We are currently in position 13 07N 060 24W, saillng at 5.5 knots on a course of 000M. Our ground speed is 6.5 knots. The wind is NE at 20-24 knots with a 1.5m sea and 1.5m swell. We are sailing under double-reefed main and triple-furled yankee. Scattered small cumulus. Our day's run was 139nm, our DMG was 152nm and we have 75nm to go - less than a Fremantle-Bunbury!!!
The NE trades have held in for the last 24 hours at 20-25 knots. Overnight we had several squalls come through which drove us down to the staysail (storm jib) for short periods. One large squall gave us 30 knots or so for 30 minutes and then left us with only 10 knots from the SE for a further 30 minutes. Eventually the NE wind returned.
We have continued our arc to the west of the rhumb line and now are close reaching north towards the Pointe Hardy, the NEmost point of St Lucia. We'll go "over the top" to stay in the wind. Rodney Bay is on the NW side of the island, just around the cape. We have a nice 1 knot of current with us and have shortened the range to the boat ahead to about 50nm.
At present it looks like we'll arrive in the small hours of tomorrow morning so this is probably our last at sea post for this passage. Time flies when having fun. A month at sea and over 4000nm logged. It has been a great experience, and a very enjoyable one too!