We’ve made 73 miles in the first 12 hours, under sail except for the first couple of miles getting out of the reefs. It’s been hard work though. We’ve been close hauled for most of the day in a pretty messy sea and with up to 1.5 knots of current against us. So we’ve regularly seen boat speeds of over 8 knots, yet averaged just over 6. At 8 knots into a lumpy sea we are launching off waves half the time, and half under them the other half. At least the dust has been washed off the decks!
Position 22° 37.429′ N 37° 08.984′ E