The wind continues 15 knots from behind, we still have the two headsails dragging us to de Noronha and we are still sailing at close to hull speed. I made a small adjustment to the staysail and ran the sheet outside the rail to prop the sail open. It works nicely to open the sail but doesn’t made a great difference to our speed.
The sea has moderated. Swell is now mostly under 2m from behind. Occasionally, Trident gets bored and throws a few wobbly waves at us, just to spill the coffee, but otherwise it’s pretty good.
We spend the day reading, watching a movie, or tracking down strange noises that keep us awake at night.
Yesterday was cloudy and solar wasn’t enough but today is bright and clear so far, so maybe we can sail a whole day without starting the engine. That would be nice.
Hope your day is as good as ours,
Merel and Dave.