Using all the sails...
15 February 2012 | 2 49.094'N:101 8.416'E, 8 miles WSW of Port Klang
The picture above is of Ivan and Geo's neat repair job on the asymmetric spinnaker - pretty good - just a shame I could not find any yellow repair tape at Marintech in Singapore... Anyway, it will hold until Rolly Tasker can take care of it in Phuket.
In the last 24 hours, we have used all our sails as winds have varied in strength from almost zero to 31 knots and shifted from SEly to NWly.
Last night, I had the dog watch, 3am to 6am and had fantastic sailing with full main and genoa and with the wind over the starboard quarter. Wind strength was variable from 22 knots to 31 knots and with the flat seas, speed over the ground peak out at 9.3 knots - thankfully we did not come across any semi submerged logs!
Today, we've had some good sailing, put up the asymmetric and made good progress. We are now motor sailing with the wind on the nose. We need to keep speed up to 5 knots as we want to put into Langkawi on the way up. That's about 2 days from here - 230 miles or so. We've just passed Port Klang, the main port for Kuala Lumpur, and are now clear of shipping for the night.
Ivan is cooking supper so I shall sign off to help get things ready.
Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!