Sailing 90° Off Course

a1Low on gas. No fresh veg left. Mainsail dropped. Now the spinnaker pole has broken! This is the pole that holds out the gib (front sail) at 90 degrees to the boat so it can run goose wing, downwind. Bit of a bummer since we had westerly winds and we’re heading west. Now we have to sail on a beam reach, with the wind 90 degrees on our starboard side, pointing at 300 degrees, or northwest-ish, rather than directly west. Hmmmm.


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Not good

Had a sweepstake as to when we’ll arrive and I don’t think we’ll be getting there when I predicted – Wednesday 10th December at 10am local time.





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