With the 300-mile mark passed today, the countdown has now truly started. With the winds getting slightly lighter, we decided to put up the asymmetrical spinnaker. This additional power added a nice 2 kts to our speed and put our expected arrival time at mid-morning Thursday. With winds freshening a bit to around 17 kts during the night, we decided to take the kite down again to make our nocturnal lives slightly easier. We might put it up again when daylight breaks.
Most crew are getting anxious to finally get to St. Lucia after two-and-a-half weeks at sea. Discussion topics have turned to whether it is a shower or a proper bed that one looks most forward to, or just simply a nice pint of beer…. or two, or three. Or whom will you call first to say that you crossed the Atlantic on wind power only, and, fingers crossed for the last two days, got there safely. If everything goes to plan, we’ll have less than 36 hours to go, and one more blog to write.
Position> 14.18.581N; 56.52.922W.