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Timshel - Cocos to Mauritius Day 11

Be careful what you wish for! Certainly plenty of wind today and a big rather confused sea. We have gradually reefed right down, now have at least 2 reefs worth of main rolled in and just the staysail. Timshel was handling the conditions Ok but every so often a big sea would hit us broadside with a huge crash and it was getting very wet, so we have slowed down and are sailing more downwind. We are probably missing an opportunity for great speeds and progress (I am sure the bigger boats are enjoying it more) but better not to break things.  

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