Banque Populaire V

Banque Populaire V

Friday, 28 January 2011

Reaching the Equator...

0730 28 Jan   1S 30W

Just crossed the equator in the second fastest time ever, and just ahead of Groupama when she set the current Jules Verne Record.

It was a slowish doldrums crossing so we lost time there for sure, but did as well as we could in the conditions we had. J

Still NE winds here and we have just got SE winds in a rain cloud, is this the start of the new tradewinds

3 of the crew had a very simple but traditionally nasty crossing the line ceremony and had to drink a conconction Yvon made of olive oil, Tabasco, soya sauce, lemon, pepper and coffee!

I made an offering to Neptune of some of France,s finest saucisson, something I would have enjoyed , but better to propitiqte the god of the sea, just in case, and to keep the tradition; this is my 13 crossing now, so it has worked so far!

Brian x 

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