South Africa to the Caribbean – day 34

Our position at 10.00 (11.00 GMT) Thursday 23rd February was 12 28S
014 37W
on a course of 292T
Our 24 hour run from 10.00 yesterday to 10.00 today was 142 miles. We have 1176 miles to go to Fernando de Noronha.

Another good sailing day yesterday with speeds between 6 – 8kts sog in a steady F3 from the south east. It dropped off overnight and we were down to 5kts but that’s not a bad thing. Still doing an average of just under 6kts. No rain yesterday which is good because the rain clouds suck away our wind for an hour or so. The forecast is more of the same for the next couple of days then the wind will lighten and come more from the east. We have gradually made our way south of the rhumb line to be ready for that.

Bill fixed the generator yesterday but he says it needs its carburetor cleaned out and new filters. Will take it to a Honda dealer in the US. It ran for 5 or 6 hours yesterday and charged the batteries so that was good.

Everyone was happy on the net this morning and all merrily sailing along.

We passed our quarter of the way to Fernando yesterday at midday which I was pleased about.

All well on board. 🙂

The blog goes through to facebook but we can’t see facebook or your comments. I’ll catch up with them all in the Caribbean. If you wish to email us please use mdqf6 @ sailmail.com (take out the gaps) Stay safe everyone.

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