Monday, June 2, 2008

Atlantic Crossing Day 5 - Cold Fronts

Last night we sailed to NE as a cold front approached from the north. For most of the night the wind held steady from the SW at 15 knots. To the north we could see a massive lightening storm. To the south was clear. We kept checking the radar to see if any rain was approaching, but it remained clear. Our radar range is 24 miles.

This morning the front passed over us and the wind picked up to 20 knots with gusts to 25. We set double reefs and sailed on. About 90 minutes after we set the reefs the wind died to light and variable. However, the seas remained very lumpy. Today has been slow and bumpy with an occasional shower and after the shower some wind that dies to nothing. The wind should be building tonight out of the SW.

All is well aboard Solstice.

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