Easter ashore for the tired sailor

Yacht Saga Insurance
Tuesday 27th March 2007
Lat 29 53N Long 067 31W
Miles To Norfolk, USA: 627 nm
Distance In 24 Hours: 255.5 nm
Average Speed In 24 Hours: 10.65 knots

Sir Robin’s shore team is in place awaiting him in Norfolk and expecting him in on Friday 30th or Saturday 31st.

“We started the past 24 hours with winds of Force 5 from just east of north with a northerly swell. It was lumpy and uncomfortable, but SAGA made some progress. The wind began to veer during the afternoon and ease towards dusk. There was not much to do in those circumstances. Writing on a laptop is frustrating as you keep hitting the wrong key as the boat lurches and spend more time correcting errors than writing so get fed up. I spent much of the day in catnaps of a couple of hours a time making up for the previous nights deprivation, which did not harm. With stronger winds there were not so many wind shifts so fewer alarms going off, but as the wind eased during the night we were back with it going off frequently again. This constant interruption to sleep is far more tiring than sailing. RKJ”