A very big days run yesterday, in easy conditions of flattish seas and wind from 115 to 125 TWA and18 to 25 knots of wind. We had the bonus of seeing other sailing boats out on the ocean, who were competing in the ARC race..so a great day..
Now it's going to get a lot more tricky as we approach the doldrums at sunset tonight. Last year they were very slow for us and the forecast is not looking so promising for us again. Already our boatspeed is dropping to 20, which does seem very slow right now, but might become a dream later, as we might be ensnared in large black clouds, with little wind between them..
Let's see what tonight brings, it would be great to keep moving and set a really good time to the equator. But that will decided by the capriciousness of clouds..