We are now on our way to Dili. The fleet of 17 yachts started at 1100 yesterday in quite a festive atmosphere. The start boat Spririt of Darwin was crowded with spectators and several boats saw us out of the harbour. Winds were light at the start and most of the cruising division motored-sailed over the line. After about an hour a light sea breeze settled in and we had a good sail for a few hours. We stayed in touch with most of the cruising fleet during the day.
|Zen Again approaching the start|
|Nice sail across Beagle Gulf|
The sun is now up and we can identify some of the boats still in sight. Kokomo V is about 3 miles ahead. Cutting Edge (we think) is about a mile off our starboard bow. Raucous and another racing yacht (Scott Free 2?) are falling behind on our starboard quarter.
We've covered just under 100nm since 1100 yesterday. We hope more of the miles we cover today will be under sail!
Hope all's well where you are.