May 18th 2019
from BELLE ISA Hello everyone
Position 27 ° 26 N 52 ° 57 W at 21:00 UTC
Distance traveled from the starting line 888 NM Cap Direct on the WP weather this morning at 291 NM Wind SW at S (slightly SE) since this morning 07:30 UTC, quite variable in strength first 15-18 kts, then 5-8, then 15-18, then 13-15 to return to 10 at nightfall Still large cross swell to cradle pace now Largue to Gd Largue under GV and Genoa full (too much swell and wind too variable to maintain the big Code D)
Sky usually overcast, big rain without wind in the morning, a little sun piercing the rest of the day from time to time
Everything is fine on board,
the fishing attempts have all resulted in the recovery of tufts of Sargassum, with great difficulty these being less profiled than a fish.
the spicy cuisine is always on the rise and from time to time the crew out of quarter continues its detoxification treatment with ti-punch (with great moderation of course)
off sailing maneuvers, – yes! “Changing Wind Vane Changing” (new proverb Belleisian) – and out of the roaring epidodes, discussions are going well & pages scroll.
The sweetness of the square is now much appreciated after dark.
Hope all is well on the other edges.
See you soon in the Azores … or before, who knows?
Paul, François and Marc
on BELLE ISA