Day one : 26:23.14N 16:54.1W

Elixir - Ovni
Richard Merrick
Mon 23 Nov 2009 12:04
Having slipped our lines in Las Palmas at 11:50 on Sunday 22nd we had a fantastic send off by the local people in Gran Canaria, with bands, fireworks and thousands of people lining the sea front to wave us off, spirits were very high indeed and stormed through the start line with perfect timing.
We had a superb supper of chicken, veg and spuds to prepare us for the night ahead and as the sun slowly set into the horizon we had a spectacular view of the constellations and particularly the Milky Way. The seas have been fairly rough but we have noticed that it is almost as warm at night as during the day. Very pleasant!
As we write this note we have been sailing for almost 24 hours and have seen out our first night at sea with gusts in the region of 30 knots and three reefs in the main.
Elixir continues to look after us well