What a ride last 24 hours! 186 nautical miles, and today we’re currently on track to do 200! It’s still spinakker sailing on the menu, and even though the heat isn’t picking up yet, the tradewinds have arrived in style.
The overall results doensn’t look to good at the moment, as the divisions leaving Long Beach, LA, on Wednesday and Thursday experienced significantly more wind at the start – but we received the news of being well ahead of one of our main competitors, Comanche, in great spirits. The battle in division 7 is on for real and for now is seems to be Wasa 55 Cubaneren versus two Cal40’s – and a northerly route versus a more southerly choice. Let’s see who can do the most milage throughout the night!
As for the more important news we would highly appreciate if someone can tell us when to expect sunshine and summertime. Last 48 hours there’s been no sunrise nor sunset – so thanks to Marius Milde for telling us fake stories about such experiences.
Other matters involving the crew is mostly related to new knowledge gained from the autobiograpy of Per Tangvald. For those of you not familiar with Per, he sailed around the world without any mechanical or electical installations onboard in the 60s and 70s – loosing three of his wifes at sea along the way. Our female crewmember Maren is still onboard for now. Per’s most tempting advices is to head south for hotter conditions and get rid of our bermuda rigging and spinakker to have the preferred downwind setup with a gaff rig. We will decide tonight at the bonfire about Maren and the other options.
Sail fast – live slow!