Yesterday was a good day. I'm happy to have completed two major repairs: the consolidation of the forestay on the bridge (damaged on January 7), and the release and replacement of the second halyard on the mast (blocked since December 22). Virbac-Paprec 3 is now operational. So now I can use the solent takes to the repair of the forestay and send all my front sails takes to the replacement of the halyard. These are good news for the rest of the race. There are opportunities. I am now closer from Les Sables d'Olonne than the Cape Horn. It's nice being in the top three as the arrival approaches. I think this is the last time I will pass the equator single-handed. What a moment!
Captain's Log - Jean-Pierre Dick: "Last equator single-handed"