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Oyster Belle - Log Day 9

With less than 2,000 nm to go, we continue to head South West in search for the trade winds which should carry us across to St Lucia. The wind is still light and changing direction. We initially started the day on the asymmetric and then changed to goose winged white sails before we furled them in and are now on the spinnaker, trying to maintain speed and direction under sail keeping motoring to the minimum.
We deliberately headed south to find the prevailing winds which entails a further distance travelled but ensures safer and probably quicker passage in the longer run for our type of vessel than further north. We now anticipate having the wind behind us for the rest of the passage. An alternative Route could have been further North to us along the rhumb line but with the weather forecasts at hand we considered this less favorable for us.


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