23 June 2009 | 43 53.7'N:22 30.6'W
NNW 18kts, fine, 1019.5mb falling slowly
A very good day; as promised by GRIB US the wind backed into the Northwest, meaning freed sheets and the joy of 8 knots (max 9.1kt) on course for Union Hall.
Skipper Peter was looking for a 'Challenge'; looks like our challenge is to stay ahead of a developing LOW, packing 30 knot easterlies on Friday/Saturday. We are currently riding the back of a LOW 1013mb at 45N,18W. Mr GRIB forecasts we keep this sweet northwesterly breeze through Thursday. The trick will be to maintain this excellent boat speed to stay well east of the next LOW 1001mb at 47N,22W on Friday, deepening to 995mb by Saturday.
Inshallah, we will make our approach to Ireland in moderate southeasterlies. Come on Family, get out your prayer mats pleeese!!