over night on the
Rhumb line for
It has been a sunny warm day. Relaxing and quite pleasant, listening to the iPOD and plodding along. Although it has to be said the temperature drops like a stone as soon as the sun goes down.
Dinner is in the oven. A yummy stew to keep us warm through the long night ahead…………………………….