The solo sailing blog: Up and running again properly

Alex Thomson

thomson1 225x300 The solo sailing blog: Up and running again properlyThe big news is my hydro generator bracket is finally finished and the hydro is currently filling my batteries fully for the first time in a month! It has been a very long process from when the hydro broke off in a collision a month ago, but I am pleased I took my time with it and very happy to have been able to do it at sea and without stopping!

A big thank you to Caterham Composites, Farr Yacht Design and our team who together came up with a viable solution that was doable on the move.

It has been a difficult month saving power but hopefully fingers crossed I won’t have any more issues and can start running the boat normally again.  I can’t wait to make a load of water and get this beard off my face for one!

The weather files show that I should be sailing fast downwind for the next couple of days and will eventually cross a small low pressure system situated south of Rio.  I will watch the timing of this system carefully as there will be very little wind behind it so I must cross it and enter the trade winds and the optimum time.

I am a little tired but super happy to be up and running again properly.

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