Thursday, June 12, 2008

Atlantic Crossing Day 15 - Message from the North

Early this afternoon evidence of the storm to the north arrived. A 10 to 15 foot swell from the NE began an easy lifting and lowering of Solstice every 12 seconds. From the looks on the weather charts and Herb's description, we are very happy to be south of the action.

Today is a very light wind day. We have the spinnaker out and are managing a top speed of 3 knots. At least it's a sunny and warm day with scattered puffy clouds. For the last 24 hours we managed to cover 107 miles at an average speed of 4.46 knots. The Friday forecast is westerly winds at 15 knots with a front passing tomorrow night with 20 knot winds. Saturday is westerlies at 20 to 25 knots. We'll probably reef the main sail at sunset tomorrow.

All is well aboard Solstice.

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