Our Mission: To boldly go until we are no more!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Underway Day 8

We have been motoring for nearly 24 hours in light headwinds. Looks like we may not be able to lay our course sailing for the rest of the passage. In an optimistic moment we rigged the Code Zero (our biggest headsail) yesterday just to have it ready in case sailing conditions improve (and to make sure all the rigging still works).
Two more wayward canaries landed aboard yesterday afternoon but are now gone.

With constant power available from the main engine, we have done three loads of laundry and the new ice maker is working well (it likes to run longer periods of time, getting colder and making bigger ice cubes).

The captain got a haircut today, shaved and is ready for officialdom in BVI.

1200 UTC Position: 20d37'N, 64d30'W, course 199M, speed 9.0 kn, 130 MTG

We hope to make landfall at Great Harbor, Jost Van Dyke, BVI tonight and clear customs Monday morning (10-8-12). Then we plan to track down Kurt's brother's charter boat for a rendezvous.

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