Working the Low

18 Dec

December 16, 2018

Day 73

Noon Position: 44 38N 23 16W

Course(t)/Speed(kts): SExE 7-8

Wind(t/tws): N 28-33

Sea(t/ft): N12; SW10

Sky: Overcast (has been raining hard)

10ths Cloud Cover: 10

Bar(mb): 1000 (gets all the way down to 993 by evening)

Cabin Temp(f): 57

Water Temp(f): 46

Relative Humidity(%): 85

Sail: Working genoa, well rolled up.

Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good (nm): 160

Miles since departure: 9765

Avg. Miles/Day: 134

A short post as we’re still working this weather. We rode increasing northerlies all night that didn’t really get going until after I was up. But by 6am, winds were 30+ and have been 35 – 38 most of the day. Seas are an awful mashup of N and SW to 12; the N seas we take on the beam. Mo’s being knocked around pretty hard, but is handling herself well and makes good time.

Wind will clock around to the W tonight, so I’ll be pretty busy till morning.

Nice to be going E for a change.

This article was syndicated from The Figure 8 Voyage


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