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Day’s Run – December 26

BOUND FROM: Reunion Island, France, Indian Ocean
TOWARDS: Cape Town, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean
TIME ZONE: GMT +3
NOON POSITION: 30°31.3’S /034°16.6’E
DAYS RUN: 120 nm
PASSAGE DISTANCE RUN: 1317 nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 950 nm
WIND: Wind Force 5, Southerly
WEATHER: fair, 6/8 cloud, visibility very good, barometer 1016 millibars and steady
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: SW 2-3m, and a northerly swell and an easterly swell…
SAILS SET: main and fore topmast staysails, inner jib, outer jib, foresail, main and fore topsails
SHIPS WORK: Replaced starboard mainsail sheet, greased fittings. End for ended main upper-topsail halyard. Elsa made a canvas cover for the propane bottles in the port breezeway to protect them from salt spray
REMARKS: closing the coast of South Africa. Wind fairing after frontal passage last night. Starboard tack last night, on port tack now. Large seas, but laying down.

Sailing along at sunset

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