Miles (Distances calculated on a straight line by GPS)
Covered to date: 483
Remaining to Antigua: 1626
Weather: Sunny with clouds, 26° C
Wind: 16-25 knots, NE
Seas: 2-3 meter swells, rough
Sailing: Even with 2 reefs in the main and a reduced jib, we are flying! Whoo-hoo!
Crew Well-being and Morale:
Very good, enjoyed the sunshine, brisk sailing and an encounter with another boat (see below)
Lunch: Alan’s Baked Fish and Salad
Dinner: Blanquette de Veau with potatoes
Of Special Interest:.
• Didn’t even try to fish—too rough
• Crossed paths with an American sailboat mid-morning, a Malo 42 named ‘Bizim’ with 1 Brit and 2 Yanks aboard going to the Grenadines. Made contact with their skipper over the VHF and took photos of each other sailing which we will e-mail to each other.
• We’ll be 25% of the way there sometime this evening .
‘Delight of the day’: Our skipper