Day 5

Graeme and Chris
Fri 16 Dec 2011 09:21
21:44.31N 20:35.72W     Left Lanzarote last Sunday in perfect 15 – 20 knt wind.  First few nights surprisingly cold but slowly warming up as we head further south.  Last 2 days and nights we have had constant 30-35 knt wind with rough confused following sea.  Down to reefed staysail only but still doing 5+ knts. Hand steering much of the time as autopilot and Hydrovane finding the conditions difficult.  Cockpit has been full of water several times as the odd wave catches us.    Team Toots tired but all well and looking forward to slightly less breeze!