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!