38:26.14N 25:22.98W A slow 24hrs

Rob Packham
Wed 20 Jun 2007 13:26
John and I are sweltering under a baking sun and no wind! We can still see Sao Miguel astern.
The start went ok - beat to a mark to the East just over a mile from the start line. Most boats, including us, then trurned towards the West end of the island. Shorter distance and less chance of a wind shadow under the island mountains in the East - BUT - it turned out to be a slow tough beat and then the NW wind died in the evening and we eventually cleared the island at 2300hrs.
So we are a bit frustrated and think the lighter boats are well ahead - Star Dancer needs good wind to get her going.!
We have 1104 n miles to our waypoint at the Lizard.
John and Rob