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Thursday January 1 1970 Author: Location: none selected

Brian Thompson on Banque Pop: Upwind

Great sailing today at 57S in the Southern Ocean, clear skies all day.

Brian Thompson on Banque Populaire: Turbo booster switched off

2 mins under 18 days to Australia! Juan just came on deck to say that we had passed Cape Leeuwin..

Brian Thompson on Banque Populaire: Gentler day

Another gentler day for most of today, with lighter winds than expected. But tonight a new low approaching so winds on the way up. 32 knots now.

Brian Thompson on Banque Populaire: 'Terre en vue!'

'Terre en vue!' shouted Manu as the mist abruptly parted to reveal the jagged mountains of the Kerguelens, laced with veins of snow and ice..

Brian Thompson on Banque Populaire: the watch system

Making great miles today, all on port gybe running ahead of a low pressure behind us..wind is 30 to 38 knots so we are changing between the small gennaker and Solent jib, as the wind alters, and ke

Brian Thompson on Banque Populaire:Gybing south

Yesterday was a positioning day, to put ourselves in the right spot for the next low that is coming through. We needed to get further south not to miss out on the best conditions.

Brian Thompson on Banque Populaire: Repositioning

Hi everyone..

1800 day 12
Pos 45S 25W
Wind 27kn WNW
One reef, staysail and small gennaker

Brian Thompson on Banque Pop - hard to do less than 30 knots

We are really moving fast now, its actually hard to do less than 30 knots of speed.. Wind is 27 kn from 135 TWA.

Brian Thompson on Banque Populaire: Busy Atlantic

It must be because of leaving in November, but I have never seen this many sailing boats out in the atlantic ocean -- in the last 5 hours have seen 5 other boats, all going in the same direction..<

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