Bouncing the stars – night sailing

1,428 views  |   January 17th, 2020 

Luke gives us an update from yesterday.  They are soon expecting 40+ knots and have carried out heavy weather preparations.

Night sailing is generally pleasant when the sky is clear

You can pick a star to steer by and bounce it between the shrouds on the windward side. Unfortunately, last night was not one of those nights. It was really quite overcast with periods of rain, the temperature was representative of the Atlantic in winter near 34° N. Today was (Irish) James’s birthday, hopefully this will be a memorable one as the sun was out and it was really quite pleasant. The projection is that the weather will deteriorate significantly tomorrow and into Saturday, as a low pressure system passes to the north of us. Meanwhile we sail downwind at 7 knots or so, east toward Horta in the Azores with more than 900 nm to go.

On deck mid Atlantic

On deck mid Atlantic

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