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Thursday January 1 1970 Author: Location: none selected

Brian Thompson on Banque Pop: 43.6 knots

Jean Baptiste came on deck this morning and said to us "fast, but not furious", and that's been our mantra.

Brian Thompson on Banque Pop: 1000 miles left

Guess how far we have to go.. 1000 MILES !

We have just turned over our countdown odometer from 1001 to 999!

Brian Thompson on Banque Pop: 30 miles an hour

After 2 days of making almost zero progress to the finish, delightful sailing though it was, we are now making serious inroads into the remaining miles, clocking off over 30 miles every hour..equiv

Brian Thompson on Banque Pop: Weed

Going through the Sargasso Sea today - there is the weed everywhere..

Brian Thompson on Banque Pop: Waiting to turn right

Just come off watch, and we are gliding along 'gently' at 23 knots in 14 knots of wind. We have full main and medium gennaker up.

Brian Thompson on Banque Pop: Happy New Year

Another year draws to a close and on board Banque Populaire we are hoping the beginning of 2012 is better than the end of 2011!

Brian Thompson on Banque Pop: 3...2...1

"Hey, great watch" exclaims the always ebullient Yvon as we go below after our 4 hours on deck. "Really great watch" adds Thierry Chab and Pym, my other two watch mates.

Brian Thompson on Banque Pop: 580 to the Equator

One more day to the equator..

It is absolutely fantastic sailing here in the Tradewinds...

Brian Thompson on Banque Pop: Into the tropics

Sailing upwind on starboard tack in 18 knots of wind, full main and staysail up, it's bright sunshine, and that sun is pretty much directly overhead now.

Brian Thompson on Banque Pop: Aliens and whales

We are getting up the South Atlantic even faster than we hoped.

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