LAT 44 51.5S
LONG 058 57.3E
ETA 1200 28 OCT 11
WIND 314 314@18 SEA 4 SWELL 3M@270 5sec period Cloud 7/8 Cumulus baro 1032
Winds have continue to moderate as Gold Coast Australia sails East towards
Geraldton. The winds at the moment are quite shifty, with 30 degree wind
shifts and a wind range from 14 to 20kts hinting of an approaching low
pressure system. A close eye is being kept on the barometer and clouds as
we expect the first front later today.
While it was calm, Halloween was celebrated by the Gold Coast team last
night over dinner. With balloons, streamers and lollies courtesy of Derry
London Derry, our Halloween story composed by Tim Burgess was read out over
the radio by Tim burgess, Annalise Nelson and Richard Hewson playing
various roles of characters in the gripping story.
Today is Sunday and I have handed the boat over to the crew. Given the
approaching weather it will be a good test to see how much they have
learnt and what to look out for. Whilst I have declared that I am going
to keep quiet today unless absolutely necessary I will be keeping a close
eye on the weather and ensure timely decisions are made.