Wednesday, July 11, 2007

NF to IRE - Day 10

A steady west wind (17-26kts) kept us on a fast run all day. In the morning we flew a spinnaker averaging over 9kts but with the wind in the mid 20's and an ominous sky fast on our tail we decided to switch back to the 100% jib. During the take down there was a mechanical malfunction with the sock. It all ended without damage but the whole thing far exceeded our daily excitement quota. For the remainder of daylight hours we used the spinnaker pole on the jib to sail wing on wing, happily surfing large swells that further increased our speed over ground.

It has been over 5 days since we have seen another boat or had any ship activity on the radar. Another surprise to us is that we have seen different types of birds despite being so far from land. All this is about to change though because we are now less than 500nm from the Fastnet.

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