Sunday, July 20, 2008

The sailors have been dealing with winds of 25 to 30 knots and 8 to 10 foot seas, the boat is handling just fine but Ann and Barry have had some trouble sleeping in the rough seas and are eating foods that require minimum prep so they don't have to stand in the galley getting bumped around. They have an average speed of about 7 knots with a triple reef in the main and the stay sail up, when they took the stay sail down for a while the boat was still doing about 6.5 knots. At times they are surfing down some of the waves and have hit speeds as high as 10.2 knots, impressive. In a 24 hour period they made 162 NM is that a record? Must be close. So besides being a bit tired the sailors are doing well and hope to make landfall sometime on July 21st.