27 April 2014

sailing again

We had a wind change around 10am today which meant we're sailing again.
There was some of anxiety because the winds were quite strong (broken
main sheet, a bit of shouty) but at least we're heading north again.
Forecast (and I use the word loosely, they've been "based on a true
story" recently in the same way that The Lord of the Rings is based on
the viking sagas) says we should have a rough but fast trip north today
then comfortable sailing winds for the next 3-4 days.

It feels that we've been sailing upwind for most of the journey, to have
some downwind sailing will be good.

We were hove to for about 40 hours all up, but in about 4 days time we
should be at, or close to, Raivavae.