This morning started of in a great way. We’ve sailed fast through the night and celebrated with a mix of choco pops, corn flakes and white party (see picture) for breakfast that Cubaneren finally was picking up speed and was about to leave our competitors in the wake.
And yes – we know you’e thinking the position report is nothing much to celebrate, but taking into consideration the fact that we’ve spent most of the race ’till now with our self-tacking jib doing about 70-90 degrees TWA, it’s not bad at all being able to keep the genoa boats behind physically at this point.
For today the above actually summarises the last 18 hours of sailing. Occasionally we’re able to fly our A5 genakker, but since we’ve decided to race for Hawaii and not Galapagos, the current wind angles most of the time limits us to the jib on our way to our secret 5 days away waypoint..
About the fun part that doesn’t involve sailing the crew today observed another whale. Boring. Seen it before. Also we’ve seen a bird that looks like a mix of a penguin and the light wind foils of America Cup Team ETNZ catamaran. For now we’ve named it Rosenbird until someone is able to confirm it’s actual existence. Most shocking though is the weather. We signed up for the Transpac and the race for the promised land of Hawaii because of great downwind sailing in shorts and ultimate tanning conditions. So far it’s only getting colder and colder and we’ve put on all the clothes we carry onboard as well as running the heater. No sun, no downwind, no tanning, no heat. Let’s hope Hawaii actually exists somewhere far, far, far out there.!?
As this is getting posted we’re just about to finish the discussion of why the Pacific Ocean is named the Pacific Ocean, Mar de la Pacifico or0 Stillehavet. So if someone can drop us a message through the website that would be nice!
And hey! Look at that giant turtle! Or is it a shark???
Note to Milde: There’s actually be NO sunset tonight. Too cloudy.