This morning, we have awoken well rested and with a spiralling sense of excitement as today marks the final 500nm to go. We kick the day off with some bread making and pancake flipping.
As most of the fleet are recovering from the mid Atlantic becalming and head in a straight line for St. Lucia, we decide to go off the beaten path, heading south-west at the expense of extra miles to seek the certainty of more stable and consistent wind. On the horizon, we can already see the typical trade wind cumulus clouds that mark the presence of stable airflow which will hopefully carry us all the way to St. Lucia. As we approach the bunched up clouds, surely and steadily, the wind speed elevates. Captain patiently monitors the historic one hour wind speed chart as he ponders over when to deploy our twin headsails.
Our goal has always been overly optimistic but now appears to be actually achievable. We want to be in St Lucia on Wednesday 9th December to celebrate Captain’s birthday. I really hope we haven’t jinxed it but the champagne is in the fridge, chilling. Keep watching the fleet tracker map over the next few days and have your own drink ready if you want to help us toast victory!!!image2