Friday, July 6, 2012

Azores to Ireland - Day 4

Position 061200Z Jul 12
N 40 55
W 020 27
456 NM traveled
812 NM to Kinsale
5.0 Knts Ave
136 NM last 24 hours
115 NM on track

1. The wind backed as forecast. Winds are now force 5 and 6 relative. Still close hauled with 0 points free. Heading is much more to my liking, the ride has become most unpleasant. There are far more comfortable places to sit on Reboot on Starboard tack, so of course we are on Port tack and will stay that way for the foreseeable future. It would be nice if the wind would come further west so that I would be more on a reach.

2. Bright sunshine this morning. Overcast much of the rest of the day. The waves are building. After being 2 - 4 feet since the beginning they are now running 4 - 6. With the wind shift the bow now falls off a wave about every minute or so with the resultant crash.

3. Ruing my lack of books. Horta just didn't seem to have a good selection of English language books. Wonder why?

Fair winds and following seas

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Underway to Beltung. 548 nm. 5 to 6 days or more dependent upon wind. 1 POB + 1 Cat Fair winds and following seas :)