The solo sailing blog: ‘I celebrated with a shave just before I tacked, the first shave of the race’
I feel like I had proper trade winds for the first time Monday morning which seemed to be a little more consistent than Sunday, and I slowly moved more to the east which allowed me to go a little faster.
All good on-board HUGO BOSS this morning, apart from my hydro again. I got the damaged one working in the end and now it is the port hydro that is giving me grief. I am getting pretty annoyed with it now.
The saving grace for me over the last few days has been the wind angle. If I don’t have any more slow patches tonight I may hold on to second place for much of today but at some point I will relinquish that position to Virbac and then another to Macif.
I’m in the South Atlantic with about 14 knots of wind.
It’s 30 degrees and the conditions are actually quite stable. I’m going to try and make the most of it and focus on fixing the hydrogenerator while I have the opportunity to do so. As you all saw, I’ve had a few problems with [...]
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