i should arrive on july 1 or 2. but the northatlantic has one more challenge for me until then.
no wind the whole day. inaccountably i am still making 2kn.
a month ago we started in plymouth. i wouldn't have thought to be still sailing now. but sailing back to brest, organising repairs, the week-end inbetween, and the actual repairs took more than a week. now less than 500nm to go.
i have hired 3 sports reporters and they are doing a miserable job.
in 1h the wind veered by 270* from S to E. Currently a little weak, but this allows me preparing dinner. be my guest.
the wind has just taken a time out and ntombifuti made a pirouette looking for it. wind is very weak and this won't improve.
ntombifuti's record is 22d 16h. that would be more or less tonight at 0UTC. i guess i won't make it. the slowest time was 29d 5h, that's july 3. always from brest, of course.
wind of lorne's course is strange. i hope he is safe. actually i am worried about him already for a while. i have tacked back.
crossing laurentian channel in little wind but right direction. recovering from chucklet intox.
brest+22: finally approaching nova scotia and therefore continental america. i will be the only one having linked continental europe and america in the ostar2013. although others joined from the continent before the start.
3 weeks since i left brest. even though officially it's 29 days.
i am in french waters again. st pierre and st miquelon still belong to france.
on the radio they announced 25kn of wind. i have gusts of 47kn. 3 reefs. as if i weren't depressed enough.
400g of toblerone corresponds to the guideline daily amount of an adult person. the scientific mind puts this up to experiment.
i now have the confidence that i can cross an ocean singlehandedly. but the final bit will be a lot of tacking, again.
3 nm off newfoundland. i can see land after 20 days.
receiving canadian weatherforecast over VHF. on the nose with showers for the next 24h.
Brest+20: Maybe I can see Newfoundland in a few hours. I have passed its eastern most longitude and will open the Toblerone tonight.