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At Sea: Great Day’s Run

December 4th, 2008 · No Comments

Position 15.31,-34.45 at 08:14 GMT
1536 miles to Martinique. ETA at 5 knots 00:29 17th Dec.
Wind ESE 4/5

Wind held up very well and the sea has been reasonably smooth so good progress. Average just above 6 knots and not much current in that number. We put effort into keeping the boat going fast as Saturday may be a slow day or just a motoring day!

It is surprising hard to stay in the current. It is worth 0.5 knot when you are in. We found a 10 mile wide band at 15N and now one at 15.33N. There was some adverse current between.


Tags: At Sea · Atlantic Leg