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Day 76 - An unsettling gybe

  • Jan
    24

    2120utc   55/04S 79/16W   9.3 knots @ 151T, solent and 2 reefs, gray gray gray, albatross flying around, barograph steady at 993mb, heading south as a bit more favorable within the parameters of wind shifts in the next few days, bit awkward wind shifts that will make it longer to get to Cape Horn.

    Not planned, tried to stay away in fact, but had to gybe this morning because of the wind direction and our desire to get to the Horn, and now we find ourselves eerily in the lat/long of our capsize in 1990, 55s/79w. Did not want this reminder, did not want to think about it if not necessary. A bit unsettling.

    The story of that episode that I wrote for SAIL Magazine in 1991 is up on our website.