Email Time: 09/01/2009 10:32:07
Lat: 20 52.63′ N
Long: 61 58.35′ E
Inst Speed: 13.1
Wind Dir: 3
Wind Speed: 14.6000
Distance last 24hr: 250.4070700340272787
Distance to finish: 21452.38
Although we left well prepared, there were still some small jobs to finish. Here, Thierry secures some chafe cover on the tricing line.
We are not alone, a day into our trip, and lots of traffic in the Indian Ocean.
Getting into our routine – the all important kettle.
Email from the boat to shore:
Subject: Progress south
Date: 09/01/2009 10:32:07
no tear jerkers today i promise – we are heading south fairly quickly, we
have had more wind overnight than we expected ( not stopping at all ) and
the wind has not shifted yet to the NE as we had expected by now – mainly
N’lys and up to 16kts We have had no sail changes since starting yesterday
just two gybes. as we head down on port gybe we expect to be headed to a
more southerly heading during the next few hours ( perhaps 5).
It’s been really nice boat speeds as high as 18kts ( as i write with Th
driving) a small swell and bright sunshine – even last night was lit by a
huge full moon that made being on deck easy to work. We are slowly finding
our routine not so easy with thought still of home and what lies ahead.so
far we haven’t found anything missing that we wanted to take! or found
anything onboard that we should have left behind – i am sure we will
We are slowly working our way through the fresh food, and eating the first
of our prepacked bags of food. I think may be the chrunchy nut bars may
have suffered somewhere in a bit of heat – but they taste ok. the freeze
dried food of the day is Chicken with mash, and pasta bol. Not sure too much
of either will get eaten today – but they are good ‘savers’ for future!
We have a condiment cupboard that any TV chef would be proud of with two
flavours of tabasco, mixed herbs, black pepper , white pepper, lea &
perrins…we’ve got the lot.
Posn: 2052.7788N 06158.2302E
Ave Boatspeed last 5 mins:14.20
Ave TWD last 5 mins: 001
Ave TWA last 5 mins: -138
Ave TWS last 5 mins: 13.8
Ave SOG last 5 mins:13.47
Ave COG last 5 mins: 138
Ave Pressure last 5 mins: 1016.3
Sea Temp: 24.7
Air Temp Fwd cabin: 26.9