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Day’s Run – 9 February 2019

Closed with coast of South Africa about midnight. Winds went from 25 to 30 knots out of the north to 10 to 20 knots out of the south west around about the same time in short order. Got into some lumpy seas. Hove to. About 0800 this morning got going again, conditions moderated near the coast about 8 nautical miles off. Braced back and forth. A good sailor gang we have to do all that. We have seen sharks today and whales and a big oil-rig ship called GPO AMETHYST  bound for the Gulf of Mexico, she got some kinda massive rig in her. Now down the coast looking to a happy rounding. It smells like Donald is cooking steaks.

From: Reunion

Towards: Cape Town, South Africa

Date: Sat Feb 9, 2019

Noon Position: 31-07’S x 030° 16’E

Course + Speed: 220 T at 8.5 knots

Wind direction + Force: light SEly’s

Swell Height + Direction: large 2-5 metre swell, no white caps

Weather: hot, overcast

Day’s Run: 140 nautical miles

Distance to Port: 880 nautical miles

Voyage: 19,227 nautical miles

Sails Set: none

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