Position: 15º 52.002′ S 45º 20.598′ E
What a fantastic way to start a passage. We have been steadily increasing speed all day. At the moment we are beam reaching at 7 knots in nearly flat seas. About an hour ago we overtook a big local schooner that had smoked us earlier in the day when we were both down wind. There was some light hearted teasing and lots of laughs when Miles brought out his homemade bow. Then we ducked them and took off. Let’s hope these conditions continue throughout our passage.
All is well.