16º 14,1′ North
28º 18,9 ‘ West
TWS – True wind speed – 25 knots
TWD – True wind direction – 60º
Average speed of the boat – 16,6 knots
Maximum speed – 26,4 knots
Sea state – 4~5 meters swell
Sails – Main + A9
The first night of the route from Cape Verde to Barbados begin with good winds from east-northeast, up to 30 nós, big seas (4 to 5 meters high swell) and incredible speeds of the boat VOR Mirpuri Foundation, sailing downwind at 22 to 26 knots, and covering 300 miles.
The only downside was the ripping of the gennaker (A9) in the wee hours when the boat struck a wave, but the crew managed to picked it up and is already doing the repair.
In a communication to land via satellite phone, Mr. Paulo Mirpuri, told that the crew is already working on a watch system of four hours on deck, four hours off and four hours on stand by. “I’m at the noon watch and today at 18:00 h. we are going to have our first hot meal since we left Mindelo, in Cape Verde, prepared by our crew member and cook Giani Iura. Since we left port we were having only snacks and sandwiches in these first 24 hours of route.”
Official sponsors of the transatlantic crossing:
Mirpuri Foundation – main sponsor
Photos by Jorge Leal
Communication Officer – Nysse Arruda (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Expeditions — 17 April 2020
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