Banque Populaire V

Banque Populaire V

Monday, 5 December 2011

Cape of Good Hope

It's quite incredible to have passed the cape of good hope late last night, and we should be passing cape aghulas (spelling?) the southernmost point of Africa in 30 minutes, in just a shade under 12 days from Ushant island.

We have had great weather, Loick, Juan and Marcel, on the shore, have taken us on an excellent route, always in the wind, and on deck we have worked hard at sailing fast and safely.

25% of the current record time done now, maybe more if we are quicker than 48 days...pleased to have this much time on the record, and it looks like some decent weather ahead to the Kerguelens at least.

Likely to put a short gybe in southwards today to catch the next low coming up from behind..

All well on board. 2 reefs and small gennaker, 30 kn wind


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