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At Sea: On our own

November 19th, 2008 · 2 Comments

At 26.014,-16.837 Wind NE force 3.
652 miles to go. ETA at 5 Knots is 20:00 Monday 24th Nov. We have a 0.5 knot current which should mean we get in at first light on Monday.

Wind was oscillating overnight with a 90′ shift every 2 hours or so requiring a gybe. The spare battens came loose in the boom requiring an all hands on deck to lower main at 04:00 and then on the hoist one of the in use battens popped out. We sorted that and left the main down and motored for a bit while we caught up with sleep!

Very little shipping by comparison with north of Canaries. No wild life. Can see one other pleasure craft on the AIS about 6 miles towards the African coast. They are going to Cape Verde according to their AIS transmission.


Tags: At Sea · Atlantic Leg

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 GIANCARLO CAPACCIO // Nov 19, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    David & Co,

    I heard about your extraordinary project from Jane McDuff, whom we met by chancxe during our blitz visit to Stirling.

    It was good to hear about you. Great plan, great courage. Iy makes us feel unadventurous and ENVIOUS! Even though life in Naples has its challenges.

    Lucia and I will follow your profress eagerly. Love and best of luck


  • 2 GIANCARLO CAPACCIO // Nov 19, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    Dear David,

    Not sure that the previous message got through. We follow your progress with ENVY. Best of luck