The personal hygiene is now finally at top level. This has probably got to do with both water temperature, which is OK and air temperature which at daytime is slightly higher than what`s comfortable. All on board have spa time on the aft deck with a bucket of salt water, at least once a day!
We have stacked up with a little bit too much of the fantastic freeze-dried food, so there is a chance that 2 of us will continue directly to Japan. Regarding the fruit it looks perfect, as we now have 5 oranges left.
With 650 miles to go, we have a comfortable lead in our class. If we don`t do any big mistakes and keep the gear together we are very optimistic. Today Azure passed Vivo in the Cal 40 class, and Oaxaca is also moving up on the list. Maybe we have a good shot on the Storm trysail trophy?
The next 24 hours may be a gybe bonanza as the wind shifts by 20 degrees quite often. For the last 2 days it looks like there will be more east in the wind and we will most likely enter the Kaiwi Channel on port tack coming from North east.