Day 14 : 15.55N 49.33W

Elixir - Ovni
Richard Merrick
Sun 6 Dec 2009 12:01
We are now anticipationg our arrival with a mere 600 miles to go and counting, this hopefully means that providing everything goes well, we have 4 days of good sailing to go. Supplies on board are fine and we are now working the water maker hard to keep fresh water up to a comfortable level.
Today has been back to the good old sailing we had a few days ago with constant 20ish knot Easterly trade winds which is perfect. The wave direction is definatley a bit random and as they are also fairly big it makes it difficult to sleep, cook, eat. That said we have had two weeks of practice and I swear I could hold a cup of tea on Alton Towers Nemesis roller coaster and not spill a drop.
It exciting to think that some of the other Yachts are already in and that we will be coming back to civilisation soon, altough we have been sailing among lots of other boats throughout the voyage they have been out of sight and contact so we are now looking forward to arriving in St Lucia where i'm told you can smell the BBQ's and hear the welcome parties as you enter Rodney Bay and we can catch up with the other Yachts.
Can't wait, but before that we have still a substantial 600 mile journey which, to put things into perspective is the equivalent of a trip from England to Portugal.
Elixir continues to look after us well.