Captain's log, A. Thomson: " I can't complain "

Alex Thomson HUGO BOSS
© Christophe Launay

It has been another fast night for me with 24-29 knots of wind from the WNW with an awkward seaway.  I was slowed temporarily when I had to do a minor repair to one of the sails but overall it has been a good night. Conditions don’t allow for any work on the hydros but I haven’t had much time anyway. To be honest it does not look like there will be many lighter wind days all the way to Cape Horn but cant really complain!

Plan is to get up to this ice gate precisely when the wind shifts to the west and gybe over and make some ground to the southeast before gybing again and heading for the next gate, which is a little further south than this one. First gybe will probably be around 2200 tonight.

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