Okay, enough chick chat about sailing stuff in terms of nautical miles sailed here, wind directions there and other even less interesting terms. Let’s have a look at the hardcore facts and most important topics – the results! We know a lot of you are watching us on the Yellow Brick tracing and are either celebrating your favorite team’s progress or having sleepless nights for no reasons – yet. So, we have spent the day doing the math for you. It’s like any sailing result mathematics – a complex numeric approach with tons of assumptions we wont tell you – but in the end you’ll realise it quite exact.
And the findings; in division 7 we are fighting the two Cal 40s Azure and Sequoia. They are supposed to be slightly slower than the racing machine we are handling, and in numbers we have estimated that we – starting today – need to gain just below 20 nautical miles per 24 hour until we reach Diamond Head lighthouse on Saturday. So, if you’re having breakfast while reading this, and Azure and Sequoia is 20 nautical miles further behind next time you eat breakfast – well, then Cubaneren is on track to be the champ! And just for the record, last 48 hours we’ve sailed 45 and 49 miles more than Azure and Sequoia, respectively……..
When not arguing about math we’ve spent some time celebrating that there’s only 1.111 nautical miles to go by enjoing a non virgin rum’n coke. Winning!
The biggest dissapointment of today is not sun related anymore (and yes – we have not seen the sun since last Monday!), but rather the long awaited beef stroganof that we’ve been saving for the precious Sunday dinner. Not even in our greatest fantasy were we able to relate the content in the meal to anything within any proximity of a stroganof beef. It would serve fine as an appetizer named mushroom soup with noodles, and hence by default got a rating 1 on the food scale. If some of you can please provide us with the customer support e-mail of OFD Foods Incorporated we will give them further details directly not to turn this daily report into a novel.
Occasionaly we receive random news from other boats in the fleet, and this morning we read that one of our main competitors along Comance, the Rio 100, hit an UFO (not the flying one, but unidentified floating object..) and lost her port rudder. The crew and boat are doing fine, but unfortunately the rudder of Rio now also is an UFO along lots of lots of other garbageish items just laying around in Mare Pacifico. So watch out – and bring your trash back home – just like we do at Cubaneren with our message in the bottles. We can’t access Facebook out here (we know it looks like we’re posting every day, but thats some automagical stuff we sat up before we left) – but rumor has it that there are quite a few comments these days. If you want to get in touch with us directly – right here, right now – go to www.cubaneren.no/flaskepost and throw our 100% enviromental friendly bottle posts in the ocean. We’ll pick it up right away!
On that serious note for once – remember the 20 nautical miles per day. See you tomorrow!