10 May 2019 | 33:18N 059:11W
Trip:348 Distance to Waypoint 1511; Bearing to Waypoint 069deg 33deg 18'.570N 059deg 11'.255W COG: 080 SOG:5.8
Wind: Northerly Force 5 (18-20kts)
Thursday 10th May 2019 13:24(boat time)
Lumpy and Bumpy
We are still in the tail winds of the storm that is blowing through a couple of hundred miles to the NE of us. We have been getting northerly F5-6 nominaal winds of 20+kts gusting up to 31.5kts. We changed course to head down wind a bit to ESE to get further away form the wind, and to put the wind abaft the beam to lessen the apparent wind speed over the deck, this worked for us and was a slightly more comfortable ride. We had also put the third reef in and with a handkerchief of genoa were making a reasonable speed of 5-6kts, but not necessarily in the right direction. The wind speed has now abated slightly abated, still with the same sail plan we have hardened back up to windward making 5.2ktd through the water and 6.5kts SOG, and round about the right course...which is always good. The sun is shining with patches of white cloud, the sea is blue with whitecaps with a swell of 4-5m with a period of say 10 seconds.
We have caught back up with our friends on SY Emotion, and I can see them out of the window 2nm on our port side. Over the VHF we have been having the 'Great Atlantic Challenge Quiz' with the three clever children on board Emotion, and we are loosing 2-0...doh...doh...must try harder.
Most importantly, lunch was fried egg and bacon on fried bread....mmmm...I wonder what supper will be, its my turn to cook this evening, any suggestions?
Richard and Alison yacht Cerulean of Penryn
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