1 to 3 November

1 November

The sea is still running with 3 metre waves but wind gradually easing. Reefs in the main have been shaken out overnight and we are back under full main and yankee 2. We are still off the wind but sea state not allowing a spinnaker. There is some chafing of the active yankee …

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Black Night and an injury.

Evening brought a wind change and the end to our pleasant spinnaker sailing. Watch change saw spinnaker dropped and yankee 2 and staysail hoisted all while a spinnaker was being repaired and packed downstairs. Rather a busy start to a watch. We were soon reaching in 18 + knots of breeze and distinctly different …

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Starry starry night

Woke up to more pleasant downwind sailing.Code 2 spinnaker up but the wind gradually dropping.3 yachts visible behind, Korea,Punta,and Seattle. Code 2 comes down and code 1 in the light conditions.At one stage the wind drops out to 3 knots and is very difficuit to keep the kite drawing. We mange to at times gain …

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Scoring Gate

Woke up to more pleasant downwind sailing.Code 2 spinnaker up but the wind gradually dropping.3 yachts visible behind, Korea,Punta,and Seattle. Code 2 comes down and code 1 in the light conditions.At one stage the wind drops out to 3 knots and is very difficuit to keep the kite drawing. We mange to at times gain …

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