An update from Blown Away – Wed 25 Nov 2020 08:41.
All going well And settling into routines. Loving the night sky and phosphorescence! We saw our 1st pod of dolphins at dawn on Monday, another at dusk last night, (Tuesday 24th.)
We’ve enjoyed talking to other ARC boats on the radio. Spotted the empty fishing boat yesterday that lots of people had mentioned on the radio about 200m to our port. Lots of cheesy jokes, a favourite meal so far – stir fry chicken, and apple crumble with custard.
The wind has been variable and we’ve tried different sail configurations. Spinnaker and twin-poled jibs. Highest wind encountered so far was 25 knots and top boat speed so far 12 knots. Expecting wind to stay quite fresh for the next few days.
Natasha has been helming from both sitting and standing and loving it all!!!