We've had a great sail today after the initial excitement described in the preceding blog. The wind settled in the SE at 20 knots. We're very comfortable with one reef in the main and about a metre of the No 1 genoa furled.
The winches and locking footblocks we installed over the wet season in Darwin were a good investment. The footblocks make it really easy to swap between normal and reaching sheets, and to adjust the boom brake.
We have about 65nm to run to Jako Island. Hopefully the wind will hold in at least until we get around the island.