LAT 34 40.0S
LONG 018 11.0W
GOLDCOAST AUSTRALIA WOULD LIKE TO ACTIVATE STELTH MODE. PLEASE INFORM US
WHAT TIME THIS WILL COMMENCE.
Its been a long, cold and windy 24 hours for Gold coast Australia as winds
rarely fall below 30kts and are regally in the high 30’s and early 40’s.
You know its windy when you think that you are sailing through a lull and
you look down and see that the wind strength is still 28kts. To the boats
credit however Gold coast Australia is handling the conditions extremely
well and I am very impressed with her seakeeping ability and speed in such
The constant high winds has had a disastrous effect on our wind
instruments as they are now either frozn in position or readings random
numbers. Come dawn I will need to investigate the condition of the windex
arm as I believe it may have been bent by a gust through the night or
nudged by Albatross passing too close.
Everybody onboard is finding the temperature quite tough and while we wear
basically every item of clothing we have onboard we are still cold.
Thankfully we know it wont be for too long as we know we will soon be
heading north again to the warmer latitudes and the wind will eventually
turn and be with us once again. BT