01 January 2009

01-Jan-2009 Noon Update

Atlantic Crossing Day #8
North Atlantic Ocean

  • 122 nm last 24 hours
  • 864 nm from Cape Verde
  • 1158 nm to Barbados
  • Winds NE 15-20 Knots
  • Seas NE 3-4 feet, 8 foot N Swell
Happy New Year Everyone Around The World!!

The Trade Winds are honking and Sandpiper is starting off 2009 with a respectful 122 nautical mile run this last 24 hours. The winds picked up to 20 knots overnight off the stern, causing Sandpiper to get a little frisky. So we just kept out the main sail and rolled in the poled out jib till there was just a small bit of if catching some wind.

Our New Years Eve party consisted of pop-corn and cookies for dinner with some sangria on ice while watching the last episodes of the "Office - Season 2" that we got for Christmas. We hope that we did not miss to many parties last night and next year will be on terra firma.

No traffic last 24 hours. We think we might be the only people for hundreds of miles around out here.

Sailmail is giving us some issues that last couple of days being so far from their stations. If we drop off line for a few days, then no worries. We just couldn't connect.

More in 24,
Tom and Amy

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