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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Day 6 update

Woo! It's been a couple of days now since the last update. All is well here, some relearning of rusty skills and some learning of new ones the hard way, and we are rocketing towards the finish in what should be our fastest crossing yet. For the past two days and much of the nights we've been at max speed. "Drive it like you stole it" is the motto. The boat going down surfs at 20+ kts... not sure how fast because the speedo comes out of the water as she planes clear to the keel. (I hold the maximum recorded speed at 26.87kts as crashed bow into the wave in front sending water clear back to soak my trimmer...oops. Sorry, not sorry.)

Of course every act has some karma associated with it. I've been grinding when Scotty drives. He takes pride in having kept me dry during my shift. Alas, on two occasions, my relief was a minute or two late and in that small moment, I've managed to get a wave shipped perfectly as to go up my jacket fill my shirt and squirt out my neck. With nothing dry or dry-able down below, I shivered in my berth, warmed by the knowledge that Scott's record is intact.

Oh, did I mention that I'm the driest of the crew? Anyway, all is well... fun is being had. Memories being made. Wish you all could be here too.


1 comment:

edub said...

Love the descriptions! Having never done such a passage on a sailboat it helps, thank you....send my love to K and my best to you all! See you VERY soon....