It’s been very slow today, not only for us but also for the majority of the fleet. The wind has shifted nearly 200 degrees in the past 12 hours, going from two knots to a max of 11. However, the 11-knot breeze was short lived. We are now approaching the start of the Strait of Messina in about three to four knots.
All is good onboard, and Ben has done a fantastic job of preparing the boat and has continued to work nonstop at managing the boat and perform his sailing duties. Matt Wachowicz and Shaun Pammenter are sharing weather knowledge. John Hayes is back bringing his years of experience to the Dorade program and Richard Mason adds a youthful enthusiasm. Matt Brooks continues to question and hopes we are getting to the maximum speed all the time.
Time to get some rest, as it’s going to be an interesting night getting through The Strait.
– Mike Giles