Monday, July 11, 2011

Day 7: Northern Nights

Date: July 10th, 2011
Time: 1200UTC
Position: 59.08.27N / 031.01.11W
COG/SOG: 35-40 degrees / 7kn
Trip: 1100nm
Distance to go (DTG): 400nm
Underway: 168 hours
24h distance: 172nm
Conditions: SE 15-20, cloudy w brief sunny patches. Cabin 17 degrees, outside 13.2 degrees. Sea 2m
Sails: main single reef, genoa double reef, full cutter
It is 2230 as I write this and outside it looks like high noon. The sun will probably go down within an hour or so but will be back up again by 0330. It makes our night watches much more pleasant but it is very difficult to explain to the monkeys why they always have to go to bed while the sun is still up. Most unfair.
We are still making good progress and keeping our 7+ knots average. Our angle on the wind is a little higher causing the boat to heel a little. Emma and Macsen take advantage of this and have developed a game that has them sliding from the navigation table into the kitchen. Points are given for the best 360, twirl, backwards twist etc. Good fun.
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