Finally I pull the battery out of the Go, wait 10 seconds and reinsert it. It works again. Some people complain about cheap Chinese junk; my beef is with expensive first-world tech that doesn’t work! My biggest complaints in this regard are Bluetooth and the Iridium Go. Anyway, I now have a completely different forecast and it looks like hanging around Hottentot is a waste of time, so we pull up the anchor and follow Cerriane up the coast.
Once out at sea the swell is 3.5m, the wind is from behind, and so I try my new trick – sailing wing-on-wing with two headsails and no main. I know many boats do it but I’ve always used the main. The new setup works very nicely. The autohelm is almost having a holiday it’s so relaxed. I will do this more often.
Since I have no polars for this sail plan estimating an accurate arrival time is a bit challenging. If conditions stay the same we will arrive in Walvis about sunset tomorrow. If we lose the wind then it will be later.