17º 34,1 ‘ North
36º 44,4 ‘ West
TWS – True wind speed – 22-30 knots
TWD – True wind direction – 75º
Average speed of the boat – 18 knots
Maximum speed – 30 knots
Sea state – 5~7 meters swell
Sails – Main + A9
On the second day of the Atlantic crossing, the crew of the sailboat Mirpuri Foundation is sailing at an average speed of 18 knots, with maximum speed of up to 30 knots, under northeasterly winds of 22 knots and rough seas with 5 and 7 meters high waves.
Skipper Paulo Mirpuri and project manager Johannes Schwarz told on a satellite communication today that the sailing has been quite wet because the waves are large and sweep the entire deck of the boat, making the work of the crew even more difficult and exhausting.
“We have already covered 700 miles since leaving Cape Verde last Sunday afternoon and now there are still 1.330 miles to Barbados. We still do not know for sure if we’re going to have to maneuver in order to not get too far south on the route, but we’ll only know better about this tactical move tomorrow or later”, added Johannes Schwarz, who also is the navigator and co-skipper.
Mirpuri Foundation – main sponsor
Photos by Jorge Leal
Communications Officer – Nysse Arruda (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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