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Maalu IV - Day 4 Sailing at last

It has been a strange first few days in the Atlantic. Light or no wind and at times a glassy sea. We even had fog during our second night. The second night's entertainment included brilliant bioluminescence and four visits by dolphins at various times. The moon is waning but is still so bright that we don't need a torch at night and it illuminated the visiting dolphins beautifully.
Fishing has been unsuccessful thus far and we are already down one lure despite the lack of a bite.
Last night saw our first real sailing with 8-14 knot winds and a comfortable broad reach as we headed deeper south.
The question in all our minds is when do we jibe and head west. The old adage 'go south until the butter melts, then head west' has resulted in a lot of discussion.
Namely, how do we define when the butter has melted, is our butter of the same consistency as butter of old, how big should the block of butter be, does the container matter and where should it be stored in the boat?
Nicholas, skipper, suggests that when he can push his finger through the block in less than two seconds, Iona, sail tweaker, suggests when a 250g block of butter slides on a surface at an angle of 10 degrees below the horizontal, Michele, chief cook, suggests when 20% of a block of butter is runny in the bottom of the butter dish and Fisherman Jono, wants to throw butter at the wall and see if it splats!
We have left the butter at room temperature and jibed to the west before any of the above were put to the test, preferring to trust to grib files and predict wind for our routing.

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