Captain’s Log 9 Feb 2016 – Finally, a Fish!

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Tuya handed over steering to Stewart as a new wind was arriving. At first it was just gentle puffs, arising from astern. To feel them on our face meant it was already faster than our ground speed which was 5 knots. That should be enough to fill the kite so we shut the engine down at 0815 and hoisted the …

Captain’s Log 8 Feb 2016 – A swim on the Equator

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1130 507.2 miles to Waypoint 2 115.8 mile 24 hour run Stew wins the ‘guess the daily run” game again! (Stew 115 miles, Zaya 112 miles, Tuya, more optimistic and accurate this time, 117 miles) Later, the wind veered further and we could only steer 330° while keeping 3 sails full. So, we dropped the staysail. The wind continued to …