Ryan Breymaier Maserati: Third day of the low

Ryan Breymaier Maserati: Third day of the low

Wednesday January 2 2013 Author: Ryan Breymaier Maserati Location: none selected

We have our third day of the low pressure today. In the night we had a cold front passage, so the wind went to the north from the west, it rained a lot, and we slammed on what seemed like every wave in the ocean.

We have so much water on deck, at times it is up to the waist for a moment. Thank god for Chameaus and new Guy Cotten foulies. The force of water has bent all the stanchions next to the sail stack, and as well, broke the ratchet strap holding the code 0, which then washed into the wheel guard, bending it against the wheel and making driving very difficult. While Seb, Boris and Corrado pushed the sail back up onto the rail, I kicked the guard back into shape so I could keep driving normally… What fun.

We also take water in through the main hatch even with it closed. What a big difference from the IMOCA 60s which are completely dry inside in the worst conditions - welcome to VOR70 world!

In any case, we are going very quickly, we are already 255 miles east of Bermuda, 820 miles from NYC. Our position is 32.38degN 59.57degW.

We are forecast to continue with this pressure for at least another day. It puts us well on our way to the tradewinds. Still sailing with FRO and 2 reefs, 30 knots of breeze vmg downwind.

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