Oh What a Night

8th November wind had built to 40 odd knots and we were heading into it. Got on deck and the comment from Will , offgoing watch leader was that the wind and sea seemed to be easing. Indeed when I got back to the helm, where Luke was still steering , the wind was around …

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November 6,7,8

November 6

Just more of the same on starboard tack. 90 to 110 wind angle 1 reef in the main yankee 2 and staysail. 105 degree course across the waves toward Cape Town. The yachts to our South have made ground on us overnight .2nd to 7th place is going to be close. …

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3 November Atlantic Storm

So by storm I refer to the wind strength. Force 11 on the Beaufort scale is just below 64 knots at which Force 12 is a hurricane. This night we recorded peak gust of 62 knots. The amazing was how the yacht handled it. I reproduce my email to home which never got there as …

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