Québec to St-Malo – BD Update – Day 3

Hello all,

The sun is shinning for the first time today, but the wind is also dropping; wind=wet and cold, sun=warm and light wind.

Living conditions below are damp, think about what it feels like after an entire family has taken a shower, everything has a light coating of dew on it.

None of us have gotten much sleep in the last 24 hours, we have been going upwind into some pretty choppy waves along the south shore and having to go close to land in order to round the 6 marks they have set up for us.  You are probably wondering why we missed one of the marks and had to go back, chalk it up to finally going fast and concentrating on that and losing track of the how fast we were coving ground, you can eat up a lot of miles hitting speeds of 20 knots

Tonight looks to be a pretty cold night to come, with the cloud cover clearing and and water temps in the low 50′s.

Unfortunately, we’ve been playing Murphy’s Law decision-making for a while, and losing ground quickly, but we’ve managed to make up a lot of it over the last 24 hours, at the expense of sleep so I’m going to try to get a little while I can.

- Matt

 

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