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|Saturday 2 December 2000
First Mate Sally Andersen continues her Web Log, her account of the voyage from the deck:
0800Zulu 2nd Dec Position 23 47N 23
VCrew busy reefing main, learning knots & exploring Santa Cruz. All the new Vcrew climb the mast 1st time! Dan, John & Derek (joined in the UK) manage to find an Irish Pub with Guinness. Let go all lines. Crossing the Pond begins! With no wind! Motor Sailing with Main sail & main staysl.
Below is US Military Met. Forcast from Wed 29 Nov.
Thursday: still no wind. But a big NW swell abeam means that Sal & Squiz choc moose wont set as its too rolly. Next day it reappears as choccy sauce on choccy cake. We do a sail talk in the morning and in the afternoon discuss our route and the trade winds with the V Crew on the main deck. Optimism!! More Spinner dolphins sighted. 12-4am night watch experience a big flash that lights up the whole shi p. Wheres Mulder & Scully when you need them? Next day Satcom navigation warning says Space Shuttle exercises. Uh Oh. NASA flagship Soren Larsen ..?
To help ease the pain of motoring we decide that its time to pull limber chains, & yes the first one jammed (Its Ok Tony its all free now!!)
Friday: We still cant put oir sail talks into practice. Beautiful clear nights with lots of star gazing. Main Gaff Topsl is finally bent on. We spot a slight tear in mainsl, so it is handed for repair. Lucy, the sailmaker is delighted to get her needles and palm out.
Large private yacht comes close to say Hi and of course Soren replies with water balloons. We won! Well see them in the Caribbean.
Wee small hours of Sat morning and an easterly wind
upon us. Even Peter is happy to shut down. Sailing at last & running under four
squares and making 6kts. A happy ship. Yippee!!
Prize is offered for the watch making the best
Christmas decoration (But what will we
PS Special message for Marli & Cree: Mum says Hi
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