Fw: 16 08 770n 31 12 400w

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GEP /Phil Munday/ Ocean skipper Emily Bower
Tue 3 Dec 2013 19:19
Sent: Tuesday, December 03, 2013 5:19 PM
Subject: 16 08 770n 31 12 400w

Log Day 10 – Stardust


Due to circumstances beyond our control, the last few blogs did not send on time and we are still having problems sending our marvellous photos.  We have come to the conclusion that the computer is tired of Fabio sneaking his way into all the pictures!

The last 24 hours has been truly glorious, hot sunshine, clear skies and calm seas.  The stars last night were breath-taking, we all spent most of our night watches staring at the skies in awe, the only light pollution our own navigation lights.  Jan seemed to be especially mesmerised as he made the call to change course to avoid a particularly low and bright star, mistaking it for a mast light.  The ambience of the night was perfectly sound tracked by David’s ipod, which I have personally voted top of the pops.

We are now heading downwind pretty much straight for St Lucia and so this morning we raised the spinnaker for the first time.  We were lucky to have had very light winds whilst we all got the hang of it, and are now hoping things will pick up a bit so we can start ticking off those miles to the finish and that first cold beer or rum punch.  Only another 1700 miles to go!!

Pip x