Day 3 – La Gomera to The Gambia

Our speeds are staying up and the mood on board is good. However, just as we were about to settle into our watch yesterday evening Seb heard a hissing sound at the back of the cockpit. The deck shower was on and leaking our fresh water supply into the aft locker. A strange and unexpected combination of small mistakes had led to a rather impactful result. We were able to pump out the locker and dry our the gear stored there but half of our fresh water supply is gone. Not a disaster as we still have enough to cover the coming few weeks but certainly a wake-up call to be even more careful.

Date: November 14, 2017
Time 13:00 UTC
Position: 21’19.580N / 18’31.879W
24h distance: 149nm
COG/SOG: 196 degrees / 7.3kn
Trip distance: 433nm
Distance to go: 531nm
Conditions: sunny, wind NE 18-21kn, sea moderate/rough
Sails: double reefed main and genoa

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