Bucking Through The Night

June 17, 2010 posted by admin

Thursday a.m. June 17

Diane sat-phoned in again this morning. Actually she called Wednesday, that was about some logistics and getting weather information from NOAA. I expect communications will be upgraded. This morning she reports:

The past two days have been nice – not as much rain. Good breeze last night, under a starry sky – which contrasts with wet and drifting. We made decent progress with a working jib in 15 knots of apparent wind all through the night. We are lifting into Bermuda. Expect the wind to continue to clock, and would love to get our spinnaker up.

We are working to comply with Sailing Instruction 14. That is the 9pm (Toronto) Friday time limit for the race. Conceivably, with the race a couple hours late to start, one could protest for an extension, but just want to get finished.

Nick is surviving just fine. It is part of a mutual outlook. Neither of us have showered in a week. With the early rain and a steady supply of baby wipes, we are doing just fine.

The Bermuda Ocean Race web site has a daily update and links to weather. Personally I like the Bermuda Weather Service. As well as iBoat’s fleet tracking, they also have a discussion board.

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