Smooth Sailing

6/3/15 – 12:37

Screenshot 2015-06-04 13.43.57Making great time, 6-7 knots most of day. If we keep this speed well make Bermuda Fri afternoon.

It’s a long channel in through the reefs. I doubt we’ll go in after dark so we may have to heave-to outside the entrance.

Wind 120 to 130, 13kts apparent.

Sails up are double reef mainsail, full genoa and full staysail. We’ve seen 2 buoys today. I don’t know what the depth is but must be several thousand ft.

Just fenders with writing on them. Did not look like government. I don’t know what to make of it! Rolly conditions, but the sailing is terrific.

Saw a small pod of dolphins yesterday that played in the bow wake for 15mins. First I’ve seen since I was in Trinidad, except for a few by a ship in St Thomas. Cool!

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Anders and Simon are having a great time and love the Captains cooking! Simon wants more cane syrup for the Captains grog! Maybe 1 day of doldrums.

Lat 30.040998 Lon -63.441067

2 days of light winds making 2-3 kts, and the rest 5-6 kts. Had to go about 200nm east to find wind, so the 850nm trip became more like 1100nm, but sailing good.

The water towing generator is fantastic. After catching Sargassum at the start, and nothing when slow, it just sits on the stern spinning away keeping the batteries charged. I’m so glad I have it.

We are 150nm from Bermuda and already hearing them on VHF. That is very long range for VHF. We hear them guiding other boats in.

Lat 30.055462 Lon -63.44613


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