24 June 2009 | 45 22.0'N:20 03.0'W
NNW 20kts, showers, good visibility, 1015mb steady
Grand sailing at 8 knots+ for last 24 hours; hard going on the crew, but they all responded well, turning out cheerfully for their Dog Watches and doing their duty keeping the ship safe. After 35 years offshore sailing, your scribe made his best ever 24 hour run. Our GRIB weather charts have so far been extraordinarily accurate; the crew hope the promise of easier winds tomorrow will work out - we could all do with a break.
So far, so very good.
24hr Run: 191nm (averaging 7.95kts)