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03 October 2010

Rollin' down the track

Another day, another couple of hundred miles scratched off the track. Well 197 to be exact but who’s counting. Our speed is up as of yesterday afternoon since hoisting the main to third reef, then promptly up to second when we realized the improved speed and motion. We are roughly 80 miles from the theoretical halfway point of this leg which I have appropriately marked on our Raymarine plotter with a Martini glass waypoint.

All’s well onboard except our once trusty autopilot. Fortunately steering in big breeze like we’ve had is much more fun than doing so in light air. Our latest forecast predicts ‘well established trades’ for at least the next few days and more than likely to the finish line in Mauritius.

Hope all is well with you, until tomorrow,


0315 UT

18deg 36’ S

079deg 24’ E