Ryan Breymaier on Maserati: Crossing the equator northbound

Ryan Breymaier on Maserati: Crossing the equator northbound

Wednesday February 6 2013 Author: Ryan Breymaier Maserati Location: none selected

This afternoon we crossed the Equator with very little fanfare, now that everyone on board is on at least their second Equator crossing, there are no ceremonies to be created…..

We all had a little nip of whiskey, and brought out the last of our salami, which we ate with crackers as we sat in the afternoon sun, gliding downwind on a flat sea with 8 knots of breeze, trusty A3 and Mainsail set…

We are in a mild Doldrums, but quite a large one. We will carry this light wind for another 3 days, but will not have any major stoppage.

The boat is stacked with the maximum weight forward, and we concentrate hard at the helm, usually about 2 knots faster than the wind at about 130 TWA…

After, we will have some close reaching in the traders, where we will eat the miles quickly, and the great unknown after, do we tack upwind in the high (most likely) or will we be able to ride the leading edge of a stalled low into the finish? Still 6 or 7 days till we know for sure.

2500 miles to go, ETA still around the 15th. “

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