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Day 6

Happy birthday to my mom!! Amo mami. 🙂 🙂

Today was another great day. The winds died down yesterday evening and it doesn’t feel like we’ve quite hit the trades (not as consistent as we had expected), or at least we are right on the edge. Last night we lowered the spinnaker, gybed and turned our course south to follow the wind direction. We recorded the lowest speeds thus far (3-5 knots). We hoisted the spinnaker back up mid-morning and redirected west. Seems like we’ll be zigzagging west-south-west as we search for consistent winds. This morning my left hand got caught in the spinnaker sheet (we call it the “bumble bee” because of its pattern), trying to free an override. Sailors nightmare. Fingers and wrist can move, so it will be alright. Mostly bruises (ego included).

We are moving slow but today seemed like a race against time in the produce department. Some of our “must eat in a week” fruits and veggies are going bad so we had an extra healthy assortment of meals today taking advantage of what needs to be eaten. I also individually checked each egg onboard with a flashlight to see if others are fertilized (none found). That is not an encounter I am seeking to repeat.

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Checking each egg individually with a flashlight. Surprises unwelcome.

We continue to keep in touch with our boat buddies and are sharing wind forecasts and strategies. If I haven’t said it before, I’ll say it now: I really love the sailing community.

Dinner is being prepared, bread is being made, chess is being played and sailing is being done. All is well aboard Bravo.

Good night everyone. Until tomorrow, Bravo out.

Stats

  • Date: 3/22/18
  • Time: 0025 UTC
  • Position: 13°46.7’ N 115°58.7’ W
  • Course (Heading): 200 T
  • Speed:  7 knots
  • Wind direction and speed: NE 12 knots
  • Swell direction and height: NE 1-3 ft
  • Cloud cover: 5%
  • Barometer: 1015 hPA
  • Status:  All well
  • Distance traveled (nm): 778
  • Distance to go (nm): 1928

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