Day 20 Atlantic Crossing 17:01:89N 59:04:02W
It has been a very boisterous day’s sailing today. With big rollers roaring under the boat from the aft starboard quarter. The boat just gets picked up by them and then careens down the wave it creates at unnatural angles…
Winds have been over 20knots+ all day (and night) along with
gusts well in excess of 30 knots in the Thunderstorms. I guess its business as
usual in the
We tried out a variation on our Goose Wing Rig today. In a moment of pure marketing genius I decided to call it Goosewing Plus.
As normal we have the (reefed)
Mind you just as I was feeling very smug as this was going on, another yacht appeared over the horizon, with every bit of sail cloth up and just creamed past us. Cast of thousands on board, and obviously racing. Well that is my excuse.
We have both learned a lot on this trip. One particular development I am not ecstatic about is that crew has discovered e-mailing. What was my sole territory, “THE NAV STATION”, has now to be shared. It's a bit like a gentleman’s club having to let in ladies for the first time. All a bit shocking……….
Yesterday was our best single days run so far. 164nm in 24
hours. Given we reef down (big time) each evening and do not shake these out
until after dawn/when crew gets out of bed, it is most impressive. Well I think
so. As I write this, we have 148nm to go to the waypoint off