Crossing The Line
07 September 2019 | 600 Mile South West of Monrovia, Liberia
Day 92 7pm Saturday 7th September 2019 ( UTC-1 )
Although constant in direction the breeze from dead astern gradually eased to such an extent that the Watt &Sea, though within specs, was unable to keep up the supply to the autopilot as well a supplying the more important AIS, Echomax Radar Enhancer, Iridium tracker and comms , VHF and of course the masthead tricolour at night so the course has been altered 45 degrees to starboard and the windpilot engaged. This seems to be working well and even agrees with a track recommended by PredictWind so all could be for the best. Still have the fingers crossed for a good run through the doldrums and up to the Cape Verde Islands about 800 miles away before the North East Trades set in. And we finally crossed the Equator at 4:12am this morning, a day longer than I told Warren three weeks ago but still ahead of my last effort by six days and Katherine Ann seventeen days.