FROM 1-20. Belmore and Pete swims

Sep 17, 2005 – 0900hrs UTC

0900hrs 17 Sep 2005 UTC 04’40”N 023’59”W Ref 369

DB 91, 10452 (GPS 95) Not bad considering. We are now 2825 miles from Falmouth and at best we have about 9760 miles to sail – not quite a quarter of the way and this is day 27. Dec 11th is still on the cards and we should go a bit faster from here. Mostly on the wind down to Trinidade so will depend on the sea state. Actually very difficult sailing – a boat this size just stops in this sort of sea unless there is enough wind to drive it through – at the moment there isn’t and the best we can do is about 245M @ 3.5 kt. Could be a long ride south.

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