TIME: 2013/06/14 08:04
COMMENT: Beach House -EN ROUTE – St. Helena, Island to Ascension Island -Day 04 – 190 nm
Congratulations to Dave and Kathie on \”Sunflower\” for making landfall in Grenada today! 3070 miles in 22 days. It was a touch trip north of the equator for them and we
hope to avoid some of their ITCZ/Doldrum grief by staying closer to the South American coast. We shall see how those plans work out in the near future.
We had a brilliant spinnaker run last night from 5 pm to 4 am and covered 105 miles! Speeds were rarely below 8.5 knots and I saw several in the mid teens, one at 16.5 knots! Go Miss Piggy. We weren\’t making enough speed before the spinnaker run to have made in daylight today, now ….no worries. We should be in well before dark.
It\’s 8 am local time and we\’ve only 48 miles to the end of the island. We\’re still sailing smartly at 6.5-8.5 knots with the single reefed main and genoa poled to port. We\’ll have one more jibe in about 30 miles from our current location.
Next report will be from the anchorage when in safe harbor. Expecting about a 4 day, 8 hour trip. Today\’s run, our best at 190 nm.
Scott and Nikki