Aisling I

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Another Test?

27 June 2007 | 278 Miles SW of Flores
Rick
Hello All: It was a good day today, we finally had a little wind and it blew 12-20 knots frm the SW. Traveling in the high was a nice break but motoring is not as productive as sailing. The sailing today helped our fuel usage calc even more. We now have 125 hours of fuel left and only 44 hours to go. We received another update from Commander's Weather this evening, warning of us of a frontal passage through the Azores region tomorrow night and Friday. Winds will be 22-35 knots from the SW with gusts to 45 knots. Even though we are all now accustomed to these potential conditions you could still tell everyone was concerned and wondering what our strategy should be. We will try to land in Horta Friday before dark which means we will still catch the weather but we will not have to lie off and await dawn to arrive. We also have to be a little more careful as we do not have a traveler and our sheet is now attached to the boat with Dyneema rope instead of a shackle. It is very comforting to know that Commander's is watching out for us and feeding us information without being asked. Everything else seems to be working fine. It also appears Wally fixed the leak after all in the salt water pump in the galley as the water on the floor is now gone. The water color these last couple of days is not something you see in Nova Scotia. It is the most beautiful shade of deep blue something like a navy color brightened up with Royal blue...... I must get back to my watch

All the best from Aisling I

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Vessel Name: Aisling I
Vessel Make/Model: Slocum 43
Hailing Port: Halifax, NS, Canada
Crew: Rick and Bonnie Salsman
About:
Crew from Halifax to Horta: Bonnie and Rick Salsman, Dave Morse, Wally Fraser Crew from Horta to Spain: Bonnie and Rick Salsman, Al Salsman, Rob Salsman We left Halifax, N.S. in June 2007, sailed to Horta, and explored the Azores for a month. [...]
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The info below is a copy and paste from some literature about the Slocum 43. Please excuse the platitudes. Although I may like them , they are not truly mine. Aisling I is a 1987 Slocum 43, designed by Stan Huntingford. She has been designed to satisfy the sailor who wants the blue water, "get [...]
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