24 May 2013
The wind picked up massively, giving sustained wind speeds of 30-40 knots (40-45 mph), with heavy gusts, the highest one we saw being 58 knots (67 mph). The mainsail is down, the genoa (large jib) is down, and we are flying just on the little staysail. The boat is not particularly comfortable, but it is a complete warhorse in this crap.
The waves are very large, with peak-to-trough distances around 20 feet, some higher.
Fortunately, the wind is at our backs, so everybody is in a good mood. We are trying our best to get into Long Island Sound before we emerge from the low and into NW winds.