A blog post by Amalia Infante
Boat speed 7.0 knots
True Wind Speed 4.6 knots
Motoring and melting…
Last night and this the morning, we’ve had to get through some squalls associated with the tropical storm called Raymond. The storm is heading away, but we will probably see some offshore thunderstorms.
During the morning, we did have some rain. We reefed, tacked, tacked, and tacked, un/reefed… then we had calm again, forcing us to motor for 2 nautical miles. A great chance for training with the team and to get the first-week shower!
Since 7pm, the wind decreased so now we are motoring again. It’s starting to look like we can put our winter clothing away now. The temperature has begun to rise as we get further south and we are melting… even our t-shirts get really sticky. The word ice-cream is becoming the wish for everyone once we hit land!
In 143 nautic miles, we will be halfway to Panama and in 722nm, we will be halfway to Antigua!