Race before the Gale

Position N64,41.41 x W023,51.10 Wind NW F4

Thembi and Sumara left Olafsvik at midnight in order to use a short weather window to get us to Reykjavik. Sumara is currently of Malarrif with full main and a poled out genoa making 5kts on the log but punching at least one knot of tide. It has already taken 12 hours to get here beating our way out of the fjord and around the headland. There is a gale forecast for tomorrow afternoon but the wind is due to shift to a south east head wind in the morning. We really need to sail Sumara as efficiently as possible to get to shelter in time. We still have 59 miles to go and this good wind is forecast to die off before settling in the south east. It will be touch and go. We will investigate refuge ports just in case we get clobbered. Just had lovely pancakes for breakfast thanks to Sarah. Charlotte and Sarah had a great watch, changing sails, gybing, poling out, cleaning and then making breakfast for me! It’s tough out here.

Sent at 12.57GMT 25th July 2011

4 responses to “Race before the Gale”

  1. hei there – thinking of you and hoping this weather calms down!!! – before I get there! there was a reason why I left the place in the first place!!!!
    xx gudrun

    1. Men det finne ikke darlig vaere men bare darlig klaerer!

  2. Selma and John avatar
    Selma and John

    Excellent Sarah can write great Norweigan!

  3. Jeg prover a laerer hun norske men hun var veldig darlig student.

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