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Day’s Run – December 31

BOUND FROM: Reunion Island, France, Indian Ocean
TOWARDS: Cape Town, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean
TIME ZONE: GMT +3
NOON POSITION: 34°55.4S /020°50.2’E
DAYS RUN: 135 nm
PASSAGE DISTANCE RUN: 2,073 nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 174 nm
WIND: Wind Force 4, SSE
WEATHER: Fair, 5/8 cloud, visibility very good, barometer 1020 millibars and falling slowly
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: SExS 1-2m swell
SAILS SET: All sail set
SHIPS WORK: Holystone well deck, replace ratline lashing
REMARKS: At 1845 with Cape Agulhas due north, we braced the ship around onto the starboard tack and started heading north of west – at a little over 35 degrees south, we’ve rounded the most southerly tip of Africa, and are now in the Atlantic Ocean. We’re planning to let off a few fireworks at midnight to celebrate the start of 2015 – Happy New Year!

Bracing around the tip of Africa!

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