Saturday, January 8, 2011

Continuing problems with Yotreps

Passage to Barbados, day 11. We've had a couple of position reports rejected by Yotreps in the past few days. We don't know what they changed on their end that caused the problems (nothing changed here), but we aren't the only ones having difficulty. It's really too bad because there are a lot of people crossing the Atlantic right now, and Yotreps has been a service we've all counted on to keep our friends and family up-to-date on our progress.

After five days on the same tack running downwind with poled out jib, we jibed this afternoon (actually on day 12). There's a lot more to it with the pole involved and some jerry rigging we've done to work around things that have broken (tomorrow's topic). We're hoping to keep this tack the rest of the way to Barbados. We aren't fishing until we eat more of the fish we already have (wahoo salad sandwiches today), so, no, Shirish, no more wahoo, but thanks for asking. :)

Day 11 stats: 166 nm at 275 degrees (6.9 knots avg.). Position at 1500 UTC Jan. 8 was 13°39.167'N, 051°33.511'W.

We haven't been on the net to hear how Orinoco is doing, but we heard on Herb's net last night that Aquila has arrived, so Orinoco should be close to port. Friends of Orinoco will probably hear from Jim soon.

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