Sunday, November 7, 2010

Moving on

Apart from the first day when we had to tack away from Luanda, we are
rather lucky, even if we had been on close haul from the start. This
morning, at last, the Gennaker came out.
The first day, we closed in on Cabedelo by a mere 88 miles, the second
day 143, the third 139 and today 150. Bearing in mind that the weather
I had seen before leaving was giving us almost 500 miles of very light
wind, the actual weather and wind are rather satisfying. If we could
maintain a VMG of 138 miles per day on average, we would reach Cabedelo
by 7 p.m. on the 24th, local time. But, in all, there are still 2384
miles to go and everything can still change.
Otherwise, overcast skyand a temperature that dropped more than 10
degrees since Luanda and relatively faire seas. All we need is wind at
our back, not too straight at the stern and not too light.

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