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Epiphany - Day 2

The calm winds continued all night so on and on we motored. We are all quickly back into the watch system. Getting as much sleep as possible off watch. Unfortunately we heard today that Smooth Operator have to head back to Bermuda with technical issues. We helped them notify Rally Control and Bermuda radio and said a quick goodbye. They were on the same plan as us and just behind us all night. Was nice to have company but now we are almost alone. Thankfully we have Ariel nearby, a HR 53, also Italian and skippered by the lovely Paolo.

After helping Smooth Operator we were rewarded with some wind and have been sailing for the last few hours. Heading a bit SE to keep powered but it’s ok as it looks like a little low pressure and the wind should veer to N and NW over the next 24 hours allow us to sail back up on course. At this point it’s just nice to rest the engine and save some diesel.

The weather forecasts are still very uncertain so it’s sail by the weather you see not what’s predicted. Hopefully this little bit stays with us a while and gives us a boost ahead.

Otherwise all is quiet on board. Made fresh bread this morning and having sandwiches for lunch. Still no fish on the rod but we keep trying and hoping.

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