48 hours after the start
Radio session with Fedor Konyukhov:
“All is well on board the good ship “Trading Network Alye Parusa”. My yacht and I are getting into the sailing routine that we will follow for several months. In fact I feel great relief having left
As Lee forecasted we run out of sea breeze 3 hours after the start and for the next 24 hours the wind was unstable with a large swell from the Southern Ocean and little boat speed – this is not a very good combinations for sailing. It was potentially quite damaging for the sails and rig. On 28th morning the wind picked up from S-S-E and we begin to drive South and even South – West. The forecast for next 48 hours looks OK, so I hope to gain some mileage.
Yes, it is slow progress towards the Race Track and the wind was far from favorable, but as long as 26th of January (Australia Day) will be the official starting date for all future sailors in category “Solo, monohull” – we are in the equal conditions. Who knows what the wind will be like on
Still warm with period of sunshine. Looks like the Southern Ocean gives me a chance to enjoy the weather before we get to Race Track (45 S) where the dominate color is Grey. Grey skies, grey ocean, rain, drizzle and sometime even snow.