West Palm Beach to Bermuda 5
22 April 2019 | 30:08N 070:59W
538nm downn 339nm to go.
It looked as though it was going to be a nice Bank Holiday Monday when I got up on deck this morning, calm seas, light wind and hopefully no rain, so I decided it might be a good day to tackle the mainsail repair. I managed to detach it from the top 10 sail cars and stuff the top end down through the saloon hatch. The seam that needed repairing only looked 2ft long way uo the mast, when we got it down and spread out across the saloon table it was about 4ft long...this was going to be a big task for hand stitching, a bit daunting, but so is sailing the Atlantic, so we got on with it, one of us starting end, 9hrs of back stitch later the sail is back up, thank god for Alison's needle work skills. A long tiring day, all that concentration take it out of you. We had to get the job done, and preferably all in one day, as wwe have noticed two small holes in the genoa and furled it away before they get any worse making a small job into another mammoth task, we cant afford to be without both of our major sails at the same time.
We are motor-sailing at the moment under full main and stay sail NE 10kts making about 5.5kts.
Fayre Wynds and Kynd Seas
Richard and Alison yacht Cerulean of Penryn
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