“330Nm to go which means in the last 24 hours I have only gained 120Nm towards the mark. Very unhealthy compared to the 400+ miles in every single 24 hour period before then! Ironically the front that I stayed ahead of for the last week was going to cause very light winds in my path to the finish so I had to cross to the west s…ide of and tack upwind and get into a favourable position west of the finish.
I will suffer very light winds later tonight west of the Scilly Isles but hopefully it wont be too painful. The good news is that my estimated finish time according to the routing is 1830 GMT tomorrow, thats still 24.5 hours ahead of the routing and I am uber confident of breaking this record, its just by how much now.
Normally I would expect the routing to be optimistic so if I had to bet money I would be guessing between 0000 and 0300 GMT on Friday morning Very gusty conditions overnight with the boat requiring almost constant attention but winds seem more stable now. I could do with some good sleep today as approaching the coast always requires more vigilance with lots of shipping and fishing boats around.”
Wednesday 25th July
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