Race to St Helena.
Written by St Helena Podcast on December 29, 2018
Competitors on board the yachts racing towards St Helena in the Cape to St Helena 2018 race enjoyed mostly a clear night sky and with lots of stars above as they settled into the race.
Most of the yachts have covered more than 300 miles with Banjo, Rocket at Naledi pushing at the front with around 1000ish miles to go to reach St Helena.
Some of the crew onboard a few of the boats have boasted about enjoying a yellow tail feast as they race towards St Helena.
Banjo skippered by Kevin Webb who is at the front of the race, reports today that the sea state is a lot calmer and the wind is about 20knts but last night was hectic and the sea was very rough with a cross swell but the wind was 35knts and gusting Compromise was enjoying a bumpy ride over night with winds gusting to 31 knots and doing around 15kts down the waves as they sacrificed a pack of Karoo chops to Neptune but with that, they are fishing again in calmer conditions today. Caribbean Soul said we lost the lost the plot a bit but are now back on track we had a few issues with the mainsheet but all sorted now. Sea still lumpy but settling down. The great weather and wind make its nice for sailing so we are having fun, one crew member was down with the flu but is back on watch.
Naledi reported nice sailing under spinnaker though a bit lonely as we cannot see anyone else.
Asante said its going nicely but our water maker is not working we are going on rations but the crew is still in good spirits.
Hannah reported from Carpe Diem we are all well on board, the sun is shining here it’s a glorious day and the children are happy. Yolo skippered by Dale Kushner the solo sailor in the race also reports all is well onboard.
Meanwhile back on St Helena the St Helena yacht club said they are awaiting the arrival of the yachts and looking forward to welcoming the race competitors. The St Helena yacht club has also arrange and action pack itinerary for the visitors.
The daily race report can be downloaded here