Tips for Southern Ocean Sailing from Ross

Tips for Southern Ocean Sailing from Ross

Wednesday December 14 2011 Author: cmf Location: none selected
Hi all,   Not really much to report as we reach up to this mark at 45 south - apparently this mark is one imposed by the Aussie search and rescue and will have an inflatable kangaroo as a rounding mark. We’ll reach along for 800 miles and then dive south again - it seems from the weather we’ll go to about 50 south.   We are constantly loosing miles to Cessna at the moment - we know why this is happening and expect a few more lost miles in the next 24 hours (there isn't much we can do about it - sorry), but there still a lot sailing and passing lanes.   Very unusual comment by Halvard in relation to weather routing and it will be interesting to have the discussion with him over a few glasses of red wine. Maybe we should have a race around the world with not restrictions whatsoever other than you aren't allowed a GPS, or any computer aided weather - you can only use a sextant and a good old weather fax.   Looking forward to the next two weeks of reaching and running and hope that it’s no too cold.   The most useful tip of the day - use the transformer box from the hydro generator to dry your socks - its puts out some real heat when the unit is in the water singing and screaming behind the boat. This suggestion will cost everyone who uses it a beer in wellington!!   Cheers. Ross  

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