DAY 3 - July 12 2019
Here is a little update of the crew aboard :
"Hi all, Sorry for lack of communications: busy sailing and trying to get our stomachs to settle a bit. The start went well, but it’s not easy being the smallest boat of a fleet. We decided to go upwind to get around Catalina, and as soon as we passed the island we sent the Jib Top and put away the Genoa... probably until we reach Hawaii. Kept the Jib Top / small staysail until last night: magic combo for reaching. Also re-evaluated all our sails. Decided on the A0 “Maxime” for the night and passed 3 boats just like that! Nice winds this morning and we got up the A4 / large staysail: now we are talking real Girafon speeds...10 / 11 knots steady and leaving more boats behind.
Food of the day - Not much, except for “pate”, baguette and cheese the 1st evening.
Music - None until the sun shines... another few days
High of the day - Accelerations on reaching: our baby giraffe was thrilled to stretch her little legs.
Latest dream - Insane stuff as usual, impossible to understand for the under 50 crowd who never dreams at sea.
Top speed - So far 15.8 knots and hoping for more in the next few days.
Love to all, Girafon and Crew"
Special thanks to Lynwood Robinson for capturing the photos.
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