Posted by: Elaine and Bob | April 15, 2011

On passage – Day 5

We are now in the SE Trades, and are averaging 7.5 knots in around 18 knots of wind. The two days spent traversing the ICTZ (Doldrums) was unpleasant at night, with torrential rain, windshifts through 80 degrees, and then no wind once the rain had stopped, leaving Pipistrelle bouncing around in very confused seas.

Anyway, all that is behind us, the sun is shining and at night we are approaching a full moon, with the Southern Cross confirming our course! Yesterday we caught a reasonable sized blue fin tuna, some of which we ate last night – most of which is in the freezer!

The last two days’ runs have been 172nm yesterday and today 180nm, 2400 nm to go!


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