Well 48 hours have passed by and our average is now 7 knots per hour, which Captain and I are
slightly disappointed by.  With the wind right behind us it is hard to take advantage of the
20 to 24 knot winds we have had consistently.  A slight change would mean being able to use our front sails and therefore go so much better.  Better means faster BTW.
Still 7 knots is hard to sniff at, and overall we are very happy.

Day two

That is a wave behind us not a long view of the ocean


Happy that the boat is going along like a train.  Ever constant, no breakdowns and safely.
Happy that there currently is a big moon at night to sail the big waves!
Happy that we have seen 2 birds, and only 6 flying fish have so far sacrificed their lives on the
trampoline.
Happy each night to put two reefs in the main just to be safe
Happy Captain, Happy Miss, Happy Crew!
Not so happy that our autopilot is not liking the big waves and wind right behind us so past 36 hrs
have been all hand helming.  Character building stuff plus I have always said I will be a real
sailor by the time I arrive on other side.
Best speed surfing down a wave goes to Gael at 15.2 knots – Yep the waves are big!

This is Competition Predictions for ETA.  (All numbers given at final moments on land)
Force 7 – 11 Days 23 hours
Captain. – 12 Days 7 hours
Miss – 12 Days 21 hours
Carole. – 13 Days 2 hours

Now it’s my time to helm.
(Now can anyone tell me how to shift the wind just a little!)

Cheers a sailing Miss

PS Happy with the safety line that goes round the entire boat!!

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