News from the fleet and leaderboard 31/12/2018

Good morning.

Sailing in very favourable weather conditions. Relaxing on the last day of 2018. No fish yet, we have passed over Valdivia Bank.

We look like a Chinese junk boat with all the laundry hanging.

Wishing you an early happy new year form the COMPROMISE CREW

Party tonight, all welcome

Spinnaker and autopilot working beautifully together.

Caribbean Soul:
Just crossed paths with Felix! About 300m was nice to chat with them. Weather great everything slowed down so better on the board. Baked bread and made pizza. No fish yet but some flying around. Hope you have a great last day of 2018. Boet and Team.

We had a good run last night – first time we flew our big spinnaker right through the night (compared to our second night sailing on jib only). Nights are very dark so very scary when a squall hits – but we survived and are now cracking along at a nice pace.

Brad has made us some awesome meals – breakfast lunch and supper. fried eggs on toast with onions and baked beans for breakfast, chicken wraps for lunch and spaghetti bolonaise for supper, followed by xmas pudding and custard. He is planning a 3 course meal tonight, including steak egg and chips, gem squash and salad.

We have certainly had some challenging conditions this race, but the grib files forecast fair conditions for the remainder. Rocket are giving us a hard time so we cant relax at any time.

Everyone is good and healthy (except Sarel has a sore toe) and are enjoying the race.

Cheers for now, The Banjo Boys.

Carpe Diem:
Flying asymmetric. Happy New Year. Bottle of bubbly on ice.

All great here. Trying to hand stitch spinnaker.

Yesterday was one of those perfect days in the south Atlantic. Clear water and sky. Enough breeze with it doing the normal thing of increasing during the day as the temp cools slightly in the afternoon. The flying fish i saw were the biggest i have seen yet in the south Atlantic similar size to what i have seen in the Indian ocean. Last night cloud cover but fair sailing. This morning nice conditions with light breeze which should increase a bit during the day. Will do a small sail repair on the jib today. Sailing along under spinnaker in the south Atlantic aah. Last night clicked over to less then a 1000nm to go and later today hopefully over the halfway mark. Best to all. Dale

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