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04 October 2010

Two poles, two jibs, surfing, Beach Boys

Henry Neff wants some music surfing down the best waves the Indian Ocean can make, listening to the Beach Boys louder, louder……  We dropped the main in favor of the two poles and two jib configuration.  We immediately started going ten knots direct to Mauritius off Madagasor.  We are 963 miles from the barn still hand steering.  Ray our auto pilot will go for repairs once we get to land. We miss our “Ray,” hopefully “Ray” will come back to life for the next trip.  Still in the two hours steering and eight hours off to catch some sleep. Last night the movie was The Deer Hunter a 70’s Vietnam movie. Heavy weather sailing now for five or six days, will keep you posted.