FROM 1-29. Running Along 45°S

Nov 15, 2005 – 0915hrs UTC

0915hrs 15 Nov 2005 UTC 44’52”S 063’33”E Ref 556

4452 6333 15/0915 dmg 100, gps 118, margin 496 – 20 = 476. day 88, 42 to start.

some stats – in the last 12 hours, we’ve done 6 sail changes, wind range from 15 – 55 knots, the baro has fallen 8mb in 24 hrs now at 1004 – the lowest i can remember. wind packing in from the north -35 and rising. waves building fast. apart from the baro drop, not unusual. now in the front of a low? looks like the fan is revolving anyway. and waiting – and waiting – nowt else to do – too tense to read, nothing on the sw radio during the day, cant connect to sailmail, will satcom this if it can reach the satellite. a week today, rorc awards – go caro. we listen for derek’s  long range sked but still don’t know whether we have the time right. we’re in desperation mode – drinking tonic with lemon in it and pretending it’s gin.

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