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Incisor - Incisor blog saturday 09.12.2018

Last daily blog at sea !?
Hi everyone,
Incisor is on the finishing line! Last night we celebrated the 200nm way-to-go milestones with yummy canapes and a sundowner. Kit added fabulous popcorn and we enjoyed pulled pork for dinner. What a treat!
As predicted by Jonas in his yesterday's blog, the night was exciting - again. At 4am Chris, helming, turned to Derek "this is getting a little bit uncomfortable...would you mind taking over?": While goose winging through the night we were encountering yet another score. Wind speeds peaked at 27+ knots and ultimately we lost our secret weapon, when the spinnaker pole broke off the mast. Kit and Gaby, mightily sleeping in their berths could care less, if Kit had not been through out of her berth. In any case, its great to have a crew as experienced as Derek, Saundra and Ashley.
With the spinnaker pole gone we are no longer able to go dead downwind. Instead we are now flying the 'little red one' (a-symmetric spinnaker) and need to gybe downwind.
So far its been another great sailing day with currently 13kn of wind from ENE running with 9-10knots SOG.
Right now (6pm GMT) we have 156nm to go and are expecting to arrive in St Lucia between 12noon and 3pm GMT.
After 15 days at sea are looking forward to a cold beer and a cold shower and can't wait to arrive in the Carribean!
Talk to you soon,
Daniel for Team Incisor

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