Thursday, July 12, 2007

NF to IRE - Day 11

As the wind dropped below 15kts early this morning the captain had all hands on deck flying the spinnaker. By mid afternoon the wind direction shifted so after a flawless take down we put up the 135%. By late day the wind direction shifted back west and the wind dropped to 10kts so we got that spinnaker feeling again... We carried the spinnaker through the night which allowed us to make good distance despite the lighter winds. We're only about 325nm from the Fastnet Rock but the wind speed is forecasted to drop further (0-5kts) for a couple of days which will make the final miles like the start of the trip - painfully slow.

After much debate we have decided to make landfall in Kinsale, County Cork. Arrangements have been made for us at the Kinsale Yacht Club Marina. Our ETA is sometime on Sunday.

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