Thursday 20th June

Thu 20 Jun 2019 13:55
What a difference a day makes! After the tortuous light winds on Tue we were well and truly at the back of the fleet on Wed morning, and falling further behind. The forecast was suggesting new wind from the SW on Wed night/Thu morning so at 1100 we decided to gybe and take a dig to the west for a few hours. Around 1500 we gybed again and set the spinnaker on a beam reach in a steady southerly. We carried the spinnaker through the night in 6-12kts sailing initially NNE and then NE as the wind veered. It's now been up for 24 hrs during which we've travelled 140 miles in the direction of home. Champagne sailing yesterday afternoon - sun and sparkling sea. Crossed gybes with Arethusa twice yesterday afternoon. He clearly had the same idea as us, although he dropped out of AIS range during the night.