Sailors With DisABILITIES - Latest From the Boat
O3 Project - Round Australia Challenge
On the 27th May nature turned on one of those rare days when sailing is a complete joy and the on watch crew members watched a glorious sunrise as KAZ Group neared Cape Byron, the easternmost point of Australia.
At around 14:00 as we sailed past Surfers Paradise we had a pod of 10 dolphins skylarking around the front of our bow and in the wake from the stern as KAZ Group powered her way along the Australian Coast in breezes that have varied between 7-25 knots. Be sure to check the website gallery for the photos and video taken of these amazing marine animals.
The Bear (Phil Thompson) out did himself today, providing the crew with porridge and dried fruit for breakfast, bacon and egg rolls for lunch and ravioli with a tomato based sauce, which had a delicate hint of chili for dinner. This was supplemented by tea and coffee with biscuits and the odd apple and orange.
Unfortunately the same cannot be said of the sailing conditions overnight. With the team battling fickle winds from the South and Southeast. The wind ranged from 5-25 knots with the odd squall.
I guess the good thing is the boat is nice and clean this morning, however it as confined Trim below decks, as he does not like getting his feet wet.
On the other hand it gave us a good opportunity to practice sail changes etc. From now on a lot of effort will be focused on preparation for the Southern Ocean, trying out the autopilot with different sail configurations.
All in all a good 24hrs and Wednesday morning finds the crew in sunny weather barreling along in about 8.5knots enjoying the emails from family and friends.