Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Madeira to Caribbean - Day 3

Flew the all-purpose spinnaker most of the day. We stayed "suited up" while off watch throughout the night just in case there was cause for an emergency takedown. Night was noisy with flogging main and additionally uncomfortable sleeping in gear and with one foot on the floor, ready to spring into action. Wind increased too much for this spinnaker by 0630 which is when we all took part in a flawless mailbox drop takedown. Sailed wing on wing until around noon as day 3 came to a close. Day's run was only 154nm but we're happy with our 6.4kt average and progress made given the wind strengths we had to work with. No visitors. Few ship sightings.

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