Aft Port watch and Mike reporting from the bridge. An eventful watch yesterday evening, braced both sets of yards, set two jibs, set the main course and both royals single handedly (excluding Mike). Harriet and Elaine went aloft to free up the forward buntlines as the sun was setting, shortly followed by Liz and Elaine on the main as darkness was looming. However all were fuelled by Stephen's grandchildren's liquorice allsorts!
A good night's sleep was had by all of AP. Today the morning spent by all in a happy hour & a half- now all ship shape. Our force 5 winds dropped down to a force 3, currently there is no wind and the jellyfish are passing us by! Weather much more pleasant for everyone except the deck officers who are anxiously looking for more wind! Still in 11th position in our class.
Thalassa is on our starboard quarter and she is suffering similar wind.
Forecast light winds for the rest of the day so we are expecting a quiet night and to cross the line soon. All sails possible are now set to try and cross the finishing line by dinner (We hope). Love from Aft Port- Stephen, Elaine, Neil, Tom, Liz and Tash (Mike has now escaped to sunbathe on the