LAT 28 10.6N
LONG 075 15.1W
ETA 1300z 27 May 2012
WEATHER Wind 330@8kts, Sea Slt, Swell NE 0.5m, ESE 1m, Sky 5/8 Cl, Baro 1014
As Gold Coast Australia sailed through the Bermuda Triangle things started going haywire, and we seem to “disappear” from the Race Viewer in strange circumstances. Gold Coast Australia has entered stealth mode and dissapeared off the face of the earth in a bid to bemuse the other yachts in the fleet about our whereabouts and our tactics.
Thankfully Gold Coast Australia not only came out of stelth mode and the Bermuda Triangle safely, but we also mangaged to claw back some milage between us, Visit Finland and Edinburgh Inspring Capital and at the same time extended our distance on the rest of the fleet.
Gold Coast Australia had their best days run for what seems like a long time yesterday while in stelth mode with fair winds and sunny sky we sailed on a course and speed past the Bahama Islands and towards the American Basin. The crew are working hard to catch the boats ahead of us and with the fresher wind there are less sail changes.
Just when we thought the weather had settled, this morning suddenly it dropped off again, and we were back to the old routine of sail change after sail change trying to keep the boat moving in the right direction. With sunset the wind seems to have “settled” a little, but we still only have a painfull 8-10kts of wind to push us along, leaving the sails flogging in the occasional heavy Atlantic swell.